Wedding Venues

From Fort Scratchley's stunning backdrop of Nobbys Beach to the soaring arches of the Museum's Link Gallery and the grandeur of the Concert Hall at Newcastle City Hall, our venues provide endless opportunity for the perfect wedding. We can cater for a range of wedding sizes and will work closely with you to make your special day unforgettable.

Contact the Newcastle Venues team on 02 4974 2166 or newcastlevenues@ncc.nsw.gov.au to discuss your venue and catering needs.

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 receptions, with in-room bar facilities and large dance floor.

Capacity
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 wedding reception. The Concert Hall is complemented by the Cummings Room. Here your guests can arrive and enjoy canapés and drinks before you make your grand entrance into the Concert Hall.

Capacity
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. Your guests will arrive to canapés and champagne on the marble foyer and staircase. Moving into the Hunter Room, you will dine in elegance enjoying views over Civic Park, through beautiful high arched windows outlined in fairy lights before dancing the night away.

Capacity
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.

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

 
Fort Scratchley - The Barracks

The Barracks 

For a more intimate wedding, the Barracks are located within the Fort Grounds and offer an intimate space with loads of atmosphere. The Barracks verandah offers unequalled views over the harbour and the city.

Capacity
Theatre: 20
Boardroom: 16
Cocktail: 60

 
Museum    
Newcastle Museum - McIntyre Theatrette

McIntyre Theatrette

Hold your wedding ceremony in our Theatrette with its beautiful exposed brick walls and arched windows. You can tailor a unique and amazing wedding ceremony and create a theme and decorations with your personal touch.This room is also equipped with a giant screen, high–quality digital projector and audio sound equipment.

Capacity
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 your wedding reception. Whether a cocktail–style or formal seated dinner, you can transform this space into a grand destination. Imagine soft fairy lights and elaborate centrepieces presented beautifully. 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.

Capacity
Theatre: 200
Banquet: 160
Cocktail: 180

 
Newcastle Museum - BHP Gallery

BHP Gallery

The BHP Gallery is a fascinating and unique location for your wedding reception 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.

Capacity
Theatre: 60
Banquet: 60
Cocktail: 80

 
Newcastle Museum - Earthball

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. Receptions under the Earth Ball look magnificent as an intimate seated dining affair. But what works best in this extravagant setting is a cocktail style party – you can bring your favourite band, create beautiful themes and have your first wedding dance together surrounded by the magic luminous atmosphere of the suspended Earth Ball.

Capacity
Theatre: 80
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 120