Ceremony Locations  -  ​Beaches and Coast
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Shepherd's Hill - Cliff St,  Newcastle NSW

With it's commanding view over Newcastle Beach & Stockton Bight this sunny location is a great alternative for those that love the idea of having coastal views but without the sand. 

Home to the coastal patrol while below at the cliff top are the relicts from it's World War II heritage. Spectacular on a calm day, but some afternoons can get windy.

Choice of either the cottage lawn​ or down the front next to the ​old
​World War II Station.

​*Please note: Council has a 60 person limit
​ inside the cottage area.

Parking at the top of King Edward Park available.
​No public toilets.​​
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Fort Scratchley - Nobby's Rd, Newcastle NSW

Sitting high on the headland at the entrance to Newcastle Harbour is the Historic Fort Scratchley & it's rich military history.

T​​his is the only Newcastle venue to offer unique 360 views of the city, beaches and harbour.

The new function centre next door is a great addition for wedding receptions.

Please note: This location can get very windy on the hilltop,
​the courtyard below is a great option should it be too
​windy up top.

Parking & toilet facilities available.

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Caves Beach - Mawson Close, Caves Beach NSW

The network of sea caves at the southern end of this beach is where ​​​​​Caves Beach gets it's name from. 

​​​A beautiful long stretching beach with plenty of photo opportunities at low tide in the caves or up on the lookout.

Your ceremony can take place on the lawn outside the surf club, up on the hill overlooking the beach or down on the sand.

The surf club features a function room upstairs with balcony ​​​​or there is the 'Caves Beachside Hotel' just up the road for your wedding reception.

Parking and toliet facilities

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Bar Beach Lookout - Memorial Drive, Bar Beach NSW

Overlooking Newcastle's scenic Bar Beach. This lookout provides a dramatic ocean and coastline backdrop.

Only just newly complete, this lookout features a sandstone paved area with plenty of room for up to 40-50 guest chairs​​.

Bar Beach get it's name from the 'Bar' swimming ​hole below the lookout.​ Cooks Hill Surf Club is only a short walk for a nearby reception venue.

Please note: This location can get windy​​.

Parking and toilet facilities available

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Blacksmiths Beach - Ungala Rd, Blacksmiths NSW

At the southern end of a nine mile stretch of coastline is Blacksmiths Beach. Featuring a long breakwall that seperates it from the beautiful Swansea Channel.

With access right along it's 1.5km stretch. Wedding ceremonies are popular on the beach as they can be set up further away from the main beach going area.

Features Swansea-Belmont SLSC​​ on the
​beach or nearby Swansea RSL on the channel 
​for possible reception venues.

Parking and toliet facilities

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Redhead Beach - Beach Road, Redhead NSW

At the northern end of the nine mile stretch of coastline is Redhead Beach. Featuring the eighty metre high rocky Redhead Point and the frequently photographed shark tower.

Down on the beach below the rocky point is a popular and scenic spot for wedding ceremonies.

The Redhead surf club and upstairs function
​room is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking
​this beautiful beach.

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Nobby's Beach - Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East, NSW

Newcastle's highest profile beach sits at the entrance to Newcastle Harbour with the headland and breakwall bordering it.

A picturesque working lighthouse overlooks the Nobby's stretch of beach back to the bather's pavillion and is a stunning backdrop to a wedding ceremony.

Home to the beaching of the famed 'Pasha Bulker' coal ship on it's shores in ​​2007.

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Shoal Bay Beach - Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW

Known for it's white sands, clear blue water and it's gentle curve around the bay this beach is paradise.

Tourist shops and Shoal Bay Resort & Spa are located behind, with the stunning Nelson Bay Headland in front​​.

​​Easy access and great reception venues such as Shoal Bay Resort, Nelson Bay RSL or Oaks Pacific Blue Resort at Salamander Bay are all nearby. 

Please note: Travel surcharge applies to this location.
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Merewether Beach - Corner John Parade & Henderson Parade,
Merewether NSW

Designated as a National Surfing Reserve, Merewether Beach is one of Newcastle's most famous beaches. The host of annual 'Surfest'.  

Home to the largest ocean baths in the Southern Hemisphere and Newcastle's latest beachfront venue the 'Merewether ​Surfhouse'. You can have your ceremony down on the sand with your reception venue right behind you! 

Parking and toilet facilities available.​​

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Bar Beach - Memorial Drive, Bar Beach  NSW

Newcastle's family beach & a popular stretch for joggers and nippers.

Great photo opportunities around the northern end rockpools.​​

Featuring ample room for a wedding ceremony with the
​ Cooks Hill Surf Club ​​overlooking this scenic stretch of beach.
​A unique and convenient beach wedding and reception.

Parking and toilet facilities available.​​

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Newcastle Beach - Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East, NSW

Newcastle's highest profile & central beaches to the heart of the city. Frequented by day trippers, tourists & surfers.

Bordered by the Newcastle Ocean Baths which is one of Newcastle's most photographed for wedding parties.

Noah's on The Beach & Rustica Restaurant are reception
​ venues overlooking this picturesque enclosed beach and
​ within walking distance.
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Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Harbour- Wharf Rd, Newcastle, NSW

Located on the iconic Honeysuckle waterfront of Newcastle Harbour is the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Featuring a romantic manicured lawn & garden for your harbour-front ceremony.

​​​This classy venue is in a perfect location for your guests to walk to nearby Honeysuckle bars for a drink while your off getting your wedding photos. 

​​Crowne Plaza offer reception
​packages, it is also in walking
​distance to Harbourview
​​ reception venue.​​

Metered on street parking
​& toilet facilities available.​​
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Stockton Beach (South) - Mitchell St, Stockton NSW

The longest beach in NSW on a 32km gentle curve with large bordering sand dunes.

The southern end is a unique ceremony location with Newcastle Harbour's ship life a spectacular backdrop with its coming & goings. Photo opportunities on the beach and breakwall.

Stockton Beach SLSC offer reception venue packages,
however if your reception is on the city side of the
​port this may be a long trip back to your reception.
Parking, but no toilet facilities available.​​

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