Caroline and Peter’s intimate Leeds Castle wedding was very special and included just 50 of their family and closest friends. They had married in some style on their trip to Las Vegas the previous year – the Little White Chapel was the iconic venue then. Leeds Castle was the UK venue for their renewal of vows handled beautifully by the Registrars from Kent County Council.
I knew Caroline’s family from a previous wedding and we had also had great fun on a pre wedding session at Wakehurst Place near Ardingly. On their wedding day I felt that I knew them both so much better and it was wonderful to work with them at the loveliest castle in the World. Caroline’s father walked her into the Ceremony Room at Leeds Castle with such pride and everyone smiled throughout as they renewed their vows in front of family and friends. [In fact, Caroline walked down the stone staircase to an audience of visitors, I’m sure adding to their experience and the sheer romance of the Castle]
The Ceremony Room is also used as the breakfast room when you stay over at the Castle and it is also know as the ‘plate room’. You can see why from the photos below. It is very stylish and elegant and ideal for a marriage or renewal of vows ceremony. Afterwards everyone had drinks on the lawn and a few photos with family and then just the couple.
They had dinner in the Henry VIII Banqueting Room and then moved into the drawing rooms for coffee afterwards. Many venues can be a little precious about sitting down on the antique chairs and sofas etc., but at Leeds Castle once the last visitor has left for the day they remove all of the ropes and guests are free to sit anywhere and even play the piano. It really is the most grand dinner party venue that I have ever experienced and it’s always an honour to work there.
If you would like to see more information about Leeds Castle weddings please do have a look at my Leeds Castle main page. I offer coverage from one hour for weddings, renewal of vows, and family events.