Battel Hall Named UK’s Best New Venue!

Battel Hall at Leeds Castle has officially been awarded the title of ‘Best New Venue’ at this year’s UK Wedding Awards!

Created by UK bridal brands hitched and You & Your Wedding magazine; these national awards identify the UK’s very best venues, services and suppliers. A panel of experts carefully shortlisted the initial entrants, before leaving it up to the public to choose their official winner. Over 22,000 people voted across all 28 categories with a total of 75,000 votes being made. Battel Hall was up against 11 other finalists from all around the UK for the title of Best New Venue.

Nestled on the edge of the Castle’s 500 acre estate, Battel Hall is a beautifully restored country house that opened its doors for bookings in 2018 for the first time in almost 700 years. Now available to hire for long weekend getaways, weddings and celebrations, the enchanting manor is covered in fragrant 100-year-old wisteria and offers a private dining room/ceremony room, drawing rooms, individually designed bedrooms and lush private gardens ideal for wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Originally built in the 14th century by the master mason to King Edward II, Battel Hall boasts some magnificent historical features. From the arrow slit windows to the intricately carved stone corbels, the historic property has been transformed into a beautiful English country house with a classic yet contemporary style.

In the winter, couples can say ‘I Do’ in the intimate, oak-panelled Ceremony Room before moving onto the luxurious Drawing Rooms, comforted by the warmth of traditional open fires. In the warmer months, there is also the option to be married under the garden’s old English bower, before celebrating with up to 100 guests on the marquee terrace beside enchanting wisteria vines.

Battel Hall wedding packages include a 3-night stay for up 14 people, with exclusive use of the manor and private gardens. Couples can also benefit from the dedicated assistance of Leeds Castle’s expert wedding co-ordinators, catering and in-house Floristry team. The grounds of Leeds Castle also provide further overnight accommodation options, ideal for your many guests.


Battel Hall can also be booked exclusively as a self-catering property for holidays and long weekend breaks, and is the perfect base in which to explore Kent and the grounds of Leeds Castle. For more information please visit:


To find out more about Battel Hall at Leeds Castle please visit or to book a private viewing contact the Weddings Team on 01622 767877. Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London.

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