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Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

As the crow flies, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is less than 1 mile from Leeds Castle!

Celebrating over 900 years of history and hosting a wealth of activities including falconry displays and tours over the summer months; it is the perfect day out for the whole family!

Find out about Henry VIII and when he used the castle as a home for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon or imagine how different the castle would have been during World War II when it was used as a hospital!

Leeds Castle is also home to a unique collection of historic dog collars and is the largest of its kind on public display in the world!

Leeds Castle is a 2 minute drive or a 20 minute walk from Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible. Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.

Proms

Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages. We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 250 Prom Kings and Queens. Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.

Christenings

Christenings

What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than with friends and family in beautiful surroundings.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Funeral wake venues in Maidstone

Planning a Funeral Wake

Losing your loved one can be a difficult time and planning a wake for a funeral can be overwhelming, but we are here to provide an excellent range of services and our venue can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our highly experienced team will help you organize the wake at our beautiful venue in Maidstone and will arrange a funeral reception, managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

From £12 per person, choose from a range of adaptable menu options for your reception. From morning and afternoon teas to finger buffets and sit-down meals, simply let us know what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. We also offer a range of drinks packages to suit your budget.

You can find us at this address:
Ashford Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 1RE

Birthday Parties in Maidstone for £600

Birthday Parties in Maidstone

Happy Birthday to you! Whether it’s your 30th, 40th, 50th or simply ’21 again’, why not gather your friends & family and celebrate your birthday in style at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel for only £600.

Our Birthday package includes exclusive hire of our Park View Suite & Bar and a Hot & Cold finger buffet for 50 guests.

Make the most of preferential bedroom rates for guests and finally… our birthday present to you:

A complimentary bedroom with breakfast the following morning, on the night of the party.

Available dates:

  • January – 25th
  • February – 1st, 2nd, 8th, 15th, 16th. 22nd & 23rd
  • March – 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th

For more information please contact the hotel directly. Additional guests £12 per person.   

Charity Fundraising Events

Charity Fundraising Events

Host your charity event at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel and you are guaranteed a fabulous night to remember. With your fundraising activities in mind, we have tailored packages to ‘wow’ your guests and meet your budget, including:

  • Red carpet arrival
  • Exclusive use of private event suite and bar
  • Three course meal
  • Entertainment from our resident DJ
  • Photographer
  • Complimentary bedroom for the organiser
  • And more…

Hush Heath Estate & Winery

Hush Heath Estate & Winery

Set within rolling hills, this stunning estate surrounded by ancient woodland and with 36 acres of vines is a perfect setting to sample delicious wines.

Owned by Richard Balfour-Lynn, who has lived at Hush Heath Manor since the 1980s with his family, it has become one of the leading wineries in the county.

Located 10 miles from Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.

Chapel Down

Chapel Down Vineyard

Chapel Down boasts more than 100 acres of vineyards and produces a range of sparkling and still wines.

Near Tenterden, the vineyard is one of the best known in the county and UK and it supplies big names such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver as well as famous institutions including the Royal Opera House, the Turner Contemporary and No. 10 Downing Street.

Managing director Mark Harvey says: “We believe our Kit’s Coty vineyard on the North Downs of Kent is the finest vineyard in England”.

Located 16 miles from Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.

Biddenden Vineyards

Biddenden Vineyards

Kent’s oldest family-run vineyard is run by Julian Barnes, his wife Sally and son Tom.

It spans 23 acres of south-facing slopes located in a sheltered valley outside the beautiful village of Biddenden, with 11 different grape varieties producing white, rosé, red and sparkling wines.

Located 13 miles from Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel; just less than half an hour by car!

Wedding Fayres at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Wedding Fayres at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

  • Sunday 6th September

Come to one of our wedding fayres and meet local suppliers, who are ready to discuss your big day with you, offer advice and give special on the day promotions. You will get a free goody bag along with your free entry and also go into the draw to win a fabulous prize. There’s always something on offer!

You’ll also be able to take a guided tour of the rooms and the grounds to picture your wedding in our perfect setting. Enjoy a glass of fizz and swap ideas with other couples over our selected canapés!

Whatever your plans for the day, be sure to pop in and see us!

Only Fools and Three Courses style! Sunday 11th October 2020

Only Fools and Three Courses Lunch!

Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Lunch on Sunday 11th October, starting at 1pm prompt.

Expect chaos and mayhem with an extra large portion of comedy.

This is a big fun afternoon out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, professionally produced to the highest standards with your enjoyment at the top of the menu.

Includes top notch cushty entertainment and a 3 course lunch.

£39.95 per adult | £19.95 per child (under 12)

For tables larger than 8 guests please contact the hotel directly to check availability and book.

*Tickets are non refundable, non transferable. Full pre-payment required at time of booking. A booking fee will be charged for all events booked via Skiddle.

Tyber and Pete from The Dualers – Thursday 15th October 2020

Tyber and Pete from The Dualers

Tyber and Pete are the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Dualers, a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm and Blues band from South-East London.

They first hit the headlines when the single “Kiss on the lips” stormed into the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing.

They played alongside great names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness.

Join us for an amazing evening at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.

£22 per person including booking fee. Tickets can only be purchased online at gigantic.com

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Fantastic Night of Classic Elvis Hits – Friday 16th October 2020

Elvis Tribute Fantastic Night of Classic Elvis Hits – Friday 16th October 2020

The ultimate evening of Rock ‘n’ Roll, in support of Pelican Cancer Foundation & Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and then dance along to all the classics with Scott Elvis!

7.30pm arrival for 8pm dinner.

Should you wish to be sat with other guests please ensure you purchase your tickets in the same name.

£36 per person

Dreamboats and Petticoats Tribute Lunch – Sunday 17th January 2021

Dreamboats and Petticoats Tribute Lunch – Sunday 17th January 2021

Join us for a 3 course lunch and enjoy all the great rock’n’roll chart hits as featured in the box office smash hit London Show ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’.

Kim & Ricky will make you ‘rock till you drop’ with a magical blend of popular chart hits from the 1950’s and early 1960’s made famous by Buddy Holly, Elvis, Billy Fury, Dusty Springfield, Connie Francis, The Ronnettes, Cliff Richard, Bill Haley and his comets, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis and Dion & The Belmonts to name but a few…

Book now for a great afternoon of entertainment!

£26.95 per adult | £13.95 per child

Book now for a great afternoon of entertainment! Should you wish to be sat together please book your tickets together. Please note booking online via Skiddle will incur a booking fee.

Bar opens: 12.30pm
Lunch served: 1pm, with entertainment to follow
Dress code: smart casual