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 as a castle wedding venue when the castle is closed to the public or evenings after 6.30pm.
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
Snow and I wanted to thank you and your staff for making the wedding day as special as it was. ...
Snow and I wanted to thank you and your staff for making the wedding day as special as it was. There are a few people we'd really like to highlight for going above and beyond their duty. Firstly, Chris Cheers the events manager was a fantastic help to everyone on the day, from listening to the bride (despite having already done all the jobs she was asking him to do), to ushering everyone about. We've nothing but thanks for Chris and were surprised he was there as long as we were, from our perspective it was great to have the continuity, but we understand that it must have been hugely tiring for him despite him always upbeat. Secondly, the young lad who held umbrellas as we went for photos and controlled the music (which went great), in the franticness of the day we, unfortunately, forgot his name. However, we really appreciated how he helped guide us to a few quieter spots and helped stem the flow of traffic, despite it being a rather busy day. It allowed us to get some great shots and it meant a lot to us. Lastly, Penny has been a great help, she's lovely to talk to and made everything very clear and stress free.
Richard and Snow August 2014
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 venue parties, accessed via the private gated entrance to the Astor Wing.