Find the Perfect Newcastle Wedding Venue: Your Top 7 Choices for 2024

Newcastle wedding venue

Newcastle is a stunning city with many mind-blowing views and even more memorable venues.

But finding the ideal place that aligns with your vision of a modern Newcastle wedding might make things a bit more complicated. Luckily, we’re here to help! We’ve singled out 7 of the best wedding venues for your wedding.  Whether you want a more traditional, sit-down dinner or a casual cocktail party — you’ve got plenty of choices! Go through our compiled list and discover the right Newcastle wedding venue.


Bar Mellow

Couples after an urban Newcastle wedding venue will find that the Bar Mellow offers everything they’re after. Located in Newcastle West, in the imposing Bank Corner building, the Bar Mellow is a brilliant option for small, cocktail-style parties. Couples can choose to book half of the venue for small celebrations, ideally up to 80 people. However, booking the entire venue offers a more private experience, and allows you to invite up to 120 guests. 

The bar is licensed for live music, so you can get a band. Decorations are also allowed, so you can hire your wedding florist in Newcastle to elevate the space with fresh flowers to match the overall design. The newlyweds can have both the ceremony and reception at the bar and choose from the extensive food and drinks menu. The party can go on until 2 AM, so the Bar Mellow is the perfect choice for a fun and relaxed event that will last until late. 

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Earp Distilling Co.

When looking for a venue that can accommodate the alcohol preference for a large number of your guests, Earp Distillery is the obvious choice. The distillery produces various spirits, so you can try everything from vodka and gin to rum and cocktails. The whole venue is available for large celebrations with up to 500 guests, but the Barrel Hall is all you need for a memorable, Newcastle wedding for 200-300 guests. Lined with rum, gin, and whisky barrels, the Barrel Hall has a cosy and relaxed feel to it. It’s spacious enough to accommodate all your guests, and there’s plenty of room for dancing and mingling. 

Hiring a wedding florist from Newcastle will make this space look even more jaw-dropping. And if you want another fun addition to your special day, the venue lets you rent out a photo booth. The guests get to keep their pictures, and you will receive a digital copy of all of them — easy and practical! Plus, you can access a private bar, allowing you to enjoy an intimate celebration with your loved ones. Let’s not forget the amazing canapé and share plate menus – bring a napkin. Mouths have been known to drool. 

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Honeysuckle Social

The open floor plan of the Honeysuckle Social makes it the ultimate Newcastle wedding venue for a personalised celebration. The space can be arranged to align with your vision and can accommodate both your ceremony and reception. The right florist can help you choose wedding flowers that enhance the contemporary design and feel of the venue.  Available for lunch, afternoon, and dinner events. 

Couples can choose whether they want a 2 or 3-course menu or a more relaxed event with canapes and platters served. The packages on offer by the team at Honeysuckle Social are very flexible. Their goal? To have you sharing not just food, but conversation, laughter and good times! Regardless of your choice, you will be promised an epic celebration.

The Honeysuckle Precinct overlooks the harbour, so you will enjoy the sea views throughout the day and night. The venue is nestled right in the heart of Newcastle, so you’ll be spoilt for backdrop options for your photos too.  Choose gorgeous water views and an easy walk along the boardwalk or wander over to the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshop buildings or even Civic theatre. 

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Modus Merewether

Beer enthusiasts will find the Modus Merewether brewery to be a perfect location to celebrate their love. The brewery produces a variety of delicious beers and is 100% Australian-owned and operated. If you decide to tie the knot here, you’ll also be supporting a local and sustainable business — another reason for choosing this modern wedding venue. And if beer isn’t your thing, don’t worry – an extensive selection of curated cocktails, wines and spirits are also on offer.

There are quite a few different spaces to choose from at Modus Merewether, but booking the whole venue is the way to go if you’re planning an iconic event!  The venue’s design is minimalistic, so getting a wedding florist from Newcastle to design florals to suit is a great way to add your own style. Other than flowers, the venue offers nearly everything. There are state-of-the-art facilities on the premises and full AV equipment. The team behind Modus Merewether is very friendly, and they are more than happy to work with you and tailor everything to your requirements. Having your reception here is also an excellent opportunity to try some of the delicious Australian Modus beer!

Lastly,  if you’re looking for a Newcastle wedding venue that will allow you to include your dog(s) in your ceremony look no further. Modus is dog friendly too!

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The Owens Collective

If you’re looking for an intimate Newcastle wedding venue, look no further than The Owens Collective. The unique industrial space is perfect for hosting a small, intimate cocktail party. One of the best aspects of The Owens Collective is that it’s a great all-in-one option. You can host your ceremony and reception on-site and even take your photos there. The private Melbourne-style laneway features a spectacular mural by artist Georgia Hill, creating a one of a kind back drop for your wedding. 

Another stand out feature of this venue is the onsite short stay accommodation. Stay a few nights and get ready for the big day in one of the two luxury lofts which include a private terrace and access to a shared rooftop pool. Soooo convenient and perfect for couples who love the idea of having everything in the one location.

For anything else you may need, you can chat with The Owens Collective team. The venue is partnered with vendors that will provide services that match the aesthetic of the venue. There are plenty of packages options available, so choose one to your taste, and the team will take care of the rest. 

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Merewether Surfhouse

The Merewether Surfhouse has a lot to offer, but the ocean view is definitely its most striking feature. The event space is located on the second floor, offering a drop dead gorgeous view of Merewether Beach. There are moveable walls that allow for full customisation. The staff will literally move walls to help design a unique space that caters to your liking. 

Merewether Surfhouse can accommodate all types of affairs — small and large, relaxed or more formal. You can choose whether you prefer a traditional dinner or opt for the more easy-going cocktail style. This modern wedding venue has a private bar, a balcony and a dance floor. Plus, the venue gives you access to AV equipment, so that’s one less thing to worry about. 

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The Lucky Hotel

The Lucky Hotel is another Newcastle wedding venue that deserves your attention. Inspired by Palm Springs, California, the hotel has a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere couples cherish. Depending on the type of celebration you want to have, you can choose one of the three functional spaces. Ms Lucky is an Asian-inspired corner of the hotel and is perfect for small, intimate celebrations of love. Thanks to its eclectic style, the Drum Bar is the right choice for a cocktail party. But if you invite more guests, then The Garden Courtyard is the way to go. There’s plenty of space and a private bar!

When it comes to food, you can choose one of the many catering packages the hotel offers. As for drinks, the Lucky Hotel has its own beer and wine, which are great options if you’re looking for something more unconventional. You can also pick your wedding flowers to match your chosen space for your big day. And if you’re coming from out of town, your guests will get a 10% discount if they want to stay in one of the boutique hotel rooms. 

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Choosing a Newcastle Wedding Venue

The venue you choose should reflect your personal taste and be able to meet all your requirements. So, before you book one, compile the guest list and decide whether you want a cocktail party or a traditional lunch/dinner event style. Then, narrow down your selection by picking out venues that can host the celebration you want. After you’ve done so, consider the location. Do you want an urban Newcastle wedding or something nature-inspired? Is a view of the water something you want? 

Once you answer all these questions, choosing a venue will be much easier. If you’re still in doubt, visit a few of the venues and see how you feel about the space. That should do it! And once you book your Newcastle wedding venue, you can start planning the rest of the event. Flowers, music, photographers… so book the venue and let the fun begin.

In case you’re looking for more big-day inspiration, check out the blog post 3 easy swaps for a more sustainable (but still gorgeous) wedding in Newcastle.



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