Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle Kent Wedding
Leeds Castle Kent Wedding
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Leeds Castle at sunrise - Kent
Leeds Castle at sunrise - Kent
Leeds Castle at sunrise - Kent
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Leeds Castle Ceremony Room
Leeds Castle Ceremony Room
Leeds Castle Ceremony Room
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Leeds Castle Kent moat
Leeds Castle Kent moat
Leeds Castle Kent moat
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Long Tables Dining
Long Tables Dining
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Castle State Green Bedroom
Castle State Green Bedroom
Castle State Green Bedroom
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Cedar Lawn Marquee
Cedar Lawn Marquee
Cedar Lawn Marquee
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Maiden's Tower Staircase
Maiden's Tower Staircase
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Maidens Tower Dinner
Maidens Tower Dinner
Maidens Tower Dinner
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Maidens Tower Long Gallery Ceremony
Maidens Tower Long Gallery Ceremony
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Maidens Tower Long Gallery Dinner Set Up
Maidens Tower Long Gallery Dinner Set Up
Maidens Tower Long Gallery Dinner Set Up
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Maidens Tower Garden at Night
Maidens Tower Garden at Night
Maidens Tower Garden at Night
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Castle Ceremony Room
Castle Ceremony Room
Castle Ceremony Room
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Leeds Castle Kent Exterior
Leeds Castle Kent Exterior
Leeds Castle Kent Exterior
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Fairfax Barn Round Table Set Up
Fairfax Barn Round Table Set Up
Fairfax Barn Round Table Set Up
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Marquee Wedding Breakfast Set Up
Marquee Wedding Breakfast Set Up
Marquee Wedding Breakfast Set Up
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Castle windows Long Table Set up
Castle windows Long Table Set up
Castle windows Long Table Set up
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Battel Hall Dinner set up
Battel Hall Dinner set up
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Leeds Castle Kent Driveway
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Maidens Tower Garden at night
Maidens Tower Garden at night
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Wisteria Bedroom Bridal Suite
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Overview

Beautiful by design and first-class hostess to royalty, nobility and glamourous guests for over 900 years, Leeds Castle rises majestically from the water in the stunning Kent countryside near Maidstone, an idyllic, historic and romantic destination for your wedding and celebration.

Leeds Castle is the perfect venue for your dream wedding in Kent. You'll be tying the knot at England's most beautiful castle set in acres of stunning Kentish countryside. Leeds Castle have a selection of bespoke packages and venue hire options available to ensure your Kentish wedding day is one you'll always remember.

From wedding breakfasts to exchanging your vows and celebrating into the evening with family and friends, the team are here to help make planning a wedding at Leeds Castle as magical and memorable an experience as the big day itself. The castle's award-winning venues can be tailored to create your dream day exactly how you imagined it would be.

Ceremonies at Leeds Castle:

Leeds Castle has a number of breath-taking venues and locations on site where you can say 'I Do' from the Castle Dining Room to the Croquet Lawn. The choice of both indoor and outdoor options provide you with the choice of larger and more intimate ceremony options.

Ceremony Space Capacities:

Castle - the Ceremony Room 100.

Castle Grounds - the Pavilion Lawn 100, Croquet Lawn 100 or Cedar Lawn 150 (in conjunction with Fairfax Barn)

Maiden's Tower - The Long Gallery 80, Tudor Hall 100 or in the beautiful private garden.

Battel Hall - Ceremony Room 30, The Oak Panelled dining room or de Gournay Room.

Fairfax Barn - 150 in The Terrace room or Outside Terrace.

Marquee - 100, for cultural weddings and celebrations up to 500.

Castle Wedding venue Hire Package starts from £6500

Tudor Rose Wedding Package starts from £13,500

Exclusive Use Wedding Package starts from £12,000

What makes Leeds Castle a unique wedding venue?

Weddings at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle has a number of breath-taking venues and locations on site where you can say ‘I Do’ from the Castle Ceremony Room to the Croquet Lawn. The choice of both indoor and outdoor options provide you with the choice of larger and intimate venue options.

 

Your Castle Wedding

Leeds Castle is adorned with glamorous and magnificent state rooms, providing the perfect setting to host your dream wedding day. Take in the Ceremony Room’s natural daylight which floods through the beautiful long French windows, and admire the soft pastel colours around the room which bring a sense of calm and tranquillity to your ceremony.

Capacities:

Ceremony: 100

Wedding Breakfast: 100

Evening Reception: 120 Castle, 200 Fairfax Barn

 

Your Maiden's Tower Wedding

The Maiden’s Tower Wedding venue is an elegant, exclusive use location adjacent to the Castle.This 16th-century stone building, previously used for weekend house parties in the 1930s, is now a glamorous self-contained venue perfect for wedding ceremonies, evening celebrations and overnight accommodation. Rumour has it, the Maiden’s Tower was used by Katherine of Aragon’s Maid of Honours during her wedding to King Henry VIII. 

 

The venue consists of two wedding rooms with French doors leading onto a charming private garden, and boasts five en-suite guest rooms, all beautifully decorated in period style with a contemporary twist, offering views across the moat to the golf course and surrounding parkland.

Capacities:

Ceremony:80

Wedding Breakfast:80

Evening Reception:100

 

Your Battel Hall Wedding

Built in the early 14th century as a medieval manor, the Battel Hall Wedding venue is a fine and rare example of local Kentish architecture of the period.

This large and comfortable manor house, nestled within the tranquil fields of Leeds Castle grounds, is full of character and boasts distinctive historical features, ideal for an enchanting intimate wedding. Say ‘I do’ in the beautiful ceremony room, featuring rich wood panelling before you move on into the drawing room or library, both wonderfully traditional rooms for entertaining guests and creating a unique atmosphere for your memorable wedding. Doors from the library lead onto extensive gardens and woodland area, a treat in all seasons.

Capacities:

Ceremony: 30

Wedding Breakfast: 14 formal dinner,  30 informal dinner.

Evening Reception: 30

 

Your Fairfax Barn Wedding Reception

The Fairfax is a 17th-century Kentish timber-framed barn is the idyllic choice for rustic wedding receptions. Those getting married in the Castle or Maiden’s Tower, can celebrate with larger numbers in the evening. Offering spectacular views of the Castle, your wedding party and guests will gather outside on the large terrace. Ideal for celebrating on a fine seasonal evening.

The Fairfax Barn wedding reception package provides exclusive use of the venue for 100+ guests plus 15 bedrooms in the Stable Courtyard, based on double occupancy including breakfast.

 

Wedding Breakfast:100 to 180

Evening Reception: 100 to 200

 

Your Marquee Wedding

The Leeds Castle exceptional marquee sites offer the perfect choice for large wedding parties of up to 500 guests.  Bring all your friends and family together in the most glamorous of settings. The Cedar Lawn provides a wonderful setting overlooking the glamorous Castle and moat. Marvel over the impressive views of the wider estate set in beautiful Kentish countryside.  It’s a place that inspires every occasion.

 

Ceremony:- 100 (for cultural weddings and celebrations 500)

Wedding Breakfast: 500

Evening Reception: 100 to 200

What is a typical wedding like at Leeds Castle?

At Leeds castle ceremonies take place in a number of breath-taking venues and locations on site including the Castle Ceremony Room, The Maiden's Tower, Battel Hall and on the grounds of the castle.

The Castle

After you’ve officially tied the knot, you will celebrate with your wedding party, pose for those ever-lasting photographs and take a sip of your refreshing fizz.

Your banquet-style wedding breakfast will be served in the largest room in the Castle, the Salon. This room was historically used by Lady Baillie and her esteemed guests of the silver screen, society’s finest and leading influencers, as they partied the night away at lavish weekend parties in the 1930s.

The Salon features breathtaking views across the scenic moat onto the flourishing parklands, a grand 16th-century French Caen stone fireplace, and magnificent ebony flooring, making for a stunning backdrop to your celebrations.

After the toasts, laughs and happy tears, you will head to the opulent 1930s Castle Drawing Rooms, before continuing the wedding festivities with dancing and singing the night away. As the party slows down and carriages arrive for guests, retire to your luxurious Castle bedroom for the night.

What Wedding Packages does Leeds Castle offer?

Leeds Castle offer a number of packages and bespoke options tailor made for your requirements. Get in touch to find out more.

Castle Wedding Venue Hire Package starts from: £6500

Tudor Rose Wedding Package starts from:£13,500

Exclusive Use Wedding Package starts from: £12,000

What Extra facilities does Leeds Castle have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

At Leeds Castle your special day does not need to end with the last dance. Leeds Castle offers numerous rooms, suites and cottages, lodges and a manor house to accomodate your guests.

 Special exclusive services include; unique owl ring delivery, where majestic birds of prey will elegantly swoop down the aisle to present you with your wedding rings. As well as the use of golf buggys perfect for unique wedding photos.

Leeds Castle also has up to 2000 car parking spaces meaning wether travelling by train, air or car, all of your guests can join you for your special day.

 

 

 

Where is Leeds Castle located?

Leeds Castle is located in the heart of the Kent countryside, six miles east of Maidstone at junction 8 of the M20/A20, midway between London and the Channel Ports of Dover and Folkestone.

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Having made an overnight stay at the Maiden's Tower at Leeds Castle we both knew that, when the time came, it would be the perfect venue to at which to get married. When we started looking at venues, Leeds Castle was one of the first places that we contacted. Although it was by no means the closest venue, nowhere else could compete with it. It truly is a special venue. The quality of the catering, floristry and the accommodation for ourselves and our families was of the very highest standard. The wedding planning team were extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process and the service we received on the day was exceptional. As far as we are concerned, it was the perfect wedding. We would recommend Leeds castle to any couples who are looking for their own 'perfect wedding' at what really is a special setting.

Jane & MarkL

Ahhh where to start?! Our Wedding Day was perfect. With exceptional British weather sandwiching our day between two glorious days of sunshine... The day was wonderful. The Leeds castle team on the day were brilliant. Incredibly attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They helped to make our day everything we could hope for. I have also emailed Louise separately as her flowers were incredible!!!!! Speechless. So many guests commented on the night and since saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to, the venue was beautiful and magical, and that they had the best day. As did we. Best day ever. So we wanted to thank you personally as without you it would not have been possible.

Nikki & OllyF
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Facilities & information

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Capacity: 200 Plus guests

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Evening Entertainment

Entertainment licence

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available

Accommodation

Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party

Recreations

Gardens

Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 200
Wedding Capacity Civil License: 100
Wedding Capacity Marquee: 500
Wedding Capacity Indoor: 200
Nearest Airport: Gatwick
Nearest Airport Time: 45 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Bearstead

Arrival information & directions

Address: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, MaidstoneME17 1PL, United Kingdom

How to reach Leeds Castle:

By Car: Take junction 8 off the M20 and follow the brown tourism signs to the estate.

By Train: Southeastern runs frequent services to Bearstead & Hollingbourne stations.

By Air: Gatwick airport is within a 45minute drie, and Heathrow Airport within a 1.5hour journey by car. 

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