The Castle Westenhanger

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£7650 - £18230 for a package
Up to 300
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The most romantic, exclusive-use castle wedding venue in Kent. Three licensed ceremony areas to choose from, suitable for intimate weddings and large weddings with up to 300 guests.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£7,650
Maximum Price
£18,230
Number of Guests Included
80
Contact us for a wedding 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.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
300
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence

Venue

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
Pet-Friendly

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
Other
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The Castle Westenhanger is a spectacular fairytale location for your wedding. A scheduled ancient monument with a Grade I listed Manor House, it enjoys a rich history and has been connected to many notable figures, including Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth I. The venue has excellent transport links and local accommodation options. It is located in the quaint village of Westenhanger between Ashford and Folkestone near the South Kent Coast, with Westenhanger train station a short walk away. Suitable for both intimate and large weddings, with capacity for up to 300 ceremony guests. For 2023 weddings, packages start from £7,650 based on 50-day guests and up to 200 evening guests. Packages include exclusive venue hire, a dedicated wedding coordinator, reception drinks, your wedding meal, wine for the guests, an evening buffet, a professional DJ, access to our exclusive online wedding planning tool, and much more. You will have a choice of three stunning licensed ceremony areas. These include the thatched gazebo on the castle lawn, the banqueting hall in the castle, or the bright and spacious marquee. 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. We can’t wait to meet you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tania, Jackie & Beth
Thank you for considering The Castle Westenhanger for your wedding day. We have decades of experience and will be by your side throughout your wedding planning journey to ensure you have the day of your dreams. We can't wait to meet you and show you around our breathtaking castle and manor house.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
125
Reviews
(22)
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Shelley @ Pete
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
Absolutely faultless perfect day
This venue was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I made almost all of the decor for the day and the venue couldn’t have been more accommodating to help me achieve my vision. We had sparklers, a crisp wall, sweet table, Photo Booth to name just a few things and every one was laid out and flowed perfectly. There were no awkward moments where guests were waiting around for ages like you normally get at weddings, it was managed flawlessly. The food was amazing (better than the food tasting, if that’s possible) and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. I cannot recommend this place enough if you’re considering it. The team are fantastic!
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Suzy Hilditch
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
The most magical venue and best day ever!
We cannot thank the amazing team at Westenhanger Castle enough for making our wedding day so magical! Jackie, Tania and Beth were more than just wedding planners, they became our wedding fairy godmothers, offering their guidance, love and support from start to finish! No request was too big and no detail too small. The castle was a magical winter wonderland and our guests were blown away by the level of detail, superior service and warm welcome. We would not hesitate to recommend Westenhanger Castle to anyone thinking of getting married and hope that we will have the opportunity to return again one day as guests! Thank you Jackie, Tania and Beth - we loved every moment of our special day and it was all thanks to you! xxx
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Amy & Steve
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Amazing Day and Amazing Wedding!!
We had the most amazing and stress-free wedding day thanks to the amazing staff at Westenhanger. From the start they have always been there to answer any questions but on the day they went above and beyond and cannot thank them enough for making the day so amazing!! The venue is perfect and the Food incredible (as said by all the guests). Thank you for the best day we could have asked for!!!
C
Callum & Hannah
Happy couple married in 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.
J
Jo & Mark Taylor
Happy couple married in 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!
R
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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.

Nearest Town

Hythe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 (Junction 11)

Nearest Train Station

Westenhanger

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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