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Unique Wedding Venue

Unique Wedding Venue

The lavish rooms, decorated with opulent murals depicting animals from around the world can cater for civil weddings of just 10 for an intimate ceremony or up to 150 guests comfortably, all with the charming backdrop of the Reserve.

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Hen Parties

Hen Parties

Your hen party is an important life event and we have 4 wild options for you to celebrate! From VIP safaris with picnics to lavish stays at the multi award winning Livingstone Lodge or Livingstone Cottage your hen night will be a girl’s night you’ll never forget!

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The Perfect Wedding

Kent's most romantic and stunning wedding venue, Port Lympne Mansion. Set against the charming backdrop of the Port Lympne Reserve.

Exclusive Hire

Exclusive Hire

Hire of Port Lympne as your wedding venue gives you the exclusive use of the entire lower floor of the Port Lympne Hotel and gardens on your wedding day.

Luxury Venue

Luxury Venue

The lavish rooms can cater for a variety of wedding ceremonies ranging from an intimate ceremony, up to 100 guests comfortably.


Explore Our Rooms

Whatever your requirements for your wedding venue, we have the rooms to suit your requirements. Click through our slides to see some of the rooms on offer.


Spencer Roberts Room

Adorned with paintings of wild animals from all over the world, with natural lighting complementing this spectacular room, it’s the perfect room for a very relaxing atmosphere.


The Aspinall Suite

This space has been recently refurbished to enable us to provide the perfect, neutral backdrop for you to add those signature touches, setting the scene to create the perfect reception.


Mansion Gardens

Port Lympne Hotel has stunning grounds with beautiful fountains, enchanting gardens and relaxing terraces, all of which make an ideal setting for photographs. The grounds are also a perfect way to break out from the indoors and soak up the tranquil settings outdoors.


The Long Room

Fantastic views of the Southern Terrace overlooking the beautiful garden, plenty of natural light. With its classic décor, this room is the perfect wet weather option for your group photos.


Southern Terrace

Why not complete your ceremony with a drinks reception on the Southern Terrace and gardens - overlooking the English Channel and Kent countryside. Whatever the size of your wedding, we are sure to have the space suitable for you.


Martin Jordan Room

The wall murals depict a crumbling ruined building open to the sky and from which the viewer looks out over the imaginary scenes of wild undamaged nature from around the world. It is the perfect room for a quiet get away from your evening entertainment.

Your Day. Your Mansion.

Your Day. your Mansion.

Plan a Wedding, Civil Partnership or renew your vows with us and enjoy a designated Wedding Coordinator to help with preparations for your special day, and an evening host.


Animal Adventure

Complete your big day surrounded by such iconic wildlife as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino, ostrich, antelope and many more endangered species roaming freely as if on the plains of Africa.


Wedding Safari

How many other brides and grooms can take an hour-long safari on their big day? The animals simply bring a completely different element to the most special day of your life. It truly makes your wedding day the experience of a lifetime.


Our Service

The combination of exceptional service and the magnificent setting will ensure that your special day is truly one to remember. We provide a bespoke wedding service to ensure that every bride and groom enjoy all the elements of their day.


Culinary Delights

We take particular pride, not only in the flavour of our cuisine but also the quality of our dining experience. Wherever possible our products are seasonal and sourced locally from Kent.


Weddings Drinks

We have two private licensed bars; one in the Mansion and a second fully stocked bar in the Aspinall Suite. Our bar list includes Champagne and wines from Africa.


Delicious Canapés

We have a wide range of canapés and buffet options in addition to your main wedding breakfast.


Myles and Clare Finn


A big thank you for all your hard work as well as the staff members that made our wedding day very special. The day was perfect, we were looked after extremely well, the safari brilliant, the food excellent and the band, Burst, in the evening were extremely talented. Once again thank you to everyone involved.

Olga and Robert Archbold


Thank you so much for all your help in the build up and on the wedding day, we couldn't have done it without you!

We had a magical day and with such brilliant weather it was lovely to share the venue and gardens with our guests in all their glory. Please pass on our thanks and regards to Stephen Priestley (the pianist) and everyone else who helped on the day.

Livingstone Lodge

Livingstone Lodge

Looking over the breathtaking “African Experience” is the multi award winning Livingstone Lodge. Sleeping up to 20 guests in two and three birth tents. These luxurious tented lodges offer an entirely unique and unforgettable experience.

Elephant Lodge

Elephant Lodge

Ideal for families, these tents sleep
up to eight guests per tent, the Lodge looks over the animal paddocks which offers spectacular views of the magnificent Kent Coastline. Perfect in any weather, the Lodge offers amenities such as private shower and bathroom facilities, beds and quilts.

Mansion Guest Rooms

Mansion Guest Rooms

We have renovated 6 rooms and converted them into guest rooms all with en suite on the first floor of the Mansion. So enabling your wedding party the convenience of getting married, partying and staying all under one roof.

Hen & Stag Parties

Sophisticated Hen & Stag Parties at Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve, one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK, offers a number of hen and stag options to ensure that your party is both unique and unforgettable. With glamping, safaris, champagne celebrations, fine dining or picnics, with a wild twist, hens and stags looking for sophisticated luxury can choose from a variety of packages to suit every budget.

The 600 acre reserve in Kent is fast becoming the UK’s only animal focused short break destination, with a variety of accommodations including a four star boutique hotel, camping pods, luxury treehouse suites, a cosy cottage and the popular tented seasonal safari lodges.

Hens and Stags can opt for day time activities, including VIP safaris, animal encounters and more or alternatively, hire the four star Port Lympne Hotel exclusively for an unforgettable weekend.

Dusk Safari & Dining

VIP Dusk Safari & Dining Experience

Enjoy a VIP safari as you head into the wilds of the African Experience – 100 acres alive with African animals – with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset and view the animals as they venture to the watering hole to prepare for nightfall. Escorted by your personal Ranger, you’ll have a chance to see black rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and more roaming freely over the Kentish savannah. A champagne reception at the four star boutique Port Lympne Hotel awaits you on return from your safari followed by a sumptuous African themed buffet dinner.

Laapa Dinner

Award winning Livingstone Lodge Laapa Dinner and Safari

Your personal Ranger will guide you on an exclusive safari across the 100 acre African Experience as you make your way to the award winning Livingstone Lodge Laapa restaurant. Enjoy a ‘sundowner’ on the veranda and take in the breathtaking views over The African Experience, Kent coast and English Channel whilst watching the animals roam to the watering hole. As you relax with friends, your African inspired dinner will be prepared by your chef on the open fire pit and served by the laapa staff as you and your party enjoy a Hen or Stag with a wild twist.

Champagne Picnic

Wilds of Africa Safari and Champagne Picnic

Meet your personal Ranger, collect your picnic and enjoy a glass of champagne before heading out to the wilds of the African Experience, Port Lympne Reserve’s Kentish savannah, where your Ranger will introduce the collection of wildebeest, zebra and many other animals roaming freely. From here your safari continues on to the Livingstone Lodge Laapa restaurant where you can layout your picnic and, as if on the plains of Africa, observe the animals as they head to the watering hole.

Lord and Lady

Lord and Lady of the Mansion

A truly luxurious experience, you and your party will have exclusive use of the stunning four star mansion at Port Lympne Hotel. Welcomed with a glass of champagne, you and your guests can settle in, before embarking on a private safari around the 600 acre reserve. Dinner is a three course affair in the dramatic hotel restaurant and evening entertainment can be arranged for an additional charge. Breakfast the following morning is included and will consist of cooked and continental options.

Contact Us


Our Address

Port Lympne Reserve
Nr. Ashford, Kent
CT21 4LR

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For information and to book call us on 01303 234 111. Our offices are open Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

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