Set across two islands, surrounded by a lake and 500 acres of picturesque parkland, Leeds Castle offers a historic setting for conferences, activity days and banqueting. Within the main building, there’s a dining room that showcases Chinese porcelain and French tapestries. Also on the castle island, the stand-alone Maiden’s Tower – once a Tudor bake house – is a self-contained venue with five en-suite bedrooms. The carefully restored timber-framed barn of Fairfax Hall is our pick for receptions, while the Garden House is the spot for small meetings. The property’s grand atmosphere makes it a memorable venue for weddings.