The Castle Westenhanger, a romantic and beautiful castle wedding venue in the Garden of England
Standing proudly in the Kent countryside near Hythe and Folkestone, The Castle Westenhanger is the perfect venue for your dream wedding.
The Manor House, the castle turrets, a stunning marquee surrounded by medieval walls, and 14 acres of beautifully kept grounds, are all exclusively yours for your wedding day, for you and your guests to enjoy and celebrate your marriage.
Your wedding ceremony at The Castle Westenhanger
One of Kent’s most romantic wedding venues, The Castle Westenhanger offers both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.
The Gazebo at The Castle Westenhanger
Our beautiful hand-crafted gazebo provides the most picturesque of settings for your outside ceremony. You and your bridal party will make your way from the Bridal Room in the Manor House, across the lawn and up the aisle to greet your guests. A truly romantic setting inspired by both nature and history, with the magnificent Rosamond’s tower to the right, it provides the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photographs.
The thatched oak-framed gazebo on the main lawn can accommodate 120 guests, as can the manor house
The Manor House at The Castle Westenhanger
For a more intimate setting or a cosy winter option then the Manor House with its front facing Georgian façade is the perfect choice for your wedding ceremony. Steeped in history, its exposed beams and roaring inglenook fire on a cold day create a wonderfully romantic ambience for you to tie the knot.
Your wedding reception at The Castle Westenhanger
The Castle Westenhanger can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down meal and up to 300 guests for an evening buffet.
Using the best of seasonal ingredients, our professional catering team will work with you to create a menu that will delight both you and your guests as you celebrate your wedding in style.
There are two fully licensed bars within the venue, one in the marquee and the other in the Dove Cote situated in the Manor House itself.
Complementary food and wine tastings are available for all of our couples to ensure that every food and drink choice is the right one for you.
Your wedding reception in the marquee at The Castle Westenhanger
With its sweeping drapes, magnificent chandeliers and starlit ceiling above the spacious dance floor, our wedding marquee provides the perfect opportunity for you to entertain your guests in style. Make it yours by adding finishing touches of your choosing to complement your personal tastes and wedding theme.
120 Gazebo Guests (outside)
120 Manor House Guests
200 Marquee (sit down meal)
300 Evening Buffet
The Bridal Dressing Room at The Castle Westenhanger
Included in your wedding package is exclusive use of your very own bridal dressing room located upstairs in the Manor House. The perfect place to relax with your bridal party ahead of those all important vows, the bridal room offers a great opportunity for pre-wedding photographs too.
Kent’s Best Wedding Packages!
Our wedding packages have been created with careful consideration to cover all of the key elements for that perfect day. However, if it’s not quite what you had in mind, come and see us so we can discuss what would make the perfect package for you. No wedding venue in Kent works harder to make your wedding day one to truly remember!
What do our wedding packages include?
Exclusive venue hire
Inside and outside civil ceremony options (registrars fees will apply)
1 reception drink either Pimms, Bucks Fizz or Juice
3 course sit down wedding breakfast
A choice of silver or wooden cake stand and knife
1 glass of sparkling wine per guest for toast drinks
Half a bottle of wine per person
Evening buffet - a choice of a hot or cold buffet, hog roast (supplement applies)
Complimentary wine and food tastings by appointment for the wedding couple
Professional DJ and disco lighting
Microphone and use of a sound system for background music
Crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen
Tables and seating
Your personal wedding coordinator
Easel for the table plan
Ample free safe parking for guests
Exclusive use of the bridal dressing room from 9 am until midnight
Wedding insurance (T&C’s apply)
For pricing options, please click the links below. If your number of guests is different to the numbers quoted or you have something particular in mind for your wedding, please let us know and we will put together the perfect package for you.
The Castle Westenhanger's team of friendly and experienced Event Managers will ensure that your wedding day is everything you wished for.
Our professional catering team will work with you to create a delicious wedding menu to delight you and your guests with a first class dining experience.
Similarly, our bar staff offer a service that is second to none and we are happy to meet all of your drink requirements.
Wedding Fair And Wedding Venue Open Days at The Castle Westenhanger, near Hythe, KentWedding Open Day and Meet Our Suppliers
Sunday 27th October 10am until 3:00pm Our Wedding Open Day is a great opportunity to explore the venue and speak to the team about your wedding plans. It's also a good time to meet some of our suppliers. Entry is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
Our recent Open Day on the 7th of April 2019 was a big success. Thank you to all who came and we look forward to welcoming you back for your wedding day in the not too distant future. For those who missed it, our next Open Day and wedding fair will be announced soon. If you can't wait, we'd be delighted to show you around The Castle Westenhanger before then. Please contact us on 01303 261068 to book a no obligation visit.
Let’s talk weddings!
If you are looking for a unique and special wedding venue in Kent, we would be delighted to show you around The Castle Westenhanger without obligation. Please contact a member of our team on 01303 261068 to discuss your plans. Or for any enquires via email click here.
We are now taking wedding bookings for 2019, 2020 and beyond!