Masonic Weekends and Ladies Festivals
At the Langham we understand what is required to make your Masonic Weekend or Ladies Festival a success. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand the standards and traditions required yet still retain the personal approach.
The Langham Restaurant can accommodate up to 120 guests for Dinner on Friday evening and a Gala Dinner on Saturday.
Our package includes the following:-
Our package includes the following:-
• An overnight stay with dinner for the President and Festival Secretary for a trial meal and to check the hotel's facilities
• Flexible accommodation packages based on two or one night stay or an additional night if required, together with a charge per person for attending the event only
• Free car parking for all guests in our secure car parking facility
• The package price per person includes full English breakfast on two days, dinner on Friday followed by entertainment, five course Gala dinner with coffee on Saturday, accommodation in en suite rooms, flat screen televisions with freeview, tea and coffee making facilities and wifi; 24 hour bar facilities
• Entertainment on Friday with blackjack and roulette,
disco, race night or musical quiz night
• Unique access to the Langham Restaurant on the evening of the Festival featuring a five course menu and dancing to a live band
• Table plan and place cards
• Printed menu with toast list
• Table flowers to match your colour scheme
• Services of a toastmaster throughout the evening
• Photographer on site all evening with photographs available to purchase, framed or unframed, on the night
• Professional singer to sing the Ladies Song with keyboard accompaniment
• Ladies' present - we have sample gifts available which we can order for you or we will contribute £7.00 towards your own gift
• A raffle prize of an overnight stay for two with dinner and full English breakfast donated by the hotel to the charity of the evening
• Midnight breakfast of bacon and sausage baps, tea and coffee
• The services of an Event Manager to see you through the planning of the function and running the event on the day
• Reasonable wine prices and an advance wine ordering system for guests to use so that the wine is waiting for them on the table when they sit down to dinner
For rates please contact Neil Kirby on 01323 731451, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
"Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of staying at The Langham Hotel for our Masonic Ladies Weekend. From arriving to leaving both Tony and I had an amazing time. The parking was so easy from dropping off our luggage to the short walk from the car park. The car park very secure. The Hotel reception and bar area ideal for our group and just wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. The outside seating area perfect for a drink in the sunshine. The staff in all parts of the hotel were excellent from Reception, Bar, Waiting and Cleaning Staff. Everyone was so friendly and professional. On both nights we had superb meals and the Chefs did us proud. Breakfast was also lovely whatever you wanted was not a problem and once ordered was served to you swiftly. The Master of Ceremonies something we had never had before, just pefect and what a super gentleman, please pass on our thanks. The evening ran so smoothly. The evening entertainment was fantastic. On the Friday what a lovely couple/duo, plus fun music quiz which go everyone laughing, talking and a we even did a little bit of dancing. On the Saturday when they were joined by the rest of the band amazing, always having people up and dancing. To round the evening off, sausage and bacon butties in the bar. Just perfect."
Dawn & Tony Devitt, Horndean Lodge of Harmony, March 2014
"We face a difficult task in trying to find the words to express our gratitude to you and all your staff for the wonderful Ladies Festival you arranged for us over the weekend 28th - 30th March, it was quite simply magnificent.
What made our weekend different to others? This is the feedback we got:-
Individual breakfasts, perfectly cooked and hot
The attention to detail provided by all your staff
The cleanliness and efficiency of your cleaning staff with regard to our rooms
The provision of special needs rooms
Two evenings of superb live entertainment
All in all it was one of the best organised Ladies Festivals we have been to in a long time."
John & Gill Manning, Horndean Lodge of Harmony, March 2014
"Just a quick few lines to thank you and your team for the wonderful weekend you put on for us, have heard nothing but praise for the whole weekend. The outstanding way in which you and all the staff conducted themselves, the excellent food and the perfect hotel. Also it was stress free for Mandy and myself. Without a doubt we would return in the future, once again thank you all so much."
Mark Pearson, Lodge of St Barnabas, February 2014
"Sarah and myself would like to thank you and your staff for a brilliant weekend. We have not had a single complaint from anyone that attended and a lot of our guests have commented on how professional and polite all of the staff were.Thank you as well for talking us into using Tempo One on the Saturday night, they were terrific. We all had a fantastic time. I will definitely highly recommend the Langham Hotel to friends, colleagues and other Lodges in the future."
Malcolm Stephens, Lodge of Harmony & Progress, February 2014
"On behalf of the President and his Lady, I have been instructed to congratulate you and your staff for an excellent Ladies weekend. I'm sure this goes without doubt from all who attended."
Doug Elsley, Festival Secretary, Desaguliers Lodge, February 2014
"I just had to write to say how thrilled we were with our Lodge weekend, it was really lovely and everyone commented on it - from the beautiful clean rooms to the very obliging staff encountered around the hotel and of course the delicious food! All that and your attention to all the detail made it just the perfect weekend, thank you all."
Stephen & Jane Hull, St Paul's Lodge, November 2013
"Both my wife and I wish to express our sincere thanks to you all for making our weekend with you such a success, we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Your Chef and his/her staff presented us with delicious food throughout our stay and all your staff throughout your hotel were all so very helpful in so many ways."
Donald & Pauline Pendrill, St Augustine's Lodge, September 2013
"We just want to thank you for making our Ladies Festival such a success. Everyone we spoke to was really impressed with the Langham Hotel and the service that you and all the staff provided. Your attention to detail and foresight took a lot of pressure away from us and enabled us to enjoy the weekend as much as our guests. Please can you convey our sincere thanks to all the staff who were exceptional. We are already looking forward to our Ladies Festival in July next year but are sure we will be visiting you again long before then."
Mike & PJ Bowyer-Jones, Loyal Darenth Valley Lodge, June 2013
"Words cannot adequately describe the feeling of ecstasy we have every time we think of the success of our West Croydon Ladies Festival at the Langham Hotel. So many superlatives from our guests, "The best Ladies Festival ever", "The greatest service ever", "I've been attending these do's for 40 years but never one like this", "I could not improve on a single thing", "You just feel like part of the family", "That was the biggest and best steak I have ever eaten", "I've just got to have my Ladies Night here". You have created a little magic world within the confines of the Langham Hotel and I know and you know it is still improving. Thanks once again and every success to Team Langham in the future."
Tony & Allanna Neville, West Croydon Lodge, May 2013
"Could I just thank you and all your staff for a superb Ladies weekend on behalf of the Stondon Massey Lodge. The feedback I have received from the guests is all good, with no negative comments at all, everyone saying what a great time they had, and what a fantastic evening the hotel had arranged for us. So finally can I once again on behalf of Noreen and I thank yourselves and all your staff for a very special weekend which we will treasure for years to come."
Noreen & Graham Davies, Stondon Massey Lodge, April 2013
"I would like to thank you for the efforts of you and your staff for our ladies night in the West Dean Suite on 13th April. I have had many positive comments about the food and the venue and all semed to enjoy themselves immensely."
Alec Wood, Hamelesham Lodge, April 2013
"Once again many thanks for a wonderful weekend. The food, the staff and even the weather was just perfect."
Peter Pordage, Adams Lodge, April 2013
"We would like to say a big thank you to you all for all your hard work during our amazing weekend with you. We can't thank you all enough as we had a wonderful time and from feedback so did every one of our guests. From the time we arrived on Friday till the time we left on Sunday we felt very special. So once again thank you very much."
Paul & Tracy Bonner, Eltham Lodge, March 2013
"Very many thanks for your hospitality and help you gave us in the organisation of last weekend to ensure that we had a Ladies Festival to remember. Numerous compliments have been received expressing thanks for the way your staff looked after everyone and nothing was too much for them."
Liz & Roger Lloyd, Athene Lodge, March 2013
"On behalf of all the guests of the Crowborough Beacon Lodge Ladies Weekend held on 8th & 9th March 2013, I would like to thank you and all your staff for the excellent service we received from the Reception to the Restaurant Staff. Your Staff have been most helpful and cheerful throughout our stay. As Festival Secretary, I would like to thank you for all your help and guidance in making this a Special Weeknd for the Master and his Lady."
Tony and Barbara Timms, Crowborough Beacon Lodge, March 2013
"Thank you both for arranging a very enjoyable and successful weekend for our lodge and their guests. We have never had such a professional approach to the event in the sixteen years that we have been organizing them.
And finally the Food, First class. The staff, Polite friendly and professional. The entertainment, Great Band Disco and Roulette team all managed and conducted by an A1 Toast Master.
We look forward to visiting you again."
Clare and Bill Beecheno, Lodge of Kindness, March 2013
"Thank you for a very enjoyable and successful ladies evening last night. Everyone was very happy with their meals, many people have said including myself that it's the best food they've had at a ladies festival and everyone was well looked after."
Jason Hopkins, Tyrian Lodge, February 2013
"We just wanted to say a big thank you once again for a fantastic weekend. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed both evenings and many have said it was the best food they have ever had at any ladies night. Your staff have also been given a great deal of praise too."
Steve & Lisa Foster, Harmony and Unity Lodge, January 2013
"My wife and I along with the members of Harmony and Unity Lodge have just had the great pleasure in spending a few days as your guests. We were met on arriving by your Ms Chillingworth at the front desk along with some other members of your staff, nothing was too much trouble and we settled in very well. The room was well presented, clean and everything worked extremely well and we had no complaints with it at all. The serving staff again were well presented, polite and nothing was too much trouble, they did you proud and they all should be very proud of the job that they did so well. If I find myself in or near Eastbourne I would have no problem in booking in at your hotel where by experience I know that I will be very well looked after and well fed."
Dr D Shingleton-Thorne, Harmony & Unity Lodge, January 2013
"We would like to thank you so much for your kindness and hard work in making our weekend so very special and memorable. We look forward to seeing you in 2013."
Carol & Mick Watts, Kings Colonials Lodge, November 2012
"On behalf of the White Ensign Lodge, we would like to thank you for a very enjoyable Ladies Festival weekend. The food and hospitality were first class. Please also pass on our thanks to all your members of staff who could not do enough to make everyone feel welcome. We would thoroughly recommend The Langham Hotel to any lodge wishing to put on a Ladies Festival or other event."
Derek & Zoe Chapman, White Ensign Lodge, October 2012
"On behalf of Beddington Lodge, I would like to thank you and all your staff for making our Ladies Festival over the weekend of 26th to 28th October 2012 something special. We had a wonderful time at the Langham Hotel and look forward to returning again in 2014. The feedback that I have received from those that attended has been first class. The food was excellent, along with the entertainment that you provided. You should be proud of all your staff that you have wrking for you, as everyone commented on how polite, courteous and friendly they all were. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they are a credit to you as the proprietors and to the hotel in particular. I will certainly be recommending your hospitality to other lodges in the future in the hope that they will use your services also."
Alan Walker, Festival Secretary, Beddington Lodge, October 2012
"We would like to thank you and your staff for all your help in making our Ladies Weekend so successful. Many of our guests have once again said how much they enjoyed it and how welcoming and helpful the hotel staff are. We are all looking forward to coming back next year."
Erica Himpfen-Jones, New Camberwell Lodge, October 2012
"If you want to book this type of event, look no further than the Langham Hotel. Each and every one of Team Langham headed by Neil and Wendy Kirby will make your weekend one to remember. My wife Jill and I stayed in February 2012 and more recently on the weekend of 28 September 2012 to 30th September 2012 to support our dear friends John and Pat Meese at their Cradiden Lodge Ladies Festival where about 80 guests attended. The Hotel Inspector need have no fear at all as par excellence is at the forefront of their ethos and quite rightly so. I doubt any other hotel in Eastbourne could match the warm friendly approach, high standards of customer care and attention to detail. We will definitely visit again."
David Stedman, October 2012
"We cannot thank you enough for providing us with a truly memorable Ladies Festival Weekend. Everything ran so smoothly which meant that we could concentrate on enjoying ourselves. The food was excellent, the service superb and we feel that this is because of your hands-on approach. We have had many compliments about the Langham - how comfortable it is, the lovely rooms, the helpful and professional staff and the delicious food. Many of our guests have expressed an intention to stay with you in the future. We will certainly be visiting you again in the not too distant future."
Pat & John Meese, Cradiden Lodge, September 2012
"I would just like to thank you both once again on behalf of Macartney Lodge for all the help and assistance you gave us for our Gala weekend. Everyone had a most enjoyable weekend and this was down to your staff and your hospitality."
Janet Maxwell, Macartney Lodge Gala Weekend July 2012
"Just to thank you and your amazing staff for a wonderful Ladies Weekend. Your kindness and generosity to us is very much appreciated and rest assured we will be hoping to return next year and recommending a 'Langham' weekend to other Lodges.
Brenda & Dave Mouland, Wayfarers Lodge, May 2012
"Joyce and I thank you for your professionalism and expertise for the way our Ladies Weekend was organised, everything that was discussed and agreed happened. Everybody commented on the quality of the service that they received. Also the guests were delighted with the food served, not only at the banquet but throughout the weekend. We have no hesitation in recommending the Langham to others whether it be for a Ladies Weekend or holiday."
Alan & Joyce Whiddett, Coulsdon Lodge, May 2012
"I feel I must thank you once again for a superb weekend at the Langham. We were all made to feel most welcome and your staff were polite and attentive at all times. Several members of our Lodge have already made similar comments to me about how nothing was too much trouble. Having been to a number of Masonic weekends I cannot remember everything having gone so smoothly."
Paul Morris, Master, Hampden Lodge, April 2012
" This weekend has been one of our best in recent years. This has been achieved by the professionalism of you both and the staff that you employ. Nothing has been too much trouble and you have given us a flexibility that has enabled us to enjoy a brilliant working relationship. The Toastmaster and the live band Cattch were both excellent and the Gala Evening went extemely well. Everybody whom I have spoken with has passed on similar comments."
Phil Ward, Festival Secretary, Hampden Lodge, April 2012
"On behalf of all from Adams Lodge No 158 Sheerness, can we thank you for a smashing Ladies Festival weekend. The food was great, the weather could not have been better and your team at The Langham made to whole weekend a terrific success, needless to say we booked for 2013 before we checked out."
Peter Pordage, Festival Secretary, Adams Lodge, April 2012
"If like myself you are now looking for a venue in Eastbourne for your Ladies Festival then look no further. I searched the net and unbeknown to me at that time, I found myself a little gem. Over the years our lodge has held many functions at various locations and hotels but never have we experienced the service, attention to detail, excellent food and professionalism plus amazing value for money than that which we received at the Langham. The feedback from family, friends and guests has been first class. We have already booked for 2013.
Don't take my word for it, give them a visit and from the moment you step inside and meet the propiretor Neil Kirby you will understand exactly what I mean."
Bill Flint, Danson Park Lodge 5700 Ladies Festival March 2012
"Thank you for a really lovely visit! We have been to many Ladies Night hotels and have rarely enjoyed one as much. Everything was faultless. Lovely hotel, room, food and excellent staff. Thank you."
Mr & Mrs P Gould, Boswells Lodge, March 2012
"... As you know we raised over £5,300.00 for Sussex Mark Master Masons charities. This achievement would not have been realised if we didn't have the help of the staff at the Langham Hotel and more specifically your help and guidance in running the event. The meal was first class, the waiters and waitresses went about their business unobtrusively. I must also thank you for the two splendid auction prizes that you donated on behalf of the hotel."
Bob Mulvey,Mark Master Masons of Sussex Charity Auction Sunday Lunch, October 2011
"My husband and I would like to thank you and all staff for the wonderful weekend we had staying with you. Please thank the chefs for the wonderful food served throughout the weekend - it was truly superb."
Mr & Mrs M Larden, Arun Lodge, May 2011
"On behalf of myself, the Worshipful Master and Brethren of Southbourne Lodge, I would like to thank you and your staff for providing us with such a marvellous and memorable Ladies Night Festival yesterday evening. The food, service, singing and ambience were all excellent, and without exception everyone has said how very much they enjoyed the event and appreciated everything you had done to make the event so successful. We look forward to having similar events with you in the future."
Peter Fenwick, OBE, Southbourne Lodge, May 2011
"The caring attention we received from start to finish also involving our festival secretaries was something that we had never experienced before in our dealings with the hotel industry. Jill and I would like to thank you most sincerely for everything you did for us to make our special weekend such a pleasurable experience."
David & Jill Stedman, Richard Collyer Lodge, February 2011