Private Venue Hire in Surrey
Based in the Surrey Hills, with fabulous scenery surrounding us is our private venue for hire. The whole of the Gin Kitchen or The Calf Shed (pictured above) can be hired for hen parties, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Christmas parties or corporate events etc.
ABOUT THE VENUE FOR HIRE
Our artisan distillery, the beating heart of The Gin Kitchen, is in a 175 year old barn on the outskirts of Dorking, Surrey. We have hosted magazine photoshoots, music videos, celebrities such as the Lionesses, weddings, birthdays and large businesses such as Virgin Atlantic.
VENUE HIRE OPTIONS & CAPACITIES
First choose the space you would like to hire for your event and then we can plan the details such as welcome drinks, experiences such as tastings or a cocktail masterclass, and food options.
THE CALF SHED
The Calf Shed is a characterful heritage building that was originally used to shelter cows and their calves. It was left unused for years before we renovated it, restoring the original features and installing a zinc bar and log-burning stove. It can accommodate up to 30 standing or 20 seated and is ideal for a private party, tasting or cocktail masterclass. We will also provide a dedicated bartender. The space can be expanded into the courtyard with a marquee / gazebo.
THE ORANGERY BAR
The Orangery Bar is the main hub for all our hospitality events, housing a cocktail bar and shop. It's a modern barn built with panoramic doors that fully open in the Summer. The bar is made from quartz and the walls are a faux green-wall. We also grow our own citrus trees in the bar, hence the name Orangery. The building will seat up to 36 guests and accommodate 100 standing.
The courtyard can be used to extend the capacity and enjoy the outside space surrounded by the Surrey Hills. We can install a stretch tent for an extravagant outdoor space that can accommodate up to 300 guests.
We can open up part of the distillery for large events. The distillery is a 175 year old hay barn with beautiful oak beams. The stills are set against the far wall and the event space is separated from the working distillery by a gabion wall and a gate. The distillery can accommodate up to 50 guests.
Being a distillery, we specialise in amazing gin, rum, and cocktails. But we also have a broad Champagne list and we have wine, local beer and soft drinks available. We can bring in specific wines, create custom cocktails, provide your guests with a welcome drink or an open bar, or we can charge them by the glass, or bottle. The quality of our drinks service is second to none.
FOOD / DINING
We can provide many different dining experiences from a formal sit down meal to a buffet or street-food van. Food options are completely customisable and we work with some excellent third-party caterers.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
We can arrange for our resident DJ to provide background or party music, or live musicians or you can bring your own artists. We've had everything from a Mariachi Band to Super-Club DJs at the Gin Kitchen.
We can provide a number of experiences as part of the private hire such as a cocktail masterclass, gin tasting and distillery tour, gin distilling experience, or a bespoke experience.
Our private venue to hire is based in the Surrey Hills in the beautiful countryside on a farm setting. The nearest town is Dorking and the train station is only 2 mile away with a 5 minute taxi journey.
The Gin Kitchen
Parking is available.
VENUE HIRE PRICES
Pricing is for exclusive use of an area for half a day (1200-1700 / 1800-2300). If you require a whole day, simply double the amount. The room hire is payable in advance to secure the date and is non-refundable. The balance (minimum spend, food and any additional packages and service charge) is payable two weeks before the event. Minimum spend can be made up with drinks packages, or prepaid bar tabs. If you want your guests to pay for their own drinks then we can take a pre authorisation instead.
The Calf Shed
Whole Venue including Courtyard
Welcome drink from £8 pp.
(e.g. G&T / cocktail / mocktail / prosecco / beer)
Mini Tasting Experience £20 pp.
Mini Cocktail Masterclass £20 pp.
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT
Cold charcuterie buffet from £15 pp.
Hot tapas buffet from £20 pp.
Canapes from £12 pp.
Summer BBQ £44 pp.
Bespoke catering including street food pop-ups also available.
DJ or live music from £300
Dedicated Wedding Planner - £350 (including a final meeting 2 months prior to
Couples Custom Cocktail Development (for welcome drink) - £110
Couples Custom Bespoke Gin experience - £400
Favours - £10pp
ENQUIRE ABOUT PRIVATE HIRE
You can call us on 01306 889598 to discuss your private venue hire in the Surrey Hills. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form on the calendar below and someone will get back to you shortly.