An Unforgettable Venue
Voted Kent’s ‘something different’ Wedding Venue of the Year 2016, the four star Port Lympne Hotel, set at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, offers couples a wonderful venue in a unique setting. Fully licensed for civil partnerships and renewal of vows, the Grade 2 listed mansion and landscaped gardens provide the perfect backdrop for the most special day, with glorious panoramic views across Kent’s largest wild animal park to the coast beyond.
Mr and Mrs Powell
I just wanted to thank you for helping us plan the most special day of our lives. We hope you liked both of your flowers and card! We don't know what we would have done without you! Thank you so much for remembering all of the small things that made up our big day! There were so many things we had not thought of so we really appreciate everything you did for us. You could not have made it a better process. You kept us calm and really helped us with budgeting. You went above and beyond your job description. You really cared about us! We will always remember you! We wish you the best for the future and hopefully see you soon!
Mark and Laura
I would like to personally thank you very much on behalf of my wife & I for such an outstanding job coordinating and organising our fantastic wedding. It was truly a fairytale wedding which everyone enjoyed. The day was truly perfect and your hard work made our day that extra special complementing such an amazing venue. Thank you for all your upfront planning and organising and support to us and our guests on the day. Please pass our thanks to your teams and thank you for making our special day perfect. Best wishes thanks
Simon and David
From the moment we met Sarah to start discussing and planning our big day, we were very impressed with her professional nature, yet friendly approach to understanding our needs. Her attention to detail was impeccable and this really showed on the day. She was solutions focused and gave us lots of ideas and inspiration that helped us to develop our vision and come up with a truly unique and unforgettable day. We are both very meticulous and know what we like and want. This didn’t seem to phase Sarah at all and she managed to completely get what we were asking her for and deliver even more than we could ever have hoped for. This was even though we has in excess of 100 guests! We were blown away with the smooth running of the day. Without the help of Sarah, our wedding wouldn’t have been the amazing, memorable and happy day that it was. The feedback from our family and friends has been incredible. They have all commented on how professional all of the staff were and how well the day run. We had a number of guests who had special requirements and Sarah personally made sure each one of them was well looked after and cared for. She really went the extra mile! It is clear that Sarah has a true passion for her work. In short we found Sarah, helpful, insightful, patient, funny, calm, caring and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sarah to anyone planning any sort of event, especially a wedding as we have every faith that she will deliver exemplary standards time and time again. Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Say ‘I do’
Couples can say ‘I do’ in a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations within the grounds. During the summer, rings can be exchanged on the romantic, Italian inspired outdoor terraces. Alternatively, in the winter months, ceremonies can be conducted in one of the breathtakingly decorated ground floor rooms. The stunning venue can cater for civil weddings for an intimate ceremony of just 2 or up to 200 guests comfortably, all with the charming backdrop of the Reserve.
Our chefs understand the importance of great food, preparation and presentation. It’s our philosophy that the food should be of restaurant quality, despite catering for large parties. New menus are put together annually including a choice of two starters, mains and desserts. Couples can also arrange their own menu and chefs are happy to discuss menu options and arrange tastings. From formal wedding breakfasts to buffets, hog roasts and barbecues – the team are delighted to offer advice and arrange the perfect food for their special day.
The Aspinall kitchen and prep areas are also available for dry hire so that couples can bring in their preferred caterers.
The Aspinall Suite, adjoining the Mansion offers the ideal venue for eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony, no matter what the weather holds in store and for an unforgettable special touch, couples and their wedding guests can enjoy a VIP safari to The African and Asian experience. A variety of animal experiences can also be arranged, from meeting the tigers to feeding giraffes or black rhinos.
The beautiful landscaped gardens provide a stunning backdrop for memorable photographs with fountains cascading into ornamental ponds, colourful borders planted with vivid blooms, dramatic walkways and of course, the magnificent Trojan Steps – decorated with mystical Egyptian friezes. As dusk falls, twinkling and subtle lighting illuminates the Mansion and gardens, creating a magical atmosphere.
The award winning boutique hotel, has eight lavishly decorated bedrooms and couples and their guests have the option of staying overnight in one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, with a cooked breakfast the following morning, or alternatively, can choose to spend their first night in any of the other unique accommodations at the Reserve.Accommodation
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