Please note: All venues listed below are licensed wedding venues in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding area. This list is in no particular order.

1) Cliffs Pavilion

Cliffs Pavilion Wedding

The Cliffs Pavilion can offer both the reception and the ceremony, and have their own dedicated wedding planners. With a comprehensive range of different wedding packages, they can provide for many types of weddings. From intimate gatherings in the Maritime Room and a barbecue on the terrace, with views of the Estuary and surrounding Cliff Gardens, to 600+ guests in the main auditorium for a lavish 3-course banquet.


2) Park Inn Palace

Park Inn Palace Wedding

Built in 1889, the Park Inn Palace just might be the ideal venue for a fairytale wedding in Southend. The Park Inn’s experienced staff can assist with the planning for intimate 20-guest weddings, or grand receptions for 200. With seaside vistas and an experienced team on hand, you get to relax and enjoy your special day stress-free.


3) Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Wedding

The Roslin Beach Hotel has two luxurious rooms to choose from: The Bay, and The Ballroom. Both have stunning views overlooking the Thames Estuary, and can be tailored to your own themes and requirements. Their specialist wedding planner can work closely with you, advising you on every detail from lighting to dining. With various packages and menus on offer, the Roslin can cater for big or small wedding ceremonies  with a finger buffet reception or a 7-course dining experience.


4) Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Wedding

The Holiday Inn is a contemporary wedding venue in Southend that offer a number of wedding packages from ground floor suites to the rooftop restaurant. Located at London Southend Airport, the Holiday Inn is a modern venue that’s popular for contemporary wedding photography with its sweeping glass and stainless steel staircase.


5) Sands By The Sea Restaurant

Sands By The Sea Wedding

Sands restaurant is in an ideal location for a seaside wedding, situated next door to Adventure Island with views overlooking the Estuary. They can host your entire wedding ceremony or just the reception, and have a range of food options – including a barbecue on their Sea Garden Terrace.


6) Westcliff Hotel

Westcliff Hotel Wedding

The Westcliff Hotel is a Victorian hotel built in 1891, surrounded by the beautiful Cliff Gardens with sea views. The elegantly decorated suites are ideal for classic weddings and they even offer vintage afternoon tea.


7) The Arlington Ballroom

Arlington Ballroom Wedding

The Arlington Ballroom in Leigh-on-Sea offers a number of different wedding packages based on your budget, with a dedicated team to help you organise your special day. The art deco wedding venue makes for a glamorously gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photography, and can cater for between 30 to 250 guests.


8) Sandbank Restaurant

Sandbank Wedding

The Sandbank Restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea is perfect for those small weddings, catering for 6 to 50 guests. They can create bespoke wedding packages, tailored to your requirements.


9) The Boatyard

Boatyard Wedding

The old-world cobbled streets of Old Leigh and outdoor decking overlooking the Thames Estuary makes The Boatyard a memorable waterfront location for your big day. The Boatyard’s dedicated wedding planners are on hand to discuss with you all the finer details of your dream wedding, including menu and furnishings.


10) Garon Park Golf Complex

Garon Park Wedding

The Garon Park Golf Complex offers panoramic views over the golf course, with full use of the bar and large patio area, and guarantee exclusivity with your wedding being the only wedding on the day. Perfect for those slow-paced weddings. They also have packages to suit all budgets and offer a consultation with their wedding coordinator.


This article was published on behalf of Snap Beauty,
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