Hiring the Hayloft

The Hayloft provides an atmospheric setting for all sorts of events. Dating from the 1720s, the Hayloft is a beautiful light and airy space with many historic features and delightful views of Rainham Hall and Garden.

The Hayloft is available for private parties, receptions, meetings and other events. The space can accommodate up to 45 guests for a standing reception, 30 for a seated event and between 5-30 for a meeting.  

Day hire starts from £35 per hour and evening hire from £70 per hour. We offer discounts for charities and recurring events.

To book the Hayloft

Please call 01708 525579 or email rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk to share your plans and check availability. It is recommended to book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.

A table set up for afternoon tea with sandwich stands

Parties and receptions

Host unforgettable events at Rainham Hall. The Hayloft provides a memorable backdrop for birthday parties, babyshowers, afternoon teas and other gatherings. The 'rustic' charm and architectural integrity of the eighteenth century Stables creates a unique and wonderful atmosphere.

The Hayloft at Rainham Hall set up with tables, chairs, and refreshment for a meeting or class.


Why not host your meeting or away day at Rainham Hall? The Hayloft is a light and airy space with public Wi-Fi and power points for your convenience. 7 tables and 30 chairs are available for you to arrange the room in whatever way you would like.

The Hayloft in the historic Stables at Rainham Hall


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.

The Brewhouse at Rainham Hall features an accessible lift enabling step free access to our Hayloft hire space

Facilities and access

A cobbled courtyard leads from the front entrance to the Stable block. An elevated platform lift makes the Hayloft on the first floor fully accessible. Toilets are located nearby on the ground floor.