A unique low carbon venue

Designed for health and wellbeing

on the East Kent Coast

Just two minutes walk from the sea

Sunning outdoor

and indoor event spaces

that reconnect you with the natural world

The most environmentally friendly

conference & event venue in the UK

Three dedicated indoor meeting and presentation spaces set in a stunning organic garden. The optimum “thinking space” for workshops, away days and leadership training. All profits from your venue hire go directly towards our charitable work.

Inside our ultra-low carbon venue

Conference & presentation space

The lower roundel

The circular, domed lower roundel is a light-filled, spacious conference room with rammed-chalk walls, offering panoramic views across the Pines Garden towards the iconic White Cliffs and the English Channel. The natural light and versatility of the lower roundel make it ideal for audio-visual presentations and lectures.
  • seats up to 100 delegates
  • panoramic views of the gardens
  • data projector and sound system
  • virtual-daylight lighting system
  • flexible layout
  • WiFi
Room Style Capacity
Theatre 100
U 25
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 42
Standing 120

Dining & networking space

The upper roundel

“A truly inspirational building, with the most wonderful acoustics.”

The upper roundel is perfect for networking events or as a buffet and dining area. It has direct access to the private terrace and garden, an exclusive space for outdoor conferencing and networking. From here you can admire the views across the garden, the English Channel and beyond.

  • seats up to 95 delegates
  • dining and buffet seating
  • terrace suitable for outdoor meetings
  • virtual-daylight lighting system
  • flexible layout
  • Wi-Fi
Room Style Capacity
Theatre 95
U 35
Boardroom 30
Banquet 80
Cabaret 48
Standing 120

Meeting & boardroom

The comma-shaped meeting room is located on the ground floor and is a versatile space offering comfort and seclusion – ideal for smaller seminars or training sessions.

During larger events within the venue, organisers can hire the meeting room to use as a syndicate or breakout space. It is also suitable for exhibition and display purposes.

Room Style Capacity
Theatre 30
Boardroom 8
Standing 30
  • seats up to 30 delegates
  • perfect for audio-visual presentations
  • garden view
  • flexible layout
  • Wi-Fi

A wild garden...

designed to work with nature

bursting with natural beauty

and tranquility.

So take your work outside...

Private organic garden

for outdoor conferencing, team building & relaxation

The venue is surrounded by a private garden which helps to emphasise the peace and seculsion the Calyx offers.

Moving further into the Pines Garden a wild chalk meadow supports orchids and other species of plant, insect and animal life. Labyrinth and the yurt are all ideal areas for team building sessions. Take the flip-chart and brainstorm under a tree. Naturally take a break from your discussions and enjoy your surroundings!

“The standout part of the day for us was the outdoor session in the afternoon. It brought a whole new dimension to our training workshop.”

Venue booking enquiries

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Prefer to speak to someone?

Call Jane or Simon on 01304 851 737

Jane Ivor-Jones

Jane Ivor-Jones

Events Manager

Jane joined the team as our dedicated event manager in August 2013. Jane has over twenty seven years of experience within the wedding industry.

Simon McGhie

Simon McGhie

Operations Manager

Simon has over 30 years of hospitality and events management experience within successful, quality award winning hotels and restaurants.

Contact Simon on 2001

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