8 Unforgettable Venues
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers couples a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, fully licensed for civil partnerships and renewal of vows. The Grade 2 listed mansion, voted Kent’s ‘something different’ Wedding Venue of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2018, features ornate reception rooms, gorgeous gardens, courtyard and terraces. Our luxury romantic retreats, with glorious panoramic views across Kent’s largest wild animal park to the coast beyond provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony or reception.
COMING SOON Giraffe Hall will offer couples and their guests the chance to make friends with our resident herd of giraffes as they peer into the lofty ceilinged drawing room, or amble up to the bedroom windows, where the happy couple can feed them.
Our wedding coordinators would be delighted to advise you and tailor a quote to your needs and budget, or help you choose from our range of wedding packages.
Testimonial - 6th October 2018
Joanna & Tom
We just wanted to send you an email to say thank you for your help in making Saturday an amazing day for us! Although we had rain, everything that we could control went so perfect and smooth. Nikki and Jonathan were amazing and so professional and our guests have had only good things to say about them. Barry the DJ was also great and I appreciate that he stuck with the cheesy, pop and 80s brief that we gave him and the Girls Aloud songs were great! Thank you for all your hard work in the run up to the day and for making sure everything ran smoothly and to plan. You are amazing at your role and we both appreciate your time and effort massively! So thank you again to yourself and the whole team at Port Lympne as our day was above and beyond what we expected!
Testimonial - 9th September 2018
Liz & Maz
We had the most amazing day! Absolutely perfect. The weather was incredible and the hotel and grounds just shone! We were so so happy and couldn’t have dreamed it would go so well. Thank you to you and your whole team - amazing. After the first hour of sheer panic I was able to relax and enjoy the whole thing - from the ceremony onwards I had the best time and Maz did too!
Testimonial - 14th September 2018
Gemma & Rob
…the wedding was amazing, and we would like to thank you for all the time and effort that you put into our wedding to make it the magical day that we had, all those hours i spent on the phone to you talking you through every little detail. It was great working with you, and we really felt you went the extra mile with all our demands (my demands). Thank you once again
Wedding Open Day
Come along to our wedding open day between 12:00 and 14:30 and receive free entry into the beautiful, historic Port Lympne Hotel, voted Wedding Venue of the Year, Something Different at the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards 2018.
We will be showcasing the variety of stunning licensed locations around the reserve including outside spaces, beautiful gardens and our stunning multi use reception room.
Join us on Sunday 1st December 2019 for advice on how to plan your wedding.
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. Ceremonies can be conducted in one of the breathtakingly decorated ground floor rooms of the Port Lympne Hotel. Alternatively, rings can be exchanged on the romantic, Italian inspired terraces, exotic Moroccan Courtyard, or for a natural themed ceremony, at Bear Lodge with a backdrop of stunning views over our spectacled bear habitat.
The stunning Kent 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.
How your wedding helps
By choosing Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for your wedding venue you are sharing something very special with not only your guests, but also with endangered animals around the world. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve supports the work of The Aspinall Foundation (charity number 326567). The Aspinall Foundation's projects protect endangered animals and their habitats as well as returning animals bred at Port Lympne Hotel to protected areas in their ancestral homelands. Choosing Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for your wedding can support these ground-breaking projects!
Our dedicated team of chefs are committed to serving fresh, ethically sourced ingredients. We grow our own sustainable produce and work with other Kentish suppliers and farmers that are as passionate about growing as the chefs are about cooking.
From formal wedding breakfasts to buffets, hog roasts and barbecues; the team are delighted to discuss menu options and arrange tastings to create the perfect menu for your special day.
No matter what the weather holds in store, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers a varied selection of indoor and outdoor spaces for eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony.
For an unforgettable, special touch couples and their wedding guests can enjoy a VIP safari to The African, Asian and south American 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.Gallery
The award winning boutique hotel, has eight lavishly decorated bedrooms. Couples and their guests can stay overnight in one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, with a cooked breakfast the following morning. Alternatively, you can spend your first night in any of our 12 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