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East Quay Venue

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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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Early 2019 Weekend Package Pricing includes Venue Hire, Canapes, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Food From £3995 +VAT for a Friday and £4...
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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
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James and Zoe Emmitt
Married in July 2018
December 2018
The most incredible venue
Wow, what a place! Amazing location, quirky which sold it to us. Not many places have a beach next door. Incredibly lucky with the weather. Food was fantastic. Shelly and...
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David and Leila
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Amazing day
We had the best day - the venue is so lovely, and Lucy and the rest of the staff were so helpful and made the day go so smoothly. And the food was delicious!
Paul and Katie French
Married in September 2018
November 2018
You would be crazy to book anywhere else
Without doubt the best wedding day ever not just quoted by us but our guests too a perfect day the perfect venue the East Quay team excel themselves as planners/organiser...
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Katie john
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Dream wedding
Clare and the team were absolutely incredible for our wedding. nothing was too big an ask for them. The wedding itself was a dream , the venue is absolutely beautiful , a...
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Harvey and Lauren
Married in August 2018
November 2018
We had the best time!
What an incredible venue! It’s a unique venue for a wedding, miles away from the traditional and tired stately home. The staff were fantastic and our wedding organiser co...
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Mr & Mrs Frankum
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Best Day Ever
Me & my now husband had the most beautiful, fun & personal day for our wedding. It looked beautiful & the staff were amazing, especially our wedding planner. I couldn’t h...
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Location & Contact Details


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

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (8)

Kent Wedding Awards Finalist 2015
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2015
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2016
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2017
Wedding Industry Awards Finalist 2018
Luxury Travel UK Beach Front Wedding Venue of the Year 2018
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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.