Private Event Hire

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Private Event Hire

Set in the beautiful surrounding of Kearsney Abbey the Billiards Room is the only remaining part of the gothic manor which stood on the estate before being demolished in 1950 due to extensive dry rot. For many years The Billiards Room served as Kearsney Abbey's Tea Room  but as part of the lottery restoration a brand-new building was added to the existing structure to create Kearsney Café which opened in July 2021.

The Billiards Room’s beautiful wood panelled walls and vaulted ceiling the room adds a relaxing and beautiful setting for any event looking across the park to the lake. A perfect mixture of period features and modern facilities.

The Café and Billiards Room have full disabled access and Changing Places toilet.

The park offers free parking a short walk away and a dedicated disabled car park directly behind the Café and Billiards Room.

The Billiards Room is now available to hire for up to 40 people private events, weddings ceremonies, meetings, exhibitions and other events.

Hire Fees

Hire fees for 2024

  • Day Hire: 8:00 to 17:00 - £250
  • Half Day Hire: 8:00 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 17:00 - £130.00
  • Whole Day: £360.00
  • Hourly Hire: £40.00 (minimum of 3 hours)
  • Ceremony Only Hire*: £250.00
  • Wedding Full Day Hire, 08:00 to 22:00: £360.00 (including ceremony hire*)

We are delighted to say that from January 2024 the Billiards room is licenced to host civil weddings.

*Fee for venue hire only and does not include the KCC registrars fees (payable directly to them).

** Required for all weddings that include a reception and catering.

All prices are for 2024 and are correct at time of publishing. We reserve the right to update them as required.

We are unable to offer hire on occasional dates due to the high use of the park and café. This includes the Easter weekend and school summer holidays and bank holidays. Please do contact for more details.

Catering Options

All food is prepared and made freshly on site by Kearsney Café.

No external food or drink should be brought in or consumed on site with the exception of a celebration cake (must be prior agreement)

Example menus (menus and prices are subject to change)

Prices listed are for 2024 only.

Bronze Package - £14 per person

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • A choice of scone with clotted cream and preserve OR a selection of homemade cakes (one choice to be chosen for all guests)
  • Tea and coffee.

Silver Package - £17 per person

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • Scone with jam and clotted cream.
  • A choice of cakes or loaf cake
  • Tea and coffee.

 Gold Package - £24 per person

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • Selection of mini cakes.
  • Brownie, flapjack, blondie and crumble bar.
  • Mini sausage rolls.
  • Quiche
  • Tea and coffee.

Afternoon Tea Package - £24 (served as a buffet or on stands)

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • Fruit or plain scone with jam and clotted cream.
  • A selection of mini cakes
  • A selection of sweet bites
  • Mini Sausage Roll
  • Tea and coffee.

Working Lunch Buffet - £8.50

  • Selection of sandwiches.
  • Homemade coleslaw
  • Salad
  • Crisps
  • Tea and Coffee

Light Breakfast Buffet £8.50

  • Fruit Platter
  • A selection of pastries served with preserve
  • Tea, coffee and fruit juice

Dietary requirements and allergens can be provided for please advise at time of booking. For a full list of allergens please ask.

How to Book

To book, enquire about dates or ask any questions please email

Kearsney.Cafe@dover.gov.uk

or telephone 01304 827327