Why You Should Hire a Function Room for Your Next Event?

The Maple Manor Hotel

Located in the heart of West Sussex, The Maple Manor Hotel provides a stunning and intimate setting for any event. Originally an aero club with architecture dating back to the 18th century, the hotel was lovingly restored to an exceptional standard in 2013, preserving the rich history found in its unique features.

The Maple Manor Hotel is conveniently situated directly adjacent to Gatwick Airport, making it easily accessible from London and beyond. Our twelve beautifully appointed rooms each have accompanying en-suites, and include a wide range of sizes from single and twin rooms to superior super kings and family rooms.

The Maple Manor Hotel

Our lovely bar and lounge area is available for exclusive use for up to 80 people, with a variety of menu packages including anything from afternoon tea to tasty finger food. We can also comfortably cater for up to 40 guests in our main restaurant for a sit-down meal.

Function room at The Maple Manor Hotel
Rooms at The Maple Manor Hotel

Why Hire a Function Room?

When you’re planning an event of any kind, there is a lot to consider, and it can be overwhelming. Holding an event at your home may seem like a good way to simplify things, but in reality, hiring a function room can be much easier. Here’s some reasons why:

There’s No Need to Worry About the Mess

Function rooms are made to handle the mess! Whilst a dropped glass of wine on your cream carpet at home can cause panic, in a function room, we’ll simply wipe it away and you can carry on enjoying your event. You don’t even need to worry about cleaning up after your event is over – we’ll take care of that!

You’ll Likely Have Much More Space

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Function rooms offer one large space where you and your guests can socialise, as opposed to guests dotted about in the various rooms of your house. On top of that, you can have as much or as little furniture as you’d like for the duration of the event. Just let us know your ideal setup beforehand, and we’ll have it ready for you. Rather than squeezing your guests in amongst your furniture at home, there will be plenty of room for everyone to mingle and each has a place to sit!

You Can Tailor The Space to Your Heart’s Content

Most function rooms offer a blank slate for you to customise to fit the style and theme of your event. From a big birthday party with lots of balloons to the cheeky decorations that come with a hen party, a function room allows you to bring your visions to life.

You Can Make Use of In-house Catering and Waiting Staff

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Often, as a host, it can be difficult to fully enjoy your event yourself. But you’ve put all the work in to organise it, so you should get to have fun too! Hotels and restaurants with function rooms are often more than happy to provide catering in-house, as well as professional wait staff to keep your guests fed and watered throughout the event. All you’ll have to do is choose the type of catering you’d like, and sit back and relax.

Function Rooms in Hotels Provide a Place for Your Guests to Stay

Some of your guests may be coming from afar to attend your event, in which case, they’ll need somewhere to stay. Choosing a function room in a hotel will allow your guests to easily arrange their accommodation, without having to also arrange travel from where they’re staying to the event. If you’re planning on partying late into the night, then consider booking a room for yourself too, and avoid the long ride home!

What Events Can be Held in a Function Room at The Maple Manor Hotel?

We specialise in working closely with our customers to deliver events perfectly tailored to your needs – if you can’t see what you want here, just let us know your vision and we’ll see what we can do!


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When you plan your wedding with us, you’ll get our entire hotel to yourself for 24 hours – including our twelve guest rooms. Our Maple Room is licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 40 people and provides an alternative, boutique venue for you to enjoy your dream wedding!


Hiring our function room for a birthday party makes the whole event feel extra special. Exclusive use of our dining room allows you and your guests a comfortable space for an informal gathering, which you can decorate with the theme of your dreams!

Bar at The Maple Manor Hotel

Corporate Events

From Christmas parties to small awards evenings, our venue is the perfect place to relax and bond with your colleagues in a more intimate setting than other function rooms may offer. Colleagues travelling from further afield can stay the night in one of our beautiful bedrooms, making it ideal for companies with employees who work remotely.

Hen Parties

We’d love for you to come and celebrate your upcoming nuptials with us at The Maple Manor Hotel, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated afternoon tea, an indulgent three-course meal or a night of nibbles and bubbles!

Baby Showers

Afternoon Tea for your function

Whether you’re planning a baby shower for yourself or someone else, hiring a function room for the event means you can fully enjoy the celebration yourself. Picture it: flowers, balloons, a finger-food buffet – all you have to do is worry about the presents!

Charity Events

Our rustic, boutique-style venue is ideal for charity events which can benefit from a more intimate setting. Hire our entire venue for particularly large events, and you and your guests will be able to enjoy the evening throughout our restaurant, bar and lounge area.

Funeral Wakes

The loss of a loved one is a very difficult time, so we take care to provide a relaxing and appropriate environment for the wake. Our venue allows you to come together and remember the ones you love in a comfortable environment, and our friendly, professional staff are on hand to support you in planning and holding your memorial.

Dinner Parties

We can seat up to 40 people in our dining room where you can relax and enjoy an evening of spectacular food in an intimate setting. Our team of talented chefs are experienced in creating and delivering delicious menus to suit your tastes and using the best local produce available in every dish.

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