Weddings-on-Sea - Porters

Various images of weddings at Porters

Step inside one of Southend’s hidden treasures – a delightful venue built in the 15th Century. This charming house takes its name from le-Porters, a prominent family in South-East Essex who owned the estate from the 14th Century. It is tucked away behind walled grounds in the heart of Southend, set in wonderful gardens which gently slope down to a lovely pond. 

Images of Porters can be viewed in our Porters album on flickr.

Porters will be exclusively yours for your celebration and, if you wish, you can have a marquee in the garden for your reception.

Porters can accommodate 50 people for a ceremony and buffet style reception or 35 for a sit down meal. We can recommend preferred caterers but you are free to use your own if you so wish. We can also offer you canapés and bubbly.

There are 2 rooms which can be booked - 'The Dining Room' and the 'Solar Room'.

Book a viewing today by contacting us on 01702 215009. You can also email us at registeroffice@southend.gov.uk to arrange a viewing.

If this venue is of interest to you, please complete the Provisional civil wedding booking form. When you book you will need to pay a £100.00 deposit which will be deducted from the final balance.

Fees & Charges:

The pricing structure for hiring Porters for your wedding is as follows:

  • Mon, Tues and Weds - £700.00
  • Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun - £800.00
  • £50.00 for extra 30 minutes

You can find more information on fees by going to our Fees and Charges for Registration Services pages.

Parking: 

There is parking available on site for around 20 cars, 25 at the most.

Disabled Access: 

There is disabled access to the ground floor where the 'Dining Room' is located. The Solar Room is located on the 1st floor of the building. 

Porters Address details:

Porters Civic House & Mayor's Parlour
Southchurch Road
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1 2NE

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