Little Hermitage questions

Your Questions

Is Little Hermitage licensed for an outside ceremony?

Our wedding venue is licensed for ceremonies outside in our beautiful Gazebo. If weather conditions are not appropriate on the day the ceremony shall take place in our stunning Ivory Room.

Who are the Licensed Registrars for Little Hermitage?

Gravesham Borough Council are our Registrars they can be contacted on 01322 488750.

What are the venues maximum capacities?

We can accommodate up to 80 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast & up to 150 for your evening reception.

Do you allow outside caterers?

Unfortunately we do not allow outside catering at the venue.

Will our wedding be the only one on the day?

We can guarantee that your wedding will be the only wedding on the day. You will have full and exclusive use of the venue. Your wedding party will have two dedicated function managers who will look after you from start till finish to ensure the smooth running of your day

When can we come in and set up?

Normally access is from 9:00am on the day. The wedding manager will usually ask you to bring everything that is required for your wedding into Little Hermitage on the Wednesday before. Suppliers such as florists, photographers…. can gain access at 9:00am on your wedding day, whether there is a wedding the day before or not. If there is a wedding the day before arrangements can be made with the manager to confirm the time the Bridal Suite will be ready for you to use. Please remember Little Hermitage is a private residence so any variation from the above needs to be approved by a member of staff.

Do you have measurements of Ivory Room that I can give my florist?

The Ivory Room Stairs Case Measures: Back handrail 12 feet long. Small handrail 6 feet long (start of stairs) Handrail to Bridal suite 7 feet long Hand rail going down to dance floor 12 feet long Please don’t forget to add the extra length if you are swaging. Please also make your florists aware if they are swaging the staircase they must use string and not wire. Ivory Room Mantelpiece - 5 feet wide x 14 inch deep Ivory Room window ledges, 2 x 6 feet and 2 x 3 feet long Horse shoe top table – inside measurement 11 feet 8”. If you wish to swag across the front of the table it’s another 3 foot 6”. Please ensure that the arrangement is in 2 halves for easy attachment.

Do you have measurements of the two picture frames that are available for use?

There are two picture frames and and a wedding mail box that are free for our couples to use. Measurements of the frames are Medium Cream Frame 59x49cm, Large Gold Frame 89x59cm.

Do you allow bands to perform?

We allow bands with a maximum of 5 musicians/singers to perform in our sound proof disco room. Due to proximity of the Ivory Room to residential properties, live amplified music is not permitted in the Ivory Room at any time.

Is there disabled or wheelchair access to the venue?

Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs. There is also a disabled toilet.

Is there parking at Little Hermitage?

Yes we have two car parks. The first is located inside the gated grounds of Little Hermitage directly in front of the building. We ask that vehicles parked here are being removed the same day. We have daily weddings where the front of house is used for photos, and therefore no vehicles can be left over night. The second car park is located to the right of the Little Hermitage main gates. The meadow has been designed to be parked on, vehicles can be left here over night, however they MUST be removed between 09:00-11:00 the following day. Car parks will be locked after the event at 00:30, and opened at 09:00-11:00 the following day. All vehicles are left at owner’s risk, Little Hermitage will not responsible for any loss or damage.

Do you have a cake stand that I can use?

Yes, we have the following cake stands, which we are happy for our couples to make use of. Silver Square 13 inch Silver Round 12 inch Silver Round Heart decorated 14 inch Gold Round 13 inch All the silver stands will fit on our mantel piece. A separate cake table will be set up to accommodate use of the Gold cake stand. We also have a silver or gold cake knife available. You are welcome to provide individual cake boxes, this will incur a £25.00 surcharge, however we do provide serviettes free of charge.

Can I use candles in the venue?

No. We do not permit the use of any lit candles within Little Hermitage. We recommend that you use battery operated candles.

What time does your venue close?

All Guests are asked to vacate Little Hermitage by midnight. Music will stop playing at 11:30pm.

What color is your linen?

Our table linen is white. If you wish to have a different color, please hire it in.

Can we have music outside?

We are permitted to play music for your ceremony only which will be played by a member of the Little Hermitage Team. You are welcome to have live music such as a string quartet, harpist etc… If you do book an external entertainer their music MUST be non-amplified, therefore acoustic only.

Are children allowed at your venue?

Yes. Children are welcome at Little Hermitage; however they remain the full responsibility of their parent or guardian. They must be accompanied at all time within house and its grounds. Children are not permitted to play on the gravel drive, especially by the front gates or in the garden after dark. No ball games are allowed at any time.

What facilities are there for music on the day?

We have an excellent CD system that will play background music throughout your day. You are welcome to supply CD’s or an MP3 player of music of our choice. For music during your ceremony and your first dance, we request that you provide this on CD only.

Are we allowed to use fireworks/sky lanterns?

Unfortunately not, this is because of nearby homes, pets and wildlife.

Are we allowed to use confetti?

We do allow bio-degradable confetti only – should no-bio-degradable or confetti cannons be used there will be a charge of £500 for the clean up afterwards.

Is there overnight accommodation?

There is overnight accommodation for the bride & groom only in our bridal suite. There are plenty of hotels & B&B’s within a few miles of Little Hermitage. If you are staying the night with us don’t forget to pack an overnight bag for your groom.

We would love to hear from you if you have any other questions!
Call Jeana Worth 07944 866088

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