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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 & Graduations

Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Our prom package offers an evening of delicious dining and music for your guests to mark their achievements.

Whether it is the end of term, the end of the year exams or any other special occasion, you are bound to feel the need to celebrate! Wherever your journeys are leading, make this a night to remember with great memories to look back on & smile on.

Christenings & Baby Showers


Celebrate your little arrival with a Christening or baby shower at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel!

Explore our package options and contact us to start planning your special day.

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 £15 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
ME17 1RE

Celebrations and Birthdays in Maidstone

Celebrations and Birthday Packages in Maidstone

For any occasion or whether it’s your 30th, 40th, 50th or simply ’21 again’, why not gather your friends & family and celebrate in style at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, with packages for 50 guests starting at £1250.

All of our packages include:

  • Food for 50 guests
  • Disco for 5 hours
  • Event Planner & Event Host
  • Cake Stand & Knife
  • Complimentary Bedroom for the organiser
  • Event room hire

Click here for more information on our packages, options and upgrades.

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!

Fathers Day Carvery – Sunday 19th June

Fathers Day Carvery

Treat Dad this Father’s Day with a 3 Course Carvery and a free beer!

£30 per adult and £15 per child (3 -12 years)

Tables are available at 12.30, 13.00, 13.30 and 14.00.

An Evening With Michael Franzese – Sunday 17th July

An Evening with Michael Franzese – The Real Goodfella” is a series of multi-city gala events where audiences will have an unmissable chance to engage with a man who was once dubbed the Mafia Prince and now holds the key to the mafia’s secrets and lives to tell the tale.

Each event will comprise exciting features to create an unforgettable experience for audiences:

  • Never-before experienced on-stage interaction with Michael Franzese hosted by a notable public figure
  • Rare opportunity for the UK audience to engage with Michael Franzese in a question-and-answer session
  • A series of sought-after experiences are also available for select, pre-vetted VIP audiences ranging from meet and greets with Michael Franzese to being seated on his VIP table at the event*
  • VIP reception & soiree*
  • Exquisite three-course gala dinner
  • An exclusive after-show party*
    *For select ticket categories. Available at select venues. Additional costs may apply. Please contact info@michaelfranzesetour.com for more details. Please note the dress code is black tie and Hollywood Glam.
  • A unique opportunity is available for select guests to be seated at Michael Franzese’s top table at the events.

Please contact info@michaelfranzesetour.com for further details.

Pizza, Prosecco and Party with Abba Chique – Friday 29th July 2022

Unleash your inner Dancing Queen with Live Music From Abba Chique! They will keep you grooving to your favourite ABBA classics! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A Man After Midnight! My my, how can you resist it?

Enjoy a Pizza Platter, Live music and 2 glasses of prosecco for £30 Per Person!


  • Doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Last Entry at 7 pm
  • Food Service at 7 pm
  • Performance at 8 pm
  • Bar close Midnight

Please make our team aware at least 7 days prior to the event of any dietary requirements

Any questions about our event please contact events@mercuremaidstone.co.uk or 01622528565

Ticket link https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Maidstone/Mercure-Maidstone-Great-Danes-Hotel/Pizza-Prosecco-and-Party-with-ABBA-Chique-Friday-29th-July/35986964/

Carry On Murdering – Friday 12th August 2022

Join the Matron, the doctor, W C Boggs and many others as the Carry on Comeback Society (COCS) holds its annual party and announces they are funding the new film, Carry On Murdering. But is everyone happy with the choice of director? Does everyone like the new script and would somebody kill to get the part they want?

Price: £55

The Skatonics – Friday 30th September

THE SKATONICS came crashing onto the scene in 2007, & since then have performed to the ever-growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK & Europe.

Blending classic Trojan Ska alongside an impressive catalogue of Two Tone covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Selecter and more will have you on your feet all night.

Music only event

Standing event

The bar opens from 7.00 pm with the band starting from 9 pm.

Event finish time – midnight

Tropicana Night Halloween Party – Friday 29th October

Tropicana Night Halloween Party – Friday 29th October

The Ultimate 80s Halloween Party Night in Kent!

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Dreamboats and Petticoats – Sunday 4th December

Enjoy all the great rock’n’roll chart hits as featured in the box office smash hit London Show ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’

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 1950s and early 1960s 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!

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