“The loveliest castle in the world” offers a choice of venues to create the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony and celebrations. Our service is tailored to meet your specific wishes and ensure that your wedding day is perfect.
The Library, Dining Room, Gatehouse and Maiden’s Tower are all licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies.
A choice of impressive settings is also available for your reception, and when it comes to photographs, Leeds Castle must be unrivaled for its spectacular scenery and backdrops.
The magnificent rooms within the castle provide a memorable setting for your wedding. Once you are through the front door the castle becomes yours for the night.
The rooms can be used in any combination. Our team can advise how the rooms could e used to their best effect according to the style and capacity of your wedding.
Rooms hired in the castle itself are available on an exclusive-use basis – only your event will be held in the main castle on your chosen date, once the day visitors leave. Other venues around the estate can be used to expand your wedding including the Fairfax Hall, Terrace Room, Maiden’s Tower and Gatehouse.
The Dining Room was redesigned in 1938 by French interior designer, Stéphane Boudin, whose other clients included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Jackie Kennedy.
Eighteenth century tapestries line the Dining Room walls together with selected pieces of Chinese porcelain. The use of soft pastel colours and delicate lighting gives the room a light, airy feel.
The Dining Room provides an intimate location for ceremonies, small reception parties and dinner celebrations. The adjoining Library is also licensed for civil ceremonies. These two rooms can be used in any combination to create the perfect venue for smaller occasions.
Ceremony 60 Dining 50 Reception Drinks 100
Situated in the Gloriette – the 13th century castle keep – the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall is named after the castle’s most famous owner, and architect of many changes to the building.
He was responsible for installing the magnificent bay windows, with panoramic views across the grounds.
The largest room in the castle, measuring over 70ft in length, the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall can seat up to 100 guests for dinner. The hall is traditionally furnished and a blazing log fire provides the finishing touch in winter, with an ebony floor, heavily carved beams and a choice of layouts.
Suggested capacities Dining 100
The Maiden’s Tower is a wonderful new venue on the castle island. Originally a Tudor bake house, until recently che Tower was the home of the last private owner’s daughter.
Today, the building has been fully refurbished and redecorated in beautiful period style, offering self-contained accommodation for weddings. The imposing entrance hall with an extraordinary wall hanging by Raoul Dufy opens up into two tapestry-hung large rooms, both with huge fireplaces and polished oak floorboards.
In fine weather, the French doors can be opened onto the garden, offering private outdoor space. The Tower can be used throughout the day, and is entirely separate from the day visitor route with good disabled access to all facilities on the ground floor.
The Gatehouse is in one of the oldest parts of the castle and dates from the 13th century. Built by Edward I to strengthen the castle’s defences, it now forms an impressive entrance to the Castle Island.
Entirely self-contained, the Gatehouse’s facilities include a reception area, private bar, cloakrooms and ceremony room, which offer an historic and intimate setting for ceremonies and receptions.
If you wish to celebrate your day with a larger number of guests in the evening, the Fairfax Hall and Terrace Room can be used as your reception venue Suggested capacities Gatehouse reception drinks, ceremony and dining 25 Gatehouse reception drinks and ceremony 50 (dining in the Terrace Room 50, or dining in the Fairfax Hall 170)
The magnificent Fairfax Hall is an immaculately restored Kentish timber-framed barn that dates from 1680.
In a similar style, the adjoining Terrace Room offers some of the most breathtaking views of Leeds Castle. Doors lead out on to the terrace where guests can mingle on a summer’s evening.
The two are usually combined to create a splendid and memorable setting. Celebrate in style as you and your guests dance the night away.
Suggested capacities Fairfax Hall and Terrace Room: Dinner and Dance 170
Fairfax Hall: Dinner and Dance 140 Dinner only 170
For the perfect end to the perfect day, the castle itself can accommodate up to 38 guests in 20 luxurious bedrooms, all exquisitely furnished with beautiful antiques, fine paintings and objets d’art.
Five have four-poster beds, and many have art deco marble lined bathrooms installed in the 1920s. The views from many of the rooms – overlooking the moat and parkland – are as sublime as the decoration and furnishings. A further 15 bedrooms are available in Stable Courtyard, just a few minutes walk away from the Castle Island. These rooms can be booked in conjunction with events in the Fairfax Hall and Terrace Room. Stay at Leeds Castle on your wedding night and the night before. Relax with family and friends over an intimate dinner in castle itself or in one of the cottages surrounding the beautiful gardens.