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Hythe Imperial
  • Gorgeous venue on a stunning seafront location
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies
  • Luxurious en-suite accommodation
  • Moet & Chandon champagne bar
  • Personal Wedding Planner provided
  • Enchanting landscaped gardens
  • Exclusive outdoor terrace
  • Spacious ballroom with ocean views

A historic venue situated along the stunning Kent coastline, the Hythe Imperial boasts classic décor that exuberates opulence, with a champagne bar that is emphasised by its seafront location.

The lavish interiors and landscaped gardens provide elegant surroundings for your special occasion, with your own personal wedding planner on hand to ensure you have the best possible day. The hotel also boasts many decadent suites and family rooms for any guests travelling from afar.


This recently refurbished Victorian hotel has undergone an extravagant transformation. Hythe translates as 'haven' from old English and you can understand the reasoning in the name. Dating as far back as 1880, this hotel has a rich history and has seen many important guests pass through, including royalty.


The Hythe Imperial offers both indoor and outdoor locations in which to host your ideal ceremony or dream reception. You can utilize the spacious ballroom with an outdoor terrace, or take to the stage within the new wedding gazebo in the manicured gardens. There are also additional rooms you can hire.

Wedding Gazebo

Set in the delightful beach-side gardens, the wedding gazebo can be a romantic setting in which to exchange your vows. Come rain or shine; a large or intimate gathering, this could be the green space for you.

Ceremony capacity - 150 guests

Imperial Ballroom

The ballroom can accommodate a multitude of events and is ideal for your ceremony or reception. Whether you're after regency or contemporary, with an airy and spacious feel, this room serves as the perfect canvas with outdoor terrace.

Ceremony capacity - 150 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 120 guests

Reception capacity - 200 guests


Choose your ideal catering option from the AA Rosette awarded restaurant, which concentrates on locally sourced produce. Whatever your taste, they are happy to accommodate your palette, from fish and chips to a lavish afternoon tea. To add that extra glamour to proceedings, accompany the meal with a glass a champagne from the attractive Moet & Chandon Bar.


Planning to stay the night? Whether you want somewhere to relax the night before, or you would like a luxury honeymoon suite, the Hythe Imperial offers two exquisite suites. The Belcourt Suite offers sea facing views with a traditional roll-top bath, while the Victoria Suite provides alternative garden views.

Like the rest of the venue, each room exuberates history and character in indulgent fashion. There are over 90 en-suite rooms to accommodate your guests as well.

To find out more about what the Hythe Imperial has to offer, get in touch using the buttons to the side and below this listing.

Hythe Imperial
Princes Parade
CT21 6AE


  • Lauren Houghton

    As a new Mr & Mrs we cannot thank the staff and wedding consultant enough for the smooth running of our whole wedding day. We were really looked after and cannot fault the toastmaster Russ who was fantastic in organising the wedding guests and the shift from the ceremony, to the wedding breakfast, to the evening. Our suite for the night was the Seabrook and was stunning, so luxurious and comfortable. We plan to return on our anniversary in the years to come!

  • Jordan Thornton - 22/05/2017

    Mr and Mrs Thornton would like to thank the Hythe Imperial for our absolutely beautiful wedding day, that ran so incredibly smoothly and without a single glitch. Due to the utter dedication and professionalism of the wedding coordinator and the team along side her. The food service and drink service was divine and to a high standard, all our guests commented on how amazing the food was presented and tasted. Me and my husband would both whole heartily recommend the Hythe Imperial for the wedding of a life time, not just a pretty and characterized building, but a professional and caring team that can not do enough to make sure your day is one to remember. Thanks to everyone that worked so hard on our big day.

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