The Old Parish Rooms

(18 reviews) 18 5
Hockley Road Rayleigh Essex SS6 8BA
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About The Old Parish Rooms

Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 8BA

The Old Parish Rooms provide the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. Originally built in 1863 as a parish hall and school house, the venue is now a bright and modern space, ideal for intimate wedding events. The venue is now licensed to perform civil ceremonies, making it a wonderful setting for your wedding, naming ceremony or vow renewal.

The Old Parish Rooms are set over two floors. The venue can cater for up to 75 guests for a seated wedding breakfast. For larger events and standing occasions, the space can be transformed into a dance floor to accommodate up to 90 guests.

The beautiful old school house provides a truly unique and unusual wedding venue. Although the venue embraces the character and charm of the grade II listed exteriors, the building’s delightful interiors are light and stylish. The versatile venue suits both sleek, modern weddings and traditional, vintage-themed celebrations.

While set within the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church, the Old Parish Rooms is also accessible from local Registry Offices and civil ceremony premises in Southend and Essex.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information about holding your big day at the Old Parish Rooms in Essex.

• Unusual and unique venue, set within a beautiful old school house • Perfect for both vintage and modern themes • Flexible catering options • Mid-week weddings for couples on a budget • Intimate venue for smaller events

Facilities at The Old Parish Rooms

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests

The Old Parish Rooms Reviews (18)

Perfect venue for a perfect day
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By Diana Berdova-Evangelista, on 29 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2018

We got married on 2nd September 2018 and the whole day was just amazing thank you to Stefan and his team. This is a fantastic venue for a small to medium wedding with an option to have ceremony in the same place, up in a beautiful mezzanine. Venue itself is designed boho/romantic so doesn't require much decor. Very bright, airy and different from the boring standard with chair covers and bows. Beautiful location in a small historical town of Rayliegh. As weddings executive I very much appreciated that service was like a clock and all members of the team were very attentive.

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By Natalie, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2017

Stefan and his team have been absolutely incredible from day 1 of our wedding planning. The big day couldn't have gone any better! Thank you Stefan for making our day so perfect, organised and relaxed. It was everything we had hoped for and more.

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By Amy Hayden, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

Where do I start....i can never thank the team at the old parish rooms enough. I got married here and from day 1 they were so professional and easily contactable . Stefan and his team are incredible everything was done so quickly and professionally. Stefan himself I can't fault nothing was too much trouble for him. The food was incredible and there was no issue catering for not only a vegetarian but also a vegan!!... everything was done exactly as we asked. Just again the word professional is what they are.stress free thanks to them. And had the most amazing weddimg thanks to them.incredible day thank you so much to Stefan and all at the old parish rooms! Xx

Wedding, August 2016
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By Mrs. Levine, on 10 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2016

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at the Old Parish Rooms for making my sons wedding such a wonderful event. It exceeded all expectations, the attention to detail was fantastic and the food was out of this world. The staff were all so attentive and helpful, we couldn't have asked for anything more. My son and his new wife say the wedding day they dreamed of was even better than they expected it to be because of you all. Many thanks once again

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By Mr and Mrs Bishop, on 13 Oct 2015

I had my wedding reception at the Parish Rooms on Friday 7th August 2015, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all that was involved it really was the most perfect day. The food (afternoon tea and hot buffet) was literally the best that I have ever tasted, it was all so extremely fresh and unique all of our guests commented on how lovely it was! The staff on the day were also amazing and friendly as well as everyone I dealt with on the run up to the day. Thanks again, I can't recommend you enough to everyone I speak to.

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By Brad and Faye, on 17 Aug 2015

My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding reception at the Old Parish rooms in May 2015. The building itself is absolutely stunning; it's light and bright with beautiful old features and created the perfect relaxed, intimate atmosphere we wanted. It was also an absolute pleasure dealing with both Laura and Toulouse restaurant who catered the wedding - both parties were so friendly, approachable and super helpful. They really made it such a fun experience planning the wedding, and were so lovely answering all our questions and bending over backwards for all our requests! Food on the day was also delicious! I wish I could relive the whole day again! Thanks, Brad and Faye x

Thank you
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By Mr and Mrs W, on 11 Aug 2015

We would both like to say a very big thank you to yourself for all the help and preperations for our very special wedding day at the old parish rooms. We will of course recommend the old parish rooms to anyone interested in hiring a venue for an event.

Perfect !
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By Mary and Peter, on 16 Mar 2015

Our daughter's wedding reception was held at the Old Parish Rooms, the whole day was perfect, the venue is stunning, the food was wonderful and the organisers were so helpful when planning all the details.

Our perfect day!
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By Anne Perkins, on 10 Mar 2015

I always wanted a simple, elegant and classy wedding and this venue made it exactly what I wanted it to be. It was (no pun intended) the icing on the cake. The fact it is a town-based venue meant that it was easy for our guests, and it's picturesque so photo opportunities are aplenty! The venue manager helped us from start to finish, took genuine interest in our taste and needs, and the service we received from them was second to none. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough - it took people's breath away as they came in, and every photo is gorgeous. The catering options are great too - it was literally our perfect day. Thank you so much Old Parish Rooms! xxxx

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By Hannah, on 30 Dec 2014

Thank you all so much for a truly amazing wedding last week. All our guests have commented on the beautiful and unusual space, the fabulous food and the service from start to finish. It couldn't have gone better, thank you!!

Forthcoming Wedding
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By Lisa Robinson, on 02 Nov 2014

Booked our wedding here in March 2015, such an enchanting place. Its a lovely, intimate venue - perfect for us. We live locally and pass it all the time. Both Laura and Stefan have been fantastic to deal with so far. So excited !

Fantastic party
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By Jade, on 18 Oct 2014

From start to finish we were astounded by the level of service from everyone associated with The Old Parish Rooms. Organising our event was an absolute joy and our guests still comment on the bespoke venue and quality of food. We hired the venue to celebrate our daughters birthday and our menu was tailored to our guests requirements. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Old Parish Rooms for anyone looking to arrange a hassle free event that guests will certainly remember.

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