Rising majestically from the still waters of its historic moat, the 900-year-old Leeds Castle in Kent is an idyllic setting for the most romantic weddings, making it the perfect location, whatever the season.
Weddings at Leeds Castle in Kent
Set amongst 500 acres of beautiful Kentish parkland and formal gardens, Leeds Castle offers a number of exquisite locations for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. Up to 100 guests are welcome to witness wedding ceremonies within the Castle, taking place in the elegant Ceremony Room adjoining the book-lined Library, ideal for champagne drinks receptions.
A banquet-style wedding breakfast is served in the largest room in the Castle, the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall, with impressive views across the moat. After dinner, guests are invited to dance the night away in the Heraldry Room or relax in the opulent 1920s Drawing Rooms, before staying overnight in one of the luxurious state bedrooms.
Adjacent to the Castle sits the Maiden’s Tower, a 16th century stone building and garden, ideal for your nuptials and evening celebrations. The venue consists of two function rooms with French doors leading onto a private garden. The venue is suitable for between 50 to 100 guests, and offers 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.
For larger celebrations, first hold a smaller ceremony in the Castle or Maiden’s Tower before inviting up to 200 evening guests to join you in the 17th century Fairfax Barn for dinner and dancing.
Perhaps one of the Castle’s most charming venues is the newly restored Battel Hall, voted the UK Wedding Awards ‘Newcomer’ Winner for 2019. Emerging from an extensive two-year restoration, Battel Hall has been meticulously refurbished and is a fine example of Kentish architecture of the middle ages. Whilst retaining its historical splendour, the venue embodies a modern luxury and classic, country-house style.
The oak-panelled dining room is perfect for intimate ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, whilst the drawing room and De Gournay room are ideal spaces for celebratory receptions. Upstairs, the five en-suite double bedrooms are all individually decorated and offer views across the private lawns.
A venue for all seasons, Battel Hall’s garden is an equally memorable space for your wedding celebrations at Leeds Castle, with the opportunity to say ‘I do’ under an old English Bower. Enjoy your first romantic walk as a married couple on the quiet meadows overlooking the Castle, before celebrating with your family and friends. Couples can even invite up to 100 guests to celebrate on the marquee terrace beside the enchanting wisteria vines that climb the walls.
Discover first-hand everything the enchanting Leeds Castle has to offer at the Wedding Showcase on Saturday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2019. Get in touch now to secure your appointment and experience “the loveliest castle in the world” in all its glory. Guests are invited to witness the enchanting Castle rooms beautifully dressed for a romantic wedding day. During your visit you will get to explore the many other venue spaces, including the timber-framed Fairfax Barn, exquisite Maiden’s Tower and Battel Hall, Leeds Castle’s manor house on the edge of the Estate.
Appointments will be available on either of the two days, from 10am-4pm and the experienced Leeds Castle wedding coordinators will be on hand to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
One lucky couple who hold their wedding at Leeds Castle before 31st March 2021 will win an exceptional prize of £5000 worth of floral displays, expertly arranged by Head Florist and RHS Gold Award Winner, Louise Roots. To win this incredible prize, couples need to book their wedding at Leeds Castle and pay their deposit before 31st October 2019.
Wedding Packages start from £7,950. For further information or to book a viewing, call Leeds Castle on 01622 767877 or visit leeds-castle.com/weddings.
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