Parties at The Arlington Ballroom in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Whether you're planning to dance the night away or host a refined naming day or Christening, we can help craft your perfect party. Our opulent ballroom is perfect for intimate, elegant celebrations with your loved ones and our excellent staff will be on hand throughout your event. We can recommend brilliant local suppliers for decorations and details including photo booths, sweet carts, balloons and birthday cakes. You can also use our coloured lights, projector and red carpet to make your party one to remember! We also have 2 bars, including a dedicated cocktail bar, and can help arrange children’s tepees, so the whole family can be a part of your special day!
We offer a variety of menus, from delectable finger buffets, elegant 3-course meals and even 5-course banquets. Our menus are tailored to meet your bespoke requirements and we cater for all dietary needs and desires; our chef can tailor your menu to include free-from and vegan. Get in touch and we'll see what we can do!
If you need some help planning your party, our experienced Events Team is on hand to offer any assistance and answer any questions.
Engagement Parties & Wedding Anniversaries
Celebrate your love with a party! We can theme our ballroom with our coloured lights and have a projector to share your favourite photos. We can also help arrange a DJ or live band, food and more.
Christenings & Baby Showers
Celebrate your new arrival with an elegant afternoon with your closest friends and family. How about a sparkling afternoon tea with a sweet cart, or an elegant sit down meal?
Charity Balls & Galas
If you're planning an event in someone's memory or want to fundraise for a special cause, get in touch today. We can host dances, parties or sit-down meals and can arrange a DJ or live band, red carpet and more.
Birthday Parties & Celebrations
If it ends in a 0, it's a big birthday! We can provide a DJ, coloured lights, a dance floor... whatever you need to ring in a new decade in style! We can also help arrange a photo booth and sweet cart and recommend some excellent local birthday cake suppliers.
Themed & Costume Parties
We love a theme - especially if it's Roaring Twenties or The Great Gatsby! If you'd like to throw a themed celebration for a birthday, anniversary or engagement, we'd love to host you. Get in touch today with your event idea and we'll see how we can help.
We can literally roll out the red carpet for your awards night! Whether you're an Essex-based business, organisation or group, we would love to host your annual awards party. We can arrange our projector, a DJ and delectable sit-down meals for your guests.
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.
Want a Live Band at Your Party?
We recommend the brilliant Sound With Us - they know how to make a party a party!
Black Tie Memorial Ball
Have a look at a fabulous event in March 2019 - a black tie fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support and Havens Hospice.