Have you always dreamed of getting married in a castle? Maybe you want to have a Disney-themed wedding… or perhaps you love the architecture and style of a castle? Whatever you’ve got in mind, we are very lucky in Kent to have a fantastic selection of incredible castle wedding venues for you to choose from!
Each of the venues listed below are beautiful castles, and they are all so different whilst offering a variety of options for different sizes and style of wedding, so there is sure to be something there to catch your eye.
Which one would you choose?
Allington Castle Ceremony - 100 people Reception - 170 people
Images © Allington Castle Allington Castle is a Medieval 12th-century castle situated just outside Maidstone. It is actually a private residence, but the Great Hall, barn and gardens can be hired as an exclusive and private wedding venue. They offer a variety of packages to suit all weddings, including ceremony-only, twilight and all-inclusive options. They also have an extensive variety of extras and props for you to hire directly. Chiddingstone Castle Capacity - 120 people
Images © Chiddingstone Castle Chiddingstone Castle is a Grade II listed historic house set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside. The castle and grounds are closed to the public when weddings take place, so you have guaranteed privacy for your day. Ceremonies can take place in the Orangery, the Great Hall or the White Rose Room, with the wedding breakfast being and evening reception in the Great Hall. It is also possible to have a marquee put up in the grounds, which increases the capacity and flexibility for your wedding. Hever Castle Ceremony - 180 people Reception - 220 people
Images © Hever Castle Hever Castle is a truly romantic, double-moated 13th century castle, set in 125 acres of incredible gardens and grounds. You can choose to have an intimate ceremony in the Castle (only available at certain times of the year) followed by dinner in the Castle Dining Hall, or a larger ceremony in the Astor Wing behind the castle or on the Loggia by the lake. Receptions can then be in the Astor Wing or the Guthrie Pavilion, depending on numbers. There is also luxury accommodation available onsite. Leeds Castle Ceremony - 80 people Reception - 200 people
Images © Leeds Castle Based just outside Maidstone, Leeds Castle is over 900 years old and offers a variety of options for your wedding. You could choose to say your vows in the Ceremony Room, followed by a wedding breakfast in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall, and your reception in the Drawing Rooms and the Heraldry Room. Alternatively, you could have your day in the Maiden’s Tower, an exclusive venue adjacent to the castle, or perhaps a Garden Party in the Maiden’s Tower private walled garden. The 17th century Fairfax Barn is available for bigger receptions, or Battel Hall (the 14th century medieval manor onsite) is available for intimate weddings. Accommodation is also available onsite. Lympne Castle Capacity - 120 people
Images © Lympne Castle Originally built in the 12th century, Lympne Castle is steeped in history and boasts incredible views to the south-east coast. You can hold your ceremony in the wood-panelled West Wing, with your wedding breakfast in The Great Hall. They also offer outdoor ceremonies in the beautiful gardens, and have capacity to erect a marquee in the grounds. Self-catering accommodation is available onsite. The Castle Westenhanger Ceremony - 120 people Reception - 300 people
Images © The Castle Westenhanger Nestled away near Folkestone, Westenhanger Castle has a bit of everything; castle turrets, a 14th century manor house, a marquee and stunning grounds. Choose between an outdoor ceremony in the gardens, or an indoor ceremony in the manor house with its exposed wood beams and inglenook fireplace. The marquee can cater for up to 200 people for a sit-down meal, or 300 for an evening buffet.
Wadhurst Castle Capacity - 104
Images © Wadhurst Castle Perched on the edge of the Kentish border, Wadhurst Castle is a beautiful Regency castle. Ceremonies can be held in the Pavilion in the Walled Garden, the Winter Garden, the Drawing Room or the Carriage Barn, with the wedding breakfast being in one or more of the three interconnecting rooms in the castle, or in the Carriage Barn. A marquee can also be used to extend the Carriage Barn to increase capacity. Whitstable Castle Ceremony - 50 people Reception - 100 people (with additional hiring of marquee)
Images © Whitstable Castle Dating back to the 1790s, Whitstable Castle is a stunning and unique venue set in 3 acres of landscaped gardens with beautiful lawns and stunning sea views. Choose from the Mallandain Room, The Miles Room, The Orangery or the Victorian-style gazebo for your ceremony, with the reception taking place in either The Mallandain Room or The Orangery.
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