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

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Testimonials

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

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

Judith Hill - June 2017

Without you all Boogie’s final journey wouldn’t have been the magical closing chapter of his wonderful life, you made it very special for us all.

Babs - February 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

To all at Penrose

We can’t thank you enough for looking after Avril/mum/nan. Your kindness and respect will never be forgotten.

We appreciate the time you took to explain everything and the respect that was shown to Avril.

Thank you…Kind regards

Reg, Marie and Sam - December 2018

To Nathan, Jeremy and everyone at Penrose, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful send off you gave Elaine, your respect and attention to detail was second to none. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Luv from All of Elaine’s friends and family xx

- March 2017

Thank you so much for making Brian’s funeral so special, he would have loved it. I cannot thank you enough for all your care and compassion through a very difficult time.

Janet C - Sept 2016

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
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