Port Lympne Mansion

Type:Wedding Organisers & Services


Weddings Department, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4LR

Tel: 01303 264 647

Port Lympne Mansion



Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is the UK’s first conservation hotel & reserve. Once the opulent country estate or Sir Phillip Sassoon, Port Lympne’s 600 acres of private parkland is now home to more than 900 endangered animals including: the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, western lowland gorillas, tigers, lions, leopards and so much more. Our parks support conservation charity, The Aspinall Foundation, protecting and releasing animals back into the wild.

This October half term, Kids go Half Price! You’ll be enchanted by the antics of our lion pride, bewitched by little Louango, and his gorilla family and charmed by the weird and wonderful creatures you’ll spot lurking in the undergrowth! For the truly daring, Dinosaur Forest awaits; marvel at the tremendous T Rex, stare at the Stegosaurus, feel the terror of the Pterodactyl and delight at the sheer size of the Diplodocus! Take a step back in time and come face-to-face with some of the most fearsome creatures.

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new restaurant and bar: The Garden Room, nestled within Sir Phillip Sassoon’s original stable yard. The Garden Room’s carefully curated menu features only the freshest and best local seasonal ingredients that the autumn harvest has to offer. The menu, designed by Port Lympne’s Executive Head Chef Lee Edney, ensures there is something to suit all tastes and occasions. The food is complemented by an extensive drink’s menu, which includes a unique botanical themed cocktail that provides a nod to the garden-inspired surroundings, locally produced fine wines, and a range of Kent ales.

The Garden Room is open for dinner reservations 7 days per week and offers a traditional Sunday lunch menu. Diners who book a table for Sunday lunch will also have complimentary access to the Reserve and can use the opportunity as a way to work up an appetite or walk off their lunch later in the day. Visit out website to find out how to book! www.aspinallfoundation.org/garden-room/

If you want a staycation to remember, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers a range of unique short breaks, which includes a 180-degree panoramic glass dome, wigwams and treehouses. For those brave enough to sleep with lions or tigers, you can book luxury lodges which feature large picture windows into their enclosure. 

To pre book tickets or find out more about our accommodation offerings, please visit out website at www.aspinallfoundation.org/portlympne 

Guide Prices

We have two rooms licensed for civil ceremonies: The Spencer Roberts room for up to 60 people, the Long room for up to 100 people. The outdoor Southern Terrace can hold 120 people.

There is a choice of three rooms for your wedding breakfast and evening reception: Spencer Roberts Room for up to 20 people, Long Room for up to 100 people, Garden Room and Southern Terrace (outdoor) for up to 120 People


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road: Port Lympne is located at Lympne, near Hythe in Kent. Leave the M20 at Junction 11 and the Park is situated just 5 minutes away. Look for the brown tourist signs. Plenty of free parking.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: Just over an hour from London Charing Cross or Victoria to Ashford Station. The Park is then 30 minutes bus ride away (No. 10 bus)Nearest station: Westenhanger is 2 miles.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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