Fort Scratchley

(5 reviews)
1 Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales  View Map
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Experience breathtaking views steeped in history. Capture a panoramic outlook over Newcastle with some of the best photographic opportunities Newcastle has to offer.

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 wedding day.

Steeped in history, Fort Scratchley is situated at the eastern end of Newcastle on the site where convicts created Australia’s first coal mine in 1801. With multiple creremony and reception locations this site is sure to inspire any romantic.

The Fort Scratchley Function Centre offers a contemporary, light filled space with views over the Newcastle Ocean Baths and Cowrie Hole. Also featuring a timber deck, ideal as an alfresco option and for soaking up the ocean air.

Our experienced and professional staff will work closely with you to ensure your wedding is everything you imagine it to be. If you require any further information or wish to make an appointment to view the venue, please do not hestitate to contact our Newcastle Venues Team on 02 4974 2166(*1).

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 120


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 5 / Max 200

Time restrictions

4:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

11:00 PM

Questions and Answers

How long can I hire the venues at Fort Scratchley?

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley Function Centre can be hired for any length of time however please note that events must cease by 10pm on Sunday to Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturdays.
The Fort Scratchley Grounds are open to the public 10am to 4pm every day except Tuesday and as such cannot be hired during these times. However the Fort Grounds can be hired exclusively from 4:00pm. For wedding ceremonies we suggest these begin at 4.15pm or 4.30pm.

What happens if it rains? Do I have any wet weather backup options?

Fort Scratchley

To ensure you have a wet weather back up option we suggest you hire the Fort Barracks. If you choose not to hire the Barracks and it is available on the day of your wedding you will be offered to use this as a wet weather option, however if someone else has booked the space for a function it will not be available. To ensure you have a wet weather option we suggest you hire the Barracks or make alternative arrangements.

What parking is available at Fort Scratchley?

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley has parking for approximately 30 vehicles in our event carpark on site.

How long will you hold my booking for without a deposit?

Fort Scratchley

A tentative booking may be held for up to seven business days. In the event that someone else challenges for the date within this period you will have until the end of the seven days to confirm the booking and after this time the hold will be released

What do I have to do to confirm my booking?

Fort Scratchley

Bookings are considered as confirmed once you pay the full venue hire amount and sign and return the venue hire agreement to our Newcastle Venues Team.


(5 reviews)
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29 Nov 2014

They were excellent. Couldn't complain, all really good

Fort Scratchley  

Thank you so much Felicity!

2 May 2014

amazing venue and fantastic staff! made for the perfect venue for our reception

Fort Scratchley  

Thank you Kristy, we are so glad you enjoyed your day.

29 Mar 2014

We were lucky enough to have the most breathtaking ceremony location. The staff were wonderful and the Volunteer group very helpful on the lead up. We had our reception in the Barracks overlooking the city at night. The view was fantastic.

Fort Scratchley  

Thank you Jacqueline :)

6 Sep 2019

As far as my new wife and I are concerned this is the best location in Newcastle to get married. The iconic buildings in the Fort make for an amazing backdrop in addition to the amazing views of all of Newcastle. The Fort is also closed to the public to ensure maximum privacy.

8 Mar 2013

Fantastic venue


1 Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales

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