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 clubhouse
Garon Park Golf Complex

Eastern Avenue

Southend-on-Sea

SS2 4FA

50 guests with buffet starts from £598
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camelia hotel front view
Camelia Hotel

178 Eastern Esplanade

Thorpe Bay

SS1 3AA

24 guests with buffet £678, 50 guests £850 plus
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external view of cliffs pavillion venue
Cliffs Pavillion

Station Road,

Southend on Sea,

Essex SS0 7RA

50 guests with buffet starts from £1,000
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ballroom patio view of roslin beach hotel venue
Roslin Beach Hotel

Thorpe Esplanade,

Thorpe Bay,

Essex, SS1 3BG

50 guests with buffet start from £1,350
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interior view of bellhouse pub
The Bellhouse Pub

321 Rayleigh Road

Eastwood

SS9 5PX

50 guests with buffet starts from £747
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jubilee suite in saxon hall
Saxon Hall

Aviation Way

Southend on Sea

SS2 6UN

50 guests with buffet starts from £715
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clubhouse view of rochford hundred golf club
Rochford Hundred Golf Club

Hall Road

Rochford

SS4 1NW

50 guests with buffet starts from £998
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Testimonials

A very professional family run business who were very understanding and kind and nothing was too much trouble. They immediately alleviated any worries and concerns I had and arranged for a lovely celebrant Laura Manvell to conduct the Celebration of Life, who was probably one of the sweetest ladies on this earth I have ever met.

Julie Adkins - February 2024

To all at Penrose,

A thank you to say how much we appreciated your services. Your care and compassion toward our family will not be forgotten.

Debbie, Jackie and Shelley - March 2023

To Jeremy, Brendon and the rest of the fabulous team at Penrose Funerals

We just wanted to say what a truly fabulous Funeral we had with Jeremy at the helm. The consideration and respect he showed us and our lovely dad was so very special and lovely to see, he guided us very caringly through everything from start to finish, he made an unbearable day….bearable, for that we are so very grateful. I also wanted to say a big thank you to Brendon who made arranging the funeral so much easier with his calming and helpful way.

We all say thank you for the perfect send off for our Dad.

Our kindest regards and many thanks for everything  xxxxx

Jane, John and the Family of John Laister - November 2020

I really can’t thank the team at Penrose enough for the beautiful funeral they managed for my dear husband Fred. Especially Nathan for helping us plan the day with such care and dignity.

I met Nathan’s dad Jeremy for the first time when he arrived with the cortege to collect us from home. Immediately I felt totally at ease with this charming charismatic gentleman leading the service perfectly from begining to end.

Thank you so much

from Georgie

Georgina Bateman - February 2020
My family and friends want to thank sincerely all the staff at Penrose for being so compassionate, professional and sensitive with fulfilling our wishes to celebrate the life of Margaret Rose Shales.

Penrose showed respect taking us through the detailed procedure with personal delicacy enabling us to honour a special woman.

I would highly recommend the family run business, and my father wishes are to use Penrose as he can guarantee a perfect ceremony.

Thank you.

Janice Shales - June 2022
Nathan, Brendan,

Many kind thanks for the service today and your exemplary conduct and utmost dignity at every occasion at Penrose. Please pass the family’s sincere thanks to Jeremy and his colleagues who were fantastic and so mindful of our Hindu traditions – I wasn’t able to catch them at the end of the day but hoping you could relay back to them.
Kind regards
Piyush - June 2021

To all at Penrose Funerals,

Just to let you know how much your kindness means, a huge thanks, you done us all proud. I cannot speak highly enough of you all. On behalf of ‘Doris Davis’ (service 30th Jan 2020 @ 1.40pm) we thank you from our hearts.

Kind regards,

Tracey Williams, Keith and family - February 2020
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