Christmas Parties at the University of Kent

Darwin Conference Suite set up banquet style for a Christmas party.

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 £40 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


  • Warm Beetroot & Brie Salad (v + gf) with chicory and hazelnuts
  • Ham Hock & Pickled Carrot Terrine (gf) with capers and pickled onions
  • King Prawn & Smoked Salmon Platter (gf) with lemon and Marie Rose sauce
  • Spiced Parsnip & Butternut Squash Soup (ve + gf) 

Main Courses

  • Traditional Roast Turkey* (gf) with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, pigs in blankets, stuffing, and gravy
  • Kentish Beef Brisket (gf) with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and red wine sauce
  • Grilled Seabass (gf) with herb-crushed new potatoes and white wine sauce, with seasonable vegetables
  • Sweet Potato & Red Onion Pie (ve + gf) with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and red onion chutney


  • Traditional Christmas Pudding (v +gf) with brandy sauce
  • Chocolate Truffle Brownie Torte (ve + gf) with plant-based vanilla ice cream
  • Apple & Blackberry Crumble (v) with crème anglaise

Followed by Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies (gf)

  *Gluten-free option with Pork stuffing.  

Allergens: v- vegetarian  |  ve- vegan  |  gf – gluten-free

This menu may be subject to change.

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Why not stay the night and book a room at Beverley 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 £40.00 per person for bookings of 80+ guests.

For an alternative Christmas party with a different offering, we can create a bespoke package just for you. Enquire with us today and a member of our events team will be in contact with you.

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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.