Coronavirus (Covid-19): Centre Re-opening

Our centres have re-opened!

We are opening our centres in phases starting with the Fitness Suites , Group Exercise Classes, Sports Hall facilities and 3G Football Centre. Waterside Farm Leisure Centre's Swimming Pools will re-open on Monday 7th September. Runnymede Leisure Centre will remain closed until later phases. The Sauna & Steam Rooms and Soft Play areas will remain closed due to Government guidance.

Aquatic Membership and Swimming Lessons at Waterside will automatically be unfrozen on Monday 7th September unless requested otherwise by Monday 24th August. 

For full updates and information regarding re-opening and your membership please click here.

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 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