Port Stephens Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues: Port Stephens | Fingal BayNelson Bay | North Coast NSW

Ready to explore wedding venues in Port Stephens, NSW? Port Stephens is a popular wedding location with many of the region's beachfront resorts, coastal retreats, private estates and gardens among the most beautiful places to get married on the coast of New South Wales. 

Wedding venues in Port Stephens cater for celebrations of all sizes and offer everything from all inclusive elopement packages to exclusive use resorts that sleep your entire guest list. There's also wedding ceremony venues that you can hire without a reception package and all in one venues that you can hire for the day.

Wedding venues in Port Stephens cater for all budgets with venue hire available from $550 right up to all inclusive wedding packages from $500+ per head. As the Nelson Bay region is a popular spot for holiday makers there is plenty of accommodation for wedding guests nearby with several of the wedding locations on this list offering beds onsite.

This list of Port Stephens wedding venues includes amazing wedding ceremony spots, all-inclusive reception venues and exclusive use wedding destinations where you can celebrate all weekend.  

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17 Best Port Stephens Wedding Venues

The Oasis is a small wedding destination at One Mile Beach in Port Stephens
1. The Oasis Micro Wedding Resort

Location: 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2316
Capacity: 80
Accommodation: Sleeps 50
Wedding Packages: BYO

The Oasis at One Mile Beach is an exclusive-use wedding resort that accommodates 18 - 50 guests over a two night celebration. The 5 acre tropical paradise is located in the heart of Port Stephens, just 600 metres from the beach, and is immersed in beautiful rainforest gardens with timber boardwalks, trickling water features and billabongs.

The resort has a myrid of wedding ceremony locations and three reception venues that include a large covered deck with fairy lit trees, lush lawns with draped festoon lighting and an all-weather function room. Affordable wedding packages include the option for onsite catering and drinks are BYO.

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Nelson Bay Lighthouse garden wedding venue
2. Nelson Bay Lighthouse

  • Location: Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 100

The Nelson Bay Lighthouse is situated at Inner Light Reserve and offers one of the best ocean view wedding venues in Port Stephens. Nestled behind the lighthouse, the very private ceremony location offers an extensive ocean panorama taking in Shoal Bay Beach to the Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands.

The ceremony area features a gentle sloping amphitheatre where guests have a birds eye view of your wedding ceremony. The venue hire fee is super affordable and comes assistance from the onsite wedding coordinator. There's plenty of parking onsite and a range of reception venues within a short drive. 

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The Lodge Port Stephens
3. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Just 1 hour from Port Stephens on the banks of the Peterson River is The Lodge, a private 6 bedroom house that can be hired for weddings over two or more nights. Nestled within lush green hills with paddocks to graze your horse, the scenic 200 acre farm is a fun spot for extended celebrations with swimming holes, fishing spots and bike trails to explore.

The house & poolside deck seat up to 30 guests for intimate weddings with the riverfront lawn providing a unique outdoor reception venue under a blanket of stars. The owner can assist with marquee hire packages for larger celebrations and extra guests are welcome to camp or glamp. No curfew. Pet friendly.

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Mid North Coast Wedding Venue Shoal Bay Country Club
4. Shoal Bay Country Club

Location: 35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, NSW 2315
Capacity: 180 - 500
Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $145/pp

Shoal Bay Country Club is the most popular wedding reception venue in Port Stephens with its restaurant Whitesands seating up to 80 guests when divided in half or up to 180 when booking out the entire space. Located on the shores of Shoal Bay Beach, Whitesands offers panoramic ocean views from its idyllic first floor location.

Shoal Bay Country Club comes with luxury onsite accommodation including a penthouse bridal suite and has a courtesy bus to transfer wedding guests to and from the many holiday lettings in Nelson Bay. All inclusive wedding packages start at $145 - $159 per person for cocktail and seated menus respectively. Nelson Bay Lighthouse is a 5 minute drive for your wedding ceremony.

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Wedding ceremony at Saltwater Fingal Bay restaurant & reception venue
5. Saltwater Fingal Bay

  • Location: level 1/3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
  • Capacity: 150

Saltwater at Fingal Bay is a beachfront wedding venue with idyllic ocean views. Ceremonies can be held on the beach or the outdoor deck which can also be used as a small reception venue. The restaurant caters for weddings of up to 150 guests.

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Port Stephens wedding venue Heaven Gardens lawn set up for wedding ceremony
6. Heaven Gardens

  • Location: 332 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Salt Ash NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 120 Seated, 150 Cocktail
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day hire

Heaven Gardens is an affordable DIY & BYO wedding venue on Tilligerry Creek in the beautiful Port Stephens. Five acres of picturesque gardens include 20 different themed spaces to choose for your wedding ceremony from manicured curved lawns to lush green rainforest. 

A set venue hire fee includes 3 days exclusive access to the grounds so you can set up and pack down your wedding styling at leisure. Facilities include a Reception Pavilion which has an adjoining dance floor and can be utilised as a wet weather ceremony backup plan. 

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The Retreat Port Stephens - All in one wedding destination with accommodation
7. The Retreat Port Stephens

  • Location: 4302 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 70 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 91
  • Wedding Packages: Flexible. Venue hire + BYO or inclusive

The Retreat Port Stephens is a unique wedding venue that backs onto the largest living sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. With accommodation for your entire guest list onsite and located just 3 minutes to the Anna Bay shops, The Retreat is a highly convenient location for destination beach weddings.

Wedding packages include the option for mid week elopements or you can book the entire retreat with a minimum of 70 guests staying onsite. There's an onsite function room available for your reception but given the beautiful location and weather, outdoor garden parties are often preferred.

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Tanilba House outdoor reception venue styled with pink table runners
8. Tanilba House

  • Location: 32 Caswell Cres, Tanilba Bay, NSW 2319
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $9,800+

Tanilba House is a heritage listed homestead on 3 private acres of waterfront gardens in the beautiful Port Stephens region. All inclusive wedding packages cater for ceremonies & receptions with food & beverage in a choice of indoor venues or outdoor garden spaces.

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Nelson Bay Golf Club wedding ceremonies and reception venue in Port Stephens
9. Nelson Bay Golf Club

  • Location: 57 Dowling St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
  • Capacity: Seated 180, Standing 230
  • Accommodation: Available on the North Coast
  • Wedding Packages: $140 - $167 per person

Sitting adjacent to the Tomaree National Park in Port Stephens, Nelson Bay Golf Club is a picture perfect location for all-in-one weddings. The golf course is bordered by native bushland with a choice of scenic ceremony locations including the 20th tee and a large balcony adjoining the function centre that overlooks the 9th green.

Use of golf carts are provided with your wedding package to facilitate photos at all the beautiful locations around the course. Following photos you have a choice of 2 reception venues that cater for weddings of 60 to 145 guests. There's also a private dining room the seats 8 guests for micro weddings and elopements.

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North Coast Wedding Venue Valhalla
10. Valhalla at The Spruce Estate

  • Location: 3834 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm, NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 12 - 150

This family owned & operated restaurant, bar and farm is located on The Spruce Estate in Anna Bay. Valhalla offers wedding ceremonies, photos and a reception venue all in the one place and there's accommodation for 15 onsite too.

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North Coast Wedding Venue The Greenhouse Eatery
11. The Greenhouse Eatery

  • Location: Port Stephens, NSW
  • Capacity: 200

The Greenhouse Eatery is an eco friendly wedding venue located within a 135-hectare conservation area. This relaxed spot offers expansive grounds, multiple places for wedding ceremonies, plenty of photo opportunities and a budget-friendly reception venue with all-inclusive wedding packages.

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Port Stephens Wedding Venue - Framed Events
12. Framed Events

  • Location: Travels to Port Stephens, NSW
  • Capacity: 56

Framed Events is a Sydney based open air chapel that regularly travels to the Port Stephens, Hunter Valley and Newcastle areas for wedding ceremonies. The chapel can be erected on any level surface at any wedding venue or private property of your choosing.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Albion Farm Gardens
13. Albion Farm Gardens

  • Location: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville, NSW 2321
  • Capacity: 120

15 Acres of spectacular gardens including a rustic shed provide a picturesque setting for indoor or outdoor wedding ceremonies at Albion Farm Gardens. Wedding receptions are typically held at nearby venue, The Woodville School of Arts. Enquire via Albion Farm Gardens.

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Wallalong House
14. Wallalong House

  • Location: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 150

Wallalong House is a luxurious country venue with accommodation for 19 in the Hunter Valley region of Port Stephens. Wedding ceremonies are held on an elevated site under a 200 year old fig tree. The reception venue is a majestic Indian Tent with marble bars and polished floors. Accommodation for 19 includes a bridal suite in the 1830's stables. 

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Hunter Valley Wedding Venue Maddies of Bolwarra
15. Maddies of Bolwarra

  • Location: 35 Paterson Rd, Bolwarra, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 60

Maddies of Bolwarra is a small, Bed & Breakfast style wedding venue that's ideal for intimate ceremonies and receptions. The private setting has a giant Morton Bay Fig in its well maintained gardens which makes the perfect ceremony location. Choose from an indoor or outdoor wedding reception. 

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Sunset Vine Forest Wedding
16. Sunset + Vine

  • Location: 3439a Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm NSW 2316
  • Capacity: 125
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Venue hire from $12,500 (includes accommodation)

Port Stephens wedding venue Sunset+Vine overlooks the vines of Wonganella Estate and has views that span acres of coastal bushland to Tilligerry Creek. Because the venue is set high on a hill it enjoys spectacular sunsets and offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos.

Ceremony areas at Sunset + Vine include amongst the vines within the winery, the sundeck balcony which comes compete with a timber arbour or in the forest garden under a canopy of gently swaying trees. The Barrel Room is an elegant reception venue and has views over the vineyard. 

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Port Stephens Wedding Venue Stanley Park
17. Stanley Park

  • Location: 77 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove, NSW 2318
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $8,900+

Stanley Park is a grand heritage estate located on the waterfront in the Port Stephens region of Fullerton Cove. The estate offers ceremonies and receptions onsite and is an ideal location for a long table weddings outside. Reception venues include a rustic barn where you can BYO all your own wedding suppliers. 

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Port Stephens Wedding Ceremony Venues

These wedding ceremony venues in Port Stephens can be hired exclusively for your nuptials without a reception package:

  1. Nelson Bay Lighthouse: $550+
  2. Heaven Gardens: $1,850
  3. Albion Farm Gardens: $2,000 - $5,000

Wedding Venues Near Port Stephens

Wedding venues in the Port Stephens region of NSW offer a choice of beachfront ceremony and reception locations as well as private inland properties. Haven't found the perfect wedding venue in Port Stephens or Nelson Bay? Explore more country, urban and coastal wedding venues in nearby regions of NSW...

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