“The loveliest Castle in the world…”
Leeds Castle is the most romantic place to hold your wedding celebrations, with an incredible selection of award-winning and historic wedding venues for your special day.
If you’re looking for a beautiful historic venue for your wedding day, look no further than the Castle wedding. The magnificent state rooms provide the perfect setting for each stage of your 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.
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.
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 their staff and evening entertainment.
Built in the early 14th Century as a medieval manor, Battel Hall is a fine and rare example of local Kentish architecture of the period. This large and comfortable home, full of character and distinctive historical features will shortly be available for exclusive weddings and private dining hire.
Say ‘I do’ in the beautiful Ceremony Room, featuring rich wood panelling and move on into the drawing room or library, both wonderfully traditional rooms for entertaining guests. The downstairs layout also lends itself as an ideal setting for intimate dinners and cocktail parties. 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 Oast offers a further six en-suite rooms including an accessible ground floor bedroom.
Battel Hall is a venue for all season events, with cosy sofas and open fires to warm the winter nights. In the spring and summer months, a beautiful 100 year old wisteria smothers the exterior walls with perfumed blooms. Doors from the library lead into charming extensive gardens and woodland area, ideal for open-air events, high tea and croquet. For a charming outdoor summer wedding, hold your ceremony in the timber-framed garden pagoda.