About this room

The John Hendry Building covers 1752 square metres and seats up to 800 for dinner and can be used as part of your event or as additional storage.

The brick building has multiple entry down both sides and attaches directly to the larger Maidstone Exhibition Hall.

There is power throughout the structure with 2.8 metre high cargo doors. Water supply is available as well as adjacent hard standing.

Full wireless coverage of high speed internet.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 1700

Dining

Dining

up to 800

Theatre

Theatre

up to 1000

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 1000


Starting prices

Hire Fee

from £2400 Per day

7:00 - 23:00

M T W T F S S

from £3600 Per day

7:00 - 23:00

M T W T F S S

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

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Catering

In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Conference call facilities Conference call facilities

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Parking available Parking available

Projector

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

Flipchart

Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available


Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events


The Kent Event Centre is the largest conference facility in Kent, offering 7,000 sqm of flexible space. There are three main exhibition halls, ideal for creating stunning exhibitions, trade fairs or public shows. Three are interconnected; the John Hendry, the Maidstone Exhibition Hall, and the Astor Pavilion.

In addition to the exhibition spaces KEC has six smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate 2 to 120 guests, so however big or small your event, the Kent Event Centre can accommodate. We are competitively priced, delivering an affordable conference and Event solution for business in the South East.

We are ideally located for conferences, exhibitions, meetings and more and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.


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