Port Lympne: Plan something truly unique at this wedding venue wild card

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Set at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, Kent, the award-winning, four-star Port Lympne Hotel promises a unique wedding for those couples looking for something wildly different…

How far in advance will a couple need to start planning their wedding at Port Lympne?

Our Wedding Coordinators at Port Lympne recommend that if you have a specific date in mind, you should look to book at least six months in advance for your chosen venue. We offer a variety of packages that are not only designed to make planning your special day flawless, but some also include exclusivity of the elegant four-star hotel and gardens too.

Can you describe what an average wedding at Port Lympne would be like?

Every wedding is unique and special to us, so there is no average wedding. We have several ideal venues on site, to suit all themes for your friends and family to enjoy eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony, no matter what the weather holds in store. Some of our venues even overlook our wonderful animal paddocks, so you could get married with a black rhino in the background! For an unforgettable special touch, couples and their wedding guests can also enjoy a unique VIP safari to The African, Asian and South American experiences.

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What facilities do you have on site which makes a wedding at Port Lympne enjoyable?

We offer a variety of stunning locations within the reserve to have your ceremony, including the historic hotel with the beautiful outdoor terraces or intimate Moorish Patio. Alternatively, hold your ceremony in the gorgeous gazebo and luxury marquee on lime tree avenue. For a wedding with a wild touch, hold your ceremony at our wonderful Treehouse hotel clubhouse, overlooking the rhino and cheetah paddocks, or say I Do with a view of the watering hole and Asian Experience at Hog Deer Creek, as sambar, barasingha and water buffalo wander by! With a variety of unique ways to stay, your wedding can become a longer event. Choose to have your first night at Tiger Lodge and wake up in a tiger’s world, or stay at Rhino Lodge or the brand new Wolf Lodge and make friends with your animal neighbours. For larger parties and guests, we also offer glamping at Bear Lodge, Pinewood and the height of luxury at the award-winning Treehouse Hotel. There’s so much to do at the Reserve, including a number of outdoor experiences, private ranger-guided safaris, animal encounters or even laser clay, or zorbing. For those extra special touches, we can provide Prosecco stations, festoon lighting, outside games, outside dining and more to suit your theme.

What is Port Lympne’s staff role in making a wedding stress-free and enjoyable for a couple planning a wedding?

Our award-winning team will be on hand to help from the very beginning of the wedding journey. We’ll help to plan the day and ensure no details are missed, leaving you and your guests free to relax.

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What is the accommodation like for couples staying at Port Lympne?

What about the accommodation for guests? With a variety of unique overnight options available including luxury lodges with wild neighbours, to romantic glamping accommodation, contemporary glass fronted treehouses, fun camping pods and cosy cottages we can accommodate up to 400 people at the Reserve, depending on the season, at one time.

What do you think couples need to think about when planning a wedding?

There’s always a huge list of things that couples need to think about when they’re planning their special day, however these are the key things that we always ask couples if they have considered.
– Budget
– Timings
– Guest numbers
– Food and beverage
– Theming/colour scheme
– Entertainment
– Accommodation

What time of year is the best to visit?

Depending on what theme you wish to choose for your wedding, the Reserve with its unrivalled views, stunning grounds and natural surrounds is beautiful at any time of year.

What do you think is the biggest attraction for couples at Port Lympne?

We know that couples who have chosen us as a location to celebrate the most important day of their lives love the little touches, the friendliness of our team and the fact that we are there from start to finish to guide, advise and support. Obviously, there’s the incredible location, surrounded by some of the world’s most rare and endangered species – imagine getting married whilst lions roar in the distance! Plus the fact that we can offer a full package from location to accommodation, delicious food, stunning views and lots of love!