Newcastle of New South Wales is one of the biggest cities in the state; to date we have been recommending wedding ceremony and reception venues outside of larger cities because they have beautiful vineyards and such. However, Newcastle is located right on the Hunter River and is bordered by the Watagan mountain ranges on the west and rolling green hills to the south.
There is also a heritage area that would make for beautiful photographs, as well as a lot of Victorian architecture. Of course, the coast itself also provides many opportunities for laid-back, beach weddings. Whatever style of wedding you are looking for, chances are that you will find your dream wedding venue in Newcastle! Here is a list of our favourite 10 for you to consider.
Here is our editor’s top picks for wedding venues in Newcastle, NSW
Best Wedding Venues In Newcastle
If you’re looking for the perfect coastal venue for your dream wedding. Shoal Bay Country Club offers couples the opportunity to host your reception at Whites ands, a stunning beachfront wedding space that has been stylishly decorated in neutral and white tones so that it can easily match your wedding colour scheme. It also boasts panelled walls and wooden floors, making this space perfect for your big day.
No matter the size of your reception, the team at this venue has got you covered. They will be there with you at every step along the planning process, ensuring that everything goes off without a hitch. There is also overnight accommodation available at this venue, so once your last guest has returned home, you can rest in the luxury Shoal Bay Penthouse with your other half.
Price: Enquire for pricing and packages
Type of Venue: Country Club, Waterfront
Address: 35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
Phone: 0249 811 555
Facebook: Shoal Bay Country Club
Instagram: Shoal Bay Country Club
For those who love the elegance and class of a luxurious hotel wedding, the Apollo International Hotel in Newcastle, New South Wales is a perfect choice. This venue offers a garden for your wedding ceremony and the Apollo Room for your wedding reception festivities. Plus, the ceremony is complimentary when you host your reception here!
We love the convenience of having accommodations available at your venue as well. You also have the choice between a cocktail wedding or a seated dinner, both served by the acclaimed Babbington’s Bar & Grill.
Take a look at their Facebook Page for more venue photos and inspiration!
Address: 290 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone: 0249 436 733
Facebook: Apollo International
Instagram: Apollo International
Many of you may think that City Hall is only for civil ceremonies, but this Newcastle, New South Wales architectural treasure just screams grandeur. There are marble staircases, beautiful wood flooring, and huge arched windows. There are several rooms available to suit any size wedding party.
For very large wedding parties, we absolutely love the Concert Hall for its 14m high ceilings.
Address: 290 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4974 2166
This beautiful beach hotel and resort in Newcastle, New South Wales can host wedding parties of up to 100 guests (or 140 in cocktail style wedding receptions). Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of the surrounding Newcastle Beach and King Edward Park, and Fort Scratchley is only minutes away if you are looking to take your wedding photography there.
Plus, the accommodations are clean, chic, and modern (see their Facebook for photos), and you and your bridesmaids can enjoy high tea on the morning of the big day to relax.
Address: 5 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4032 3700
Social: Novotel Newcastle Beach
If you and your partner are an artsy or whimsical couple, you will love this art gallery in Newcastle, New South Wales. It is located in a heritage building that was previously a police station until 1982. You may be thinking, “Why would I want to get married in a lock-up?” but the beautiful colonial architecture will wow you, and the space has been sympathetically renovated.
The Yard has been transformed into a open space with exposed walls and bars overhead, which look gorgeous when lined with flowering vines or ivy. The contrast of the raw and exposed with the delicate and romantic is quite lovely: see their Facebook for photos!
Address: 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW
Phone: 02 4925 2265
Social: The Lock-Up
Another beautiful beach setting can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales. Their rooms can host both small and large parties (40 – 350) and the size of the rooms themselves can be customized with movable walls. The reception space is entirely on the second floor so you don’t have to worry about regular restaurant patrons crashing your wedding reception.
After a beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach, you can continue to admire the gorgeous views from the floor-to-ceiling windows from the event space (check out their Facebook).
Address: 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
Phone: 02 4918 0000
Social: Merewether Surfhouse
Nestled between Hunter River and the ocean, this Newcastle, New South Wales hotel is a heritage building in an Italian Renaissance style that offers event spaces that can be used for a formal wedding reception or an outdoor beer garden that is perfect for a cocktail style party.
Make sure to visit their Facebook for more information, patron reviews, and photos!
Address: 1 Bond St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4925 2585
Social: Customs House Newcastle
Another hotel in Newcastle, New South Wales lies on the banks of the Hunter River and comes highly recommended by past brides and grooms. The eclectic design of the hotel offers a bit of luxury and a bit of the rustic (gorgeous exposed brick, wood, and slate).
The catering is provided by their own restaurant which is well-known for their American barbecue fare. Check out their Facebook for photos of their mouthwatering burgers, salads, and more!
Address: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4925 8888
Social: The Lucky Hotel
In Broadmeadow, New South Wales is a great wedding reception space for those looking to host their wedding festivities outside of a church, hotel, or beach. The Newcastle Racecourse offer both indoor and outdoor spaces, including The Betting Ring and Courtyard Room.
You also have the choice between a buffet style meal or two / three plated courses. Check out their Facebook for more information and photos.
Address: 100 Darling St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Phone: 02 4961 1573
Social: Newcastle Racecourse
If you’re envisioning a beach wedding with a touch of luxury and floor-to-ceiling windows from which you and your guests can marvel at the stunning landscape views, Noah’s on the Beach in Newcastle, New South Wales is the wedding venue for you.
After a moving ceremony on the beach, you can host a wedding reception (casual breakfast-style or formal seated dinner) with the help of a wedding coordinator. Check out their Facebook for more information and photos of real weddings.
Address: 29 Zaara St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: 02 4929 5181
Social: Noah's On the Beach