Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
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Aldington Road, Lympne, England, CT21 4LR, United Kingdom
Port Lympne Weddings
Nestled in the picturesque Kent countryside, Port Lympne is a sprawling wildlife reserve offering spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding day. This luxury all-in-one wedding destination is within easy reach of London and has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding experience in one place, including award-winning accommodation, a charming garden pergola, a stunning all-glass orangery, and endless photo opportunities.
Personalised service is at the heart of everything the Port Lympne events team does, and they’ll go out of their way to ensure your special day is memorable and seamless from start to finish. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will curate a bespoke package tailored to your vision and budget, including menu design, entertainment, photography, décor, florals, gift registry, stationery, animal encounters, and private guided safaris.
The Scene at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Kent
From the moment you arrive at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, you’ll be swept up by its picture-perfect surroundings, spread across 600 acres of magnificent private parklands. It’s not hard to imagine your wedding celebrations taking place here amongst idyllic manicured gardens, hidden courtyards, swaying trees, unique wildlife, and panoramic views of the Kent countryside.
If you’re envisioning a romantic garden ceremony followed by an elegant reception surrounded by lush greenery, Port Lympne is the perfect venue for you. This luxury wedding destination is home to an array of stunning ceremony and reception spaces, including an enchanting garden pergola, a spectacular all-glass orangery, a pastel pink Moroccan courtyard, and a historic Grade II listed mansion.
What makes Port Lympne so special is the unique wildlife experiences on offer, ensuring your wedding weekend at the reserve will be an unforgettable one. Guests are free to roam the 600-acre reserve and learn about all the incredible species being protected here. Your dedicated wedding coordinator can also arrange private guided safaris and animal encounters for you and your guests.
If you’ve got out-of-town guests travelling to Kent for the wedding, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve has an impressive range of onsite accommodation options for up to 350 people. The spacious Courtyard Suite is a popular choice for indulgent wedding stays and bridal party preparations, and guests can choose from luxury lodges, glamping pods, cottages, treehouses, and cosy cabins.
Port Lympne Wedding Ceremonies
The newly-appointed pergola offers an enchanting setting for your wedding ceremony at Port Lympne Reserve, nestled amid picturesque terraced gardens and an ancient whispering wall. Exchange vows inside the beautiful pergola, then head out into the immaculately landscaped tiered gardens to enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne with your guests.
For more intimate ceremonies, the magnificent Moroccan courtyard is a wonderful choice. This magical space is located on the mansion’s first floor and boasts original marble columns and floors, antique brass lanterns, cascading water fountains, and dreamy pastel pink walls draped in scented jasmine and bougainvillea.
Port Lympne Wedding Receptions
Wedding receptions at Port Lympne Reserve are elegant and timeless affairs, taking place in the newly-built glass orangery. This exclusive space is surrounded by lush private gardens and looks particularly magical at night, lit up with twinkling festoon lights and sparkling chandeliers. The orangery is a stunningly versatile space with a spacious dancefloor, cloakroom, fully equipped kitchen, and luxury washrooms.
As guests sit down to dine inside the orangery, they’ll be blown away by the exquisite fine dining menus crafted by Port Lympne’s renowned culinary team. Once dinner finishes, guests can spill out onto the adjoining decking area to soak up more of the picturesque garden surroundings or head to the dancefloor to get the party started. Your dedicated wedding coordinator can organise incredible entertainment and talented musicians to ensure everyone has an unforgettable time as they drink, dine and dance the night away.
Wedding Photography at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve Kent
Nestled amid 600 acres of idyllic private parklands, there are endless opportunities for your wedding photography at Port Lympne Reserve. Popular backdrops include tiered terraced gardens surrounding the historic mansion and the magical Moroccan courtyard, with its pastel pink walls.Request A Viewing
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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.