Welcome to The Castle Westenhanger in Kent, a castle wedding venue nestled in 14 acres of magnificent countryside. Romantic and regal with breathtaking ruins to be found at every turn, The Castle Westenhanger is your medieval fairytale dream. Located near the historic market town of Hythe, the castle is a scheduled ancient monument with a Grade 1 listed manor house. It enjoys a rich history and has been connected to many notable figures throughout history, including Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
With weddings run by the exceptional team at Glow Events, The Castle Westenhanger is exclusively yours for your wedding day. Enjoy a choice of three stunning ceremony options, from the purpose-built thatched gazebo on the castle lawn, the large marquee, or the beautiful indoor ceremony area. After the ceremony, toast your nuptials in our private bar before feasting on an unforgettable wedding breakfast in the marquee, with its views of the castle ruins and manor house.
You’ll love the endless photo opportunities that can be found at The Castle Westenhanger, including our 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.
Weddings at The Castle Westenhanger are run by the expert team at Glow Events, whose mission is to ensure you have the day of your dreams. With years of experience, they will guide you through the wedding planning process to ensure a stress-free experience that won’t leave you feeling frazzled by the time you reach the aisle. All our couples are granted exclusive access to Sonas, our online planning tool that’s dedicated to reducing time-consuming wedmin. On the day of your wedding, you can relax in the knowledge that every detail is taken care of by our team.
The Gazebo (Up to 120 Guests)
Surrounded by historic castle ruins, the romantic thatched oak framed gazebo provides a picturesque setting for your outside ceremony.
The Banqueting Hall (Up to 120 Guests)
With its exposed wooden beams, beautiful brickwork, and medieval windows, the former banqueting hall promises an unforgettable indoor wedding ceremony option.
The Wedding Marquee (Up to 300 Guests)
With sweeping drapes, magnificent chandeliers, and a starlit ceiling above the spacious dance floor, the marquee is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, breakfast, and reception.
The Dressing Room
Located in the castle is the beautiful dressing room, one of the largest in Kent and exclusively yours on your wedding day. Pop some bubbly and enjoy the excitement of getting ready with your loved ones.
The Reception Room
With its medieval grandeur and roaring inglenook fireplace, our reception room is the perfect location to relax on the morning of your wedding day.
There are endless photo opportunities to enjoy around the 16th century medieval castle and ruins, which also create the perfect location for an unforgettable fireworks display.
“As soon as we entered The Castle Westenhanger and were shown around by Tania, we fell in love with the venue and the beautiful surroundings. During the pandemic, the team has been so helpful, informative and understanding, nothing is too much to ask. We never thought we would find a venue where we have so much support and understanding from the staff. I would recommend this venue to absolutely anyone!”
Gemma, via Hitched
FULL PACKAGE (our most popular option)
Everything you need for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Created specifically for you, based on the time of year, your preferred day of the week, and your total number of guests. Prices start at £6,500.
There is something so romantic about the sunset and a twilight wedding captures that moment perfectly. Starting with a late ceremony at around 5pm surrounded by your family and friends. Prices start at £7,500.
Dreaming of a smaller wedding for you and up to six guests? Our trusted partner, E-Lope Kent, brings together a collection of award-winning suppliers to create your perfect micro wedding. Prices start at £1,995.
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