Welcome to Port Lympne
Whether your event requires conference facilities, team building activities, product launches or simply an evening of outstanding entertainment, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is the perfect venue for an unforgettable occasion.
Set in 600 acres of stunning parkland, Port Lympne is an ideal choice to add some adventure to your away days, parties and corporate events and reconnect with nature in the centre of this award-winning wildlife reserve. Devoted to the conservation of endangered species and returning them to wild protected areas, Port Lympne is home to hundreds of animals, giving you the chance to truly reconnect with nature in picturesque and restorative surroundings.
Encircling the historic mansion house, the reserve’s 14 acres of tranquil, landscaped, Italian-style gardens allow you to enhance your event with outdoor activities, backed by breathtaking coastal views across to France.
Further enrich your event with a journey by truck through the park’s vast Kentish savannah, seeing iconic animals such as giraffe, black rhino, wildebeest and zebra.Download our meetings & events brochure
Why Port Lympne?
Port Lympne provides the perfect environment for corporate or leisure groups to celebrate or work together on activities that are engaging, rewarding and strengthen team spirit. By holding your event with us, you are directly helping the park to protect wildlife here in the UK which, in turn, enables the park’s partner conservation charity, The Aspinall Foundation, to send animals back to the wild and manage animal protection schemes in Congo, Gabon, Java and Madagascar.
A Bespoke Service
Your dedicated Events Coordinator will be delighted to assist you in creating a unique experience for you and your guests, putting together a tailor-made event, entertainment and activities.
A Unique Setting
Steeped in history, Port Lympne’s 600 acres of private parkland is currently home to over 800 wild endangered animals.
Getting here is so easy. We are a mere 15-minute drive from Ashford International Station, connecting you to London (35 min) and Paris (1.5 hours).
Versatile, Adaptable and Beautiful Spaces
Our variety of private spaces are exquisitely designed and easy to tailor for you and your guests’ needs, underpinned by the warmth of great British hospitality.
Multi Award-Winning Accommodation
We can accommodate all your guests across a variety of interior designed luxury lodges, cottages, cabins and treehouses. The choice is unlimited, and yours to decide.
Delicious Food and Drink
Menus curated from our favourite locally-sourced ingredients, coupled with glamorous cocktails and award-winning Kentish vineyards for wine pairing, all make for an exquisite match.
Working alongside our charity partner The Aspinall Foundation, we protect, breed and release endangered animals back to the wild. By hosting your event with us, you will be supporting these wonderful conservation projects.
Our team building events foster a valuable sense of wellbeing in your workforce, giving groups the opportunity to work towards a meaningful, philanthropic goal.
Overlooking Romney Marsh and the English Channel, the historic Grade II* listed Port Lympne Mansion is surrounded by 600 acres of magnificent private parkland. For over a century, Port Lympne has entertained royalty, aristocracy, prominent politicians and playwrights.
Throughout the roaring 20s, notable guests included Charlie Chaplin, the Prince of Wales, Lord Mountbatten, Sir Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence. The mansion’s library was refurbished to serve as a venue for the signing of treaties and The First Lympne Peace Conference was held at the mansion in 1920. Attendees included UK Prime Minister, David Lloyd George; French Prime Minister, Alexandre Millerand and a contingent of highly-influential ministers and military figures.
Regarded as one of England’s finest country houses, Port Lympne offers a truly exceptional venue for your meeting or event, with unforgettable backdrops steeped in a golden era.
How to find us
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is located in the South East of England in the beautiful county of Kent, and is within easy reach of London, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex.
By Car: Take Junction 11 off the M20 and follow the brown tourism signs to the park.
By Train Ashford International is 15 mins away and provides high speed rail services to London St Pancras (40 min) and Paris (1.5 hours).
By Air Both Gatwick & Heathrow Airports are within a 1.5 hour drive. For those wishing to arrive by helicopter we have our own helipad onsite.