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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Situated in a Maidstone, Kent, overlooking the rolling hills The Orchard is one of the most popular venues in Kent. With over 10 years experience of hosting weddings, your day will be without a hitch.

Facilities and Capacity

The Orchard has multiple rooms for your perfect day, catering for the most relaxed and intimate, to up to 130 guests in the beautiful fairylit Orchard Suite. With four gorgeous ceremony areas to choose from, you can say 'I do' in rain or shine. The opulent Garden Gazebo overlooks the local fields, and is our most popular option to marry - with wooden benches seating up to 120 guests, your guests will be comfortable watching you tie the knot. The Water Terrace offers an outdoor space, available even with unpredictable english weather! Marrying in the winter months couldn't look prettier even if it tried...

The Orchard Suite offers room for up to 130 seated guests to enjoy their luxurious wedding breakfast, freshly prepared by our in-house catering team. Enjoy tea and coffee in our farmhouse style Oak Rooms, with original 14th century beams boasting character.

With secure parking overnight, and a place to get ready in the morning - there is no need to worry about accomodation. Our Leave in Luxury service allows for guests to safely get home to our local hotels, no more than a 5 minute drive!

Services Offered

The highly experienced wedding team at The Orchard will assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. From an extravagant party to an intimate ceremony followed by drinks, the team are happy to accommodate your wishes.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Orchard

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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91 reviews
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Jessica
Jessica S. Sent on 12/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!

I鈥檓 not really sure where to begin to express how amazing The Orchard was as a wedding venue. Our day was perfect. The venue is beautiful. There are so many different areas for photos and the setting is amazing. We feel lucky to have been able to get married here. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was.

The food was incredible. I definitely could have licked the bowl from the chocolate brownie.

The packages have so much included and they are great value for money.

The staff are on another level. They are kind, efficient, great at their jobs and nothing was too much trouble. The service was amazing and they accommodated everything to make our vision a reality. In particular Tanith was amazing as our wedding planner. She kept us informed and was so approachable. She is great at her job!

Overall the venue is amazing. I want to get married here every day!! I can鈥檛 fault them at all and would recommend to everyone. Thank you so much for making our day perfect!
Erica
Erica B. Sent on 20/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Just Fabulous

Dave and I visited The Orchard whilst starting to plan our wedding in March 2024 and fell in love with it straight away.

The exclusivity of the venue and choice of areas to make our wedding vows blew us away. The entire team could not have been more helpful during the whole planning and on our actual Wedding Day.

The food was out of this world and every one of our guests commented on the fabulous venue, super friendly staff and the attention to detail.

We could not recommend them highly enough.

Erica and Dave
Hayley
Hayley R. Sent on 24/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing , professional, talented

Me and my now Husband got married on the 20th October 2023 , all the way through the planning process to the wedding, Katie , Tanith and the team made me feel at ease and were constantly checking we were both ok , they listened to what we wanted and made it come together I would definitely recommend the Orchard for a wedding or a function
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Lucy W. Sent on 21/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have found a better venue!

I don't even know where to begin. We searched through so many wedding venues to find the perfect one and when comparing all we kept saying was its nice, but it's not the Orchard! From the moment we booked our wedding until it was all over the Orchard have been fantastic! The venue is stunning and nothing like I have seen before. All the staff are so attentive and friendly and the food is exceptional! Everyone that came to our day had nothing but good things to say about the whole day. The suppliers that the Orchard use are brilliant and they all work together so well! We cannot thank the team at The Orchard for seeing that our special day was flawless and everything we had dreamed of!
Laura
Laura L. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Locker

Absolutely amazing venue and staff,
From the moment we stepped into The Orchard we knew we wanted to get married there.

Everyone was so lovely but we have to give a special mention to Tanith she has been brilliant from start to finish with all the questions we had no matter how small she was always there to answer them.

Our day went absolutely perfect and so smoothly
We can鈥檛 thank you enough
Josie
Josie D. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely an amazing day! Truly was our dream wedding come true!

My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day here in August, we couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better day! From booking right until the very end we were fully supported by Tanith and her team even if I felt like a bridezilla at times Tanith was there to answer any question no matter how big or small, even on the day she held my train and veil for me to enjoy a mimosa! All of our guests absolutely loved the venue and all had massive compliments to the chef especially those with dietary requirements! Thank you Tanith and the team from The Orchard for the best day EVER 鉂わ笍
Louise
Louise C. Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing day!

From our first viewing to the wedding, Tanith was amazing from start to finish!
She took everything on board and the venue looked exactly as we asked for, I wish we could do the day again! All of the staff are incredible, our Toast Master John and Photographer Mel were a credit to the Orchard Team.
Meera
Meera Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue, incredible team and incredible day!

From start to finish the Orchard were amazing. We had a huge drama with our previous venue which meant we had to change venue with 5.5 months to go until our day and it was the best thing that could have happened for us as it meant we found the Orchard.

I was nervous about the food but was quickly put at easy by the chef Callum who called me personally before we booked to reassure me he was able to cater to our menu which was Indian food, and despite him saying it wasn鈥檛 his specialty he seriously delivered! The food was delicious and he managed so many guest dietary requirements with ease. We had a bespoke evening package with a grazing table and the set up was just gorgeous (and delicious!)

Our wedding co ordinater Tanith was incredible, easy to talk to, on the ball and totally got the vision of our day and worked really hard alongside the rest of the team to bring it to life. Communication was spot on all the way throughout the planning and nothing was too much trouble (and even if it was you鈥檇 never have known!)

All the staff, from the garden maintenance to the bar staff and everyone in between was so friendly and accommodating to us and our guests. On the day itself the staff checked in with me in the morning to make sure I was ok and managed all the suppliers so I could focus on getting ready, which I was able to do on site in the stunning getting ready room which offered a little haven for me and the bridesmaids on the morning.

Our guests were really blown away by how beautiful the venue itself is, and so were we when we visited. It is perfect for an exclusive venue with a homely feel and the ability to use the outside space all day was just what we鈥檇 wanted.

So thank you to everyone at The Orchard who made our day so special, we will never ever forget it and would recommend over and over to anyone who is even thinking about getting married there! X
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Jennifer E. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, wonderful and breezy

From booking the venue to organising to the actual wedding day everything was so smooth I was always able to contact them and never had to wait or worry. The actual wedding day was just incrediable , the food was amazing the staff was amazing everything about the day was just perfect everything we wanted was exactly done how we wanted. It was the best day of our lives and I could never thank the orchard enough xxx
Chris
Chris B. Sent on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day!

on first visit, we'd made our minds up! gorgeous venue, the dining room, lighting, dancefloor, water terrace...all stunning! spacious seating for the 'oldies' to crash if they need to avoid the evening entertainment. Tanith was wonderful in assisting us to make all the arrangements, and a very calming influence on the day, working with our suppliers. Our florist, photographer, DJ, Mariachi band, singer and glam rock band all smashed it out of the park. I's not going to happen, but wish we could do it all over again! totally recommend, 5 stars!
Rhiann
Rhiann E. Sent on 09/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

14/05/2023

I cannot thank every staff member at The Orchard enough for how amazing they made our day. Every single person went above and beyond! We were taken care of from our first booking, any enquires we had and the wedding day was run flawlessly. The food was amazing. Every single guest that came has commented on how beautiful the venue was and what an amazing day they had! The suppliers The Orchard work with are incredible. 100% recommend to anyone thinking of booking their wedding here!
Meg
Meg T. Sent on 25/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have gone anywhere better.

There are not enough words to express just how amazing The Orchard were, from the very first meeting to the end of the big day itself. We got married in October here and Tash, Tanith and the whole team made it the day of our dreams! Everything went without a hitch, and was organised perfectly. We still get compliments now, 5 months later, on how tasty the food was, how beautifully the venue was decorated and how lovely the Orchard team were. Thank you all so much. From the bottom of our very happy hearts. Meg & Nick xx (Mr & Mrs Turrell)
Holly
Holly M. Sent on 04/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Webb 18/12/22

Well, what can we say. Our day was absolutely magical at The Orchard! The members of staff was fantastic and our wedding coordinators even more so. Even though we couldn鈥檛 have our wedding on the water terrace, how the hall was decorated for our ceremony at such short notice was beautiful and felt even more intimate. We honestly couldn鈥檛 fault the venue or staff. Totally recommend to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
Lesley
Lesley M. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Laid back wedding

We wanted a day tailored to us, laid back full of fun and laughter. No seating plan bbq cocktail bar and beautiful building.
Every step of the way with my stupid questions they didn鈥檛 bat an eyelid and even helped me save money. Highly recommended
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Hannah F. Sent on 28/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Raisey 26.11.22

I cannot thank Tanith enough, a lady with such a beautiful soul & an infectious smile who always made us feel so relaxed at ease throughout every single step of planning, prep down to the morning of the big day. Tanith moved heaven and earth to ensure our day was perfect & special. Nothing was ever too much!! Absolutely every single detail was amazing, the communication, the prep everything. I genuinely would not have wanted any other wedding planner planning our special day. The food, wow! Incredible was delicious. I could write all day with how beautiful the venue was! I can鈥檛 even begin to put into words how stunning it looked and how incredible every single staff member was, everyone was so accommodating! I wish we could do it all over again! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything!! Love Mr & Mrs Raisey xx
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The Orchard Real Weddings

James & Morgen
59 photos 路 19/10/2023
Jess & Josh
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15 photos 路 23/06/2022
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The Orchard, Spot Lane, Bearsted ME15 8SE Maidstone (Kent)
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