Celebrations, Proms, Charity Events and Private Dinners for Southend-on-Sea and Essex
We love a get together! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, raising funds for charity, hosting a private dinner or looking for a venue for your school prom, the Arlington Ballroom is ideal for intimate, opulent events. Snug in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, our experienced Events Team will be on hand throughout, from the planning stage all the way through to the event itself.
We'll make your day one to remember with our customisable lighting and varied menu options including 3-course meals, 5-course meals and buffets. We can also help organise extras including a photo booth, a DJ, a live singer or band, sweet carts, a dance floor, a dedicated bar and much more. Just ask!
School Proms & Dinner and Dances
Celebrate the end of the school year with an elegant prom - we can arrange a buffet, a sit-down meal, a DJ and more. Planning a dinner and dance? We can recommend live music and work with you to create an opulent menu.
Celebration Lunches & Dinners
Whether it's a christening, a refined anniversary celebration or a birthday lunch, we can cater for you. From a hot and cold finger buffet to a 3 or 5-course sit-down meal, we can tailor a menu to your needs, including vegan and free-from. We're happy to put together a themed menus such as Italian or Tex Mex, or afternoon teas with a selection of sumptuous sandwiches and pastries.
Charity Auctions and Galas
Charity Everyone loves the excuse to get dressed up for a good cause! We regularly host charity nights and galas such as Alfie’s Ball in 2018, which raised £5,000 for Southend Hospital.
Private Dinners, Networking Lunches & General Private Hire
Adapting the layout to suit your requirements and numbers, from small to large events. We regularly host corporate annual dinners, U3A events and networking dinners, as well as day time events such as antique valuation days, workshops and corporate seminars and presentations.
Arlington Ballroom Venue Hire Costs & Info
Capacity & Minimum Spends
Our minimum capacity is 80 people; our maximum capacity is 250 people. Please note there are also minimum spends for different days. We offer a variety of wedding packages and can cater for every couple - just get in touch to discuss what you’d like!
Friday night venue hire is £450. Saturday night venue hire is £600.
Sunday venue hire is £400. Midweek venue hire is £350.