Castle Weddings

Castle Weddings


The romantic double moated castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Hever has a rich and varied history, dating back more than 700 years. Now its splendid panelled rooms contain fine antique furniture, tapestries and a unique collection of Tudor portraits. There are two rooms within Hever Castle that can be hired for a castle wedding.

The Inner Hall, with ornate panelling and richly carved columns made of Italian walnut, can accommodate up to a maximum of 60 guests for a castle wedding ceremony: 50 seated and 10 standing. The Inner Hall is available to book during the day for a ceremony on days when the castle is closed to the public, or for an evening ceremony, between 6.30pm and 8pm.

The Dining Hall boasts an elaborately carved Minstrels Gallery resting on a series of carved musicians and an impressive stone fireplace surmounted by the Bullen coat of arms. This accommodates up to a maximum of 40 guests for a castle wedding breakfast, seated on impressive long banqueting tables. The Dining Hall is available during the day when the castle is closed to the public or evenings after 6.30pm.

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Wedding photographs can be taken in the Castle, the Astor Wing and the surrounding lawns. A time can be arranged for photographers to shoot outside the Castle, in the Italian Garden and 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 then 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. 

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.

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

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

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Accommodation

The stunning 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 subtlety 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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