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Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

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Starting at £65
2 to 360 Guests

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Starting at £65
2 to 360 Guests

Located in the Heart of Kent, close to the historic town of Maidstone, the Mercure Great Danes Hotel is the perfect venue for your wedding day. Surrounded by 26 acres of stunning countryside, adjacent to Leeds Castle, whether you are planning a civil ceremony, traditional church service or civil partnership, we can create a day as perfect and individual as you are.

Our wedding packages have been designed to cater for a variety of function styles, personal tastes and packages to suit every budget. Whether you are thinking of an intimate gathering for under 30 guests, or a more extravagant affair, we look after every detail. We offer the Bride and Groom a complimentary standard guest bedroom with breakfast included to make your stay even more special.

We offer a selection of four room choices in which to say your vows. The Heart of Kent Suite has its own private entrance and reception area, our gazebo is positioned in our beautiful landscape gardens set for the perfect backdrop for capturing memories of your special day. The Hollingbourne is south facing with beautiful panoramic views over our gardens with its own private bar. If you want a smaller affair, our Park View Suite is the perfect setting for that elegant intimate wedding. Here at the Mercure Maidstone, Great Danes Hotel our wedding planners are delighted to offer advice and guidance on all aspects of your wedding ensuring that come your big day you can relax and enjoy every minute, giving you a lifetime of happy memories.

When you book your wedding you can enjoy flexibility with our Covid-19 guarantee. That means if restrictions change and you can’t have the day of your dreams, you can easily reschedule your booking without penalty. *

Call us today to speak our wedding planner who is waiting to make your dreams a reality.

  • Dedicated Wedding & Event Planner
  • Gazebo licensed for outdoor ceremonies, with choice of Helipad arrival!
  • Discounted bedroom rates
  • Perfect wedding suites for weddings between 20 to 360
  • 2 new refurbished Bridal suites, 1 with a 4 poster bed, 126 bedrooms,
  • Picturesque gardens with lake & Free car parking for 500 cars

*Valid for new bookings only for events up until the 30th November 2021. A minimum of 4 weeks’ notice is required and must be rescheduled to take place by 20th November 2022. Any deposit paid will be transferred to your new date. Subject to terms and conditions at the time of booking and government restrictions that may be in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel
Asian Wedding
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Natalie Married on 05/10/2019
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    Thank you

    We both just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the organisation of our wedding on the 5th October this year. It was truly a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed themselves.

    I would also like you to thank Oliver and the rest of the staff who helped on the day, they were an excellent team.
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    Mrs Married on 31/08/2019
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    Thank your for the outstanding service

    Now the dust has settled I felt that I should drop you a line to thank your for the outstanding service I received both whilst planning and during our daughters wedding on Saturday.

    In particular I would like to thank Kelly Burt, without whom I would never have been able to pull off such a special event. From our first meeting she was both friendly and professional and I felt I had found just the right person to help me with the planning. Nothing was too much trouble for her and I felt she went above and beyond what was actually expected of her. She was always happy to answer any queries I may have had no matter how small and had a genuine way of making me feel like a friend and not only a client.

    I would also like to thank Pravin who was also more than helpful on each occasion I had the pleasure of meeting him and Ollie who also helped prepare for us.

    I would also like to thank the entire team of staff that worked on the day that helped make the day run smoothly. I’m sure that it wasn’t easy to feed 240ish guests and get everything out hot and on time but from what I have been told this seems to be exactly what happened.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Kelly and your hotel to anyone and hope that we have occasion to stay and use your facilities again in the future.
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    Mr Married on 10/08/2019
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    A massive thank you

    Just like to say a massive thank you to you & Oliver & your team the day was perfect it looked stunning & the food was lovely!
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    Mr Married on 13/07/2019
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    Such a beautiful venue

    We would like to express our gratitude for all the hard work that was put into making our big day so special and how lucky we both feel to have had the opportunity to get married at such a beautiful place with winning the Competition!
    We are so grateful to of had such a wonderful service, it was a pleasure being able to go through the process of planning our wedding with you all/
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    Mr Married on 04/05/2019
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    A massive thank you to everyone at the Great Danes

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at the great danes who worked so hard to make our day as amazing as it was. We had a lovely day despite the weather. Exactly what we wanted laid back, friendly and intimate.

    Oliver and his team were great. A special thank you to the man whose name I didn't get apologies tall with black hair. The bar staff were so friendly. The food was amazing despite being buffet was all so good and moist. I don't know how they kept the corn on the cob so juicy. So a massive thank you and well doen to the kitchen staff. Everyone has told us they had a lovely day despite the wind and hail.

    And a special thank you to you for putting up with us and all your time organising our day. It was perfect and everything ran so smoothly.
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    Mr Married on 05/04/2019
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    Amazing Day!!

    Thank you Kelly for all your support and guidance in the run up to our wedding. The day was just as we imagined and we would recommend your venue.
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    Mr Married on 23/02/2019
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    A fantastic day

    Just a quick email to say thank you for ensuring our wedding day went according to plan. We had a fantastic day with lovely weather.

    Please also pass on our thanks to Plavin who was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He was highly thought of by all of our guests.
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    Mr Married on 23/02/2019
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    Thank you!

    Just a quick email to say thank you for ensuring our wedding day went according to plan. We had a fantastic day with lovely weather.

    Please also pass on our thanks to Pravin who was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He was highly thought of by all of our guests.
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    Mr Married on 09/02/2019
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    5 Star Venue

    Thank you Kelly for all your help in the planning of our special day. You have been amazing!
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    Steven Married on 19/10/2018
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    Best staff and wedding venue

    The whole experience was great from the staff to the whole day ...we was treated great the building was nice and the food was good...we had our wedding there and the whole day was stress-less.. the staff help us and did everything we asked. our family stayed and was also accommodated and felt like they was on a holiday. if i could i would do the whole thing over and i would use them over and over . It was the best decision for us and it was great value for money so glad i booked with them - thanks for all your help 5 star x x
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    Mr Married on 05/10/2018
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    Best day ever!

    Thank you so much to Clare and the team for making our day so special and one we will remember forever!
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    Nicole Married on 08/09/2018
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    Fantastic Day

    We had our whole wedding weekend here from 7th - 9th Sept. On behalf of myself, my new husband and I believe the rest of my wedding party and guests, we could not fault anything. From Friday night dinner to Sunday breakfast... The food was lovely, all our guests commented.. Well done chefs. The staff were very friendly and helpful, anything we asked for was done and the rooms were clean and beds comfy.
    We had a few issues after we first booked our wedding but with special thanks to Kelly and Stuart these were all rectified.
    Stuart was a complete star all day! and Charlie was a true help and gent til the very end. Our day was perfect and every thing a wedding should be from start to finish. We will certainly be looking forward to our first anniversary here!
    Big Thanks to all the staff involved in our wedding.
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    Mr Married on 05/08/2018
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    The venue was amazing

    We just had our wedding here on Sunday and what can I say. The venue was amazing. The staff were all friendly and supportive, one of the most helpful hotels we have ever stayed in. I am sure me and family will stay here again over the next year even just for a night to use pool and outdoors
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    Mr Married on 07/07/2018
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    Just wanted to say as huge thank you

    Just wanted to say as huge thank you for all your help with the planning of the wedding.

    The day went perfect and the team effort working alongside Paul from Beejay Entertainments just showed how well and connected the whole day was. We were so glad we had Paul from start to finish it just lifted that extra stress and just showed how well you all work together.

    The room was incredible, (creative venue done an amazing job) and thank you for accommodating the last minute changes and also for your ideas that you put forward.

    We had the most amazing day, accompanied by the best of weather and a great team at the Mercure Great Danes!

    We look forward to returning next year and reminiscing about it all.

    Please pass on our thank you’s to the team that served, bar staff and the chef who made delicious food for our wedding breakfast and buffet.

    I wish I could relive it all again!
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    Sweetdim Married on 10/06/2018
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    Wedding in gazebo

    We had a hindu ceremony there and it was amazing. Claire and her team were outstanding in organising everything for us.

    Lovely gazebo. Nice staff. Dinner was brilliant.

    Price was reasonable compared to what another hotel nearby was quoting us.

    Pravin looked after us during our stay and we could not have asked for more.

    There was a peacock in the hotel yard and we got some stunning photos.

    Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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