Testimonials

I got married here on Saturday and I don’t think there’s a better wedding venue in the country. its got the most amazing atmosphere. The staff are very friendly, helpful and relaxed. they let you have free-reign – decorating the venue however you like – we covered it in bunting and paper pom poms.

We used them for catering too and everyone enjoyed the oysters, lobster and fish and chips… apart from the groom who was so nervous about his speech he forgot to eat!

Thank you to all the Lobster Shack for such a special day.

Felicity and Alby

08.02.2014


 Dear Luke, Amy , Clare and all the staff at the East Quay,

What a fantastic, wonderful wedding day we had! Thank you so much for all that you did to make sure our day was extra special and completely stress free from start to finish. Your advice and suggestions before the wedding day were thoughtful and informative. Your flexibility to meet with us, give us access to the venue and change with our requirements was greatly appreciated. Your venue is spacious, calm and inviting and all our guests said it suited us perfectly , from our understated ceremony, to the ice-cream man, to our spectacular live evening entertainment. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food is outstanding and you and your staff went above and beyond any expectations we had. Your attention to detail was faultless and we cannot thank you enough for the contribution you all made to ensuring we had a simply amazing wedding day that was all we could ever have hoped for and more. Thank you again!

With much love and thanks Nick and Mandi

21.02.2014


Clare + Luke

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for everything you did for our wedding 29.3.14. You really went above & beyond and helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Thank you so much!

Love, Gem & Si xxx

29.03.2014


Dear all the Staff at the East Quay,

Just a note to say a massive thank you for being such a great wedding venue. You made our job so much easier because you were so flexible, helpful and caring. We have definately recommended you – although to be honest I think you sold yourselves pretty well. Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect.

Thanks, Kelly & Chris Scorer

11.04.2014


To the staff at the East Quay!

Thank you every so much for all the work you did for our wedding. It really couldn’t of gone better!! Thanks once again James & Karen

17.04.2014


Luke, Amy and Clare! You made our wedding day perfect and we can’t thank you enough for all your help (or hangover coffee in the morning!). We have friends getting married with you in September and we know you’ll give them the day they always wanted, because that’s what you gave us.

Thank you again. We’ll see you for a beer and a lobster soon! Jess & Chris x

08.05.2014

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Dear Clare & the lovely East Quay Staff,

Thank you so much for all your hard work in making it such an amazing and special day! We couldn’t have asked for any more and everyone commented on how great the food was, the friendly staff and the organisation.

Thank you! Best wishes Vikki & Maisie Palmer

16.07.2014


Dear Clare,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding day on 8th August so amazing! We really enjoyed the day. The East Quay staff were all fantastic and the venue looked brilliant! Thank you for all your communication with us in the run up to the day and answering all of my questions.

Thanks again, Fi&John

08.08.2014


To Clare and Team,

Thank you so much for a fantastic wedding reception on Saturday 6th September. We were both so happy at how the day ran so smoothly, and how hard the staff all worked to ensure our guests had a great time. The food was delicious, so many guests commented it was the best seafood they had ever had!!

Thank you so much.

Best wishes, Jess & James

06.09.2014


Hi Clare and Luke,

We just wanted to send you a huge thank you for all of your help in making our wedding day on Saturday such a fantastic day and for all of your help over the past few months. So many of our friends and family said how fantastic the venue, staff, food and hotel were.

Please pass on our thanks to all of the hotel and East Quay staff who made our day so brilliant.

We will be down soon no doubt for some fish and chips.

All the best – Jack and Jade x

13.09.2014


I  recently had my wedding reception at the Lobster Shack and it was such a great experience!

The staff – Clare, Luke and the team – all made sure that everything ran smoothly by constantly being in communication with my wife and I leading up until the day. The venue itself has a great layout and they allow you to tailor it to your own designs. which pleased my partner no end! The location is bang on the sea front which lead to some jaw-dropping pics and a lot of fun with different poses!!!

The food was delicious (again, tailored to our needs) and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

Peter and Leti

03.10.2014


To Clare & the East Quay team,

Thank you so much for all your help in making our day so amazing! Everyone was so helpful, friendly and happy to help, which was fantastic. Thank you for answering all 3000 questions leading up to the day, you were a massive help.

Enjoy, Lisa & Matt x

24.10.2014


Dear Luke, Amy, Clare and all of Team EQ,

Just a quick note to say MANY THANKS for all your hard work for our wedding last Saturday – everyone loved the venue, food and friendly staff – it was the exact day we wanted. We’ll be seeing you in 2015 when we move for more fish and chips!

Thanks again, Jackie & Paul x

25.10.2014


Clare,

 I just wanted to say thank you so much for the most incredible day.  You and your team were so easy to work with and did so much to make sure we had such a good time.  It was the best day of my life – and the venue was a huge part of it.   I loved every moment and wish a very happy new year to all your team.

 See you soon, I hope, thanks for being so helpful, and kind, and accommodating,

 Helen B

29.12.2014


To Clare,

We just wanted to drop a note of personal thanks to you for all that you did both in the lead up to, and on the day of our amazing wedding.  From the first day we met with you, you filled us with complete confidence that you would do everything possible to achieve all out hopes for the day – and that you did! Nothing was too much trouble, in fact at times you went above & beyond.

Thank you for your patience with us and for providing every little detail of the evening reception we dreamed of.

Many Thanks, Shelley & Guy x


Dear Clare,

Wow! You all rock!

Thank you for helping to create a very beautiful day. It was truly the best day ever! You have been the most helpful person. We will miss you and The Lobster Shack.

Love, Kevin & Rebecca


To Kirsty,

Thank you so much for everything you did for us on Saturday. We had the best day ever!! Please can you thank all of the staff, they were fab. You did a brill job & we are so thankful. The venue was perfect, food delicious & we loved every second of it.

Love Ciara & Amy x


 To Clare, and East Quay Venue,

Thanks so much for your help, patience and support to make our wedding such a special day for all the right reasons!

We, along with our guests, had a wonderful wedding with so many happy memories, thanks to your efforts!

Thanks again! Steve & Fran x


Dear Clare and all the staff at the East Quay,

Thank you so, so much for making our wedding day so amazing! We loved every minutre. All our guests said it was the most fun they’ve had at a wedding and teh best food and serve as well! We cant thank you enough.

Lots of Love

Alex and Mark


 Dear Clare, Kirsty, Luke and EVERY staff member,

THANK YOU so much for everything you did to make Reuben and Cathy’s wedding – so memorable. You were a total dream to wokr with. Your politeness, speedy response to all queries and helpfullness above and beyond usual businesses made things so much easier for me in particular!

Your venue is by far the best i’ve every been to and everything was done efficiently and without even asking.

I was so impressed by the fact that you were so on top of everything and yet let the guests and bride and groom just be themselves.

Having organised my oldest son and daughter in laws wedding – just last September, i can tell you that it was not anywhere near as easy as you made things for us., my only complaint would be that i wished the day lasted even longer! We had so many things planned and it was such a happy day – a favourite day for me!

Please make sure that every person who helped is thank from us – we are so impressed and grateful.

THANK YOU

God bless you all, love Andy and Becky.


Dear all at East Quay,

Just a short note to thank you all so much for an amazing day on Saturday at Sarah and Jon’s wedding. We couldn’t have wished for more. We know you worked really hard to make it what it was and all your efforts were appreciated. The venue is fantastic and everyone loved it. Your staff were amazing and made it a day to remember. We were delighted with everything and thank you all.

Best wishes, June and Dave x


Dear Clare, Luke and the magnificent Lobster Shack Posse,

Than you all for taking such great care of us when we shoot at your wonderful venue.

It makes such a difference to be treated so well when we work…just wanted to let you guys know!

Thanks again,

Cam & Pen McKinley-Rodgers xx


Dear Clare, Luke and ALL of the East Quay team including the fabulous front of house staff and brilliant catering team.

Thank you so much for making our wedding day the most amazing and special day it was. We really appreciate everything and nothing ever was too much trouble.

Thank you so so much,

Love Emma and Lawrence.


Dear Clare,

Can’t thank you enough. You have been so helpful.

Thank you,

Alison & Dave McDonald


Dear Clare and the whole East Quay Team,

Thank you so, so much for making our wedding day the absolute best day of our lives. You were absolutely amazing in the run up and helped us so much in making planning our wedding stress free and fun, always helpful and never got annoyed with all of my questions! The whole day was so perfect – the venue, food, staff, smooth running of everything meant we could totally relax and just have the best day! So many of our family and friends loved the venue and we feel so lucky to have found you.

Lots of Love,

Lou and Kev

xxxxx


Dear Clare and Team,

We just want to say a huge, huge thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!

We couldn’t have chosen a better venue and we feel so lucky that you have such an amazing team. we were inundated with compliments from our guests about how lovely and polite you are are, how incredible the food was – ‘best fish and chips ever!’, the list goes on!

On a more personal note, thank you for understand our vision and giving us the freedom and help we needed to create it.

The day was truly magical and we are eternally grateful for everything you did for us.

All our love, Dylan and Theresa (Mr.&Mrs.Smith)

xxx


My husband and I attended the wedding reception of his son Stewart and Kiri on Thursday 8th October at the East Quay.

We would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all your staff who worked very hard, but always with a smile to make the occassion a wonderful day.

Nothing was too much trouble.

King Regards,

Anne Gillam


Dear Clare, Luke and everyone at East Quay,

Sorry its taken me so long to send this card!

We just want to say thank you so much for a wonderful wedding day!

Thank you for all your help and organisation with planning everything, I couldn’t have done half the planning without you!

We had an absolutely amazing day, the venue us beautiful and unique, a lot of our guests commented on nice the venue is and that it was one of the best venue’s they had been to!

Thank you for the amazing food too!

I actually recommended the venue to a random couple I was sat opposite on the train to the other day, as I could hear them planning their wedding!!

Thank you again and we will be sure to visit the restaurant and bar next time we are in Whitstable.

Lots of Love,

Katy and Paul xx


To Clare and the Team at East Quay,

Thank you all for a superb job and helping in make our wedding day so special.

We thought the venue was made to look so good and just was we envisaged.

The food was amazing we just hoped we could have sampled more of it!

Thank you again,

Alex and Louise

22.08.2015


To Kirsty and the East Quay Team,

Thank you all so much for your help and amazing effort in making our wedding day so special.

It was everything we dreamed it would be.

We’ve had so many compliments about the food and the venue and are certain they have helped make it a day us and our guests will cherish for years to come.

Thank you again.

Anys & Tom

21.11.2015


To Clare and the team at East Quay,

Thank you so much for making our day so special.

The venue was beautiful, food delicious and the day ran without issue.

We really appreciate all the hard work you put in.

Thank you!

Jamie & Leah

29.02.2016


Dear Clare & all the East Quay team,

We cannot thank you enough for all that you did to make our wedding day so perfect.

Everyone commented on what a lovely venue it was & the service you provided them on the day.

The food was amazing and your organisation was brilliant.

We loved every minute of our day & we want to thank you for all your hard work.

Love

Kirsty & Karen

24.03.2016


To Clare and the team at the East Quay,

Thank you all so much for everything that you did to make our big day so amazing.

We had such a fabulous day and everyone commented on what a beautiful venue it is.

Every detail of our wedding was perfect-

we could not have asked for anything more!

With Love,

Jo & Antony

31.03.2016


To Kirsty and all the team,

A huge thank you for all you have done, leading up to and on our wedding day.

You were so accommodating, we could not have asked for more!

East Quay is a wonderful venue with a wonderful team.

With love from

Steph & Nick

04.04.2016


Dear Clare and all the wonderful team at East Quay,

Well what can we say?

You are all amazing and made getting married in Whitstable a real pleasure from start to finish.

Our only gripe is that it is now all over!

Thank you all for being so great.

Much love,

Cassie & James

6.05.2016


Clare & Team,

Thank you so much for our special day! It was amazing and more than we could have wished for!

The venue was exactly what we wanted, something quirky + different and East Quay shouted this!

Luke & Charlotte

20.05.2016


To Clare & the team,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special!

From the first time we met you, all our visits and the final set up on the day you have all been amazing and we can’t thank you enough for all your hard work & effort.

Lots of Love,

Ellie and Ben

11.06.2016


To Clare + everyone at The East Quay,

Thank you so much for everything you did for us in the run up and on the day of our wedding.

We had the best day ever – we honestly couldn’t have picked a better venue!

It was so lovely and relaxed – we didn’t have to worry about anything.

Ismay + Paul

25.06.2016


Dear Clare and Team,

Thank you so much for all of your help in the run up to, and on the day of our wedding.

We couldn’t have done it without you guys. It was such a comfort to know you had everything in hand and it meant we could truly relax and enjoy our day.

We had so mane compliments on the food and the venue, and the day was everything we dreamt of an more.

We will be sure to pop in and say hi next time we visit Whitsatble.

Best wishes and thanks again,

Rache and Sam

Mr and Mrs Coates

16.07.2016


 Dear Clare and all the team,

We just wanted to say a HUGE THANKYOU for making our wedding day so special – we had a perfect day and we are on clour 9!

The help and support just made it flow so easily and you couldn’t have helped more.

Thank you for making it perfect.

Helen and Jon Cates

01.09.2016


 To Shelly,

Thank you so much for all your hard work to make our wedding day so special!

All our guests had a wonderful time and we received such positive feedback about the venue and the team.

The day was more than we dreamed of!

Thank you once again,

Tess and Sam

01.08.2016


To Clare and the East Quay Team,

Thank you for all your help in the preparations for our wedding day.

You were all fantastic and helped our day go so brilliantly!

With all our love,

Sue and Jon

25.03.2016


 Kirsty, Shelly and everyone at the East Quay,

Thank you so much for all your hard work, help and support. We really did have the best day!

So many compliments from family and friends, the venue, food and the lovely staff.

It was all perfect, thank you.

Mr and Mrs Gardiner

18.08.2016


Dear Kirsty,

Thank you so much for your and your team for making our wedding so special, we really appreciate your help before, leading up to and after our day!

Thanks so much,

Amy and Kevin Hodges

02.07.2016


 Dear Clare and the EQV Team,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you did in ensuring we had the most bad-ass wedding!

From the very first enquiry, right up until the big day itself, you’ve all been nothing short of amazing, accommodating all our needs, whilst making sure everything went without a hitch!

All our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was and how delicious the food was.

Clare, we cannot thank you enough for being so calming and never too far without an essential glass of Prosecco.

You got the vibe we were aiming for and did so much to ensure our visions were realised!

You are an absolute rockstar!

We hope to see you soon when we are next in Whitsatble for a few Jagerbombs on the beach!

Lots of love

Tom and Tahmina

13.05.2016


Dear Kirsty and the Team,

Just a note to thank you for such a wonderful wedding reception.

You were so helpful from start to finish, nothing was ever too much trouble!

And the italian buffet – wow! It looked amazing.

Thank you to you and all the lovely staff too.

See you soon fro some more tasty fish and chips in the restaurant.

The Harlows

27.05.2016


 Dear Kirsty and Team,

Just a note to say thank you so very much for all your support on our special day.

Everything was perfect including the fish and chips! Everyone said it was the best they’d ever had.

Thank you for making it stress free.

Aimee and Matt

21.08.2016


Dear Shelly (& Team at EQ)

The venue looked exactly as we imagined it to look and the

service from you and the staff was amazing.

Our only regret is that the whole day is over – we wish we could

do it all over again!

Thank you again – you’ve been brilliant throughout the whole planning process.

All our love

Lucy & Tom Dobbie

29.12.2016


Dear Clare and East Quay Staff,

We just wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding such a successes! We were truly impressed by both the venue and all the staff.

From the planning and sorting before hand to the running the night and cleaning up our stuff afterwards – we could have asked for more.

Special thanks also to your chef for going our of his way to cater for our vegans!

As you know we had lots of family travelling from abroad and they left with wonderful views on Whitstable and the venue was a lot to do with that – so thank you.

Clare you were brilliant to work with and made our life so easy! We have amazing memories of the day and just loved the venue so thank you.

Wish you all the best and hope toy have a great remainder of 2017.

Best Wishes Ellie and Andrew

04.02.2017


To Clare,

Thank you so much for helping make our day so good!

Your enthusiasm, joy and ‘not to be messed with’ attitude is awesome!

With love from, Mr & Mrs Manning-Wade

06.04.2017


Dear Shelly and the East Quay team,

Thank you so much for helping us build the perfect day.

We had the time of our lives.

Our memories will last a lifetime.

With love, Rebecca & Thomas

08.04.2017


 This is to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the staff at the venue

on Friday 26th May at the wedding of my daughter Helen to Jason Devine.

Everything was perfect and went so smoothly.

The food was delicious and the service faultless.

Best wishes to you all,

Jon Roche (Mother of the Bride)

26.05.2017


To Clare and all at The East Quay,

Just to say a huge thank-you!!

We had the most perfect wedding day. Clare you were amazing from start to finish. Everyone that worked that day and night – thank-you.

It is such a perfect venue but you guys made it so easy and stress free – we want to do it all again!!

Much Love,

The Nolans x

09.06.2017


Dear Clare and all staff,

Thank you so much for everything you did to make the day go so smoothly.

We really appreciated your care and attention to detail, which made the day really enjoyable.

Everyone had such a wonderful time, some more than others!

Thanks once again,

Libby & Keith Lambkin

17.06.2017


Dear Shelly & the team at East Quay,

Just want to say a very BIG thank-you for all your efforts in helping to make Lucy & James’ Wedding Day on 21st August go so well.

We all had a brilliant day – loved every minute and had the relaxed feel that we had hoped for.

Many guests commented on how great the venue is and how helpful, friendly and courteous the staff at the venue were on the day.

We have many happy memories & look forward to the photos.

Best Wishes,

Allison McCorry (Mother of the Bride)

21.08.2017


To Shelly and all the EQ staff,

Thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!

We had the most amazing day and can’t thank you enough for all of your help in making that happen.

You made us feel so at ease and we knew from the minute we booked EQ that we were in good hands!

We have many memories to cherish from our wedding day! Thank you!

Hayley & James (Smith)

25.08.2017


Dear Shelly & staff at East Quay,

Thank you for your help on our wedding day! We really appreciated it!

Irina & Tom

27.08.2017


To Clare and all the staff at The East Quay,

Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!

We absolutely loved it all and it is a day we will never forget!

Love, Mr & Mrs Hubbard

01.09.2017


Dear Clare and all the amazing team at East Quay,

Ben and myself just wanted to thank-you all for our amazing day last Thursday.

Clare you were totally amazing, making the day run smoothly. Nothing was too much to ask (even an emergency dash to get crackers!)

We will never forget the day.

Much Love,

Trish & Ben Cole! xxx

21.09.2017


Dear Clare,

We don’t even know how to start to thank yourself and the EQ team for all of your care, attention to detail and support in our wedding planning, right from the day we visited you at the wedding fair right to our simply perfect wedding day.

Scott and I really enjoyed the whole planning process. The food tasting evening was fantastic and we appreciate all of your reassurance in planning to allow us to know all boxes were ticked!

We were blown away with the great job all did in setting up our tables and decorations and now the wedding day is over I know I was mad to even think that doing them myself was an option.

We will be forever grateful for making the day so enjoyable and all of our guests couldn’t have been happier – they loved the delicious lamb main and dessert platter and the evening food.

We are on Cloud 9 – we can’t stop smiling and thinking about our glorious day at The East Quay and this will forever be a fond memory!

Katie & Scott Carter xx

01.10.2017