[vc_row row_content_width=”grid” row_background_lines=”none” content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1591594892583{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″ el_id=”faqs_menu”][eltdf_testimonials type=”standard” skin=”” slider_loop=”yes” slider_autoplay=”yes” slider_navigation=”yes” enable_navigation_numbers=”no” slider_pagination=”no” nav_skin=”” category=”planners”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_single_image image=”5691″ img_size=”large” onclick=”custom_link” link=”/orangery/events/gallery/”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_single_image image=”6314″ img_size=”large” onclick=”custom_link” link=”/orangery/events/gallery/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_id=”faqscontent”][vc_column_text]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.

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Events Parking

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The Orangery Visitors Guide

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Some of our frequently asked questions

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][eltdf_accordion custom_class=”faqspage_accordion”][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”What age is classed as a child?”][vc_column_text]For catering purposes, we class a child as anyone between the age of 2-12. Any child under the age of 2 is classed as an infant and is therefore free of charge as they are generally not provided with any food or drink. We can of course provide options for under 2’s if required. Please call the team to discuss your specific requirements.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Do you allow bands or live music?”][vc_column_text]We welcome bands and any live music throughout your day and or evening. Please discuss the details with your event manager to ensure that timings fit perfectly. At the current time, we do not have any sound limiters in the Orangery and our resident DJ’s, if playing, are more than happy to work alongside them. If in doubt, please just check before committing to any booking.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are candles allowed?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are fireworks permitted within The Orangery grounds?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are guests permitted to smoke within the venue?”][vc_column_text]Guests are permitted to smoke within the grounds of the estate, but not within the Orangery or Garden Room.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are high chairs and booster seats supplied?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are there any local taxi companies I can recommend to my guests?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Are we permitted to use Chinese lanterns within the grounds?”][vc_column_text]For Health and Safety reasons, sky lanterns are not permitted.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Can guests leave their cars overnight?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Can I have chair covers in the Orangery?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Do I have to take everything with me at the end of the night or can I collect my leftover items the next day?”][vc_column_text]Ideally, presents and other valuables should be taken away at the end of the evening. However, items that cannot be removed at that time can be kept in a locked room overnight, entirely at the client’s risk. These will need to be collected the following day before 11am. The Evening Manager will agree a time with you.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Do you allow confetti?”][vc_column_text]Rose petals and biodegradable confetti only are allowed outdoors. In consideration for the estate and its wildlife, rice and other types of confetti (including metallic) are not permitted. “Popper-type” exploding confetti cones are not allowed inside or outside.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”I am a guest, where can I park?”][vc_column_text]Designated parking is provided for all events in the Orangery car park. Click on the link to download details Events Parking 2014[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”Is the venue wheelchair accessible?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”What time does the evening reception finish?”][vc_column_text]The bar will close at 11.40pm. Bands and discos etc must finish by midnight at the latest. All guests are required to have vacated the premises by 12.30am.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][eltdf_accordion_tab title_tag=”h5″ title=”We would like to have a sweet cart at our wedding, is this allowed?”][vc_column_text]Yes, sweet carts/tables are permitted. However, other than sweets and the wedding cake, clients are not permitted to bring any food into the venue for use during an event or book any alternative suppliers to provide food or beverages.[/vc_column_text][/eltdf_accordion_tab][/eltdf_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ el_id=”faqssidebar”][vc_single_image image=”5612″ img_size=”300×240″ style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”custom_link” link=”/orangery/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/TheOrangeryBrochure_Sept2019.pdf”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text el_id=”weddingpagelookaround”]

Want to look around?

Call us on 01622 230065 or email [email protected] to arrange a viewing of the venue

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