Southend Conferences and Events Venues

Southend The Forum

Located amongst seven glorious miles of seafront, our Southend University of Essex 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 for your conference or event.

Choosing the right conference venue for you is a key part of your event planning process. Event Essex endeavours to offer venues and services that are tailored to meet your needs and requirements. We set out to make the event management process hassle-free and perfectly seamless, allowing you and your delegates to enjoy the event with peace of mind that our team have everything in hand.

For more information on the venues and services, we offer please visit our Contact Us page to fully complete and submit an enquiry form. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively,  you can email us at, call us on 01206 872358.

  • The Forum Lecture Theatre

    The Forum Lecture Theatre can seat 200 people in modern, vibrant surroundings with the latest in IT and AV technology…

  • Gateway building

    The Gateway Building

    The Gateway Building, located in the centre of Southend, offers a variety of different conference venues for up to 100…

  • The Forum Foyer event hire

    The Forum Foyer

    The Forum Foyer, located on our Southend campus, offers guests a spacious and modern reception area that is perfect for…

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Contact us

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.