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Corporate Hire and Meetings
Leeds Castle. Thorpe Hall and Dining Room Shoot. Picture:
Corporate Hire and Meetings - Catering
Corporate Hire & Meetings

Leeds Castle provides a stunning backdrop for meetings, conferences, away days and corporate events.

With over 500 acres of picturesque seasonal parkland and gardens, well-appointed meeting rooms for hire and a range of accommodation options across the estate, including inside the historic castle, this unique destination is one your delegates and guests will never forget.

Team building, decision making, inspiration giving, Leeds Castle near Maidstone, Kent provides everything you could want for and more from your business venue hire.

Just an hour from London, our corporate meeting, conference and party venues, nestled deep in the Kentish countryside, can be tailored to your needs and requirements.

So escape to the country and enjoy a corporate experience in a setting like no other!


Leeds Castle is a perfect place for a small, private business meeting. Our guests were won over by the environment, the quality and the staff which meant we achieved what we needed. From enquiry to completion the experience was excellent and great value, certainly less than the equivalent London prices and well worth the extra effort getting there.

Simon Anderson, Traxis Group


Following a very successful business year, we wanted somewhere special to host our annual Directors Meeting and celebrate – Leeds Castle certainly delivered! Our party were treated like royalty – with exemplary service provided by all the staff who work there. The setting was magnificent and being able to stay overnight and enjoy a private tour of the castle felt like a huge privilege. After our meeting, we enjoyed a number of sporting activities, including archery, clay pigeon shooting, drumming and duck herding – which were all tremendous fun! The dining experience in the evening was both delicious and delightful. The only downside – a rude awakening by some very noisy geese! In all seriousness, it was a very special two-day event, which will be remembered by Research Partnership’s management team for many years to come



When we booked Leeds Castle as a venue for our Sales & Marketing confernece, we knew it would be special.  We were looking for something different which would energise and stimulate our delegates. We were certainly not disappointed! The setting was magnificent and the food and organization was excellent. Last minute changes, including a doubling of the delegates, was dealt with in a professional and accommodating manner. All staff were efficient, courteous and very approachable. By the end of the conference, I felt I had made some new friends. This was a truly unique, wonderful and unforgettable experience. Nice job Leeds Castle!

Phil Fitton, aKZONOBEL


We chose Leeds Castle as a venue because it is synonymous with the perception of the St. James’s Place brand – quality, impact, a statement and the ‘wow factor’. We wanted people to arrive at somewhere special that made them feel valued. The venue met all these objectives as our seminar was held inside the castle itself which was a plus. It allowed our guests a real sense of history and grandeur and gave an all round quality, high impact feel. The staff of Leeds Castle were very attentive and ensured that the event went perfectly – both in pre-planning and in execution on the day. The Castle looked superb in the Autumn sun on the day of the event and all the aspects of the day – entry, escorting to the venue, seminar, lunch, and afternoon at leisure went off without any hitches. We will certainly use Leeds Castle again in future.



I was looking for a venue with a difference for our conference and I found out about Leeds Castle online, I was fascinated and amazed by the venue, after reading online about their service and the facilities they offer I was very impressed. The idea of holding our meeting and staying in a castle in the Kent countryside was extremely appealing. On the first day of our event, we ran a medieval themed team building activity in the Estate Parkland, which also included a GPS treasure hunt around the beautiful maze. From my initial enquiry and throughout the event the staff were excellent, very helpful and also on stand-by if we had any enquires. We held meetings in the Tudor Maiden’s Tower, which offered a blank canvas for our activities – with its own private garden. Additionally the food was delicious, from the breakfast, to the lunch and not forgetting the award wining dinners served by a real Castle Butler in the Banqueting Hall. Everything was excellent from the catering to the beautify bedrooms. We had such an amazing time that we are still talking about it now. Leeds Castle is truly a magical place and the best conference facility we have been to not other conference facility can beat this. If you are looking for perfection for your conference this is the place to definitely go.

Genevieve Wallace, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd


I wanted to write to you to thank you for your help in pulling together our ‘More than a Million’ event this week, and the impeccable service we and our guests received throughout our stay. Your team were fantastic, I’d particularly like to mention Liam the Butler, who took over every part of our evening arrangements and reassured me that he had everything under control. Everyone showed great flexibility with our changing rooming lists up to the event, and extra requests whilst there such as early breakfast for some guests, which was much appreciated and made our job so much easier. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the tours of the castle, conducted by wonderful tour guides with such enthusiasm and knowledge. Our guests, especially those from Continental Europe, were really ‘wowed’ by the classical English venue – it was the ideal setting for our VIP event. Hopefully we will have occasion to work with you again soon.  

Jill Tracey, Norwegian Cruise Line


Thank you so much for the way in which you and your team made Quo Vadis Conference so special this year. Your team and everyone involved in Leeds Castle are absolutely amazing; the planning this year was so easy for us simply because of the professionalism of your staff. We were wondering, do you send all of your staff on a customer care course? Because, even the security guards in their little huts were so courteous and friendly. We cannot thank you enough for making Quo Vadis so memorable for us and for everyone who attended.

Kevin Donovan, Wind Power Renewable Solutions Ltd


I just wanted to say a big thank you for our event last night. The staff were amazing and everything ran so smoothly. I have had really good feedback on not only the location and how lovely Leeds Castle is but on the quality of the Leeds Castle personnel, the layout of The Salon, the tours provided by your excellent tour guides and the amazing food. We’ve had so many comments about how this was one of the nicest events that anyone has been to for some time. Thanks so much and I am sure we will be back in the near future.

Karen Gray, McCabe Ford Williams


BPP would highly recommend Leeds Castle as a corporate venue to entertain your business colleagues. It is such a grand, picturesque and stunning venue befitting for a lavish dinner and residential stay in an English castle! We found the staff approachable, professional and friendly which took any stress out of organising our dinner in November 2013. Each encounter with every member of staff was excellent and made us feel very welcome. From our initial enquiry, we received prompt responses and clear information covering off all possibilities. Every detail was taken care of for us on the day of our event and the excellent communication and attention to detail is something for the Castle to be proud of. The menus offered us a wide range of choices and the wine and food was beautifully presented. The catering team were extremely helpful in catering for the special dietary requirements in our party. We had to make some last minute changes on the evening but the staff took it all in their stride and it was no problem at all for them. Staying in the Castle’s state bedrooms was a wonderful end to our event. Thanks once again!

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