Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

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£5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
81 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The beautiful setting of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve which is home to many rare and endangered species, is dedicated to delivering the most romantic and unique weddings in Kent set across 600 acres.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,000

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£187
Maximum Price
£308
Minimum Number of Guests
20
Pre-wedding menu tasting and discussion with our executive chef for two Your ceremony will be hosted in one of our licensed areas including the dramatic Moroccan Courtyard or the elegant Iceberg Terrace Dedicated toastmaster to help co-ordinate your guests throughout the day Reception, including sumptuous canapes, award-winning Gusbourne English sparkling wine and bespoke botanical cocktails Reception in the elegant Long Room or dramatic Spencer Roberts Room situated in the historic Port Lympne Mansion, where your guests can celebrate with you until late Our head chef will work with you to design a three-course dining experience, accompanied by carefully-selected local wines and unlimited mineral water Local English sparkling wine served for your toasts Evening smorgasbord Eight hotel bedrooms in our historic Mansion where you can sleep in the rooms once occupied by princes, prime ministers and film stars (subject to availability)
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£9,940
Number of Guests Included
20
Bespoke packages range from 2-160 guests, each varying in price depending on the day and season.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
81
Sleeps No. of People
305
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Water View
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife park. Home to amazing animals and the county’s only safari experiences, the 600 acre country estate is also an award winning wedding venue, offering couples an incredible location filled with romance, adventure, luxury and glamour. Situated within one of the most picturesque and unique areas of the County, couples can choose to say their vows and celebrate their special day at a variety of locations around the reserve, ranging from four star luxury at Port Lympne Hotel, to our newly appointed pergola and orangery. Surrounded by some of the world’s most endangered animals, couples and their guests can enjoy a private safari after their ceremony to see free roaming wild animals or get up close and personal with their favourite animal with an exclusive animal encounter! With a range of completely unique and effortlessly chic overnight accommodation available, couples can opt to spend their first night together, either star gazing at The Bubble, or curling up together in a shepherd’s hut, or even sleeping within a whisker of tigers or lions in a luxury lodge. Our team will be on hand to help from the very beginning of a couple’s wedding journey and our variety of wedding packages available, including last minute and bespoke options, are designed to make the day run smoothly and suit a variety of budgets. There’s also a wide variety of special touches available and with menu tastings included, it’s easy to see why Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a destination of choice for couples looking for a unique venue. For more information, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/weddings or call the team on 01303 234111

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(6)
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Sarah & Chris
Happy couple Married on April
August 2022
The venue is insanely beautiful
We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done for us in the last 2 years. Planning this wedding during covid hasn’t been the easiest and you have been so incredibly accommodating and kept us relaxed and smiling through it all! I remember when we made the difficult decision to postpone a year and I couldn’t believe how easy you made that for us by rescheduling all the suppliers so seamlessly over to our new date. Nothing was too big of an ask; from our late night meetings / meal tastings to everything running like clockwork on the big day (including last minute sea bass tasting, calming me down about the weather, grabbing my umbrella, and even covering for me when I was late to the ceremony!) We feel truly privileged to be the first marriage in the pergola and the last in the garden room. Seeing all the mock ups come to life made the whole experience really exciting for us and we are grateful to have been kept involved in the transformation. The venue is insanely beautiful and everything about the day was a dream come true for us. Thank you so much for helping us make it happen! We will certainly be back soon - we are hoping to come every year to celebrate our anniversary :) Our photographer Ross Hurley has been tagging you in his Instagram posts however please let us know if you would like us to send any photos over that we have of the venue to date (with Ross’ copyright of course) All the best with the upcoming weddings in the new venue and hopefully we can catch up again in the future :) Very best wishes Sarah & Chris
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Steph & Rory
Happy couple Married on December
August 2022
To any couples reading this, you really couldn’t p
“When deciding on a venue for our wedding, we looked around several to try and find something special that would really stand out from typical weddings. Port Lympne was somewhere we both instantly fell in love with - it’s a stunning venue, beautiful hotel with incredible decor and the option to host our wedding here and utilise the reserve itself was such a unique venue that we knew this is where we would be getting married. Throughout the entire process of organising and configuring our wedding, the staff (special thanks to Kylie and Kayleigh) we’re nothing short of astounding. Every question we had, no matter how trivial, was always answered in great detail and we were able to optimise and personalise every aspect of our day with their expert advice on what would/wouldn’t work or how to make our day smoother. Food was tailored to our requirements, photo opportunities, set-up, timing - absolutely all of our needs were not only met but vastly exceeded anything we could have anticipated. As we got closer to our day, more and more questions popped up and we were calmed almost immediately when discussing it with the team. On the day itself, we had so much help from the team that the day itself went extremely smoothly and everything according to plan. All of the staff, management, reception, waiters and event staff were all so nice to us and our guests and were so tremendously helpful on the day that I had essentially no worries on the day apart from enjoying things! Everyone went the extra mile to accommodate us, keep us informed and checking that everything was all ok and it was the small things that really made our day special. I think the best way to summarise our experience is that we can’t wait to go back for our anniversary! To any couples reading this, you really couldn’t pick a better place to host your wedding and you can rest assured that the Port Lympne team will be there to look after you”
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Sean and Aimee
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
you made us feel like royalty
Every time we came to port Lympne you made us feel like royalty, nothing was too much and we felt very supported and looked after from start to finish!
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Lucy and Arran
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
You honestly made our day so special
Thank you again for everything. You honestly made our day so special
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Afraa & Jag
Happy couple Married on July
December 2021
We both couldn't be happier
We both couldn't be happier with how the day went. Even with the restrictions, we were both really happy and we both thought it exceeded our expectations. We had a lot of great feedback from all the guests, particularly the safari which made the day really unique.
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AFFY & j
Happy couple Married on April
December 2020
Wedding Planning
Was due to have our wedding in April 2020. Sadly due to covid we've had to move our wedding three times. The wedding planning team at Port Lympne have been extremely understanding and supportive. Thanks very much! Looking forward to getting married in July 2021 (fingers crossed!)
Location & Contact Details

Address

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Hythe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20, J11

Nearest Train Station

Westenhanger

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(6)

Press & Awards (2)

Your Kent Wedding Magazine
Inside Kent Magazine

Industry Awards (4)

Venue - Something Different - Kent Wedding Awards 2018
Hitched Customer Services Award - Finalist 2019
Venue - Highly commended - Wedding venue of the Year - Kent Wedding Awards 2021
Venue - Something Different - Kent Wedding Awards 2019
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love them all!

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

Don't put too much stress on yourself and enjoy the planning process and the day!

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

We had a couple recently purchase animal adoptions as the favours for their guests- they were displayed on the wedding breakfast tables

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, unique, interesting, welcoming, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have lots of lovely spots for photographs but probably at the top of our Trojan Steps with the view over Romney Marsh and the Channel behind you.

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

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What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon butty's are a favourite right?

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are set within a wild animal reserve with the most beautiful views and sounds.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The animal conservation work - The Aspinall Foundation.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftGlass of Proseccco for you both on your show round of the venue
Bridebook Special OfferCome down for a show round and receive a complimentary glass of bubbles. Terms and conditions apply.