The Orangery is an exclusive use venue set in the heart of the garden of England, in Kent’s County Town, Maidstone. Set beside the river Len, and nestled within nine acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Orangery and the adjoining Garden Room are the perfect location for any event.
The Orangery is aesthetically designed to incorporate all the elements required for both comfort and grandeur. Arched windows reach from floor to ceiling, giving guests superb views of the garden landscapes. An exterior terrace is available with large parasols and discreet floodlighting brings the venue to life after dusk.
The adjoining Garden Room is a stunning area with oak flooring and an impressive central glazed roof lantern which ensures that the room is always light and adds to the effect of the gardens reaching into the covered space.
There is ample parking on site in our dedicated events car park.
See below our parking and visitors guide along with some FAQ’s.
The Orangery Visitors Guide
Some of our frequently asked questions
Designated parking is provided for all events in the Orangery car park. Click on the link to download details Events Parking 2014
We have eight wooden high chairs here at The Orangery which are available for use during the wedding breakfast. We do not however have any booster seats here so clients would need to supply their own.
Should clients want the Orangery chairs to be covered, please note that, for cleaning purposes, covers must be removed at the end of the event and clients should book a supplier that provides this service. Details of our two recommended chair cover suppliers can be found in the suppliers section. For logistical reasons, we strongly recommend that you only cover the chairs in the Orangery. However, if you are having your ceremony here and particularly want to cover the ceremony chairs in the Garden Room as well, please call the events office to discuss this. Please note that The Orangery staff, caterers etc are not responsible for the fitting of chair covers. This service must be provided by your chosen supplier on the morning of the wedding.
Fireworks are permitted but they must be arranged through our approved pyrotechnic supplier and are subject to local authority restrictions on timings and noise levels. The fireworks must be over by 10.00pm latest. The designated fireworks provider is Angelfire Pyrotechnics Ltd and their contact details can be found in the suppliers section. No other firework companies are permitted to organise displays on the estate.
Cars must be parked in the designated Orangery car park and be removed at the end of the event. Occasionally, it may be necessary for some drivers to leave their cars overnight. They may do so, entirely at their own risk, provided that cars are left in the Orangery Car Park and removed by noon on the following day. The Orangery Maidstone Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss that may occur. If a car is parked inappropriately, it may be removed at the expense of the client.
Two local taxi companies are Streamline (01622 750000) and Express (01622 690000). For guests requiring taxis, early booking is strongly advised, especially for Friday and Saturday weddings, as Maidstone town can be extremely busy on these evenings.
For Health and Safety reasons, sky lanterns are not permitted.
Yes, The Orangery and Garden Room are fully accessible to wheelchair users. There are disabled access toilets adjacent to the Garden Room and inside the Orangery too. The Wedding Garden itself is landscaped and there are some cobbled pathways which may make certain areas difficult to get to. We would always advise that you come along and take a look first. Please contact the events team on 01622 919919 to book an appointment, one of the team would be happy to show you around.
Guests are permitted to smoke within the grounds of the estate, but not within the Orangery or Garden Room.
If centre pieces for the tables include candles, these must be enclosed by glass or set within a wide, solid base. For Health & Safety reasons naked flames are not permitted. Tea lights, in shallow holders, are not allowed. Wax spillages may incur specialist cleaning charges. If you are in any doubt, please liaise with your chosen caterer. Battery operated candles are an effective and much safer alternative. Wax candles and torches are not permitted for use within the grounds.