£1499 - £5299 for a package
Up to 100
129 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Our contemporary hotel, offers a modern venue for your wedding celebration and fantastic location.
Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
We offer 4 different perfect packages for your day. Twilight Package starting at £1499 Classic Package Laker Suite Package 1935 Rooftop Wedding Package *all packages includes up to 50 guests, you are welcome to add additional guests at a cost per head
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
HAPPY EVER AFTER..... The Laker Suite is the perfect venue for your celebration. Whether it be an intimate gathering, vow renewal or a traditional full wedding day, we can cater to all your needs. Your are in good hands with our team who are here from the initial planning stages and will assist you every step of the way, through to your big day. Our Event Management team will ensure your day runs smoothly and will create great lasting memories for you and your guests. THE VENUE..... The beautiful Laker Suite is adjacent to the Laker Foyer and Laker Lounge area which are all available for private use for your big day, and are all included in our packages. You can host up to 96 guests for a sit down meal and up to 175 guests for your evening celebrations with your own private function bar. PHOTO OPPOTUNITIES.... Photographs of your wedding day are so important and there are plenty of opportunities to capture all of them at The Laker Suite. Our sweeping glass staircase is a popular choice for couple and group photos. ACCOMODATION Preferential rates are given to all wedding couples and an easy booking system is in place to take the stress and pressure away from the Bride and Groom. WEDDING PACKAGES.... A package is the best way to book your wedding, often with little extras added in and creates a great starting point for your wedding day itinerary. Remember that all packages can be added to for extra guests both during the day and night time celebrations, ensuring your wedding is full of your dearest family and friends. WEDDING MENUS.... When it comes to food our Chef's demonstrate a passion and excitement for delivering the best in taste and quality. No matter what package you have chosen rest assured that all food is prepared onsite and designed with you in mind. The addition of canapes and buffets can really add to the magic of your Wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hayley Oconnell
I have worked here for over 10 years planning all weddings and events, I use this experience to help advise all couples looking for their dream venue. I love my role it is very rewarding, seeing all the planning come together on the day and exceeding all expectations. There are many photographic opportunities, the sweeping glass stair case which is very "unique”, the beautiful balcony shots that take in all the greenery from the countryside and the sunsets are just beautiful.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Denise and Larry
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Perfect day!!!
The staff of the Holiday Inn are first class!! Our wedding plans were tailored just for us, and we can’t speak highly enough of each and every one of them. The food was amazing the buffet was incredible, all our guests have said what a great wedding it was , the DJ was very good , and the room was decorated for our wedding night with even a personalised bottle of Prosecco, what a beautiful touch! Well done everyone at Holiday Inn! I would recommend your special day to be held here, you will not find better!!
Tenicia & Stephen
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
The best wedding day to start are new chapter
From start to finish are wedding day was perfect. Holiday inn Southend made everything stress free. couldn’t thank the wedding team enough they was their every step of the way and was very professional. We had are whole day at the venue, the running of the day ran smooth from transforming wedding ceremony to breakfast room to evening party the whole set up was brilliant. Everything was personalised and catered for are day, wedding breakfast and buffet was of a very high standard not one item of food was left, their was a large bar area that was well stocked. Are day could not have gone any better with thanks to the amazing wedding team at the holiday inn Southend.
Mr & Mrs Moore
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
Thank you
Thank you so much for everything on Saturday, our wedding was perfect. The day was amazing, our guests had a perfect day. Cannot thank you enough for your hard work, and support on the day. 
Mr & Mrs Ambrose
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
5 stars
Sorry guys, very long review to follow…If you’re looking for a Yes No recommendation. It’s a yes from us. Do it, book now, you won’t regret it. We used Holiday Inn Southend for our wedding on the 25th July 2021. Having been to a wedding fayre in January 2020 we initially booked for our wedding to take place on the 23rd July 2020 and fell in love with the venue when we walked in! At an amazing price, we had our perfect wedding planned. Covid struck Then COVID struck! And we had to move the date which was done without any issues whatsoever. At some stage we had decided to get married in a registry office and then have this event as a renewal ceremony when the restrictions left, this was January 2021. The team at Holiday Inn were extremely easy to speak to and happy to change. Then COVID struck again and ruled out registry weddings unless you were on your death bed. So another change was required! I think by this count it was about the 6th time of changing and we finally got married on the 25th July 2021. Three days before our wedding, we had six people drop out due to COVID therefore our menus, table plans, set up etc all needed to be changed to the new guests. What can I say, they met our needs immediately and changed them all. (We had 16 children at our wedding … if that’s anything to go by) We also added three vegans to our guest lists, so the chef kindly accommodated for this with a large selection of choices for the guests. At every step of our journey, the team at the Holiday Inn were more than helpful and friendly. Couldn’t do enough for us to make our day as perfect as it could be. Now onto the wedding day itself. One word sums it up, Perfection. Sue, our coordinator was there before the ceremony to make sure everything was ready for our day. Keeping in touch with the bride and wedding party prior to the ceremony. Coordinating our interviews with the registrars etc. Then finding time within our schedule to allow for me and my new wife to go off site with photographers before our wedding breakfast and kept the guests entertained. Sharon & her team behind the bar were fantastic. Kept the drinks flowing, bubbly personality and nice and chatty to keep us all in the party mood. The food….Wow. It had been such a long time since our wedding tasters we had forgotten just how nice they were. Melt in mouth gammon, mouth watering chicken. Need I continue. The food portions were massive and tasted incredible. Then onto the room … blimey. Being nosey, I made sure to look in everyone’s room at one stage or another – we had 6 rooms booked with a last minute change on the day which was handled smoothly. All of them were immaculately clean and spacious with all the bits and pieces you need for a night away from home. Our room however, the Superior upgrade was out of this world. Roll top bath enough for two … (proven), rainforest walk in shower and dual sinks in the bathroom, king size bed, two seater sofa, 2 arm chairs and table. TV and not forgetting the extremely large windows with a perfect view of the airport – seeing planes taking off and landing at the airport from the comfort of your bedroom on your wedding night was out of this world. Not forgetting the complimentary and very thoughtful chilled bottle of champagne and card waiting for us in the room by the staff at the Holiday Inn. Wedding review : Not a single fault to be found anywhere So much so, we are returning for a night tomorrow !! Sue, Hayley, Laura, Sarah, Louise, Sharon, Tom(Sorry if this isn’t your name i was slightly inebriated when I spoke to you on our wedding day) All the bar staff, Head Chef, cleaners, Reception and Events team and absolutely anyone I’ve missed from the Holiday Inn Southend. Thank you for everything. 5 stars is all I can leave, but you deserve so much more. Thank you. Mr & Mrs Ambrose
Donna & Michelle
Happy couple married in April
September 2022
Absolutely fantastic
The day was absolutely fantastic thank you Laura, everything on the day was just perfect...even the sun shone for us. Thank you so much for everything you and your team have done for us.

Open Day

5th February 2023
Book an appointment with one of our experienced coordinators for a show around of our venue including The Laker Suite, sweeping glass stair case, Bridal suite and discuss our exciting new packages.

Wedding Fair

26th March 2023
Come and view our beautiful venue and be introduced to our trusted suppliers from 11am to 3pm. Our wedding planners will be here on the day to show you around the venue and answer your questions.
Location & Contact Details


Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG, England

Nearest Town

Southend on Sea

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Southend Airport Train Station

Nearest Airport

Southend Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Tripadvisor Travellors' Choice Award 2022

Accreditations (1)

Venue Verdict Gold 2022

Bridebook Awards (1)


Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Intimate, Modern, Passionate, Delicious

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautiful sweeping glass stair case, it is such a unique photo definitely one to display on the wall.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

My lips are sealed..... although I can tell you we have been featured on a number of TV series!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Definitely our sweeping glass stair case there is nothing like it!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff, their service is second to none, what I love is they always have the guests best interests at heart. I am proud to call them my colleagues.