Party venue hire for events and family celebrations in Essex

The Chichester Hotel has a long history of hosting family celebrations in the Wickford region. We are the first choice for event and party venue hire for christenings, wakes, private dining and formal family gatherings, as well as brilliant birthday parties and wedding anniversaries.

Our intimate party spaces and function rooms are perfectly suited for private parties and family events for 10 to 160 guests, and the variety of room styles means that there’s a space that will suit every occasion. All the rooms boast their own bar and operate as sole spaces independent of the hotel operation. With easy access from local main roads and a large car park on-site The Chichester Hotel is perfectly situated to welcome your family and friends, including those travelling from afar, with 36 guest bedrooms on-site. We have a range of suppliers that we work with on a regular basis to supply balloons, flowers or any other items that will make the celebration feel truly themed.

The Chichester Hotel is an established event venue in Essex, regularly welcoming guests from areas including Southend, Wickford, Rayleigh, Basildon and Chelmsford. Our function rooms are often chosen to host:

  • Boys’ nights out, stag night parties
  • Girls’ nights out, hen nights
  • Engagement parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, civil partnership weddings
  • Baby shower parties and christenings
  • Celebrations of life and wakes
  • Birthday parties

Ms Crabb Bevan

Wonderful baby shower in the Essex Barn this afternoon. Thanks to Abbey for her patient organisation and the wonderful Darren for looking after us all today. The food was lovely and plentiful. The venue looked amazing, nothing was too much trouble for Darren and we all had a great time. Well done The Chichester!

Ms Price

I held my husband’s surprise 50th birthday party here and it was fab. The food at the buffet was outstanding. The Essex Barn is a stunning venue for a birthday party or wedding and I would highly recommend this venue.

Mr and Mrs Smith

A belated thank you for all the arrangements you made for our ‘do’ and thanks very much to the staff who were on duty that evening. The evening went very well, partly due to the efficient staff who were friendly and helpful. Many of our guests also made similar comments. Perhaps you would pass our thanks on to all staff members involved. Sandra and I enjoyed the evening but it all went too quickly. On the Sunday morning we both said we’d like to experience it all over again. Once again many thanks to you and the staff.