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Hythe Imperial

Hythe Imperial

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Hythe Imperial

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  • 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 with views stretching over the English Channel, the Hythe Imperial boasts classic décor that exuberates opulence, with a champagne bar and a spectacular seaside setting. The building retains the elegance of its Victorian roots, whilst undergoing a full refurbishment to make it the perfect space for your wedding day.

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. Licensed for civil ceremonies and religious ceremonies you can even say your vows in the beautiful gazebo in the sea-front secret gardens.


This fully 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 secret gardens. There are also additional rooms you can hire.

Wedding Gazebo

Set in the delightful beach-front secret garden, the wedding gazebo truly is a magical space to exchange your vows. Your wedding party will be wowed by this spectacular setting.

Ceremony capacity - 120 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.

Special Offers

Have tea with the bride-to-be

Book your 2020 wedding and receive 50% off a champagne afternoon tea and access to the spa facilities. Perfect for a hen party or pre wedding celebration.

Late availability

Wednesday 7th August - book this date and receive £1,000 off the total cost
Saturday 10th August - book this date and the whole traditional top table goes free!

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


  • Ken and Lesley Jones – 14.04.2019

    We feel we must write to express our delight at our wedding at the Hythe Imperial. When we first chose the Imperial we looked at several venues but found none were as enthusiastic or as helpful with our planning of our wedding as all your staff. It didn't matter who we dealt with everyone was cheerful and helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble.

    The venue was prepared immaculately and we have since found that staff were working until 2am to prepare the ballroom. Dedication indeed.

    Many of our guests stayed in the hotel and all commented on the standard of the rooms and the food. Indeed one was so impressed she asked for the recipe of a sauce that accompanied the wedding breakfast and the chef shared it willingly.

    On the day of the wedding we were very reassured by the careful organisation and support by all the staff. We were checked on to ensure that we were ok and we needed nothing.

    Both the ceremony room and the Ballroom looked stunning and were much commented on by all our guests.

    We took advantage of the gardens and were able to have some lovely photos taken in the pagoda. The children were also able to make use of the garden thanks to the weather, this was much appreciated as young children sometimes do need a space to let off steam.

    We can only thank you for turning our special day into an extra special day. It should be added that we were very pleased with the price as well, we settled on the £4000 package which included most of our needs and any extras were reasonably priced Our thanks again.

  • Kelly Fyfe – 29.03.2019

    Thank-you Hythe for the most perfect wedding venue. Your staff team were truly outstanding and made our day the best it could have been.
    Would highly recommend Hythe Imperial for a wedding venue or even just an overnight stay. The accommodation, food, staff and hotel itself is amazing and I can not fault them.
    Thank-you for making our wedding amazing and memorable.

  • Catherine and Jamie Evans – 11.03.2019

    Thank you SO much from me and Jamie for looking after us not only on our wedding day but also the night before. David and the team on the day were absolutely first class and made the day run so smoothly. I can't say enough how much we appreciated David's organisation and the whole team at the hotel for looking after us and our guests! The food was delicious; the rooms for guests and ourselves were luxurious and comfortable and the spa facilities were good to the next day!

  • 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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