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Reviews of The Arlington Ballroom

Don't just take our word about our excellent service - read what our clients have to say!

Brilliant venue, friendly staff who make sure everything runs smoothly. Three course meal served to over 100 people at our cricket club dinner dance all served warm and delicious. Yvette is fantastic and gave excellent advice regarding menu choices.
— Babsy Richer, 9th October 2019
I recently hired the Arlington Rooms for a charity event. It was the first time I’d ever hosted something like this and the team made the whole experience a pleasure. They were so organised and helpful. The night itself ran smooth and was a great success. I had a lot of comments on the venue itself and also how good the food was. I would highly recommend using this venue for any event
— Lisa Benee, 12th August 2019
We had our wedding reception there on Friday 13th September. We had an absolutely amazing time, it ran smoothly, staff were amazing on the night and during the organising stages highly recommend thanks so much...
— Charlotte Babbs, 19th September 2019
I went to a joint 21st and 60th in the beautiful building called The Arlington Ballroom! The food was good the staff were very professional and friendly, the cocktails were delicious and the air con was most welcome on a hot night. Would definitely consider using in the future!
— Sarah Burke, 9th July 2019
We came to a party at this venue and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Nice size for a party, with a decent size dance floor.
The staff were very polite and friendly and jolly.
Also food was excellent. 😊
— Bernadette Marbrow, 9th July 2019
Where do we start as soon as we walked into the Arlington ballroom it had the wow factor, we both looked at each other and knew this was where we would love to have our wedding reception. Yvette was so professional and very helpful all the way through planning our special day.The venue cleanliness was immaculate, the food was lovely and the staff were fantastic, which made the evening an amazing reception. From the waitresses at dinner all the way through to the owner were polite well mannered and could not do enough for you. Thank you all at the Arlington for a day & night that will stay in our hearts forever.
— Sara Robinson, 28th May 2019
Had such a brilliant night at the Club Classics night with Martin Day. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great night out where you can party like it’s 1999!! Can’t wait to go again.
— Victoria Johnson, 18th May 2019
Fantastic Ladies Night at The Arlington last night for the Shoeburyness Masonic Lodge.The tables looked great the food was perfect and the staff were friendly and gave excellent service.The band Legacy were superb and had everyone dancing and Will Verner was on hand to make sure that everything went smoothly.The lovely Yvette organised everything from the get go and was ever smiling and professional despite all of our last minute requests and changes.The new Gin Bar was a very popular choice for many of our guests.Definitely THE function room for any occasion.
— Ray Bryant 28th April 2019
Beautiful venue - you won’t find another one like it! I’m always amazed by the attentiveness of the staff and nothing is ever a problem. 5*.
— Marie Crone, 16th May 2019
Having attended a number of different events at the Arlington over the last 2 years I must say the Events have been superbly managed and very successful. The food has always been first class, certainly equal to any of the top restaurants in the area. No matter how busy the staff always have everything under control. There is no other venue that can compete.
— Colin Merenda, 20th March 2019
Went last night to Club Classics/Martin Day event. The music was epic! We danced all night and had a fabulous time! Thanks to Ben and Ollie behind the bar for putting up with our banter and making getting a drink fun! 😉
— Kelley Ann Kneller, 16th March 2019
Had my 50th birthday party there last night. Fantastic venue and the staff were without exception outstanding. Friendly, helpful and kept everything running so smoothly. Would highly recommend. Thank you all for making my party go without a hitch x. 5 stars all the way
— Lisa Andrews, 25th November 2018
We had our engagement party here, and yesterday we had a truly magical day from start to finish with our wedding. The venue looked incredible, my Facebook has gone wild today with wonderful comments of how stunning it was. Everything about our wedding was just amazing, from the venue, to the delicious food, to the staff who were attentive and professional, you were completely on point with every little detail.I can’t thank you enough for an incredible day and evening ❤️ 

lots of love Jodie & Nicole.
— Jodie Kent, December 2018
We had our wedding reception at The Arlington Rooms on Saturday 15th September. Had an absolutely brilliant night! The staff were great and the whole atmosphere was excellent! From the start of organising the event, Yvette was very helpful and always responded to emails straight away. The staff made the evening absolutely perfect and couldn’t have asked for anything more.
— Emily Jones, 15th September 2018
I go here for networking. Very attractive, classy looking venue and amazingly tasty food! Staff are also very friendly and helpful!
— Bobbie Leigh Parrott, 12th September 2018
Fantastic Gourmet Evening - The food was really tasty, well presented and service was excellent. The wine pairing was a great option and good value for money. A fun evening was had by all.
— Nicola, 26th July 2018
Attended the Gourmet Tasting Evening on Friday evening at the Arlington Ballroom & totally enjoyed the whole evening. The food was divine...entertainment outstanding...everyone was up dancing...very friendly staff.
— Michelle, 27th July 2018
The Arlington is a fabulous venue for weddings, we had the best day! Yvette and the team were very attentive from the start and made us feel very special, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The day went very smoothly with Paul quietly choreographing in the background. We had both the ceremony and wedding breakfast there, with photographs taken outside with our guests. The Arlington frontage gives a lovely back drop for photographs, after which we went to Chalkwell Park for more pictures. The room looked amazing with lovely lighting and white table linen. We had many positive comments about the food from our guests. It was wonderful. Top quality meat and fish and very generous portion sizes. I cannot recommend The Arlington highly enough – wonderful!
— Vicki George, 28th October 2018
We wanted to pass on our thanks to you and highlight what an excellent service we received from Paul, Yvette and the rest of the team for our wedding reception.

Yvette was very helpful and understanding whilst we were planning the event and gave us excellent advice along the way. She was welcoming and set out everything perfectly in the room on the day.

Paul was fantastic, attentive but not intrusive, without anything being too much trouble. He would put any maitre’d to shame.

The food was of a high standard, well presented and served excellently.

We were both very impressed with every aspect of the venue, but your staff were even better than that.
— Paul & Andrea, 2nd March 2018
Just to say THANK YOU to you and your team for organising a successful night for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday.

The whole team were great and provided us with a first class service throughout the evening. The food was excellent and the whole evening was a lovely experience. We will certainly recommend The Arlington whenever we get the opportunity.
— Jan Barren, 25th March 2017
I just want to thank you so much for all your hard work towards making Paul & Jays weddings such a wonderful day. Everyone was impressed, not only with the venue, but also the food, the staff, everything in fact!

Thank you for your part in making Paul & Jay’s wedding day such a memorable one.
— Glenda Winsalde, 27th May 2017
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you to you and the team at The Arlington for making our wedding day so absolutely fabulous! The venue was amazing, the room looked absolutely beautiful and the staff were incredible. Everything was just perfect and we really do have you and your team to thank for that as the service provided really was above and beyond what we expected, from start to finish.
— Kathryn & Chris, 26th August 2017
We would just like to say thank you and how very grateful we were for the time you spent with us planning the day. The advice on how to make sure the day flowed and that we had enough time to put in all our personal touches helped to focus our minds and gave us confidence our plans would be achieved.

The day itself was how we hoped, the food was delicious with many of our guests commenting on how they enjoyed their meal, it was served quickly and efficiently by the serving staff.

We are so pleased we chose The Arlington for our wedding and would recommend it to anyone wishing to hire a beautiful and stylish venue which is efficiently managed and staffed.

Thank you all once again for all your help, advice and professionalism and we hope to visit you again for future events.
— Lynne & Keith, 25th November 2017
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to you and all of the staff for hosting our wedding on Friday. We cannot praise you all enough for the attention to details and the coordination that took place to ensure the day ran smoothly. The waiting staff were so friendly and the management were just amazing! The resident DJ did a great job and the dance floor was never empty.
— Mr & Mrs Deans, 1st September 2017
I had my 40th here, lovely art deco building. The guests all commented on how amazing it looks since the refurb.The staff were all superb the planners and GM are bang on and the food was really good. I couldn’t have asked for a better night or venue for my party. Not sure it would have been as good if I had the party somewhere else.Amazing party venue and I would recommend it to anyone.
— Paul Nolan
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