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.