The Castle Westenhanger

£2750 - £12950 for a package
Up to 120
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Romantic medieval castle in Kent with a stately manor house. Three stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options. One of the largest bridal suites in Kent. As featured in Your Kent Wedding.
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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.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension


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

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted
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Full Description
The Castle Westenhanger has it all; part medieval castle dating back to 1343, part Grade 1 listed manor house. Nestled in 14 acres of grounds and castle ruins, you'll love the endless photo opportunities that can be found at every turn. With three indoor & outdoor ceremony options, there's a suitable setting for either an intimate wedding or a large celebration. The Castle enjoys a rich history and was once King Henry VIII’s preferred party palace. You will enjoy one of the largest bridal suites in Kent which will be exclusively yours on the morning of your wedding day. Weddings at The Castle Westenhanger are run by the exceptional event planning team at Glow Events. It’s their mission to make your wedding planning journey as enjoyable as possible, and they’ll work with you to create the day of your dreams.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tania
Congratulations on your exciting news! I 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. I’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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Cheridan Morrell-Davies
Wedding: September 2021
October 2021
The location is stunning
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
Married in September 2021
October 2021
We would honestly recommend this place to anyone!
We had our wedding at Westenhanger Castle last Friday (10th) and had the best day ever thanks to the team. Tania provided us with timely support throughout the whole of our wedding planning and she went above and beyond on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly. From bridal preparations until the end everything was perfect! From when we first stepped into the venue, we knew it was the one. It's absolutely stunning and the team put our mind at ease that everything would be run so professionally - and that it was!! We had comments from guests about the professionalism of the staff and how smoothly the day went. We would honestly recommend this place to anyone!
Abigail Hart
Married in August 2021
October 2021
If you are considering getting married then please do it here
We had our wedding here and it was FANTASTIC! The morning of the wedding went smoothly and things were just done around us without really realising. Special mention to Jackie and Tanya! The venue staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing and the young catering staff professional and efficient. If you are considering getting married then please do it here - I can't think of any cons.
Gemma-Louise Taylor
Married in August 2021
October 2021
We had the most perfect day imaginable
We have just had our wedding at this beautiful venue. We had the most perfect day imaginable. Tania - amazing, Jackie - amazing and the rest of the staff - amazing! Our wedding ran so smoothly and calm, the castle grounds are absolutely stunning and we couldn't have felt anymore love and support from the staff than we have. The food was absolutely out of this world with a wide variety to choose from on the menu. I can honestly recommend this venue with every ounce of me. Even during a pandemic Tania and Jackie were supportive, calm, kind and helpful. Both ladies have a welcoming nature and we can't thank them for the amount of love we have recieved. I will be forever recommending this venue a thousand times over!
Claire Hay
Married in June 2021
October 2021
Would 100% highly recommend
We held our wedding at Westenhanger Castle on 4th June 2021, after delaying a year due to Covid. The team at Westenhanger were always so responsive and answered any questions posed to them. On the day of our wedding Tania, Jackie and team could not have done any more. They made sure our guests and us were always looked after at all times. Absolutely fabulous service. The food was tasty, the portions large and was served hot. We held the whole wedding in the Manor House and this is a perfect setting for a smaller wedding. Would 100% highly recommend Westenhanger Castle, stunning location, wonderful staff and a very relaxed atmosphere.
Peter Milles
Married in May 2021
October 2021
Your day at westenhanger will be wonderful, the staff will insist on it!
We had our wedding here at the end of May 21. The building is beautiful, the food is delicious but it’s the staff that really make this venue 5 stars. In my view, you couldn’t have a better setting for your wedding but you never know what your day will really be like. Tania has been so supportive, kind, and facilitative beforehand. Tania and Jackie on the day were nothing short of dedicated and then there are all the other staff like Alice on the day who just can’t do enough to help. The castle has several beautiful options for the ceremony and you are spoilt for choice whatever the weather. The food was commented on by all our guests to not only be delicious but big portions too! Your day at westenhanger will be wonderful, rest assured. The staff will insist on it!

Viewing Weekend

16th October 2021
The Castle Westenhanger will be transformed into a beautiful wedding for your viewing pleasure. Viewings are by appointment only and available hourly between 9am to 4pm.
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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M20 (Junction 11)

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