Wedding Receptions

Our experienced team of professionals and our preferred suppliers can provide you with absolutely anything you desire for your wedding and at costs suitable to everyone’s price bracket. We have the quality of “attention to detail” that makes us stand out and the flexibility.
Our aim is to ensure the newly married couple and each of their guests savours every minute of the happy couples hassle-free big day. You can choose to have your reception in the South Restaurant function room or a more intimate setting for up to 18 people sit down in the Terrace Room.
Wedding venues in Essex are becoming very popular and The South Lodge Hotel has been a favourite venue in Chelmsford over many years. First time visitors always agree about the atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding. The South Lodge Hotel prides itself on offering you all the comfort and you will notice the friendliness of the staff and the homely feeling of the venue.

Wedding & Civil Partnership Ceremonies

Weddings and Civil Partnership Ceremonies can take place at the South Lodge Hotel any day of the week, subject to availability.

You are advised that only the Superintendent Registrar can permit a civil, non-religious Ceremony.

To contact the Chelmsford Registry Office telephone 01245 430130.

Music, reading, words or performance that forms any part of the Ceremony must be secular. The content of the Ceremony must be agreed in advance with the Superintendent Registrar who will be attending the Ceremony.  The Superintendent Registrar is unable to attend any rehearsal of the Marriage Ceremony in advance and the Ceremony Room will not be available until the day of the wedding.

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Weddings @ South Lodge Hotel

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Weddings @ South Lodge Hotel

Making your big day extra special.


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