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East Quay Venue

£750 - £4750 for venue hire
Up to 100
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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
Dining Capacity
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
Pricing & Costs
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The venue hire is exclusive use of the whole venue and beach front area. The pricing includes all furniture, on-the day staffing and a d...
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Our most popular menu choice is the Boxed Fish and Chips. What better way to enjoy your beach side wedding, than fish 'n' chips followed...
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Attended a beautiful wedding here at the weekend. Perfect setting, attentive staff, amazing hog roast. However during the ceremony the q... 
By Yvonne on 24th December 2017
Happy guests
Wedding: December 2017

A very special and unique venue
We've been playing at the East Quay Venue now for a number of years and we love it! We've played at over 180 wedding venues and this sta... 
By The RockPins on 15th December 2017
Wedding: December 2017

Our Dream Wedding
My husband and I got married here in August and had the most wonderful day. From the moment we first looked round East Quay, we knew it ... 
By Samantha on 14th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2017

Simply the best day ever
We got married at East Quay in November and my husband and I could not have asked for a more perfect venue or day! The staff were so att... 
By Nichola on 14th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in November 2017

Wonderful Winter Whitstable Wedding!
We recently married here and have to say what amazing staff, food and stunning venue! Nothing was too much to ask and everything ran so ... 
By Emma Haspineall on 13th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in December 2017

Amazing venue
I got married here in October and I couldn’t of asked for a better wedding venue to get married at. The staff are amazing and go above a... 
By Georgia and Johnothan on 12th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 2017

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 two dedicated Event Managers, one Wedding Coordinator, and two receptionists 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
    No. Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    No. 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 Town
    • Whitstable
    • 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 is your No.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 depuration 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.

Wedding Fair - 2020 Diary Opening

  • 23rd September 2018
  • Over 30 local suppliers showcasing. Free entry & goodie bag on arrival. Fresh Whitstable Rock Oysters available to try. Our 2020 diary will open at the fair so pop down to secure your date.