Coronavirus (Covid-19): Centre Closures

We are taking the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously and unfortunately, due to instruction from the Government, we will be closing both our Leisure Centres and Community Halls for the foreseeable future. 

All membership and swimming lesson fees will be frozen automatically, and all customers who have prepaid will be credited. The next Direct Debit due in April, will not be taken as all memberships and swimming lesson payments are now frozen. If customers have prepaid for activities such as memberships and swimming lessons, we will adjust the next direct debit when we reopen, and credit what we owe you.  Please be aware the next Direct Debit will be taken as and when we reopen.

All customers who have paid upfront for memberships, swimming lessons, community hall bookings and other activities will also be credited when we reopen in the future.

We will continue to do our best to keep all our customers updated on when the centre can re-open. In the meantime, we will be offering free Live Facebook and Instagram classes, other home workouts including family workouts, Live Question and Answer videos and advice on how to keep up your fitness levels on our Facebook @CastlePointLeisure and Instagram @Castlepointleisure1.

Most importantly, we hope all our friends, members & customers stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you all again in the future.

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Weddings and Events

Wedding and Events Information

Wedding Information

Runnymede Hall is licenced for weddings, civil partnerships and naming ceremonies. Runnymede Hall is located in the heart of Benfleet, with good access from the A13 and A127.

At Runnymede Hall we are able to accommodate small intimate weddings or large celebrations up to 230 dinner guests.

We hire the venue to you and we can introduce you to recommended, experienced wedding providers (for catering company, photography etc.)  with whom you can decide and arrange all the bespoke requirements for your special day. (Payment is made direct to each provider.)

Our venue will give you the flexibility to use your own suppliers or have a package which we will fully take care of the whole day for you in partnership with our catering supplier.

Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to make changes to the wedding package or would like to discuss other options for catering and wedding, please feel free to contact the Wedding Co-Ordination team at weddings@castlepoint.gov.uk or on 01268 882200.

The Booking Process

When you have booked your wedding, you must contact the Essex Registration Service to ensure the Registrars can attend your wedding on the date and time of your choice.

There are additional fees incurred for the use of registrars at the approved premise. These are to be paid separately to the Essex Registrars and are not included within your hire charges from us.

You can make a provisional booking for your Essex Register Office wedding up to twenty four months in advance. Just call or write to the office of your choice, and give as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. You will also be required to pay £50.00 (non-refundable) which is taken off the total you need to pay.

Registrar Fees and Charges

Marriages Ceremonies