Wedding Ceremony Venues – Newcastle, NSW

The best wedding ceremony venues in Newcastle from waterfront wedding venues to those with historical charm

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Fort Scratchley

1/3 Nobbys Road, Newcastle East NSW 2300

A one stop shop for your wedding, from the ceremony, to photos and your reception, check out Fort Scratchley as your venue. The Barracks offers a unique wedding venue for your ceremony and is located just inside the fort grounds.

Afterwards, capture the 360-degree views of the Newcastle coastline, city and harbour, as well as distant views to Stockton Beach for some truly stunning wedding photos.

CALL (02) 4974 2166

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Marina Views Function Centre

97 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2290 

Take in the breathtaking harbour views as you say your ‘I Do’s’ on Marina Views Function Centre’s beautiful deck. Just imagine making a grand entrance by arriving by boat to your wedding ceremony?

After the formalities, let Marina Views take care of your guests with cocktails at the large open bar as you have your wedding photos and then enjoy a wedding reception with nothing more to think of thanks to their all-inclusive wedding packages covering quality catering, styling, music and photos.

Guests: 300

CALL (02) 4969 8181

Noah's On the Beach Reception venue for weddings newcastle NSW

Noahs On The Beach

29 Zaara St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Perfectly capture the beautiful coastal views of Newcastle Beach with Noah’s floor to ceiling glass windows as the backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

With a wedding coordinator to help you plan every aspect of your day, let Noah’s take care of everything from your beautiful ceremony, to locations for photos, a choice of reception options and of course accommodation for you and your guests in the hotel.

Guests: 300

CALL (02) 4929 5181

Newcastle CIty Hall Wedding Reception Venue

Newcastle City Hall

290 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

With a sense of grandeur and elegance, the Newcastle City Hall is a beautiful place of history for your wedding ceremony venue.

Offering a choice of rooms with impressive carved ceilings, as well as memorable photo opportunities such as marble staircases and sandstone features, City Hall retains its classical styling with all the modern updates needed for both wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Guests: 500

CALL (02) 4974 2166

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Sprout Dining

189 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Sprout Dining is a full-time function centre located within the Crown and Anchor Hotel. Formerly a French Italian Inspired restaurant, they still offer mouth-watering catering options with a beautiful space to also hold your wedding ceremony in the heart of Newcastle.

With licencing until 3 am, you can go all the way from the nuptials through to an all-night party to begin your married life with a once in a lifetime party. Free room hire is just the icing on the wedding cake for this venue.

Guests: 300

CALL (02) 4927 1138

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What Are The Best Places To Get Married In Newcastle?

Newcastle is one of the best places to get married due to its abundance of wedding ceremony venues. We’ve put together a list above of unique wedding venues from hotels and historic sites, to dedicated function centres and restaurants. You’re sure to find something to suit your needs, whether that’s a small wedding, budget wedding packages, wedding venues with accommodation or even bridal shower places.

Some of our favs include Nobbys Beach with its beautiful lighthouse and proximity to city reception venues; historic Newcastle City Hall for that castle wedding vibe and Soldiers Point Wharf for the perfect waterfront wedding venue.

Newcastle features wedding locations such as:

  • Beach Wedding Venues 
  • Waterfront Wedding Venues
  • Cocktail Wedding Reception
  • Outdoor Wedding Venues
  • Casual Wedding Locations
  • Rustic/ Barn/ Farm/Country Wedding Venues
  • Unique Wedding Venues
  • Locations that give the vibe of a Castle Wedding
  • Garden Wedding Venues
  • Winery Wedding Venues

How To Choose The Best Wedding Venue For Your Ceremony? 

When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding ceremony venue there are lots of things to consider. One of the first considerations should be your wedding style. Do you dream of a rustic barn wedding, want to have a traditional wedding in your local church, a summer afternoon beach wedding or do you want to smell the roses, literally, with a beautiful garden wedding venue?

Once you’ve figured out the style you’d like, start thinking about the little details which will often eliminate a lot of venues:


  • How many guests will you need to accommodate?
  • Does the time of year mean the weather will be appropriate for an outdoor wedding?
  • Do you want a stand-alone wedding ceremony venue or somewhere where you can have your reception or even have access to accommodation for guests?
  • Does your venue allow you to add your own decorations or provide some for you?
  • Does the venue work with your wedding budget?
  • What is included and what will you need to hire e.g. chairs, wedding aisle, wedding arch, signing table, facilities such as bathrooms and parking?
  • Will yours be the only wedding at the venue or do they hold multiple weddings?

    How Much Is Wedding Venue Hire For A Ceremony In Newcastle?

    Venue hire varies from place to place and depends on factors like whether its just a ceremony or you will be using the space for drinks or your reception party. Some venues will have a specific venue hire fee to which additional items like furniture hire, set up and serving food or drink is additional.

    Many venues will include a wedding ceremony venue as part of their reception packages and some venues offer free room hire where you usually then need to spend a minimum amount on food and drink.

    Ask the wedding venues you are interested in for their packages so you can work out just how much it will cost for you to hold your wedding there. Don’t forget to check if there are minimum spends or surcharges to hold your wedding on weekends or special days like public holidays.

      Using Airbnb Wedding Venues To Host Your Ceremony?

      An increasingly popular alternative to using a licenced venue for wedding ceremonies is to hire an Airbnb wedding venue for your wedding. Not only can you use it for a beautiful indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony, but you can use it as a space for the wedding party to get ready, a reception venue and accommodation for you and your guests.

      Airbnb wedding venues regularly sleep 20 or more guests and often have beautiful gardens or indoor spaces to use for ceremony. And the best bit is it can be a great way to refashion the old wedding hall hire or backyard wedding reception but still get an all-in-one affordable wedding venue.