Below is a selection of wake venues and caterers that are available in South East Essex. Clearly there are many more choices available, but these are popular venues that we have heard good reports about and that we have visited and checked out personally. We have tried to include a range of pricing and capacities while listing venues that offer a professional service and a pleasant environment. We have included contact details as wake venues are typically arranged directly by the family and not by the funeral director.

We do not receive a commission or finders fee from any of the venues that we recommend. All recommendations are based on reputation and personal experience.
Garon Park Golf Complex
Garon Park Golf Complex

Eastern Avenue

Southend-on-Sea

SS2 4FA

50 guests with buffet starts from £538
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Camelia Hotel
Camelia Hotel

178 Eastern Esplanade

Thorpe Bay

SS1 3AA

50 guests with buffet starts from £748
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Cliffs Pavillion
Cliffs Pavillion

Station Rd

Westcliff-on-Sea

SS0 7RA

50 guests with buffet starts from £1,000
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Roslin Beach Hotel
Roslin Beach Hotel

Thorpe Esplanade,

Thorpe Bay,

Essex, SS1 3BG

50 guests with buffet start from £1,350
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The Bellhouse Pub
The Bellhouse Pub

321 Rayleigh Road

Eastwood

SS9 5PX

50 guests with buffet starts from £598
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Saxon Hall
Saxon Hall

Aviation Way

Southend on Sea

SS2 6UN

50 guests with buffet starts from £648
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Rochford Hundred Golf Club
Rochford Hundred Golf Club

Hall Road

Rochford

SS4 1NW

50 guests with buffet starts from £975
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Catering

Perfect Banqueting is an independent local catering company who have worked closely with us since our beginning to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of catering. With menus designed for wakes as well as Bespoke and personal request catering we are happy to recommend them for any occasion.

See below for some of their tailored wake menus, or visit Perfect Banqueting to see more

Finger Menu (Cold)
£8.70 per person

Assorted Sandwich Platters
Bouchée pastry cups of Prawn Marie Rose,
Egg and Cucumber and Coronation Chicken
Quiche Lorraine
Sausage and Sage Puff Pastry Rolls
Crudités, Tortilla Chips, Pitta Bread and Dips
Toasted Honey Mustard Sesame
Cocktail Sausages
Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato
Savoury Snacks

Tea and Coffee Service
Funeral Reception and Catering
Finger Menu Two (Cold)
£10.50 per person

Mixed Platters of Sandwiches and Wraps with fillings to cater for all tastes
Chicken Caesar and Prawn Marie Rose
Little Gem Cups
Roasted Mediterranean and
Goats Cheese Quiche
Breaded Chicken Goujons with Sweet Chilli Dip
Ploughman’s Platter of Cheddar, Pork Pies, Scotch Eggs and Rustic Bread
with Pickles and Garnish
Savoury Snacks
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A Selection of Homemade Cakes

Tea and Coffee Service
Funeral Reception and Catering
Fork Buffet
£16.50 per person

Carved Honey Glazed Gammon
Carved Roast Beef
Coriander and Lime Breaded Chicken Goujons
Stilton and Broccoli Quiche
Potato and Chive Salad
Coleslaw Salad
A Salad of Mixed Leaves
Wild Rice Salad
French Bread and Butter
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Mini Desserts of:
Strawberry Shortbread
Chocolate Cups filled with
White Chocolate Mousse
Banoffee Pies
Mini Sherry Trifles

Tea and Coffee Service
Funeral Reception and Catering

Can we help you?

If you wish to talk to one of our funeral arrangers about our services please get in touch.
01702 436000 Contact us online Get A Bespoke Quote

Testimonials

To Nathan, Jeremy and Staff

Thank you for your patience, support and knowledge. Without you I know the day would not have run so smoothly.

And thank you for going the extra mile time and again.

Love and Thanks…xxx

Jane Morris - May 2017

Many thanks for your expert care in helping to make Barbara’s funeral on the 11th so perfect and so memorable

Sue Verran - April 2019

Dear Penrose Team,

Many thanks to you for the dignified way you handled the funeral of my dearest mother Violet Mark, also the help you gave in such a careful way.

Everything was done to perfection and Violet’s family are truly grateful.

Kind regards,

Sharon Smart and Violet’s family - April 2021

To all at Penrose Funerals,

Please accept my thanks for the sensitive and professional way in which you carried out my mother’s funeral arrangements. My brothers and I were also extremely happy with the way everything went on the day.

Thank you

Simon Jarvis - April 2020

Thank you all so very much​

You are a lovely bunch, you made what was a terrible time much more bearable. Best Wishes,

Dawn and Dee Ivens - April 2019

Nathan, Jeremy and Staff,

Thank you for the excellent job you did helping us to arrange Robert’s funeral on 21st July. Your helpfulness and consideration was much appreciated

Jennifer, Douglas and Family - August 2017

Dear Nathan, Jeremy and everyone and Penrose,

Thank you so much for looking after my son – Thomas Street – while he was in your care. The past few weeks have been so distressing but you made organising the funeral so much easier than I thought it would be.

I am especially grateful for the visits that you organised for me, especially the final one. I am also very grateful to Jeremy for your kind words on the day of the service.

I am so pleased that we chose to bring Tom to you. You have made my darkest times a little brighter.

From

Claire – and all of Tom’s family - March 2020
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