East Quay Venue

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£1045 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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

Prices Start At
£1,045
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 dedicated Event Manager throughout the whole planning process.

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£11
Maximum Price
£44
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 by ice-cream. We also offer traditional three course meals, BBQ. Hog and Lamb Spit Roasts.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Coastal/Heritage
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
(117)
Jo and Dan
Married in December 2018
June 2016
A Massive Thank You
Dear Lucy and All at the East Quay, A massive thank you for everything you did for us on our special day. It was everything we dreamed of and more... Your hard work and attention to detail was outstanding! All of our guests were really impressed with the venue and food. Love, Jo and Dan (2nd November 2018)
Chloe and Mark
Married in December 2018
June 2016
We are still reminiscing
To Clare and the EQV Team, Just a little card to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day, we had the best time and yourself and your team made everything run smoothly and effortlessly on the day. Your help during the planning of the wedding was amazing too and we couldnt have done it without you. We are still reminiscing and talking about how much we enjoyed our day all the time. Thanks again, Love from Chloe and Mark (13.07.18)
Emma and Chris
Married in December 2018
June 2016
Thank you.
Dear Shelly and everyone at the East Quay, Thankyou so much for all your help planning and hosting the wedding. The venue was amazing and your help was incredible. Thank you to all the bath staff and chefs. The food was amazing and service fabulous. Shelly you were helpful and quick to respond to my queries. All our love, Emma and Chris
Katie and Chris
Married in November 2018
June 2016
Thank you
Clare and the East Quay team, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special. Everything was perfect and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of venue and with how the day went.
Chris and Emma
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Just amazing
Having my wedding at the Eastquay was the best decision we made. The venue is stunning. The staff and wedding planner were so brilliant and helpful. The guest commented on how amazing the food was! It was so lovely to have such a fabulous venue where we live in whitstable. Thankyou Eastquay ❤️
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!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Whitstable

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Whitstable

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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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?

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.