weddings in Essex

Wedding Vow Renewals at The Arlington Ballroom in Southend-on-Sea

You’ve had the wedding, you’ve had a few anniversaries (quite a few!) and now you and your other half want to celebrate your love by renewing your vows. Why not hold your renewal at The Arlington Ballroom?

We can host 80-250 guests and our beautiful function suite has high ceilings, black granite mirrored pillars and a mezzanine level with a Grand Piano - everything you need for a party! What’s more, we’ve got two fully licensed bars and can recommend live bands, wedding singers or DJs. If you want to go big, we can add features including photo booths, a dance floor, sweet carts, chocolate fountains… the list goes on!

Live band at The Arlington Ballroom Southend

In terms of food, our excellent chef can create a bespoke menu, from 3 and 5-course meals to buffets. We can organise national cuisine, free-from, vegan and barbecue!

If you’d like to book a consultation to look round the ballroom, give us a call on 01702 711 350 or email info@thearlingtonballroom.co.uk. You can read more about our general wedding service here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wedding Renewal at The Arlington Ballroom Southend
Vow Renewal Service at The Arlington Ballroom Southend

Wedding Fairs at The Arlington Ballroom, Southend-on-Sea, in September and October 2018

Are you planning your wedding for 2019 or 2020? Why not come along to one of The Arlington Ballroom's upcoming wedding fairs?

On 23rd September we have a gorgeous wedding fair with Destination Bride, which specialises in weddings and honeymoons abroad but will also be showcasing various suppliers. Entry is free, but we would love for you to register your interest on EventBrite! You can learn more about Destination Bride here. The fair runs 11am-3pm and all couples who book on the day will get £100 off their wedding, honeymoon or holiday booking!

On 14th October we have a delectable fair with magazine The Wedding Guide. Browse suppliers and wedding inspiration to your heart's content! Again, entry is free but we request you register our interest via the form on our listing. This fair is also 11am-3pm and every bride in attendance will receive a £100 voucher towards their honeymoon, holiday or flight bookings! Find out more about The Wedding Guide here.

Wedding Fair at The Arlington Ballroom Southend-on-Sea

Jessica and Joe's Wedding at The Arlington Ballroom

We love a wedding. Have we mentioned that? The lovely Jessica and Joe got married at The Arlington on Saturday 4th August and the entire evening was absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!


Wedding at The Arlington Ballroom Essex
Wedding Reception at The Arlington Ballroom Southend-on-Sea
Cutting the Cake at The Arlington Ballroom Wedding, Essex
Jessica and Joe's Wedding at The Arlington Ballroom Southend black and white

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.

Mehndi Celebration at The Arlington Ballroom

On 22nd July we hosted a gorgeous Mehndi Celebration. Decorated by Lacey's Event Services, our ballroom was a rainforest of colours! Thank you to everyone who helped make the day so special for the happy couple.

Mehndi Celebration Sofa at Arlington Ballroom Southend
Mehndi Celebration Decorations at The Arlington Ballroom in Essex

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Last Minute Wedding

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Last Minute Wedding

It’s no secret that planning a wedding is stressful and time-consuming. Some brides thrive during the time between engagement and marriage, while others dread the stress and planning. Summer dates book up very early in the year, and some venues even have year-long waiting lines to get that perfect summer date! Last minute cancellations can however lead to free dates… But that means less time to plan!

We have composed the ultimate guide to help you plan a last-minute wedding to show you that it can be done and can still be perfect!