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East Quay Venue

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£750 - £4750 for venue hire
Up to 120
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East Quay Venue retains the structural features and character from its coastal heritage past, offering a relaxed ‘shabby-chic’ ambience; a place that sits beside the shingle beach.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
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Full Description
  • The East Quay is a wedding and event venue located on the East side of Whitstable harbour. The building, which was originally home to the Seasalter and Ham Oyster Fishery Company, sits at the end of the Quay ideally located for the fisherman. Today, the building retains is coastal heritage through photos on our bare brick walls. We have our own private shingle beach area, perfect for your guests to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and an infamous Whitstable sunset. As part of The Whitstable Oyster Company, we produce our own oysters. At low tide you can see our oysters beds, and during the afternoon our farmers can be found grading, sorting and washing the oysters at the East Quay site. After three years of hard graft the oysters are ready for purification before being distributed to our businesses. Why not offer your guests a selection of freshly shucked, battered or alcoholic oysters during your drinks reception? Inside the building we have a mezzanine level licensed for civil ceremonies, a dance floor complete with a fish tank DJ booth, fully licensed bar, open plan kitchen and a dinning area with direct sea views.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Clare Potten
    We have three dedicated Event Managers, and 2 receptionist who are contactable 7 days a week. We, as a team, believe in assisting our couples in making their day the best it can be. Everyone has individual beliefs and ideas of the ‘perfect day’ and we aim to understand and characterise this as best we can. We aim to ensure every couples wedding is as unique and individual as our venue is.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • East Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB, England
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Whitstable
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All of our couples know how to create their own personal touch, either incorporating tradition in their own way or setting their own new trends.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Relax and enjoy the process. It is your day, both of yours so plan together and compromise.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Homemade alcoholic wedding favours, recreating what the couple drank when they got engaged.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, relaxed, homely, different and historic.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The pier outside on the beach, or in front of one of the colourful beach huts.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Yes - private and confidential.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Fresh local oysters - grown on our own beds, hand farmed by our fisherman and purified in our on-site purification centre.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Being right on the shingle beach.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our dedicated and hard-working team.

East Quay Wedding Fair

  • 18th February 2018
  • Beach Front Venue Wedding Fair. Hosting over 30 local suppliers, showcasing their talents. We have a selection of Whitstable Brewery Beers and Rock Oysters available to try. Free Entry and Goodie Bag.