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Westenhanger castle is a beautiful historic castle set in 14 acres of Kentish countryside with the most breath taking scenery. We offer tradition & history as well as exceptional personal service from our wedding co-ordinator with over 23 years experience. We have hosted celebrity weddings & functions in our exquisite grounds. We create intimate services or lavish, classy wedding breakfasts with all the added extras. including giant light up LOVE signs, sweetie carts, chocolate fountains and accessibility to latest trends to add to your wedding day. We ensure to inspire & suit whatever vision you see fit for your special day... With comfort and imagination we can help create the most memorable day for you and your partner and add that "wow factor" to those special guests you've chosen to share your day with. With a giant marquee with built in dance floor and starry sky ceiling we can create that romantic feel rolling into the night of the day you say "I Do" We have a great selection of 5* sit down meals for you and your guests, unlike other venues we work with you to create your own package rather than working from a premade one. We understand that a wedding day is one of the most special days in your lives and we strive as a company to create the vision you see.
Also as an added extra, as we know how stressful weddings can be, we make the castle available only to you and your wedding party and you are able to gain access from 2pm to 6pm the day before and on the day 9am - midnight, also providing access the next day until 11am where all should be removed.
Westenhanger castle don't just cater for weddings we also create wonderful location for functions and conferences. Unlike most wedding venues we offer payment plans and cost is personalised for each individual couple. Making the most wonderful day of your lives, affordable!Come and visit us and we can share the magnificent grounds with you - contact us and ask for Sarah Poole (Wedding co-ordinator)
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah Poole (Wedding Co-ordinator)
Hello & welcome to Westenhanger Castle. Please feel free to contact myself for any questions. Have a look at our beautiful grounds and decide for yourself how truly beautiful it is. Look forward to hearing from you :-) - Sarah x
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
HELLO Magazine for Laura Hamiltons Wedding
Location & Contact Details
Stone street, Westenhanger, Kent, Ct21 4hx, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M20 Junction 11A
Nearest Train Station
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We have hosted numerous weddings and all have been so unique that it would be so difficult to say which one was the best. Every wedding is unique and individual to every couple. Westenhanger has hosted luxurious, lavish weddings with full use of manor/castle, outside grounds and marquee with outside entertainment & added unique extras from having a Radio 1 DJ do a set in the gardens to a very intimate day of use of manor/castle with indulgent food menu and classical music ceremony.
What’s your #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?
There has been so many to even start... Like I mentioned, we had a wedding that had a famous Radio 1 DJ do a set in the grounds after the ceremony, it was incredible!
With the most beautiful grounds and scenery, we are lucky enough to have numerous areas fantastic for photos!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes we have! Unfortunately not all can be named but Laura Hamilton - TV presenter was the last celebrity to be married using SP Wedding Events
What’s your favourite canapé?
We provide a grand list of canapés and again, its so difficult to choose as everyone's tastes are completely different. But they are all amazing!!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Popular midnight treat is our Fish & Chips cones or Bacon sandwiches
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 truly 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.