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The County Hotel

The County Hotel

Close to the centre of Chelmsford, The County Hotel is a traditional hotel with modern facilities. Book it for your next business meeting or event in Essex because it’s a very nice place and the service is very attentive. They have four rooms and a maximum capacity of 130 delegates, so it steps up to the mark for conferences, awards ceremonies, presentations, training days, executive meetings, and more informal events like drinks receptions and buffets, gala dinners, and convivial summer and Christmas parties.

The biggest room is the Crystal Ballroom which holds 130 guests for a reception or a conference where everyone is seated in theatre style, 130 for a banquet, and 40 in boardroom configuration. The other four rooms are ideal for smaller events, with the Essex holding 50 in theatre style or for a networking reception, 44 for a banquet, and 24 for a board meeting. The Suffolk is good for receptions for 30, private dining for 24, and smaller meetings for 22, whilst the Kent and Hertford come into their own for discreet executive pow-wows and interviews for 8 people.

Opt for room hire only, day delegate packages or overnight deals; you’ll have complimentary wifi, fully modern audio-visual equipment to suit your needs, and there’s a good choice of sandwiches, hot and cold buffets or restaurant lunches. The team at the hotel are well versed when it comes to event planning and making sure all runs without a hitch.

If you have overnight delegates to think of, you’ll be glad to know that the 50 guest bedrooms are classically styled and cosy but don’t scrimp on space; they have Freeview and full HD TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and a laptop safe. There’s a bar and lounge at the hotel, both with a very relaxed ambience, and they serve a rather spiffing afternoon tea, if you fancy treating everyone.

The County Hotel, Chelmsford has free parking for guests, the town train station is just a two-minute walk away and it only takes half an hour to get to London Liverpool Street. The nearest airport is Stansted which is 20 miles distant.

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Venue The County Hotel
Capacity 130 guests
Address 29 Rainsford Road
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Packages (5)

Afternoon Tea Package

  • Guests: 120 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £30.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Why not indulge in a private afternoon tea and celebrate with your friends and family

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Party Package

  • Guests: 150 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £42.50 per person
  • Description & Details

    This party Package includes:
    Hire of the room from 7pm to midnight
    Private Bar until 11:45pm
    White Table Linen
    Dance Floor
    Use of Cake Stand, Table and Knife
    Food Buffet
    Discounted Hotel Bedroom Rates

    Minimum Number of 60 apply

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Shared Party Night

  • Guests: 120 max
  • Price from: £50.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Our popular and highly anticipated Party Nights return for 2023
    Join us for a Festive 3 Course meal and enjoy a glass of prosseco on arrival
    Private hire also available

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Day Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 120 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £42.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    All Delegate Rates include the following:
    Room Hire
    Car Parking
    Fast Wi-Fi
    Arrival Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
    Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
    Lunch options
    Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
    Flipchart & Pens
    Bowl of Sweets & Apples
    Jugs of Iced Water

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Wedding Package

  • Guests: 120 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £99.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Thinking of having your wedding with the County Hotel?
    We have Packages available from £99 per person

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Function Rooms & Event Spaces (5)

Crystal Ballroom - The County Hotel

Crystal Ballroom

  • Max Capacity: 130
  • Dimensions: L:16.62m x W:9.93m x H:3.16m
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    Large Victorian room


    • Theatre: 130
    • Banqueting: 130
    • Dinner & Dance: 120
    • Cabaret: 70
    • Classroom: 54
    • U-Shape: 35
    • Boardroom: 40
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Essex Room - The County Hotel

Essex Room

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Dimensions: L:8.62m x W:8.65m x H:2.54m
  • Full Details

    The Essex Room is perfect for corporate and private events up to 50 guests.


    • Theatre: 50
    • Banqueting: 44
    • Cabaret: 25
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 24
    • Boardroom: 24
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Suffolk Room - The County Hotel

Suffolk Room

  • Max Capacity: 30
  • Dimensions: L:8.81m x W:4.91m x H:2.59m
  • Full Details

    The Suffolk Room is great for smaller events up to 30 guests.


    • Theatre: 30
    • Banqueting: 24
    • Classroom: 16
    • U-Shape: 14
    • Boardroom: 22
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Hertford Room

  • Max Capacity: 8
  • Dimensions: L:4.23m x W:3.82m x H:2.59m

Kent Room

  • Max Capacity: 8
  • Dimensions: L:4.88m x W:3.35m x H:2.59m

Venue Features (12)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Access