Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
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Aldington Road, Lympne, England, CT21 4LR, United Kingdom
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Events
Set in 600 acres of stunning parkland in Kent’s beautiful countryside, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is an ideal choice if you’re on the hunt for a unique destination wedding venue near London. This award-winning wildlife reserve is home to hundreds of amazing animals and endangered species, giving you the chance to incorporate once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters into your wedding weekend for an unforgettable experience.
A luxury wedding destination in Kent, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to an array of spectacular ceremony and reception spaces, including an idyllic garden pergola, a stunning all-glass orangery, a hidden Moroccan courtyard, and a Grade II listed Cape Dutch-style mansion. Endless photo opportunities include the landscaped terraced gardens surrounding the historic mansion and the Moroccan courtyard’s dreamy pastel pink walls draped in scented jasmine and bougainvillea.
No matter which wedding space you choose, you’ll be blown away by the impeccable service and dedication of Port Lympne’s experienced event coordinators and talented chefs. These friendly professionals will go out of their way to make sure every detail comes together effortlessly for your special day. Bespoke wedding packages at the venue include mouthwatering three-course menus, entertainment, photography, décor, florals, animal encounters, private guided safaris, and more.
Highlights of Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Events:
- One of the UK’s most spectacular and unique wedding venues
- Choose from an array of magical settings for your ceremony and reception
- Bespoke, all-inclusive wedding packages tailored to your vision and budget
- Luxury onsite accommodation, including lodges, treehouses & cosy cabins
- Endless photo opportunities across 600 acres of private parkland
- Supporting the outstanding conservation efforts of The Aspinall Foundation
Spaces At This Venue
Hidden in the mansion's whimsical walled garden, the pergola is an incredibly romantic and secluded wedding setting at Port Lympne. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, this quiet and picturesque spot comfortably hosts up to 100 guests for a seated wedding ceremony.
Port Lympne's newly-appointed orangery is a stunning all-glass structure nestled amid beautiful private gardens. This exclusive wedding space can accommodate 160 seated guests and boasts a dancefloor, cloakroom, fully incorporated kitchen, and luxury bathrooms.
Situated on the mansion's first floor, the magnificent Moroccan courtyard was lovingly restored in 2019 to offer a dreamy, intimate wedding space at Port Lympne. The courtyard features marble columns and floors, pastel pink walls adorned in scented jasmine and bougainvillea, antique brass lanterns, and beautiful water fountains. Accommodating up to 24 seated guests, the Moroccan courtyard is ideal for hosting rehearsal dinners, cocktail evenings, and smaller wedding ceremonies.
For intimate weddings of up to 50 guests, the historic mansion at Port Lympne is a wonderful choice. The charming Cape Dutch-style mansion is surrounded by 14 acres of landscaped terraced gardens and offers a number of elegant drawing rooms and terraces for your celebrations.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Catering
Weddings and events at Port Lympne Reserve are renowned for their exceptional dining experiences, with mouthwatering menus showcasing the finest local ingredients. Whatever your budget and dietary requirements, Port Lympne’s talented executive chef will work closely with you to design a truly bespoke seasonal menu tailored to your vision.
Expect decadent multi-course menus with plenty of options to suit all tastes, followed by bountiful evening buffets featuring an array of tasty late-night bites to keep guests satisfied as they dance the night away. To complement these incredible fine dining experiences, enjoy premium wines sourced from award-winning local vineyards.
Highlights of Catering at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve:
- Bespoke seasonal menus tailored to your vision, budget and dietary requirements
- Friendly service and a seamlessly curated, personal approach
- Decadent multi-course menus showcasing the finest local ingredients
- Exceptional wines sourced from award-winning Kentish vineyards
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a beautiful place for weddings or other functions. Amazing hand-painted walls of animals and jungle settings inside, with a bar and open fire. Gorgeous views too. Segway tours are available and, of course, lots of wonderful animals.
We had an absolutely amazing wedding at Port Lympne, and we still have friends tell us that it was the best wedding they'd ever attended! Our wedding coordinator was well organised and even went above and beyond to hire some vintage crockery for our wedding breakfast as a surprise. The added extras of a safari for the guests and giraffe feeding just added so much fun and made it that extra bit special.
Steph & Andy ·
I attended a wedding at this impressive country venue. The views and gardens were wonderful, and of course, it is attached to the Aspinal Zoo. You can rent a golf buggy to drive around the extensive grounds. As a wedding venue, it had everything you need for a romantic weekend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Port Lympne’s beautiful glass orangery can accommodate up to 160 seated guests, with plenty of space for a dancefloor.
Weddings at this unique safari destination are nothing short of spectacular, with everything you need for an unforgettable experience in one place. Choose from an array of breathtaking spaces for your ceremony and reception, complemented by luxury onsite accommodation, mouthwatering menus, and exceptional service.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve can accommodate all of your wedding guests with an array of award-winning, interior-designed luxury lodges, cottages, treehouses, and cosy cabins. Many of the accommodation options include private and unique experiences to encounter the world’s most amazing wildlife.
Yes, there is plenty of onsite parking at the reserve.
Expect carefully curated fine dining menus showcasing the finest local and seasonal ingredients.
Kelly's been planning weddings and events across London since 2016. Her knowledge about the most stylish venues across the city is unparalleled, and she's so easy to chat with that she'll have your venue sorted in a matter of minutes.