Our largest function room, The Dray, has standing capacity for up to 400+ guests, can seat 200+ for a dinner with enough room for a disco and dance floor area and has a 40' bar plus toilet facilities for ladies / gents / disabled guests. It has an area of hard standing outside, ideal for garden furniture, and also overlooks our 500 acres of fields.
The Dray also has an attached permanent marquee, which is fitted out to look like a function room. This area can be used to seat up to 275 diners for a seated meal. The Dray room itself would then be used as the bar and dance floor area.
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We generally, if we have availability, allow full daytime access for set up for School Proms.
However for lower numbers, our other function suites would be more appropriate. These have a maximum capacity of 150 for a dinner dance or more (200+) for a buffet style event.
The Hop Farm bar runs through to 11.20pm, with a room close time of midnight, however we can offer an extension of bar through to 12.20am and room close of 01.00am for a small fee. The Hop Farm bar prices are normal pub prices, not over inflated hotel prices!
Thamesview School held their Prom in Whites Banqueting Suite, and commented "Thank you for all your help, support and patience in the build up to our event. All of the students and staff had a fantastic evening - staff have even told me it was the best prom they have ever attended due to the venue. Being as the bar and dance floor were so close it meant the atmosphere was fantastic and much more enjoyable than at other venues. I would definitely recommend your venue to others and it was so well organised and met all of our needs."
Historically, The Hop Farm have held proms for Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar, Invicta Grammar School, The Weald of Kent Grammar School, Valley Park School, Hillview School, Rochester Grammar School, Aylesford School and The Malling School to name but a few.
"The prom all went well - the food was great, D.J and photographer were brilliant"
- Rebecca Charge - Organiser - The Weald of Kent Grammar
"Just wanted to say thank you for all your assistance in organising the prom last night. It was an excellent night, your waiting staff and manager were brilliant"
- Annabel Cornall - Assistant Headteacher - Aylesford School
“I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for everything last night. I was incredibly impressed and everything went brilliantly. The venue was beautiful as was the food and everyone really enjoyed themselves.”
- Charlotte Wabe - Organiser - Rochester Grammar School.