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The Castle Westenhanger


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. Located in the village of Westenhanger between Ashford and Folkestone near the South Kent Coast, with Westenhanger train station a short walk away. Suitable for intimate and large weddings, with capacity for up to 300 guests. For 2023 weddings, packages start from £7,650 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 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 the 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. 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, enjoy a dramatic firework display above the ruins of Rosamond’s Tower before dancing the night away with your guests surrounded by amazing history.



Venue details:


  • Gazebo Weddings
  • Gardens or Courtyard
  • Parking Available

Room Capacity:

  • The Marquee - 300
  • Gazebo - 120
  • Hall - 120

Event Capacity:

  • Ceremony - 300
  • Meal - 300
  • Evening - 300

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