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Art Deco venues UK

Spring Promotion: £200 Venue Hire on Friday Nights Until End of May 2019

Thinking of holding an engagement party, birthday party, anniversary celebration or just a get together with your loved ones? Why not hold it in April or May? We’re offering £200 venue hire on Friday nights, with a minimum of 80 guests, until the end of May 2019 - current available dates include 26th April, 3rd May and 31st May.

Enjoy our fantastic gin and cocktail bar, make full use of our DJ (or book your own!), sit down to a 3-course meal or enjoy a buffet - it’s up to you! You can see our available dates here. Book to look around our ballroom and find out more by emailing info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk or phone 01702 711350 (10am-4pm weekdays).

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Jennie's 1920s Art Deco Wedding Shoot at The Arlington Ballroom (as seen in An Essex Wedding Magazine!)

When bridal hair stylist Jennie Galgey was working at The Lawn in Southend on a wedding shoot, she wasn’t expecting to fall in love with an Art Deco wedding dress. But when a model from Blush Brides walked out in a beaded Eliza Jane Howell dress and took her hoodie off, Jennie (who usually specialises in a more boho style) was enthralled. She embarked on putting together an entire photoshoot around the dress, and got in touch with local suppliers to help her.

The Arlington Ballroom has always been Southend’s go-to Art Deco venue, so Jennie got in touch with us about shooting here - and we were only too pleased to agree!

On the day of the shoot, the Arlington looked like a Great Gatsby film set, with a 1920s Pierce-Arrow Limousine loaned by Arrow Vintage Cars and opulent styling by Rock the Day Styling and Party Squared. The gorgeous stationery was supplied by Cartalia and Gray Starling Designs. Jewellery was by Dee Neicho, while Elisa Jane Howell supplied four beautiful dresses and House of Lovely Stuff supplied the suave pocket square. Make up was by Katie Poole and our stunning models were Nur, Tate and Andrew (please see photos for links to other suppliers!).

When we spoke to Jennie about the shoot months after it happened, she was still brimming with enthusiasm about how well it went. Everyone who worked on the shoot offered their time, products or services for free, and the shoot grew in size as people got in touch with people and everyone pitched in! Jennie was adamant that she wanted to show a different side to Essex, and it paid off - the shoot was featured on the Mrs P and P wedding blog, and on the cover of the November/December 2018 issue of An Essex Wedding Magazine!

Special thanks go to Matthew Harrison Photography for his beautiful photographs and Bow Ties and Bouquets for their cinematography. Want a sneak peek behind the scenes of the shoot? Watch the video here!

Art Deco Wedding Bride and Groom at The Arlington Ballroom
Couple in Vintage Wedding Car, Art Deco 1920s Photoshoot

Want to hold your very own Art Deco wedding at The Arlington? Get in touch today!

This beautiful wedding cake was by  Pinkface Cakes of South Woodham Ferrers

This beautiful wedding cake was by Pinkface Cakes of South Woodham Ferrers

This stunning floral arrangement is by our favourite florist,  Courts of Rayleigh .

This stunning floral arrangement is by our favourite florist, Courts of Rayleigh.

Our gorgeous groom was dressed by  Anthony Formal Wear of Billericay and Colchester .

Our gorgeous groom was dressed by Anthony Formal Wear of Billericay and Colchester.

Table Decorations 1920s Art Deco Wedding
1920s Art Deco Wedding Inspiration at The ArlingtonBallroom
Art Deco Wedding Table Holders at The Arlington Ballroom
Brooch bouquets were very popular in the 1920s! This was made by London’s  Blue Dove Weddings and Events .

Brooch bouquets were very popular in the 1920s! This was made by London’s Blue Dove Weddings and Events.

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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!

The Arlington Ballroom exterior, Southend-on-Sea

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

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?

Jodie and Nicole Winter Wedding Reception at The Arlington Ballroom Essex

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.