Social Events

Page hero image With breathtaking panoramic views over Newcastle and some of the best photographic opportunities our city has to offer, Fort Scratchley is an idyllic location for birthday parties, school formals, anniversaries, engagement parties or any other social occasion.

Venue Spaces

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 timber deck ideal as an alfresco option and for soaking up the ocean air.


Banquet: 150
Cabaret: 120
Cocktail: 200

The Barracks

For a more intimate occasion, the Barracks (North and South) are located within the Fort Grounds and offer a unique space with loads of atmosphere. The Barracks' verandah offers unequalled views over the harbour and the city.


120 cocktail

Our Services

Venue Services Team

Our experienced and professional staff will work closely with you to ensure your day is memorable. Do not hesitate to contact us on 02 4974 2996 for a tour of our rooms, to request a personalised quote or further information.

Food and beverage

Blue Star Catering are the award-winning onsite caterers at Fort Scratchley. Their focus is on quality food and beverage items as well as seamless service to ensure your guests have the best possible experience.

Decorations and styling

Cupid's Corner Wedding and Event Hire are the preferred decorators at Fort Scratchley and their decorations are included within the package price. Cupids offer an elegant range of options with fantastic service.
Venue Hire

Phone: 02 4974 2166
Fax: 02 4974 2172


Phone: 02 4926 2999
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