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The Beacon House

Up to 80
4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Gather with your friends and family to take exclusive hire of this vintage seaside wedding venue on Tankerton Beach in Whitstable.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
06:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
10:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Full Description
The Venue Beacon House is situated just above Tankerton Beach, a stone's throw from the sea and short walk from the fashionable fishing town of Whitstable in Kent. With original arts and crafts detailing throughout, the house exudes a vintage flavour. This artists' home, with its quirky and romantic furnishings, has proved a popular location for many films and shoots, featuring in Vogue and at The National Gallery. Stretching beneath the property every low tide is the geophysical phenomenon, The Whitstable Street. This promontory, the beach and the neighbouring beach huts provide a wealth of stunning photography backdrops for your big day; whilst the huge skies, sunsets and sunrises are nothing short of spectacular. The Ceremony In summer, choose to take your vows either under the veranda or in the summer cabin (both locations are licensed), whilst in winter, gathering fireside in the sitting room makes for a warm and intimate affair. This beautifully unique home-from-home licensed wedding venue provides the setting for a relaxed boho ceremony for up to 60 day guests. The Reception Up to 80 evening guests can attend to celebrate and toast the happy couple following the nuptials ceremony; choose miniature cones filled with fish n' chips and artisan beers for a seaside-themed shindig, or perhaps a vintage-style picnic in the meadow complete with cucumber sandwiches and homemade lemonade is more your style? Whitstable is famed for its native oysters so seafood lovers can opt to create a shellfish smorgasbord fit for Neptune himself. The Accommodation Up to eight guests can stay inside this comfortable seaside home with a choice of four bedrooms (three doubles and one twin). All rooms share a first floor family bathroom, a downstairs Monsoon shower room, and the outdoor 'octopus shower with a view' for washing sandy toes after sunset walks across the beach on your doorstep.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Rachel and Geoff
Married in March 2018
June 2018
Our February Wedding
Had our wedding reception here and stayed overnight with some of my family. Fabulous location (and we were lucky with the weather considering it was February!). Quirky ho...
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Simon and Christina
Wedding: January 2018
June 2018
Beautiful place!
The most beautiful place I've had the privilege of staying in. Katrina and Eileen we hugely welcoming and helpful with any questions and the setting of the house is absol...
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Jill & Bridget
Married in October 2017
June 2018
Our wedding
We recently held our informal wedding at Beacon House and enjoyed staying for a few days before and after the wedding. The setting is perfect, the house and grounds offer...
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Location & Contact Details


Tankerton Beach, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BS, England

Travel Notes

One to two hours from central London

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Whitstable, a ten-minute walk from the property or a two minute cab ride

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Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
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