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Last update: April 2024

Discover Your Dream Wedding Venue at Holiday Inn Southend

Are you envisioning a sleek, modern wedding that combines contemporary elegance with panoramic views? Look no further than Holiday Inn Southend in Southend On Sea, Essex. Our venue is designed to provide everything you need for a memorable occasion that everyone can enjoy all under one roof.

Contemporary Elegance:

  • Immerse yourselves in the beauty of our venue's gorgeous interiors and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Countless photo opportunities and backdrops await you, creating a stunning backdrop for your festivities.

Facilities and Capacity:

  • Exclusive Spaces: The spacious Laker Suite, adjacent to the Laker Foyer and Laker Lounge, is entirely yours for the celebration.
  • Versatile Settings: Whether you're planning an intimate get-together or a lavish soiree, the Laker Suite accommodates up to 96 guests for meals and 175 guests for evening festivities.
  • Modern Touches: The Laker Suite boasts a sweeping glass staircase, balconies, large windows, and modern interiors, providing a refined setting for your milestone occasion.

Luxury Accommodations:

  • As the day draws to a close, you and your guests can retire to our luxurious accommodations, ensuring a stress-free and joyful end to your celebration.


  • Passionate Culinary Team: Let our passionate chef and culinary team take care of your wedding catering.
  • In-House Perfection: All dishes are prepared in-house, meticulously crafted with you and your guests in mind.
  • Indulgent Touch: Elevate your special day with our packages inlcuding canapes and buffets, adding a magical and indulgent touch.

Services Offered:

  • Personalized Planning: Reach out to Hayley O'Connell, our experienced manager and head of the events team, to kickstart planning your dream celebration.
  • Tailored Packages: Explore a curated selection of packages designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets.
  • Stellar Hospitality: Rest assured, our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring your wedding runs smoothly, beautifully reflecting your unique love story.

At Holiday Inn Southend, we're not just a venue; we're partners in crafting the wedding day you've always dreamed of. Contact us today and let's begin the journey to your perfect celebration.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Large hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Holiday Inn Southend

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22 reviews
100% recommend it
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Ben K. Sent on 23/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely awesome venue with amazing staff!!

From the get go we knew Holiday Inn was going to be our venue of choice.

We attended a wedding fair back in 2019 and was immediately wowed by the space and modern environment that the Holiday Inn had to offer. The laker suite and ground floor is filled with natural light and modern finishes from the bar area right through to the laker suite.

We had arranged separately via one of the suppliers at the wedding fair to have the laker suite draped and the room was absolutely stunning! The size of the venue was perfect for our wedding.

The food provided throughout the day was absolutely amazing and is testament to the quality the Holiday Inn set out to achieve for us.
The staff were absolutely amazing, a massive thank you to Hayley who has held our hands throughout the entire process, talked us through absolutely everything and shared her knowledge with us.
We both feel that Hayley has really gone above and beyond to make the experience to be as good as it was. Sue on the day also deserves a huge round of applause and a huge thank you from us. Sue was always available and on hand to ensure the day run smoothly with no hiccups. If you are looking for a modern venue, fantastic support and the best food for your guests the Holiday Inn is the one for you.
Rebecca G. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical fairytale wedding

We couldn’t be happier with our choice of the holiday inn Southend for our wedding they were very accommodating to both us and our guests nothing was ever too much bother from the first day of inquiring right up to our dream wedding on bonfire night the food was outstanding and all our guests commented on how delicious it was we decided to stay overnight and when we returned back to our room it had the most gorgeous surprise from the staff and truly made the end of an already perfect day that extra bit special it was so amazing we went back for our week anniversary just to relive the night again I honestly can’t recommend enough and wish we could do it all over and over again
Denise E. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding experience

We have been to loads of weddings being an older couple but by far ours was excellent and simply the best. The staff at Holiday Inn Southend were first class everyone a star. Nothing was too much and Hayley and Sue were born to do their jobs. Our venue was decorated exactly as we imagined it! Our stay there was very comfortable and every guest remarked to us of the food! The waitresses were very polite and well dressed and friendly , The evening buffet was absolutely amazing ! The bar staff were extremely friendly , l have recommended this venue to my friends who are engaged at minute , we are coming back to spend our first anniversary with the Holiday Inn and stay the night , we can’t think of anywhere better to be . We recommend this 100%
Rowena O. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world!

Hayley and the team at Holiday Inn were amazing.
They listened to everything that we wanted and worked with us to make our wedding perfect.
Every little detail from start to finish was thought off and it couldn’t have gone any better.
Amy W. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service, great team behind the scenes, smooth wedding day.

My husband and I married at this venue, we had a twilight wedding downstairs and it was the most amazing day. We wanted to make it themed but still have the feeling of a wedding and that’s exactly what we had. The team listened from the very first meeting onwards, they were the reason our wedding day ran so smoothly. Even to the point of management on the day they pretty much put everything in a giant trolley and set the whole venue up accordingly as I wanted. It took all of the stress away from myself, the team checked in at several points to make sure we were ok.
On the day I was so Ill, probably from nerves but throughout the day they helped me. Even when I couldn’t drink or eat anything they bought me a ginger tea. Clearing up the next day was fab. Also the breakfast the next morning was the best breakfast - all my guests who stayed complimented it. I highly recommend the venue and the team they have! Special thanks to Hayley and Sue!
Clare A. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Clare&Akwasi Asamoa Wedding 6th of April 2019

I had my wedding here on the 6th April 2019 and my day was very special from start to finish the day run so smoothly we had Hailey in charge of our day and she took all the stress and worries of the day off me so I could enjoy everythink about my day, the venue the decorations the staff and food I can't praise them enough all of it was amazing from the day to the night it was wonderful and can't believe its been 4 years already would recommend this venue to anyone wanting to get married.
Hannah G. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing day!

We had the most amazing day. Everything went perfectly thanks to Hayley and Simon. All our guests had an amazing time and said the food was delicious. We wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Hayley S. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant amazing super

We got married at the holiday inn southend April 2023 . We had the most amazing day it's was so well set up sue made our day perfect and so relaxing
Hayley also answered all my question about the wedding and I did ask lots lol 😆
All the staff day and night were friendly and helpful
Kerry N. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day thank you

Made our day the day it was food was amazing and so was all the staff great vale for money and everyone made us comfortable as possible and we had our wedding at such short notice gue to personal reasons
Terri M. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing they couldn’t have been more helpful . Hayley O’Connell was the best! Very professional, friendly and helped us with everything

We had our wedding at Holiday Inn Southend and we loved every minute. We still talk about all the staff and arrangement and alway recommend the venue. The food was amazing and everyone said the evening buffet was really good too.
Chantal S. Sent on 31/05/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing hotel and great at weddings

We got married 19th April 2019
I had a room booked the day before.
The day ran nice and smoothly.
We did warn the hotel that our guests are ig drinkers and on the day there wasn't many bar staff. But that problem was soon fixed with more staff to stop people leaving the laker suite and going to roof top bar for drinks.
Martin Sent on 14/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding was absolutely amazing

We just wanted to email to thank you and everyone else at the Holiday Inn for everything you did for us. Our wedding was absolutely amazing, the perfect day. Thanks to you and all the staff there for helping us and allowing us to concentrate on the important stuff.
Martin and Frances Rogers
Lisa Sent on 03/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It really was the best day ever.

It didn't take us long to decide that the Holiday Inn would be our venue. From then on I have nothing but praise for you. You were very accommodating at every meeting we had and went through everything we needed in detail, always explaining that you could more or less do/provide any service we required.
On the actual day of the wedding we were all quite relaxed and Sue was very calm and comforting. I went to view the room at around 11am where the tables had been partly set and the ceremony room in progress of being set, which actually looked amazing already. I knew it was going to look brilliant once Sue had made the final touches. We can't thank you and your team enough. We had the most amazingly perfect day and we would certainly recommend The Holiday Inn for a stress free, amazing wedding.

Thank you once again. We will certainly be returning to the restaurant again, maybe yearly for our anniversary! Tell Sue I might even wear my dress!
Please pass on our thanks to all of the staff involved. It really was the best day ever.
Charlotte Sent on 21/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

They helped make our day special

We had our Wedding May 19th 2018. With a big thank you to to Hayley and Sue for all there help, and of course all of the staff that worked in the day Too! They helped make our day special, without any worries. All the food was fantastic and served promptly. Thank you Holiday Inn!
Tina Sent on 26/02/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It was flawless

Our day was awesome, everything was exactly how we imagined and we had wanted, it was flawless, thanks to you and your team, Sue was amazing and kept us informed every step of way. Food was lovely, everyone said so. Our day was outstanding, we can’t thank you all enough. Keven & Tina 24th February 2018
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19 May
Open Door

You're invited to their exclusive Wedding Open Day! Join them on Sunday, 19th May, from 12 pm to 3 pm.

They are thrilled to invite you to a day filled with wedding inspiration and excitement at their exclusive Wedding Open Day! Save the date—Sunday, 19th May, 2024—and join them from 12 pm to 3 pm for a delightful showcase of what The Laker Suite has to offer.

Highlights of the Day:

Laker Suite Grandeur: Their stunning Laker Suite will be transformed into a dream wedding setting, adorned with the exquisite talents of Fay from The Flower Stores and Mitch from MDM Entertainments. Experience the magic and envision your own special day in this beautifully dressed space.

Capture the Moment: Meet their preferred wedding photographer, Kim from Doodleshots, who will be on-site with some amazing special offers. Capture the essence of your love story with the artistry of Kim's lens.

Meet the Experts: Meet their dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will be available throughout the event for personalized venue tours. Have all your questions answered, explore their range of wedding packages, and gain insights into how they can make your wedding dreams come true.

Bubbly and Conversations: Sip on some bubbly as you stroll through their enchanting venue. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon filled with wedding planning discussions and inspiration.

Delicious Delights: Indulge your taste buds with delectable cheesecake samples from the talented Cheesecakeonsea. Discover sweet treats that could be a perfect addition to your wedding celebration.

Details at a Glance:

  • Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2024
    Time: 12 pm - 3 pm
    Location: Holiday Inn Southend, The Laker Suite

RSVP and Appointments:

You do not have to make an appointment to attend; however, if you wish to RSVP or schedule a personalized appointment, please RSVP via phone call or email or book an appointment throught their online form.

They can't wait to share the magic of weddings with you! Whether you're newly engaged, in the midst of wedding planning, or just curious about what they have to offer, their Wedding Open Day is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of The Laker Suite. They look forward to welcoming you and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

Cheers to love and unforgettable celebrations!

Date: From 19/05/2024 to 19/05/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Place: 77, Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend On Sea, Essex


77, Eastwoodbury Crescent SS2 6XG Southend On Sea (Essex)
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