Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Outdoor wedding ceremony area at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, a Kent wedding venue. Wedding couple walking through the grounds of Port Lympne Hotel Wedding couple by the pond in the gardens at Port Lympne Hotel Wedding couple at the end of their wedding day in the grounds of Port Lympne Hotel
Venue Overview

The beautiful setting of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve which is home to many rare and endangered species is dedicated to delivering the most romantic and unique weddings in Kent set across 600 acres.

Wedding planning begins with the venue and we have a stunning selection to suit all requirements and themes;

Bear Lodge

With uninterrupted views of our spectacled bear enclosure and out to the Kent coast, Bear Lodge has it's very own private access and car parking. The building is perfect for a rustic and natural theming for your wedding breakfast and reception. With the option of an outdoor ceremony hosted by our local celebrant.

Port Lympne Hotel

The elegant 1920’s mansion house, the most unique building in the Reserve. Impress your guests with reception drinks and canapes in one of our beautifully painted animal mural rooms. Enjoy your ceremony with a variety of licensed locations including the ornate reception rooms, gorgeous terraces and exotic Moorish patio.

Enjoy your wedding breakfast and/or evening celebrations outside on one of our terraces showcasing the beautiful views of the gardens and Romney Marshes. With the option to book the mansion exclusively for just you and your guests, it provides the perfect backdrop for some stunning photos of your day.

Lime Tree Avenue Marquee

Set within our secluded Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve garden’s, our beautiful marquee offers you flexibility with the look, style and feel for your wedding. It’s the perfect venue for a larger or dry hire wedding.

Giraffe Cottage

This charming cottage with pretty garden and incredible views over the African experience is the perfect secluded venue for intimate weddings. With your very own private chef and VIP safari, what more could you want other than to celebrate it with your close family and friends.


Our chefs understand the importance of great food, preparation and presentation. It’s our philosophy that the food should be of restaurant quality, despite catering for large parties. New menus are put together annually including a choice of two starters, mains and desserts. Couples can also arrange their own menu and chefs are happy to discuss menu options and arrange tastings. From formal wedding breakfasts to buffets, hog roasts and barbecues – the team are delighted to offer advice and arrange the perfect food for their special day.

Something Different

Couples and their wedding guests can enjoy a VIP safari to the South American, African and Asian experience. We also have a variety of animal experiences which can also be arranged, from meeting the tigers to feeding giraffes or black rhinos.

Venue Details
  • Civil Ceremony up to 120
  • Wedding Breakfast up to 120
  • Evening Reception up to 120
  • Marquee
  • Outdoor Ceremony Structure
  • Gardens/ Grounds
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Confetti Permitted
  • Candles Permitted
  • Wedding Exclusivity
  • Late Bar Licences
  • In-house Band & Disco
  • Dancing / Dance Floor
  • In-house Catering
  • BBQ/ Spit Roast
  • Bridal/ Changing Room
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
Venue Testimonials
Thanks for all the help with our wedding, we really did have an amazing day, everyone we have spoken to loved it. Would really love to do it all again lol. Port Lympne is definitely one of our favourite places and no doubt we'll be returning for anniversaries and at other times.

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Venue Details

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve,
Nr Ashford,
CT21 4PD,
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