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

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

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

Dear Nathan, Jeremy and Brendon,

We all just wanted to say thank you for the way you looked after our Dad’s cremation. It was lovely to see the video you made for us and we felt you went above and beyond.

Many thanks,

Debbie, Jon, Vanessa, Adele and Sue - June 2020

To all at Penrose

Thank you so much for making a terrible day more bearable, you all acted with the utmost respect and support from beginning to end.

Keep up the good work,

Nicola and Kevin - July 2020

I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with your care, your thoughtfulness and the profound dignity with which you conducted the service. You have been impeccably professional from start to finish… Thank you

Steve Meeks - July 2018

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

Thank you for arranging a lovely service for Colin, your support and kindness in a difficult situation was much appreciated. With Love…

The Coe Family - February 2017

Dear all at Penrose,

Thank you so very very much for the lovely send off for our Peter. I felt like we had additional friends to celebrate his life with. So very pleased we chose the best Much love XOXOXO

Tracey and Family - May 2019
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