Weddings

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is one of the finest wedding venues Kent has to offer, with packages to suit every budget and our very own in-house wedding planner to help coordinate your special day. Set in 26 acres of beautiful countryside, with a helipad for stylish arrivals, a gazebo and winding staircase for superb photos and room for 600 guests it’s the perfect venue for your dream Kent wedding.

Book a virtual show round with our wedding experts! You’ll get to see our stunning wedding venue and explore our grounds from the comfort of your home. Simply email our team and we’ll be happy to arrange a session.

Wedding packages

Plan your perfect intimate wedding in Maidstone

If you’ve been searching for a cosy, romantic place to say ‘I do’ with your partner, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is the perfect location for a small, intimate wedding for up to 30 guests.

Your all-inclusive, small wedding package

Enjoy luxury and everything you could wish for as part of our affordable intimate wedding package for up to 30 guests.

From just £65 per guest, our small wedding package includes:

  • A two-night mini-moon in our bridal suite including breakfast served in your room
  • A personal table plan and place cards
  • Your very own dedicated Wedding Planner, who will be with you every step of the way
  • Red carpet on arrival and loan of our cake stand and knife
  • The services of our Master of Ceremonies
  • A private room for your civil ceremony
  • Reception with cocktails and canapés (this can be held outside, weather permitting)
  • Three-course wedding breakfast (with a selection of options) with coffee and hot drinks
  • Half a bottle of selected wine per guest
  • A glass of Prosecco per guest to toast the happy couple
  • Dessert served to the bride and groom by our chef
  • Wedding photo opportunities are also available

Your guests can also enjoy a comfortable stay in our hotel bedrooms and on-site dining and parking.

Customise your wedding package

Make your wedding package even more special and personal to you and your partner with our add-ons:

  • Locally sourced breakfast hamper for two, delivered to you
  • A large table for your guests (please note that this is subject to government guidelines)
  • Central flower arrangement
  • Chair covers
  • Replace your Prosecco toast with a unique Prosecco tower which your guests can toast you with
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea with your loved ones at our hotel
  • Celebrate your big day with a hen party or hold a larger celebration for your loved ones at a later date (please note we can only hold these events in line with the government’s guidelines)

Speak to our team for more information on prices and availability.

Explore our hotel with a virtual show round

Experience our stunning wedding venue in Maidstone from the comfort of your home when you request a virtual tour! From our wedding suites to our bedrooms, dining areas and more you can explore as much of our hotel as you wish and start visualising your dream wedding.

Simply contact our friendly wedding experts and we’ll arrange a virtual tour at the most convenient time for you and your partner.

Contact our wedding experts

Whether you’d like to find out more about planning your wedding at our hotel or you’d like to book our intimate wedding package, contact our wedding experts on weddings@mercuremaidstone.co.uk or call 01622 528 565.

Terms and conditions. Our hotel can accommodate guests in line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines. A minimum number of 20 guests, supplements may apply for party sizes below 25.

  • The gazebo at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • TEC West Suite at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel set up for a wedding breakfast
  • Tables set in red for a wedding breakfast at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Lavender wedding package highlights

A wedding breakfast and evening reception for memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Guests are greeted with a Bucks Fizz or orange juice
  • 3 course wedding breakfast with a glass of wine and coffee
  • Wedding Host / Master of Ceremonies
  • Sparkling wine served to toast your special day
  • Evening reception with sandwiches and 3 choice Finger Buffet
  • Room hire and fully staffed private bar until 1am
  • Free menu trial for the happy couple
  • Overnight accommodation & breakfast for the happy couple
  • Complimentary dinner in the hotel on your 1st anniversary
  • Complimentary DJ & Disco
  • Complimentary one-night break voucher

£85 per person (2021) Additional evening guests £19.50 per person

  • A groom places his hand gently on the back of his bride
  • Chairs lined up for a wedding ceremony in medway room at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • Tables set for a purple wedding breakfast in Park View at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
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  • Close up of groom holding brides hand in south Indian wedding ceremony

Rose wedding package highlights

Celebrate your wedding in style with the personal touches that dreams are made of.

  • Guests are greeted with a Bucks Fizz, orange juice, Pimm’s or sparkling wine
  • 3 course wedding breakfast with a half bottle of wine and coffee
  • Wedding Host / Master of Ceremonies
  • Sparkling wine served to toast your special day
  • Evening reception with sandwiches and 5 choice Finger Buffet
  • Room hire and fully staffed private bar until 1am
  • Free menu trial for the happy couple
  • Overnight accommodation & breakfast for the happy couple
  • Complimentary dinner in the hotel on your 1st anniversary
  • Complimentary DJ & Disco
  • Complimentary one-night break voucher

£104 per person (2021) Additional evening guests £23 per person

  • Red carpet with chairs arranged either side dressed with red ribbons, with flower petals scattered over leading to an altar for a civil wedding ceremony at mercure hotels
  • bride in a white dress holding a colourful bouquet
  • The gazebo at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • Tables set for a wedding breakfast in the hollingbourne suite at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • Close up of a flower arrangement prepared for a wedding ceremony at mercure hotels

Orchid wedding package highlights

Celebrate with dancing, wine and great menu options.

  • Red carpet arrival with a choice of arrival drink and 2 canapés per person
  • 3 course wedding breakfast and coffee (Menu 1, 2 or 3)
  • Wedding Host / Master of Ceremonies
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person and sparkling wine for your toasts
  • Evening reception with selection of sandwiches and 6 choice finger buffet
  • All day room hire and fully staffed private bar until 1am
  • Midnight snack
  • Colour coordinated chair sashes
  • Free menu trial for the happy couple
  • Overnight accommodation for the happy couple
  • Complimentary dinner in the hotel on your 1st anniversary
  • Complimentary DJ & Disco
  • Complimentary one-night break voucher

£134 per person (2021) Additional evening guests £27.50 per person

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  • String of outdoor fairy lights in garden
  • A peacock in the garden next to the gazebo at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • Angled view of the Heart of Kent room layout at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • Table set for private in Medway room overlooking the gardens at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Self-cater hosting packages

Let us host your perfect wedding. We can cater, or use your own caterers.

At Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel we have hosted hundreds of Asian weddings so our experience is second to none.

We can offer you a personalised service providing a flexible room layout to suit your requirements for your celebrations with family and friends.

We welcome working with outside caterers and can work with approved suppliers. We thoroughly recommend Lady Chutney’s for bespoke Indian wedding catering and Asian event service. We provide a kitchen area to prepare your event food, your caterers may want to provide all the serving dishes and platters, ensuring you have the best possible food and overall experience.

Lady Chutney’s host a non-obligation informal open day and food tasting on the last Tuesday of every month from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.  Come along and meet the Wedding planner Jazz, as well as the chef, with the opportunity to sample some food.

We also supply a wedding host and can provide bar staff if required, giving you as much or as little support as you need.

There are various drinks options available, if you’d like the event to be alcohol-free no problem. We’ll design a drinks package to suit you or you can supply your own drinks.

 

  • Asian Wedding room set up at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • An indian bride holding a beautiful bouquet of colourful flowers
  • Asian Wedding room set up at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Tipi Wedding Packages

A magical setting for your special wedding day, where you could be in the middle of nowhere.

  • Guests are greeted with a glass of Buck’s Fizz or Orange Juice
  • A glass of sparkling wine per person to toast your special day
  • Your choice of a BBQ, Pulled Pork or Cold Meat buffet
  • Private bar
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Overnight accommodation & breakfast for the happy couple
  • Special accommodation rates for guests
  • VIP red carpet arrival for you and your guests
  • Your own experienced Wedding Planner
  • Tipi in designated area of the hotel grounds

£50 per person

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  • String of outdoor fairy lights in garden
  • Guests throwing confetti over bride and groom at wedding which could be held at mercure hotels with outdoor space
  • Tipi in grounds of Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Sundown wedding package highlights

We’ll help you to plan and host the perfect reception to celebrate your special day in style.

  • Guests are greeted with your special cocktail choice
  • A selection of 3 canapés per person
  • Barbecue-style menu OR Fork Buffet (both 2 courses)
  • Room hire & fully staffed bar
  • Overnight accommodation & breakfast for the happy couple

£3,000 for up to 50 guests

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  • Bouquet in foreground with newlywed couple embracing in out of focus background
  • Close up of a dressed chair with a red ribbon prepared for a wedding at mercure hotels
  • A peacock in the garden next to the gazebo at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
  • The Park View at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel set up for a wedding breakfast

Wedding FAQs 

Your wedding is one of the most special and exciting days of your life and our hotel is here to ensure you can have the wedding you and your partner have dreamed of! 

If you had a wedding booked for 2021 that couldn’t go ahead and have questions on what happens next, take a look at our Covid wedding FAQs below and contact our friendly wedding experts to find out more.  

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place for weddings at the hotel? 

Our hotel has enhanced Covid health and safety measures in place for all our guests and staff, which comply with the Government’s guidelines and are part of Accor’s ALLSAFE Covid policy.

Our teams will also take extra care to ensure your wedding at our hotel is as safe and enjoyable as possible.  

Will we lose our original deposit for any wedding bookings that need to move into 2022 or be cancelled? 

If you’d like to move your wedding to 2022, you won’t lose your deposit! Simply speak to our team to pick your wedding date and they will arrange this for you, subject to availability.  

Please note that if you need to cancel your wedding our hotel will be retaining the deposit.  

Will our overall wedding price increase? 

We are freezing our current wedding package prices until end of 2021.  

However, if you’d like to change the day of your wedding or the season it takes place in, this would be subject to a price review and we will discuss this further with you. Weddings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Will the bedroom allocation or price remain constant with our date move? 

Yes, any bedrooms booked directly with our hotel as part your wedding will be moved to the new 2021 date as per the original booking rates and number of rooms (subject to availability). Bookings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Any bookings made via a third party will be subject to their terms and conditions. 

We have booked our bedrooms via Booking.com, or other online third parties, and our rate is non-refundable. Can we get a refund? 

These bookings will be subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party website that they were booked with. Please contact them directly for more information.  

Will my wedding payment terms still be the same? 

Your payment terms will improve! We are now asking for your 50% payment only 6 weeks before your big day and the final balance 14 days in advance of your wedding date.   

Terms and conditions at the time of booking will apply to weddings taking place after 30th November 2021.  

Will our wedding food or drinks menu change? 

At this point, we don’t anticipate any changes in our menus, however, if there are any changes we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Should we start thinking of postponing our wedding? 

We can only advise guests to follow the most recent version of the government’s Covid guidelines. However, we are happy to discuss your wedding at any time and give you the opportunity to discuss other options if you would like to make any changes. 

What will happen if we cancel our wedding? 

If you have any concerns about your wedding date, please contact our team to discuss this further. We’re happy to work with all our couples to find a solution if possible, and deliver your perfect wedding day! 

We have contacted our registrar/church, but they have not come back to us yet. Can you hold the date for us until we have an answer? 

Yes! We will provisionally hold the date for 7 days. At this stage, you’ll then need to let us know whether you’d like to keep the date or work with you to find a new date. 

Will all my wedding payments be moved across to my new date? 

Yes, absolutely! All payments will be moved to your new date. 

My wedding guest numbers are going to decrease as a few of my guests will not be able to make it. Can we amend or reduce our package? 

Wedding guest numbers will need to comply with any government guidelines in place at the time. However, we will allow guest numbers to be reduced by 10% for any weddings taking place in 2021 if you need to change this. 

 

PLAN YOUR WEDDING WITH US

YOUR VERY OWN WEDDING PLANNER

Mercure Maidstone Wedding PlannerHello, I’m Kelly I’m one of the in-house wedding planners, and it’s our job to help to plan the perfect wedding day. I’ve worked with lots of couples and can assist in designing your wedding day, with the latest trends.

Arrange a show-round with complimentary Prosecco and feel free to ask all the questions you need answers for.

WEDDING BROCHURE & ENQUIRIES

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