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As one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain, Leeds Castle is an obvious choice of venue to hire for events that make an impact. Alongside hosting extraordinary events, this majestic castle has been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VII and Catherine of Aragon, a Jacobean country house, a Georgian mansion, and an elegant 20th century retreat for the influential and famous.

Castle View Restaurant

The oak-beamed setting of Castle View Restaurant offers delicious meals served in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed with spectacular views across the terrace to the magnificent Castle.

During the day, take time out from exploring the Castle and grounds to enjoy a light lunch or delicious homemade meal from our seasonal menu. Choose from hot and cold dishes, bursting with flavour and variety or indulge in a choice of cakes and desserts, produced by our dedicated pastry team. 

Visit Castle View Restaurant for an evening meal with unrivalled views of the Castle at night. The menu uses the finest local and seasonal ingredients and features daily specials, which showcase the Head Chef’s creativity and flair.

Hire Leeds Castle for spectacular events

Leeds Castle is one of the most impressive venues for hire in Kent. Picturesque grounds mean there are photo opportunities around every corner, with grand function rooms bringing a touch of elegance to weddings, meetings, conferences and dinners.  Whether you are planning a magical wedding celebration or banquet fit for royalty, our venue hire options at Leeds Castle promise to elevate your event.

Weddings

If you are looking for a beautiful 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 newly refurbished Ceremony Room adjoining the Library, ideal for Champagne drinks receptions, the daylight streaming through the beautiful French window and soft colours of the room brings a sense of calm to your ceremony.

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 a magnificent ebony floor.

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Meetings and Conferences

Many influential clients have found the historic surroundings of the Castle and tranquil atmosphere conducive to clear thinking, successful discussions and a great impression for clients. 

The Maiden's Hall has been fully refurbished and redecorated in beautiful period style, offering self-contained accommodation for events and celebrations. The imposing entrance hall with an extraordinary wall hanging by Raoul Dufy opens up into two tapestry-hung spacious rooms, both with huge fireplaces and polished oak floorboards. 

Leeds Castle offers a variety of meeting spaces including the Garden House and the Battle Hall.

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Dining and Receptions

Whether it’s a landmark birthday, a special anniversary, a school prom or just a good excuse to bring family and friends together, Leeds Castle is the perfect backdrop to your event.

The banqueting service, is tailored to meet your exact requirements. We can advise on everything from menus and selection of fine wines, to flowers and place settings. Our butler and his team provide an unobtrusive service throughout your stay. 

Once you've had drinks in the Library, your guests dine in the elegant Dining Room or magnificent Henry VIII Banqueting Hall. 

After dinner, retire to the drawing rooms to sip single malt over a game of backgammon in front of the fire, play the piano or relax on the sofas in the comfortable atmosphere of a great country house.

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Christmas Celebrations

Celebrate the festive season with your clients and colleagues by hiring Leeds Castle, The Maiden's Tower or the Fairfax Hall for a magical Christmas party.

Evening guests depart at midnight while residential guests retire to the Stable Courtyard Bedrooms. A choice of full English or Continental breakfast awaits our residential guests in the Fairfax Hall the following morning.

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Summer Parties and Ground Events

Celebrate Summer at The Maiden’s Tower, set on a moated island in one of the most unique venues in Kent. Entertained in a former royal historic palace set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland. The Maiden's Tower is a magnificent historic venue with function rooms and 5 beautiful en-suite bedrooms.

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Theatre
Boardroom
Dinner
Cabaret
Ground events