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Port Lympne Hotel
  • Edwardian country estate, situated in a wildlife safari park in rural Kent
  • Grade II-listed mansion, licensed to host ceremonies
  • Unique, lavish setting for receptions
  • Unique accommodation across the park
  • 15 acres of landscaped, terraced gardens
  • Wedding packages, including exclusive use options, from £7500

The four star Port Lympne Hotel offers couples a wonderful venue in the unique setting of Port Lympne Reserve. Fully licensed for civil partnerships and renewal of vows, the Grade II-listed mansion and landscaped gardens provide the perfect backdrop for the most special day, with glorious panoramic views across Kent’s largest wild animal park to the coast beyond.

Their wedding team will be on hand to help from the very beginning of your wedding journey and have a variety of wedding packages available, including last minute and bespoke options designed to make the day run smoothly. They can also accommodate you and your guests with a range of options as well as locally-sourced cuisine freshly prepared and served by the in-house team of chefs, so you can host the entire event, from ceremony and wedding breakfast through to the evening celebration party, all within one setting.


Commissioned in 1913 by art collector Sir Phillip Sassoon MP, renowned as one of Britain's greatest hosts, and constructed by notable architect Sir Herbert Baker, the house served as a venue for parties and celebrations up until Sassoon's death in 1939. Eventually falling into the hands of the Aspinall family in 1973, it became part of the now highly-reputed wildlife reserve and safari park while at the same time still retaining its original purpose of providing a relaxing open space for entertainment.


You can say ‘I do’ in a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations within the grounds. During the summer, rings can be exchanged on the romantic, Italian inspired outdoor terraces. Alternatively, in the winter months, ceremonies can be conducted in one of the breathtakingly decorated ground floor rooms.

The Aspinall Suite adjoining the Mansion offers the ideal venue for eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony, no matter what the weather holds in store and, for an unforgettable special touch, you and your wedding guests can enjoy a VIP safari to The African and Asian experience. A variety of animal experiences can also be arranged, from meeting the tigers to feeding the giraffes or black rhino.

The beautiful landscaped gardens provide a stunning backdrop for memorable photographs with fountains cascading into ornamental ponds, colourful borders planted with vivid blooms, dramatic walkways and, of course, the magnificent Trojan Steps – decorated with mystical Egyptian friezes. As dusk falls, twinkling and subtle lighting illuminates the Mansion and gardens, creating a magical atmosphere.

Aspinall Suite Civil Ceremony Capacity - 40 Guests

Spencer Roberts Room Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests

The Long Room Civil Ceremony Capacity - 250 Guests


Priding themselves not only on the quality of their cuisine but also their ingredients, all produce is locally sourced wherever possible from the finest Kent suppliers. A tasting session will be arranged with the chefs to allow them to get acquainted with your favourite food styles and preferences. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own team of caterers in, subject to an additional 'dry hire' fee.


The award winning boutique hotel has eight lavishly decorated bedrooms offering you and your guests the option of staying overnight with a two course breakfast the following morning or, alternatively, you can choose to spend your first night in any of the other unique accommodations at the Reserve.

For more information, to book a viewing and meet their lovely team please get in contact with them using the contact buttons listed above and below.

Port Lympne Reserve
Near Ashford
CT21 4PD


  • Mark and Laura - 14/11/2016

    I would like to personally thank you very much on behalf of my wife & I for such an outstanding job coordinating and organising our fantastic wedding. It was truly a fairytale wedding which everyone enjoyed. The day was truly perfect and your hard work made our day that extra special complementing such an amazing venue. Thank you for all your up front planning and organising and support to us and our guests on the day. Please pass our thanks to your teams and thank you for making our special day perfect.

  • Simon and David - 14/11/2016

    From the moment we met Sarah we were very impressed with her. Her attention to detail was impeccable and this really showed on the day. She was solutions focused and gave us lots of ideas and inspiration that helped us to develop our vision and come up with a truly unique and unforgettable day. We are both very meticulous and know what we like and want. We were blown away with the smooth running of the day. The feedback from our family and friends has been incredible. They have all commented on how professional all of the staff were and how well run the day was. We had a number of guests who had special requirements and Sarah personally made sure each one of them was well looked after and cared for. She really went the extra mile! In short we found Sarah, helpful, insightful, patient, funny, calm, caring and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sarah to anyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Mr and Mrs Powell - 14/11/2016

    I just wanted to thank you for helping us plan the most special day of our lives. We don't know what we would have done without you! Thank you so much for remembering all of the small things that made up our big day! There were so many things we had not thought of so we really appreciate everything you did for us. You could not have made it a better process. You kept us calm and really helped us with budgeting. You went above and beyond your job description. You really cared about us! We will always remember you!

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