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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 your special occasion.  


Fort Scratchley has stunning grounds with an awe-inspiring backdrop just perfect for taking your vows. You can have exclusive access to the site from 4 - 6pm.

Please note there is no wet weather option available and no power to the site.

Wedding Reception Rooms

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.


120 round tables plus bridal party

The Barracks

For a more intimate wedding, the Barracks 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.

Booking your event

Please contact our Venue Services team on 02 4974 2166 or to discuss times, dates and your special requirements.

Some things for you to consider when making your booking:

  • We will hold a tentative booking for seven days
  • Bookings will be considered confirmed upon receipt of a signed agreement and payment of the full venue hire charge
  • Final guest numbers should be provided to us seven days prior to your function
  • Cancellations must be in writing and posted, faxed or emailed to - Newcastle Venues, PO Box 489, Newcastle, NSW 2300. Fax: 4974 2172. Email:
Venue Hire

Phone: 02 4974 2166
Fax: 02 4974 2172


Phone: 02 4926 2999
Blue Star Catering Email