wedding at smugglers restaurant

Weddings and Functions

The Smugglers
The Smugglers is a beautiful grade II listed building dating from the mid-17th century.
We can cater for your every wedding need whether you are having your ceremony here or elsewhere. Please see below for details of our fees.

We offer high quality cuisine, tailored service and will work hard to make your wedding day special for you.
If you would like a tour of our venue or to discuss your requirements, please phone or email us to book an appointment.

Location
We are very easy to find as we are located on the main road (A28 from London and Canterbury) into Margate, just past The Square in Birchington.

For daytime guests, we have our own car park and there is also Albion Road public car park at the rear of the building which has access to Smugglers. Evening guests are requested to use the rear entrance to the restaurant. Please note there is a charge for parking in the Albion Road car park at all times.

Tailoring The Venue
We are licenced to host wedding ceremonies in our Westgate Room, Birchington Room or in our outside garden and gazebo, which you may decorate to your taste. Included in all our quotes are crisp white linen table cloths, napkins and use of our bud vases if required. We can supply white chair covers for the ceremony and your sit down meal at an additional cost of £1.75 per chair. We hold a music licence enabling you to have live music (however we would advise a maximum of 4 piece) or a disco for your evening reception.

The Ceremony
Your ceremony can take place either inside in our Westgate Room or Lounge Bar all year round or outside in our gazebo from March to October (weather permitting).

Ceremony Fee
£250 – This covers the initial contact with KCC and private use of whole premises for a 3 hour period starting 1 hour before the ceremony. This fee is non-refundable.

The fee for the Registrars to attend for your ceremony is extra and is paid directly to the Registry Office. Details of this fee may be obtained directly from the Registry Office.

Private Facility Hire Charges
May be chargeable dependent upon the rooms reserved for your sole use, the day of the week, number of guests and hours required.

Classic Wedding Package

Our classic wedding package is for a minimum of 40 guests and includes the following for each guest:

Ceremony & day time hire fee

Welcome canapés
1 celebration drink of Bucks Fizz
Sit down 3 course meal with coffee
2 glasses of 175ml house wine with meal
1 glass of sparkling wine for toasting drink
Chair covers for either ceremony or sit down meal

Classic Wedding Menu

(Choose from any 2 from each course)

Starters
Tomato & Basil Soup
Fanned Melon with Fruit Coulis
Homemade Chicken Liver Pate

Main Courses
Roast Lamb
Chicken a la Crème
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter
Vegetarian Option – Stuffed Peppers

Sweets
Cheesecake
Meringue Roulade
Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce

Coffee & Mints

2017 & 2018 Prices

Saturdays or Sundays with 40 guests
2017 – £2100.00   Additional guests £52.50 per person
2018 – £2200.00  Additional guests £55.00 per person

Fridays with 40 guests
2017 – £1680.00  Additional guests £42.00 per person
2018 – £1760.00  Additional guests £44.00 per person

Tuesdays, Wednesday s & Thursday s with 40 guests
2017 – £1470.00  Additional guests £36.75 per person
2017 – £1540.00 Additional guests £38.50 per person

A staff gratuity of £2.00 per person will be added

Wedding & Civil Partnership Menus

To create your own wedding menu, select a price band A, B or C, then select two starters, two main course plus a vegetarian option from the vegetarian menu and two sweets from the sweet menu. Should you only require one choice from each course we will apply a 10% discount to the price of the menu.

These menus are priced for weddings for 2016 & 2017 and include VAT at 20%, for bookings for 2018 please ask for a quote.

Please note if the rate of VAT changes then prices will be adjusted accordingly.

A staff gratuity of £2 per person will be added and payable on the day.

Menu A

2017 £31.45 per person    2018 £33.00 per person

Starters
Soup
Your choice of homemade soup
Bruschetta
Char grilled Ciabatta topped with tomato, red onion and garlic
Avocado, Bacon & Brie Salad
With mixed leaves, baby tomatoes & homemade vinaigrette
Garlic Mushrooms
Pan fried mushrooms in garlic butter, served with garlic bread
Salmon Mousse
Homemade creamy salmon mousse accompanied with granary bread

Main Courses

Lamb Shank
Slow cooked lamb shank in our Chef’s special herby garlic gravy

Grilled Fillets of Plaice
Drizzled with a lemon & dill butter

Steak & Ale Pie or Pudding
Your choice of either suet pudding or a shortcrust pastry pie

Chicken Farci
Roasted chicken breast stuffed with sausage meat finished with a tomato & herb jus

Contre–Fillet of Beef Chasseur
Oven roasted Sirloin of beef served pink with a rich red wine, onion & mushroom sauce

Choice from Vegetarian Menu

Choice of sweet

Please select from sweet menu

Coffee & Mints

Menu B

2017 £37.50 per person    2018 £39.35 per person

 

Starters

Prawn Cocktail
Prawns, celery & apple served with picked leaves and Marie Rose sauce

Stilton Mushrooms
Breaded button mushrooms, served with a stilton dip

Sticky Sesame Chicken
Strips of chicken in a sticky Hoi Sin sauce on a bed of mixed leaves

Melon & Parma Ham
Fanned melon with waves of Parma ham

Avocado, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
Served with a basil oil dressing

 

Main Courses

Steak Diane
Mignons of prime fillet steak in a creamy, brandy sauce, served pink

Chicken Rossini
Chicken breast in Parma ham, on a pate croute with Maderia sauce

Lemon Sole Smugglers
Lemon sole fillets stuffed with prawns and served with lemon butter

Roast Duckling with Orange Sauce
Roast duck with orange and Grand Marnier sauce

Apple & Honey Glazed Fillet of Pork
Oven roasted pork tenderloin glazed with apple & honey

Choice from Vegetarian Menu

 

Choice of Sweet

Please select from sweet menu

Coffee & Mints

 

Menu C

2017 £43.70 per person    2018 £45.85 per person

Starters

Pate Platter
Chef’s chicken liver pate, duck liver pate and a salmon & prawn terrine

Smoked Salmon
Thin slices of Scotch smoked salmon, with lemon & mixed leaves

Deep Fried Brie
Breaded wedges of brie, deep fried, served with port & redcurrant sauce

Crispy Duck & Mango Salad
Strips of duck in a sticky plum and mango sauce

Baked Avocado, Goats Cheese & Cherry Tomato Tart
Avocado & goats cheese in a puff pastry tart topped with cherry tomatoes
Main Courses

Rack of Lamb
Roasted lamb rack served with a rosemary, port & redcurrant sauce

Beef Wellington
Fillet steak, duxelle pate wrapped in puff pastry with Maderia sauce

Chicken Boursin
Chicken stuffed with home made boursin cheese, wrapped in Parma ham

Seabass & Scampi
Pan fried fillets of bass, topped with scampi & a lemon or garlic butter

Sole & Salmon Mousse Roulade
Lemon sole fillets & prawn & salmon mousse served with hollandaise

Choice from Vegetarian Menu

 

Choice of Sweet

Please select from sweet menu

Coffee & Mints

 

Vegetarian Menu

Avocado, Goats Cheese & Tomato Tart on a bed of Spinach
Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne
Wild Mushroom Stroganoff
Sweet Pepper Rissotto
Stuffed Peppers

Sweet Menu

Chef’s Miniature Sweet Selection (£2.95 Supplement)
Marmalade & Brioche, Bread & Butter Pudding
Baileys & White Chocolate Cheesecake
Strawberry Meringue Roulade
Double Chocolate Torte
Profiteroles
Tiramisu

 

Canapés

Normally served with Pimms or Bucks Fizz (but can be served prior to the wedding)

Chef’s homemade pate
Smoked salmon & crème cheese

Prawn vol au vents
Assorted mini quiches

Tomato & Mozzarella tart
Melon & Strawberry Skewer

 

Silver Package

1 of each per person
2017 £6.00    2018 £6.25

 

Gold Package

2 of each per person
2017 £10.25    2018 £10.50

 

Children’s Menu & Drinks package

For Under 12’s

Starters
Garlic Bread
Fruit Cocktail
Cheese Dippers
Soup of the Day

Main Courses
Pasta Dish
Small Roast Dinner
Plaice Goujons & Chips
Chicken Goujons & Chips

Sweets
Profiteroles
Angel Delight
Chocolate Cake
Jelly & Ice Cream

 

Drinks Package

Welcome drink to match adult package
Squash during meal
Toasting drink to match adult package

2017 1choice including drinks package £22.00
2017 2 choices including drinks package £24.00
2018 1 choice including drinks package £24.00
2018 2 choices including drinks package £26.00

Hog Roast Meal

Spit roasted hog served in our garden for a minimum number of 70 guests and includes:

Hot new potatoes
Savoury Rice salad
Green salad
Tomato salad
Homemade Coleslaw
Chef’s special stuffing
Cider stewed apple sauce
French bread & butter

2017
70 guests £2131.50
Additional numbers up to 120 guests £15.90 per head
Choice of 4 sweets £6.75 per head
One sweet for all guests £5.80 per head

2018
70 guests £2238.25
Additional numbers up to 120 guests £16.75 per head
Choice of 4 sweets £7.25 per head
One sweet for all guests £6.30 per head

Example – hog roast meal with a choice of 4 sweets for 100 guests
2017 £3283.50    2017 £3465.75

Sweet Menu
Chef’s Miniature Sweet Selection (£2.95 Supplement)
Marmalade & Brioche, Bread & Butter Pudding
Baileys & White Chocolate Cheesecake
Strawberry Meringue Roulade
Double Chocolate Torte
Profiteroles
Tiramisu

A staff gratuity of £2 per person will be added and payable on the day

Buffet Menus

Smugglers Standard buffet Menu (Minimum of 25)
2017 £34.75    2018 £36.50

This is a maximum of 6 Hot/Cold Main course dishes

Cold Platters
Beef, Ham, Chicken, Salmon, Prawns, Pate, Salami, Smoked Salmon served with hot new potatoes

Hot Dishes 
Beef Bourguignon, Chicken a la King

Salads
Green, Mixed, Coleslaw, Rice, Tomato and onion, potato and chive

Dressings   
Mayonnaise, Marie Rose, Garlic, Vinaigrette

Sweets
A choice of 4 homemade sweets plus Tea and Coffee

 

Cocktail Finger Buffet (Minimum of 20)

2017 £17.95    2018 £18.75

Assorted finger sandwiches or open bridge rolls (smoked Salmon, egg and cress, cream cheese and ham)
Assorted Canapés (cheese, ham, smoked salmon, pizza)
Assorted mini quiche (Lorraine, cheese, scallop, spinach)
Cocktail Vol au vents (prawn, egg)
Goujons of Plaice (hot)
Cocktail sausage rolls
Cocktail chipolatas
Tea/Coffee

Evening Wedding Buffets

2017 £13.50   2018 £14.00

A) Evening wedding combination buffet
Everything from the finger buffet except hot plaice goujons and tea and coffee
2017 £10.75   2018 £11.25

B) Bacon, Sausages, Onions, Chips & French Bread

C) Jumbo Yorkshire Filled with Sausages, Mash & Onion Gravy

A staff gratuity of £1.25 per person will be added to all buffet menus except the standard buffet menu where a £2 gratuity will be added and be payable on the day.

 

Champagne Afternoon Tea Menu

(Minimum of 20)

Sandwiches
(Choose any 6 from 8)
Cucumber
Roast Beef
Egg & Cress
Ham & Tomato
Salmon & Cucumber
Chicken Mayonnaise
Prawn & Marie Rose Sauce
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

Scones
Fruit & Plain
Choice of Jams – Strawberry/ Raspberry/ Blackcurrant/ Apricot

Cakes
(3 Pieces each)
Strawberry Tart
Chocolate Éclair
Lemon Cheesecake
Raspberry Roulade
Double Chocolate Torte
Coffee & Baileys Choux Bun

Tea & Coffee

Prices
Afternoon Tea Only. 2017 – £15.25     2018 – £15.75
With a glass of Prosecco 2017 – £19.75     2018 – £20.50
With a glass of Champagne  2017 – £22.25     2018 – £23.00
With Half a Bottle of 2017 – £27.25     2018 – £28.00

Prosecco per Person
With Half a Bottle of             2017 – £36.25     2018 – £37.25
Champagne per Person

A staff gratuity of £2.00 per person will be added

Wedding Drinks Packages

Silver Package
A glass of Pimms or Bucks Fizz to celebrate marriage
1 bottle of wine between 3 people
1 large bottle of mineral water between 4 people

With a glass of sparkling wine to toast bride & groom
2017 £17.60    2018 £18.50

With a glass of Freixnet, Prosecco (pink or white) or Asti to toast bride & groom
2017 £18.50    2018 £19.45

With a glass of house champagne to toast bride & groom
2017 £20.50    2018 £21.50

Gold Package
A glass of Pimms or Bucks Fizz to celebrate marriage
1 bottle of wine between 2 people
1 large bottle of mineral water between 4 people

With a glass of sparkling wine to toast bride & groom
2017 £20.25   2018 £21.25

With a glass of Frexinet, Prosecco(pink or white) or Asti to toast bride & groom
2017 £21.10   2018 £22.15

With a glass of house champagne to toast bride & groom
2017 £23.15    2018 £24.30

Teenage Drinks Package
For those under 18 not having the children’s menu

Welcome drink to match adult package
2 drink allowance during meal – a choice of Coke, lemonade, Appletize, fruit juices or J20
Toasting drinks to match adult package

2017 £10.00 per head
2018 £10.50 per head