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Whitstable Castle & Gardens is a refined wedding venue located in Whitstable, Kent. Nestled amid three acres of delightfully landscaped gardens, this historic gem is home to beautiful lawns, a fabulous fountain, reception rooms, sea views, and a roof terrace. Dating back to the 1790s, the property served as a family estate before being transformed into the charming event venue that couples adore today. You and your partner are invited to experience your fairytale nuptials at this truly enchanting getaway.

Facilities and Capacity

Whitstable Castle & Gardens features four delightful and distinctive ceremony rooms within the castle to choose from. Alternatively, you can exchange your vows outside in the idyllic gardens. Their stunning lawns and glorious Rose Gardens are perfect for your relaxed drinks and canapes reception and endless photo opportunities. Marquees in the Rose Gardens or sun terrace accommodate up to 120 guests, with magnificent views of the gardens. The grand, luxurious Mallandain Room has chandeliers and an impressive open fireplace, with the capacity to seat up to 70 people at a ceremony and 50 people for a traditional sit-down meal.

Services Offered

The welcoming, professional staff at Whitstable Castle & Gardens possesses many years of experience in wedding management. With your satisfaction as their top priority, they will work diligently to ensure that you have a wonderful, memorable day at the castle. When it comes to your catering, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Whether you would like a three-course meal, afternoon tea, finger buffet, hog roast, BBQ, canapes, or a champagne reception, the in-house catering team has you covered.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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Emma P. Sent on 06/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding

We had a fabulous wedding day at Whitstable Castle. Everything went very smoothly and our wedding coordinator Tiffany was brilliant. The food was also lovely.
Claire J. Sent on 24/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

February Wedding

A great venue with such a wonderful team who made the wedding a success! Gardens were stunning for photos and it was great because the castle and gardens were quiet!
Would definitely recommend getting married at the castle!
Suzanne L. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service

Sensational service from start to finish! I could not have found better! The staff on the day could not do enough for us and they did everything to make the day special. I cannot thank them enough for making our long awaited day super special.
Sarah M. Sent on 22/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Venue

Tiffany made the day relaxing and stress free. Guests loved the location & beautiful surroundings.
Nina T. Sent on 30/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

We would just like to say a massive thank you to the Whitstable Castle team for all yourbhelp on our wedding day. It's the most beautiful location, stunning gardens and so close to the beach. The team and Tiffany were brilliant, helpful and made sure the day ran perfectly.
Sarah S. Sent on 27/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & mrs sparkes

Amazing place lovely staff and good value for money everyone had a beautiful day
R Gilham Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding location, service and overall experience

If you are planning to get married in the area, I strongly recommend Whitstable Castle. Not only is the setting beautiful, but the whole experience of planning and the day itself was just so effortless and stress-free. Every step of the wedding was supported so well. We had really helpful guidance and support throughout the planning process. It literally felt like everything was just being organised for us and all we had to do was turn up. Prior to the wedding itself, the castle hosted several wedding fayre type days, where we could select our florist (I recommend Wild Daisy) and talk to various vendors. It made the whole process very easy. The wedding day itself was a dream. The staff are so helpful and always on hand. The food was also excellent. All in all, a fantastic experience and excellent value. This has proven that getting married in a castle is very achievable and well worth doing. You will not regret it.
Cleo W. Sent on 30/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding experience at a lovely venue .

We chose Whitstable Castle for our wedding venue as the town and venue are places with special memories for us. The process of booking the day was very straightforward and stress-free and our wedding planner Tiffany was friendly and accomodating to our needs.

The venue itself is picturesque and really lends itself to wedding photos as it has a water fountain, flower gardens, gazebo, etc. as well as the actual castle (which is small in terms of Castle size but very beautiful).

On the day, the staff were attentive and ensured everything went smoothly. Pricing for what we had was very competitive.

Highly recommended.
Steve W. Sent on 15/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Our Twilight package wedding was simply beautiful. So relaxed. Food, wine and music just perfect. Tiffany, our wedding planner, was an absolute star. And such good value. We would absolutely recommend this beautiful venue and wonderful team.
Maria W. Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day

We cannot be grateful enough to Tiffany and all of the staff at Whitstable Castle. Nothing was too much trouble, and they were all so friendly. The day was perfect, the food was AMAZING and got lots of compliments and the venue is just beautiful. Thank you all so much!
Donna H. Sent on 27/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely everything was so wonderful for our wedding held at Whitstable Castle. From the food to the waiting staff were so fantastic

We could not have chosen a better venue to hold out Wedding at. It was so perfect and such a beautiful setting. The food was amazing and all the staff who were there on our wedding day were wonderful.
Nothing was too much trouble and all my arrangements were met .
Tiffany is the best ! She was so supportive helpful and accommodating to any requests I made.
I would throughly recommend the castle as a wedding venue to anyone.
Gemma Sent on 04/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful!

Tiffany and the team made our day the most beautiful ever! With diffulties of planning a wedding during lockdowns and furloughed staff, Tiffany kept us informed every step of the way. Along with advise and planning. We wanted a small intimate and relaxed wedding. Tiffany was a fountain of knowledge and we had every faith in her. It was an amazing and beautiful day! I want to do it again. Wonderful staff and guests were very happy with the food and drinks and overall atmosphere. Keeping the integrity of this beautiful venue.
Ailsa Sent on 31/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A huge thank you

A huge thank you, nothing was too much trouble for you. Although not the best of weather we had a great wedding in and out for photos as rain stopped with free access to the castle. Your ideas and support helped make the day and I appreciated it very much.
Cher Sent on 31/01/2020
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Sausage Rolls

Just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. Everyone loved it at the castle especially the sausage rolls!
Rachael Sent on 31/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Special wedding day

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone commented on the venue and Eton mess - thank you
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