The Castle Westenhanger, a romantic and beautiful castle
wedding venue in Kent

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.




Gazebo Guests (outside)Manor House Guests




Marquee (sit down meal)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 (registrar's 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)
  • Complementary wine and food tastings by appointment for the wedding couple
  • Professional DJ and disco lighting
  • Microphone and use of sound system for background music
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen
  • Tables and seating
  • Your personal wedding co-ordinator
  • Easel for table plan
  • Ample free safe parking for guests
  • Exclusive use of the bridal dressing room from 9am until midnight
  • Wedding insurance (T&C's apply)


Are you getting married in 2020? We have some amazing offers available for weddings in 2020. Please see below or contact the team to find out more by calling 01622 814650 or emailing [email protected].

 Our prices include everything listed in the package details below but if your number of guests is different, or you have something particular in mind for your wedding, please let us know and we will put together the perfect package for you.

Low Season
October to March 2020
High Season
May to September 2020
Monday to Wednesday
50 day & up to 200 evening guests
50 day & up to 200 evening guests
Sundays & Thursdays
50 day & up to 200 evening guests
80 day & up to 200 evening guests
50 day & up to 200 evening guests
80 day & up to 200 evening guests
50 day & up to 200 evening guests
80 day & up to 200 evening guests

Please note that guest numbers should also include the wedding couple and that prices will vary from the above on Good Friday, Bank Holiday Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and New Year’s Eve. All prices are subject to review.

The Wedding Team at The Castle Westenhanger

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, Kent

Westenhanger Castle Wedding Open Day
18th & 19th of January
10am until 3:00pm

A perfect opportunity to come and take a look at our beautiful venue. No need to book, simply come along at a time to suit between 10 am and 3 pm on either date. Our team will be available to answer any questions that you might have. Entry is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

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.

Wedding Open Days in 2020

18 & 19 January 2020 – Wedding Open House
29 March 2020 – Wedding Open Day and meet our suppliers
4 October 2020 – Wedding Open Day and meet our suppliers

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 2020, 2021 and beyond!