Wedding Show

Our next wedding show is on Sunday 23rd April 2023
Entry is free
Open 11:00 until 15:00

Book Your Appointment

Are you looking for your perfect wedding venue? Then we would be delighted to show you the castle.
Please telephone 01303 261666 to arrange an appointment

Late Availability Dates

We have dates available for Summer 2023
Please telephone 01303 261666 for more information and avaliablity.

Your Day, Your Castle, Exclusively Yours

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 12th century will provide the most perfect setting for your wedding, civil partnership, retaking of marriage vows, private functions or corporate events. We believe you shouldn't have to share your Big Day with anyone but family and friends. Enjoy the freedom to make the day truly your own with exclusive use of the Castle and grounds.

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!



Lympne Castle are pleased to offer our Armed Forces, NHS and Emergency Services discount.
Available for new bookings for weddings only.
This discount is 10% off your venue hire and food only.
This is only applicable to weddings that include a sit down meal and evening buffet.
Full terms and conditions apply.
Contact us on 01303 261666 or for more information.



About Us

Lympne Castle has been providing hospitality to visiting nobles since the 12th 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.


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The West Wing

The West Drawing Room, whilst echoing the majesty of the medieval 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. This room is ideal for a civil wedding ceremony seating up to 90 guests.

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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 ceremony seating up to 130 guests and a wedding breakfast for up to 90.


Ask us about our Forces & Emergency Services discount. 


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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 us on: 01303 261666.





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Capaciities listed above are subject to change based on government guidance and legislation in line with Covid-19 requirements.


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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.

Are you looking for an away day or somewhere to host team building event? Our versatile space and exclusive use could be perfect for your needs. Should you want more information or to visit please email the castle on


Dining at Lympne Castle

Lympne Castle is not generally open to the public however we offer the occasional opportunity to dine with us when we host a Pop-Up restaurant evening.

The price includes a three course meal with canapés on arrival.

All dates are advertised on our Facebook page.

Dates do sell out quickly and we only set dates a couple of months in advance.


Forthcoming dates.

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To organise your own private meal or to book call us on 01303 261666 or email

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Lympne Castle Cottages

Our self catering cottages are just a short walk from the castle entrance and can accommodate between 2 and 6 people.

Launched in 2014 our four self-catering cottages offers you comfortable surroundings that are a perfect spot to explore Kent from. These cottages were once the servants quarters for the castle but are by no means small. The size of these are deceiving from the outside as they range in size from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom cottage. Each cottage is unique in layout and size.

Gatehouse cottage, which is named as such because it once had the mechanism to open the Gate, has two double bedrooms and a bathroom with walk in shower. There is also a separate kitchen, living room and downstairs toilet. This cottage has a small courtyard garden for you to enjoy the last of the evening sun.

Pineapple cottages is a two bedroom cottage, containing a large main bedroom with king-size bed, a twin bedroom, bathroom with both a shower and separate bath, the downstairs contains a cosy open plan kitchen and sitting room and separate toilet. This cottage has its own entrance enclosed entrance. The kitchen has the added facilities of a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Pinkie Hill cottage is the largest of the cottages and has three-bedrooms; two double rooms and a twin room. The first double room has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a further main bathroom with shower over the bath. Downstairs there is a large kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. The spacious living room has a patio doors that lead to a small courtyard garden

Lambourne is a first floor apartment with three-bedrooms. This has two double bedrooms and one twin room. The bathroom with bath and separate shower. The large kitchen has dishwasher. The large living room is at the rear of the apartment and over looks the castle grounds and towards the English Channel.

All our accommodation is self catering which includes fridge, kettles, cutlery, crockery etc to use during your stay.

For more details please contact the castle directly on 01303 261666 or email
Prices start from....

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Pineapple Cottage
1 day: £320
2 days: £580
3 days: £820
7 days: £1100



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Lambourne Apartment
1 day: £480
2 days: £830
3 days: £1120
7 days: £1600



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Pinkie Hill Cottage
1 day: £520
2 days: £940
3 days: £1280
7 days: £1800




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Gatehouse Cottage
1 day: £340
2 days: £600
3 days: £840
7 days: £1200




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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. 


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 emails 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. 

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Where do I start? Thank you just doesn’t seem enough for all you, and the team at Lympne, did for us on Saturday. We really couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for our only daughter’s wedding. From beginning to end, it was just brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble, and whatever we asked you or needed was always responded to quickly and with a smile on your face. The venue was stunning, the food absolutely amazing (so many guests commented on the quality and portion size) and you and the staff were fantastic. Having worked in hospitality, on and off, throughout my life, I’m well aware of the hard work and pressures, yet everyone just took everything in their stride.

I realise, of course, that there are many people working to make a day like that so perfect, so as well as thanking you and the front of house staff, we’d also like to thank the chefs and kitchen staff, maintenance people, gardeners, office staff, and all who worked together to ensure we had a perfect day that we will remember for the rest of our lives.  You are all stars. Thank you so much.

Mother of the bride - Nov 2021

We’re just coming down from the most beautiful wedding at Lympne Castle. We waited a long time to tie the knot, but it was all absolutely worth it.
The staff, with Aimee at the forefront, were flawless. Despite Covid throwing in a few curveballs we had a very special day.
The food was delicious, the castle let us adapt the decor anyway we wanted and we were made to feel at ease the entire day.
Everyone was absolutely stunned by the gorgeous views and still had an amazing time despite the fact there wasn’t a disco.
I cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you for the most incredible day and memories we’ll cherish forever.

Victoria and Timothy - 2021

My husband and I got married at Lympne castle this month (June). Everything about the day was perfect from the amazing staff to the beautiful and historical setting. Thank you to the castle for making our day so truly special for all of our friends and family. It really is the perfect venue.

Katy - 2021

Aimee, Thank you so much for everything you did to help us with our wedding. We had a truly amazing day (once it had stopped being slightly terrifying), and several people commented that they wished they'd had someone like you at their venue to make sure everything ran so smoothly. The Castle was a perfect venue for us, the first we looked at, and definitely the right choice. And the food was even better than the tasting! 

Laura and Andrew - 2021

We both would like to send an email just to really say a big thank you for making our day so special. We have not stopped receiving photos and messages from people saying what a wonderful time they have had and how they have never seen such a more beautiful venue, seen everyone catered for so well and never had so much fun at a wedding. Truly, from our hearts, none of that would have been possible without you our suppliers.
Aimee and India – Honestly, we cannot thank you enough, so tentative all day, you both were amazing, a real credit to the castle. Myself, Lucy and guests said you were so helpful to us all day and we cannot thank you enough for that. Can you also pass on our thanks and appreciation to the waitresses, waiters and chefs, as they were all fantastic, the food was absolutely beautiful and went down a treat!

Mr and Mrs Kane - 2021

India and Aimee I would personally like to thank you both for the amazing work that you and your team have done. You created the most amazing atmosphere , supported us and gave us the most magical day! Helping us through numerous date changes and planning a wedding throughout a pandemic was of course never easy but you made it possible and myself; Jamie and our gussets will forever be grateful to you. I could not recommend this venue enough , I cannot wait for us to spend our next anniversaries at the cottages which was again a unique and amazing experience. We would never of thought that the outcome of our wedding would be so fabulous, stylish and elegant and you made all of that possible! To al the team we wish you all the best and again thank you!!

Jamie and Danial - 2021

My husband and I got married in November 2019 and it really was the most amazing day!!! I had been unwell and had surgery on the Monday before our wedding which meant I was unable to get involved much with all the final planning in the few days remaining until the wedding, Sian and all the staff at the castle were amazing and organised all our decorations and accessories for us. It was amazing to see all the different areas of the castle decorated and looking more amazing that I could have done myself for sure!!
The day ran so smoothly, it’s true it flies by, but it was the best day!!! I am one of a few brides probably that hoped for a little rain in the evening and everything happened perfectly!
So many friends and family said what an amazing venue Lympne Castle is, one of the friendliest weddings they’ve been to and everyone absolutely raved about the food which was delicious!!!!
Thank you so much to every single person involved in creating our amazing day, with the current circumstances I feel so grateful we had our day but after what I thought was going to be so stressful I can certainly re-assure you all when normality resumes you are in the best hands!!! Lympne castle and staff first class!!!

Chloe - April 2020

What can I say? We were absolutely blown away by this beautiful venue! Our wedding was a fairytale dream come true... and it’s all thanks to the wonderful people that keep Lympne Castle running. Aimee looked after us so well from the very beginning, and she was a real star on the day too, running around making sure that everything was perfect. We had the most amazing day. The food was incredible, the service was excellent, and everybody did their best for us without question. The day after our wedding we had afternoon tea and the staff went above and beyond to make even this special for us! The bay window seat with confetti on our table and gluten free food for me (coeliac). I honestly can not put into words how grateful my husband and I are for everything they did for us. We will never forget your kindness and generosity. You won’t get rid of us that easily though; we’ll definitely be back for more afternoon tea and hopefully the next open day! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You made our wedding the best day of our lives. With love, Mr & Mrs Jones xx

Emily - April 2020

I honestly cannot thank Aimee and all of the staff at Lympne castle for their attention to detail and service they provided to me on both the lead up and my wedding day.
During the lead up to the big day nothing was too much trouble for Aimee and responses were always efficient.
I would highly recommend Lympne castle to anyone wanting to get married in a personalised and well serviced serviced venue.
Thank you once again to all!!

Jade - March 2020

Our wedding on January 3rd was amazing thanks to lympne castle they made our day so special and so easy for us from letting my see the venue so many times to contact up until the day amiee and the team were fantastic and food was superb many thanks personally to the chefs as a chef myself that's one thing I wanted to be perfect and it was ! The cottages are also amazing really lovely size and such a lovely stay, the venue itself has stunning views and so much character which our guests and us appreciated so much, we couldn't fault the service we received, again massive thank you to everyone at Lympne Castle You were amazing!

Katie - February 2020

Breath-taking wedding venue. We could not imagine anywhere else more perfect for a wedding. It was our first and only venue viewing, we fell so in love with it that we booked a date there and then. We loved that our ceremony, reception and accommodation (we used the cottages) were all within the grounds plus the added bonus of the new bridal preparation room. We also had the benefit of Christmas trees and log fires which made our winter wedding particularly festive in the castle setting. The building and views are stunning - our guests were in awe! Aimee, our coordinator was first class in communications, expertise and ensuring the day ran to schedule. Nothing was too much trouble for her, even helping the grooms party with their buttonholes, a kind and personal touch. The staff were fabulous too and made us all smile with their lovely comments about our celebrations. The brilliant chefs offer an impressive menu, catering for all dietary choices and it is both delicious and beautifully presented. Lympne Castle had everything we could have wished for and more, it is a truly special venue, one of a kind.

Katie - February 2020

Lympne Castle is the most perfect wedding venue. Not only is it absolutely stunning, has roaring fires, beautiful grounds and views but you get the whole venue exclusive which for us was a big bonus! From the moment we booked it as a venue we were assigned a wedding coordinator - ours was Aimee and she was fantastic! Anything we needed she was super quick to reply and so helpful. We visited the castle lots and went to one of their dinner nights (which I highly recommend.) Our wedding day couldn't have been as smooth as it was if it wasn't for Aimee and her staff they made everything so easy for us and she even held my umbrella and helped me across to the church in the morning. Everything that the staff do is perfect - the food is superb and the whole venue flows nicely for guests. If you are thinking of getting married here look no further or even for a party - it's a fantastic venue and you won't be disappointed.

Clarissa - January 2020

Booked afternoon tea in November for today... It was definitely worth waiting for!!!! Fabulous surroundings, wonderful service and delicious food!!! I would recommend it to anyone! We will definitely be going again

Olivia - January 2020

We were married at Lympne Castle in June 2019. What a gorgeous venue! From the moment we first visited we loved it there. Aimee looked after us and was fantastic. She was always on hand to answer any questions we had and on the day she made sure everything was running smoothly and was just a great support to have around when I was caught up in the emotion of the day. All of the staff on the day were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. The food and service was great. The views at the castle are breathtaking and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue and views are. Thanks so much for making our day so wonderful ❤️

Holly - January 2020

Lovely setting and great views. Their afternoon tea is an experience not to be missed.

Alison - January 2020

Beautiful castle, stunning setting, so warm, friendly and relaxing, the most beautiful open fires. We loved every second we spent there.

Shirley - December 2019

Lovely festive carol service at the beautiful Lympne Castle tonight, a great atmosphere and well organised.

Lyndsey - December 2019

Dear Aimee,
After spending two weeks researching Kent wedding venues, we chanced upon Lympne Castle and rang Rod to find out a little more. We drove down to see the castle in the snow and fell in love with it straight away. We had our engagement shoot there in extreme wind and rain and our wedding took place on the hottest day of the century! Having experienced the castle, in all extremes of weather, it remains a stunning, yet intimate and homely venue. You really do have the run of the Castle for the entire day, which is rare with other wedding venues these days, particularly castles. The staff were amazing at every stage. We hadn't left ourselves much time to plan our wedding, but never felt pressured to make decisions. We chose to stay in the Castle Cottages and arrived feeling rather stressed the afternoon before the wedding. The first thing we saw, was an elderly husband and wife team tending the magnificent gardens and we heaved a sigh of relief, knowing that everything was going to be perfect! Apart from the stunning views, magnificent ceremony room and Great Hall for the reception, the terrace and lawn are a perfect backdrop for photos and all our guests could talk about was what an amazing place this was! The food was incredible, with more than 1 guest saying it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The day went seamlessly and we really didn't have to worry about anything other than enjoying our special day. This is a real testament to Aimee's professionalism and atention to detail as everything happened on time, without us having to do anything. Lympne Castle got under our skin from the moment we first visited and holds a very special place in our hearts. We would thoroughly recommend this venue and the team and we feel very lucky that we were able to have our wedding here.

Fiona & Dave - July 2018

We arrived at Lympne Castle on a grey and miserable March morning, but still completely fell in love with the venue and reserved our date right there and then! ...The venue itself is gorgeous, and for many of our guests a real highlight of the day. The staff are friendly and professional, always ready to help and very knowledgeable. We wouldn't have wanted our special day to be anywhere else, and thank you so much for making it so memorable.

Emma & Scott Lasenby

We have just has the most amazing wedding at Lympne Castle. Food was exceptional and our wedding coordinator Aimee was brilliant. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

Mr & Mrs Hill

We still cannot believe how perfect our wedding was yesterday! Having our own castle for the day was a dream come true, and the view was absolutely stunning, definitely the best in Kent!!! My husband and I cannot thank Susan and the team enough, their fantastic organisation and support ensured the day was as stress free and enjoyable as possible, everything ran so smoothly. Thank you so much Susan for going above and beyond to make our day so special, it could not have been better!! xxxxxx

Mr & Mrs Davis

This is one of the most beautiful places to get married. All of our wedding guests commented on the stunning views out to sea and the gorgeous castle and grounds. Not only is it visually stunning but the staff that work here are incredible. Our wedding ran so smoothly because of the hard work of Sue, our wedding coordinator. She is extremely profession and helpful and guides you through the day, keeping you calm and relaxed. The chefs that made our canapés, wedding breakfast and buffet were amazing. All guests with allergies or intolerances we very well catered for and every guest loved the food. We stayed at the cottages the night before our wedding and they are lovely. We stayed in Lambourne, which has beautiful views out to the coast and of the castle. It's a large cottage, idea for the bridal party! We had the most perfect wedding day here. I couldn't recommend the venue highly enough. Thank you Sue and the team and Lympne Castle.

Mr & Mrs Nicholls

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!


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

Kerry & Nigel



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