Hi there!

I live by the sea (not in a pineapple under the sea…) which means that when I get to shoot a wedding at the East Quay, I instantly feel at home. Throw into the mix a lovely couple and guests, and you’ve got yourself one happy Gav! Everyone was lovely, everyone dressed well, the scene constantly looked amazing, the feel of the day was a happy/relaxed one. Oh, and the weather, after a brief drop of rain during the service, was good to us!

And yeah, we got ourselves a sunset. One of my favourite things about East Quay is the sunsets! I honestly had such a lush time shooting this day.

Sally & Ben, this 8 from’s for you!

The venue

The East Quay Building is a licensed wedding venue in Whitstable Harbour with direct sea views. The venue is the original oyster grading room of the Seasalter and Ham Fishery Company. It retains its original brick structure and coastal heritage charm.

 The East Quay has a large dining room, dance floor, stage and open-plan kitchen, as well as a mezzanine level.

Weddings at the East Quay


Where better than Whitstable to get married? This is your special day, after all, and naturally you want to share it with family and friends not only in a special location but also in a venue that is equally original and full of character. East Quay Venue, housed within one of Whitstable’s oldest buildings located at the end of the east quay harbour, was originally the home of the Seasalter and Ham Oyster Fishery Company and, like the famous Oyster Stores, faced the shore so the oyster companies could keep a watchful eye over their precious oyster beds. Facing still onto that same shingle seashore, 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 beach and from where you can effortlessly wander to the water’s edge…whenever you choose. And the venue’s authentic seaside atmosphere and charm not only creates an unusual setting for a wedding it is an ideal place, too, for anniversaries and all memorable celebrations.