Celebration of life - Holiday Inn Southend

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Want to book your table at 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar?

Holiday Inn Southend offers a perfect space for funeral gatherings with a range of spaces available to suit your needs. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly service and can assist you every step of the way. 

We can organise a memorial table and provide flowers to be displayed during your event. 

Celebration of Life lunches and wakes are permitted to take place in our 5th floor 1935 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar with use of the Boardroom and outside balcony area. Our Laker Suite is also available for larger gatherings.

With ample car parking spaces and easy access to the train station and London Southend Airport, we are easily accessible for your guests. On site accommodation is also available. 

For more information please call our Events Team on 01702 209 086 or email events@hisouthend.com





Complimentary car parking is available on site for the duration of your gathering. State-of-the-art audio and visual equipment is available at no extra cost for any function.  Preferred accommodation rates are also available.

Package 1 – £16.95 per person

  • Selection of sandwiches or wraps
  • Plus four items from the list below
  • Tea & coffee included

Package 2 – £19.95 per person

  • Selection of sandwiches or wraps
  • Plus six items from the list below
  • Tea & coffee included

Your options:

  • Tomato & basil bruschetta
  • Mediterranean vegetable quiche
  • Salmon goujons with tartare sauce
  • Mozzarella melts
  • Breaded prawns & sweet chilli dip
  • Chicken wings in BBQ sauce
  • Pork & leek sausage rolls
  • Homemade wedges with dip
  • Breaded chicken goujons
  • Honey & mustard sausages
  • Fruit cake
  • Victoria sponge
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Mini apple strudel
  • Lemon tart

Afternoon Tea – £18.50 per person

  • Selection of finger sandwiches with various fillings
  • Scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Selection of sweet treats
  • Selection of tea and coffee


  • Glass of Champagne – £9.95 per glass
  • Glass of Prosecco – £6.95 per glass
  • 3 bottles of house wine – £53.95
  • Other drinks or toast glass can be arranged on request

Lianne – February 2020

Thank you to everybody who was involved in dads wake on 28 February. It went really well, great food, great venue and really friendly staff. A big thank you to Jean who looked after us very well.”

Olivia – October 2020

“The Staff at The Holiday Inn 1935 Roof Top Restaurant could not have been more helpful and professional when organising this very sad family occasion for us. In particular Events Co-Ordinator Hayley and Catering Manager Muhamad were so kind and made the whole event very dignified and actually a happy celebration of my Father’s life which under the strict guidelines and conditions they had to put into place was amazing. We are so grateful that some of his Family and Friends were able to raise a glass in one of my Dad’s favourite coffee stops. Superb food and copious cups of tea and coffee were always on hand. A lovely place to eat and celebrate an event if you are able too.”

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