Weddings, celebrations & parties

Not pre-packaged, but tailor made, to ensure everyone's special occassion really is special.

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Weddings, celebrations & parties 

The one thing your special day will not be, is pre-packaged.  Like everything else we do it will be fresh, local and tailor-made to ensure your special occasion is a as good as it can be. The best location, the best food, the best wines and the best service we can provide. Firstly make an appointment with me to discuss your plans and I'll give you a guide price. We can then fine tune to meet with your buget, whether that is reducing the menu or adding more Champagne and a Jazz Band ! !  We will then work to make sure your celebration is better than you could imagine. We'd really like to help make your event memorable!


WeddingsOur smallest has been for around 20 guests, our largest for 130 that used all our rooms, ouside marquees and involved bands moving around and an operation that was organised like a military campaign!  At the heart of every good wedding is the meal, and we do this well, as our SeaFish Best Pub Food Awards confirm. Get the planning right and everything else will follow. Visit The Dering Arms and we'll work out what you would like to provide and how much it will cost. Once that is agreed, organise a fabulous day for you, your family and all your guests. At the centre, will be a great location with history and character. Supported by an enthusiastic team, that will pull out all the stops to make your celebration the best.

Why not hire a very stylish classic car to convey the Bride and Groom to and from the venue? There are four beautiful classic cars to choose from, including a Bentley , Ferrari and Maserati. Ring us to discuss prices and availabilities.

Celebrations and parties

PartyWe have four rooms of different sizes and layouts, so explain what your requirements are and we'll make it a memorable occasion. Almost all celebrations need some food and drink and we're rather good at conjuring up the very best. All budgets are different and we can produce a party to suit your pocket. Please contact me to make an appointment to have a look around and work out which combination of rooms will suit your party best, then together we'll fill them with happy people!



A celebration of a loved one's life

In a way the best funerals, if we may use that expression, are also a celebration - of a loved one's life. We host a number of these sad events each year and we know what is required. We're not far from Charing Crematorium and an ideal location for a gathering after the funeral. We can provide whatever you need to allow people the time and space to mourn and celebrate the life of a loved one.


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Whatever your event, the Dering Arms is the perfect location for it. Fine food and wine, a combination of different sized rooms, in an historic location, handy for Pluckley Station, Ashford and the Channel Tunnel.