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A warm welcome to the Essex Cricket Conference & Events page.

Situated in the heart of Chelmsford City Centre, we are based at the home of Essex Cricket, The Cloud County Ground on New Writtle Street.
We offer a wide range of services to help you host the perfect event for your friends, family or colleagues.

If you already have an idea in mind, please get in touch with our friendly team today on 01245 254063 or email [email protected] 

our offerings

Room Hire

Host a wonderful event in one of our incredible rooms available to hire. Choose one with features to suit you and your guests, including bar facilities, table services & the option to add a DJ.

Find out more.

Enquire today.


Create your dream banquet with Essex Cricket. Our spectacular in-house catering service is fully-equipped to provide you and your guests with a delicious, bespoke meal, designed to your taste. We will work closely with you to achieve your perfect menu and will always take any allergies into consideration.

Enquire today.

Conferences & Meetings

Host your next meeting in style with Essex Cricket. Choose from our incredible selection of refreshments and start your day with tea and coffee on arrival with a choice of warm pastries. We offer 5 free parking spaces, with the option to add more for an additional fee.

Enquire today.


Celebrate your birthday, anniversary or retirement in the perfect location! With easy access to Chelmsford City Centre, after enjoying your tailored cuisine, you can party late into the night.

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Christmas Parties

Feel the magic of Christmas with Essex Cricket. Celebrate the festive season with your colleagues, family or friends throughout December. Book a shared party night from just £40! Or book a private party on a date of your choice.

Our shared party nights are available on the following dates:
Thursday 1 December | 8 December | 15 December
Friday 2 December | 9 December | 16 December
Saturday 3 December | 10 December | 17 December


Take your guests to a venue they weren’t expecting! Host your wedding reception/party with Essex Cricket.

The Cloud County Ground boasts fabulous views of a pitch played on by Cricketing Legends, including Graham Gooch OBE and Sir Alastair Cook. With a wide of catering options and entertainment, we guarantee to provide you and your guests with memories that will last a lifetime.

Enquire today.

Life Celebrations

The Cloud County Ground is a perfect venue to celebrate the life of your loved one. We will give you all the time you need to choose a suitable date and time. Our catering team have a brilliant selection of snacks and small plates to serve to your guests. If your loved one was a cricket fan, there really is no better venue.

Enquire today.


event hours

We can host your event at a time that suits you best. Typically, events can start as early as 8am.

Any evening event must finish by 12am in accordance with our licence.

We kindly ask that you vacate the premises by 12:30am at the latest and respect our neighbours as you leave. Thank you.

car park tariff

General Information

All guests may be picked up or dropped off for free (30 minutes maximum).

We usually offer 5 free parking spaces for conferencing events and 10 free parking spaces for parties.

If you would like to offer all of your guests complimentary parking, this can be arranged. We will include this cost as part of your booking. Please note, we will require the licence plate number of each vehicle intending to park with us in good time. Call our team on 01245 254063 to discuss further.

Standard Tariffs

Up to 1 hour – £1.20

Up to 2 hours – £1.50

Up to 3 hours – £2.00

Up to 4 hours – £3.00

Up to 6 hours – £5.00

Over 6 hours – £7.00

After 5pm – Midnight

Up to 1 hour – £1.20

Up to 2 hours – £1.50

Over 2 hours – £2.00