Social Event Venues

Feel like a party? Newcastle Venues are filled with personality and provide the perfect backdrop for cocktail parties, school formals, birthdays and good old-fashioned fun! Our onsite caterers will provide exquisite food with seamless service to impress all your visitors at your special event.

Find out more about our fabulous SCHOOL FORMAL options and packages here!

City Hall    
Newcastle City Hall - Banquet RoomNewcastle City Hall - Banquet Room

Banquet Room 
Ground Floor, City Hall

With polished timber floors, high ceiling and simple style, the Banquet Room provides you with an opportunity to design and create a room that reflects your individual tastes and style. It is adaptable to large or intimate events, with in-room bar facilities and large dance floor.

Theatre: 250
Banquet: 200
Cabaret: 96
Cocktail: 300

Newcastle City Hall - Concert Hall

Concert Hall 

First Floor, City Hall
The Concert Hall has been acclaimed as one of the finest auditoriums in Australia. Its breathtaking grandeur provides a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere for your event. The Concert Hall is complemented by the Cummings Room which is a perfect place to enjoy canapés and drinks on arrival.

Theatre: 805
Banquet: 320
Cabaret: 200
Cocktail: 500

Newcastle City Hall - Hunter Room

Hunter Room 

Second Floor, City Hall
The Hunter Room's elegant high-arched windows frame picture perfect views over Civic Park. It has private bar facilities, amenities and a dance floor ideal for cocktail parties and gala dinners.

Theatre: 150
Banquet: 100
Cabaret: 72
Cocktail: 150

Fort Scratchley    
Fort Scratchley - Function Centre

The Function Centre

The Fort Scratchley Function Centre is a contemporary, light filled space with views over the Newcastle Ocean Baths and Cowrie Hole. It also features a verandah ideal for soaking up the ocean air.

Theatre: 150
Banquet: 150
Cabaret: 120
Cocktail: 200

Fort Scratchley - The Barracks

The Barracks 

The Barracks are made up of two adjoining rooms (Barracks North and South) which open onto a small balcony which offers unequalled views over the harbour and the city.

Theatre: 20
Boardroom: 16
Cocktail: 60

Newcastle Museum - McIntyre Theatrette

McIntyre Theatrette

Hold your party in the stunning Museum Theatrette with its beautiful exposed brick walls and arched windows. You can create a theme and add decorations with your personal touch. This room is also equipped with a giant screen, high–quality digital projector and audio sound equipment.

Theatre: 160
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 120
Newcastle Museum - Link Gallery

Link Gallery

With its rugged detailed brickwork, arched windows and soaring ceiling, this light and spacious room is perfect for a range of social events. Whether a cocktail–style or formal seated dinner, you can transform this space into a grand destination. You can bring a band or DJ, create a dance floor, have fun with a photo booth or lolly bar, or set-up a drinks station…let your imagination run wild.

Theatre: 200
Banquet: 160
Cocktail: 180

Newcastle Museum - BHP Gallery

BHP Gallery

The BHP Gallery is a fascinating and unique location for events as you will be surrounded by industrial steel making objects and images. If you like things a little quirky, why not design your celebrations to revolve around these big objects inside the gallery, which is fantastic for small to medium sized groups. As a bonus, your guests can witness the spectacular BHP Sound & Light Show.

Theatre: 60
Banquet: 60
Cocktail: 80

Newcastle Museum - Earthball


The Earth Ball will take your breath away. You can make this your personalised location, with your guests sipping champagne on arrival and eating exquisite canapés. Bring your favourite band, create beautiful themes and dance together surrounded by the magic luminous atmosphere of the suspended Earth Ball.

Theatre: 80
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 120


Social Events at Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley makes an ideal venue for school formals, cocktail parties and social events of all kinds.

Social Events at Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall is an iconic location for parties, school formals, birthdays and good old-fashioned fun!

Social Events at Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum has small intimate spaces as well as the light-filled Link Gallery and stunning Earthball Gallery to choose from.