Dry Hire venue

Dry Hire

Dry Hire Weddings at The Orangery in Maidstone

Celebrate your cultural heritage within the breathtaking walls of The Orangery and its nine acres of award-winning landscaped gardens. Our professional and experienced team are trained in delivering five-star events across various cultural and religious requirements. Our dry hire wedding package allows you the flexibility to create your dream day for up to 250 guests.

Pricing & Guest Numbers

Pricing depends on day of the week, month, and year of your wedding or event. As a guideline, our dry hire wedding packages start from £7,844.

Maximum Seated Guests: 150
Maximum Standing Guests: 250

The Orangery's Dry Hire Package Includes

  • Use of The Orangery, Garden Room, and nine acres of grounds until 12.30am.
  • Set-up access from 6am outside and 9am inside on the morning of your wedding, with earlier access available for an additional charge.
  • Access to the on-site dressing room, The Wisteria Suite, from 9am with earlier access available for an additional charge.
  • On-the-day duty manager to open and close the venue, and oversee the health and safety of all guests at your event.
  • Complimentary parking for all guests in the on-site business park.
  • Use of catering kitchen by our approved catering partner.
  • Use of 150 limewash chiavari chairs, and up to 17 x 5-foot round tables.
  • White crockery, silver cutlery, glassware, and white table linen.
  • Access to our online event planning portal.
  • Table numbers and name holders.
  • Post box for cards and envelopes.
  • Two easels for displaying signage.
  • An elegant cake stand and knife.
  • Fully staffed bar.
  • Spaces for prayer.
  • Cloakroom facilities.

The dry hire package does not include drinks packages, catering, wedding planners, ushers, and support staff.

Wedding at The Orangery
Image by The Captured Picture Company

Approved Catering Partners

We are proud to partner with a number of leading caterers who will work with you to create a menu to delight your guests. Our spacious on-site catering kitchen is able to be used by our list of approved catering partners, who you will be invited to choose from should you wish to hold your dry hire wedding or event at The Orangery.

About The Orangery

Breathtakingly beautiful, your guests will be blown away by The Orangery in Maidstone. Nestled in nine acres of landscaped gardens, with lakes and a tumbling waterfall, The Orangery is a beautiful building with plenty of space for a Mandap, Havan Kund, or Anand Karaj.

The Orangery

The Orangery

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

Award-Winning Team

Award-Winning Team

Drinks Terrace

Drinks Terrace

Nine acres of Gardens

Nine Acres of Gardens

Lakes & Tumbling Waterfall

Lakes & Tumbling Waterfall

Nature in The Orangery

Make It Extra Special

Looking to incorporate something special? Contact us for pricing information on the below, or let us know if you have something else in mind.


Fireworks Over Lake

Various Drinks Packages

Various Drinks Packages


Delicious Canapés

Coctail Bar

Cocktail & Mocktails

After dinner liquors

After Dinner Liquors

DJ dancefloor upgrade

DJ Dancefloor Upgrade