Leeds Castle

(105 reviews) 105 5
Maidstone Kent ME17 1PL
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About Leeds Castle

Kent, ME17 1PL

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.

Our dedicated wedding co-ordinators are on hand from your very first enquiry right through to the big day, using their experience to provide an outstanding service to ensure your day is perfect. We aim to exceed your expectations with fantastic service and finishing touches. Our Castle Butler and on-site caters and florists are keen to meet with you to discuss your requirements.

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”, we offer a number of wedding packages to truly make the most of this historic venue.

The Castle Dining Room and the exclusive Maiden’s Tower are available for ceremonies, while Fairfax Hall is the perfect barn location for a reception. If you have a long guest list, marquees on the Cedar lawn offer more space for over 200 people plus amazing views of the castle and its beautiful surroundings.

We can also offer some additional accommodation for your guests with convenient en-suite rooms, elegantly decorated with charm and modern design.

For further details, please contact our Wedding Co-ordinator to arrange a visit, discuss your requirements, and for details of our special offers. 

One lucky couple who hold their wedding at Leeds Castle within the next 18 months will win an exceptional prize of £5000 worth of floral displays, expertly arranged by our head florist and RHS Gold Award Winner.

Whether a wedding is held in the Castle, the Maiden’s Tower or any of the delightful venues at Leeds Castle, flowers of the couple’s choice will be beautifully designed in consultation with the Castle’s florist and placed in the ceremony room, the banqueting hall, the entrance … in fact wherever they would like them to go. 

Couples celebrating their wedding at Leeds Castle can win this incredible prize by booking their wedding and paying their deposit between the dates of 1st July 2019 and 31st October 2019. 

• Known as "The Loveliest Castle in the World" • Additional accommodation of 42 bedrooms, all with breakfast served the next morning: 20 in the Castle, 5 in the Maiden’s Tower, 17 Stable Courtyard • Catering for between 50-200 guests with the marquee on the Cedar Lawn catering for larger numbers • On-site florist and catering • Spectacular setting for photographs • Available for civil ceremonies and partnerships

Facilities at Leeds Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Leeds Castle Reviews (105)

The Perfect Wedding
Venue Service

By George and Laura Steer, on 01 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

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.

Fabulous Wedding at Leeds Castle
Venue Service

By Sarah & Tom, on 02 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jul 2018

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.

Fabulous Fairy Tale Wedding
Venue Service

By Sydney and Will Barton, on 01 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2018

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.

Magical Wedding
Venue Service

By Lorna & Daniel, on 24 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2018

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.!

Amazing unforgettable day
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By Andrew & Mengtao, on 02 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2018

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

Wedding at Leeds Castle
Venue Service

By Fedir & Bronwen Marangoz, on 03 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

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.

Katja and Chris wedding 3 March
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By Chris &!Katja Juul-Cunningham, on 08 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Mar 2018

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.

Louise and James winter wonderland wedding
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By James and Louise Gibson, on 25 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Dec 2017

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.

Our Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Ellie and Andy Edwards, on 03 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

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.

The most stunning and amazing venue
Venue Service

By Dionne and Kobi Korsah, on 24 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2017

Everyone at Leeds Castle involved in the planning and the delivery of our wedding was amazing. It was a perfect day! The team really went above and beyond the call of duty. Everyone from the team who coordinated the wedding, the flowers and the food to the gentleman who met us with the buggy on the day, to the serving team, were all exceptional. So many of our guests commented that this was the best wedding they'd ever been to! We not only had a beautiful dream wedding venue but wonderful staff that made our day unforgettable. They ensured this was the most stunning and amazing day of our lives!

The Most Stunning Venue
Venue Service

By Sarah and Brady Cameron, on 26 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

From our first interaction with the wedding team at Leeds Castle, we were made to feel so incredibly special. We have always loved Leeds Castle and to get married there was a dream come true. The entire staff were so organised and efficient and made our day run smoothly from start to finish. We cannot praise them enough for their hard work and thoughtfulness. The castle itself is just beautiful and provided the perfect setting for our wedding which felt like a fairy tale. We were made to feel like royalty from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much for the team on the day. Our guests all had a fantastic day and were made to feel incredibly relaxed. It was an amazing experience being able to have your very own castle for the day! Our wedding photos are absolutely stunning and people still comment to us how beautiful it was over a year later! A special thank you to Sophie for being wonderful throughout the entire wedding planning process. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and we will treasure the memories from our wedding at Leeds Castle always. We cannot recommend Leeds Castle enough as it really is the perfect wedding venue!

Michael and Emma Fox, 1st April 2017
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By Michael and Emma Fox, on 29 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017

After looking at many venues we decided to visit Leeds Castle to see what was available. Thinking that the wedding of our dreams was unattainable. At first glance I was worried about the overall cost, HOWEVER..... Whilst we explored the castle and met Sophie and her team we then compared other venues we were amazed to see that Leeds Castle were very competitive about price and the high standards did not drop. We were surprised to see that everything included was extremely good value. We booked soon after and the hospitality team helped us create our wedding vision. Sophie especially gave great advice and any problem that I thought appeared soon disappeared as she seemed to wave a magic wand to resolve it. Sophie and her team made sure that everything ran smoothly and we felt special every time we visited to make arrangements. On the day the Leeds Castle team were fantastic and everyone played their role to perfection which meant that the day felt effortless and we were able to enjoy the most amazing day of our lives so far. The food was served to a very high standard. Breakfast the following morning also did not disappoint. Our family and guests enjoyed themselves and still talk about their experiences that they shared with us and we all have amazing photographs to remember the happiness of that day. Our experience was far better than we could ever imagined because of our beautiful memories and beautiful scenery from Leeds Castle combined with the exquisite planning and support of the staff that really care. They really have helped us to start our happily ever after!

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