At a Glance

View the locations and capacities for a Castle Wedding.

Ceremony: The Castle Inner Hall

Capacity: 60

Drinks Reception: Courtyard or Tudor Suite

Capacity: 60

Wedding Breakfast: Great Hall or Tudor Suite

Capacity: 40 | 60

Reception: Moat Restaurant or Tipi or Guthrie Pavilion

Capacity: 120 | 120 | 220

20% off Venue Hire

For all remaining dates in 2024, we are offering a 20% discount on the venue hire of Astor Wing or Castle weddings plus complimentary chef’s-choice canapés. T&C’s apply.

Ceremony: The Inner Hall

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.

Drinks Reception

For your drinks reception, you can stay in the Inner Hall, or move internally from the Castle to the Tudor Suite. Within the Tudor Suite there are three rooms available to use – the Tudor Suite Sitting Room, the Tudor Suite Dining Room, and the Music Room.

Depending on the weather, you may also be able to use the Tudor Suite Lawns or for exclusive use weddings you can have your drinks reception in the Bed & Breakfast Courtyard.

We are more than happy to discuss the options available to you.

Wedding Breakfast: The Great Hall

The Great Hall boasts an elaborately carved Minstrels Gallery resting on a series of carved musicians and an impressive stone fireplace surmounted by the Boleyn 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.

Evening Reception

For Castle weddings, an evening reception can be held in the Moat Restaurant (bookable until October 2025) accommodating up to 120 guests for dancing with a licensed bar until midnight. After the wedding breakfast, guests are escorted from the Castle to the Moat Restaurant via the Castle drawbridge and forecourt. On route guests can experience the beauty of the estate at a time when all our day visitors have departed. As dusk falls, the floodlit Castle provides a stunning backdrop to your evening reception. There is also the option to book a tipi on the Tudor Lawn, with views of the Castle and moat. On some dates throughout the year the Guthrie Pavilion can be booked, a stunning Palladian style contemporary venue located adjacent to the Rose Garden. Please contact our wedding team for more detail on these opportunities [email protected] or 01732 861 800.

Further Details

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.

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

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Hever for our wedding. It was everything we’d hoped for and more. The service from start to finish was fantastic and the staff working over that weekend were just incredible. Every guest we’ve spoken to brings up how brilliant and accommodating the staff were, and how well organised and professional the service team were during the wedding breakfast.

Sidonie & James, Feb 2023

My husband and I were fortunate to be able to attend a wedding at Hever in late June. We were enormously impressed by the experience. The staff were uniformly hospitable, patient, open-hearted and welcoming. The accommodations were very comfortable and well thought out. The food and beverages were high quality and very delicious… including the memorable wedding ‘breakfast’ in the castle dining room, I was very impressed by your local sparkling wine. I’m trying to find it in the US with no luck. I know how much work goes in to making an experience look ‘seamless’ and feel perfect, you all hit it out of the park!

Sally, Jul 2022


There are 18 luxury, five star bedrooms located in the Astor Wing. Guests can check in from 3pm and check out the next morning is by 10.30am.

We have a total of 27 bedrooms on the Hever Castle Estate, however, should you require more than the 18 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.


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.

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.

Wedding Favours

The Hever Shop produces a wide range of Hever Castle branded products that make for the perfect wedding favour for your guests. Click the link below to discover some of the options you can choose from.

Please get in touch if you have something else in mind, if you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can create bespoke wedding favours – [email protected]

Wedding Types & Packages

Please view our various ‘wedding types’ below for further information on each venue, their capacities, and the associated package.


Hever Castle is Silver rated for green tourism. Green efforts across the estate include using local produce where possible, a biomass boiler to heat the Estate and solar panels.