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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: December 2023

Leeds Castle is a castle wedding venue in Leeds Castle in the Kent area of England. This stunning property is surrounded by verdant gardens and parkland stretching across 500 acres. Coming with its own moat, this castle stands as a truly exceptional country setting for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Leeds Castle has a history spanning 900 years, and has been the property of and meeting place for royalty and nobility. The Castle and the Maiden's Tower make excellent locales for wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition, Fairfax Hall is a barn venue perfect for a reception. A marquee on the Cedar Lawn is a wonderful outdoor option, with room for up to 200 people and picturesque views of the Castle. This venue also has a helipad, car parking, and disabled facilities.

Services Offered

The Leeds Castle team will work with you to create the celebration of your dreams. From your first consultation through your wedding day, wedding coordinators will assist you each step of the way. An MC will be available to add a professional and fun note to your announcements during your big day. An entertainment license and alcohol license ensures that you will have a wide selection of options for your wedding festivities. The in-house catering facilities on the premises include space for seated meals and buffets. A dance floor and facilities for live bands, DJs, and evening receptions add more options for your special celebration. Overnight accommodation for you and your guests is available as ensuite rooms.



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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Changing room for wedding guests
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
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Ricky C. Sent on 28/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect wedding in a wonderful setting!

It's easy to say "perfect", but it certainly was for us. Right from the outset, even during COVID uncertainty, the planning team were so good and really held your hands through the process, making suggestions when prompted and offering advice on what would work best - took a lot of stress away from the situation. For the day itself, the setting is beautiful, of course, but it is as nice inside as it is outside and the Maiden's Tower has the benefit of the lovely private walled garden too. The staff are incredible - I cannot reiterate this enough and it really is an important factor, especially on the day. The accommodation is wonderful - particularly the upstairs rooms in the Maiden's Tower, but even our guests who stayed overnight in the Stable Courtyard B&B said how great that was too (and we all got to have a lovely breakfast together the following morning in the Castle View Restaurant). The food is great - even a friend of ours who is an award-winning professional chef was saying how good it was. And we pushed right to the Maiden's Tower limit of 67 for the sit-down meal! Couldn't fault a single thing and I thought it was well-priced, given the exclusivity of the venue.
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Sam B. Sent on 03/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful experience

The venue speaks for itself so I won't waste any words on it. The team however, deserve as much praise as the castle. They were super professional and did everything with a smile. From the beginning when we were choosing all the way up to the end of the day itself they were faultless in their execution and made the day as stress free as it can be.
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Grainne H. Sent on 27/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Gràinne & Stu 03/08/2023

What can I say this is just the most exceptional venue to hold your nuptials the backdrop is just spectacular. We booked Leeds just over a year ago and the coordination has been just top notch Katie Amanda and their teams just know exactly what you need as support I didn't worry about any of the detail because I knew it was all taken care of from the initial planning meeting to the day itself nothing was too much trouble. The planning meeting and tastings were lovely experiences and on the day the staff literally couldn't do anymore nothing was too much trouble. They made my whole wedding experience stress free I cannot recommend them highly enough, we looked at a few other venues and actually when we broke the cost down they were very good value for what we got, plus we got to get married in the most beautiful castle, stay overnight in the castle with our family and friends and had a beautiful breakfast the next day, the whole experience was just perfect 🥰
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Marc P. Sent on 19/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day of my life! The stuff of Dreams!

The whole day was just amazing from start to finish. couldn’t find fault anywhere.
The food, the drinks, the staff, the place, the grounds, the feel, the service! Literally everything was fantastic.

We have truly made magical, family memories, on what was a very emotional day.

Many thanks again for all your support, help and professionalism; Katie and Amanda have been lovely to work with and the Castle manager Dave Cummins was fantastic.

Worth every penny. We cannot wait to come back to stay at the castle again and visit the grounds with our children.

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Isabel M. Sent on 05/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Like Clockwork

Whenever we mentioned Leeds to suppliers they all agreed it was the best venue. Everything ran like clockwork just as everyone had mentioned it would. Increadible day
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Rachel W. Sent on 31/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding wedding venue

From booking to the day itself, the Leeds Castle Team have been amazing. Our wedding day was flawless and we could not have wished for a better day. The Maiden’s Tower is simply stunning!
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George Sent on 01/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Wedding

As soon as we fell in love with the venue and met with the team at Leeds Castle, we knew that it was going to be an amazing day (thankfully the weather “played ball” too!).

Our coordinator, Sophie, was the most helpful, professional and understanding person we could have asked for. Obviously, a lot naturally changes through the organization of a wedding and Sophie’s openness and adaptability to our requests were second to none.
We had free exclusive package with the Fairfax Hall as a bolt-on for the evening. This gives the evening an extra dimension for the evening reception with an amazing view of the castle lit up at night.

The staff on the day were professional, organized and interacted well with guests when appropriate. The end product was a day that we will never forget and one we will always treasure.
Thank you to everyone at Leeds Castle for making the start of our married life the best it could be.
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Sarah Sent on 02/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Wedding at Leeds Castle

Initially when visiting Leeds Castle, we were completely in awe of its beauty. Not long after our visit, we decided to book our wedding with them in the Main Castle. From the get-go, the team at Leeds Castle were very helpful and catered for our every need. Their in-house wedding coordinators made wedding planning seamless - even when we left things to the last minute! They were there on the end of the phone to answer any questions or worries we had. Having their experienced team on-hand throughout our big day to keep everything on track took the pressure away from us. We would recommend anyone thinking of booking with Leeds Castle not to hesitate, as you certainly won't regret it.
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Sydney Sent on 01/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Fairy Tale Wedding

I cannot express how grateful I am for choosing Leeds Castle as our wedding venue. The coordinators and staff were so welcoming and helpful in every way imaginable. Everything was beautiful and better than I could have imagined. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left every need was met with a smiling face. They made us feel like we were living in a fairy tale throughout every day of our wedding weekend and the castle our home. The staff made sure our day was stress free and flawless from start to finish. From the flowers to the music to the food and drinks, everything was amazing. Every meal was exceptionally delicious. Our guests have shared that they will never attend another wedding so grand and well orchestrated. The grounds itself were a delightful addition to provide activities for our wedding party from luncheons and dinners to a golf outing for the groom and his men. The grounds and the castle itself are an amazing backdrop for wedding photos and lawn celebrations. The rooms in the castle are absolutely breath-taking and provide such a great space for wedding parties. I highly recommend Leeds Castle as your wedding venue.
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Lorna Sent on 24/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding

From start to finish our wedding was absolutely perfect.

Probably the most magic experience possible! From the stunning castle, exquisite food and exceptional hospitality from the wedding team to the staff on the day treating us like royalty. You really do get what you pay for. Leeds castle is incredible and the wedding was a day we will never, ever forget.!
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Andrew Sent on 02/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing unforgettable day

We spent lots of time thinking about the day, the time of year, the style of event, how many people we wanted to invite, what we wanted our memory to be. How much we wanted to spend!! We checked so many venues and different ideas. Finally we bit the bullet. We wanted to get married in a castle and having researched and visited a number of locations, we just couldn't move on from Leeds Castle. Amazing location, stunning, picturesque, yet also warm and inviting. We worked with the Leeds Castle event team on what we wanted. In the end we all landed the perfect event. Wedding, flowers, music, food, wine, a magician, accommodation, evening entertainment (we had a live salsa band). Every room is amazing in Leeds castle and the guest accommodation is for most people, a once in a lifetime experience. Transport is easy and there are many nearby hotels for overflow guests if needed. In my view its worth every penny. We still re-live the whole day regularly, almost a year on, fantastic. If you can,...this really has to one of the best places anywhere, to celebrate your special day and create memories that you, your family and friends will never forget
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Fedir Sent on 03/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Leeds Castle

We really had the most wonderful wedding at Leeds Castle. The whole day was magical and the staff made us feel like the King and Queen of the castle.  All our guests have been congratulating us and saying that they had a marvellous time. We were very impressed at how slick and professional everything was from the moment we arrived at the main gate on the day of the wedding to collecting our flowers the following afternoon. It is incredible to think that the castle is an historic building not a 5 star hotel because the level of service and attention to detail was first class. It tickled my sister pink to see the bedroom she and her husband had stayed in the night of the wedding being displayed to the public the morning after.

Months after our wedding our guests are still reminiscing about the experience and calling it ‘the wedding of the year’ and the beautiful castle and grounds have enabled us to create wonderful wedding photos that have given us a lasting reminder of our wedding. I must confess that every now and again we have been back to the Castle and whenever we walk hand in hand through the grounds we are reminded of our special day and our treasured memories of the beginning of our married life. I am sure that Leeds Castle will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
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Chris Sent on 08/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Katja and Chris wedding 3 March

Absolutely incredible day and delivered above all expectations from the team at Leeds Castle, the level of perfection, dedication and professionalism given by the team made our wedding day the complete experience. The team endured the weather conditions from the beast of the east and put on the most spectacular wedding. We are extremely proud to say we got married at Leeds castle and all of our guests were complimentary on the exceptional service and beautiful surroundings of the castle.

The team at Leeds castle went above and beyond given the weather conditions and beyond anything we could possibly have imagined. Completely overwhelmed and honoured for what the team achieved for us in making our wedding day truly magical and spectacular.
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James Sent on 25/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Louise and James winter wonderland wedding

Our wedding was the most amazing, magical, memorable day of our whole lives. From start to finish we felt so special. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were so helpful. Our flowers were incredible, the Henry VIII banquet hall was decorated to perfection and our food was delicious. We had the added loveliness of having our wedding at Christmas, when we believe the castle is at its most beautiful. The only thing we would change is how fast the day goes by ! We wish we could do it all over again every Christmas.
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Ellie Sent on 03/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Day

From the moment we visited Leeds Castle we fell in love with the incredible and beautiful setting, not to mention the friendliest welcome and service from the staff.

We booked our wedding here and we don't regret any of it. The Leeds castle wedding team are amazing and absolutely nothing is too much trouble. We were treated like royalty, and were so impressed at how organised and knowledgeable the staff were. Even though they host many weddings per year, we were made to feel like ours was special, unique and important, as it was tailored specifically to us.

The staff are incredible. Everyone is so polite and well presented, and they knew our wedding day inside out, down to the smallest details! All our decorations, table plans, seating plans, and absolutely everything, we dealt with, organised and sorted out properly for us, meaning we really didn't have to lift a finger on our special day, or stress about any of the finer details as Leeds Castle had everything under control.

We can't thank Leeds Castle enough for making our dreams come true. There really is no comparison when it comes to wedding venues.
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Grainne & Stuart
110 photos · 03/08/2023
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14 photos · 04/06/2023
Alison & Mark
12 photos · 29/08/2022
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20 photos · 13/08/2022
John & Marilyn
18 photos · 22/09/2021
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Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL Leeds Castle (Kent)
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