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Leeds Castle Weddings – Create your own history

16 Feb 2016

Rising majestically from the still waters of its moat, surrounded by luscious green parkland and gardens as far as the eye can see, Leeds Castle is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Kent and “the loveliest Castle in the world”.

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Offering couples a romantic and historic venue in which to say ‘I do’, the 900 year old Castle provides the perfect setting for a ceremony of up to 100 guests, whereas the Tudor Maiden’s Tower offers an exclusive elegant 5 star venue adjacent to the Castle and available for up to 80 guests.

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In 2015, the Maiden’s Tower was named best Boutique wedding venue of the year at the Kent Wedding Awards. 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.

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If you are looking for an unbeatable 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 perfect day.

Ceremonies take place in the beautifully preserved 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.

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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 collection of important paintings and sculptures.

Retire after dinner with your guests to the opulent 1920s Drawing Rooms and continue your celebrations with dancing in the Heraldry Room. Overnight accommodation in the Castle is available in one of the twenty bedrooms, including eight luxurious State bedrooms, each uniquely furnished with period antiques and large original en-suite, art deco marble bathrooms. Many of the rooms offer traditional four poster beds and breath-taking views across the moat and surrounding parkland. The twelve Battlement bedrooms are all named and styled around the members of the Castle’s housekeeping staff during the 1930s.

In addition to the Castle bedrooms, the estate boasts five luxury Maiden’s Tower Bedrooms, Stable Courtyard Bed and Breakfast rooms just across the moat from the Castle, superb self-catering holiday properties located within the Leeds Castle Estate and during the summer months – medieval styled Knight’s Glamping accommodation.

Our wedding packages can cater for guest numbers of 30 to 200. We take pride in excellent service, tailored to meet your specific wishes and ensure that your wedding day is perfect. We provide the services of an experienced in-house floristry team and are proud to use Leith’s fine dining caterers.

At Leeds Castle, we believe that choosing the venue for your special day is one of the most important decisions a bride & groom will make. The 500-acre estate offers beautiful grounds and stunning historic venues in which to share your special day with your closest friends and family.

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Inclusive wedding packages start from £7,950. For further information or to book a show round, visit www.leeds-castle.com/weddings or contact the Hospitality Department by email at hospitality@leeds-castle.co.uk or by phone on 01622 767877.

Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London. Grounds open at 10am daily and the Castle is open from 10.30am. Last admission is 3pm and gates close at 5pm.

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