Always dreamt of a country wedding? The Astor Wing is a charming Edwardian wing of Hever Castle, designed in Tudor style, commissioned by William Waldorf Astor in 1903. Craftsman used original Tudor tools in order to retain the authenticity of the Tudor era. The result is a series of beautiful Tudor style buildings joined to Hever Castle, offering magnificent oak panelling, ornate fireplaces, antique furnishings and an eclectic art collection. Today, the Astor Wing offers an ‘Exclusive Use’ venue in one of the most historic and beautiful settings in England.
The oak panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns, provides the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony for up to 60 guests. Reception drinks are taken in the Music Room, or, weather permitting, on the Tudor Suite Terrace overlooking the croquet lawn and moat. The Tudor Suite Dining Room, shrouded with oak panelling and boasting a magnificent fire place, can accommodate up to 60 guests for a wedding breakfast.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and for being my wedding planner......
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and for being my wedding planner- you were absolutely fantastic and so reliable and patient with all my questions! We had the best day ever, were so happy all throughout the day, just a shame it went so quickly! And the weather held!! I've got brilliant memories now to look back on and I am so happy that I had my wedding at Hever.
Naomi & Mark July 2014
Firstly a huge thank you to yourself, Chris and the team who helped make our wedding day so wonderful....
Firstly a huge thank you to yourself, Chris and the team who helped make our wedding day so wonderful. We loved every second and everything was beautiful. I definitely had my dream wedding.
Sam & James 16th June 2014
First of all thank you for everything you did for Kathy and myself on the 5th, we had the perfect day....
First of all thank you for everything you did for Kathy and myself on the 5th, we had the perfect day. We were amazed by how smoothly everything went, and how well organised ever part was, it was fantastic. We got the video back on the weekend so we got to live it all over again! Thank you again for everything.
Howard & Kathy April 2014
We would like to say thank you for helping us to arrange such an amazing wedding last Friday! ...
We would like to say thank you for helping us to arrange such an amazing wedding last Friday! We both felt that every aspect of the day had been taken care of and we were looked after well. Can you please also pass on our thanks to Chris - he did a fantastic job making sure the day went smoothly. Thanks again for an excellent job!
Alex and Jon June 2014
Wedding photographs can be taken in the Astor Wing and the surrounding gardens. A time can be arranged for photographers to take shots in front of the Castle and in the Italian Garden and on the Loggia.
An evening reception for dancing and a licensed bar can be held in the Moat Restaurant, accommodating up to 120 guests until midnight. Wedding guests will be escorted from the castle to the Moat Restaurant via the Castle drawbridge and forecourt. En route guests will experience the beauty of the estate at a time when all the day visitors have departed. The flood lit castle therefore provides a stunning back drop to your evening reception as dusk falls.
Minimum numbers for an Astor Wing wedding are 25.
There are 19 luxury, five star bedrooms located in The Astor Wing. If you require bedrooms, we request that a minimum of ten are taken and a complimentary bedroom will be made available for the bride and groom. Guests can check in from 3pm and check out the next morning is by 10.30am.
Should you require more than 19 bedrooms in The Astor Wing, one of our wedding planners will be happy to discuss the possibility of incorporating our additional nine bedrooms into your wedding.
There is a private car park for wedding parties, accessed via the private gated entrance to the Astor Wing.
Image 2: Anthony Gould-Davies
Image 6 and 8: Paul Fletcher Photography