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Celebrations, Proms, Charity Events and Private Dinners

We love the excuse for a get-together! Whether you're planning a school prom, an annual dinner, a charity award evening or a sophisticated celebration lunch, we can help mark your occasion with our beautiful function suite, delectable menu and brilliant entertainment.

We'll make your day one to remember with our customisable lighting scheme and varied menu options including 3-course meals, 5-course meals and buffets. We can also organise extras including a photo booth, a DJ, sweet carts, a dance floor, a dedicated Champagne 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.

Gourmet Meal at The Arlington Ballroom
Gala Dinner at The Arlington Ballroom Southend-on-Sea
Charity Event Photo at The Arlington Ballroom
Formal Dinner at a Round Table

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!

Venue Hire

Friday night venue hire is £450. Saturday night venue hire is £600.

Sunday venue hire is £400. Midweek venue hire is £350.

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our Prom last night so amazing.!!!

Even when we were throwing challenges your way it never seemed to be too much of a problem so thank you for bearing with us, it was greatly appreciated. We had such a good night dancing away and it was a lovely send off for the kids.

We will be using you guys again.
— Jay Plucknett, Futures Community College
The Arlington Ballroom is a great venue whether it be for big functions, at which they excel, or a breakfast meeting or get together, they will do their best to accommodate you and make you feel welcome.
— Barbara Shead
Lovely sparkly venue, is appropriate for all types of events! Great food and friendly staff!
— Yasmin Copnall
We visited The Arlington Rooms Friday night, for the Gourmet evening. WOW! what lovely food service and entertainment. really enjoyed the wine pairing too!
I will be definitely booking the next one. Thank you for a great evening.
— Gillian Fautley
We recently held a Race Night to raise money for a couple of local charities. The Arlington couldn’t have done any more to accommodate us, they did a really good deal on the meal price so that we could raise the maximum amount possible for the charities! The food and the service was excellent, second to none! The staff were friendly, attentive and helped towards making the night such a success. I can honestly say I’ve never experienced a venue being so helpful, thank you The Arlington - we will be back!
— Daniel Rosewell