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Wedding photography at Lympne Castle

AHP-01-8972Situated in East Kent, part way between Folkestone and Rye, Lympne Castle (pronounced 'Lim') cannot fail to impress when it comes to choosing your wedding venue. I loved the relaxed feel and how welcoming
the staff at Lympne were to me. As a Lympne Castle Wedding photographer, I can say that it is a particularly beautiful place to work at. It is:
  • Simply stunning and unspoilt castle and first rate for wedding photography.
  • Breathtaking views as far as France.
  • Use of the cottages. Both the bride and groom can use the cottages to stay in and for the preparations. This really is a bonus as you needn't worry about journeying from getting ready to the venue.
Lympne Castle is near Hythe and about 9 miles or 20 mins from Folkestone. However you will probably want your wedding car to go at a more sedate pace for a more scenic route, and go through Hythe, which will avoid the M20 motorway.
Lympne Castle has its own car park so parking is not a problem. The venue is not open to the public, so you will not be sharing it with anyone else. And this beautiful venue only has one wedding per day, so it’s all yours!

The wedding ceremony itself takes place in one of the oak panelled rooms of the castle. The castle dates from the 13th century and amazingly is almost completely unspoilt. There is a total lack of institutionalisation and it has a very genuine medieval feel to it. The furnishings are in keeping and sit well with its Plantagenet origins.

After the wedding ceremony, drinks, canapés and photos can be on the terrace just outside which, on a clear day has views right over to France. This is the time to relax, socialising and for for confetti if you are having it. This part of the day typically occupies around and hour and a half, and is the time I will use to take bride and groom pictures. The photo opportunities here are both endless and stunning.

Once the bride and groom photos are finished, it will be time for the wedding breakfast. This takes place in the Great Hall which seats up to 120 guests.

The castle has a set of beautiful and ancient cottages within its grounds and just steps away from the castle. These are perfect for not just bridal preparations, but accommodation the night before for both the bride and groom.