The historic buildings that make up Newcastle Venues have been part of the city's fabric for a combined total of 417 years.
The grandfather of the family is Fort Scratchley, built in 1821, followed by the railway workshops now home to Newcastle Museum constructed in 1882 and the baby of the family, Newcastle City Hall, which opened in 1929.
These iconic buildings provide the perfect backdrop for history-making events. They are special spaces with quintessential Novocastrian personality and tradition that can be re-imagined for contemporary weddings of all sizes and styles.
Each venue provides their own unique features and experiences complemented by decoration services provided by Cupid's Corner Wedding and Event Hire and in-house catering services. From sweeping coastal views to soaring arches and rustic brickwork, there are plenty of photographic opportunities to capture the perfect day.
Newcastle City Hall - With its simply stunning 800 seat Concert Hall and six other rooms to choose from, Newcastle City Hall has the capacity and experience to host large scale grand weddings of more than 200 guests as well as intimate occasions.
Time and time again, brides fall in love with the stunning architecture, arched windows, carved ceilings and parquetry floors that make City Hall so special.
Newcastle City Hall has recently engaged Venue Management Services (VMS) as their new contracted caterers. The VMS food philosophy revolves around supporting local food and beverage producers and creating menus utilising the freshest seasonal produce. Menus created for Newcastle City Hall demonstrate a commitment to ethically and sustainably grown food and wines from the Newcastle region.
Fort Scratchley - Fort Scratchley, with its unrivalled views from the Newcastle Ocean Baths to Nobbys Beach and across the City and Harbour, is perfectly positioned for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Ceremonies can be conducted on the Fort Scratchley grounds looking out across the Nobbys headland to the horizon beyond. The photographic opportunities are awe-inspiring. For intimate weddings, the Barracks provides a unique and atmospheric venue with unrivalled views over the harbour. The light-filled Function Room with its alfresco verandah offers a contemporary space complete with ocean views, just perfect to celebrate your love.
Blue Star Catering is the exclusive and award-winning on-site caterer at Fort Scratchley. Blue Star Catering consistently provides exceptional service combined with delicious menus and quality local wines. Their experience in providing those little details that make your wedding run seamlessly is second to none.
Newcastle Museum - Stunning exposed brickwork and an eclectic mix of industrial and contemporary design make Newcastle Museum an exceptional and authentic venue in the heart of the city.
From the jaw-dropping Earth Ball to the soaring ceilings and natural acoustics of the Link Gallery, the Museum has truly unique spaces and is a spectacular alternative to traditional function centres and hotels to host your wedding.
Working with the best - To ensure that your wedding looks just as you had imagined, the team at Cupid's Corner Wedding and Event Hire can work with you to create that look and atmosphere you desire. Cupids are the recommended decorators at both Newcastle City Hall and Fort Scratchley, and they use their on-trend range of decorations to complement the individual characteristics of these iconic Newcastle Venues perfectly.
Take a tour - The dedicated and experienced staff at Newcastle Venues are happy to take you on a tour of all three venues so you can discover them for yourself.
To make a booking or for further information visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/newcastle-venues or phone 4974 2166.