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Stunning venue for hire in Kent

One of the most popular venues for hire in Kent, our team welcomes guests from across the south-east for parties, family gatherings, business meetings, galas, memorials, and religious festivals. The historic property is nestled in picturesque surroundings creating the perfect place to celebrate special moments, while still boasting great transport links and modern amenities. More than just a hired venue, our exceptional team provides service of the highest standard, and our in-house chefs can fully cater your event with delicious food. Whatever you need for your venue hire, including audiovisual equipment, a staffed bar, all-day refreshments, and access to our stunning gardens, you can rely on our team to deliver.

Arrange your event at Oakley House

Create an unforgettable experience for your guests by hiring out a beautiful location for your event. We have versatile options to suit any need and an attentive team ready to accommodate your requirements. To get in touch just call 020 8462 9292, send an email to, or fill out our contact form.

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The perfect Kent venue for your event

From small gatherings to audiences in the hundreds, simple get-togethers to formal events, we host a broad spectrum of occasions and have everything you need to ensure it all proceeds perfectly.

Corporate events

From meetings and seminars to major conferences, many agencies and companies choose us for the versatility of the space, easy access to modern AV equipment and wi-fi, and convenient location. We can also provide a range of refreshments from tea and coffees right up to full sit-down meals if the event calls for it. The venue can accommodate as many as 420 guests with the right seating configuration, enabling us to host a huge range of different events.

Private functions

Celebrate special occasions in style at Oakley House. With stunning, historic architecture and beautiful grounds it is the perfect place for a memorable evening. We host family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and reunions, providing all food and drink in-house. Additionally we have also been chosen to host charity galas, baby showers, and religious celebrations from many different faiths. No matter the event, you can rely on us for a personalised and exemplary level of service.

Hall hire

Need to hire a venue for a short while, but don’t think you’ll need all the bells and whistles? We offer dry hire options to local groups looking for space to host their meetings. Whether this is a one-off, weekly, or as-needed, our team will work with you to determine the best solution. We’re always happy to accommodate local community groups such as hobbyists, sports clubs, or members of the Scouting Movement.

Book a stunning venue for your event

Our team is here to provide everything you need for your event. Just get in touch and let us know what you need, and we’ll work on a personalised solution. You can reach us by calling 020 8462 9292 or sending an email to

Everything you need for your Kent venue hire

In addition to a stunning space we can also provide a broad range of amenities to make sure that your event is one to remember.

In-house catering

Our catering team provide delicious meals from a range of different menus to suit a variety of needs. From tea and coffee to finger food to banqueting options complete with silver service. We are also able to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs to ensure we can welcome every single one of your guests.

Fully stocked bar

Make sure your guests are merry throughout the night by taking advantage of our bar. It is fully licensed, stocked with plenty of beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks, and staffed by members of our team. Alternatively, you can bring your own drinks and pay a corkage fee instead.

Live music and DJs

We have plenty of local connections and can source bands and DJs for your event. Our venue is already set up with AV equipment to accommodate all live music, as well as any speeches or toasts. Let us know what your plans are, and we’ll make sure the venue is ready for you.

An experienced team

Our team are here to support you throughout your event with everything you need. They’ve been organising events for years and know what makes for a successful occasion. For larger events, our front of house manager will be your point of contact throughout, helping you with anything you need.

Frequently asked venue hire questions

We have provided some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you’re planning an event and need a venue for hire in Kent, take a look and find out a bit more about Oakley House.

How much does venue hire cost?

We understand that everyone has different needs and budget and will tailor the experience wherever possible to accommodate you. The best option is to get in touch with our team and discuss your requirements.

What is the capacity of the venue?

This depends on the event that you’re looking to hire the venue for. For large corporate events with ‘theatre style’ seating it can be as high as 420. Wedding receptions are typically capped at 350. Be sure to inform our team how many guests you were thinking of inviting and we will work out a solution.

Can I have my wedding at Oakley House?

Absolutely! We have hosted countless weddings over the years and are proud to be one of the leading venues for hire in Kent. We have licenced indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony, a banqueting suite for the reception, and beautiful gardens for the photos.

Is there on-site parking?

We have a spacious car park off the main road on our premises. It can comfortable 220 cars and is easily accessible from the function space.

Get in touch with the Oakley House team

Find out more about booking Kent’s leading venue for your event. Contact our team today by calling 020 8462 9292 or emailing