Southend Facilities

Located along seven glorious miles of seafront, Event Essex: Southend Campus offers guests a vibrant and exciting visitor experience. With attractions, events and culture to suit all ages, budgets and timescales, Southend has much to offer the day delegate, the overnight guest and the holiday-maker.

We offer all year round accommodation at our Southend Campus, book your stay with us online here.

For more information on the services and venues we offer at our Southend Campus please complete our contact form or call us on 01206 872358 – we look forward to hearing from you.


Our Southend facilities are ideally situated to offer guests a variety of local amenities to ensure that your visit with us is as comfortable as possible, whether you are visiting us for the day or staying with us for a month.

Local amenities include:

  • A Sainsbury’s and Tesco Express
  • High street banks
  • Post Office
  • High street retailers
  • Independent shops
  • Farmers and craft markets
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Shopping centre

We offer all year round accommodation at our Southend Campus, book your stay with us online here.

Local Attractions

Southend Pier & Beach

Just a three-minute walk from our Event Essex accommodation and meeting spaces is the world’s longest pleasure pier. Stop by The Royal Pavilion for afternoon tea and some entertainment, soak up some history at the Pier Museum or spend a few hours fishing from the pier edge.

Concessions and family tickets are available.

Food and Drink

Visitors to the Event Essex: Southend Campus benefit from our town centre location, which offers a variety of bars, clubs and restaurants all within easy walking distance of our accommodation and meeting facilities.

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Event Essex
University of Essex
Elmer Approach

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Want to discuss your requirements with us? Our friendly customer service team is waiting to hear from you…

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We offer a variety of standard and bespoke catering packages, all locally sourced and of the highest quality.

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Explore Britain’s oldest recorded town or the sea-side attractions of Southend from our ideally located accommodation.

  • "The Event Coordinator was very helpful and approachable. They offered to be our contact on the day which really helped the staff. Thank you for all your help!"
  • "I was extremely pleased with the Event Coordinator's assistance on the day of the event and during the build up: nothing was too much trouble and they were was an absolute pro using the AV and Zoom equipment. A joy to work with!"
  • "The Event Coordinator we worked with was efficient and had a can-do attitude which took out the stress of getting the event organised. The fact that they knew things before I even knew I wanted them shows how great they are at what they do! All of my requirements were met and whenever I had a question or needed something to be changed it was dealt with swiftly and professionally."
  • "The Event Coordinator who helped us was a little ray of sunshine and nothing was too much for her. She was polite, friendly, hardworking and always had a big smile."
  • "Friendly, professional and efficient service, expert advise based on past knowledge on this type of event. On the day support was excellent."
  • "The Event Coordinators and the team who dealt with my booking were absolutely fantastic. They took time to understand my requirements, were super friendly and helpful and made me comfortable that everything would go smoothly....which it did. Also the catering staff setting up on the day were very nice and helpful."