Find out what makes this friendly and inclusive venue one of the top choices for your same-sex wedding in Kent.
Pride month and celebrating diversity
LGBTQI+ people and their allies around the world have just celebrated Pride Month. It’s a time to champion diversity and the fact that everyone in life is different, and that’s a wonderful thing!
And while things have come a long way in recent years, there is still work to be done to ensure gay people can live their lives authentically and without fear of prejudice.
With this in mind, we understand that many same-sex couples might have extra considerations when choosing the venue to host their wedding.
Rest assured, the Hythe Imperial Hotel is the perfect choice.
An inclusive and friendly wedding venue
All our staff are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for your LGBT wedding in Kent.
This includes making sure that you, your family, and your friends are all warmly welcomed and respected. Not just on the wedding day itself, but from the moment you start planning your big day.
We are experienced in hosting gay and lesbian weddings, and are proud to have been the chosen wedding venue for so many happy couples over the years.
At the Hythe Imperial, we are also proud to say our team are as diverse as you are, and we look forward to helping you plan and celebrate the best day of your life!
Your wedding, your way
Weddings are full of old traditions, from ‘something borrowed’ to stag and hen parties, and walking the bride down the aisle.
But how do these fit into a modern ceremony, when there are two grooms or two brides?
The answer is really simple – you can do exactly what you want!
One or both of you can be ‘given away’, and you can both walk down the aisle. If that’s what you want of course. There’s nothing stopping you.
Wedding dresses really don’t have to be white. Or both brides might want to wear smart suits instead.
Bouquets aren’t just for brides either. So if the two grooms would both like a beautiful arrangement, that’s what you must have!
There are so many other traditions that you can keep if you like, as they are universal. So confetti on the beach, cutting the cake, speeches and a romantic first dance can all be incorporated.
You might also want to take a look at our ultimate guide to same-sex weddings at the Hythe Imperial here for more tips and ideas.
Or read our blog about adding some pride touches to your wedding.
The most important thing is just to be yourselves, and have the perfect day, done your way.
Tailored packages for gay weddings
As one of the top LGBT-friendly wedding venues in Kent, we cater for our gay and lesbian couples with a choice of wedding packages.
These can be a great way to help you stay on budget, with so much included for a set price.
At the Hythe Imperial, our dedicated LGBT wedding packages are tailored for same-sex couples and the special touches you’ll want on your special day.
Wedding Package Prices start from £5,100 for a 50-guest wedding with the LGBT+ Hythe Wedding Package. This includes a red-carpet arrival, three-course wedding breakfast for all guests, wine, an evening buffet, use of the Imperial Ballroom and terrace, a stay in a Deluxe room for the wedding couple, and much more.
Take a look at our wedding packages available, we’re confident we have the perfect one for you.
Visit our LGBT wedding venue
Perhaps you’ve only just got engaged, are planning your wedding in a year or two, or maybe you’re looking to have a last-minute wedding ceremony in just a few months’ time.
Whatever stage of your wedding journey you’re at, we would love to show you around our beautiful venue, set right here on the Kentish coast.
And we would be both honoured and proud to host your wedding.
Get in touch with us now and plan your visit to the Hythe Imperial today. We look forward to meeting you soon!