East Quay Venue

£4,000 - £7,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
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.
East Quay Venue Pricing & Costs

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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 dedicated Event Manager throughout the whole planning process.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We offer three menus which reflect our coastal position and focus on using local, seasonal produce. There is flexibility within the menu and a bespoke option
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
East Quay Venue Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


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
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
East Quay Venue 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: Lucy Harris
We have two dedicated Event Managers and 1 receptionist 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
Jo and Dan
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
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
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
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
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
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
Happy couple married in November
November 2018
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
Happy couple married in November
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
Happy couple married in November
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!
East Quay Venue Location & Contact Details


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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at East Quay 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 East Quay Venue in 5 adjectives

Quirky, relaxed, homely, different and historic.

Where’s the best photo spot at East Quay 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 East Quay 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 East Quay Venue 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.