HEN CAMP KENT

THE HOOK AND HATCHET PUB

AVAILABLE APRIL – SEPTEMBER 2022

Our hugely successful and almost sell out during 2021 Hen Camp is available once again at the Hook and Hatchet Pub in Huckling, near Maidstone for 2022 bookings.

THE LOCATION

The Hook and Hatchet Pub is a unique and vibrant location with its own Hillside Campsite, with an exclusive semi private area assigned just for the Hen Camps during the summer months. You have the benefit of your own newly paved patio area, festoon lights hanging in trees and your own gated entrance to the glamp camp area.

The venue is situated within the Huckling Estate just off the Pilgrims Way, which is an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Star gazing, unlimited fresh air and nature are in a constant supply.

THE DETAILS

Upon your arrival and check in at the pub, you will be greeted with the Hen Camp fully set up for you and the tribe, ready for use. Prices are based on a tent occupancy of 5 x hens per tent. All sleeping tents are 6m in diameter and are very spacious inside, plenty of room for luggage and drinks!

Each tent is equipped with the following inside – carpets, raised single camp beds with mattress toppers, sheets, duvets, pillows, cushions, throws, side table, rug, lantern, mirror and eye masks.

Outside there is pretty bunting, welcome mat for shoes and twinkling fairy lights on each tent.

You also have access to 3 x picnic benches for your sole use during your stay, along with car parking adjacent to the camp.

Festoon lights in the trees complete the look and for the oh so important pics for the ‘gram.

THE PRICES

You have access to your Hen Camp from 12 noon on Friday until 12 noon on Sunday and prices below include hire of the bell tents for the duration and the use of the semi exclusive area of the Hillside Camping

£120 per person NO ELECTRIC

£130 per person WITH ELECTRIC

THE AMENITIES

The on-site facilities include 2 x unisex showers and toilets which are available for use 24 hours a day. Electric hook ups next to your bell tents are also available you select the electric option when booking your camp.

The Hook and Hatchet has a large restaurant, beer garden, outside bar during the summer months and also a delicious burger shack. They are very accomdating in terms of catering so anything in particular you’d like, just ask! Previous clampers have had breakfast one of the mornings upon request and they will, where possible, give priority bookings for your stay should you wish to eat or drink in the pub.

THE RULES

The venue are very relaxed in terms of what you can and cannot do during your stay.

Previous hen camps have arranged for their own silent discos, DJs, acoustic singers, cocktail making classes and such like. The site just asks you to be aware of other campers up on the main camping area (no drum and bass at 3am!) but it is a very relaxed site with the emphasis on enjoying yourselves during your stay!

If you are bringing BBQs for cooking, please ensure these are raised off the ground to protect the ground from scolding and being damaged for future use. We ask that you dispose of all your rubbish in the numerous bins provided around your hen camp and this includes all rubbish from inside the tents too.

There is a no fire pit rule at this site.

You are free to bring your own alcohol into your hen camp.

There is a minimum requirement of 15 x hens for hen camp. You can of course have a smaller party size but the price will be for 15 should the party size be smaller than this number

ENQUIRY AND AVAILABILITY

We only hold one hen camp per weekend at this location to ensure is exclusivity for your bride tribe.

Fill our the below enquiry form and we’ll get back to you with availability and also any questions you may have.

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    UN-CANCEL THOSE CANCELLED HEN, STAG OR BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS

    So, this bloody ‘C’ word has caused a bit of a s**t storm over the last few days hasn’t it. We know that many events due to take place aboard will either be cancelled in the next 5-6 weeks or alternative plans will need to be put into place for Plan B to continue your celebrations.


    PLAN B

    If your Plan A celebrations have been cancelled and they can’t simply be postponed, we can offer you some help with planning a Glamping Event with your hens, stags, birthday buddies or family members to make an awesome Plan B come together.

    If you have to rearrange, our packages start from £50 per person for the entire weekend and this includes hire of our fully furnished Bell Tents with boho decor, raised beds, carpets and chic accessories.


    HOW CAN WE HELP

    If your cancelled event was due to take place during April, May or June we can help you gather your tribe and source a venue in the right location to pitch your bell tents for the weekend for you. We’ll do all the hard work in setting them up entirely, you just have to turn up.


    LET’S CHILL

    To help with the the emotional and mental upheaval of changed plans during this time of uncertainty we’ll be supplying our Chill Out Bell Tent for FREE OF CHARGE and this is a great communal area to shake those cocktails, get into those downward dogs or lie on the floor with sunglasses and in your PJs.


    SEND US AN ENQUIRY

    The first port of call is to pop us an email. We have popped below all our contact form or you can email us at victoria@victorialilyevents.co.uk

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      We are very excited to be able to share with you a styled shoot which we were lucky enough to be involved with has been featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

      Dewdrops and Daydreams was the inspiration, the concept and the design was by the talented The Wedding Dolls and the location at our favourite DIY woodland wedding venue, Longton Woods.

      Each image was magnificently captured by the fantastic Jasmine Andrews and the entire team of suppliers all worked together to pull some serious wedding inspiration.

      Below are some of our favourite images from the feature and you can click here for the full article on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

      The Dream Team Of Suppliers

      Photographer
      JASMINE ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY

      Venue
      LONGTON WOOD

      Design & Concept
      THE WEDDING DOLLS

      Marquee
      THE PARTY DOCTORS

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      ALL SHAPES AND SLICES

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      Bell Tent Village Hire

      When you are planning a wedding, party, event or festival; one of the things to consider is where are your guests going to go once the party is coming to a close. Are you sending them on their merry way home in a taxi or does your venue, garden or field have the space to accommodate your guests and a Bell Tent Village.

      We’ve detailed below our top tips when deciding whether you want a Bell Tent Village at your event


      DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH SPACE

      First thing to consider is whether the area which you are wanting to set up the Bell Tent Village is large enough to accommodate the estimated number of bell tents you envisage your Bell Tent Village may have. We have various bell tent sizes and lots of ways to configure the Bell Tent Village; they can be set up in a straight line, horseshoe, as a street, dotted around or staggered. There is no limit to the design which we can come up with for how the village will look given the space available.

      If you have enough space – book your venue and contact us with details of the event, date and venue.

      We will need to have direct access to the site and will require enough room for large long wheel based vans and low loaders to enter the site to set up


      HOW DO YOU WANT YOUR GUESTS TO BOOK THE BELL TENTS

      Next thing to decide upon is who do you want your guests to book and we have two options available for you

      • The first option is that you, as the event organiser, block book a certain number of bell tents on your guests behalf.
      • The second option available is that we can deal with enquiries, bookings and payments direct from your guests. We set your event a bespoke and passworded booking area on our website dedicated just for your event. You simply pass on the link and the password to anyone invited to your event, they complete the booking form and pay their deposit online.

      To secure either option, we require a small deposit to secure your event in our diary

      If we are managing your bookings directly, you will also be sent an online booking worksheet which is updated each time we receive a enquiry or booking, you can instantly see via your link



      WHEN DO YOU WANT THE BELL TENTS TO BE SET UP

      The day before (usually a Wednesday , Thursday or Friday) we arrive at the site and being to set up the Bell Tent Village to ensure they are ready for guest arrival in plenty of time if your venue allows this. We can set up on the morning of the event of course if this is this only option which your venue will allow


      OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR BELL TENT VILLAGE

      We do not supply electricity so if you want to ensure your guests have electricity, you will have to arrange for power to reach the village, usually via a generator. If you didn’t want to arrange for electric to reach each bell tent, perhaps think about having one extra bell tent which can run mobile phone chargers, hair dryers, straighteners etc

      If you have toilets or are hiring showers for your guests, make sure that you can have water running to the area where you are setting up the showers. Try and place the showers and the toilets within a decent walking distance from the Bell Tent Village

      If there is a little bit of a walk from the party area to the glamping Bell Tent Village, you might want to consider some lighting along the walk way so guests are directed to the village

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        Honeymoon Bell Tent Hire

        Whether you’re planning a huge wedding with an entire weekend after party or just a quiet, intimate setting; our Luxury Honeymoon Bell Tent Suite is the perfect accommodation answer for your first few nights as a married couple

        Our Honeymoon Bell Tent comes with a real bed, a real mattress, hotel standard luxurious bedding and boho style furnishing that will make your stay with us in your Bell Tent feel like home

        We only provide one of these special Bell Tent Suite per bell tent village / per event booking to ensure it remains exclusive for our couples during the wedding weekend

        Of course, this uber luxury suite isn’t just for weddings – some of our clients who book a bell tent village for their special birthday or event reserve this suite for themselves so they have the ultimate glamping luxury experience with their friends and family

        Your Honeymoon Bell Tent can be a stand alone booking or nestled within a bell tent village, standing pride of place in the middle or somewhere a little more secluded. Our bell tents can be set up pretty much anywhere (apart from under trees!)

        We haven’t finished there either; if 10 or more guest bell tents are booked by yourself or your guests (if they are booking direct with us) your Honeymoon Suite will be FREE!!

        Contact Us For More Information

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          Luxury Glamping Hen Party

          So you have been given the ultimate bridesmaid duty……………to plan the Glamping Hen Party. Your job is to gather a small tribe (or village) of Hens, to get them to commit to the Hen Party which could be 9 months into the next summer whilst we are in the depths of scarves, hats and Christmas trees….so yes….you do have a task on your hands.

          Here at Victoria Lily, we have first hand experience with organising all types of events and especially a Hen Party. The logistics of agreeing venue, making sure the date suits everyone, finding the right prices, getting all the hens to commit to the price, getting everyone’s contribution to book and final numbers is such a task that it will have you reaching for the gin bottle (and a straw!) before long.

          Last summer we had the absolute privilage of bring involved with #CathFest which the fantastic Elizabeth Jayne Photography (click for the link to her fantastic work) and man, did she throw an uber chic, classy and glitter-tastic Hen Party!

          We helped to create the Hen Village for 30 lovely ladies with our large bell tents which sleep up to 6 each and each Hen Bell Tent had raised beds, bedding, carpets, bunting, tables, carpets, rugs and all the glitter themed items you could ever wish for.

          Liz and the team of girls who set up up the surprise Glamping Hen Party when to absolute town with an outside pallet bar, DJ, hay bale seating area (complete with table cloths and flowers!) and a relaxing yoga session on the Sunday morning.

          Our Hen Party Bell Tent Package has been put together to help make the planning process easier, smoother and as hassle free as possible.

          We’ve kept our Glamping Hen Package as simple as possible and prices are from £50.00 per hen for the entire weekend. We know getting final numbers in December for a Hen Party which isn’t taking place until the following July, just isn’t going to happen. We ask for an approximate number you are expecting to attend for the glamping weekend and we just ask that we have the final number attending two weeks prior to the Hen Party.

          A small deposit secures the Hen Party weekend and once we have the final number figure a few weeks beforehand, that is when we will request the final balance – how bloody easy!!

          For more information about our Glamping Hen Party packages and what we can offer, Contact Us here or email victoria@victorialilyevents.co.uk

          For more information about the amazingly creative Liz and her photography, head over to Elizabeth Jayne Photography or give her a following on her Instagram and Facebook

          Hen Party Bell Tent
          Bell Tent Hire

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            WEDDING BELL TENT VILLAGE HIRE AVAILABLE IN SUSSEX, LONDON, ESSEX, KENT, SURREY, HAMPSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE


            If you are having a festival inspired wedding; you need festival style accommodation to match and our wedding bell tent village hire is perfect. We will create you and your guests a home from home under the stars, no carriages at the end of the night and no need for the party to end. You have spent months and months planning your wedding, why limit it to one day! Make the most from your hard work and celebrate with your friends and family over the entire weekend.

            Bell Tent Village

            Bell Tent Village

            No needs for taxis, often cheaper than local hotels or B&Bs, our bell the hire will convert even those guests not keen on the great outdoors with our fabulous glamping options.

            After the celebrations, head back to your bell tent which is cosy, furnished complete with optional bedding and lighting too.

            Let us take the wedding admin away from you too and we’ll deal with your guests direct. We’ll provide you with your very own wedding email / website. Just add this information onto your wedding invitations or wedding website under your accommodation section, then let us deal with the rest. We’ll answer all enquiries, deal with all bookings and take all payments on your behalf.

             

            Bell Tent Village Hire

            Bell Tent Village Hire

            Hire our bell tents with as little or as much as you want; from just the hire of a bell tent right through to fully furnished with news, bedding, lighting and furniture.

            And that isn’t it; book 10 or more tents and we will either take 30% from your Bridal Suite booking or 10% discount from all bell tent village tents.

            Contact us below via our website or social media for availability and some more detail!


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            Victoria Lily Events has been busy behind the scenes all winter helping plenty of brides to be to organise and celebrate their alternative hen party; hens who want to do away with traditional and celebrate with their favourite gal pals in our glamping Bell Tents.

            Whether for one night or the entire weekend, glamping in our luxury Bell Tent hire, in the rolling countryside surrounded by your favourite ladies could be the perfect setting for your hen party celebrations.

            Bell Tent Hen Party Hire

            Bell Tent Hen Party Hire

            Organising and booking your Hen Party with Victoria Lily Events could not be easier, simply let us know the location where you are hosting your Hen Party, how many Bell Tents you want to hire and we will bring the glamp with our beds, furnishings, lighting and bunting.

            Bell Tent Hen Party Hire

            Bell Tent Hen Party Hire

            Availability is still available so let us help make your Hen Party something to remember. You can contact us below via our website or social media links.

            Check our our earlier blog post for more ideas about Bell Tent Glamping Hire

            Vicki 🙂


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