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Last update: December 2023
The Oystercatcher is a unique wedding venue in London, England. This stunning bar and restaurant is centrally located along the Thames in London’s exciting Greenwich.
Facilities and Capacity
Just a five-minute stroll from Greenwich's centre, you have easy access to the neighbourhood's wide array of amenities and attractions, including multiple photo opportunities such as the famous Cutty Sark! Set over two floors with a large outdoor space, the gorgeous venue features stylish interiors, an impressive frontage and remarkable river views. Complimented by a light and airy interior, The Oystercatcher offers an open-concept, all-inclusive space, perfect for your special day. With a range of hire options across the venue, it can accommodate up to 100 seated or 200 standing. Looking for a space to host your ceremony? Greenwich is home to a number of town halls and local churches.
The Oystercatcher offers exclusive hire of the entire venue, which ensures plenty of space for a reception, seated guests, a dance floor, and /or live entertainment such as a band or DJ. You and your guests will dine on a delicious feast prepared by the restaurant's dedicated chefs. Each dish is created using fresh quality ingredients, including their carefully selected beef, which is stored in a special dry-aged fridge. This venue offers a range of packages that can include canapés, 3-course meals, late-night bites and more. As well as incredible food, The Oystercatcher has all your favourite drinks available, including wines, beers and spirits. You can even incorporate a cocktail hour into your day, selected from our extensive drinks list. The staff is dedicated to going above and beyond for every event, ensuring it is a celebration to cherish for a lifetime. They encourage all enquiries and can be flexible on spending, welcoming a range of budgets.
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Great Greenwich Wedding Venue by the River
We originally booked for quite a small party, around 40 guests for the wedding breakfast. As our plans developed, we added more guests for the evening, but Laura (the Events Manager) was always flexible and open to changes.
We had a great tasting session, and Laura was happy to schedule it at a time that worked for us as the usual evening time didn't really suit due to childcare issues.
I really liked working with Laura as the way she planned timings and the order of the day was exactly how I would plan things in other situations.
On the day, the venue looked fabulous, thanks to Laura and the team, combined with our amazing florist Joanne Truby's work.
Service was great and the food was delicious. The only issue was the fish main course that we had ordered - having tried it in the tasting session -came out looking very different.
It was a great venue for the evening as well - it felt like a great party. One end of the 1st floor was turned into a small dance floor with the DJ and a photo booth beside it. Would definitely recommend for a relaxed wedding in London with great food, drink and views of the river!
*Photos taken by Ravel Photography*
Unforgettable wedding at The Oystercatcher!
Me and my husband Robert would like to thank you so so much for all your help making our special day super special! The restaurant looked amazing, the food was fantastic and the staff were superb! Zoe, you are amazing and thank you so much for your patience with us, kind words (especially the day before!) and most importantly for your professionalism!
My husband and I, and all of our 130 guests had an unforgettable day and we'd definitely recommend The Oystercatcher to everyone!
The views, the atmosphere, fantastic food and an amazing team!
Thank you again!
Perfect for a unique wedding
We had a really great experience working with Laura - she made the logistics really easy and never put pressure on us to do something we didn’t feel would fit our wedding. We and our guests were really well looked after by the staff at the Oystercatcher and we loved being able to add our wedding logo on to the top of our welcome cocktails!
It felt really special to have the whole venue booked out for our event and in the evening our guests enjoyed the flexibility of being outside watching the view, upstairs enjoying some quiet space, or downstairs dancing with our incredible 7-piece band.
We got a bit frustrated by was the minimum spends - make sure you fully understand this before booking to know how it will impact your booking. We also booked under the principle we could have more seated guests than was actually possible which did through a spanner in the works…
We’ll be back to visit The Oystercatcher for many date nights, but in the meantime we would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of hosting their wedding there!
We had such a beautiful and perfect wedding day starting at the Admiral Hardy for the ceremony and then The Oystercatcher for our wedding breakfast and party.
Tom and Ollie especially were fabulous but the rest of the staff were so professional and courteous to us and all of our guests. We had many guests mention to us on the day just how lovely the staff were.
If you’re thinking of The Oystercatcher for your wedding venue, you will not be disappointed.
Also the views of the Thames were spectacular for photographs and the outside heated seating area were a hit for our guests.
Thank you so much Oystercatcher for an unforgettable wedding day.
The most amazing wedding venue
Mrs A Flood
We had never organised an event (or wedding) before and the manager and his team took everything in hand - full of ideas and also flexible and good humoured about every random idea and request we had. They also worked directly with our florist which was invaluable. The level of care and attention was genuinely heartwarming and knowing that the reception was taken care of and in such good hands meant there was minimal stress in the lead up to the wedding.
The venue itself has a beautiful riverfront setting with an outdoor terrace and being on two floors meant we could have a champagne and canape reception downstairs before moving upstairs for a more formal dinner followed by music and dancing. Upstairs in particular has a spectacular view of the city which only got better as the sun went down and everything else lit up. It created a wonderful atmosphere for the guests, many of whom have subsequently been back for dinner.
Regarding food, we had multiple tastings and help putting together a menu with enough choices to accommodate the usual dietary requirements of the guests and also to come within our budget. The quality and generosity of the food was exceptional and just as good on the day as during the tastings. The wines were served at perfect temperatures and the staff did everything with grace and style. Multiple guests commented that the attitude of the staff enhanced the joy of the day and we absolutely agree.
We can't recommend the Oystercatcher highly enough and consider ourselves fortunate to have chosen them for our wedding.
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