Hever Castle, and stunning grounds situated near Edenbridge in Kent, is a breathtakingly beautiful wedding venue featuring stunning buildings, beautiful grounds and a 38-acre lake. Built in the 13th century, it originally consisted of a gatehouse and walled bailey, but was converted to a manor whilst it was the family seat of the Boleyns. Hever castle passed through various hands and, alas, fell into disrepair but was acquired by the American millionaire, William Waldorf Astor, in 1903. He set about extensive rennovation and constructed the Tudor-style Astor Wing behind the castle. The Italian Gardens and grounds are particularly impressive, with their Pompeiian wall and classical statuary, with the highlight being the loggia, with its Trevi-inspired fountain, overlooking the lake.
Weddings at Hever can take place in several location within the castle and grounds. The Astor Wing, which has recently been refurbished and features 21 bedrooms and a bridal suite, is available all year round and during winter weddings can take place in the Castle’s Inner Hall. During the summer ceremonies can also be conducted al fresco in the loggia with the Palladian-style Guthrie Pavilion available for the reception. Marquees can be erected in the grounds for larger weddings.
Hayley and John had a small romantic wedding with close friends and family. They tied the knot in the stunning Astor Wing. Although it was a small affair it was really important to them to have beautiful photos to document their day. Who can blame them with the amazing grounds at Hever Castle. They were a bit worried about posing for the photo’s so we kept it all very natural and the couple admitted to us that they absolutely loved it and are thrilled with the photos which is wonderful.
So if you’re planning on getting married at the Hever Castle wedding venue and are looking for a wedding photographer then please do get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you!