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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    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

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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

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          HAVING AN AWESOME WEDDING? THEN OUR AWESOME BELL TENT GLAMPING HIRE IS ALL THAT YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR


          Now, we know it is diving head over heels in to October and the autumn chill has set in but our minds here at Victoria Lily Events are set firmly on the Spring and Summer 2017 weddings and our Bell Tent glamping hire which keeps us busy all summer long. Call us biased, but our beautiful bell tents are just glorious in the English sunshine.

          Our Bell Tents will create a stunning backdrop to your wedding and allow your guests to carry on celebrating way into the night and sleep under the stars. Whilst we do all the hard work.

          We have such a range of hire options available and we’ve popped a little snippet below for you. For some more information, be sure to head over to our Bell Tents section.


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          Honeymoon Suite Bell Tent Glamping Hire. Image www.ryanbaldwinphotography.com

          Our Honeymoon Suite Bell Tent hire is the perfect way to start your life together as a married couple. With luxury framed bed, hotel standard bedding, vintage furniture and romantic lighting with lots of additional extras; how can you resist.


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          No longer do you guests have to arrange taxis from the middle of no where to leave the party. Our Bell Tent Villages are perfect to allow the party to continue late into the night. With a host of options with our bell tent glamping hire; we have something for everyone.

          And want to know something really awesome…..we deal with you guests directly to save you any additional wedding hassle. We’ll assign you wedding it’s own direct email address; pop our information on your invitations and we’ll take care of the rest!

          Our bell tent hire is available in Sussex, London, Kent, Essex, Surrey and Hampshire. Want us further away than that, just email us with the location and we’ll see what we can do.


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