Hythe Imperial Hotel

Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa, Prince’s Parade, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6AE

Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, Kent

The Hythe Imperial Hotel, formerly a Mercure site, is placed In a spectacular setting right on the seafront of one of Kent’s most elegant resorts, with the landmark Hythe Imperial hotel is one of the luxury hotels in the area.

The Hythe Imperial is a stylish and grand Victorian hotel set in formal gardens with panoramic views over the English Channel. It has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment – and in pride of place is the tallest chandelier in Europe, created by Royal Warrant holders Wilkinson and Co – a stunning confection of 25,000 individual crystals. The public spaces are chic and contemporary while retaining the high level of comfort demanded by today’s discerning guests. All the 92 bedrooms and suites are different and range from spacious and decadent; intimate and cosy; sea view or garden view; cottage style suites and family rooms.

Top of the range is the Belcourt Suite – the choice of many bridal couples and VIP guests – which is right at the top of the hotel and gives spectacular 180-degree uninterrupted views of the sea. Live music events, private parties and wedding receptions are held in the impressive Imperial Ballroom, the walls lined with mirrors and with full length windows giving views over the lawns and the sea. It’s as stunning in daylight as it is twinkly with the candlelight in the evening.

For those who like to enjoy a quiet drink, the hotel has the only Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar in the south east outside London. If you are looking for a sophisticated and glamorous venue to hire for any event or function, the award winning Hythe Imperial should be first on your list.

With numerous eateries on site, including the AA Rosette Coast restaurant, there is a variety of choice and culinary delights to appease the most discerning palate. Make an enquiry today with KentVenues.co.uk.


The Hythe Imperial is a beautiful, classically styled hotel right on the beautiful Kent seafront and is one of the largest venues in the county. The location itself is romantic, and the building is spectacular – elegantly styled suites, including the Imperial Ballroom with its views over the English Channel, contemporary décor and high ceilings, make it a venue perfectly suited to creating life-long memories. As well as this, our luxury rooms for the wedding party and guests have been recently refurbished – allowing your guests to have the perfect night in the Garden of England, Kent.

We cater to civil ceremonies, traditional church services, civil partnerships, and everything in between – every couple is different, so it’s right that every wedding should be. Whether you want to say your vows here or simply hold the reception in one of our elegant rooms, we go the extra mile to ensure your day is truly memorable.

We know how important it is that everything is perfect, and our experience in hosting weddings enables us to offer a huge range of options to make the day smooth and memorable. We have a range of packages available and which can be viewed on the Hythe Imperial Hotel website or you can get in touch with the venue to enquire about availability and pricing.

Meetings & Events

The Hythe Imperial has stood at the heart of the beautiful seaside town for hundreds of years and held thousands of different types of functions which means we are experts at creating the perfect event for whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a small private affair or an elaborate event, the Hythe Imperial Hotel are here to help ensure every moment is perfect – from table decorations to discos, and hotel accommodation, we have your event covered. Choose from our varied function room types all to suite your unique event at Kent’s best-kept secret.

With spectacular views over the English Channel, Hythe Imperial Hotel is a perfect venue for your business meetings and events.

With four dedicated and flexible meeting rooms, we can accommodate up to 200 guests. All meeting rooms come equipped with LCD projectors and feature Wi-Fi. Some even boast unrivalled views of the English Channel – providing the perfect backdrop for your event.

Hotel facilities:
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Restaurant and two bars
  • Over 100 en-suite bedrooms
  • On-site spa and health club
  • Indoor team building
  • Outdoor team building
  • On-site golf
  • Central location
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Transport Accessibility

  • The Imperial Hotel is a 14 minute drive from Folkestone Central train station and a 10 minute drive from Folkestone West train station.
  • The nearest bus stop is an 11 minute walk from the hotel.
  • There are 12 available taxi services in the surrounding area.
  • There is parking available at the venue.

Venue Amenities

Air Conditioning
Conferencing Equip
Room Service
Wedding Licence
Flexible Layout

Venue Facilites

Swimming Pool
Private Restrooms
Public Transportation
Wheelchair Accessible


Main Room

Large Dining

Court Area

Open Areas

Large Hall

Wedding Venues

Belcourt Suite

Large Dining

Junior Suite at Hythe Imperial Hotel

Large Dining

Deluxe Room at Hythe Imperial Hotel

Large Dining
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