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Rochford District Council Unveils Newly Revitalised Bars at The Mill Arts and Events Centre


Rochford District Council is thrilled to announce the grand reopening of its two vibrant bars, now managed by Eternity Events Essex. After a comprehensive refresh, the bars are ready to serve as the heart and soul of our events bookings.

The bar areas, renamed as 'Performers Bar' and 'The Millers Bar', have been revitalised to create a welcoming atmosphere, making them the perfect setting for a wide range of occasions. Whether you're planning a craft fair, a birthday party, a wedding reception, a dance competition, a performance, or a concert, The Mill Arts and Events Centre in Rayleigh, has the perfect space for you.

Earlier this week, Eternity Events Essex welcomed The Chairman, Councillor Jack Lawmon and Councillor Vilma Wilson, Lead Member for Public Spaces and Assets of Rochford District Council’s Joint Administration, who joined Director, Phoebe Barnes and Operational Manager, Kieron Stapleton, to see the new bar areas ahead of their first event.

One of the first groups to experience the newly refurbished bar areas was Ceroc Rayleigh, who held their Monday class earlier this week. The positive response from event organisers and attendees underscores the exceptional quality and versatility of these newly refreshed spaces. The refurbished bar areas will continue to play a key and important role in the upcoming events at the Mill Arts and Events Centre, including a pantomime and live performances.

Cllr Vilma Wilson, Lead Member for Public Spaces and Assets of Rochford District Council’s Joint Administration said: "The Mill Arts and Events Centre has long been a hub for our community's diverse and vibrant events. We are happy to see the Main Hall and Bar Lounge revitalised and we hope this will encourage even more bookings and extend the variety of events. The partnership with Eternity Events Essex has truly added a fresh touch to our beloved spaces. We're confident that people will be pleased with the new atmosphere and the array of events that can be hosted here."

The Mill Arts and Events Centre invites everyone to explore the endless possibilities and take advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

For booking enquiries or more information, please visit our website at or contact our leisure team on 01702 963328 or email