Nestled in the Hunter Valley region along the splendid coastline, Port Stephens is brimming with natural wonders and spectacular scenery. The ambience here makes a perfect place for true love to be celebrated in all its glory.

As you commence planning for the biggest day of your life, it is important to take time to find the perfect venue for you and your beloved. Port Stephens has many romantic gems tucked away just waiting to host your wedding day. Find some inspiring places on this list of wedding venues.

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In no particular order, here we list the editor’s top picks for wedding venues in Port Stephens, NSW

 

1. Wonganella Estate Winery

Bobs Farm, NSW

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A dream place for a wedding with a vineyard charm, Wonganella Estate Winery is full of character. This unique property is tucked away in a private area with unbeatable views of Port Stephens. Rolling hills, lush greenery, and bay views make this venue enchanting.

You can enjoy a bush feel or a garden setting here. The property is cleverly decorated with antique barrels, chandeliers, and rustic decor. The ‘barrel room’ is beautifully set up for a reception of varying size guest capacity and is complete with seating and a bar.

Price: Determined in consultation

Type of Venue: Winery, bay views

 

2. Albion Farm Gardens

Woodville, NSW

Albion Farm Gardens

An easy drive from the central coast, Albion Farm Gardens provides a countryside getaway with a romantic feel. The 100 acres of farmland provide spectacular photo opportunities and take your breath away at every turn. With sandstone walls, rose gardens, and wisteria walks, there is no lack of scenery.

Albion Farm Gardens have something to please everyone. There are four dedicated manicured gardens for the ceremony. The antique barn or the vibrant School of Arts make for spacious reception rooms. The number of guests can be determined in consultation with the events staff.

Price: Available upon request

Type of Venue: Scenic, outdoors, picturesque

 

3. Stanley Park

Fullerton Cove, NSW

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Here is an idyllic waterfront destination with charming views of the bay. From the Victorian homestead to the ancient fig tree, there is character and charm all around this site. The rustic barn provides ample space to dance the night away at the reception. Up to 130 guests can comfortably fit in the barn.

The spacious grounds have many options for an intimate and private ceremony. Whether you want the sun glistening on the water, the fig tree dancing in the breeze, or the Victorian architectural setting behind you, the choices are yours. Photo shoots are perfect here.

Price: Information Not Available

Type of Venue: Waterfront, intimate

 

4. Moonshadow TQC Cruises

Nelson Bay, NSW

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For a wedding with a difference, make the most of the waterfront with Moonshadow Cruises. The professional staff make sure everything is perfect for your big day. From breathtaking 360 degree water views to delicious menu options, this is a venue not to be missed.

The inclusive wedding packages available take care of all the fine details for you. There are 4 vessels available to cater for different sizes of guest numbers. Up to 250 guests can join in the cruising fun. There are menu options ranging from intimate canape to buffet.

Price: Inclusive wedding packages available

Type of Venue: Waterfront, unique

 

5. Broughtons at the Bay

Nelson Bay, NSW

 

Broughtons at the Bay

Offering panoramic views of Port Stephens, this bayside venue is a place for romantic dreams to come to life. The venue has a large guest capacity for up 160 guests seated or 300 standing. There is freedom and flexibility to design your ceremony and reception the way you want.

A dedicated events team can help design a menu to cater for your taste buds and ensure the whole day runs smoothly. This venue is professional and personal at every stage of planning your big day.

Price: Determined in planning stages

Type of Venue: Waterfront, bay views

 

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6. The Retreat Port Stephens

Anna Bay, NSW

Picturesque and scenic are words that come to mind at The Retreat in Port Stephens. The expansive outdoor space sets up perfectly as a rustic ceremony scene. The large reception hall has a modern and contemporary twist in the brightly lit room.

The Retreat is a venue with options for all. Whether you want a vibrant dance floor to dance the night away, or an outdoor fairy lit setting for a twilight dinner, the option is yours here. The Retreat tailors weddings to suit your personal style and flair. Guest numbers can be determined upon consultation.

Price: Available upon request

Type of Venue: Contemporary, rustic, flexible

 

7. Nelson Bay Golf Club

Nelson Bay, NSW

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A place where dreams come true, Nelson Bay Golf Club is a great choice for a perfect wedding. This venue can be adapted for large dinner events, smaller intimate affairs, or a cocktail style party to celebrate your love. There are many options here.

A dedicated bushland site is ideal for an intimate and private ceremony. You can even get married on the golf course! There is a large reception room with ample space and an open balcony overlooking the luscious green views. The number of guests can be determined with the help of wedding packages.

Price: Wedding packages

Type of Venue: Professional, unique

8. The Greenhouse Eatery

Medowie, NSW

This venue is a superb destination to celebrate and share your love with friends and family. The private lawn provides an excellent space to exchange vows in the ceremony. The native trees and purpose built Arbour create a sense of natural intimacy.

Reception celebrations at Green House take place in a gorgeous contemporary building. Here up to 180 guests can be hosted. The high ceilings and stone fireplace create a unique ambience. Wedding packages are available and can be adapted to your style to celebrate your love.

Price: Versatile wedding packages available

Type of Venue: Intimate, unique

 

9. Middle Rock Holiday Resort

One Mile, NSW

Here the dedicated and professional staff offer an unforgettable wedding experience with a focus entirely on the happy couple. This venue offers an intimate setting for up to 90 guests to join in the celebrations.

Middle Rock Holiday Resort has excellent catering options and accommodation options for a destination wedding. There are wedding packages available and all options can be tailored to meet your specific needs and desires for your special day.

Price: Wedding packages available

Type of Venue: Relaxed, professional

 

10. Weddings at Woodville (Allsaints Woodville)

Woodville, NSW

 A dream place for a wedding with unbeatable views of the Hunter Valley, Allsaints Woodville carries a special charm with it. This unique property is in a rural part of Port Stephens, nestled away in an enchanting and romantic setting.

The quaint sandstone chapel and the large timber hall make for a perfect reception and ceremony area. There is also a large marquee area with air conditioning for ample space. Additionally, a large outdoor deck opens up the hall to make it more spacious. Guest numbers can be determined based on which areas will be used.

Price: Determined in consultation

Type of Venue: Non Denominational chapel, rustic, unique

 

11. Mumms on the Myall

Tea Gardens, NSW

 

12. Anchorage Hotel Port Stephens

Port Stephens, NSW

 

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Parting Notes

Are your able to picture yourself walking down the aisle in one of these gorgeous destinations? Hopefully, the big day is feeling one step closer to reality. This list is here to help you find your dream place for your fairy tale wedding to come to come to life.

Port Stephens is an ideal choice to celebrate your love with your friends and family. The town has a relaxed vibe and plenty of sunshine to enjoy the great outdoors. With the sun shining, there is no better location to tie the knot and commence your married together.

 


 

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