Nelson Bay Golf Club

(8 reviews)
Nelson Bay Golf Club - 57 Dowling St, Nelson Bay, New South Wales
Business Hours
7 Days - By Appointment
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Weddings with a Difference! An all-inclusive option for your wedding - Reception, ceremony site and accommodation next door

Nelson Bay Golf Club is the perfect venue for you to celebrate your future together. We are an all-inclusive venue for your special day with our beautiful bushland ceremony site on the course, brand new reception centre and resort accommodation located in walking distance next door. Located in Port Stephens, just 2.5hrs north of Sydney, it is a fantastic destination to make it a weekend, not just a day.

Our purpose built Clubhouse reopened in August 2017. It has a dedicated function room with its own bar, entrance, amenities and balcony. The function room is able to accommodate up to 140 people for a sit down wedding with dancefloor and staging and is incredibly versatile in its setup. It has stunning views over the course and out to the headlands for your pre-dinner drinks.

Our in-house caterers, Bluewater Grill, specialise in sophisticated menu options for casual cocktail parties, extravagent 3 course formal dinners, opulent carveries and table banquets. Alternatively, they will help you design your own menu to suit your taste, theme or style.

Our professional food and beverage team are here to take the stress out of your day and will ensure everything runs smoothly so you simply just have to enjoy.


Easy Weddings Special Offer

Winter Wedding Special

Winter Wedding Special available for weddings between May - August. FREE Ceremony Site and FREE Room Hire! This is a $1,200 saving on your wedding! This is available to weddings of 80 people or more.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 40 / Max 220

Price per head

Low $90 / High $ 140

Ceremony Guests

Min 40 / Max 220

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$200 Per Hour

Music must end by

11:00 PM

Questions and Answers

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What happens once I confirm my wedding?

Once your wedding is confirmed your coordinator will contact you via phone or email. They will continue to be in contact with updates and requirements for your wedding up until the day. A 6 week appointment will be arranged around 8 weeks prior to your wedding. This meeting will allow you to go through the finer details of the wedding, speak with the Chef, ask questions and view the venue. You are more than welcome to contact your coordinator via phone or email at any time should you have any questions or requirements.

What is supplied at the ceremony site and can we decorate?

We supply the following:

-          40 White folding chairs

-          Clothed signing table and 2 chairs

-          Water station for you and your guests

-          Golf is completely stopped from 3pm

Yes! You have hired the area for your ceremony so you are free to decorate as long as it doesn’t disturb any of the flora/fauna at the site. ALL decorations must be removed from the site within 24hours. It’s not recommended for you to leave your decorations overnight on the course as the golf club cannot take responsibility for them. We recommend if using a decorator that you advise them to come and get their items once your guests have moved back to the Clubhouse for your reception. Alternatively we recommend you have a designated family member or friend to look after this for you.

What happens if it rains on the day and we can't have the ceremony outside?

In the case of rain, the balcony or Function Room 2 (depending on the size of your wedding) will be available for you to have your ceremony. Both areas can be decorated as you were going to do the outdoor ceremony site. A minimum of 2 hours notice is required to move the ceremony location. You will be required to provide contact details for the person you wish to make the wet weather decisions and liaise with your Coordinator on the day.

Can the bridal party drive themselves around the course for photos?

No, unfortunately. Nelson Bay Golf Club is a 27 hole course. As much as we have closed off the back 9 holes for your ceremony there is a high chance there will be golf being played on the remaining 18 holes. It is an occupational health and safety risk to allow people onto the course who aren’t playing golf. A staff member will take your photographer and yourselves to wherever you would like to have your photos taken

When can I access the room to set up?

The Club is open from 10am on the day of your wedding and can give you access to the room from then. The Club is happy for you to decorate the day before should we be able to set it up in time or if there isn’t another function already in that room. Please speak with your Coordinator closer to the time of your wedding day to discuss possibilities and available times.


(8 reviews)
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11 Mar 2016

Blue water grill was a perfect spot my for our reception. They provided wonderful food and drinks. Tanya was our coordinator and she was professional, warm and no job was too big for her to take on. i could not speak any more highly of Tanya and her team at BWG. Thank you xxx

Nelson Bay Golf Club  

Thank you Katherine for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to work with you!

15 Aug 2015

At first I thought they were a bit expensive but believe me their food is worth every cent. Top quality food and staff to match. My guests were well looked after. Kaylie and paul

Nelson Bay Golf Club  

Hi Kaylie & Paul, Thank you for your lovely feedback!

4 Oct 2013

Very happy with their service!

Nelson Bay Golf Club  

Thank you Melanie, it was our pleasure

9 Nov 2013

An exceptional venue for our wedding. Everyone works together well to make an amazing day come together. All our guests commented on how beautiful the food was and how lovely the room was set up. The staff were very attentive on the night, making sure our guests were well taken care of. They were 5 stars and beyond!!!

23 Mar 2013

What a wonderful location. The club was so helpful in organising every aspect of the night. The night ran so smoothly and was absolutely perfect.

4 Apr 2012

very helpful and freindly and well organised

20 Mar 2010

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