A brief history
The Orchards Events Venue (previously known as East Malling Conference Centre) was opened in 2002 by Professor Sir Colin Spedding CBE. The venue is located within the grounds of East Malling Research known worldwide for its fruit research and owned by East Malling Trust for Horticultural Research.
Originally the conference centre offered the scientific community well-planned conference facilities, however East Malling Trust soon realised that the conference centre’s potential went well beyond the scientific community. It began promoting it to a wider Kent audience as an ideal location for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, training and team building events.