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Hever Castle offers three locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether it’s the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the classic 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:
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, again 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.
Hever Castle Inner Hall and Dining Hall:
During the winter months, The Castle Inner Hall and Dining Hall are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The splendour of this charming castle boasts ornate panelling and carved columns in Italian walnut. There is an impressive minstrel’s gallery, a fine collection of antique furniture, original paintings and a splendid working fireplace for a roaring log fire. The Castle Great Hall, where Henry VIII would have dined when visiting Anne Boleyn, is available for wedding breakfasts for up to 40 guests.
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 1.00am, the Guthrie Pavilion is also suitable for evening receptions and discos or live bands to round off your special day.
The Winter Garden Lawn is also available for a marquee wedding.
We have a total of 28 bedrooms on the Hever Castle Estate, depending on which one of our beautiful venues suits your requirements will determine how many bedrooms we are able to offer to you as part of your wedding with us. Our wedding coordinators will be happy to discuss this in greater detail should you require further information at this stage of your planning.