If you are looking for a beautiful historic venue for your wedding day, look no further than Leeds Castle. The magnificent state rooms provide the perfect setting for each stage of your perfect day.
Leeds Castle, complete with its own moat, stands surrounded by 500 acres of Kent's luscious parklands and gardens. Such a lavish and grand venue is an idyllic, romantic location for weddings or civil ceremonies in any season.
With a rich history of 900 years, Leeds Castle has been property and rendezvous of kings and queens, lords and ladies. Now earning the reputation of “the loveliest castle in the world”, they offer a number of wedding packages to truly make the most of this historic venue.
What makes Leeds Castle a unique wedding venue?
Their Hospitality team will help you to create a bespoke wedding reception, tailored to your personal requirements. The magnificent view of Leeds Castle at night from across the moat, will make your evening even more memorable.
What is a typical wedding like at Leeds Castle?
Ceremonies take place in the newly refurbished Ceremony Room adjoining the Library, ideal for Champagne drinks receptions. The daylight streaming through the beautiful long French window and soft colours of the room bring a sense of calm to your ceremony.
A banquet-style wedding breakfast will be served in the largest room of the Castle, the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall. The room boasts impressive views across the moat, a grand 16th century French Caen stone fireplace and magnificent ebony floor.
Retire after dinner with your guests to the opulent 1920s Castle Drawing Rooms and continue your celebrations with dancing in the Heraldry Room before staying overnight in one of the luxurious period Castle bedrooms.
What Wedding Packages does Leeds Castle offer?
Maiden's Tower Weddings
The Maiden's Tower is an elegant, exclusive hire venue adjacent to the Castle. The 16th century stone building, used for weekend house parties in the 1920s, is now a glamorous self-contained venue perfect for your wedding ceremony, evening celebrations and overnight accommodation.
Standing separate from the Castle, this fine late-Tudor structure replaced an earlier medieval building known as the Square Tower until the 19th century. The tower was reconstructed as part of Henry VIII's rebuilding work, apparently to accommodate the queen's ladies in waiting.
The venue consists of two function rooms with French doors leading into a charming private garden and five en-suite five star bedrooms, all beautifully decorated in period style with a contemporary twist, offering views across the moat to the golf course and surrounding parkland.
The Fairfax Barn
a 17th century Kentish timber-framed barn, is the ideal reception venue if you are getting married in the Maiden's Tower or at another location and wish to celebrate with 100 to 200 evening guests. Offering some of the most spectacular views of the Castle, with doors leading outside to a large terrace where your guests can mingle on a fine evening. You and your partner can have stunning wedding photographs taken in the grounds and gardens while your guests enjoy the hospitality of our staff and evening entertainment.
If you are planning a wedding with more than 200 guests, a marquee on the Cedar Lawn offers additional space and added flexibility for your celebration, with stunning views.
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.