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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: April 2024

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
In the city
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Oystercatcher

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12 reviews
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Lex
Lex N. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Day

We knew we wanted different for our wedding, and what better way to celebrate than getting everyone you love together in a pub! We had eaten at The Oystercatcher many times, and it was one of our favourite spots, so an easy choice for our reception. From the initial conversation to the days following our Big Day, Laura and the team were nothing but attentive, helpful and so kind! The food was amazing and the service was second to none!! All of our guests commented on how brilliant the team were, and they truly felt like an extension of our day! I would definitely recommend The Oystercatcher for a perfect London wedding!
Izzy
Izzy Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for a unique wedding

Having worked a lot of weddings ourselves we were determined to plan our wedding to be a little bit different. We loved the idea of having something easy and simple, but also that reflected our personalities and The Oystercatcher was the perfect match. The floor-to-ceiling windows, open-plan seating and chic decor made it an ideal setting for our wedding. The view of the city was sensational and the food was utterly sublime.
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!
Aoife.nichofaigh
Aoife.nichofaigh@Gmail.com Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Greenwich Wedding Venue by the River

We had our wedding at the Oystercatcher in August 2023. We used to live in Greenwich and love being by the river, so the location was spot on. The first floor has floor to ceiling windows with views up and down the Thames. We had eaten at the Oystercatcher several times previously and really liked the food, so that was another reason we chose it. On a very practical note, we needed a venue that was wheelchair accessible as some of our family have mobility issues.
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*
Tara
Tara W. Sent on 22/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

We hosted our wedding at the Oystercatcher and it was fantastic. The customer service from the front of house and the events team was nothing short of excellent all through our planning and on the day itself. The food was delicious and our guests commented that it was much better than wedding food can be often be when serving on a large scale, everything was hot and cooked to perfection. The venue itself is so beautiful with amazing views across the river and beautiful greenery which made it so easy to dress the space. Our guests and photographer loved the views and they make for beautiful wedding photos. Overall we had the best experience with the oystercatcher and would thoroughly recommend them.
Mon
Robert Sent on 19/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable wedding at The Oystercatcher!

Team 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!
Mon&Robert
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Hazel-Dene W. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Engagement brunch

We recently had our engagement brunch at the Oystercatcher. The Manager Paul and waitress were a 10/10. Despite a bit of miscommunication with the organisation team regarding our table but the organisation on the day was outstanding. Paul made sure we had a day to never forget and sorted it all out. The service was amazing considering we had a large group, all the food was served correctly and the table was constantly cleared. We were an energetic bunch and they accommodated all our family and friends. It was a classy and happy day overall, with brilliant location and views, as well as the Menu options. We would like to thank the restaurant for accommodating us all and ensuring a lifetime of memories and making our day ! A Big thank you to the whole Team. I highly recommend the Oystercatcher for any Occasion or Event. No matter how small or big.
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Caroline H. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding lunch

We arranged a very small informal lunch at the Oyster Catcher following our friends' wedding, the manager could not have been more helpful in allowing us to decorate the table and placing us in a table with a wonderful view where we could enjoy the afternoon , the service on the day was second to none and I would absolutely recommend the restaurant to anyone thinking of booking it for their wedding celebrations
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Ajmal Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely phenomenal!

From the get go Laura the organiser was brilliant.
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.
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Abigail Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs A Flood

Wow, an exceptional venue with exceptional staff. We had our wedding reception at The Oystercatcher in June 2023 and were blown away with the level of service we received right from the beginning of planning, at the tasting evening and on the day. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how attentive the staff were, nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved that we could rent the whole venue too and we would highly recommend to anyone.
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Hannah S. Sent on 15/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing wedding venue

We honestly don't know where to start. Everything was absolutely amazing and surpassed all our expectations. From the initial meetings and emails to the tiny details to the logistics of the day to the food and staff and beyond - everything was outstanding. The team went above and beyond before, during and after the day to make it perfect for us. Their communication and willingness to be flexible so that we had the day we wanted was amazing. The venue (especially on a summer's day) was spectacular, with views across the river and all the glass doors open - it was a magical day. The team on the day were so professional, friendly, kind and literally couldn't have done more for us. We had lots of space for dancing and they were really helpful with liaising with our band and dj. Zoe and Tom were always honest with what they thought was possible and delivered the best day - they were so committed to it and were there for us the whole day, making sure everything ran smoothly. The food was incredible and all our guests loved the options - especially for vegans and vegetarians! The drinks station for reception drinks was a fabulous touch and we loved how they had set up the venue beforehand. I couldn't recommend The Oystercatcher enough - you could make it as formal or as informal as you like, which I think is really special about this place. I wish I could do it all over again. Thanks OC team.
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Lucy Sent on 03/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

Absolute gem! Laura, Tom and the onsite team were amazing and accommodating and we value their expertise and advice to help us make our wedding experience the most memorable event and really made the planning a little easier! Ourselves and our guests loved the feel and ambience of the restaurant and the views of the River Thames. Of course the food was delicious and customer service was on point so much so that we will be back to enjoy the rest of their offerings 😊
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Charlotte Sent on 04/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

We can't praise the Oystercatcher enough and could not have asked for more, from the initial enquiry all the way to the staff helping us carry leftover cake to our front door.

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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