The Castle Westenhanger

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£7,650 - £18,230 for a package
Up to 250
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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 reception guests.
The Castle Westenhanger 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.)
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The Castle Westenhanger Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
300
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
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
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 120 ceremony guests. For 2024 weddings, packages start from £8,150 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
125
Reviews
(62)
Joanne Celik
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Amazing!
We decided on The Castle Westenhanger as our wedding venue after much searching since 2022! For us, the people (Jackie & Tania) along with Vicky, head of catering) made the venue. We can’t fault any aspect of the professionalism, knowledge and patience of our experience and we could not have been in better hands from the moment we booked the date. We had so many positive comments about the beautiful venue, the amazing food, the quality of service and some guests said that it was the best place they’d ever been to for a wedding. Historic grounds, fantastic value for money, wonderful food, exceptional staff and with indoor/outdoor ceremony options, what more could you ask for? Thank you to everyone at Westenhanger. You were all integral in making our wedding day the most special of our lives.
Becka & Tom
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
The best venue and co-ordinators
We cannot thank Michaela and the team at Westenhanger Castle enough the venue was beautiful (obviously) and all the staff were welcoming, friendly and so lovely! Even though you don’t actually know them they feel like your friends! Michaela did such an amazing job from when we did our last check meeting to saying goodbye at the end of her shift! When we renew our vows we know where we are coming back to! Xx
Amanda & Andy
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
Beyond Exceptional!
What can we say…this venue is nothing short of exceptional. With such beautiful grounds that are taken care of with such precision, you just couldn’t wish for a more beautiful setting for your special day. The food was also delicious and we had so many guests comment on how it was the quality of restaurant food vs typical wedding cuisine you might expect. Such a lovely touch to allow your guests a menu choice too. But actually above and beyond the venue itself is the people. Our interactions throughout with Jackie, Tania and Vicky were just phenomenal. We were treated like the only couple to ever get married there. Nothing was too difficult and every proposal we placed their way was accommodated as very best they could. On the day itself, Jackie could not have been more perfect. Her calmness and attention to detail of every aspect of our day was ticked off so perfectly. Westenhanger Castle will forever have a special place in our hearts and our only disappointment is given it’s an exclusive wedding venue, we can’t go back every year haha! If you’re looking for that place for your special day, quite simply…go here.
Raz
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
Best venue ever
I honestly offer the highest praise for this venue. The grounds themselves are absolutely stunning, i loved the foliage on the beams. The bridal suite was huge and full of light. The staff were exceptional throughout. They did literally everything and anything to make sure our day ran smoothly. The communication was excellent and the SONAS app easy to use. The food was superb and the alcohol was lovely. I could not fault the venue at all other than possibly providing a carpet or runner down the aisle outside as while the sun shone on our day the ground was soft still and my heels got stuck but other than this my wedding day was perfect.
Sam & Lucy
Happy couple married in April
May 2024
What a day- Beautiful venue, amazing staff
Where do I start….. 2 years ago we arrived at Westenhanger for a show round with Tania. From that day we fell in love and the only way I could describe it to Tania was, “it’s like a warm hug” and I cried! So that was it we booked it and the countdown began. From the moment we booked the staff through email, phone and the portal were so helpful and couldn’t do more to assist with the planning of the day. Guiding me through a process that I hadn’t ever been through before and assisting me with the Sonas portal. This to me was the perfect tool for me an OCD/ organised person that I am. The open days and VIP days were the perfect opportunity to have another walk round the beautiful grounds and have a feel of what was to come. Then onto the big day… arriving early due to me being up, we were greeted by the lovely Zoe who made sure myself and my maid of honour had access to tea and coffee. The set up for our suppliers and the items that I had brought was so smooth and Tania aided with any queries we had. I didn’t have to think about timings because that was all in hand. All of our guests commented on how amazing the food was. We opted for the premium BBQ option which was perfect to give a good selection for everyone’s tastes. I cannot thank the staff on that day for being so lovely and so helpful. You can tell it’s more like a family and the staff enjoy what they do rather than a business. Thank you so so much. Lots of love the new Mr & Mrs Clark.
Olivia and Matthew
Happy couple married in April
April 2024
The perfect day
The Castle staff took care of us incredibly well, the day went smoothly and was stress free from the moment of arrival. Everything was taken care of for us and the morning felt calm and easy! Thank you for such lovely care and consideration on our special day.

Open House

29th September 2024
⏰ 12-4pm 📍 Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX Explore The Castle Westenhanger, be inspired by the styling and meet our wedding team.
The Castle Westenhanger 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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