When we first launched A Touch of Kent, I said to Katie 'we are 100% not doing christmas, I think we should focus primarily on weddings'. Less than 2 weeks later, we were approached by the luxurious Chilston Park and asked to host their Christmas Wreath Workshops last year.
Fast forward to this year... We've had 4 various venues around Kent approach us this year asking us to host Christmas Wreath workshops at their venues! It was a very surreal feeling and we felt incredibly blessed. It's currently the end of October and most workshops are sold out already!!!! What the hell....
We have definitely learnt a lot from last year on how to simplify it for ourselves and make our guests lives easier. We gave wayyyyyyyy too much selection on our artificial decor and this was quite overwhelming for people. Despite the huge selection of decor items we had available, it still didn't please everyone.
Although it was never part of our business plan, Christmas has become such a huge part of A Touch of Kent. We have 12 wreath workshops back to back from 28th November to 15th December with a few private ones along the way...
So are you looking to get festive with us this year? Have a girly night out with Prosecco and cocktails or have a family fun day?
We recommend the following:
- If you're looking for a luxurious afternoon in a Handpicked hotel, we highly recommend Chilston Park in Lenham. You'll enter the long and grand driveway to be presented with the most grandest historical building. arrival with a glass of Prosecco and enjoy an evening of fun. Or, if you're looking to make more a day of it, join their afternoon workshop and enjoy a spot of Afternoon tea afterwards.
Get your tickets here - https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/chilston-park/hotel-events/christmas-wreath-workshop
- If you're looking for modern and stylish vibes, we definitely recommend Edenwood place in Chatham. Not only is this a beautiful wedding venue, it's also super stylish with foliage and Prosecco walls and incredible views. This is a central location right off the M20 so easily accessible with plenty of parking.
- Looking for family fun which the kids can enjoy? We definitely recommend joining us at Langley Park Primary Academy in Maidstone. We specifically hosted this one for the local community and our children's school friends to enjoy. Children do need to be with an adult but they get the opportunity to make their own Christmas wreath from scratch to take home. Christmas colouring and other activities will be available. Adult's we have mulled wine and festive treats and squash & hot chocolate available for the children.
Get your tickets here - https://www.atouchofkent.com/event-details/family-wreath-workshop
- Looking for a fun night out with the girls? What better way to spend your evening with us and a Cocktail bar! We are hosting an adults only wreath workshops at Langley Park Primary school but have our very own cocktail bar, all night. (Well till 9.30pm then we get kicked out! haha).
Get your tickets here - https://www.atouchofkent.com/event-details/wreath-cocktail-evening
Or if you'd rather a medieval vibe, surrounded in the stunning historical castle that is Lympne Castle. Feel as though you've been transported back in time with this wreath workshop. Also, join them for their Quiz Night in their bar afterwards.