The Hop Farm, near Maidstone and Tonbridge, is Kent’s leading, historic corporate and private event venue. With a variety of magnificent function suites, it’s the ideal choice for meetings, conferences, parties and weddings. With a variety of exquisite and historic function rooms, each one has it's own individuality and character, and room capacities range from 6 guests to 300 guests. The in-house hospitality and catering team provide a range of first class dishes and impeccable service. There are extensive grounds, over 400 acres, for field events, team building activities and more. The land and function suites combine perfectly for Summer corporate days and celebrations. Equipped with the latest in PA, Audio and Wifi technology, it is blends the historic background seamlessly with 21st century requirements.
The Hop Farm is conveniently situated between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells on the A228, approximately 20 minutes from the M20 and 25 minutes from the M25. The mainline station of Paddock Wood is 1 mile away and is on a direct link from London Bridge, Waterloo and Charing Cross. The train journey from London takes approximately 45 minutes. The Hop Farm has on site parking for more than 3000 cars.
Situated on the ground floor beneath Whites Conference & Banqueting Suite and adjacent to The Shires, The Roundels are ideal for small meetings / conferences or as breakout rooms for events held in Whites. They are two delightful interconnecting oast roundels which work perfectly as one area for the business part of an event, and then a separate area to enjoy lunch and refreshments.
Oak beamed, hop garlanded and flooded with natural daylight, Whites is an impressive and versatile room housed in a tastefully converted and recently refurbished oast house. This attractive first floor room can play host to a variety of functions, from a conference for 30-200 delegates through to a dinner for 150 guests or a drinks reception for 200. Whites has its own integral bar situated in the kiln area of the oast house plus a dance floor and reception area, ideal for Christmas parties. The room also has a stair lift to provide disabled access.
Situated on the ground floor beneath Whites Conference & Banqueting Suite, Shires is a relaxed, pub style function area. Ideal for informal events and parties or can also be used as a practical extension for larger parties in Whites. The room boasts a full bar and delightful lawns with a terrace area.
The Dray is one of the few function rooms in Kent able to accommodate up to 300 guests seated theatre style for a conference. It is also the ideal venue for large private parties, school proms or family fun days as it has a large standing capacity. The Dray offers a 40’ bar, full disabled access, toilet facilities and the opportunity to host much larger events when teamed up with the adjoining Dray Marquee. The Dray faces events fields - ideal for company fun days and team building activities. The Dray is a much sought after, versatile function room that can be hired with or without Hop Farm catering and also offers the opportunity for clients to provide their own catering.
Permanently attached to The Dray, The Dray Marquee offers an additional 360 square metres of space. The marquee has been fitted out with white swagging and is fully carpeted throughout. The Dray Marquee provides a perfect area for catering and refreshments for large conferences or alternatively can house a wide variety of trade stands for exhibition clients. For large parties or dinner dance events, up to 200 guests can be seated to dine in The Dray Marquee, leaving The Dray clear as an area for the bar and dance floor.
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