Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL

Leeds Castle

If you're looking for a Castle Venue to Hire in Kent, then Leeds Castle is just the venue for you! Picture a medieval castle, a royal palace and an elegant country retreat and you have Leeds Castle. Set on a moated island in the heart of Kent, the castle provides a unique venue for residential and day conferences, meetings, corporate hospitality, banqueting and team building days. Olive, Lady Baillie, the castle’s last private owner, wanted it to remain a place “where people met and things happened”. In her day that ranged from legendary weekend house parties filled with Hollywood stars like Charlie Chaplin, Nöel Coward and David Niven to secret political talks involving Churchill and General Montgomery during World War II. Our choice of venues include…

The Castle

The castle is ideal for meetings, seminars, presentations and conferences. Many influential clients have found the historic surroundings and tranquil atmosphere conducive to clear thinking, successful discussions and a great impression for clients. With its delicate Chinese porcelain and Aubusson tapestries the castle dining room offers a bright and spacious area seating up to 80 theatre style, or 30 around the table. Alternatively the Boardroom, ideal for smaller meetings, seats up to 16.

The Maiden’s Tower

The Maiden’s Tower is a wonderful new venue on the castle island. Originally a Tudor bake house, until recently the 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 events and celebrations. 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. The Maiden’s Tower accommodates up to 40 boardroom, 100 theatre style and 50 u-shape. It is an extremely flexible venue and can be used for product launches, formal meetings, residential conferences or presentations.

The Garden House

Garden House at Leeds Castle is situated in the estate’s Culpepper Garden, originally the site of the castle’s kitchen garden and the former home of many Leeds Castle Head Gardeners in the past. Recently refurbished to the highest standard, Garden House is an exciting new addition to Leeds Castle’s range of corporate venues available for hire. Ideal for your private function, the meeting room in Garden House can seat up to 24 delegates theatre or boardroom style for seminars, presentations and conferences. The venue offers the optional use of a small breakout or interview room next door, state of the art audio visual equipment and inclusive Wi-Fi.

The Fairfax Hall

The Fairfax Hall dates from 1680 and takes its name from the Fairfax family, who owned Leeds Castle during the 18th century. This immaculately restored Kentish barn exudes warmth and character, lending itself to a variety of larger occasions and events. Normally only available in the evening, its extensive floor space adapts to meet the needs of dinner dances, themed parties, receptions and banquets. A full range of business and conference equipment is available on request for breakfast meetings, while a built-in sound system and separate bar ensure social events go with a swing. The adjoining oak-beamed Terrace Room was built to complement the timber structure and furnishings of the Fairfax Hall, extending its capacity. Wide double patio doors lead out onto a terrace overlooking the moat and castle – perfect for guests to mingle over a glass of Pimms, while enjoying the stunning views.


Leeds Castle is a stunning, historic venue which is ideal for being able to have your own dream fairytale wedding. The venue has several different wedding packages available to choose from so whether you're looking for a scenic ceremony in the Castle grounds or you want a majestic wedding breakfast in the rustic dining room, there is an ideal wedding package for you - such as their exclusive castle island package or their Battle Hall marquee wedding package. To find out more about all wedding ideas that Leeds castle has to offer, you can look on their website and take part in their virtual tours to find which venue room is right for you!

Transport Accessibility

  • Leeds Castle is a half an hour walk or 4 minute drive from Hollingham train station, and a 5 minute drive from Harrietsham train station.
  • The nearest bus stop is a 24 minute walk or 1 minute drive from the venue.
  • There are 13 available taxi services available to choose from nearby in Maidstone.

Venue Amenities

Cocktail Bar
Conferencing Equip
Flexible Layout
Natural Light
High Ceilings
Private restroom
Private Restrooms
Public Transportation
Wedding Licence
Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Facilites

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Main Room

Large Dining

Court Area

Open Areas

Large Hall

Wedding Venues

Maiden's Tower Bed and Breakfast

Large Dining

Stable Courtyard

Large Dining

The Guard's House

Large Dining
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