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19th June 2019 GMT

Leeds Castle

Wedding Venue Maidstone
Leeds Castle
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 1PL
England

tel:- +44 1622 767 813
fax:- +44 1622 735 616
web address:- www.leedscastleweddings.com
e-mail:- enquiries@leeds-castle.co.uk

Leeds Castle :-
900 year old Castle set in 500 acres of glorious grounds & gardens in Kent
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type - Historical Building
Venue type - Historic Building
Venue type - Stately Home
Venue type: Castle

Number of function rooms available for weddings: 5

Function room names and capacities:

The Dining Room: Ceremony 60;
Dining 50;
Reception Drinks 100
Henry VIII Banqueting Hall: Dining 100
The Maiden's Tower: Ceremony 100;
Dining 60;
Reception Drinks 100
The Gatehouse: Reception drinks, ceremony and dining 25; Reception drinks
and ceremony 50
The Fairfax Hall: Dinner and Dance 140; Dinner and Dance (with Terrace Room)170;
Dinner only 170

Guests rooms available.: 40 Rooms available to hire (10 minimum)

Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Entertainment Available - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes

Tables chairs linens and tableware included

Entertainment is available: Contact hospitality@leeds-castle.co.uk for further information

Wedding services provided: Venue

Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes

Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes

Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes

Venue special features The loveliest castle in the world offers a choice of venues within the castle and its grounds 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 unrivalled for its spectacular scenery and backdrops.

Venue History: The castle you see today is the result of over 900 years of alterations and changes. It has Norman foundations; a mediaeval gatehouse; the Gloriette, built by Edward I and updated in Henry VIII s times; a Tudor tower; and a 19th century country house - all of which were substantially refurbished in the 20th century.
The last private owner of the castle, Olive, Lady Baillie, left an indelible mark on the place. The heiress to an American fortune from her mother s family and the daughter of an English Lord, she married three times. It was with her second husband, Arthur Wilson Filmer that she bought the castle in 1926, and embarked on a complete refurbishment, using the finest French architects and designers to create an elegant country residence.

She filled the castle with art and antiques, collected on her frequent buying trips around Europe, and with glamorous house parties at which she entertained princes, film stars and politicians. Her guests enjoyed the use of the castle s cinema, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, and marveled at the extraordinary creatures in the grounds; Lady Baillie s fascinating collection of birds and waterfowl, zebras and llamas as well as the more usual horses and dogs.

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