Wakes and Life Celebrations for Southend-on-Sea & Essex

Wake at The Arlington Ballroom Southend

At The Arlington Ballroom we understand that planning a wake or life celebration for a loved one can be difficult. Our staff ensure your gathering is handled with care and discretion and are on hand throughout the booking process. Your loved one’s intimate wake or life celebration can include:

  • A large screen displaying photographs of your choice

  • Personal music of your choice (either supply us with a playlist or tell us the music you would like and we will compile a playlist)

  • Personalised lighting with the colour theme of your choice

What's more, our ballroom is tastefully decorated in black and white. We cater for all dietary requirements and offer bespoke menus with fresh food prepared on the premises.

Parking is available with easy access for the elderly and disabled, and our bar is licensed. 

If you're interested in holding a wake or life celebration in our ballroom, either use the enquiry form or email info@thearlingtonballoom.co.uk or call 01702 711350. You can read reviews of previous events at The Arlington Ballroom here.

We recently held my mother’s wake at The Arlington and they did a fabulous job for us. Sympathetic staff, great food and a reasonable price. Thanks so much to Will, Yvette and the team.
— Barry Jones
Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help with organising my Dad’s wake. We were very pleased with how everything went on the day and it was a lovely touch being able to display photos on the big screen.
We both want to thank you for your kind support that you gave us during the most difficult time of our lives
You all did a perfect wake, I am truly grateful.