Set in 600 acres of idyllic countryside, Hever Castle in Kent has a rich and varied history dating back more than 700 years. The present peaceful setting belies a tumultuous past involving events that changed the course of Britain’s monarchy, religion and history for ever.
Most famous for having been the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is now proud to present this historic Estate as an award winning wedding venue. Whether it is the stately grandeur of the Castle itself, the country house atmosphere of The Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of The Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle offers something that appeals to everyone and will deliver beyond all expectations.
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a larger event or whether you dream of a sunny summers afternoon or a roaring log fire on a snowy winters evening, it’s all here to be enjoyed. And why not take advantage of the beautiful five star bedrooms, all individually styled, offering traditional features and antique furnishing sympathetically combined with modern day luxuries.
Hever Castle offers three locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether it’s the stately grandeur of the Castle itself, the country house atmosphere of The Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of The Italian Garden, Hever Castle offers a wedding venue to suit all your wedding day dreams.
The Astor Wing is a private wing of Hever Castle created in Tudor style by William Waldorf Astor in 1903. Offering peace, tranquillity and seclusion, The Astor Wing offers an exclusive use venue in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England. The oak panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns, provides the perfect ambience for an intimate ceremony for up to 60 guests. Reception drinks are taken in The Music Room, or, weather permitting, on the Tudor Suite Terrace overlooking the croquet lawn and moat. The Tudor Suite Dining Room, shrouded with oak panelling and boasting a magnificent fire place, can accommodate up to 60 guests for a wedding breakfast. The Moat Restaurant can be transformed into spacious venue for music and dancing for up to 120 guests
There is the possibility to incorporate function rooms within the Castle itself, the Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There’s an impressive minstrel’s gallery, a fine collection of antique furniture, original paintings and a splendid working fireplace for a roaring log fire.
Summer months see the Award Winning Italian Garden come to life as weddings take place under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38 acre lake. This magical lakeside location, accommodating from 100 – 180 guests can also be extended to your drinks reception where guests can take in the views from the stone piazza complete with our very own inspired Trevi fountain.
A short walk away is the Guthrie Pavilion. Extensively refurbished in Palladian style, the vaulted ceilings and full length arched windows make for a light and airy atmosphere keeping the romantic backdrop of the lake and gardens. With a license until 1am, the Guthrie Pavilion is also suitable for evening receptions and discos or live bands to round off your special day.
Five star luxury accommodation is available to book as part of your wedding at Hever Castle.
The Winter Garden Lawn, located next to the Castle is available for a marquee wedding for up to 600 guests.