Astor Wing Weddings

Astor Wing Weddings


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. 

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 long since departed. The flood lit castle then 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.

As we have a total of 28 bedrooms on the Hever Castle Estate, should you require more than the 19 bedrooms in The Astor Wing, one of our wedding coordinators will be happy to discuss the possibility of incorporating these additional nine bedrooms into your wedding. 

There is a private car park for Astor Wing wedding parties, accessed via the private gated entrance to the Astor Wing. 

 


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Accommodation

The bedrooms at Hever Castle, recently refurbished and fit for a king, have been graded five stars by Quality in Tourism. Expect period colours, panelled walls, vaulted ceilings. Several rooms boast four posted beds and roll top baths. All offer luxury, antique furnishings and rich fabrics. Some rooms have stunning views across the formal lawns of The Astor Wing, others across the apple orchard to the castle. All are en suite with period features combined with modern day luxury.

Catering

The stunning location in the heart of the Garden of England is complemented by a varied menu which offers a choice of seasonal dishes, produced by our own highly acclaimed and talented team of chefs. Using only fresh, and when possible, local produce, our menu’s offer an eclectic array of dishes complementing most tastes. We believe that your guests’ enjoyment of our food is fundamental to the success of your event and should you have any specific requirements, our Chef would be happy to discuss them with you and create your perfect menu.

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