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Kingston Maurward Event Brochure

Published by chantelle.cottrell, 2021-03-12 16:18:12

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Welcome Set within 750 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside, Kingston Maurward’s 18th Century Grade II listed House & Gardens is the perfect setting for birthdays, engagement parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate parties, balls and much more. A tranquil and peaceful setting with a scenic lake and extensive lawns provides the perfect backdrop to any event. Our friendly and professional staff are on hand to help you with every stage of planning, and to co-ordinate on the day. With a stunning countryside setting, mouth-watering menus and unrivalled facilities, Kingston Maurward will provide a day to remember. We will build a tailored package for your event based on your specific requirements to include room hire, drinks and catering and our experienced Events Co-ordinators are here to help every step of the way. Our sample packages brochure is designed to give you ideas and inspiration for your event, but following a one-to-one meeting with one of our team, a bespoke, no-obligation quote will be put together for you.

Our Rooms The Grand Entrance Hall Our rooms are available to hire, either as a whole venue with exclusive use (minimum With stunning high ceilings, central chandelier and twin marble fireplaces, The Grand Entrance Hall will give your guests a warm welcome to Kingston Maurward. It is the hire period 6 hours), or on a per room perfect location to welcome your guests with drinks and canapés. basis (minimum hire period 4 hours) with additional hours charged at an hourly rate. Capacity Hire period must include any set up time for Drinks reception - Up to 150 guests standing room only your suppliers and organisers. Evening reception disco - up to 100 people Hire of the venue after midnight will incur a bar extension charge of £100 for every 30 minutes the bar is open. There is a minimum spend for weekend events of £500.

Pengelly Room The Pengelly Room, formerly the Music Room, is richly decorated with 19th century hand-painted Italian wallpaper. Entered from The Grand Entrance Hall, the room commands views of the rolling lawn with double doors onto steps to the terrace overlooking our five-acre lake and elegant gardens. The Pengelly Room is a beautiful backdrop for a drinks reception, afternoon tea, formal dining or corporate entertainment. Leading off from our Pengelly Room is our Common Room Area and Bar which can be used to serve buffets or refreshments, or as additional space for your guests. Capacity Formal dining – up to 64 people Theatre style – up to 90 people Drinks reception – up to 100 people

Whatmoor Room The Whatmoor Room offers a sunny escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Frequently used for more intimate events, it leads from the Pengelly Room and offers aspects of the lake and ornamental pond area. Capacity Formal dining – up to 30 guests Theatre style – up to 50 guests

The Old Library The Old Library, surrounded with solid oak panelling and magnificent bookshelves, is the ideal setting for smaller parties & occasions. Alternatively, for larger events, it can be used as a cloakroom, dressing room or lounge area. Capacity Formal dining – up to 30 guests Theatre style – up to 50 guests

Maurward Hall Maurward Hall is suitable for larger occasions and can be impressively transformed with ceiling drapes. The room is light and spacious and benefits from air conditioning and state of the art audio equipment. Its neutral décor is easily adaptable and suits many colour schemes and styles. This is our largest room and can be used for a variety of events such as formal dining, evening dances and private celebrations, awards ceremonies, and corporate social events. Capacity Formal dining – up to 130 people Awards dinner with stage – up to 100 people Theatre style: up to 200 people Evening event: up to 200 people

Terrace and Gardens On a fine summer day, guests can enjoy time spent on the terrace area which overlooks the lake and sweeping lawns. Directly accessed by the ornamental steps from the Pengelly Room or double doors from Maurward Hall, it is a stunning location for your drinks reception, summer BBQ or celebration party. The terrace leads to our formal gardens and are a great way for guests to take time out to explore our woodland walks, stunning flowerbeds, lake and ornamental pond. Formal gardens include The Japanese Garden, The Red Garden, The Secret Garden and The Walled Garden.

Food and Drink The Kingston Maurward catering team offer a mouth-watering array of menus to suit every occasion. From formal sit down meals and afternoon teas, to canapés, buffets and BBQs we are sure to be able to create the perfect menu for your event. Menus can be tailored to create bespoke dishes to suit your personal tastes, and we pride ourselves on sourcing local ingredients where possible.

FAQs What type of events is your venue suitable for? We pride ourselves on the versatility of our venue and our events team. We know each event is unique, so whether you’re a company looking to host a corporate event, or a private individual wanting a family party, our Event Co-ordinators will work with you to create the perfect package for your day. Some examples of previous events held with us include: intimate birthday celebrations, anniversary parties, wakes and memorial celebrations, corporate product launches and champagne receptions, awards dinners, charity balls and staff social parties. What is included in the venue hire fee? Your venue hire fee includes exclusive use of the venue if hiring the whole venue, or you can hire rooms individually but this does not guarantee exclusivity. It also includes crockery, glassware, furniture and table linen along with an Event Co-ordinator to assist with the plans for your event. How are your packages created and how do I confirm a booking? Following a visit to our venue and meeting with one of our events team, we will discuss your ideas and put together a bespoke, no obligation quote for you. Should you decide to hold your event with us, we can provisionally hold a date for up to 2 weeks. Once you have confimed you would like to go ahead, we require a non-refundable deposit, which will either be your room hire costs, or £1000, whichever is lower, to secure the date. When would we get access to the venue for set up? Your venue hire fee must include any set up time you need for your event, this includes time required for any external suppliers you may have (such as casinos, lighting or staging companies etc) to come in. The events team will lay up for your event and can set up any table centre pieces or additional details you require. Can we provide our own catering? All catering must be provided by the Kingston Maurward catering team, however our written menus are just suggestions so should you have any ideas then our events team and chefs will be happy to discuss a bespoke menu with you.

What additional suppliers can I use? Some events may require additional services such as a disco, bands, musicians, casinos, photo booths, magicians, sweet carts, ice cream vans or celebration cakes, and these are permitted once discussed with your Event Co-ordinator. We have a list of recommended suppliers that we often welcome to our venue but do not insist you use these. Please speak with your Event Co-ordinator if you wish to know more. Can I bring my own alcohol? Should you wish, you can bring your own wine; corkage is charged at £10.50 per 75cl bottle of wine and £12.50 per 75cl of sparkling wine. We are happy to discuss any bespoke requests for the bar and can source any particular requirements if we are able. Can we have fireworks? Unfortunately not. Being on an agricultural site means we do not allow fireworks as this upsets our livestock. What time does the bar close? Included in our venue hire for parties over 50 guests, is our fully staffed and stocked cash or card bar. If your party has less than 50 guests, a staffing cost of £50 will apply. Our bar will close at 11.30pm, with guests departing at midnight. However this can be extended if you wish at a cost of £100 pereach additional 30 minutes. Do you supply a PA system? We do! Our Maurward Hall is fitted with a PA system and microphones suitable for presentations or speeches. We also have a mobile music and PA system that can be used inside or outside. Can guests park overnight? Absolutely, we have ample free parking on site and guests can leave cars in designated car parks overnight. These are however left at owners’ risk. What happens when we leave? We ask that you take with you any valuables when you leave such as gifts and celebration cakes. Anything else we will gather up and arrange a suitable time for you to collect.

Dorchester | Dorset | DT2 8PY [email protected] | 01305 215050 Please note: Prices do not include exclusive use of the gardens. All prices include VAT and are subject to yearly supplier increases and availability. All prices are correct at the time of print (January 2021).

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