Harbourside Wedding Venue in Harwich, with just a pinch of that something else

Harbourside Wedding Venue in Harwich, with just a pinch of that something else

A Harbourside Wedding Venue in Hawich with that little bit Extra

The Numbers


  • On the quay in Harwich Old Town.
  • Civil wedding licence for 50.
  • 14 stylish bedrooms.
  • The Harbourside on the first floor can take up to 80 guests.
  • The Angel available for ‘exclusive use’ – 7 bedrooms plus the lounge.
  • Great nautical background for wedding pictures on the Ha’penny Pier opposite!

The Venue

The Pier Hotel is located in two historic buildings that stand proudly on the quay side of old Harwich. The hotel’s main building, built in the 1850′s, houses two celebrated seafood restaurants – The Ha’ Penny on the ground floor and the Harbourside on the first floor – and seven second-floor bedrooms, most of which overlook the estuary.

The year 2000 saw the acquisition of the next door building, formerly the Angel public house, which dates back to the 1700′s and is now fully refurbished and converted into a further seven bedrooms.

All 14 bedrooms are carefully furnished with many individual touches and all have private bathrooms, satellite TV, minibars, telephone, welcome tea and coffee tray and of course, free wi-fi, is there any other way? In addition, the family-friendly feel of the hotel continues into the bedrooms with several of them offering sofa beds for accompanying children.

The Restaurant for another Day

On the first floor, the Harbourside certainly has the WOW factor with a polished pewter bar on the upper level – perfect for pre-dinner drinks or maybe a glass or two of Champagne and oysters. The views from the restaurant take in the Stour and Orwell estuaries and the harbour below. The Harbourside specialises in seafood much of which is landed in the harbour opposite and chef Tom Bushell makes full use of the fresh produce available.

On the ground floor the Ha’Penny Bistro is open all day and the full bistro menu is available from 12 noon right through to 9.30 in the evening. Perfect if you plan to arrive at The Pier by water so there is no rush… The menu here is brasserie in style and flavour with a relaxed atmosphere – perfect for all the family.

During the summer, guests can also eat outside on the terrace (weather permitting!),
it really is the ideal place to sit and watch the world (and boats) go by!

The Pier Hotel in Harwich and Harbourside Wedding Venue
Wedding Venue
4.8 / 5 stars

+Tim Capper

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