Even if you want to get married in the coming weeks and months… it’s perfectly possible at the Hythe Imperial Hotel. If you’re ready, so are we.
Time is of the essence
There’s an old saying that ‘time is of the essence’.
And while some people might spend many months or even years planning a wedding, that’s not the case for everyone.
In fact, the expert wedding planners at the Hythe Imperial Hotel are experienced at another type of celebration – exciting and super romantic last-minute weddings!
After all, if you’re ready now, why wait?
But rest assured, a last-minute wedding with us is anything but rushed.
Far from it, with our luxury late availability weddings you can expect all the things you want from your big day. You and your guests just won’t have to wait too long to enjoy it all!
The perfect Kent wedding venue by the sea
The Hythe Imperial Hotel has a reputation as one of Kent’s best wedding venues, for many reasons.
Not only does it have a spectacular location set on Kent’s coastline, with stunning sea views; it boasts beautiful grounds, and for outdoor wedding ceremonies you can make use of the enchanting secret garden with its stunning gazebo.
Inside the hotel, there is a grand ballroom or choice of intimate ceremony rooms, plus an exclusive Moet & Chandon champagne bar for an extra touch of class!
The hotel’s luxury rooms and suites, recently refurbished, along with onsite spa facilities means everything you and your wedding party need are in one location. The hotel also has great travel connections to London, Europe, and further afield.
With so much under one roof, it really is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and celebrations!
Late availability – 2023 wedding
The Hythe Imperial offers a varied selection of last-minute wedding packages. These put you totally in control for your 2023 wedding.
Just some of these include a Small and Intimate Wedding Package, or a larger wedding using the ballroom such as the Hythe Wedding Package, suitable for 50 guests and up.
There are many more fantastic wedding packages to choose from.
Each of these wedding packages is an initial framework that you can build on when planning your perfect day with us.
AA-rosette fine dining at the Hythe Imperial
One amazing thing about having your last-minute wedding at the Hythe Imperial, is that all catering is done in house by our resident chefs.
This means you won’t have to worry about finding a caterer who can ‘fit you in’. Instead, it’ll be stress free, as our team arranges everything for you.
This is more than just standard wedding catering though. The Coast restaurant onsite offers fine dining, with modern British dishes created with locally-sourced ingredients that reflect the seasons.
It’s award-winning AA rosette dining, which has also won a Taste of Kent award from the Visit Kent Tourism Awards.
More tips for late-availability weddings
For a successful stress-free last-minute wedding, a good tip can be to keep it simple. Or at least, a little bit simpler!
Discuss as a couple what the most important things are to you both and focus mostly on those.
Is having a big ballroom evening party your main priority? Or maybe it’s more about an intimate garden wedding followed by a dinner with close family and friends?
Just decide what your ‘non-negotiables’ are and stick to them. Then you can look forward to an amazing wedding celebration that you are never going to forget!
And depending how much time you have until your big day – consider sending out a digital invite via email. That way your guests can start planning a little sooner too!
Last but not least – rely on our wedding team
Our experienced in-house wedding team knows how to plan your perfect wedding, even if there are only a few weeks or months to go… you can rely on this expertise to make sure your day is perfect.
They can help you make the arrangements for your Kent wedding 2023, and guide you through everything that needs to happen.
They also have trusted and experienced handpicked contacts and suppliers – photographers, celebrants, florists and cake designers. All have been handpicked based on their quality and exceptional service.
The coming season is always our most popular. So make sure you get in touch soon, you can have a friendly chat and start putting your last-minute wedding plans in motion!