The Friars Aylesford

Type of venue:
conference centre, training centre, unusual venue
Agency tel:
0845 351 9917
Meeting rooms:
9
Max capacity:
120
Bedrooms:
0
Parking spaces:
250
Motorway
M20
Train station:
Aylesford
Airport:
Gatwick
Location:
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The Friars (or Aylesford Priory as it is also known) is a 13th Century Retreat House owned by the Carmelite Friars built on the banks of the river Medway.
It is a popular centre of pilgrimage with a guesthouse, extensive conference facilities catering from 2 – 120 people, chapels, coffee and gift shop (housed in the 17th Century West barn), 13th Century dining room, a pottery and upholstery. We also have a 17th Century North Barn which is used for pilgrimage groups, schools, exhibitions, weddings and functions.

- Unique, historical venue
- 40 acres grounds
- Carmelites still resident
- Caring, professional staff
- Peaceful, tranquil
- Flexibility
- Home cooked food
- Charity

Hover over a suite name to view an image, click to view the floor plan.

Suites Name Capacity (People) Dimensions
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape Rec.
H L W A
Conference Centre
Suite Image
120 - - - - - - -/14.5/6.67/ 96.72
This large ground floor room has plenty of natural daylight and consists of a welcome lobby, toilets, coffee/bar area, main room to accommodate up to 120 delegates in a theatre style layout and 2 syndicate rooms (one to take up to 15 delegates and one up to 25 delegates). There is a small stage area at the front of the main room.  
Thomas Walden Room
Suite Image
- - - - - - 15 -/6.91/4.51/ 31.16
Ground floor, natural daylight. Lounge style room with armchair and coffee table – only layout possible.  
St Alberts Room
Suite Image
20 - 20 - - - - -/6.67/6.12/ 40.82
Ground floor, natural daylight. Can take up to 20 people in variety of layouts 
St Therese Room
Suite Image
60 - - - - - - -/6.67/15.45/ 103.05
This ground floor room has natural daylight and will take up to 60 people in a theatre style layout. Other layouts also possible 
St Simon Stock Room
Suite Image
80 - - - - - - -/6.64/15.94/ 105.84
This ground floor room with natural daylights will take up to 80 people in a theatre style layout – other layouts possible. Access from this room onto the verandah and lawn.  
Patrick Geary Room
Suite Image
40 - - - - - - -/6.7/12.19/ 81.67
Ground floor room with natural daylight. Access from this room on to the verandah and lawn. Up to 40 people in a variety of layouts 
Elias Lynch Room
Suite Image
- - 10 - - - - -/4.87/5.79/ 28.20
Situated in its own complex with the Kilian Lynch room, this ground floor room can accommodate up to 10 people but only in a boardroom layout. Natural daylight. Not wheelchair accessible. Toilets 
Kilian Lynch Room
Suite Image
20 - - - - - - -/6.18/8.38/ 51.79
Situated in its own complex with the Elias Lynch Room, this ground floor room can accommodate up to 20 people in a variety of layouts. Natural daylight. Not wheelchair accessible. Toilets. 
North Barn
Suite Image
- - - - 150 - - -/9/22/ 198.00
Fully restored 17th Century Barn available for weddings, private parties or exhibitions. Maximum numbers 150. There is also an extension marquee which can be booked. Due to the historic nature of this barn certain restrictions on its usage do apply. 

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