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Westenhanger Castle

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£2100 - £7900 for venue hire
Up to 250
On-site
Exclusive Use
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Beautiful, exquisite castle grounds, with outside facilities, gardens and giant marquee. Amazing scenery & fantastic, helpful staff! Our wedding planner has been in the business years! Contact us :-)
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
350
No. of Bedrooms
1
Sleeps No. of People
2
Usual Access Time
09:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Cultural Experience
Asian Weddings
Pricing & Costs
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Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
£2,100
Maximum Price
£7,900
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Full Description
  • 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)
    Welcome to Westenhanger Castle, if you would like any questions answered or would like to come look around our beautiful venue, then please contact us and a member of our friendly events team will respond to you soon. We look forward to hearing from you! :)
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2014
    No. Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    No. Of People In Team
    10
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (2)
HELLO Magazine for Laura Hamiltons Wedding
Kent Wedding Award Finalists 2014-2018
Industry Awards (4)
Kent Wedding Award Finalists Best Venue 2014
Kent Wedding Award Finalists Best Venue 2015
Kent Wedding Award Finalists Best Venue 2016
Kent Wedding Award Finalists Best Venue 2017
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Stone street, Westenhanger, Kent, Ct21 4hx, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Hythe, Kent
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M20 Junction 11A
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Westenhanger
    • Nearest Airport
    • London Gatwick
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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.

Open Day

  • 27th May 2018
  • Our doors are opening so that you can look around the castle in a relaxed environment.