Prestigious Star Awards 2017

The Only Global Luxury Venue Awards. An All Year Program. Ceremony & Grand Ball: 16th March 2018, One Whitehall Place, London.

Hever Castle

Hever Castle

Hever Castle

The childhood home of Ann Boleyn is a striking castle with its own lake and a wealth of facilities. Hever Castle has been recognised in the world’s largest review of luxury event spaces in 2017. The venue was selected among a shortlist of 2,000 venues worldwide in the below categories. The public, clients and venue specialists have now voted. The winners and highly commended venues will be announced at the awards ball on the 16th of March 2018 at One Whitehall Place in London, UK. Both the venue and the Prestigious Star Awards ambassadors thank you for your valuable input.

Prestigious Star Awards Ambassadors


2017 Nominations


  • 2017 – Nominated, Most Prestigious Wedding Venue
  • Nominee in Prestigious Star Awards 2017
    Nominee in Prestigious Star Awards 2017


To learn more about the venue, view Venue Profile ☰



Past Awards Record


  • 2016 – Nominated, Most Prestigious Christmas Venue
  • Nominee in Prestigious Star Awards 2016, 300px

  • 2015 – Nominated, Most Prestigious Romantic Venue
  • Nominated for Prestigious Star Awards 2015

  • 2015 – Qualified For Prestigious Star Awards

Hever Castle


Venue Overview


Hever Castle is set in over 600 acres of gardens and has its own 38 acre lake as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and three puzzle mazes. The Astor Wing of the castle is available on an exclusive use basis for conferences, meetings and away days. There is also an exciting range of outdoor team building activities available such as archery, duck herding or quad biking. The ornately paneled castle dining hall is steeped in history and has been superbly restored with fine panelling and a carved Minstrels Gallery; making it the ideal setting for private dinners or Tudor banquets. More About The Venue


Remarks From Voters


Hever Castle

We held our wedding there and it was magical. The service was outstanding and as someone that trains people who work for luxury brands on the art of giving exquisite service I am a very discerning client. They exceeded my expectations and we returned to celebrate a special Valentines dinner. Highly recommended.
Oona, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

I got married in Hever Castle in December 2013. The wedding ceremony takes place in a most intimate setting with a view of the moat in the background, so exquisite, the water shimmering when the sun shines upon it. Also accompanied by a harpist, so romantic. We had our reception in the Astor wing, set amongst the romantic light of candles & candelabra’s and beautiful flowers upon the massive fire places, a roaring fire on a winters day is the best! Hever Castle is seeped in history adding to the ambiance. The bedrooms and bridal suite are the best I have ever seen with the most beautiful furnishings. The staff are so attentive and nothing is too much trouble. The following morning, after breakfast, ourselves and our guests had the privilege of a guided tour of the castle, such a perfect way to end the celebrations. I cannot recommend it enough, we love it so much we celebrated out first wedding anniversary there too. I would thoroughly recommend anyone staying here for a romantic weekend break, wedding or celebrating something special.
Susan, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Lovely romantic and historical venue and perfect for a winter getaway!
Simon, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

We spent one of our first days out at Hever and then got married at Hever. It is the most beautiful and peaceful places to go and visit and simply enchanting at Christmas. It overwhelms me each time we go. Our guests at our wedding loved it.The grounds, gardens and Castle are magical. The Astor Wing is such a beautiful setting for a wedding. The staff are lovely.
Fiona, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

I have used Hever Castle many times in the past for Events/Meetings for Groups of German Bankers staying at the ‘Tudor Village’ including Dining at the Castle, private tour and leisure entertainment. My company ‘Spirit of Britain’ was always very impressed with the service and organisation at Hever. Now a days I usually visit Hever only on day trips with german and american groups and my clients have never ever been disappointed – it usually gets TOP Venue on their reports. Thank you!
Sonja, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

I’ve always loved Hever Castle – it’s a perfect mix of historical importance with stunning gardens and a romantic lake. However, to me this will always be the most romantic place in the world as it’s where my husband and I got married and it definitely met all the requirements for our perfect dream wedding!
Samantha, Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

It’s a truly beautiful place and you’ve got to visit it to experience the sheer beauty and grandeur of Hever Castle. I wanted to be Anne Boleyn and imagined living there. It is a gorgeous castle and well maintained. Incredibly beautiful.
Sumitra, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

I have stayed at Hever Castle and experienced the hospitality and the atmosphere. A fabulous venue, beautiful maintained in period style with discreetly placed modern facilities, in the most exquisite, historic surroundings. Steeped in history, the ancestral home of Ann Boleyn, Queen of England, wife of Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I.
David, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

This venue screams romance – from the moment you walk past the ticket office and stand on the crest of the hill looking down towards the Castle and it’s grounds, you are captivated. I’ve been to Hever many times and this view does not falter in still being one that literally transports me immediately out of my stresses of modern day life, into a real-life fairytale. I could stand and look at that view for hours, constantly wondering if it’s real or if I’m looking at a painting. The romance and magical atmosphere then grows as you become swept away by the pure delight of the gardens, lake and surrounding grounds and then the castle itself. The tranquility is palpable and is used as a Romantic solitude by myself and Fiancé. I keep pinching myself as we’ve managed to secure Hever castle for our wedding in December and with relative ease we’re going to end up with the dream wedding that we both want. I can’t believe I’m actually going to have our evening wedding breakfast in the dining hall of Hever Castle. Incredibly and I get goose bumps just thinking about it. The fact that all of our guests will be actually staying in the castle the evening of our wedding is exceptional. I only wish I could be writing this after the wedding as I’d have so much more to say – but it’s also testament that I have so much passion and so much to say even before the big day. I can’t imagine a more romantic place on Earth. I’ve been all over the pace, including those quintessentially romantic cities – Venice, Paris and Rome. Hever is a romantic dream come true.
Katy, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Hever is my favourite location on Earth! My husband and I live in Canada and spent our honeymoon two years ago in England. The most wonderful night was spent at Hever. We stayed in the Tulip room and were able to dine in the castle for breakfast the next morning. The staff were amazing, the location is breathtaking and the history enthralling. Romance was certainly in the air.
Alyson, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Hever Castle is steeped in history and lies in the most beautiful setting. What could be more romantic than staying in a luxurious castle in the heart of England with amazing grounds and scenery around you. It is a totally stunning venue combined with exceptionally first class staff and the reason this is our chosen venue for our weeding next year.
Anne, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Hever Castle is a wonderful romantic castle, with its astounding history, this beautiful, unique venue ticks all the boxes for couples to spend quality time together. My husband and I stayed last year and we would highly recommend it to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
June, Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

It is the most amazing place, where I was ‘ most happy’!
Beverley , Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

It is like walking in a fairyland.
Wendy, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

This venue is absolutely stunning, and has so much variety; lake, beautiful grounds, a castle. No matter the time of year it maintains its beauty. I got married there in November (which for English weather is a risk) and the venue was lovely. The lakes and fountain feature were silently beautiful and magical when covered with fireworks. The castle was cosy and inviting and fireplaces magnificent. The staff were inviting and friendly and very professional, the 2 nights I stayed there I felt like I owned the castle. The bedrooms were all unique and elegant, they were modern but had so much history! My family and friends had a wonderful time, breakfast was excellent, room to yourselves with a large fire. And as a true testament, friends and family after my wedding have been there on day trips and stayed there again. Love Hever castle!
Tanya, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Our daughter was married at Hever on 20th July this year. Most of the guests came from far beyond Kent including Scotland, France and Italy. All were overwhelmed by the beauty of the venue as well as the ultra professionalism of the staff. Compliments showered in and we had nothing to do but enjoy our day and the seamlessness with which it unfolded.
Edith, Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

Hever is absolutely the most romantic place and perfect for that special day, especially down by the lake in the Italian gardens. The views are breathtakingly beautiful.
Claire, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

To be enveloped in such sumptuous and luxurious surroundings, both inside and out, on top of which to take in the history of one of the most passionate and tumultuous relationships in Tudor history just cannot be beaten.
Kath, Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

I got married here in 2006 and it was the most wonderful day, very romantic. The day was perfect in every way, with beautiful surroundings both inside and outside, some of my guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I don’t think you could wish for any better place to have your wedding photos taken or so many options.
Claire, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Driving up to Hever castle is already a fairy tale. Very small streets leading you through little villages with beautiful houses. So much eye for details at Hever castle. The castle itself, small and beautiful de orated with lots of woodwork , garden and surroundings are kept and designed beautifully. The water-maze brings in fun and the walk around the lake is beautiful.
Anja, Prestigious Star Awards Voter

Hever Castle

Hever castle gets my vote. Because it’s magic, romantic and wonderful, all at the same time. I’ve been going there for the last 10 years and it still feels like it’s the first time, every time.
Natalie, Prestigious Star Awards Voter
Most Prestigious Romantic Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Star Awards 2015

Hever Castle

“The most beautiful venue I have sung at with full orchestra anywhere in the world. The rose gardens were in full bloom, the air was divine…I have never been to a more stunning, heavenly place. Every sense was satisfied with beauty…and yet …it felt impossibly, truly, deeply so much like…home.”
Joy, Prestigious Star Awards Voter



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