THE OPEN 2020
Leeds Castle is the ideal venue for hospitality during the 149th Open at Royal St George's, Kent
THE OPEN 2020 CELEBRATIONS
Leeds Castle is the perfect backdrop to hosting your Open event.
The Castle has played host to numerous celebrations over many centuries of history. A Royal Court during the middle ages, it has been the venue for hospitality for Kings, including Henry V and Henry VIII, Governments, Hollywood legends in the 1920s and 30s and more recently for stars such as Luciano Pavarotti, Sir Elton John and Sir Cliff Richard.
Transform this memorable occasion into something unforgettable by hosting your Golf Open celebrations at Leeds Castle in the wonderful Garden of England in Kent. With overnight accommodation options for every venue the Castle offers a unique opportunity to make the most of your party, enabling everyone to enjoy “the loveliest castle in the world”.
Take over the entire Castle, its gardens and grounds!
Welcome to the "Loveliest Castle in the World".
Discover the ultimate base for corporate groups, private delegations or for entertaining guests. Make the Castle your residential base for the entire tournament. There’s plenty of scope for daytime and evening entertainment and for stamping your own corporate mark on the location, with a dedicated private entrance, concierge and butler service, and food service from fine dining to picnics and barbeques in the grounds. We can also build exclusive itineraries around Kent and beyond.
Your guests will have the unparalleled experience of staying in a former Royal palace with all the luxury of a 1920's country house interior, fine dining and modern amenities ranging from a 9 hole golf course and helicopter landing, to falconry, Go-Ape and Segway tours.
Our transport partners can arrange your travel, whether by land or by helicopter transfer, making Leeds Castle less than 55 minutes from St Georges and the Open. We’re an hour from London by train or road; less than that from Gatwick Airport or the Channel Ports.
Your VIP's will soon understand why we’re called the "loveliest castle in the world".
Choose from three historic venues to host your Open 2020 party
The magnificent rooms within the Castle provide a memorable setting for celebrations with family and friends.
The Maiden’s Tower
The Maiden’s Tower is a wonderful venue on the Castle island.
The Fairfax Hall
The Fairfax Hall is an immaculately restored Kentish timber-framed barn that dates from 1680.
Exclusive use of a large country manor house with staff on hand - perfect for celebrations.
A choice of accommodation is available to suit both you and your guests
Castle State Rooms
Eight luxurious State bedrooms, each uniquely furnished with period antiques and large original en-suite, art deco marble bathrooms.
Castle Battlement Rooms
Twelve Battlement bedrooms are all named and styled around the members of the Castle’s housekeeping staff during the 1930s.DISCOVER MORE
Five stunning bedrooms offering breath-taking views of the Castle and moat.DISCOVER MORE
Venue hire, The Stable Courtyard Bedrooms at Leeds Castle are luxury en-suite rooms refurbished to the highest standard offering indulgence and comfort.
Enjoy the luxury of a four poster bed, warming wood burning stove, crisp cotton bedding and snug furry throws.
A wonderful setting for team building activities in the Castle parkland
Leeds Castle Go-Ape!
Let your team loose in the Go Ape! forest adventure where they can climb trees, cross rope bridges and zip wire to the ground at amazing speeds. Work together in teams to overcome challenges, get to know each other better, promote inter dependency and gain a real sense of achievement, whilst having fun at all levels.
The ultimate meeting refresher is a tour of the magnificent grounds on a Segway personal transporter. Besides being lots of fun and surprisingly easy to ride, this tour offers opportunities to enjoy views of the Castle are rarely afforded to day visitors.
A falcon swooping down and landing on your gloved hand is an exceptional experience. At Leeds Castle the falconry team welcomes corporate groups to learn first-hand about birds of prey, to venture out into the parkland to fly them and bring them back to your own gauntlet.
Leeds Castle has teamed up with Wildgoose to offer thrilling interactive treasure hunts taking participants around the formal gardens and parklands of the Castle.
A fun and instructive archery event for groups large and small, where teams learn how to shoot arrows accurately and then compete in the Leeds Castle archery tournament.