Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

(46 reviews) 46 4.98
Hollingbourne Maidstone Kent ME17 1RE
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About Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Hollingbourne, Maidstone
Kent, ME17 1RE

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, with lavish refurbishments which can be viewed in all their elegance on our website, Twitter or Facebook accounts. 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. 

We have various amazing packages available for you - Call us today to speak to one of our wedding planners who are 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

Facilities at Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Small Hotel
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel Reviews (46)

Thank your for the outstanding service
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By Mrs A Craddduck, on 06 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

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.

A massive thank you
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By Mr & Mrs Freeman, on 27 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

Just like to say a massive thank you to you & Oliver & your team the day was perfect it looked stunning & the food was lovely!

Such a beautiful venue
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By Mr & Mrs OLeary, on 17 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

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/

A massive thank you to everyone at the Great Danes
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By Mr & Mrs Cox, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 04 May 2019

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.

Amazing Day!!
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By Mr & Mrs Brown, on 30 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Apr 2019

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.

A fantastic day
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By Mr & Mrs Bundock, on 28 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2019

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.

Thank you!
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By Mr & Mrs Bundock, on 24 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2019

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.

5 Star Venue
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By Mr & Mrs Collins, on 28 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Feb 2019

Thank you Kelly for all your help in the planning of our special day. You have been amazing!

Best staff and wedding venue
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By Steven & Sarah, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2018

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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By Mr & Mrs Docker, on 28 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2018

Thank you so much to Clare and the team for making our day so special and one we will remember forever!

Fantastic Day
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By Nicole Obbard, on 06 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

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.

The venue was amazing
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By Mr & Mrs Snell, on 09 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2018

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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