, is a stunning wedding venue. It's everything you'd expect from a mediaeval castle - crenellated stonework, a Great Hall with beams and dark wood panelled walls - but it also manages to be cosy and intimate. It sports an incredible view over Romney Marsh which, thanks to its south-westerly direction, is great for sunset shots. Ceremonies can take place in the West Wing Drawing Room or, for larger wedding parties, in The Great Hall. There's also a gazebo for ceremonies outside and St Stephen's Church is just adjacent. The wedding breakfast can be served in The Great Hall or in the permanent marquee. Accomodation is available in the nearby cottages. Bridal preparations can take place in one of the cottages or in the West Wing Sitting Room.
Michelle and Tony got married on a glorious day in May. I joined Michelle and her bridesmaids in one of the cottages for some bridal prep shots and then Tony and his entourage at the castle for their photoshoot. They got married at St Stephen's Church and then wandered down the castle's main driveway with an accompanying guard of honour and confetti throwing. Group shots were promptly completed in the front courtyard and then the couple and the guests had drinks on the other side of the castle overlooking Romney Marsh. During this I whisked Michelle and Tony off for a quick bride and groom portrait session and then they welcomed their guests into the marquee for the wedding breakfast. After some very entertaining speeches everyone returned outside to enjoy the evening sunshine and then gathered in The Great Hall for the cake cut and a very energetic first dance.
I'm a preferred supplier at the Lympne Castle wedding venue and have photographed almost 50 weddings there. Many of my images can be viewed on their website. To see the opportunities available to a wedding photographer at Lympne Castle then please check out the galleries below.