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.
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Testimonials

Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for waiting for me tonight, I really appreciate it. I’m so pleased I got there to see mum, she looks lovely and looks like she’s just having a lovely sleep. I love that she is holding all the photos and roses close to her, that is a lovely touch, thank you. I will most definitely be recommending your services.

Maggie - July 2017

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

Thank you so much for the way you dealt with my husband Dennis’ funeral. It was done with great dignity and respect and for your kindness!

Mandi Martin - October 2018

Good morning Jeremy

A big thank you to you and your team for yesterday, the day went like clockwork (apart from my father in law following the wrong limousine out of the crematorium which raised a few laughs at the wake)

I just wanted you to know how grateful my whole family were, from the first call to the last handshake you were professional and caring and my mum in particular was very happy with the day.
Please pass on my thanks to your staff.
Kind Regards
Mark Steadman - Feb 28th 2020

To Jeremy, Nathan and all the staff at Penrose

Thank you so much for the support, care and guidance you provided to us when we were arranging Joe’s Funeral

Rita, Mellisa and Tracey - October 2018

Thank you for your sensitive care and support at a very difficult time

May C. and Family - Nov 2018

To Nathan and all the team at Penrose,

We would just like to say a big “Thank you” for the care and consideration you gave our dad, Alan. We really appreciated your assistance and attention to detail as this sad time. Your kind support and guidance was a huge help to us.

Many thanks again

The Winch Family - July 2017

…and I wish to thank both Jeremy and Nathan for your help and courteousness throughout

Judith Hill - June 2017
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