A wild animal park wedding can be the most memorable way for your nearest and dearest to help celebrate your special day. The magic of the occasion coupled with our unique surroundings will make your Kent wedding the wedding of the year.
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 ceremony, wedding reception, entertainment and activities.
A magical and unique setting
Steeped in history, Port Lympne’s 600 acres of private parkland is currently home to over 900 wild endangered animals. We recommend that you ensure enough time to enjoy the characteristic allure of nature and endless sea views to transform your special day.
Getting here is so easy. We are a mere 15-minute drive from Ashford International Station, connecting you to London (40 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 wedding with us, you will be supporting these wonderful conservation projects.
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.
Regarded as one of England’s finest country houses, Port Lympne offers a truly exceptional venue for your special day, 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.
What our happy couples say...
Leyla & Shimol
We want to say a big thank you to all the team at Port Lympne, we had an amazing day and the whole team worked their hardest to make our vision come to life. We would like to make a special mention of Max who took us around the venue, showing us the magic of Port Lympne. Before their new spaces (the Orangery and Pergola) were even built we switched venues to Port Lympne as it's no normal wedding venue, it's the Disneyland of Kent wedding venues. We would also like to say a big thank you to Stephanie who worked so hard to make sure the day was perfect. She made our dream weddings come true with Georgina, and Olivia, who handled every aspect of the day so well. All our guests were blown away and had the time of their lives. They keep telling us how perfect the venue was. It really does have it all: 5 star food, the most stunning spaces, water features, coastal views, and breathtaking grounds with animals from across the world (which all our guests got to see as part of our day). If you are looking for a venue that ticks all the boxes Port Lympne and the team can and will make this happen.The team managed everything so professionally, and they made our dream come true! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Photography by Jeff Oliver.
Rebecca & Paul
We had our wedding reception at the Orangery in Port Lympne in May 2023 and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! The Pergola was a brilliant space for drinks before the wedding breakfast and was the best way to start our wedding reception. The Orangery is a stunning venue with 1920's vibes and the garden surrounding it was great for garden games for the children to enjoy. We were able to work with the staff and personalize the day and were lucky enough that we were able to go the day before and set up the Orangery ourselves. Our family and friends loved the day too and couldn't believe we'd arranged a surprise safari during sunset. We would highly recommend doing this, the experience is amazing. The staff were incredible too, they couldn't do anymore for us in advance and on the day. If anyone is looking for a unique and stunning wedding venue, look no further Port Lympne ticks all the boxes. We can't wait to return for our one year anniversary!
Steph & Andy
We had an absolutely amazing wedding at Port Lympne, we still have friends tell us (unprompted) that it was the best wedding they'd ever attended! Our wedding co-ordinator Hannah was really nice, well organised and even went above and beyond to hire some vintage crockery for our wedding breakfast as a surprise. The added extras of a safari for the guests, and the fact that we got to do a giraffe feeding just added so much fun and made it that extra bit special. We would definitely recommend having your wedding at Port Lympne, and wish we could do it all over again!