We are fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies by Essex County Council and this is renewed every 3 years.
To secure your date, we require a non-refundable deposit of £500.00 (different deposit for ceremony only). We will then set up a payment plan for your remaining balance. All balances must be paid six weeks before your big day.
Yes of course, we can provide ceremony-only costs for this option.
Although we don't have in-house caterers, we have great working relationships and years of experience working alongside many local catering companies and can help you choose the right caterer for you.
You are also welcome to choose your own caterer. To use our kitchen facilities, they must have public liability insurance for up to five million pounds and a food hygiene certificate. All catering companies would offer special dietary requirements.
Absolutely, what's a wedding without confetti? However, we do ask that it is biodegradable. We also offer confetti canons as part of our special effects package.
Unfortunately, this is one of the few restrictions we have. We do not allow this or offer a corkage service. We do, however, have a fully stocked bar and offer drinks packages for your guests, which includes welcome drinks, table wine and drinks for toasting. If you looking for a certain drink, feel free to ask, especially if it's a cocktail!
The venue is exclusively yours and only yours for the whole day. This includes the Essex Hall where our bar is situated, backstage dressing rooms and use of our stage. Also included in your exclusive hire are tables, table linen and chairs. Your own wedding co-ordinator from the day you book through to the day after your wedding. Not forgetting your very own theatre technician to utilize our extensive range of lighting and sound equipment to give your wedding that wow factor.
No - the more creative, the better!
We offer so much more, from our resident DJ to Photo Booths, Sweet Ferris Wheel to Table Centre Pieces and Invitations to Chair Covers and everything else inbetween. If there's an item we don't have, we are always happy to contact our local suppliers and get a quote on your behalf.
Our wedding team have many years experience of setting up both weddings and events and would happily do this for you. You are also welcome to do this yourself and we'll be on hand if needed.
Last orders are at 11.30pm, with carriages at midnight.
We have two small car parks available at evenings, weekends and bank holidays. There is also good off street parking and a multi-story car park just a minute's walk from the venue. As we are located in the town centre, we have a good array of public transport on our door step too.