Friday 31st January 2020
Congratulations everyone! You made it through the long dark of January!
And here at Tailored Entertainment, our thoughts are naturally turning to sunnier climbs – specifically the beach!
We absolutely love a beach wedding venue. There’s just so much to love about them, from the stunning coastline photo opportunities to watching as the sun set over the horizon as your wedding reception gets into full swing…we’ve got a smile on our face just thinking about it! But finding a great coastal wedding venue can be a daunting task.
The heart-breaking decline of Britain’s seaside resorts in the 80s and 90s saw a lot of it’s seaside wedding venues go the same way, and for many years good coastal wedding locations were hard to come by. But all that has changed in recent years, and nowhere more so than in Essex. The UK’s biggest county also boasts some of the most sumptuous stretches of coastline in the country. Beach wedding venues in Essex are probably some of the best you’re likely to find in Europe…if you know where to look that is!
And that’s where we come in! Your favourite purveyors of unique wedding entertainment are here to help you out. We’ve canvassed some of our most popular wedding bands in Essex to find the best Essex wedding venues on the coast. Cause we’re nice like that!
We may even throw in a couple of bands for you to choose from, too!
Lets get cracking, shall we?
In this blog, we’ve often mentioned how easy it is to get beach wedding venues wrong. Well, The Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend is a perfect example of how to get a beach wedding exactly right. In fact, its possibly one of the best wedding venues in essex. There’s so much to love about this beautiful boutique hotel and its wedding packages that it’s difficult to know where to start. First off, the venue itself is exquisite. Each of its ceremony and reception rooms boast fine views across the Thames Estuary, making it a truly unique location to tie the knot. What’s more, their in-house wedding planning team are second to none, putting together pitch perfect wedding packages that you’re sure to love.
Address - Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3BG
Capacity - Up To 80 Guests
Packages - The Ballroom Package is the grander of the two, with 50 guests during the day, moving up to 80 in the evening. The Bay Package is more intimate, with 25 day guests moving to 50 in the evening.
At Prince’s Theatre in Clacton, you can step back in time into the throes of a roaring 1930’s music hall. This beautiful seaside theatre has been lovingly cared for over the years – setting it immediately apart form many of it’s contemporaries. It’s easily one of the best Essex wedding venues, the likes of which you’re not likely to find elsewhere in a hurry. And for an even more authentic experience you could hire one of our awesome vintage swing wedding bands to really get you in the music hall mood!
Address - Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SE
Capacity - A whopping 300+ guests can be catered for in this venue, offering anything up to 820 for the evening reception! Not a spot for intimate weddings!
Packages - Full wedding day and standalone reception packages are available, should you wish to tie the knot elsewhere.
At East Mersea Hall, you essentially get two wedding locations for the price of one. First off you get a remarkable Elizabethan manor house dating back to the 15th century. The venue itself is surrounded by an old moat, that since its conception has flooded to form a pretty lake that now encircles the whole venue. Secondly, you’re – quite literally – a stones throw from the shoreline, meaning you can still enjoy all of the advantages a seaside wedding venue has to offer. What could be better than that? This must be one of the most unique wedding venues in Essex, if not the UK.
Address - Church Lane, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8TJ
Capacity - Up to 250 day guests, pushing to 300 for the evening.
Packages - East Mersea Hall offers a whole host of great wedding packages that include use of the on-site church or civil services in it's woodland grounds. Packages are typically dependant on party size, from the pavilion package (150 cap) to the marquee package that can comfortably cater up to 300.
Plenty of Essex’s coastal wedding venues occupy huge, sprawling hotels that can end up feeling a little impersonal. The Kingscliff Hotel bucks that trend, offering something a little more on the intimate side. The jewel in the crown of this lovely little venue is surely its secret-garden-style ceremony space, boasting a beautiful pavilion that overlooks the sea. This space can also double as a great spot for your afternoon drinks reception. Win, Win!
So, there you have it. Four of the best Essex wedding venues by the beach for you to consider. But what about the wedding entertainment, I hear you cry?! Luckily, we represent some of the best Essex wedding bands you’re likely to find. Here’s a couple for you to consider…
Address - 55 Kings Parade, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 5JB
Capacity - Kingscliff tops out at 70 guests.
Packages - The Kingscliff is a great spot for winter weddings, accompanied by the roar of the waves as they crash upon the rocks below the venue. They also specialise in civil ceremonies and multicultural weddings.
PULSEPulse are an indie rock four piece with genuine style and a proper dose of rock and roll swagger. This awesome band is new to our roster for 2020, so get in and book this band quick! Acts with this kind of authentic star quality aren’t free for long!
This festival style wedding band are one of the south coast’s most popular wedding bands, with bookings right across Essex and the south east. Their live show is perfect for a beachside wedding; it’s fun packed and perfect for getting all of your guests hitting the dancefloor!
If you’d like a little more help choosing a venue or an Essex wedding band, feel free to reach out and get in touch with one of our expert team. We can’t wait to hear from you!Address: Town Hall, Station Rd, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SE