Let us help you to make a stress free booking

Holiday Inn Southend offers a range of function areas perfect for large or
small funeral gatherings and we pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment at no extra cost for any function. 

Our ground floor Laker Suite with a private function bar and lounge area can accommodate up to 175 guests.

For more intimate gatherings up to 50 guests we suggest viewing our 4th Floor Executive Lounge.

Alternatively, you can use our 5th floor 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, which can accommodate up to 100 guests, with use of the Boardroom and outside balcony area.

With over 200 parking spaces and easy access to the train station and London Southend Airport, we are easily accessible for your guests. 

For more information please call our Events Team on 01702 209 086 or email events@hisouthend.com.

ROOM HIRE IS AVAILABLE FROM £200.00 - see our packages below**

**Upgrade to vintage Afternoon Tea and we'll outsource the decorations for you.


PACKAGE 1 - £14.95pp

  • Selection of sandwiches or wraps
  • Plus four items from the list
  • Tea & coffee included

Package 2 - £17.95pp

  • Selection of sandwiches or wraps
  • Plus six items from the list
  • Tea & coffee included

List of options

  • Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Quiche
  • Salmon Goujons with Tartare Sauce
  • Mozzarella Melts
  • Breaded Prawns & Sweet Chilli Dip
  • Chicken Wings in BBQ Sauce
  • Pork & Leek Sausage Rolls
  • Homemade Wedges with Dip
  • Breaded Chicken Goujons
  • Honey & Mustard Sausages
  • Fruit Cake
  • Victoria Sponge
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Mini Apple Strudel
  • Lemon Tart

Afternoon Tea - £15.95pp

  • Selection of finger sandwiches with various fillings
  • Scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Selection of sweet treats
  • Selection of tea and coffee


Shirley - June 2018

May I say a very big thank you for Friday afternoon. It was lovely and our guests seemed to be enjoying themselves. I think they may be coming again just for lunch in the future. Jean (I think that was her name) was so helpful and got on so well with mum. It was lovely. The food, well what can I say. It was delicious. You have such wonderful chefs. It was tasty and looked so attractive.  Thanks for allowing us to use the balcony. The weather was so warm and there was a lovely cool breeze. A good place to talk and catch up with relatives we don't see so often.  Thank you once again for allowing us to use you venue. We certainly will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.

Helena - May 2018

I would like to say a big thank you to yourself and Katie for helping to provide a Wake that all ran like clockwork.

The food was very tasty and Jean and her colleague were both very attentive and put everyone at ease.

Thank you again.

The Watts Family - February 2018

Firstly can I personally thank you Hayley for all the work and care that you placed into making the sad event of a Wake a successful and memorable one for all the family, the extra TLC that you gave us enabled us to manage and plan the wake without the fear of missing something or creating an issue on the day.

I must congratulate you and the team who were on service that day for not only their professionalism but also their compassion and understanding of people thoughts and feelings, which I found to not only show great skill but also great heart.

The environment was excellent and the event layout was perfect, and having that whole area simply for our occasion was a nice touch too.

A special thanks goes to Andrew and his team of diligent and kind personnel who made every guest feel cared and catered for…even to the point of entertaining the children with some light hearted banter.

Although I never envisaged booking a wake in my lifetime I have found the whole experience of working with Hayley and her team a pleasurable and worry free one and would have no hesitation in recommending your services and facilities.

Great Function facilities, Great Location, Great food….. Great staff.

Thankyou one and all for helping to make this sad day a better day.

Contact Us

Holiday Inn Southend, 77 EastWoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG, UK
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01702 543 001
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