Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We have hosted numerous weddings and all have been so unique and special to every couple that it would be difficult to say which one was the best. Westenhanger has hosted all kinds of weddings, from having a Radio 1 DJ hosting a mini festival, to a pony as the best man, to a pop-up tattoo parlour!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Follow your heart & do what makes you both happy - its your day!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We love it when the wedding has a personal theme which means something to the couple. We had a couple where the groom was a retired formula one driver so everything was themed as racing. Black and white chequered tables and a car cake. It was lovely to see as you could tell it meant a lot to the couple and it made it extra special for them.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Luxurious, Elegant, Unique, Special, Historic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
With the most beautiful grounds and scenery, we are lucky enough to have numerous areas fantastic for photos! Our personal favourite is within the castle walls, it gives that fairytale look to your photos.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes we have! However we respect their privacy to not reveal any names.
What’s your favourite canapé?
We enjoy our mini steak fillets, they go down a treat with our guests!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Popular midnight treat is our Fish & Chips cones or a classic Bacon sandwich.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The castle is a listed Grade I building with the most fantastic scenery, the castle was lived in by Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth I. There are still remains of the moat from around the castle and a replica ship built in which Pocahontas travelled on. It has so much character.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
I have worked hard to understand the business and individual needs, with over 15 years experience I have to say, I am proud of how I am able to create the vision in which the Bride and Groom see in their mind - that truly makes me proud when I see the final product and those who are happy.