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Celebrate Life & Love

Host a Beautiful Wake at Royal Hotel Southend

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At Royal Hotel Southend, we understand that saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. That's why we offer a compassionate and elegant setting for your celebration of life or wake.

Our team is dedicated to creating a personalised and meaningful experience that honours the life of your loved one. We offer a range of event spaces and catering options to accommodate any size and style of gathering.

Our expert event planners will work with you every step of the way to ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on spending time with family and friends.

Contact us today to discuss your event and how we can assist you.

Telephone: 01702 899 222


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The funeral is the send off for a loved one and we believe that the flexibility of the venue is absolutely key. We provide bespoke buffets, order in a favourite drink, run a tab behind the bar and quite simply be as helpful as is possible. They may only be small things, but we believe that they make all the difference.

We have two wonderful spaces that are appropriate for this special day; our ground floor lounge and our grand Ballroom are both available for exclusive use. 

THE LOUNGE - for up to 40 guests

Situated on the ground floor of The Royal Hotel, the Lounge offers a space adjacent to the bar for guests to relax and mingle with family and friends.


The Lounge is perfect for groups of up to 40 guests and is available for exclusive use (Tuesday to Friday daytimes) over a 3 hour period for £75 exclusive hire. 


The lounge can also accommodate smaller numbers for non- exclusive use.

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from 30 to 100 guests

Situated on the first floor of The Royal Hotel the Ballroom is a grand space to host a wonderful celebration of a loved one’s life in a private setting.

The Ballroom can offer a mix of standing and seating for your guests.  The Ballroom also offers:

  • Private bathrooms

  • Own bar

  • Own sound system

  • Natural daylight

The cost of hire for this space during the day until 5pm is £150.

Please be aware that The Royal Hotel is a listed building and there is no disabled access to the Ballroom. The Ballroom can only be accessed via stairs.


We have created a wide selection of wonderful packages for you to choose  from. Our Events Team are on hand should you have any queries or need any advice for your event.


With all our food being prepared onsite we also cater for a number of allergies. But please always make sure you let us know in advance, so our Head Chef can prepare some alternatives or adaptations to the menu for you.


If you have any queries at all we will be here to assist in anyway that we can.

Telephone: 01702 899 222


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