Artists Beach House

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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Artists Beach House 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
Rachel and Geoff
Happy couple married in March
March 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 house, lovely views and grounds.
Simon and Christina
Wedding: January
March 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 absolutely stunning.
Jill & Bridget
Happy couple married in October
March 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 offered us a good deal of flexibility and comfort and we were able to make it our own. We had a lovely ceremony on the veranda, our caterers were fabulous and everyone just chilled and relaxed. We loved it and our guests loved it! Katrina and her team offered as much or as little support as we needed. I would recommend anyone who is considering this as a wedding venue to book a visit beforehand so that you can plan accordingly and make it uniquely yours. The day was as we had planned, and we have lovely memories to look back on.
Artists Beach House 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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Artists Beach House Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues