East Quay Venue

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£750 - £4750 for venue hire
Up to 120
On-site
Exclusive Use
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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
Overview
Venue Type
Coastal/Heritage
Guests
120
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
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
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £750
  • Maximum Price
  • £4750
Reviews
(38)
From the day we booked our wedding the communication has...
Oct 2016
Happily married
From the day we booked our wedding the communication has been 5star from every question that I had! Nothing was to much for the East Qu... 

What an amazing venue...
Dec 2015
Happily married
What an amazing venue and staff, made the whole day run smoothly, did everything we asked and more, They made sure all the guests were c... 

Fantastic...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Fantastic, helpful, understood our needs. Even helped me fix my button hole when it fell apart, which happened right at the last minute.... 

Quite superb...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Quite superb. Totally approachable and understanding of our needs. Nothing forced upon us, just listened and offered pertinent advice as... 

Everything was perfect...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Everything was perfect. Slight hiccup with a mishap of booking the registrar not being booked at first but all worked out fine on the da... 

This wedding venue is perfectly located on Whitstable Beach...
Aug 2016
Happily married
This wedding venue is perfectly located on Whitstable Beach. The venue itself is a great size with a great set up. From day one with the... 

I cannot recommend this venue enough...
Dec 2015
Happily married
I cannot recommend this venue enough. Claire our coordinator was faultless. Nothing to much trouble. The ability to make the venue perso... 

Clare...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Clare and the team were brilliant from day one- they were quick to answer any questions we had, and provide solutions when we needed the... 

Clare was who I dealt with mainly but on the...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Clare was who I dealt with mainly but on the day you can see what a team they have! Everything went perfectly on our wedding day, the te... 

The venue is wonderful but the team help it all...
Oct 2016
Happily married
The venue is wonderful but the team help it all come together on the day , they are so friendly and knowledgable about their venue. They... 

The service we received from all the staff at the...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The service we received from all the staff at the East Quay went above anything we could have expected. They were a pleasure to deal wi... 

We had the most amazing day...
Jul 2016
Happily married
We had the most amazing day. Our vision was listened to and interpreted to something that I could not have imagined it could be! The sta... 

Simply the best wedding venue...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Simply the best wedding venue. Clare and team did a great job in making our wedding as relaxed a day as possible. We had so many positiv... 

The East Quay Team were brilliant...
Nov 2015
Happily married
The East Quay Team were brilliant. All our questions were answered quickly and they were always willing to accommodate our requests and ... 

Clare...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Clare and the team were absolutely amazing from start to finish. Clare made us feel like we were the only couple getting married at the ... 

The team at East Quay...
Aug 2016
Happily married
The team at East Quay and Clare in particular were fantastic. They were so helpful in planning out how the day would run with us, sugges... 

Clare fully listened to...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Clare fully listened to and respected our thoughts and opinions on how we wanted of wedding to be. She brought great ideas which made th... 

East Quay was flexible...
Aug 2016
Happily married
East Quay was flexible & accommodating throughout - working with us to achieve what we wanted in terms of venue style, food & drink. ... 

I knew from the moment I met Clare that East...
May 2016
Happily married
I knew from the moment I met Clare that East Quay was the venue for us - we were in the most safe pair of hands from the first viewing t... 

Clare was amazing...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Clare was amazing. Made us feel very relaxed on the big day and I felt reassured that she was speaking to all the key people and making ... 

Such a beautiful...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Such a beautiful, versatile venue. The staff could not of been any more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Food was lovely. Family a... 

The whole team were amazing...
May 2016
Happily married
The whole team were amazing, especially Clare, who was our coordinator. She went above and beyond to ensure the run up and the day itse... 

The team have been helpful...
Oct 2016
Happily married
The team have been helpful, supportive, patient & professional from the day of enquiry. The day itself was perfectly organised with th... 

Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life and East Quay did not fail to deliver that dream!! We had the best day ever and... 

Clare Potten made our wedding...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Clare Potten made our wedding! She was kind, conscientious, diligent, efficient, caring and easy to deal with. She made getting married ... 

We had the best...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We had the best, most perfect day for our wedding!We were so thrilled with how it all went! To us it was petect!!this was really helped ... 

Beautiful venue...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Beautiful venue, wonderful staff, welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. Very accommodating to our needs and always contactable with ... 

Amy was absolutely amazing helping us plan our wedding...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Amy was absolutely amazing helping us plan our wedding. She was super patient with my last minute panics and tried her very best to acco... 

We cannot fault a single thing about the day...
Jun 2016
Happily married
We cannot fault a single thing about the day and getting married at East Quay Venue was the best decision we could of made. From the mom... 

The Venue is in an excellent location...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The Venue is in an excellent location and fitted the mood and style we were seeking for our wedding. Staff were really easy to contac... 

The team at east quay are extremely friendly...
Jul 2016
Happily married
The team at east quay are extremely friendly, helpful and professional. Our event manager had great knowledge which allowed our day to ... 

East Quay Venue was amazing unusual setting for our wedding...
Oct 2015
Happily married
East Quay Venue was amazing unusual setting for our wedding!! The venue itself is very shabby chic style with beautiful sea views and wo... 

Fantastic day...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Fantastic day, fantastic staff and venue. Food was delicious, we had so many compliments, they really couldn't have done enough for us. ... 

Staff...
May 2016
Happily married
Staff and event manager were very flexible and easy to deal with. Happy to help in any way and made the process as stress free as possib... 

On the day it all happened exactely how we pictured...
Sep 2016
Happily married
On the day it all happened exactely how we pictured it. The organization with Clare (from East Quay) was smooth and it wasn't too much w... 

Kirsty was excellent from start to finish...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Kirsty was excellent from start to finish, helping through meltdowns and the chaos! She was unnoticeable at the actual wedding yet her i... 

Clare...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Clare and her team at Easy Quay helped us have the best day of our lives. Everything about their approach helped to put us at ease and t... 

Through out the planning of my wedding I mainly dealt...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Through out the planning of my wedding I mainly dealt with Claire she was brilliant on ever level she went through every element of my w... 

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
    2012
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    30
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(19)
Accreditations / Associations (2)
Industry Awards (4)
Kent Wedding Awards Finalist 2015
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2015
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2016
Bridebook Venue of the Year 2017 - South East
Photos
(39)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • East Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB, England
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Whitstable
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FAQ
(10)
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?
Fish&chips
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.
Bridal Styling Afternoon
  • 29th October 2017
  • Bring your Girl Gang for an afternoon of bridal styling. Champagne will be waiting at 4pm, followed by a cat walk, photo-booth fun and live music. We have amazing bridal and bridesmaid dresses to try!