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East Quay Venue

£1045 - £5500 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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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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WINTER 2018 SPECIAL OFFER For up to 50 guests, we are offering canapes and a glass of mulled wine/cider, a three course meal and evening...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


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 & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Wedding: December 2017
December 2017
Attended a beautiful wedding here at the weekend. Perfect setting, attentive staff, amazing hog roast. However during the ceremony the quietly spoken wedding party couldn...
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The RockPins
Wedding: December 2017
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 stands out as unique amongst all of t...
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Married in August 2017
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 was the perfect place for us. The ...
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Married in November 2017
December 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 attentive and helpful the whole way t...
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Emma Haspineall
Married in December 2017
December 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 smoothly! A fantastic place for a ...
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Georgia and Johnothan
Married in October 2017
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 and beyond to make sure the day run...
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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.
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Location & Contact Details


East Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB, England

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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.