Here at Lympne Castle we offer you the opportunity to be transported back to a medieval fairytale dream. This beautiful Grade I building dating back to the 13th century will provide the most perfect setting for your wedding, civil partnership, retaking marriage vows, private functions or corporate events. Inside the Castle, within the Great Hall with its panelling, roof beams and medieval windows, you can have the beauty and romance of times past but with modern comfortable facilities. Lympne Castle offers magic, fairytale, and romance, the chance to be kings and queens for the day and to follow in the footsteps of real monarchs who may once have walked these halls. Follow the tabs to find out more about the wonderful experiences on offer and be prepared to be amazed!

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The West Wing

The West Drawing Room, whilst echoing the majesty of the mediaeval castle, belongs to a different era. It was added in Edwardian times when the famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to restore the castle, which was then near to ruin. As you enter the room your attention is immediately drawn to the view from the huge bow window overlooking the south east coast. Wood panelling and a stone fireplace lend the room an imposing yet welcoming atmosphere. 

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The Great Hall

In the Great Hall with its part panelled walls, wooden roof beams and gothic arched windows you can imagine hearing the lively talk, clank of goblets and music of bygone feasts.  This room is ideal for a larger civil wedding party seating up to 120 guests.

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Corporate Hire

When seeking a conference destination you need look no further than Lympne Castle. We can provide can provide a wonderful facility for your company guests. For prices or further information, please contact Rod Aspinall on: 01303 261666.

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Corporate

If you have been looking for a venue to host a conference, presentation or product launch then look no further than Lympne Castle. Our main function room can accommodate up to 85 and with our local infrastructure links we can easily host visitors from London, France or even somewhere more local. Our own self-catering historic cottages are available and there is further accommodation available only two miles away in Hythe. For somewhere wonderfully different, and with far more character than standard hotel conference facilities, Lympne Castle will make your event stand out and stay memorable.

Accommodation Options

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Pineapple Cottage
1 day: £280
2 days: £370
3 days: £460
7 days: £800

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Lambourne Cottage
1 day: £420
2 days: £540
3 days: £660
7 days: £1100

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Pinkie Hill Cottage
1 day: £420
2 days: £540
3 days: £660
7 days: £1100

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Gatehouse Cottage
1 day: £250
2 days: £340
3 days: £430
7 days: £750

Preferred Suppliers

photographersPhotographers

Portland Studios
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Yvette Craig Photography
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David Fenwick Photography
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David King Photography
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Alan Duncan Photography 
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Catherine Hill Photography
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Paul Webb 
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Bearsted Babes
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TDH Media
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AMC Videos
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Simon Wilcox - Egg Cosy Pictures
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floristsFlorists

Flowercraft
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Creative Flowers
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Simply Flowers
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Floral Designs
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Mimi Fleur
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Emily and Me
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wedding accessoriesWedding Stationery & Accessories

The Medieval Scribe
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Ellafinn
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Arterworks
hannah@arterworks.co.uk

Big Day Postbox
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Kent Mobile Bar Company
01303 488611

 

wedding insuranceWedding Insurance

B&P Insurance - 01304 375327
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chairsChair Covers & Event Designing

Bows Chair Covers
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hair and makeupHair & Makeup

Bubbles & Bows
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Lisa at Blushed Bridal Beauty
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Beautycall
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Zoe Marie makeup artist
zoemschibler@yahoo.co.uk

 

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AK Casino Knights
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Ace Fun Casino
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magiciansMagicians

Chris Harding - Magician
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Spencer Wood - Magician
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Etienne - Magician
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Marc Lemezma - Magician
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carsCars

Peter Presland
Vintage Car Specialists

Button Holes & Bouquets
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Ashford Bridal Cars
07764 612457

accommodationAccommodation

Lympne Castle Cottages - 01303 267571
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Hotel Relish
10% discount to all guests attending Lympne Castle
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Burlington Hotel
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Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - 01303 298450
10% discount to all guests attending Lympne Castle
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The Corner House B&B - 01303 268108 
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Eulalia Bed & Breakfast
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Hythe Imperial Hotel
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Ashford International Hotel
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10 to 12 B&B Folkestone - 01303 210127

 

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Tilmanstone Toastmasters
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Peter Thompson
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Trevor R Smith
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wedding plannersWedding Planners

Love you to the moon and back
07585 959200

 

TransportTransport

Folkestone Taxi
01303 252000

Premier Cars
01303 279900

 

cake makersCake Makers

Cakes Galore
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Just-a-Cake
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Ble Coutre
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entertainmentEntertainment & Music

3s Company - Male Vocalist Group
3sco.vocalists@gmail.com

Barn dance to Banquet
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Adam Chandler
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BeeJays Ents
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Noss Ryan Disco
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Graham West Harpist
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Peter Dinsley
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Cerys Hughes Harpist - 07759 930200
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Singing Waiters
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Discologic
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The Rockpins
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PianoDJ - Wedding Pianists and DJs
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Bows Boutique
info@bowsboutique.co.uk

Birchington Brides
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The Crystal Fairy Company
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Bridal Gowns at Jodi Ltd
01622 755090

 

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Simply Ceremonies UK - 07970 513715
Karina O'Donnell

 

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Peaches and Pearls
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Location

Lympne Castle is only a few miles from junction 11 of the M20 and is easily reached by car. The journey time from central London is approximately an hour and a half. The Castle can also be reached from London by train - services depart from Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Ashford International.

The nearest local station is two miles away at Sandling which is 10 minutes from Ashford International.

For international connections Gatwick airport is just over an hour’s drive and Ashford International Station is less than half an hour away (M20, junction 10). Directions: Exit the M20 at junction 11 and take the A20 to Hythe and Ashford. Take the road signposted Lympne (just past the A261 for Hythe) after 1/2 a mile the T junction turn left, then next right, signpost to Lympne Castle, follow lane and park in car parking area adjacent to church. 

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About Us

Lympne Castle has been providing hospitality to visiting nobles since the 13th century, and in itself has a fascinating history stretching back to Roman times; beneath the foundations of the Castle are the remains of Portus Lemanis (the sea came right up to the door 2,000 years ago!) and much of the stone used to construct the original castle and next door church came from here. Nowadays we still pride ourselves in making our guests welcome and, with comfortable modern additions, they can now enjoy an unforgettable medieval experience but with 21st century improvements, although some people do claim to have seen the odd ghost still happily going about their business after many centuries.

Testimonials

My wedding on 6th August 2015 was perfect in every way. Everyone had the most amazing day and I can't thank you all enough

Sarah Moran

We cannot thank Gareth our event organiser enough for the outstanding job he and his team did at our daughter's wedding last week. From the moment we met him, he gave us excellent help and advice so the wedding day was absolutely perfect. 5 stars really isn't enough!

Chris Sadler

A massive thank you to Gareth and the rest of the team for all their hard work making our day special - especially with the last minute changes! We had a perfect day and it couldn't have gone any better. The castle is absolutely beautiful and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much!

Nikki Essex

Thank you very much for helping us putting together a great celebration. We had an amazing time and all our guests all full of praises for the staff, the food and of course the venue! It was a great day which I will always remember!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Best Wishes

Susanne

To Gareth & the team at Lympne Castle,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our fantastic wedding day.

Gareth you were amazing and easy to talk to. Thank you so much for being so accommodating for our decorations. You were there to help me set up so early and you didn’t leave until late. Thank you so much for your time and fabulous organisation.
To all of you we got so many compliments from all of our guests on how beautiful and well kept the venue was. We really had the best wedding location in Kent.
We couldn’t have asked for more. I’d advise anybody looking to get married to book you up without hesitation. Thank you again.

Sally & Martin Holt

To the manager & all the staff,

We would like to thank you & your team for making our daughter’s wedding day so special. Lympne Castle is a truly memorable venue and was loved by all our guests from the moment they arrived.
We were impressed by how smoothly the day ran, thanks to the care and professionalism shown by all your staff. Please thank the chef for the lovely food, especially the Beef Wellington which was enjoyed by everyone.
We would also like to add how much we liked staying in the cottages and how perfect the arrangement was, especially breakfast for 20 in the Bistro the following morning.
We are very aware how busy you are on a daily basis with so many weddings and events but are happy you made this one unique and unforgettable for us.

Best wishes

Mr K.A & Mrs S.Y Sadler

Hi Sue,

Will and I just wanted to say a massive Thank you to you and all your staff for helping our special day run so smoothly. You were so calm and relaxed that I think it helped keep me grounded on the day. Everyone that came could not believe how beautiful the venue was with the views etc. and the pictures have come out beautifully.

Will and I would thoroughly recommend Lympne Castle to anyone looking for a wedding venue. You provide the whole package which I think is quite rare these days and you looked after us so well.

Thanks once again.

Lisa & Will

Dear Gareth,
Rob and I can't thank you enough for all the time and effort you put in during the planning of Kate's wedding and on the day.
Your enthusiasm, help and encouragement was such a blessing to us and the day was just perfect. All your team were a great too - please pass on our grateful thanks. Our guests were delighted with your lovely venue and commented on the high quality of the catering and the relaxed atmosphere your staff created - all your organisation was exemplary. The cottages we stayed in were excellent too!
I'm sure Kate and Chris will be in touch when they are back from honeymoon and will send over some photos.
We have so many happy memories of Kate's wedding day, it was just as she had dreamed it would be - THANK YOU.
Very best wishes

Chris

Just wanted to say a massive thank you from both Nigel and Myself, your professionalism from the start to finish of our wedding experience has been amazing! Nothing has been too much trouble, yourself and all your staff are a great credit to you. Will you please pass on our gratitude’s to all members of staff at the castle, including your amazing chef. All our guests have commented on how well the day was ran, food, service and presentation were all excellent, along with the immaculate gardens, which although we didn’t get to use, I know a lot of hard work goes into maintaining them.

The castle is a beautiful venue and everyone commented what a truly special place it is. I real gem!

Thank you again for everything was truly the most amazing day and you helped it to be this way.

Kerry & Nigel

Many thanks for our wonderful day at Lympne Castle! Everyone was really impressed with how smoothly it all went and that the food was exquisite. We had an amazing time so please pass on our thanks to the staff and chefs. We have plenty of lovely Lympne Castle photography so let me know if you'd like me to pass it along for your Facebook page etc :)

Mr & Mrs Ghost

My wife & I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Michael & Kimberly Lunn at your venue on Sunday 16th August 2015.

We would like to thank you & your professional staff for the enjoyable way the whole ceremony & reception afterwards was carried out.

We believe that no stone was left unturned & nobody wanted for anything, all the food was cooked & served superbly & the service impeccable.

I would like you to give yourself a very large pat on the back & likewise to all your staff.

At any opportunity we will certainly recommend your first class venue.

Lana & Alan Slaughter

Contact

You can contact us here at Lympne Castle in a number of ways. We welcome enquiries by phone, email or postal communication. Our phone number is 01303 261666 and we can be contacted during office hours of 9am-5pm. Monday through Friday with the exception of National and Bank Holidays. If you would like to email us, please do so using our online enquiry form. We aim to answer all received email within 24 hours, but please accept there may delays to this during peak business times. Finally, you may also write to us directly at the following address; Lympne Castle, The Street. Lympne, Kent, CT21 4LQ. 

Rod Aspinall - Estate Manager 
01303 261666 / 01303 267571
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General Enquiries
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Gareth Houston - Operations Manager 
01303 261666 / 01303 267571
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Sue Piddock - Operations Manager 
01303 261666 / 01303 267571
sue@lympnecastle.com

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