About Eastgate House

Built in 1590, Eastgate House is a Grade I listed 16th century town house and is one of the most impressive and distinctive buildings in Rochester’s historic high street.

The Elizabethan town house is a magnificent building with an abundance of history. From a family home to a Victorian School, this house has many tales to tell.

This venue was an inspiration to the great author Charles Dickens featuring in The Pickwick Papers and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Ceremony room

The splendid oak-panelled ceremony room features a gorgeous fireplace and offers a true sense of occasion.

Couple outside Eastgate House

Bride and groom outside Eastgate House

Venue details

Eastgate House is a ceremony only venue.

Accommodates: Maximum number of 40 seated guests.


  • beautiful fireplaces 
  • built in 1590
  • Grade 1 listed building
  • links to Charles Dickens
  • intimate setting.

Gardens: Yes

Accessibility: Lift available to get to the first and second floors. Not all rooms are wheelchair friendly due to narrow door frames.

Date licenced: 1 December 2021 (5 year licence)

Wedding enquiries

Get in touch to find out more about hiring the venue for your special day.

Email: eastgate.house@medway.gov.uk

Phone: 01634 332 700

Wedding couple embrace 1

How to find us

Eastgate House
High Street

Getting to Eastgate House

By train: Rochester Train Station

By bus: 191, 140, 173, 191, 700

Car parking: Local pay and display parking are a short walk away.