Mid-Week Wedding, Decor & Entertainment Offer for 2020 | Art Deco Venue Essex

After the fantastic response to our offer on our open day, we’ve made our 2020 wedding offer available to all! This offer includes:

Art Deco Wedding Reception Venue Essex
  • Exclusive venue hire

  • Prosecco welcome drink, 3-course meal, tea/coffee, half a bottle of house wine per person, toasting prosecco, evening buffet

  • Entertainment (DJ/Singer)

  • Chair covers and sashes, table centre pieces, starlight curtain or flower wall, photo booth, light up dance floor, LOVE letters, red carpet…

Just £4,500! 

Please note this offer is Sunday to Thursday and excludes bank holidays. Additional evening guests charged at £12.95 per person. A £500 deposit will be required to secure your booking. This offer applies to weddings in 2020 only. Get in touch today to look around our ballroom and chat to our events team!

Art Deco Ballroom Light Up Dance Floor and Flower Curtain

Autumn Events at The Arlington Ballroom, Southend-on-Sea: Burlesque, Club Classics & Dance

We have plenty of upcoming events to keep you busy as the nights draw in! From burlesque and vaudeville to Back to the ‘80s with Martin Day and curry night fundraisers, there’s something for everyone this autumn at The Arlington Ballroom!

Wedding Open Day, 13th October

Getting married in 2020 or 2021? Come along on Sunday 13th October to see our ballroom professionally styled for a wedding ceremony. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet our events team and chat, and we might even have a few offers for you… admission is free!

Club Classics with Martin Day, 18th October

Martin is back on Friday 18th October with our crowd pleasing Club Classics nights! Tickets are £7 each or 4 for £20. Book by calling 01702 711 350 or use the PayPal link and form on the event page.

Curry Night Fundraiser for David Briffaut, 25th October

David Briffault Curry Night

We’ve teamed up with Leigh on Sea Cricket Club to host a fundraiser in aid of local resident David Briffaut, who suffered a spinal chord injury on holiday this summer. Tickets are £25 each with 20% of the ticket price going to the fundraiser. There will be a DJ and raffle on the evening too! Call 01702 711 350, 10am-4pm, to book.

The Jive Shack, 27th October

Join Jackson Sloan on Sunday 27th October, 3pm to 7pm, for an afternoon of swing and jive! If you’ve been inspired to learn to dance from Strictly Come Dancing, there will be free lessons too! Admission is £5 on the door. We’d appreciate if you could give us a call or fill out the form on our events page beforehand so we know how many dancers we can expect!

Fright Night Fundraiser for Havens Hospice, 1st November

Come along for a fabulously frightening Fright Night on 1st November, raising money for Havens Hospices! Tickets are £25 per person and there will be a buffet, DJ and live music.

Back to the ‘80s with Martin Day, 8th November

Our fantastic Back to the ‘80s night with Martin Day is back on 8th November! Come along in your best ‘80s clothes and enjoy some spectacular retro cocktails! Tickets are £7 each or 4 for £20. Book by calling 01702 711 350 or use the PayPal link and form on the event page.

Club Classics with Martin Day, 15th November

Can’t make 18th October? Why not come to Club Classics on 15th November? As before, tickets are £7 each or 4 for £20. Book by calling 01702 711 350 or use the PayPal link and form on the event page.

Burlesque & Vaudeville with the Hundred Watt Club 22nd November

Come along for a deliciously naughty evening of burlesque and vaudeville, hosted by Lena Mae Lenman and the Hundred Watt Club. Over 18s only. Book by calling 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays).

Burlesque and Vaudeville 22nd November Southend-on-Sea

Rosie and Daniel's Wedding, 24th August 2019

We loved hosting Rosie and Daniel’s wedding this Saturday just gone - 24th August. The evening went really well, and the ballroom was gorgeous - with a spectacular top table!

Rosie and Daniel took full advantage of our coloured lighting, choosing a gorgeous purple theme. The gorgeous drapes and chair covers are courtesy of Lacey’s Wedding and Event Services.

Are you an Essex-based couple and interested in holding your wedding at The Arlington Ballroom? Browse our weddings options and get in touch with our events team here.

Our congratulations to Rosie and Daniel once again!

Only 2 Weekend Dates Left in 2019 with Half Price Venue Hire on 6th September! Book Now to Avoid Disappointment

Hi everyone,

We now only have 2 available weekend dates left in 2019 (6th September and 25th October), both Fridays. November is completely booked up, and we run our Christmas party nights throughout December.

What’s more, we’re offering half price venue hire for 6th September! Get in touch asap on 01702 711 350 or info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk if you’re interested! Minimum of 80 people.

To book for 2020, please get in touch on 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays) or email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk.

Half Price Venue Hire September 2019 Southend-on-Sea

Tips for a Relaxed Hen Party... for Any Budget

In this day and age, hen parties can go on for days! Some brides hold one hen party at home and another abroad. Some make ridiculously expensive requests of their guests, who find that they’re spending thousands of pounds a year on a few hen nights.

This writer, for example, spent around £2,000 on her friend’s hen party activities: which included a villa in Ibiza, salsa lessons and themed pool parties… ouch.

But hen parties shouldn’t feel like a competitive rush! We’ve put together some tips for having a relaxed, fun hen party that won’t break the bank.

Decide who you really want at your hen party

Don’t feel you have to invite every lady you’ve ever met. Just like your wedding day, you hen night should be a fun occasion with your loved ones - so don’t feel guilty if your guest list only consists of your mum, your sister, your best friend from school and your sister-in-law! Conversely, if you have a big group of good friends, consider what you could all do as a group. Perhaps a night out in a bar or a dinner, as opposed to a spa day or weekend trip?

Don’t expect your guests to have the same expectations as you

Cupcakes at a hen party

Remember that different guests are on different salaries, with different family lives. Some might have a lot of disposable income and expect to be swept off their feet by a fancy night out or weekend away. Others might consider a night in a bar with some funny props a big night out.

So with that in mind…

Decide on your budget early

It might be best to speak to your guests in person before deciding what you’re going to do or where. What seems cheap for you might not be for your friends! Estimate what the event or trip will cost and run it past your guests. Don’t forget to factor in drinks, food, etc!

If you’re really keen to do something a bit quirky, why not do a cupcake baking workshop or arts and crafts workshop?

Keep it local

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It might sound like fun to jet off on a city break, but do you really want to put yourself and your guests under that sort of stress and financial pressure? Why not spend an evening at your favourite restaurant after a day in a local spa, then head out to a party night? We get a lot of hen dos at our Club Classics nights, for example - some dress up in 1920s outfits, which we love! By keeping your hen party local, you’re ensuring everyone can get home easily and cheaply, without forking out for a hotel or flight tickets.

Spring 2020 Wedding Promotion at The Arlington Ballroom, Essex

Hi everyone,

We’ve got a fabulous promotion for couples in Southend-on-Sea or the wider Essex area who are planning a wedding in spring 2020!

If you book by 30th November for any date in April or May 2020, you’ll enjoy a complimentary red carpet, complimentary chair covers and complimentary DJ!

You can view our wedding options here. To get in touch about visiting the Arlington Ballroom and talking to our events team, please call 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays) or email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk.

Spring Wedding Promotion 2020 The Arlington Ballroom Art Deco wedding venue Essex

Back to the '80s Night with Martin Day on 4th October - Dancing, Cocktails and '80s Music!

Hi everyone,

If you like ‘80s music and Martin Day, you’re going to love our upcoming Back to the ‘80s Night with Martin Day on 4th October! Dance the evening away to the hits of the 1980s, and enjoy a breather at our two bars.

Tickets are £7 each or 4 for £20 and can be booked by calling 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays). We look forward to seeing you!

Update: 4th October is now sold out, but due to popular demand we have added another Back to the ‘80s Night on 8th November!


Christmas Party Nights 2019 at The Arlington Ballroom, Southend-on-Sea

Hi everyone,

We’re pleased to announce our menu and availability for Christmas party nights at The Arlington Ballroom! This year’s party nights run from 29th November to 22nd December; you’ll enjoy a sumptuous 3-course meal and dance to our fantastic DJ's music until 1am (midnight on Sundays). What’s more, if you book a table of 10 or more people and enjoy one complimentary bottle of red wine and one complimentary bottle of white wine per table!

Get in touch with our Events Team to discuss booking on 01702 711 350 info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk. Some dates are available for exclusive parties of 80 or more people - get in touch for more info! A couple of weekend dates have already been booked so get in touch ASAP.

Prices & Availability

  • Mid-week Bookings (Mon-Thurs): £34.95 per person

  • Weekend Bookings: £39.95 per person

  • View weekend availability here; please get in touch for midweek availability.

Christmas Party Night at The Arlington Ballroom Southend-on-Sea