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The Royal Hotel is a wedding venue located in Southend On Sea, Essex. Sporting elegance and vintage charm throughout the space, this hotel can add a classic, upscale aesthetic to your reception.

Facilities and Capacity

First built in 1791, The Royal Hotel was known for hosting a variety of leading society figures, from aristocrats to royalty. This three-floor hotel now serves as an elegant setting for couples to enjoy their wedding reception alongside their loved ones. Multiple event spaces are available inside, hosting from 25 to 100 guests at a time. Their largest option is the ballroom, which sports a mainly muted design scheme with pops of vibrant colour throughout the space. Large windows surround the space, providing picturesque seaside views and plenty of natural light. Inside also features a private bar area for you and your guests to enjoy cocktails and other sips throughout the evening. For a more moody aesthetic, you'll be welcome to use the Legbas Private Bar, located on the basement level and accessible by a private stairway. The bar's speakeasy-inspired design can make for a memorable backdrop to your 60-person celebration.

Services Offered

The Royal Hotel is available for exclusive hire, giving you and your guests the entire space to yourselves. Inside features a live band and DJ facilities and a spacious dance floor to ensure a lively evening reception. The onsite wedding coordinator will work closely with you to help you make sure each detail matches your day-of vision. In addition, the in-house catering team offers an array of high-quality dishes and will be ready to add a delectable touch to your event.

Please be aware that The Royal Hotel stopped being a hotel in the 1970's, it is a listed building and therefore unable to change their name.

Due to being a listed building, The Royal Hotel does not have any form of diabled access or disabled facilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Coastal weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
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The Royal Hotel, 1 High Street SS1 1JE Southend On Sea (Essex)
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