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Wedding Venue Fact File: Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent

07 Feb 2020

The award-winning Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Hythe could be the wedding location of your wildest dreams

Image: Rebecca Carpenter Photography

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Steeped in an amazing history, this 600-acre wildlife reserve is set in the heart of the Kentish countryside with stunning views that stretch over the Romney Marsh and out as far as the coast.

Whether you want to experience the full luxury and glamour of the Port Lympne Hotel, the majesty of the Moroccan Courtyard or keep it quaint and natural at Bear Lodge, you will find the perfect spot for you to share your vows. 


Above: The Port Lympne mansion

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve's dedicated wedding co-ordinators are experts at helping you plan a day that encompasses everything important, from a beautifully extraordinary venue to those unmissable tiny details that make it your dream day.

Stand atop the Trojan steps, amble down Lime Tree walk or gaze from the hotel terrace for those perfect romantic photo opportunities. Capture the memories of a private safari or animal encounter and make flicking through your wedding album even more special when you spot the residents of the reserve throughout your pictures for years to come.


Above: The Trojan steps at Port Lympne


Above: The hotel terrace (Rebecca Carpenter Photography)

With so many accommodation options, you can spend your first night as newlyweds star gazing from The Bubble, cuddled up in the honeymoon suite at the Port Lympne Hotel or immersing yourself in nature at Lion Lodge. You can even extend the celebration with your guests by booking for them to stay overnight as well; keep the night alive as you all gather around a campfire at Bear Lodge and watch the sunset beyond the horizon.


Above: Bear Lodge at sunset (Jeff Oliver Photography)

Frequently asked questions

Minimum guests: 2

Maximum guests: 180

Package price per person: from £65+ (includes menu and venue)

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available in the main hotel car park (limited spaces) and the main reserve car park.

Can we bring dogs or animals?

No, animals are not allowed on the reserve as this contravenes the zoo licence.

Can we have fireworks?

As the venue is set in the heart of Kent’s largest wild animal park, fireworks, Chinese lanterns or smoke bombs are not permitted. 

Do you host more than one wedding a day?

The team will only cater for one wedding per day in each area of the reserve.


Above: A wedding safari (Lorna Elizabeth Photography)

Voted ‘Something Different’ Venue of the Year 2020 at the Kent Wedding Awards, call today to find out why you should say “I do” at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, a venue as unique as you are: 01303 234111, or visit

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