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Last update: September 2023
Unique Historic Venue
The Harbour Chapel is an intimate, historic and unique East Lothian wedding venue for up to 120 guests. We are a diverse and inclusive venue, perfect for weddings, ceremonies and celebrations. This spectacular former church and elegant reception bar create an exquisite destination in which to celebrate your love.
The Chapel retains all of its original features which have been lovingly restored, from the scallop shelled oak pulpit and balcony to the ornate Victorian stained-glass windows. The reception bar and social spaces have a modern and contemporary feel and our well-maintained garden allows for guests to sip champagne whilst enjoying the ambience of the sunny east coast.
This truly unique and beautiful space allows for your ceremony, drinks reception, dining and evening reception for dancing all to be in one place. It has an ideal location in that it is only a 2 minute walk down to the picturesque harbour with spectacular coastal views for your photographs. Our excellent caterers produce high quality food using fresh local ingredients whilst our great team of suppliers will provide everything that you need to create your special day.
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We booked the Harbour Chapel over a year and a half ago with Fiona, when we both fell in LOVE with the venue, it's really breathtaking when you step inside, with its stained glass windows and vibrant colours (inside and out). But it's the level of detail! every inch of it is stunning and intricate.
Throughout the year Fiona answered every email, answered any call, no question was too big or small. Fiona even called suppliers for me if I had any problems and let my family visit as many times as they wanted to see the venue again. The costings are unbelievably reasonable compared to other venues we viewed. And most importantly we really trusted Fiona, the Harbour Chapel does not feel like a corporate wedding in any shape or form, every step is treated with so much care, and every couple is made to feel very special.
We originally had a separate wedding venue for our evening reception and this fell through, and Fiona was straight to the rescue and helped sort our catering and band to organise the wedding to be the full day, I felt like we were in such safe hands as she reassured me about the day, (we had originally very big guest numbers, but we had around 90 guests on the day and the chapel was more than enough room - huge dancefloor!).
In the weeks leading up, there were prep meetings and calls, Fiona even accommodated us to have a short rehearsal. It felt like she was just as excited as we were! I am quite an anxious person, but on the day I just knew the chapel had everything in hand, so those weeks and the morning before the wedding was a relaxed experience.
When I arrived at the Chapel on the day, Fiona helped me out of the wedding car and gave me some breathing exercises to calm me down! (very needed). And then we had the best day of our lives.
Our ceremony was flawless, every piece of personal decor I wanted was all perfectly laid out for guests to see, the harbour provided the most stunning backdrop to our wedding photos (and because it's so close we were hardly away), our drinks reception had a wonderful ambience and it was lovely everyone was all in the one room chatting, and I got so many compliments for the canapes (Fiona had some set aside for us).
The chapel is then transformed into the most unique dining venue I've ever seen, the speeches felt so intimate with all our guests and yet momentous thanks to the beautiful historic pulpit! No one has wedding speech photos like we do! I've not even got started on the food!! Kris and her team blew us away, someone told me it was one of the best chicken dishes they ever had!! The pizza in the evening was even second to none. The meal felt like a fine dining experience.
My elderly aunt and my pregnant bridesmaid both told me separately that they had been treated like "VIPs" all day, by Fiona and her staff. There were cushions for them on the seats for the whole day. Every member of the team was so welcoming, helpful, and attentive.
The chapel then became the ultimate party, huge dance floor, plenty of seating, and a quick bar, the acoustics provided an amazing sound for the live band we had. Even into the night Fiona and her team made us feel special, grabbing drinks for us, nothing was too much. And Fiona had all our important documents and gifts organised for us leaving.
I genuinely get emotional writing this, as I can't believe how lucky we were to have stumbled upon the harbour chapel. Everyone has been commenting on the beauty of the venue, the kindness of its staff, and the excellence of the food. The venue has so much heart, and I think the Harbour Chapel is a place we'll both miss and hold very dear. We'll always remember it and our truly wonderful day, we'll never be able to thank Fiona and her team enough. Everyone deserves a wedding venue as special as the Harbour Chapel
In the lead up to the wedding Fiona & Holly’s continual guidance meant we felt in very safe hands. In addition to answering any adhoc queries we had via phone or email, regular contact was also maintained. No request was too much and we really felt everyone at The Harbour Chapel went above and beyond to make sure our day was just perfect.
All our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and commented on just how fantastic the venue was and how smoothly everything ran.
We would highly recommend The Harbour Chapel to anyone looking for somewhere for their special day. It will always hold some very special memories for us and we will be back in the future!
Beautiful Wedding Venue
Our wedding June 2022
We’d do it again and change nothing,
Stunning venue, fabulous team, great location!
A Magical Place
We didn't know quite what we wanted when we decided to elope but when I saw this venue online, I knew it was the one for us. We have a private and elegant ceremony in the most beautiful of places.
Fiona and her colleagues were incredibly helpful and made sure that we were completely at ease on the day. Nothing was too much bother and they even acted as our witnesses!
I will always think fondly of the Harbour Chapel and the people who have made it so special. Thank you so much Fiona for a wonderful day.
Our Perfect Wedding
We can’t recommend them enough! The venue is delightful too.
Absolutely stunning venue and a warm and efficient host in Fiona
Wedding Day - 22.01.22
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