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Weddings at The Laker Suite

Couples who are seeking a modern venue will fall in love with “The Laker Suite”. If you are looking for those cherished photographs, our beautiful sweeping glass staircase and stunning balcony overlooking the countryside will provide that unique and contemporary backdrop for you.

“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”

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 120 guests for a sit down meal and up to 175 guests for your evening celebrations with your own private function bar.


Packages are a great 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. For information on our package please click on following link Weddings at the Laker Suite - Holiday Inn Southend (hisouthend.com)


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.


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.


*Licenced for civil ceremonies

*All rooms fully air conditioned

*Standard, Executive, Superior, Family and Disabled Access rooms available

*Stylish ground floor Lounge and Bar

*Sweeping glass staircase

*Balcony with views of Essex countryside

*Delicious in-house catering

*Wedding breakfast up to 120 guests

*Reception parties up to 150 guests

*220 car parking spaces

*Wi-Fi internet access throughout hotel



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  • Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available


  • Facilities for groups

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating


  • Staff fluent in Polish
  • Staff fluent in Portuguese

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym on site

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Business support
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar in bedrooms
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed

Special Offers

  • Book your wedding fro dates available in 2023 & 2024 receive a pre wedding drinks reception the night prior to the big day.  Enjoy breath-taking views from our 4th floor executive lounge, whist celebrating with friends and family.* Valued at £370.00.

    *Bookings are subject to availability from 7pm - 9pm
    *Drinks are a selection of house wine and bottles of beer and one glass per person, additional can be purchased on the night.
    *Number of guests is capped at 20
    *New bookings - Quote: VISIT ESSEX

    Weddings - redeem this special offer between 31/01/2022 and 31/12/2023

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Laker Suite is located on Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea. SS2 6XG.

    Public Transport Directions

    London Southend Airport (SEN, LON-SEN). This is just a short 250-meter walk from the hotel. Southend Airport train station – just a short walk (300 meters) from the hotel.  The hotel is a 10 minute drive to the sea front, a 5 minute train journey to Southend towncentre/ seafront or a 20 minute bus journey.

    Leigh on Sea 3.6 miles

    Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation  1.1 miles

    Southend United Roots Hall 1.2 miles

    South Essex College   2 miles

    Adventure Island  2.4 miles

    Southend beaches 2 miles


    The Laker Suite

    Type:Wedding Ceremony Venue

    Holiday Inn Southend, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG

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