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.
Here we list the editor’s top picks for wedding venues in Port Stephens, NSW
If you’re looking for the perfect coastal venue for your dream wedding, you don’t have to look any further. 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
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
Address: Level 1, d’Albora Marinas, 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
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
Address: 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316
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
Address: Pacific Dunes Huntingdale Place, Medowie, NSW 2318
Address: 46 Marine Dr, Tea Gardens NSW 2324
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
Address: 3439a Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316
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
Address: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville NSW 2321
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
Address: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove NSW 2318
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: Garden, Golf Club, Unique
Address: 57 Dowling St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
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: cruise, unique
Address: 3/35 Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315