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Hever Castle Party – Mark’s 50th birthday

Medieval castle on a sunny eveningHever Castle party

Here is a lovely party at Hever Castle that I photographed earlier in the summer to celebrate Mark’s 50th birthday.

The event was held in the Astor wing of Hever Castle, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century in Tudor style. Read more about my favourite venues here.

The party began mid-afternoon, with friends and family arriving from near and far (one guest had flown all the way from the Philippines just to be there). The sun was shining brightly and it promised to be a very special afternoon and evening at Hever Castle. Some lucky guests were staying in the luxurious five star bedrooms in the Astor Wing, but many were local and made the short journey by car or public transport.

A garden party with information sign in foregroundGuests mingle on a summers dayParty goers enjoy the sun under parasols

Party scene viewed through a windowThree piece band play in a gardenThe fun began with Pimm’s on the lawn and a groovy three piece band playing which really added to the atmosphere. Then as more guests arrived, croquet, table tennis and boules became the order of the day!

A man and lady embraceParty guests enjoying a funny conversationClose up of some silver boulesParty guests with a stone lion head in the foregroundMedieval castle with pond in foregroundCroquet players wait for their turnCroquet players on a sunny dayMan plays croquet with opponents looking onCroquet players on a sunny dayCroquet lawnLady playing croquet in front of castleMan plays croquet whilst lady looks onThree people playing croquet. Ball in foregroundTwo ladies wearing sunglassesThree ladies talk whilst drinking champagneOld couple sit on benchMan in t shirt with bright designGarden party scene with band in foregroundCroquet players on a sunny dayCroquet playersMan waiting for his turn at croquetMan in discussion with two friendsCouple playing table tennisGArden party with pond in foreground

Man in suit at a garden partyGarden party guests enjoy the sunGarden party at medieval castle groundsLady at a garden partyMan in Tuxedo holding a beerLady at a garden partyMan and lady converse at a garden partyLady at a garden partyMan in suit smiles at cameraParty goers enjoy conversation and champagneAs the shadows grew longer and afternoon turned into evening, more guests arrived and dress became more formal. After a drinks reception at the Astor wing, the guests made the short journey to the castle itself, with a champagne reception in the courtyard.

Lady and man converseGarden in evening dress go for a stroll party guests strollParty guests cross a castle drawbridgeMedieval castle on a sunny eveningParty guests gather in a medieval courtyardParty guests gather in a medieval courtyardJohn Starns Photography-1726John Starns Photography-1732John Starns Photography-1739John Starns Photography-1733John Starns Photography-1746John Starns Photography-1755John Starns Photography-1737John Starns Photography-1735John Starns Photography-1775John Starns Photography-1781John Starns Photography-1779John Starns Photography-1784Then it was back to the Astor Wing for dinner in The Tudor Suite Dining Room, shrouded with oak panelling before a silent (and pitch black!) disco in the gardens to finish off the evening. Happy 50th Birthday Mark!

Party guests in wood panelled room await dinnerParty guests in wood panelled room await dinnerWhite icing birthday cake with cyclist model on topJohn Starns Photography-1795Silent disco danders

If you are planning a Hever Castle party and would like John to capture your special occasion either there or anywhere else in the UK (or beyond!) then please call 07790 634140, email info@johnstarns.com or use the contact form. We will get back to you ASAP.

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