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.
We couldn’t have wished for a better day! All the Hever castle staff were brilliant! ...
I just wanted to reach out and say what an amazing day we had! We couldn’t have wished for a better day!
All the Hever castle staff were brilliant!
Thank you to you as well for the many emails and visits you have guided us on and how easy it was to plan our perfect day!
Katie and Josh, June 2022
It really was a dream come true and we wish we could do it all over again. ...
Thank you both again so much for organising the most perfect wedding ever. We all had the best day and nothing could have gone better, it was wonderful. It really was a dream come true and we wish we could do it all over again.
Lisa & Adam - February 2022
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: Carla Blain Photography
Image 3: Anthony Gould-Davies
Image 4: Paul Fletcher Photography