An Unforgettable Venue
Voted Kent’s ‘something different’ Wedding Venue of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2018, 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 indoor and outdoor 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.
Testimonial - 29th July 2018
Nick and Sam
What can we say about our wedding! WOW! I think sums it up. We had a great time. Everything went very smoothly. We didn't have any worries or concerns. It flowed beautifully. Everyone thought the venue was stunning, the food was fabulous, the wine was excellent. The DJ (We know he was very late in getting in touch with us) but he hit the feel and tone we wanted right on the nose. He even played a tune at the very end that we had considered for a long time for our first dance and Sam wanted it to be played during the reception and no one had briefed him. The rooms were dressed just as Sam wanted them. The guest rooms. Fantastic. All the feedback we got was they were gobsmacking. We were stunned by the size, the furniture and the facilities in our room. The Safari was an added bonus we really enjoyed I know the weather wasn't ideal but we saw a couple of sights that we will remember forever. The giraffes running along beside the truck and the views. Jess many thanks for the work you and team put into our wedding. Please pass onto those who were involved our sincere thanks. You played a blinder that day. All in all WE HAD A FANTASTIC WEDDING and A GREAT TIME
Samantha & Matt
We had our wedding here at the beginning of October, and we couldn’t have asked for more. Aside from the amazing location and views to die for, everyone here made us feel at ease and welcome - no matter the time of day or night. The events team are a dream. Nothing is too big or too small a task, and the level of detail, time and effort that was put into our day was astounding. For a control freak like me, while it was hard to let go, I knew my day was in safe hands. Our coordinator Kayleigh was there every step of the way, answering all kinds of daft questions and offering her opinion to help the day run smoothly. All in all I wouldn’t get married anywhere else in the world, and I wouldn’t trust another team to do even half the job of the guys and girls at Port Lympne. Thank you for an unforgettable day! 6th October 2017
Sarah and Wayne
I can't find the words to say thank you enough to Bronwyn for helping our wedding on Saturday go as perfectly as it did. The venue is breathtaking, staff all so lovely and efficient and I am still in shock about just how perfect the day was. Thank you all so much xx 12th August 2017
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
Wedding Open Day
Come along to our third wedding open day between 10am and 2.30pm and receive free entry into the beautiful historic 4 *Port Lympne Hotel, voted Wedding Venue of the Year, Something Different at the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards 2017.
We will be showcasing the variety of stunning licenced locations around the reserve including outside spaces, beautiful gardens and our stunning multi use reception room with an Autumn theme.
Join us on Sunday 14th October 2018 for:
- Advice on how to plan your wedding
- Exclusive on-the-day promotions
Entrants must register to gain free entry. Please follow the link below to register your details.REGISTER
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
Enquire About Your Wedding
For more information, to book a viewing and to meet our lovely team please complete the form below.Download brochure