Park and Beach Weddings

COVID-19 Update

A public health order has been issued by the NSW Government limiting public gatherings. For the latest information see the City’s response to COVID-19

Congratulations, we hear you're getting married!

We’ve got ocean views to take your breath away and parks so unique you’ll forget what day it is. That’s why we know Newcastle is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. We strongly advise you keep breathing and of course we wouldn’t want you to forget what day it is, but you get what we’re saying, right?
You’ll need to get approval to hold your wedding ceremony at any of the spaces the City owns or manages. Also, there’s a lot happening in Newcastle that we’re really excited about so a little preparation and planning will ensure your day is a sublime success! Here’s the lowdown on our most popular spots and how to bring your special day to life. 

From Monday 14 December, the City Events Team will not be accepting new Event Applications for events occurring on a park reserve, beach reserve or road reserve between Monday 14 December 2020 and Friday 15 January 2021. 

Parks for Hire

Seasonal garden displays, fountains, sculptures, elevated ocean views and cultural and historical elements are just some of the features Newcastle’s parks have to offer.

Beaches for Hire

We've got six coastal spots for you to choose from with all but one located along The Bathers Way. Newcastle's got you covered as far as relaxed beach ceremonies go.

Park and Beach Fees and Charges

Find out what it will cost to hold your wedding ceremony at one of our parks or beaches. Be sure to read through the terms and conditions too.


In this section we'll go through everything you need to know about making a booking and what to do once you've received your approval.

Terms and Conditions

What if it rains? Will you get a refund? What happens if you need to cancel? How soon do you have to pay? We answer these questions and more here.

Additional Information

There's a lot to wrap your head around when planning an outdoor ceremony so here's a few things you may not have thought of.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few things we often get asked about so we've tried to save you some time by putting your questions together here in our frequently asked questions page.

Contact Us

We're here to help. Here's how to get in touch if you have questions or if you'd like to speak with an officer about your special day.