The Castle Westenhanger Open House: Sunday 29 September 2024, between 12pm to 4pm

Westenhanger Castle

Castle & Manor House Wedding Venue

Expert wedding planners

3 Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Options

Castle Manor House

Medieval Castle & Manor House

Exlusive use of venue

Exclusive Use Wedding Venue

Welcome to The Castle Westenhanger in Kent, a castle wedding venue nestled in 14 acres of magnificent countryside. Romantic and regal with breathtaking ruins to be found at every turn, The Castle Westenhanger is your medieval fairytale dream. Located near the historic market town of Hythe, the castle is a scheduled ancient monument with a Grade 1 listed manor house. It enjoys a rich history and has been connected to many notable figures throughout history, including Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

With weddings run by the exceptional team at Glow Events, The Castle Westenhanger is exclusively yours for your wedding day. Enjoy a choice of three stunning ceremony options, from the purpose-built thatched gazebo on the castle lawn, the large marquee, or the beautiful indoor ceremony area. After the ceremony, toast your nuptials in our private bar before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the marquee, with its views of the castle ruins and manor house.

You’ll love the endless photo opportunities that can be found at The Castle Westenhanger, including our ornate medieval dovecote lit up by candlelight. Once the sun sets over the castle, dance the night away in the marquee with your guests surrounded by amazing history.


The Castle

Memories that make you glow

Weddings at The Castle Westenhanger are run by the expert team at Glow Events, whose mission is to ensure you have the day of your dreams. With years of experience, they will guide you through the wedding planning process to ensure a stress-free experience that won’t leave you feeling frazzled by the time you reach the aisle. All our couples are granted exclusive access to Sonas, our online planning tool that’s dedicated to reducing time-consuming wedmin. On the day of your wedding, you can relax in the knowledge that every detail is taken care of by our team.

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  • Exclusive use
  • Packages between £7,650 to £18,230
  • Ceremony Capacity: 120
  • Dinner Capacity: 250 Seated or 300 Standing Buffet
  • Reception Capacity: 300
  • In-house bar & catering
  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • Online planning tool
  • Licensed for ceremonies
  • Disabled facilities
  • Large dressing room
  • Local accommodation options
  • Pet friendly
  • Free on-site parking
  • Low deposit & payment plans available

The Banqueting Hall

The Banqueting Hall (Up to 120 Guests)

With its exposed wooden beams, beautiful brickwork, and medieval windows, the former banqueting hall promises an unforgettable indoor wedding ceremony option.

The Gazebo

The Gazebo (Up to 120 Guests)

Surrounded by historic castle ruins, the romantic thatched oak framed gazebo provides a picturesque setting for your outside ceremony.

Castle Ruins

Castle Ruins

The venue's rich history provides endless photo opportunities, including the castle ruins, romantic towers, and a candlelit medieval dove cote.

The Discovery Room

With its medieval grandeur and roaring inglenook fireplace, our reception room is the perfect location to relax on the morning of your wedding day.

The Elizabeth Suite

Located in the castle is the beautiful dressing room, one of the largest in Kent and exclusively yours on your wedding day. Pop some bubbly and enjoy the excitement of getting ready with your loved ones. 

The Wedding Marquee

The Wedding Marquee (Up to 300 Guests)

With sweeping drapes, magnificent chandeliers, and a starlit ceiling above the spacious dance floor, the marquee is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, breakfast, and reception. The marquee can also be used for your indoor wedding ceremony.

Westenhanger Castle

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“As soon as we entered The Castle Westenhanger and were shown around by Tania, we fell in love with the venue and the beautiful surroundings. During the pandemic, the team has been so helpful, informative and understanding, nothing is too much to ask. We never thought we would find a venue where we have so much support and understanding from the staff. I would recommend this venue to absolutely anyone!”


Gemma, via Hitched

Our Wedding Packages


Dreaming of a smaller wedding for you and up to six guests? Our trusted partner, E-Lope Kent, brings together a collection of award-winning suppliers to create your perfect micro wedding. Prices start at £1,995.


There is something so romantic about the sunset and a twilight wedding captures that moment perfectly. Starting with a late ceremony at around 5pm surrounded by your family and friends. Prices start at £8,610

FULL PACKAGE (our most popular option)

Everything you need for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Created specifically for you, based on the time of year, your preferred day of the week, and your total number of guests. Prices start at £7,650.

3 Steps To Your Dream Castle Wedding

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