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Art Deco event venue Essex

Opening Day at The Arlington Ballroom: 13th October 2019

Come along to the Arlington Ballroom to meet our staff, have a look around the ballroom while it’s professionally set up for a wedding ceremony and sample our cocktail bar.

Entry is free, and we’re open from 12:30pm-4:30pm. You can register your interest here. We look forward to seeing you!

Looking for more local wedding fairs? Why not try browsing Guides for Brides? They have a list of upcoming wedding events!

Open Day at The Arlington Ballroom Southend-on-Sea

Half Price Venue Hire at The Arlington Ballroom, Essex, 22nd March 2019

Have you been thinking of throwing an engagement party, birthday party or celebration? We’re offering half price venue hire on Friday 22nd March 2019 for a minimum of 80 people. We have a stunning cocktail bar, can offer a buffet or 3-course meal and can help arrange a DJ or live band.

Please call us asap on 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays).

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Getting To and From The Arlington Ballroom

The Arlington Ballroom is at 905 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea - we’re just past the Chalkwell Park traffic lights! We want our guests to have the best possible experience when visiting our ballroom, so we always advise that you take a taxi to and from The Arlington.

Why - well, there is parking on the streets nearby, but we don’t like to take advantage of our lovely neighbours. We also want to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable evening and get home in one piece: so absolutely no driving if you’re planning to have a drink!

So how should you get here? Well, we recommend AC Radio Cab Taxis. Give them a call on 01702 33 44 55 and they’ll get you to and from The Arlington in comfort.

We’re also on the bus route, located between Darlinghurst Grove bus stop (which serves no. 1, no. 3, no. 27 and no.28 buses) and Chalkwell Schools bus stop (which serves no. 1, no. 27, no. 27A and no. 28 buses).

Our nearest train station is Chalkwell Station, on the C2C Fenchurch St. line.

So there you have it: getting to and from The Arlington Ballroom is easy and comfortable - so don’t drink and drive this Christmas.

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Why Book Your Prom Before Christmas?

We know, we know. Prom season is high summer, when the evenings are long and you don’t need four jumpers to leave the house. So why are we talking about proms in October? Well, venues book up really fast. There’s only a few weeks in June and July when schools and colleges want their prom, so competition is high!

At The Arlington, we know from experience that you’re best off booking your prom before the Christmas holiday, because revision and exams take up so much of January and the spring time. It’s also a good idea to collect deposits as early as possible for events with so many people, because collecting money and keeping track of who’s booked what can quickly become a bit of a headache!

If you’re doing your GCSEs or A Levels in a school or college in Southend, Leigh or Westcliff and want your prom in a classy, sophisticated venue, learn more about our proms on our Events page and get in touch with us today by calling 01702 711 350 or emailing info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk.

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Engagement Parties at The Arlington Ballroom in Southend-on-Sea

You're engaged. Congratulations! Now what? How about a PARTY? There's no better way to celebrate your love!

At The Arlington we can help arrange a DJ or live band, dance floor, sweet cart and photobooth. We have two bars, one of which is a dedicated cocktail bar!

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If you'd like a buffet or even a sit-down meal, that can be easily arranged. Our fabulous chef can create dishes to suit your dietary needs and favourite cuisines - just ask our Events Team. We can help decorate the ballroom as you'd wish, wish coloured lights and a projector. If you'd like drapes, specially-decorated chairs or extra decoration such as a balloon arch, we can put you in touch with our recommended suppliers. You can learn more about our party options here.

Come for a free consultation before you book - just email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk or call 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm weekdays) and our Events Team will show you around our stylish Art Deco ballroom.

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Engagement Party at The Arlington Ballroom

Corporate Awards Evenings & Charity Galas at The Arlington Ballroom, Essex

Are you an Essex or London-based entrepreneur looking to host a corporate awards evening or charity gala? Look no further. Here at The Arlington Ballroom in Leigh-on-Sea, we have capacity for 30-250 people depending on your event. Our excellent chef can whip up a delectable 3 or 5-course meal, with free-from and vegan options available.

Theme your event with our coloured down lighting and projector, and give your evening extra sparkle with a sweet cart, DJ or live band - or experienced Events Team can help you arrange everything! We can even roll out a red carpet… read about one of our most popular charity galas, Alfie’s Ball in July 2018, on our blog.

Book a free consultation by calling 01702 711 350 (10am-4pm Monday-Thursday) or email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Why Hold Your Wedding at The Arlington Ballroom in Essex?

When it comes to wedding venues in the South East of England, there is a lot of choice. From country homes and hotels to barns and actual castles, it can be difficult to know where to choose. So why should you choose The Arlington Ballroom?

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We’re in the Heart of Essex

Snug in Leigh-on-Sea (part of the borough of Southend-on-Sea) in Essex, The Arlington Ballroom is tucked along London Road. We can recommend several brilliant local hotels for you and your guests, and there's so much to do in Southend, from visiting the ancient Hadleigh Castle to taking a stroll along the promenade and down Southend Pier.

Excellent Transport Links to Essex and London

Our nearest train station is Chalkwell, on the C2C Fenchurch Street Line. It's easy for guests to arrive from London and Essex (Leigh is around 40 minutes from London!).

Elegant Art Deco Venue Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

Pink and Blue Wedding Ceremony at The Arlington Ballroom Essex

Our opulent ballroom was renovated in 2012 to include high ceilings, black granite mirrored pillars and a mezzanine level with a Grand Piano. We were even part of an Art Deco wedding photoshoot that was featured in An Essex Wedding Magazine! We are fully licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can hold both your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception with us if you'd like! 

Bespoke Themes and Menus Available

We can offer customisable coloured downlighting, a projector and various add-ons including a dance floor, sweet carts a dedicated Champagne bar and a DJ. Our menu can be entirely catered to your needs and desires; our excellent chef can whip up free-from, vegan, national cuisine... just name it. We can offer 3-course meals, 5-course meals, buffets and more. One of our weddings this year includes a barbecue!

What are you waiting for? Call 01702 711 350 or email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk to book a free consultation with our excellent Events Team, and see our Weddings page for more information and packages.