Leeds Castle

Kent

Leeds Castle

Kent

Description

Leeds Castle wedding venue in Kent is rich in heritage with 900 years of history and once the private property of six of England's medieval queens. Set in 500 acres of glorious parkland and gardens, and its own moat, this is a truly grand and...romantic wedding venue. Feel like a King and Queen for a day!

Castle Weddings

The magnificent state rooms provide the perfect setting for each stage of your perfect day.

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.

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.

Garden Party Weddings

The ‘Garden Party Wedding’ has been designed for couples looking to combine their special day with the beautiful setting of Leeds Castle and a relaxed, informal style of celebration. Exclusive hire of the Maiden’s Tower and walled garden lends itself beautifully to this, a wonderful venue where you and your guests are invited to take the day at your own pace.

In keeping with the laid back atmosphere, the menu options allow you to pick from a host of tastes. Choose one style of food from sizzling BBQs to delicious Bowl Food or Festival Street Food platters and join your guests at the party drinks bar, stocked with a selection of your choice and run as a free bar to a set allocation. As the light begins to fade and the fairy lights start to glow, your evening party can begin, with additional guests if you wish. A choice of one of three menus will be available for the evening and then when you are ready to take to the floor, dance the night away in The Long Gallery.

Accommodation - The five luxury en-suite bedrooms in the Maiden’s Tower will be at your disposal and for the ten lucky guests staying overnight in the Maiden’s Tower, a full English breakfast will be served the following morning in the Fairfax Hall.

The Fairfax Barn

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.

Twilight Wedding Package in Leeds Castle's Fairfax Barn

What could be more magical than a twilight wedding reception, offering some of the most spectacular views of one of England’s most historical buildings? The Twilight Wedding Package offers a more atmospheric setting, giving you and your guests an extraordinary evening experience from 5pm until midnight.

Held within the Kentish timber-framed Fairfax Barn, the venue can host up to 200 guests, with doors leading outside to a large terrace, showcasing captivating sights of the grounds and Castle.

The Twilight Wedding Package includes a reception drink, superb three course wedding breakfast from our Silver Menu, a sparkling toast and tea and coffee served with chocolates. There are also ten Stable Courtyard bedrooms available for guests to stay, and a morning breakfast for up to 20 of your closest friends and family.

Marquee Receptions

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.

Our 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.

The Battle Hall

This large and comfortable hall, full of character and distinctive historical features will be available for exclusive weddings, large and small. Say ‘I do’ in the beautiful Ceremony Room, featuring rich oak panelling - and move on into the drawing room or library, both wonderfully traditional rooms, for celebrating with your guests. The private gardens area is an equally idyllic space for wedding celebrations in the warmer months, with the opportunity to take your vows under a romantic, old English bower. Upstairs five luxurious en-suite guest bedrooms offer stunning views of the gardens, the far North Downs and glimpses of Leeds Castle.

The adjacent grade two listed Battel Hall Oast offers a further bathroom and two bedrooms.

A beautiful 100 year old wisteria smothers the exterior walls with perfumed blooms and doors from the library lead into charming extensive gardens and woodland area, ideal for open-air events, high tea and croquet.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Countryside Location
  • Castle
  • Manor House
  • Barn
  • Historic
  • Outdoor Licence
  • Landmark
  • Marquees and Tents Permitted
  • Woodland
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Grand (150 - 300)
  • Epic (300+)
  • Accommodation
  • For Wedding Couple
  • For 1 - 10 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 10 - 20 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 20 - 50 guests (dependent on availability)
  • Nearby usually available
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Alcohol licence

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Marquee Available
  • Dance Floor
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster
  • Confetti permitted
  • Disabled facilities
  • Car parking
  • Helipad