Hever Castle offers three venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether it’s the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the classic country house atmosphere of The Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of The Italian Garden, Hever Castle offers a wedding venue to suit all your wedding day dreams.
The Astor Wing: 25 – 60 day guests, 120 evening guests
The Astor Wing is a private wing of Hever Castle, created in Tudor style by William Waldorf Astor in 1903. Offering peace, tranquillity and seclusion, 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 ambience for an intimate ceremony for up to 64 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, again shrouded with oak panelling and boasting a magnificent fire place, can accommodate up to 64 guests for a wedding breakfast. The Moat Restaurant can be transformed into spacious venue for music and dancing for up to 120 guests.
Hever Castle Inner Hall and Dining Hall: 25 – 40 day guests, 120 evening guests
During the winter months, The Castle Inner Hall and Great Hall are available to hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The splendour of this charming castle boasts ornate panelling and carved columns in Italian walnut. There is an impressive minstrel’s gallery, a fine collection of antique furniture, original paintings and a splendid working fireplace for a roaring log fire. The Castle Great Hall, where Henry VIII would have dined when visiting Anne Boleyn, is available for wedding breakfasts for up to 40 guests. The Moat Restaurant can be transformed into spacious venue for music and dancing for up to 120 guests.
Italian Garden: 80 – 200 guests
Summer months see the Award Winning Italian Garden come to life as weddings take place under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38 acre lake. This magical lakeside location, accommodating from 100 – 180 guests can also be extended to your drinks reception where guests can take in the views from the stone piazza complete with our very own inspired Trevi fountain. A short walk away is the Guthrie Pavilion. Extensively refurbished in Palladian style, the vaulted ceilings and full length arched windows make for a light and airy atmosphere keeping the romantic backdrop of the lake and gardens. With a license until 1.00am, the Guthrie Pavilion is also suitable for evening receptions and discos or live bands to round off your special day.
Marquee Weddings: 200 – 600 guests
The Winter Garden Lawn is available for a marquee wedding for up to 600 guests.
Hever Castle offers 28 five star bedrooms.
Located in The Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing, Edwardian wings of Hever Castle designed in Tudor style, expect leaded period colours, panelled walls, and 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 or across to the Castle. All are en suite with period features subtlety combined with modern day luxury.
Each wedding venue has its own accommodation allocation.
For an Astor Wing or Castle wedding, we request that a minimum of ten bedrooms are booked if you are requiring bedrooms as part of your special day, we will then provide a complimentary bedroom for the bride and groom.
For an Italian Garden wedding, the nine bedrooms in the Anne Boleyn Wing can be booked subject to availability.
If more bedrooms are required, Lingfield Park Resort, only 15 minutes from Hever Castle offers a preferential rate for our clients and transportation can be arranged to bring your delegates to and from this 4 star spa hotel.
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.