Lympne Castle

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£2000 - £7000 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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An absolutely stunning castle with grand interiors and picturesque grounds, ideal for a fairytale wedding. ​​Are you thinking of getting married this Summer ? Ask us about our available dates.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£7,000
Varies depending on the time for year and day of the week.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£75
Maximum Price
£120
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
130
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Full Description
Here at Lympne Castle we offer you the opportunity to be transported back to a medieval fairytale dream. This beautiful Grade I building dating back to the 12th century will provide the most perfect setting for your wedding, civil partnership, retaking marriage vows, private functions or corporate events. We believe you shouldn't have to share your Big Day with anyone but family and friends. Enjoy the freedom to make the day truly your own with exclusive use of the Castle and grounds. Inside the Castle, within the Great Hall with its panelling, roof beams and medieval windows, you can have the beauty and romance of times past but with modern comfortable facilities. Lympne Castle offers magic, fairytale, and romance, the chance to be kings and queens for the day and to follow in the footsteps of real monarchs who may once have walked these halls. Follow the tabs to find out more about the wonderful experiences on offer and be prepared to be amazed!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Aimee
Welcome to Lympne Castle, a fairytale castle on the Kent coast which offers you an exclusive use venue for your special day. The castle offers you a flexible venue which you can make your own and we work with you to make those dreams come true. From the moment you book you will have a dedicated Events Manager to see you through and look after your needs on your day so you can enjoy your day in total confidence. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you our unique venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1974
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(62)
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Kelly & Gareth
Happy couple Married on April
April 2022
So good we did it twice!
Lympne castle were superb with hosting our wedding and celebrations. We sadly had to postpone our wedding in 2020, but the team at Lympne were so accommodating and helping us rearrange. They hosted a very intimate legal celebration in June 2021, and then had us back for our full plan wedding in April 2022. All our guests had huge compliments for the venue and food and we had the most magical day - thank you!!!
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Mr and Mrs Kane
Happy couple Married on August
November 2021
Aimee and India – Honestly, we cannot thank you enough, so tentative all day, you both were amazing, a real credit to the castle
We both would like to send an email just to really say a big thank you for making our day so special. We have not stopped receiving photos and messages from people saying what a wonderful time they have had and how they have never seen such a more beautiful venue, seen everyone catered for so well and never had so much fun at a wedding. Truly, from our hearts, none of that would have been possible without you our suppliers. Aimee and India – Honestly, we cannot thank you enough, so tentative all day, you both were amazing, a real credit to the castle. Myself, Lucy and guests said you were so helpful to us all day and we cannot thank you enough for that. Can you also pass on our thanks and appreciation to the waitresses, waiters and chefs, as they were all fantastic, the food was absolutely beautiful and went down a treat!
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Danial and Jamie
Happy couple Married on August
November 2021
ou created the most amazing atmosphere , supported us and gave us the most magical day!
India and Aimee I would personally like to thank you both for the amazing work that you and your team have done. You created the most amazing atmosphere , supported us and gave us the most magical day! Helping us through numerous date changes and planning a wedding throughout a pandemic was of course never easy but you made it possible and myself; Jamie and our gussets will forever be grateful to you. I could not recommend this venue enough , I cannot wait for us to spend our next anniversaries at the cottages which was again a unique and amazing experience. We would never of thought that the outcome of our wedding would be so fabulous, stylish and elegant and you made all of that possible! To al the team we wish you all the best and again thank you!!
V
Victoria and Timothy - 2021
Happy couple Married on July
November 2021
I cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you for the most incredible day and memories we’ll cherish forever.
We’re just coming down from the most beautiful wedding at Lympne Castle. We waited a long time to tie the knot, but it was all absolutely worth it. The staff, with Aimee at the forefront, were flawless. Despite Covid throwing in a few curveballs we had a very special day. The food was delicious, the castle let us adapt the decor anyway we wanted and we were made to feel at ease the entire day. Everyone was absolutely stunned by the gorgeous views and still had an amazing time despite the fact there wasn’t a disco. I cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you for the most incredible day and memories we’ll cherish forever.
H
Helen & Sam Woods
Happy couple Married on November
December 2018
Amazing venue & fantastic staff in the perfect setting
Wow, what a day. We’ve said it was the best day of our lives. A day we will cherish forever. Thanks to the brilliant staff at Lympne Castle who made our wedding day magical. The castle was simply stunning and all our guests said it was one of the best wedding venues they’ve ever been to. Everything was perfect from the exceptional food to the gorgeous views over the Romney marsh.
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Susan Piddock
Happy couple Married on November
December 2018
Our day was just perfect
We can't thank you enough for making our day just perfect. From making sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time to the extra touches of putting the centre pieces around the castle for the evening guest to see. You helped make our day absolutely perfect. Thank you so so much. Everyone who came said how beautiful the castle is and what an amazing venue it was. Rebecca and James Rutherford 25th November 2018
Location & Contact Details

Address

The Street, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4LQ, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Hythe, Kent

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 11

Nearest Train Station

Westenhanger

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FAQ
(9)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Before you look at venues consider your numbers. Both your minimum and maximum.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A bride had unfortunately lost both her parents and was to walk down the aisle alone, it was upsetting to her. When it came time to enter her groom walked down the aisle and met her and walked with her. It was the most special moment they walked in to their married life together. I do not think there was a dry eye in the room.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, unique, breath-taking, exclusive, welcoming.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

This is a hard one as there is so many spots. For me the turret in the garden over looking the Kent coast and English Channel!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes but we do not mention names for privacy. We have however had a few film and TV productions at the castle and Paul McCartney recorded at the castle with Wings.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Japanese breaded prawns with honey and wasabi but the honey and mustard sausage skewers are a favourite amongst guests.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

You cannot beat a bacon roll at the end of the night to see your guests off.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It is a grade 1 listed, exclusive use castle with breath taking views stretching from Hythe to Rye and on a clear day you can see France.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff, nothing is very to much trouble.