Hever Castle and Gardens

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Information about Hever Castle and Gardens

  • Menus from

    £200

  • Nº of guests

    From 25 to 64

  • Facilities

    Banquet halls, terraces, gardens, marquees

  • Services

    Banquet, ceremony, catering

  • Location

    In the countryside

  • Accommodation

    Yes

Description of Hever Castle and Gardens

Hever Castle is set in incredible award winning gardens and is the ideal location for your wedding. It provides a bucolic surrounding and many stunning picture-taking opportunities which always ensure that any wedding day here is the most joyful and significant event.

Services offered

Hever Castle has a welcoming character and owns historic 16th century Tudor portraits, furniture and tapestries. The Astor Wing is licensed to celebrate weddings and partnership ceremonies all year round. During winter, it is possible to get married in the Castle Inner Hall and have the reception in the impressive Castle Dining Hall which can seat up to 40 guests.

Summer months see the award-winning Italian gardens blossom as ceremonies for up to 120 people take place under lovely arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the extensive 38 acre lake. This magical spot can also be used for drinks receptions where guests can enjoy the views from the stone piazza and a very own inspired Trevi fountain.

The grand oak paneled Tudor Suite Sitting Room overlooks the castle and formal lawns and is a special place to be married. Next to it you will find the Tudor Suite Dining Hall, again shrouded with oak panelling with a impressive fire place and is able to seat up to 64 guests. Reception drinks can be taken within the Astor Wing or, weather permitting, across the lawns.

A little walk away, the Guthrie Pavilion, refurbished in Palladian style, vaulted ceilings and full length arched windows, provides a light and airy atmosphere from day into night without losing its romantic background of the lake and gardens. With a maximum capacity of 200 seated guests and license untill 1.00 am, this space can be used for wedding receptions, disco and live bands all year round.

It is not possible to dance in the castle or Astor Wing, however, the Moat Restaurant, just two minute walk away, can be transformed into a venue for music and dancing for an evening reception for up to 120 guests.

History

The oldest part of the building dates to 1270 being just the gatehouse and a walled bailey. In the early 1500s, the Bullen family bought it and added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and then it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn -you are able to take a close look at two prayer books signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn herself-.

Hever Castle later passed into the ownership of Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Then, from 1557 onwards, it was owned by a large number of families: the Waldegraves, the Humfreys, the Meade Waldos... Finally, in 1903, William Waldorf Astor restored it, building the 'Tudor Village' and adding the gardens and the lake. Since 1983, the castle has been owned by Broadland Properties Limited and open to the public.

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More information about Hever Castle and Gardens

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day? Yes
  • What is included in the menu? 3 Course Menu and Coffee
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen? Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer? Seasonal
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu? Yes
  • Do you offer special menus? Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake? No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? Yes you can bring your own wedding cake and there is no surcharge for this
  • How does the open bar work? Pay per drink
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations? Yes
  • Private photographer? No
  • Do you provide your own music? No
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location? Yes
  • What are the forms of payment? Full Pre Payment
  • Do you provide disabled access? Yes
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