Christmas Parties at the University of Kent

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Christmas Parties

Celebrate the Festive Season with family, friends, and colleagues in the stylish Darwin Banqueting Suite at the University of Kent.

Your Christmas celebration

Let us organise your exclusive festive celebration, so you can sit back, enjoy and be merry! 

No matter if you're a small group of 10+ or you wish to enjoy a private Christmas party for 80-150 guests, we have everything you need for a Christmas party to remember!

From £34 per person, our great value Christmas parties include an arrival drink, a three-course dinner, with coffee and mince pies, a large bar and dancefloor, with a DJ, ready to entertain until mid-night.  

Christmas Party Menu


Butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and soya yoghurt (V, VE GF)

Prawn cocktail with Baby Gem lettuce and Marie Rose sauce (GF)

Duck and chicken pate with caramelised red onion chutney (GF)

Main Courses

Roast turkey with all the trimmings (GF)*

Squash, cranberry and puy lentil cake (V, VE GF)**

Fillet of pollock with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and a Kentish cider sauce, with sauté potatoes (GF)

  *Served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


Christmas pudding with brandy Sauce (GF, V, VE)

Chocolate orange torte with vanilla ice cream (V, VE)

Apple tarte tatin with crème anglaise (V)

Vegan and gluten-free chocolate and raspberry tart with raspberry compote (VE, GF)

Followed by Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies.

 *Gluten-free option will be with Pork stuffing.

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Why not stay the night and book a room at Beverly Farm House?  All bookings made in conjunction with a Christmas booking receive a 10% discount with loyalty code 'LOYALTYBF'!   


An ideal party venue!

Darwin Suite is a stylish venue complete with a large bar and dance floor,  everything you need to enjoy your Christmas party.  


Licenced bar

Fancy a tipple? We also have a licenced bar serving all your favourites so you and your guests can keep refreshed throughout the night.  


A party place for everyone.

Darwin Suite is fully accessible, based on the ground floor of Darwin College, with accessible parking nearby and step-free entry. 


Big or small.

Our suite can accommodate a range of group sizes, with flexible dividers, allowing you to create the perfect size venue for your group.

Exclusive use Christmas Parties for 80+ guests

We offer exclusive use of our party venue with the Christmas Party Menu from £34.00 per person for bookings of 80+ guests.

If you would like to make changes to the current Christmas Menu, our Chef de Cuisines would be delighted to discuss your requirements or create a bespoke menu if preferred.

Enquire with us today and a member of our events team will be in contact with you the very next working day.

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Everything is here

We are easily accessible by car or public transport and are only minutes away from the centre of Canterbury. Once you're here we have everything you could need - versatile venue space for small and large parties, a talented catering team, B&B guest accommodation, private bars, dance floor, state of the art AV system and plenty of free parking,

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Ho Ho Ho!

If you have a question or want to find out more about holding your Christmas party at Kent, our dedicated events coordinator would love to hear from you.

Staff events

A Festive Afternoon Tea for university staff and their family and friends. Groups of 2 - 15+ can be accommodated on various dates through December.