Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Renewals of Vows

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. Want to see some reviews? Browse them here!

Mid-week Wedding, Decor & Entertainment Offer for 50 guests

Tea/Coffee • Half a Bottle of House Wine per Person • Toasting Prosecco • Evening Buffet • Entertainment (DJ/Singer) • Chair Covers & Sashes • Table Centerpieces • Photo Booth • Light Up Dance Floor • LOVE Letters • Red Carpet
*Available Mondays and Tuesdays only


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 understand that no two weddings are the same, and each couple has their personal vision and dreams, which is why we offer completely bespoke weddings. Our highly-rated chef can create your perfect menu, from exquisite 3-course and 5-course wedding breakfasts to buffets and delicious canapés. We can cater for any dietary requirements, offering vegetarian, vegan and free-from options.

We have two fully licensed bars, offering a huge variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcholic. Our optional champagne and cocktail bar is a popular choice, we can even help you design a personalised or themed cocktail to serve to your guests for that extra special touch. We can recommend highly-rated live bands, wedding singers or DJs and can orgainise many features including photo booths, a dance floor, sweet carts, chocolate fountains and more – just ask us for any assistance. We also offer quirky extras, such as tepees for children, so that all ages are entertained.

Midweek weddings & small weddings

Our ballroom has a 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

Diverse & LGBT Weddings

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.

Arlington Ballroom Venue Hire Costs & Info

Venue Hire

Ballroom Capacity

Minimum numbers: 80 for a sit down meal, 100 for an evening party. Capacity 150 for a sit down meal, 250 for an evening party (please note: you will be required to use our in-house catering to provide a buffet for all guests).

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