Leeds Castle  

Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL


Leeds Castle sits on an island, surrounded by a tranquil moat in the heart of the Kent countryside. It has played host to Royalty, politicians and celebrities during its illustrious past. Now it is a prestigious venue with versatile spaces for holding high level meetings, seminars, presentations, conferences or weddings for 2000 guests.

The castle estate offers a range of stunning venues for business and private entertaining. Its elegant Boardroom and Dining Room are available for meetings and conferences, while the ancient Gatehouse is ideal as a break out facility or as a self contained suite for seminars, meetings or private dining.

Other spaces include Fairfax Hall, a spacious and characterful barn with adjoining terrace which lends itself to larger evening events such as dinner dances, themed parties, receptions and banquets. Meanwhile the beautiful grounds provide an idyllic setting for marquee events, countryside pursuits and corporate family fun days.

There is accommodation available for residential meetings and conferences ranging from the Castle which offers 20 bedrooms, five in the Maiden’s Tower and 15 in the Culpeper Courtyard.



Venue Style

Stately Home/Castle, Banqueting Suite, Conference Centre, Historic Building, Outdoor Area, Tourist Attraction, Unusual/Unique

Venue Awards

Gold Winner; Best Food & Beverage Supplier for Leith's.
Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards
Leiths the caterers, part of the Compass Group have won awards for Group Travel catering.

Meeting & Event Room Capacities

Room NameReceptionTheatreTheatre (BP)ClassroomClassroom (BP)BoardroomU ShapeDin/DanceCabExpoLunch/Dinner
Castle Dining Room 1001000003024100300100
Fairfax Hall 20000000020000180
Henry VIII Banqueting Hall 10000000010000100
Maiden's Tower Tudor Hall and Long Gallery 10080021030308036080
The Garden House 0250001800000

Meeting & Event Rooms

Total no. of meeting rooms 11
Max capacity (Theatre style) 100
Total no. of breakout rooms 7
Total capacity. of all breakout rooms 100


1 Restaurant

Delegate Rates (From)

Package details
8hr(Day Delegate) Day delegate packages are available within the Castle Dining Room,
Boardroom or Maiden’s Tower and include the following:
• Room hire
• Light lunch and three servings of tea/coffee
• Wi-Fi
• On-site parking
• Notepads and pens
• Still and sparkling water
• Use of the private garden (Maiden’s Tower only)
24 Hr (Residential) 24-hour delegate packages are available within the Castle or Maiden’s Tower
and include the following:
• Room hire
• Accommodation with breakfast
• Four-course gala dinner
• Light lunch and three servings of tea/coffee
• Wi-Fi
• On-site parking
• Notepads and pens
• Still and sparkling water
• Use of the private garden (Maiden’s Tower only)
36 hour



0 / /   2 100.00 / 120.00 100.00 / 120.00
14 120.00 / 144.00 120.00 / 144.00   21 140.00 / 168.00 140.00 / 168.00
1 120.00 / 144.00 120.00 / 144.00   2 140.00 / 168.00 140.00 / 168.00
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Room rates include

Rates include full English Breakfast.

Facilities And Leisure

Business Centre On Site 
Croquet On Site 
Falconry On Site 
Golf - 9 Hole On Site 
Heli-Pad On Site 
Lake On Site 
Lawns On Site 
Marquee Space On Site 
Walking On Site 
Wedding Licence On Site 


Equipment Type
Computer Equipment
Courier Services
Internet Connection
LCD/Data Projector
Overhead Projector
PA System
Sound Equipment
Video Conferencing
Wi-Fi Connection

Event Types

Activity Day, AGM, Awards Dinners, Away Day, Breakfast Meeting, Christmas Party, Company Fun Day, Conference, Corporate Hospitality, Dinner, Dinner Dance, Family Fun Day, Gala Dinner, Incentive, Interviews, Lunch, Marquee Event, Meeting, Networking, Party, Presentation, Product Launch, Reception, Seminar, Summer Party, Teambuilding, Training Course, Wedding

Nearest Train Stations

Train station
Train station
Train station

Nearest Airports


Nearest Tube Stations


Nearest Motorways

Motorway Junction
Motorway Junction
Motorway Junction

Car Parking

Car parking

Coach Parking

Coach parking

Pick Up and Drop

A coach shuttle service is run by Spot Hire Travel from Bearsted Station. The return trip is priced at £5 for adults and £3 for children and runs from March to October. Please visit: www.spothire.co.uk.


Leeds Castle is located 7 miles east of Maidstone at Junction 8 of the M20, midway between London and the Channel Ports, with excellent links to the UK motorway network. The castle is clearly sign posted following the brown and white tourist signs.

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Corporate Responsibility

This venue is represented by Lime Venue Portfolio - the unique meetings & events service from Compass Group, your catering provider.

A strong approach to corporate responsibility ensures that everyone within Compass Group understands their responsibilities to clients, consumers, colleagues, the community and the environment

Our Corporate Responsibility Framework is a key part of everyday life, with everyone taking accountability for their actions. Through our five pillars of Corporate Responsibility each day we look to:
- Support and develop our employees
- Run our business to the highest ethical standards
- Support the good health and wellbeing of our consumers
- Reduce our impact on the world in which we live
- Make a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work.

Like many listed companies, Compass Group's corporate responsibility performance is rated by independent organisations that assess the extent to which companies effectively manage social, environmental and ethical matters and as a consequence deliver improved performance.

We are a member of the FTSE 4 Good Index Series. This measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. For inclusion, eligible companies must meet stringent criteria requirements.

Sustainability Rating

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