Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Renewals of Vows for Essex
At The Arlington Ballroom we understand that each wedding and vow renewal is unique to each couple. Our professional staff help you at every stage of the planning process to ensure your special day runs smoothly. We offer both weekend and midweek weddings to suit your needs and can host up to 250 guests. Located on London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, we are close to public transport links for guests coming from further afield in Essex, London and the South East!
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies as well as evening receptions, so you can enjoy your entire day under one roof or just hold your evening reception with us. Our professional, experienced Events Team help you throughout the planning process to ensure your day runs smoothly. Want to see some more photos? Have a look at our Wedding Gallery.
Midweek Weddings & Small Weddings
Our ballroom has capacity for 80-250 guests, so if you want to keep your ceremony an intimate, affordable occasion with your closest friends and family, get in touch! We know that Saturday weddings can get expensive, so we also offer midweek weddings at a lower cost and with no minimum spend.
As we have a civil ceremony license, we regularly host diverse weddings for multi-faith couples, LGBT couples or couples who just want a secular or humanist ceremony! We’re committed to hosting your perfect day - whatever perfect means to you. Read our blog post about humanist weddings here.
Our Elegant Wedding Venue in the Heart of Southend-on-Sea
The Arlington is an elegant, intimate Art Deco-inspired ballroom in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Our gorgeous function suite boasts high ceilings, black granite mirrored pillars and a mezzanine level with a Grand Piano – the perfect backdrop for anything from a chic, stylish wedding to an informal celebration to a themed wedding!
Bespoke Wedding Packages
We have two fully licensed bars offering brilliant drinks and cocktail menus – why not create a cocktail or hold a Champagne bar? We can recommend live bands, wedding singers or DJs and can add features including photo booths, a dance floor, sweet carts, chocolate fountains and more – just ask!
Our excellent chef can put together your perfect menu, from 3-course and 5-course meals to buffets. We can offer national cuisine, free-from, vegan and even barbecue!
Wedding Venue Costs & Info
Ballroom 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!
Midweek & Weekend Venue Hire
Friday night venue hire is £450. Saturday night venue hire is £600.
Sunday venue hire is £400.
Midweek venue hire is £350.