Functions

We have two function suites available to hire at Princes Park Stadium, The Princes Suite & The Park Suite.  Our event team will be able to advise you which suite will be more suitable for your function, but please scroll down for further information.

Special Events

From the success of previous years, we are proud to return with another exciting programme of Christmas parties!

Sports Events

There are many exciting opportunities to sponsor and advertise with The Club, around Princes Park Stadium, in the Matchday Program or by joining the prestigious Patrons Club, please ask for details.

Conferences

Our two function suites are both very popular venues for conferencing & seminars.

Princes park is a well established company offering a friendly, professional solution to all your conferencing, event and catering needs.

Based at princes park stadium in dartford, kent, we offer a full range of hospitality services both within the stadium itself, and around the local area.

We have private function and meeting rooms available to hire and have a wealth of experience in hosting weddings and other social events as well as conferences and seminars.

We offer an extensive range of menus from finger to fork buffets and banquets to BBQs.

Whether you are planning a large event or a small gathering, we will tailor-make a package to suit your needs and with expert guidance from our team, we will make any occasion a memorable experience.

With a wealth of experience in many different styles of catering and cuisine, we are confident that we will be able to meet and exceed your expectations.

Please click on the links below to view a few of our more popular menus, most of which are available both at princes park itself, or at your own venue.

Also, bear in mind that these are all only ideas and we’re always more than happy to chat through your own ideas and draw up a personalised catering package for your special event.

PARTY BUFFET

Chrysanthemum

£7.95 per person

Please choose up to 6 selections from the following:

  • Bbq chicken wings
  • Spicy chicken wings

  • Spinach & feta cheese goujons (v)
  • Curried vegetable samosas (v)

  • Carrot & coriander goujons (v)
  • 
Cheese & chilli pepper nuggets (v)
  • Falafel with yoghurt & mint dip

  • Vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli dip (v)
  • Cocktail sausage rolls (x2)
  • Mini savoury eggs (x2)
  • Baked quiche wedges
  • Traditional pork pie with branston pickle
  • 
Cocktail sausages (x2)
  • Tortilla chips & crudités with salsa dip (v)
  • 
Chocolate & plain donut rings & choc & hazelnut dip (x2)
  • 
Traditional fruit basket
Sugared jam donut

A selection of trimmed reception sandwiches are included with every buffet

If you have no preference as to your buffet items, we will prepare a ‘chefs selection’

 

Rose

£10.00 per person

Please choose up to 6 selections from the following:

  • Cheddar & ham mini turnovers
  • Thai vegetable parcels with chilli dip (v)
  • cheese & onion crispy flutes (v)
  • southern fried chicken strips & tomato dip

  • Mini chicken fajitas
  • Oriental king prawn rolls with sweet chilli dip
  • 
Cocktail chicken satay
  • 
Cocktail vegetable satay (v)
  • Sausage & onion mini turnovers
  • Cream cheese stuffed jalapeño peppers (v)
  • 
Vegetable pakora (v)
  • Fresh crudités & tortilla chips with garlic & herb dip

  • Tempura battered prawns
  • Seasonal fruit platter
  • Chocolate, toffee or jam filled doughnuts
  • 
Mini chocolate or blueberry muffins

A selection of trimmed reception sandwiches are included with every buffet

If you have no preference as to your buffet items, we will prepare a ‘chefs selection’

Tulip

£12.00 per person

Please choose up to 6 selections from the following:

  • petit crolines 
(ham & mushroom, cheese & salmon
  • 
Italian vegetable parcels (v)
  • mini – pick up- cottage pies

  • Bite sized bruschetta –
tomato & mozzarella, olive & feta, roasted vegetable
  • Thai seafood dim sum selection
  • Celery sticks with creamed stilton (v)

  • Smoked salmon kebabs
Salmon brochettes with tartar mayo dip

  • Red onion & goats cheese tapas bite (v)
  • 
Red Thai chicken skewers with chilli dip
  • 
Salmon & rocket wheels

  • Chicken & chorizo skewers
  • tropical fruit dipping platters
  • bite size classic desserts -
  • black forest gateaux
  • bread & butter pudding
  • 
victoria cream sponge

A selection of trimmed reception sandwiches are included with every buffet

If you have no preference as to your buffet items, we will prepare a ‘chefs selection’

FORK BUFFET

Fork buffets have always been the perfect choice for those wanting to  offer their guests a substantial meal with less the formality than traditional ‘sit-down’ dining.  Our banqueting manager will call your guests to a buffet area ‘table-by-table’, ensuring that you can relax in the knowledge that your party will not have to wait in line…

Diamond' Summer Carvery

Maple & Orange Glazed Home Baked Ham Sage & Onion Roasted Crown Turkey Individual avocado, mozzarella & cherry tom filo tart

Traditional potato salad with crispy Bacon Fresh Pesto & Pine Nut Pasta Salad Country Coleslaw Minted Sliced cucumbers Beef tomatoes with torn basil tossed mixed leaves

Fresh Bread Board

Condiments, Pickles & Relishes

12.95 per guest (inclusive of all the required linen, equipment, and full professional service)

'Pearl' Summer Carvery

Rare-Roasted Topside of British beef Individually dressed salmon portions Jumbo Crevettes & King Prawns

Hot, buttered new potatoes Caesar-style fusilli pasta wild musroom & rice medley Beetroot and mandarin salad traditional Greek salad

tossed leaves

Fresh Bread Board

Condiments, Pickles & Relishes

14.95 per guest (inclusive of all the required linen, equipment, and full professional service)

'Diamond' hot fork buffet

Traditional Chicken chasseur with tomatoes, button Mushrooms & fresh tarragon

Slow-Braised British Beef in a rich red wine and caramelised onion jus

Wild Mushroom & smoked paprika Ragout *

steamed white rice

Hot, buttered new potatoes

mixed battened vegetables

Fresh bread Board

12.95 per guest (inclusive of all the required linen, equipment, and full professional service)

 

THE EPICURE MENU

This is our bespoke, three or more course dining menu, ideal for any formal dining occasion.  these original dishes have been designed by our executive chef, and wherever possible are prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. …

 

'THE EPICURE MENU

 

 

To start…

Halved baby melon
 Filled with pineapple & passion fruit
and a bellini drizzle *

Duck & Orange Pate


Served with Crisp Bread & Tossed Salad Garnish * Marinated king Prawn cocktail


Served with tossed mixed leaves & a citrus dressing * home-made soups our chefs seasonal favourites…

spring pea and fresh mint, garnished with baby pea shoots field mushroom minestrone, with orzo pasta Lightly spiced butternut squash, with fresh coriander Roasted root vegetable, finished with honey & herbs

* warm goats cheese & roasted tomato tart with dressed leaves and a fig and onion coulis

* cherry tomato & bocconcini mozzarella salad with red basil, wild rocket, ciabatta bread, oil & balsamic vinegar

Main courses…



Roasted Supreme of Chicken, 
with a wild mushroom & cream sherry sauce

Slow roasted rond of beef
, served on roasted root vegetables, with a rich red wine sauce and caramelised baby onions

Outdoor-reared belly of English pork
, slow cooked, and served on shredded cabbage with mustard seed with a cider jus

Organic fillet of scottish salmon with a white rioja and fresh watercress sauce

Roast Dinner of Your Choosing:
Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb or Turkey


All served with traditional accompaniments

Roasted seasonal vegetable tart tatin with a piquant red pepper coulis

Desserts…



Triple Chocolate indulgence gateaux, with fresh Cream

American style baked cheesecake
, Served with warm amaretto cherries

Tart au citron
, with mulled summer berries & sweetened crème fraiche

Tuille basket of fresh strawberries
, served with a vanilla cream and curled dark chocolate

Fresh Fruit Salad & Cream

Traditional British or Continental Cheese Board

Freshly Brewed Teas & Coffee with chocolate mints

This menu is available at Princes Park Stadium 
and for outside catered events @ £26.95**

**prices for outside events may vary, dependent on equipment and location.

All menus are only suggestions.
Please contact us to discuss bespoke menu design.

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR CATERING

Our in-house caterers will be happy to design a catering package based around exactly what your delegates require.  The three packages below are example of some popular ‘tried and tested’ options for corporate events at princes park

Option 1

Tea, Coffee biscuits on arrival Mid-morning Tea, Coffee and biscuits One course buffet lunch with juices and mineral waters Tea, Coffee and afternoon cakes

£14.00

 

Option 2

Tea, Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival

Mid-morning Tea, Coffee & biscuits

Two course deluxe buffet lunch with juices and mineral waters

Tea, Coffee and afternoon cakes

£16.50

 

Option 3

Tea, Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival

Mid-morning Tea, Coffee, Pastries and fresh fruit

Break

Two course luxury fork buffet lunch (hot or cold) with juices and mineral waters

Tea, Coffee and afternoon cakes

£21.50

OTHER CATERING IDEAS

Our in house catering teams have a wealth of experience in all types of catering and hospitality.  All the sample menus listed are only example of what has proved popular in the past.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you had something a bit different in mind, we’re always happy to discuss whatever you had in mind…

A ‘build-your-own’ burger station

Your guests choose their own type of bap, grab a grilled chicken fillet, ground beef or veggie burger, and pile high with a choice of fillings and toppings – finished with potato wedges

 

Indoor BBQs and Hog roasts

Indoor BBQs

The options are endless – from home-made burgers and jumbo pork sausages, through to sirloin steaks and grilled crevettes.  all available as either a ‘hand held’ evening snack, or a more substantial plated meal

Indoor Hog Roasts

Our chefs carve straight from either a slow roasted leg of local pork, freshly roasted beef or crowns of norfolk turkey.  again, this works well either as a hand held snack, or a more substantial meal with potato and salad accompaniments

 

Sliders and Cone Food

Sliders

Originating in kansas in the 20’s, these baby burgers are a great talking point, as well as a tasty snack.  choose from 18hr pulled pork with dill pickle and american mustard, shredded hickory chicken or falafel and halloumi with fresh salsa

Cone food

An unobtrusive way of treating your party to tasty, hot snacks. Our waiting staff will circulate around the room with no need for buffet tables or dedicated food areas.

Popular choices include fresh haddock & black pepper goujons, piri-piri chicken skewers and halloumi & vegetable skewers

 

THE VENUE

We have two function suites available to hire at Princes Park Stadium, The Princes Suite & The Park Suite.  Our event team will be able to advise you which suite will be more suitable for your function, but please see below for further information.

CONFERENCE AND MEETING ROOMS
 

Our two function suites are both very popular venues for conferencing & seminars.

The self-contained and private function suites are well equipped for any event and both have an abundance of natural light.  Free on-site parking for over

300 vehicles and easy links to the M20, M25, M2 and national rail make princes park an easy choice for our clients.

Please see above for some sample catering options for your event.

As always, we try to offer a completely flexible service.  We’re always happy to put together a delegate package based around your specific requirements

The Park Suite

Capacity-120 seated, 150 standing

Situated on the first floor, and overlooking our main pitch, this function suite benefits from the following facilities:

private bar

2 x wall mounted plasma TV screens

large balcony terrace area with lounge seating for approx 25

private bathroom facilities

completely self-contained function suite – everything you will need in one place

Integrated PA system with 1 x roaming microphone

Portable media projector and pop-up screen (available on request)

riser stage (available on request)

 

The Princes Suite

Capacity – 200 seated, 250 standing

Situated on the first floor, and overlooking our main pitch, this function suite benefits from the following facilities: private bar

2 x wall mounted plasma TV screens & a wall-mounted drop down projector screen

Additional portable media projector and pop-up screen (available on request) balcony terrace area with private bathroom facilities completely self-contained function suite – everything you will need in one place

Integrated PA system with 2 x roaming microphones

Riser stage (available on request)

Our two function suites are both very popular venues for conferencing & seminars.

The self-contained and private function suites are well equipped for any event and both have an abundance of natural light. Free on-site parking for over 300 vehicles and easy links to the M20, M25, M2 and national rail make princes park an easy choice for our clients.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

From the success of previous years, we are proud to return with another exciting programme of Christmas parties! Delicious food and sensibly-priced drinks, all served by our friendly and professional team. With great entertainment and the perfect setting of Dartford’s award winning stadium …all you have to do is turn up and a memorable night is guaranteed.

Please fill in the form below, and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible to help you arrange your event.

Alternatively – please feel free to call us on 01322 299 992

info@princespark.net

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Gala Cabaret Nights, Christmas
Fri 12th & Sat 20th December

  • Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Four course gala dinner
  • Official photography
  • ‘The Flaming Mojos live party band after dinner
  • Cocktail and shots bar
  • Disco and bar to 1am
  • £39.50 per guest
 
SPORTS
 

Princes Park Stadium was built by The Council to return Dartford Football Club to The Borough after an absence of 14 years. It was opened on 11th November 2006 and was soon acclaimed as the best non-league ground in the country, winning several awards for its unique eco friendly design and community commitment. It has also been selected as a Pre-Games Training Camp for the London 2012 Olympics.

The site also houses a superb 9 Hole “pay & play“ Golf Course and a floodlit 3G all weather pitch that can be hired for matches and training.

The Club, founded in 1888, plays in The Vanarama Conference League having won promotion from The Ryman North in its first full season at Princes Park. Having been awarded the F.A. Charter Standard, The Club has excellent community links, with 39 teams playing under its umbrella from 7 year olds to adult.

There are many exciting opportunities to sponsor and advertise with The Club, around Princes Park Stadium, in the Matchday Program or by joining the prestigious Patrons Club, please ask for details.

Why not come and watch “The Darts” the best in non-league football!

Bill Archer
Co. Chairman.

CONTACT

Princes Park Catering
Grassbanks
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1RT

Tel: 01322 299 992

info@princespark.net

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From A2 (London):
1. At the Dartford Heath roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A2018/Shepherd’s Ln Go through 1 roundabout – 0.8 mi
2. Turn right at B2174/Princes Rd Continue to follow Princes Rd – 1.4 mi
3. Turn right at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
4. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

From A2 (Kent):
1. Take the exit toward M25/Dartford/A225 (it’s the second junction) – 0.2 mi
2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit toward London(SE)/London(C)/Bexleyheath/A2/M25(N)/M11/M1/Dartford/A225 – 1.0 mi
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A296/Princes Rd heading to Dartford/Crayford/A225 Go through 1 roundabout – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

From M25:
Anticlockwise
1. Leave the M25 at junction 2 for Canterbury/M2/Dartford/A225 – 0.2 mi
2. At the junction take the third exit for Dartford (A225) – 1.0 mi
3. At the roundabout take the second exit for Dartford (Princes Road) – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

Clockwise
1. Clockwise: At junction 1b, exit toward Dartford/A225 – 0.2 mi
2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit toward Dartford/A225 – 0.1 mi
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A296/Princes Rd heading to Dartford/Crayford/A225 Go through 1 roundabout – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

By Rail:
Dartford is the nearest station to Princes Park.
To Dartford: Exit station straight ahead towards the Orchard Theatre/Shopping Centre.
Do NOT cross the bridge but take the steps/ramp down to the Bus stops, then take the Fastrack B service towards Bluewater/Gravesend and alight at the Princes Park stop.
Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.
To Ebbsfleet International: Exit the station and take the Fastrack B service towards Bluewater/Dartford and alight at the Princes Park stop.
Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.

By Bus
The Fastrack B route provides a direct service to the ground, ask for the Princes Park stop. Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.

On Foot
It is a 10-15 minute walk from Dartford town centre largely alongside the Fastrack busway.