The Castle Westenhanger

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You and your guests will enjoy exclusive, private use of the entire medieval castle, marquee, grounds, and castle ruins for the duration of your wedding at The Castle Westenhanger.
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Wedding packages for The Castle Westenhanger are bespoke and created with careful consideration based on your exact requirements. Contact the team for a package price that's tailored to your dream day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture 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.)
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Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted
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Disabled Access
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
Marquee Permitted
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Welcome to The Castle Westenhanger, a scheduled ancient monument with a Grade I listed Manor House and 14 acres of magnificent grounds. It enjoys a rich history and has been connected to many notable figures throughout history, including Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth I. The Castle Westenhanger is located in the village of Westenhanger between Ashford and Folkestone near the South Kent Coast. It is approximately three miles from the town of Hythe, eight miles from Folkestone, 11 miles from Ashford, 15 miles from Dover, and 66 miles from London, with excellent transport links via the M20 (Junction 11) and accommodation options. Westenhanger train station is a short walk away. Enjoy a choice of two stunning ceremony options, from the purpose-built thatched gazebo on the castle lawn, to the beautiful indoor ceremony area located in the castle. After the ceremony, toast your nuptials in their private bar before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the marquee, with its views of the castle ruins and manor house. The in-house chefs pride themselves on providing a first-class dining experience, using only the freshest ingredients. They will collaborate with you to create a menu that will delight your guests, catering to all styles and culinary preferences. Enjoy a three-course feast, hog roast, or BBQ across a range of cuisines. You’ll love the endless photo opportunities that can be found at The Castle Westenhanger, including the ornate medieval dovecote lit up by candlelight. Once the sun sets over the castle, enjoy a dramatic firework display above the ruins of Rosamond’s Tower before dancing the night away with your guests surrounded by amazing history. You’ll be supported by a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be by your side throughout your planning journey, and you’ll also enjoy access to the venue's online wedding planning tool that’s dedicated to reducing time-consuming wedding admin.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tania, Jackie & Beth
Congratulations on your exciting news! We can’t wait to meet you, hear about your vision, and show you our breathtaking castle with its manor house, historic ruins, and unique quirks. We’ll be by your side throughout your entire planning journey so that you can concentrate on the fun bits of wedding planning, with none of the stress.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Callum & Hannah
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Best day ever!
We got married at Westenhanger Castle on 17th September 2022 and it couldn't have been a more amazing day! The staff were all so accommodating and could not have done enough to ensure that the day ran smoothly. The team were also great leading up to the wedding day and answered the many questions we had. Our guests especially loved the beautiful venue and the food options.
Jo & Mark Taylor
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
The best day of our lives!!
From the moment we first visited the Castle Westenhanger we fell in love with it - we didn't even look anywhere else, it was absolutely perfect! Tania was amazing, showing us around without any pressure at all and we booked it there and then. In the year between booking and the wedding itself, everyone we came into contact with at the venue were wonderful, helpful and caring. We had some tricky guests in terms of dietary requirements but Vicki went over and above to accommodate them and was so kind when we made last minute changes - more than once! Jackie was our co-ordinator on the day and was wonderful. She appeared at the right times like a magician and kept us calm when at the first the weather forecast didn't look very good and then when the M20 was closed and everyone was delayed arriving including the groom. The food was amazing too. We honestly wouldn't change a thing about the day and the staff feel like family now. If you're looking for a stunning venue with friendly staff who are determined to make this the best day of your lives, then choose Westenhanger - we promise you won't regret it!
Richard & Karen
Wedding: June
June 2022
Fantastic, Brilliant, Not to be beaten
Our Daughter's wedding was held here on Saturday 18th June. We cannot praise the brilliant team, led by Jackie, Beth and Tania, enough. If we could award 10 stars we would - It was a day that we will never forget. The attention to detail and level of service, was truly exceptional. The entire day went as planned, and the entire team went above & beyond to ensure that Hannah & Jake, as well as all the guests, had the perfect day. Superb venue, Brilliant staff and absolutely nothing was too much trouble.
Lynn & Mark
Wedding: April
May 2022
Our perfect wedding day
We had our perfect wedding day at Westenhanger Castle. The venue is set within the stunning grounds of a romantic medieval castle ruin and beautiful manor house, lovingly restored. We married outside on a beautiful sunny day under the gazebo. Our wedding reception took place inside the new marquee, beautifully adorned with chandeliers. The wedding breakfast was quite wonderful and top class. All of our guests remarked on how super the meal was – it was absolutely delicious. The evening dancing rounded off the day perfectly, the DJ was spot-on. All the waiting staff were exceptionally professional – polite, cheerful, and helpful. Special mentions to Vicky, Tania and Jackie who helped to make our day so special - nothing was too much trouble. We hope to go back there again one day – the perfect excuse to renew our vows!
Tara Lakin
Happy couple Married on February
May 2022
Hands-down outstanding
The Castle Westenhanger was hands-down outstanding in assisting us to plan our wedding. The staff were so flexible and accommodating, things like last-minute changes weren't an issue. Every request was met. All emails were answered quickly. Tania and Jacqui were brilliant 👏
Cheridan Morrell-Davies
Wedding: October
May 2022
The food was beautifully presented and served
We attended my son and daughter in laws wedding last week and can only praise the staff and the venue, nothing was too much trouble. Everyone from the event management, waiting staff and bar staff were professional and helpful. The location is stunning, we made use of the internal rooms for getting ready. The ceremony was outside on the lawn and then the marquee for the party. The food was beautifully presented and served. The disco was great and we all danced for the whole night. I would definitely recommend the venue

Wedding Showcase (11am - 4pm)

22nd October 2022
Join us for The Castle Westenhanger's autumnal wedding showcase on Saturday 22 October, between 11am to 4pm. Meet the team and explore the exclusive-use castle and manor house, dressed to perfection.
Location & Contact Details


Stone Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HX, England

Travel Notes

The Castle Westenhanger is situated in the village of Westenhanger between Ashford and Folkestone near the South Kent coast. It is approximately three miles from the town of Hythe, eight miles from Folkestone, 11 miles from Ashford, 15 miles from Dover and 66 miles from London, with excellent road links courtesy of the M20 (Junction 11). Sat nav postcode for The Castle Westenhanger is CT21 4HX.

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