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.

Leeds Castle sign to the main entrance Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent viewed from the golf course through the trees Leeds Castle and the expansive lake surrounding the main island buildings that include the Castle and Maiden's Tower Bride, Caroline, gets ready in the Castle's Turret Room which overlooks the circular lawn on the main island The bride's shoes and a detail from one of Leeds Castle's many tapestries, here two swans calling Intimate Leeds Castle wedding with the bride and her four bridesmaids in the turret room just before the renewal of vows wedding ceremony in the Ceremony Room downstairs (photographed by Leeds Castle wedding photographer Emma Duggan) The order of service sheet and the rings pillow in the Library adn Ceremony Room at Leeds Castle The Ceremony Room at Leeds Castle is also teh breakfast room for guests staying overnight at the Castle. It is an elegant and stylish room perfect for wedding photography at Leeds Castle The marriage table and two chairs in the Ceremony Room at Leeds Castle by specialist photographer Emma Duggan who covers small intimate Castle weddings The flowers in the ceremony room at Leeds Castle match the room beautifully The bride and her father prepare to walk from the Library into the Ceremony Room at Leeds Castle for the renewal of vows marriage ceremony undertaken by a Registrar from Kent County Council A bridesmaid does a reading for the bride and groom at Leeds Castle Intimate Leeds Castle wedding and a renewal of vows ceremony in the Ceremony ('plate') Room at Leeds Castle by Leeds Castle wedding photographer Emma Duggan Photography A guest photographs the bride and groom at the signing of the register table in the main Castle at Leeds Castle Intimate Leeds Castle wedding - Leeds Castle wedding photography of the bride and groom in the Thorpe Hall Drawing Room at Leeds Castle after their marriage (renewal of vows)