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KENT

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Kent is home to a thriving creative industry, with a wealth of artists, designers, and artisans calling the county home. This vibrant creative scene makes Kent an excellent destination for events and conferences focused on art, design, and innovation.

Featured Destinations in Kent

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Maidstone

Situated in the South East of England, Kent is ideally located for both domestic and international events.

With London Gatwick and London City airports less than an hour away by train, and London Heathrow and Eurostar connections within easy reach, Kent is a convenient destination for event attendees travelling from all over the world. In addition, the county boasts excellent road links via the M2 and M20 motorways, as well as the Channel Tunnel and ports of Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate.Kent's accessibility is further enhanced by its high-speed rail links to London, with journey times from Ashford International to St Pancras International taking just 38 minutes. This makes it easy for event organizers to attract attendees from London and other parts of the UK to Kent.Overall, with its excellent transport links and accessibility, as well as its stunning scenery and rich history, Kent is an increasingly popular destination for the MICE market, offering both convenience and unique experiences for event attendees.

Travelling to Kent

Maidstone town is easily accessible through it two major railway stations

If you are driving.

To enter Kent via the M25, take the Dartford Bridge from the North or East (with toll charge) and follow signs for M2/M20. From the South or West, connect to M20 via M26 or stay on M25 to reach M2.

London to Kent with Southeastern services:

  1. Identify your starting point in London. You can choose from the following stations: London Bridge, Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, Victoria, and St Pancras International.

  2. If you want to arrive quickly, choose the High Speed One service that departs from London St Pancras International. This service will take less than 40 minutes to reach Kent.

  3. enjoy the ride to the heart of the Garden of England.

Railway Tracks

Featured Venues in Kent

Balfour Winery

Balfour Winery

Tonbridge

Kent

Famous for producing Balfour Brut Rosé, one of the most iconic and exclusive English sparkling wines, Balfour Winery is set within the beautiful Kent Countryside. This stunning vineyard offers a sophisticated 'Cellar Door' visitor Center which provides a unique event space for corporate and private events. Set amongst vast woodland, vineyards and orchard, the team will be able to work with you to tailor your event and provide a bespoke package to incorporate learning about winemaking, viticulture and wine masterclasses, tours and tastings.

Chapel House Estate

Chapel House Estate

Ramsgate

Kent

Chapel House Estate, nestled on the East Kent Coast, offers a luxurious wedding and event venue with a 732-year-old converted Chapel at its heart. With two exclusive-use venues, couples or event organisers can choose from large weddings or events in the Thorne Barn or the Walled Courtyard. Boasting four stunning ceremony locations and luxurious accommodation options, including Hideaway Lodges and Chapel Cottage. Their award-winning Head Chef creates exciting menus using locally sourced ingredients. Bespoke services cater to each couple's or corporate event needs, with packages available.

Dreamland Margate

Dreamland Margate

Margate

Kent

One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland is steeped in history, combining modern facilities with the vintage charm of yesteryear. Margate’s seaside entertainment sensation, Dreamland, offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. From our retro Roller Room, to our Grade II listed Ballroom, our warehouse style Hall By The Sea and of course our outdoor amusement park.

Hever Castle

Hever Castle

Hever

Kent

With its two unique venues, Hever Castle is a beautiful choice for your next meeting or event.   The private Astor Wing was added to the castle in 1904 and provides an impressive Tudor style meeting or event space for up to 60 delegates, with 28 five star bedrooms.  Steeped in history the space has state of the art audio visual equipment and is ideal for a private meeting or dining experience, exclusive use residential stays’ and celebrations. The Guthrie Pavilion can be found in the castle's Italian Garden, combining a peaceful retreat with a contemporary space for up to 200. With a championship golf course and well-being centre. swimming pool and outdoor space for activities, Hever Castle offers delegates history and heritage, inspiration and rejuvenation  in abundance.


2 Spaces | Max Capacity Theatre Style 200 | 28 Bedrooms

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Maidstone

Kent

Elevate your meetings and conferences to new heights at the stunning Leeds Castle. Set amidst the idyllic Kent countryside, this historic venue offers an unparalleled backdrop for impactful and productive events. From intimate boardroom sessions to grand conferences, their flexible and well-equipped function rooms cater to every requirement. Enjoy the seamless integration of modern technology in an atmosphere of timeless elegance. Take advantage of expert event planning and attentive service, ensuring that every detail is meticulously executed.

Royal Engineers Museum

Royal Engineers Museum

Gillingham

Kent

The Museum makes an ideal location for meetings, seminars, conferences, networking events and dinners.  The Field Marshals’ Room is well-equipped for training sessions or business meetings with wifi, built-in projection and large screen.  The room also houses the regalia of the four Royal Engineers who attained the rank of Field Marshal giving it a distinctive ambience and dignified grandeur that will contribute to making your meeting memorable.   

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