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Last update: July 2024

Overlooking a picturesque lake on the vibrant Festival Leisure Park, couples will find the idyllic wedding venue, Holiday Inn Basildon, in the countryside of Basildon, Essex. Couples seeking an elegant atmosphere for their milestone celebration will love this lavish hotel and its verdant grounds. With beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for your festivities, you'll find everything needed for a memorable affair.

Facilities and Capacity

Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can host your entire day at Holiday Inn Basildon, keeping things stress-free and smooth-running. There are several luxurious rooms, including the Elizabeth Suite, which can host up to 300 guests. In the warmer months, you can say 'I do' within the beautiful grounds under the pagoda. With a terrace overlooking the garden and a stylish bar, you'll be able to enjoy a drinks reception in comfortable, picture-perfect surroundings come rain or shine. As you move into your wedding breakfast, the hotel offers a stylish and contemporary setting, dressed to perfection and equipped with everything you need for a fantastic evening. You and your guests can celebrate into the early hours at the late bar before retiring to one of the comfortable and contemporary bedrooms. To top it all off, you can enjoy a Full English Breakfast in the restaurant the following morning.

Services Offered

At the Holiday Inn Basildon, you will benefit from the services of dedicated wedding coordinators, who will help plan your special day from start to finish. From choosing between the excellent menu and drinks packages to advising on décor options, the staff will ensure your day is just as you dreamed. To team would love to host a venue tour where you can explore their facilities and visualise your magical event.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Holiday Inn Basildon

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Reniece Sent on 04/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue!

Perfect venue for our wedding. So helpful, friendly and just perfect! We dry hired and i had heard themat venues arent as helpful when you dry hire but holiday inn was super helpful. All the way from planning to after the wedding! The grounds are beautiful and the weather was glorious for our outdoor ceremony and we had the best wedding reception in the Elizabeth suite and we used the lakeside suite as a childrens room and hired an entertainer. Most of our guests spent the entire weekend there. The kitchen staff at breakfast were so lovely, she even held the kitchen open for an extra 5 minutes for us the morning after the ceremony so that we could all enjoy breakfast. I'm really pleased we chose this venue.
Yvonne Sent on 17/04/2018
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Ivan and Maureen's Wedding

We attended the above wedding on the 14th April 2018 and I have never been to such a fantastic venue.
The staff were absolutely marvellous couldn't do enough for you nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were lovely and clean absolute lovely weekend
Kerry Sent on 31/01/2018
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Over the moon!

Cannot thank you all enough! Had my wedding here last weekend and was over the moon! Everything went perfectly thanks to all the amazing staff. Anything needed was dealt with with quickly and professionally. The grounds are beautiful and we're a lovely back drop for our photos and also a great place to let the kids run around after the ceremony. The food was amazing and there was so much more than expected. We had a minor hiccup before our ceremony (not a fault of the hotel) but Brendan and Dan sorted the issue without any worries and were on hand all night. Christy went above and beyond to help make this day perfect for us and all our guests. Cannot recommend the venue enough. Not only for weddings/parties but also for the lovely clean, comfortable and quiet rooms and brilliant breakfast! Thank you for all the staff who worked 25/03/2017
Melinda Sent on 10/07/2008
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we very much appreciate all the hard work your staff put into making our special day perfect. Thanks a million
James Sent on 10/07/2008
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staff were friendly and polite

from our first visit right through to the big day all the staff were friendly and polite. It was good to know that we didnt need to worry about a thing, it was all taken care of
Anonymous Sent on 10/07/2008
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Wonderful Day

Thank you so very much for all your help with our wedding. We had a wonderful day as did our guests.
Claire Sent on 10/07/2008
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Thank you

we wanted to say a big thank you and a pat on the back to all of you, for all that you did for us to make our wedding a huge success. You took every worry from us allowing us to enjoy the day. Thanks to your professionalism, hard work, warmth and attention to detail we shall always look back on our wedding day with good memories
Carol Sent on 18/03/2004
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Excellent Excellent Excellent

We only booked the Holiday Inn for our Wedding one month beforehand with the banqueting manager. She and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. Very attentive without being intrusive, extremely friendly and made the whole day a very special occasion. All our guests commentated on the quality of the food and we must pass our compliments on to the Chef and his staff as well. Although very nervous about the wedding ceremony the Terrace Room was cosy and had a warming feeling. Everything the hotel did for us and our guests was truely perfect and I cannot recommend and praise them enough. Excellent
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