Welcome to The Orangery Maidstone

Weddings & Events in Maidstone, Kent

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FAQ’s

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Designated parking is provided for all events in the Orangery car park. Click on the link to download details Events Parking 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For Health and Safety reasons, sky lanterns are not permitted.

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Yes, The Orangery, Garden Room and Wedding Garden are fully accessible to guests in wheelchairs. There are disabled access toilets adjacent to the Garden Room and inside the Orangery itself.

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Guests are permitted to smoke within the grounds of the estate, but not within the Orangery or Garden Room.

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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.