At a Glance

View the locations and capacities for an Italian Garden Wedding.

Ceremony: The Loggia

Capacity: 180

Drinks Reception: Loggia Terrace

Capacity: 180

Wedding Breakfast: Guthrie Pavilion

Capacity: 180

Evening Reception: Guthrie Pavilion

Capacity: 220

10% off Venue Hire

For all remaining dates in 2024, we are offering a 10% discount on the venue hire of Italian Garden weddings. T&C’s apply.

Ceremony: The Loggia

One of the most magnificent areas of the gardens at Hever Castle is the Italian Garden, which was created to display William Waldorf Astor’s collection of Italian sculpture. Summer months see the award winning Italian Garden come to life as ceremonies take place under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38 acre lake.

The Loggia is available for a ceremony at 4.30pm between April and October excluding the school summer holidays.

Drinks Reception: Loggia Terrace

This magical lakeside location can also be extended to your drinks reception where guests can take in the views from the stone piazza complete with its very own Trevi-inspired fountain.

The Loggia Bar adds another element of alfresco charm to the drinks reception.

Wedding Breakfast: The Guthrie Pavilion

Afterwards, guests take a short walk under the flower-clad terraces and through the rose gardens, on route to the Guthrie Pavilion for a wedding breakfast at 6.30pm. Extensively refurbished in Palladian style, the Guthrie Pavilion offers vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling arched windows. This provides a light and airy atmosphere from day into night without losing the romantic backdrop. The Guthrie Pavilion accommodates up to 180 for a wedding breakfast.

The Guthrie Pavilion is available all year round from 6.30pm for receptions again excluding school holidays. There are certain days throughout the year when the Guthrie Pavilion can be available before 6.30pm. This includes when the Estate is closed to the public or when the Guthrie Pavilion is not open as part of the Day Visitor experience, which we are happy to discuss further with you.

Evening Reception: The Guthrie Pavilion

Licensed until 1.00am, the Guthrie Pavilion also hosts your evening reception accommodating an evening buffet, disco or live band and bar facilities.

For the evening reception the Guthrie Pavilion can host an additional 40 guests, bringing the total number of guests to 220.

Further Details

Please note we request a minimum number of either 70 or 100 guests for an Italian Garden Wedding depending on when the wedding is held.

Fireworks can also be arranged for an Italian Garden wedding. Guests can gather on the lower terrace of the Loggia to watch a spectacular display over the lake to music.

I’ve been inundated with messages about how stunning the venue was. It was better than I could have ever dreamed of. So thank you for the bottom of my heart for helping me achieve the wedding of my dreams. And for a Groom that didn’t have a clue about a single detail, to quote, “I just want to do it all again”, I think together we all pulled of a pretty good Wedding! So. Just simply. Thank you so much for everything. We will never forget the day and everything you all did to pull it off.

Rachel & Liam, Jun 2023

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all your team at Hever Castle for our amazing wedding! Many people said it was “the best wedding ever” – and we are so happy with the way it all went! Your organisation, and the team work from your colleagues on the night were perfect!”

Holly & Gunduz, Sep 2022

Thank you SO much for everything you did to help us with our wedding. Planning from abroad and 9 time zones ahead was something we were dreading, but you two were phenomenal. So friendly and helpful, and also your help liaising with suppliers was invaluable. Thank you so SO much. we had quite literally, the most perfect and best day of our lives. The venue is absolutely stunning, you guys were amazing, and all of the staff at Hever made it the most smooth and fun day ever. We cannot possibly explain how grateful we are to everybody who contributed.

Emma & Gareth, Aug 2022


For an Italian Garden Wedding, there are nine beautiful bedrooms in the Anne Boleyn Wing if required, an Edwardian wing of the castle, some rooms offering stunning views across Anne Boleyn’s orchard and the castle. We do request that if you are requiring bedrooms that all nine are booked by yourselves at the time you confirm your wedding with us and these will be incorporated into your booking contract. Check in time is 3pm on the day of arrival and transportation will need to be arranged in advance to take guests to and from the Anne Boleyn Wing, which we are happy to help with.


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 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.

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.