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Port Lympne Mansion Hotel

Nestled at the heart of one of the UK’s largest wild animal parks – Port Lympne Reserve - is the Port Lympne Hotel.  The Mansion was commissioned for Sir Philip Sassoon and designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker.  Built in 1912, the Mansion was Sassoon’s private estate which he created as a holiday retreat for the rich and famous.  The estate has been enjoyed and admired over the years by royalty, heads of state and movie stars.

Following a full refurbishment to restore the elegant Mansion to its former glory, this unique boutique hotel has eight lavishly decorated bedrooms, four intriguing reception rooms and 15 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens, set against a stunning backdrop of far reaching, romantic and inspiring views over the reserve to the coast line beyond.

The manicured gardens offer a wonderful backdrop for memorable photographs with glittering fountains cascading into ornamental ponds, colourful borders planted with vivid blooms, dramatic walkways and of course, the magnificent Trojan Steps – decorated with mystical Egyptian friezes.  As dusk falls, twinkling and subtle lighting illuminates the Mansion and gardens, creating a magical atmosphere.

 

Conferencing & Events –

The stylish and dramatically decorated rooms offer versatile seating options, Wi-Fi and conference equipment, and the site has ample free parking. 

The 15 acres of Italianate landscaped gardens surrounding the Grade II listed mansion are the perfect setting for product launches, corporate fun days or just a stunning environment for blue sky thinking.

Team Building – Reinvigorate and strengthen your team.  At Port Lympne Reserve we have a wide range of team building activities that will bring out the best in your delegates.

Residential Events – Our unique accommodation will assure a residential event with a difference. 

Flexibility & Exclusivity – When it comes to staging your special event, the reserve is suitable for a huge variety of events and is an exceptionally versatile setting designed for hospitality with options for exclusive use.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements for any conferencing or bespoke events.

 

Weddings-

The unique setting of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, home to many rare species, is an unusual yet fantastic location for your wedding. Port Lympne is ideal for both large, extravagant celebrations and smaller, more intimate events.

The venue offers three wonderfully unique rooms in which to hold your wedding ceremony, as well as the stunning Western Terrace for an outside celebration. Additionally, there are four locations for you evening reception and wedding breakfast. With stunning chandeliers and a draped ceiling, the Aspinall Suite accommodates large wedding parties for the evening’s festivities.

Within the mansion, there are eight beautifully restored bedrooms for you and a few of your lucky guests. These rooms boast the character and charm of Edwardian elegance, combined with modern style and conveniences. You will have the unique experience to have a wildlife alarm clock, with the sounds of exotic animals to wake you in the morning.

A treat you won’t get from other venues is the chance to go on safari! The VIP Safari takes you and your guests around the Wilds of the African Experience and the gorilla enclosure to pay our famous Ambam a visit.

To take some of the stress out of the planning process, you can choose from one of our fantastic wedding packages. Our experienced wedding coordinator will also be available to help at every stage, right through to the wedding itself, so you can relax and enjoy your day!

Facilities

  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • WiFi access
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Locally produced food