The Castle Westenhanger

£7,650 - £18,230 for a package
Up to 300
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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.
The Castle Westenhanger Pricing & Costs

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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.)
The Castle Westenhanger Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


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
Muslim Wedding Specialist
The Castle Westenhanger 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. We can’t wait to meet you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tania & Jackie
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Sue and Neil
Wedding: October
October 2023
This venue earned 10 stars, absolutely faultless!
We have 30 years experience in catering and hospitality so we are hard to please. This venue earned 10 stars, absolutely faultless! The wedding was spot on, the drinks and canapés were excellent, the wedding breakfast was the BEST wedding food we have ever tasted, the lamb is to die for! The service was impeccable and timely. All the staff were faultless, to the point I felt it necessary to walk into the kitchen and shake the Head Chefs hand. What a brilliant venue!
Christopher Koutsoudes
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
A beautiful venue with an expert team
We just recently had our wedding at the Westenhanger Castle and all we can say is wow. 10/10 facilities, 10/10 service from Jackie, Tania & the team. Answered every question we had and accommodate to our every need. We loved our wedding and we loved using the Westenhanger Castle. If you want a beautiful venue with an expert team book Westenhanger Castle.
Rachel & Adam
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
A fairytale day!
From coming to visit the castle on an open day to the last song being played at midnight on our wedding day, I cannot fault the staff at Westenhanger at all! They went along with our crazy ideas, supported us through everything and on the day made us feel like royalty! The venue is simply stunning on its own but the attentiveness of the staff made us and our guests have a dream day. Special mention for Jackie who from start to finish made our day possible and we consider ourselves so lucky to have been given such an amazing and caring wedding coordinator! So many of our guests have mentioned that the day ran like clock work and it is entirely down to Jackie and her amazing team, we wish we could do the whole day again!
Emma & Will
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
Couldn’t ask for a better day
Absolutely delightful venue with the most friendly staff especially Bex. She took care of everything in the background and really but us at ease that the whole day was taken care of. Everything ran like clockwork and every single detail was timed to perfection. The venue looked just as we had imagined and the ceremony was everything we could have hoped for. Bex worked with all the vendors and outside companies to bring it all together before me and the groomsman had even arrived and ensured that the bride and bridal party had everything they could ask for. Really was the day of our dreams and we would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for their fairytale wedding.
Dee & Mark Drury
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
The perfect venue and amazing staff
We had the most amazing wedding day at The Castle Westenhanger. The venue is stunning and looks truly magical as the sun goes down and the immaculate grounds are lit up. The whole team are really helpful and Bex was fantastic on the day, really calming everyone's nerves and making sure we were not left wondering what was meant to be happening! Everyone commented on how great the food was and the waiting staff were all friendly and very helpful. The crowning glory, commented on by everyone, was the amazing fireworks from AJ Pyrotechnics that really wowed us all. Overall we are really pleased that we chose The Castle Westenhanger and that we and our guests had a wonderful day. Highly recommended.
Dumpy & Sarah
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Dream Wedding
The Castle Westenhanger is absolutely magical, ticked all our boxes. Fantastic venue. The Castle is romantic and historical. The Dovecot Enchanting. Upstairs is truly a dream to dress and relax with plenty of light and amazing spaces, with such a huge expanse of architectural windows. The grounds that wrap around the Castle spoil you with so many beautiful trees, ruins and of course the fantastic replica of the Discovery which brought Pocohontus to England, old and young a like are wowed at this. The Marquee takes you in to total class and style. A huge space, amazing dance floor and state of the art kitchen. On our first meeting at the Castle with Tania, we felt we’ve hit the jackpot. Tania was absolutely great, professional but also kind and understanding, showing us around the venue with historical facts, jokes and made us so comfortable and confident that we booked 2 days later. Tania throughout the organising of our wedding was always contactable to help and give advice, such a lovely special lady. The Castle,The grounds,The marquee sold themselves but also having a working kitchen was the icing on the cake.Freshly prepared food served hot and cooked to perfection. Leading up to the day of our wedding we were introduced to Bex. Well where do we start, what an amazing lady so friendly, calm, professional, organised, nothing was too much. Bex is and was outstanding, our day was everything we dreamed it could be and more. All our friends and family have expressed how wonderful the day was ,most have told us its the best wedding they’ve been too, we have to agree with them.The staff and service was exemplary, the food outstanding. Even on collection the following day Bex was there professional, kind and beaming, already getting things sorted for someone else’s dream wedding. The biggest thank you Westenhanger, Bex, Tania and the team for making our dream come true. We can’t thank you enough.
The Castle Westenhanger 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.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 (Junction 11)

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Nearest Airport


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The Castle Westenhanger Press & Awards

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