Hiring the Hayloft

The Hayloft in the historic Stables at Rainham Hall is our main venue space and provides an atmospheric setting for events.

The Hayloft is situated on the first floor of the Stables, which are located to the right of Rainham Hall and can be accessed via the main blue entrance gates. Built in the 1720s, the Hayloft is a beautiful space with many historic features. It is an ideal venue for meetings, afternoon teas, receptions and small dinners.

Day hire starts from £30 per hour and evening hire from £50 per hour. The Hayloft can accommodate up to 45 guests for a standing reception, 30 for a sit down dinner and between 5-30 for a meeting.  External catering companies will be recommended for dinners.


Why not hire the Hayloft for your next meeting? The space features power points and public Wi-Fi for your convenience. 7 tables and 30 chairs are available for meeting use.  Escape the office and draw inspiration from our historic spaces.


The Hayloft provides a wonderful backdrop for standing receptions including parties and other functions. The 'rustic' charm and architectural integrity of the eighteenth century Stables creates a wonderful atmosphere.


Are you looking for an elegant and intimate private dining experience? Then look no further than the Hayloft which is perfect for small, special occasions. You'll need to work with an external caterer to devise your ideal menu and we're happy to recommend companies.

Facilities and access

A cobbled courtyard connects front entrance and Hall to the Stables. There is an elevated platform lift in the Brewhouse area of the Stables, making the Hayloft on the first floor fully accessible. The Stables Cafe is on the ground floor of the building and offers light lunches, cakes and drinks during opening hours. Toilets are located nearby behind the Brewhouse and Stables.