We are pleased to offer you a venue to hold your civil wedding ceremony. Our beautiful restaurant, The Orangery, combines elegance with contemporary style. The marble flooring and soaring sea views combine to provide a perfect venue for the start of your perfect day.
The Orangery is fully licensed to house civil wedding ceremonies. Eighty guests can be seated comfortably, so this is the suggested limit, although you can have some guests standing if you wish.
Brides enter from a private patio entrance at the back of The Orangery and walk down the marble aisle through their waiting guests, coming to rest in front of the Registrar in our bay window with a beautiful sea view.
After the ceremony, the balcony in front of The Orangery is a perfect setting for photographs, as are the front steps of the hotel, or there are the wide expanses of the Oval lawns and the bandstand opposite.
We provide a pedestal of flowers which will sit behind the ceremony table.
We also have a CD player which can play your choice of music throughout, as long as you provide the CDs. We can also arrange live music, and have a list of recommended pianists, harpists, saxophonists and guitarists who can accompany your walk down the aisle and during the signing of the register.
Room hire for the ceremony is £400, although this price halves to £200 when booked with any of our wedding packages. If you are having our Excellence Plus package, this room hire is included in your package.
It is important to note that The Orangery is only available for civil wedding ceremonies when booked with one of our wedding packages. We book the Registrar for the day, and then pass on all your details, but payment for the Registrar is made directly with KCC.
For more information, please see the Ceremony page on the right...
Our brigade of chefs are committed to using fresh, local produce, and don’t believe in buying in anything that we can make ourselves. Our meat comes from the Butcher of Brogdale, our vegetables and eggs are from Nash Farm in Margate, our fish from a Margate boat or from Fruits de Mer in Broadstairs, and our dairy comes from the Kent Dairy Company.
We believe in supporting our local suppliers, and this allows us to cook using only the finest ingredients that Kent has to offer. Everything in the kitchen is made freshly in house, meaning that we can offer a much greater flexibility with our menus, so if you have any specific dietary requirements or menu preferences, it will be our pleasure to accommodate them. All our dishes can be made gluten free, dairy free, and we can provide a number of options for vegans or any other guests with specific requirements.
Feel free to speak to us about any favourite dishes that you don’t see on our menus. We can offer any number of different dishes, or tweak any of the existing menus, so if there is something that you just can’t go without, we will be able to provide this on your special day.
We offer a choice of menus for your wedding day, which match perfectly with the packages that you choose.
Our children’s menu, which offers ever-popular children’s meals, is available no matter which package that you choose. If you are choosing our Elegance, Excellence or Excellence Plus package and are choosing from Menu 1, you can also offer children a small version of the adults’ main course.
If you are choosing our Economy package, you can choose soup as a starter, any choice of main course from the Economy menu, and ice cream or sorbet for dessert.
If you are choosing our Elegance, Excellence or Excellence Plus package, you can choose from either Menu 1 or Menu 2, or from our Presentation Buffet.
Menu 1 is our standard menu, offering a range of our most popular dishes. You can pick two starters, two main courses (plus a vegetarian) and two desserts, which you can then offer to your guests.
Menu 2 is our gourmet menu, with our finest quality dishes on offer. We include a fourth course (soup or sorbet) which is served after the starter, and you can pick three starters, three main courses (plus a vegetarian), and three desserts, which you then offer to your guests.
The Presentation Buffet offers a served starter and dessert along with a buffet table full of a range of hot and cold dishes for guests to help themselves. Again, you choose two starters and desserts for your guests.
All menus include tea and coffee served to your table after the meal.
For more information, see the Wedding Menus page to the right...
If you have chosen the Economy package, we provide our hog roast package, or you can choose the Economy finger buffet for an extra £399.
If you have chosen the Excellence or the Excellence Plus package, you can choose from the Standard finger buffet menu or the hog roast package.
If you have chosen the Elegance package, you can add an evening buffet for £12.95 per person if you choose from the Economy finger buffet, or £15.95 per person if you choose from the Standard finger buffet. If you want to add a hog roast, please speak to us about pricing.
No matter which package you have selected, you can choose to add any number of additional platters, which are all priced individually.
For more details, see the Wedding buffet pages to the right...
We offer a range of extras before your day. The Bride's Night gives the bride and her bridesmaids, friends and family the chance to pamper and relax before the wedding day. Alternatively, we can become the Groom's Refuge, where he can come to give the bride some space at home, and relax on the day before the wedding.
We also have a number of bedrooms that you can offer to your guests at a discount, and also offer an exclusive use option so that you can have use of every hotel bedroom for your guests.
For more information on any of these, have a look at the Extras page to the right...
We offer a range of evening only packages, and can build your perfect wedding celebration for you. Whether you are coming back from an oversea wedding and are looking for a party venue, or if you are looking to hold your ceremony with us and then an evening buffet for your guests, we can offer a range of choices to make sure you get everything right for your day.
If you are looking for an evening only package, please contact us for more details...