Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh

The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh make the ideal budget wedding venue for a small wedding reception. Equally this venue is well suited for a smart birthday or anniversary party. The Old Parish Rooms function room features two galleries above the main hall, and a small bar area. The whole venue is very compact but smart and classy. Extended licence is available on request up (party finish 1am).

Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh Wedding Venue Review

I was the DJ at a wedding recently and went to view the hall with the bride to be, and meet the Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh Wedding Coordinator.

I preferred to set up my equipment on the ground floor facing the dance floor area and this was all agreed. However on the evening I found that tables for the wedding breakfast took up space designated for me, and I had to set up upstairs in the gallery area instead.

From a DJ point of view I definitely prefer to be among guests on the same level, so that I can easily take requests and ‘be in touch’ with guests. DJing from the Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh gallery upstairs put space between me and the audience, and also made it difficult to hear how the music sounded to the audience, as I was behind the speakers and a glass screen.

Drink prices

I recently was charged £4.40 for a pint of lime and soda which I thought was extraordinarily over priced. I contacted the manager and expressed my concern. The bar is run and managed by a separate company and I was told that the matter would be looked into. Update: Lime and Soda now £4 a pint.

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Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh
The Old Parish Rooms Function

What’s the big deal? Well – just be careful with any venue if you are putting a float behind the bar. You want to know how long it will last, and that you aren’t paying through the nose. So ask for the price of a couple of common drinks so you have an idea.

That aside, the staff were helpful and friendly and I would definitely recommend taking a look at this ‘possibly overlooked’ wedding venue.

The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh are located opposite the Council Offices, and outside the Holy Trinity Church at the top of Rayleigh High Street. You can park in the car park at the rear, accessed via Rectory Garth, or opposite in the Council Offices car park.

Wedding Venues in Rayleigh

Make sure if you’re trying to choose a smart party venue in Rayleigh that you arrange a viewing of The Parish Rooms Rayleigh.

Michelle Diaper

Michelle Diaper's 50th Birthday pictures

Enjoy photos taken at Michelle’s 50th Birthday party held at The Parish Rooms Rayleigh

Adelle Bailey 40th

Adelle Bailey celebrates her 40th Birthday

Photos from Adelle’s party at The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh ready to view here.

Hayley Negus 50th

Hayley Negus Celebrates her 50th Birthday

Photos from Hayley’s evening are ready to view here.
Zoe and Paul

Zoe and Paul's wedding reception at The Old Parish Rooms

Zoe and Paul had a lovely ceremony and a terrific night. Photos are ready to view now by clicking the link. Additional memory sticks are available containing all photos in high quality. Contact me to place your order.

Angie and Mark Wedding

Angie and Mark's Amazing Wedding Reception

I performed along side Will and Mike aka Old Hat at Angie and Mark’s wedding reception. This ranks as one of my favorite recent gigs because I got to take some terrific photos too. The guest made the night so enjoyable. Non-stop dancing and a fantastic atmosphere made capturing great shots of very photogenic guests much easier.
You can view all of the photos by clicking the camera icon. Give it time to load as there are over 300 photos!
All photos at a much higher resolution are available on a memory stick posted direct to you for just £12

Kate Driscoll 50th birthday

Kate celebrates her 50th Birthday in style

Kate Driscoll celebrated her birthday at The Parish Rooms with friends and family. To view photos click the camera Ikon. A memory stick containing all photos in high resolution is available for just £12 including postage.

Colin Cushing celebrates his 70th in style

The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh played host to Colin’s superb birthday party. Notably the food and service were excellent. Chicken, beef and BBQ Salmon skewers went down very well, and formed part of a seemingly endless hot buffet selection.
I played the tunes and took photos which you can view and download by clicking the camera Icon below. Please share this page with friends and relations present using facebook or email.


Richard Negus celebrates his 50th Birthday

Just click on the camera!
What a fantastic birthday! Here are all the photos from that great evening, which if you have permission you can view and download Richard Negus 50th Birthday Party Photos.

More history about The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh from their own website:

Built in 1863 as a school house and parish hall, The Old Parish Rooms now has a modern and light interior and is the perfect setting for any event.

Set over two floors, The Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh can accommodate 80 people for a seated meal or for a larger non-seated event or evening reception, the space becomes a bar and dance floor for up to 100 guests.

Now licensed to perform civil ceremonies, we are the ideal venue for your wedding, naming ceremony or renewal of vows.

If my Old Parish Rooms Rayleigh review has helped you to choose a venue for your party please let them know when you call for a quote!

If I can help you with a quote for a DJ or photographer please get in touch! Have a great party!

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