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Contents Dimensions and Capacities

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Maidstone Exhibition Hall

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John Hendry Pavilion

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Astor Pavilion

Pg. 12-13

Clive Emson Conference Centre

Pg. 14-15

Cornwallis Room

Pg. 16-17

Chilham and Bredhurst

Pg. 18-19

Detling and Stockbury

Pg. 20-21

Outdoor Space and Team Building

Pg. 22-23

Why Us?

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Contact Us

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Find Us

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A summary of room dimensions Dimensions and capacities.

Name

Length

Width

Area

Boardroom

Maidstone Exhibition Hall

73m

42m

3000 sqm

Available Upon Request

John Hendry Pavilion

73m

24m

1752 sqm

Available Upon Request

Astor Pavilion

18m

8.4m

151 sqm

30

Clive Emson Conference Centre

48m

36m

1700 sqm

Available Upon Request

Cornwallis Room

10m

11m

110 sqm

24

Chillham Room

7.5m

8m

60 sqm

20

Bredhurst Room

7.5m

8m

60 sqm

20

Detling Room

10m

8m

80 sqm

20

Stockbury Room

4.6m

4.3m

20 sqm

8

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U-shape

Theatre

Reception

Cabaret

Available Available Upon Request Upon Request

2000

3000

1600

Available Available Upon Request Upon Request

1000

1700

800

100

100

60

1000

1700

800

30

Classroom

50

Available Available Upon Request Upon Request

30

50

80

80

64

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24

60

40

35

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24

60

40

35

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60

40

35

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12

16

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MAIDSTONE EXHIBITION HALL

Space to fill your Maidstone Exhibition Hall The Maidstone Exhibition Hall provides 3,000 square metres of versatile exhibition space. Fully ventilated with a permanent walkway to the John Hendry Pavilion and the Astor Pavilion. Pg 6


events potential The Maidstone Exhibition Hall is a large, modern and flexible meeting space. The single span building is 42 metres wide and 73 metres long and can seat up to 2,000 people in theatre style. Full wireless coverage of high speed internet. Pg 7


The team provides exceptional service from initial booking, site visits and planning, during the event through to set down. They are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on the efficient running of such a wide variety of events that they can provide suggestions and offer solutions to enhance the organisers’ experience. Tina Green

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THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE


Dimensions Length: Width: Area:

73m 42m 3000sqm

Capacities Theatre: 2000 Reception: 3000 Cabaret: 1000

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John Hendry Pavilion

Grid shown 73m x 23.5m

Kitchen

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Astor Pavilion

Grid shown 16m x 8m

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Maidstone Exhibition Hall

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Grid shown 71.5m x 41m but allow for corner boxes and rsj’s

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“

The Kent Event Centre was a great venue for our 2015 show, we had more exhibitors than previous years and the whole event was made easier to manage due to the fantastic support from Alison and her team both during the planning and build up stages through to the final breakdown at the end. FFX Tool Show

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John Hendry Pavilion The John Hendry Building covers 1752 square metres and seats up to 1000 for dinner dances and 2000 for conferences 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. Pg 10


Dimensions Length: Width: Area:

73m 24m 1752sqm

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Capacities Theatre: 1000 Reception: 1700 Cabaret: 800

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John Hendry Pavilion Grid shown 73m x 23.5m

Kitchen

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Maidstone Exhibition Hall Astor Pavilion Grid shown 71.5m x 41m but allow for

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“

We have received excellent service from staff at Kent Event Centre at various functions over the last few years. The quality of the service is consistent, their staff are professional and they can never do enough for their customers. We will certainly consider using the venue again in the future.

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Becky Hitch and Marie Cavill UK POWER NETWORKS

Astor Pavilion The Astor pavilion is a ground floor room with plenty of natural daylight. The room is equipped with a data projector, screen, flipchart and Wi-Fi. There are ladies, gents and disabled toilet facilities within the building. This versatile function room can accommodate 100 delegates theatre style with room for refreshments. Pg 12

Overlooking the Astor ring and with ample car parking in close proximity this is an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and events. Full wireless coverage of high speed internet.


Dimensions Length: Width: Area:

18m 8.4m 151sqm

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Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

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John Hendry Pavilion Grid shown 73m x 23.5m

Kitchen

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Astor Pavilion

Grid shown 16m x 8m

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Maidstone Exhibition Hall

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Grid shown 71.5m x 41m but allow for corner boxes and rsj’s

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I was going to email and say how helpful everyone had been and what a pleasure it had been to have the event there – I would use again and recommend to others – nothing was too much trouble Victoria Tovey KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Clive Emson Conference Centre The Clive Emson Conference Centre is a clear span exhibition hall of over 1700sqm. The hall is fully carpeted and lined and is located on the ground floor with ample ladies, gents and disabled toilet facilities. There is parking directly outside the building, making this the ideal venue for conferences and events. Pg 14

The entire space is fully lit, has under floor cabling and is fitted with modern communication technologies. There is a commercial kitchen space capable of being used to cater for up to 1000 people and the building also has full disabled access including a platform lift to the first floor meeting rooms.


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Dimensions Length: Width: Area:

48m 36m 1700sqm

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Cornwallis Room

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Entrance Lobby

Lift

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Reception

Capacities Theatre: 1000 Reception: 1700 Cabaret: 800

Stairs up to First Floor

Kitchen FE

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Clive Emson Conference Centre (Ground Floor)

Grid shown 48m x 35.5m but allow for stairs and plinths

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Cornwallis Room The Cornwallis is a training/meeting facility with cargo doors to allow large machinery and equipment to be brought in. This room is ideal for hands on equipment courses and training. The room is located on the ground floor and is reached through the Bearsted room which can be used as additional space for a more flexible solution. Full wireless coverage of high speed internet.

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Dimensions Length: Width: Area:

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10m 11m 110sqm

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Cornwallis Room

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Entrance Lobby

Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

24 30 50 80 80 64

Lift

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Reception Stairs up to First Floor

Kitchen FE

Cornwallis Room (Ground Floor)

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Chilham and Bredhurst Both the Chilham and Bredhurst Room are located in the Clive Emson Conference Centre. Access is via stairs or lift from the ground floor, both rooms are fully carpeted with air conditioning. Fitted with projector, screen, flipcharts and Wi-Fi, these rooms also have access to a separate refreshment area. Full wireless coverage of high speed internet in both rooms.

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Chilham Dimensions

Length: Width: Area:

7.5m 8m 60sqm

Chilham Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

20 26 24 60 40 35

Bredhurst Dimensions

Length: Width: Area:

7.5m 8m 60sqm

Clive Emson Conference Centre Viewing (First Floor) Gallery

Bredhurst Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

20 26 24 60 40 35

Lift

Chilham Room

Stairs up to First Floor

Bredhurst Room

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Detling and Stockbury The Detling room is located above the Kent Event Centre administration offices and provides an ideal venue for meetings. Located in Alan Day House this room can be accessed through the main reception area. There is no lift access to this room (for wheelchair access please see our facilities in the Clive Emson Conference Centre). Fully carpeted, the room can accommodate 60 people theatre style. Private washrooms are located next to the room. Wireless internet is provided in addition to a screen, data projector and flipcharts. This room can be hired with the Stockbury room, which can be laid out for refreshments. The Stockbury, our smallest room, is located on the first floor in the Alan Day House. The room has plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the Astor Ring. Wi-Fi is available and we can provide a screen and data projector. This room comfortably accommodates up to 8 delegates boardroom style. There are ladies and gents toilet facilities directly outside the room. Full wireless coverage of high speed internet in both rooms. Pg 20


Detling Room

Thank you for all your help, as always nothing is too much trouble and you always go the extra mile. This is the best location we use, you seem to be able to anticipate our every need.

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Detling Dimensions

Length: Width: Height: Area:

allow for

10m 8m 2.5m 80sqm

Detling Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

20 26 26 60 40 35

Stockbury Dimensions

Length: Width: Height: Area:

4.6m 4.3m 2.5m 20sqm

Stockbury

Stairs up from Reception

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Stockbury Capacities Boardroom: U-shape: Classroom: Theatre: Reception: Cabaret:

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Outdoor Space Kent Event Centre has 200 acres of outdoor space and parking for 30,000 vehicles. The area is secure with a permanent perimeter fence, up to 6 public entrances, electricity send water throughout the site. The entire site has toilet and shower facilities that can cater for up to 30,000 visitors.

Team Building

Activities available but not limited to, include:

Looking to reward or inspire your team?

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Let us combine one of our function rooms with a catering package and activities plus much more. Pg 22

4 x 4 Driving Pistol Shooting and Laser Clays Archery Hovercrafts Gladiator Jousting Surfer Simulator


Scragged Oak Caravan Park Scragged Oak Caravan Park is set in picturesque natural woodland high on Kent’s North Downs, a region of chalk down land designated on an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are 80 pitches many with electrical hook ups. The site is grassy and level. Pets are welcome and the wardens Harry and Jan are on site to help guests with any queries. Site facilities include electric hook ups, waste disposal points, toilets and showers. For more details on Scragged Oak go to the website at www.scraggedoak.co.uk For the caravan site please contact Harry or Jan on 01622 631298

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Why Us? The Kent Event Centre has been on its current site at Detling since 1964. Originally purchased to host the annual Kent County Show the Kent Centre has grown over the past twenty years with the building of the large John Hendry Pavilion, The Astor Pavilion, Clive Emson Conference Centre and the Maidstone Exhibition Hall. With over 50 years’ experience and an enviable reputation for providing and organising anything from large scale exhibitions and trade fairs to conferences and dinner dances, the Kent Event Centre is the perfect venue for you. The Kent Event Centre currently has a full and varied calendar of shows, meetings, conferences, weddings and exhibitions and has all the necessary experience and skill to make your event successful.

Location Our unique selling point is our size and location, between two major motorways and within 50mins car/train from London. We have in excess of 200 acres of outdoor space and a private woodland at organisers disposal. We also offer onsite parking for up to 30,000 cars. The Kent Event Centre is ideally located between the M20 and M2 motorways in the heart of Kent. Easily accessible and central to the County the Kent Event Centre is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Downs.

Diversity of Space The Kent Event Centre is the largest conference facility in Kent, offering 7,000sqm. 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 pavillion. The Clive Emson Conference Centre has 1,700sqm of space within the single span building. 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 businesses in the South East. There are almost 25 public Shows each year. The area is secure with a permanent perimeter fence, up to 6 public entrances, electricity and water throughout the site. The site has tarmac roadways for easy movement of traffic and has a St John Ambulance Medical Centre. The entire site has toilet and shower facilities that can cater for up to 30,000 visitors.

In-House Teams When you choose to hold your event at The Kent Event Centre, you can expect a fully integrated service that includes support from our event management team. Their experience and excellent level of customer service and attention to detail will help you with the smooth delivery of every aspect of your event from start to finish, whatever that event may be.

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Contact Us Alison Wallington Event Centre Manager Direct Dial: 01622 633064 Email: alison@kenteventcentre.co.uk

Ashleigh Wilday Sales Co-Ordinator Direct Dial: 01622 633065 Email: ashleigh@kenteventcentre.co.uk

Ellie Nicholl Events Assistant (Please contact for queries regarding Agri-Expo and Heritage Transport Show) Direct Dial: 01622 633054 Email: ellie@kenteventcentre.co.uk

Our Address Kent Showground and Kent Event Centre Detling Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF www.kenteventcentre.co.uk

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Find Us Situated along the A249 up Detling hill, perfectly nested between both the M20 and M2; we are one of the most accessible Events Centres in the Southeast.

Getting here By Car- The Kent Event Centre is ideally suited for arrival by car. It is located on the A249, which is a dual carriageway. From the M20 Motorway, exit the motorway at junction (7) and follow signs to Sittingbourne and Sheerness A249. The Kent Showground is clearly marked and is approximately 2 miles from the Junction. From the M2 Motorway, exit the motorway at junction (5) signposted Maidstone A249. The Kent Showground is approximately 5 miles. By Rail - The nearest train station is Maidstone East. View the Timetable to the left or for more rail enquiries telephone: 08457 48 49 50. The Channel Tunnel is within a 40 minute drive (35 miles). Ashford International is a 20 minute drive (20 miles). By Air - Gatwick Airport is just 41 miles and a 45 minute drive away. By Ferry - Dover is within a 45 minute drive and 38 miles away. By Taxi - Streamline 01622 750000, Sapphire Cabs 01622 663000, Angels Express 01622 201020 Driven by women for women

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