Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

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£1750 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
81 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The beautiful setting of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve which is home to many rare and endangered species, is dedicated to delivering the most romantic and unique weddings in Kent set across 600 acres.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,750

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£14
Maximum Price
£45
5 piece Canapés from £14.00pp, 3 Course Menu with tea & coffee from £45.00pp

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,350
Maximum Price
£24,500
Bespoke packages range from 2-200 guests, each varying in price depending on the day and season.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
81
Sleeps No. of People
305
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife park. Home to amazing animals and the county’s only safari experiences, the 600 acre country estate is also an award winning wedding venue, offering couples an incredible location filled with romance, adventure, luxury and glamour. Situated within one of the most picturesque and unique areas of the County, couples can choose to say their vows and celebrate their special day at a variety of locations around the reserve, ranging from four star luxury at Port Lympne Hotel, to more intimate ceremonies at Giraffe Cottage or the Treehouse Hotel and nature inspired, country style weddings at Bear Lodge. Surrounded by some of the world’s most endangered animals, couples and their guests can enjoy a private safari after their ceremony to see free roaming wild animals or get up close and personal with their favourite animal with an exclusive animal encounter! With a range of completely unique and effortlessly chic overnight accommodation available, couples can opt to spend their first night together, either star gazing at The Bubble, or curling up together in a shepherd’s hut, or even sleeping within a whisker of tigers or lions in a luxury lodge. Our team will be on hand to help from the very beginning of a couple’s wedding journey and our variety of wedding packages available, including last minute and bespoke options, are designed to make the day run smoothly and suit a variety of budgets. There’s also a wide variety of special touches available and with menu tastings included in some packages, or dry hire for those who want to bring in their own caterers, it’s easy to see why Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a destination of choice for couples looking for a unique venue. For more information, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/weddings or call the team on 01303 234111

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(21)
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Steve and Jenny
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Thank you
24.10.19 Just a quick note to say thank you for everything you did for our wedding, you really helped make our day special. Thanks  Steve & Jenny  
Sarah and Dan
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Thank you
26.09.19 We would just like to say thank you so much for making our wedding day run as smoothly as it did. You promised us that it would all be fine on the day and it was. Our guests have all commented 'it's the best wedding they've ever been to' obviously I knew it was going to be haha. Thanks again for a wonderful day. It would be really great if we could find the missing items. Kind Regards Sarah and Dan x
Vivienne and David
Married in September 2019
October 2019
Thank you
22.09.19 I just wanted to thank all the staff who helped organise and run our wedding day for us yesterday.  It was truly a wonderful day that we will never forget.  You and your staff were so professional, working hard in the background to make the event go smoothly. Please pass on a special thanks to the girl in charge in the evening, (sorry I can’t remember her name),  but she was so good, very calm and extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend your venue to anyone and we will be coming back next year to stay for our anniversary. Kind regards Vivienne and David
Dawn and Richard
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Thank you
28.08.19 We wanted to say a very personal thank you for helping us organising our wedding.  You could not have done anything more.  Once you got involved things moved at a pace we were expecting.  You were thoughtful, you listened and you made sure things went as we wanted.  You even got the rain to stop just in time! Port Lympne is a fantastic venue for a wedding. However, it requires dedicated and skilled people to make a great wedding happen.  Thank you. Best Wishes Dawn and Richard
Sophie and Joe
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Thank you
17.08.19 Apologies that it has taken a while for us to email you, we've been enjoying the amazing weather as well as our first week as Mr & Mrs Mount! We just wanted to say thank you so much to yourself and the team at PL for such an amazing wedding - it was the best day of our lives! Everything was so seamless throughout the day, there wasn't a single thing about the whole day that we would change and I think a lot of that is down to how amazing you all are. The whole process from our first meeting right up to the wedding day itself was so well organised on your part and at no point did we feel stressed or feel like we had to chase you for anything. Thank goodness that the weather held out for us, I think had it been this weekend, all 140 of us would have melted!! Everyone who attended has told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to which was so wonderful to hear. Thank you so much once again! Sophie & Joe
Daryl and Alex
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Thank you
02.08.19 To the Port Lympne Team and Jess, We had such a special day – all thanks to you and your wonderful venue. Thank you for all your help throughout the run up and on the day. We loved every second. Thank you. Daryl and Alex

Port Lympne Summer Open day

7th June 2020
Experience the romantic atmosphere of Port Lympne Hotel in Kent. Register for your free entry today and you’ll also receive a free luxury goody bag, packed with samples from our suppliers.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Hythe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20, J11

Nearest Train Station

Westenhanger

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

Your Kent Wedding Magazine
Inside Kent Magazine

Industry Awards (3)

Venue - Something Different - Kent Wedding Awards 2018
Hitched Customer Services Award - Finalist 2019
Venue - Something Different - Kent Wedding Awards 2019
FAQ
(7)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't put too much stress on yourself and enjoy the planning process and the day!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We had a couple recently purchase animal adoptions as the favours for their guests- they were displayed on the wedding breakfast tables

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, unique, interesting, welcoming, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have lots of lovely spots for photographs but probably at the top of our Trojan Steps with the view over Romney Marsh and the Channel behind you.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon butty's are a favourite right?

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are set within a wild animal reserve with the most beautiful views and sounds.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The animal conservation work - The Aspinall Foundation.