Weddings at Southend Theatres

We can offer both the reception and ceremony and our dedicated wedding planners will be there offering help and advice from the day you book, until you leave us to depart on your honeymoon - making sure your big day goes as smoothly, and as romantically, as possible. 

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Whether it's an intimate gathering of family and friends with canapé and champagne in either the recently refurbished Maritime Room with its stunning Estuary views, right through to 600 or more guests for the Wedding Ceremony then sitting down for a 3-course dinner in the dramatic Cliffs Pavilion Main Auditorium - we will create a once in a lifetime experience for you.

Wedding Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships

Whether you are looking for a traditional formal occasion or something more intimate, we have something for all tastes.  Whether it is a summer BBQ on our terrace overlooking the estuary or a traditional three course wedding breakfast, we can make all those dreams come true.  


Wedding Packages

Whether you choose from one of our tailor made Wedding Packages or “design your day” yourself with our team of dedicated wedding specialists, we will help you create your dream day.

Friday & Saturday Package

  • Beautiful Function Suite & Ceremony Room
  • Wedding & Event Manager to help plan your day
  • Reception Glass of Prosecco
  • 3-Course Wedding Breakfast including half a bottle of wine per guest
  • A glass of Prosecco for your toast
  • Evening Buffet
  • Resident DJ
  • Dressed chairs and tables
  • 50 Daytime & 40 Evening guests £4950
  • Additional guests on a pro rata basis (Evening Guests £15 per person) 


Choose your Wedding Breakfast from the menus below.

Please choose two starters, two mains (including a vegetarian option) and two desserts which your guests can choose from on the day thus taking away the stress of pre-ordering.

The Gold Menu


  • Consommé Royale Classic beef clarification with baby vegetable pearls, egg diamonds and Sherry
  • Trio of Smoked Fish with horseradish foam, pea shoots and sour dough crisps
  • Risotto with Shitake Mushrooms finished with tender baby spinach and rocket & parmesan shavings
  • Poached Salmon & Monkfish Terrine dressed with king prawns, Shiso cress, lime & ginger drizzle
  • Bresola di Valtelina Thin sliced air cured beef, dressed rocket & cherry tomatoes, grano padano, extra virgin drizzle

To Cleanse the Palate

  • Champagne & Raspberry Sorbet (£2 extra, per person)

Main Courses

  • Fillet of British Beef with Foie Gras Pate with claret and summer truffle jus and fondant potato
  • Magret of pink roasted Gressingham Duck with warm fresh fig compote, port wine sauce and fondant potato
  • Poached north Atlantic Halibut Steak in a champagne and cream sauce, samphire and buttered baby new potatoes
  • Roast stuffed Saddle of Welsh Lamb with roast garlic and rosemary sauce and dauphinoise potatoes
  • Caramelised Red Onion & Camembert Soufflé Tart served with buttered baby new potatoes

All served with fresh seasonal vegetable bundles.


  • Salted Caramel & Chocolate Cheesecake served with chantilly cream, butterscotch sauce and Belgian chocolate shavings
  • Strawberry & Raspberry Eaton Mess fresh strawberries & raspberries combined with meringue and chantilly cream
  • Caribbean Trifle coconut sponge, exotic fruits, rum jelly, vanilla pod custard & chocolate coffee beans
  • Warm melting Chocolate Fondant served with marinated & peppered strawberry salad and vanilla pod ice cream
  • English & Continental Cheese Platter with real ale chutney, biscuits & oatcakes, grapes and celery

To Finish

  • Filter Coffee and Chocolate Mint Crisps

Gold Drinks Package


  • Glass of Kir Royale 
  • One glass per adult guest
  • Half a Bottle of our Premier Wine per person
  • Champagne Toast

Gold Finger Buffet Menu


  • Assortment of Filled Open Gourmet Rolls, Bagels and Wraps
  • Spicy Jacket Wedges, loaded with Cheese, Pepperoni and Jalapeños
  • Red Thai Chicken Skewers with Satay Dip
  • Mini British Cottage Pie, topped with Cheddar and Chive Mash
  • Fresh Farmers Vegetable Crudités, with Garlic and Herb and Thousand Island Dips
  • Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Skewer
  • Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls & Samosas, with Spring Onion and Soy Dip
  • Cumberland Cocktail Sausages, cooked in Grain Mustard and Honey
  • Mexican Style Tortilla Chips with Spicy Chilli Relish
  • Selection of Mini Desserts & Puddings

Weekday Package (Sun - Thu)

  • Beautiful Function Suite & Ceremony Room
  • Wedding & Event Manager to help plan your day
  • Reception Glass of Prosecco
  • 3-Course Wedding Breakfast including half a bottle of wine per guest
  • A glass of Prosecco for your toast
  • Evening Buffet
  • Resident DJ
  • Dressed chairs and tables
  • 50 guests all day £3850
  • Additional guests on a pro rata basis (Evening Guests £15 per person)

Fees for the registrar need to be paid directly to the registrar office


Our Menus are fresh, innovative and constantly changing to reflect seasonality and all our ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible and prepared in house by our dedicated team of Chef’s, who specialise in catering for hospitality events producing exceptional options to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements. 

Please contact the Wedding Sales Team on 01702 344553 for all Sample Menu’s



Room Hire & Prices


Maritime Room

Our exclusive function room which can accommodate up to 160 guests for a wedding breakfast.  Overlooking the Thames Estuary the Maritime Room is an exquisite place to hold your ceremony and reception.  With bi-fold doors opening out onto a fantastic terrace area offering breath-taking views it is a picturesque setting for your dream day. 


Admirals Room

Intimate room accommodating up to 40 guests for a wedding breakfast.  A lovely black and white decorated room with vintage photos of Southend Pier.  The Admirals Room is the ideal setting for a wedding reception with close family and friends.  


Pavilion Room

Accommodating up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast.  The newly refurbished Pavilion Room offers a beautiful scene for your ceremony and reception.  Windows almost encircle this room showcasing the dramatic sweep of the Thames Estuary.  


Room Hire for Wedding

  Reception Only From 3pm Ceremony & Reception
  Sun - Thu Fri - Sat Sun - Thu Fri - Sat
Maritime Room £300 £600 £600 £900
Admirals Room £150 £300 £450 £600
Pavilion Room £250 £500 £550 £800

Room Hire for Special Occasions

  Four Hour Day Time Room Hire Evening Event Room Hire From 6pm
  Sun - Thu Fri - Sat Sun - Thu Fri - Sat
Maritime Room  £200 £300 £250 £500
Admirals Room  £100 £200 £100 £200
Pavilion Room  - - £200 £400

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