29 Sep 2020
Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues |

Looking for your wedding venue in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens is easy with Florent Vidal Photography’s picture perfect list!

Get your wedding plans moving and pick one of Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues in the beautiful Port Stephens that we love:

Saltwater Restaurant, Fingal Bay

Saltwater is perfectly named for couples who are looking for surf and sand outlook for their wedding venue in Port Stephens with the great blue sea for its backdrop. Perched on top of Surf Life Saving Club overlooking Fingal Beach Saltwater Restaurant wedding boasts an open plan indoor/outdoor setting. Serving modern cuisine with Asian twist, it’s popular with couples who want that casual elegance feel. It’s also close to Barry Park, Fingal Bay, which is a perfect location for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the water, and of course, for couple portraits’ location shoot.


See Freya & Bryte’s wedding at Saltwater


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


See Karen & Alessandro’s wedding | Ceremony at Barry Park, Fingal Bay | Reception at Saltwater 


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Shoal Bay Country Club

For a coastal wedding with a touch of magic, Shoal Bay Country Club’s newly renovated Whitesands, adjacent to The Ramada Hotel, boasts a charming waterfront wedding location in the heart of Port Stephens. With open plan wedding space punctuated with architectural and design, it is one of Port Stephens’ most sought after locations for a seaside wedding with the beautiful Shoal Bay beach right in front of you..perfect for breathtaking wedding portraits.


See Scarlett & Jeff’s Elopement at Shoal Bay


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venue


The Retreat Port Stephens   

For something rustic with bush outlook in Port Stephens, then The Retreat Port Stephens is the wedding venue for you. Couples are free to design this venue as they please, and like a blank canvas, this place comes to life with your unlimited imagination. From picnic style wedding to outdoor wedding reception under the stars, The Retreat Port Stephens offers couples and their guests an exclusive use of accommodation and wedding grounds as part of their wedding package. There is also a direct access to the sand dunes for your couple portraits.


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Soldiers Point Bowling Club

A local favourite to gather for drinks and celebrations, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, also has dedicated function rooms that can be styled to suit your wedding style. If you are after versatility and flexibility to make your wedding special, whether it is a sit-down wedding or cocktail style, this unassuming club is worth checking.


Little Beach Boathouse

Locals and tourists alike flock to this popular restaurant and bar both for its amazing views and mouthwatering food. Couples who wants a relaxed beach vibe for their wedding choose Little Beach Boathouse for their wedding ceremony and reception venue. Right on the water, couples and their guests can enjoy a world class service in style while admiring nature’s work of art. (Edit: Sadly, Little Beach Boathouse is currently not accepting any weddings. They do however, amazing breakfast! So why not enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the morning of your wedding day?)

See Nikki & Heath’s wedding | Ceremony at The Nelson Bay Lighthouse | Reception at Little Beach Boathouse


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


The Anchorage

Right on the beautiful waters of Corlette Beach is this Hampton Style hotel, The Anchorage. Couples fall in love with The Anchorage’s amazing location and beautiful marina that serves as a photographic background when you say, “ I do.”


Emily & Shaun’s Wedding at The Anchorage Hotel


Wedding ceremony at The Anchorage, Corlette


Stanley Park

Step into old world charm with weddings at Stanley Park. Its beautiful expanse of natural surrounds offer couples different locations, all equally gorgeous, for their wedding ceremony. A popular choice is under a giant fig tree offering plenty of shade for you and your guests. It also provides onsite accommodation, so all your wedding plans can take place in one location.

Bannisters Port Stephens

Bannisters in Port Stephens will make couples swoon as soon as they step inside the hotel’s reception. With floor to ceiling glass windows that overlooks the infinity pool and the water beyond, it’s a perfect destination for those wanting a barefoot luxury wedding. Bannisters Port Stephens’ famous Rick Stein Restaurant is one of the many spaces where couples can hold their wedding reception. Within the hotel grounds, there are also several options to have your wedding ceremony. Each hotel room is meticulously appointed for your and your guests enjoyment while staying in Port Stephens.

Nelson Bay Golf Club

You don’t have to be a golf fanatic to appreciate the beautiful setting of Nelson Bay Golf Club. The Club, with its vista of lush greenery, has a dedicated bushland setting for a very private wedding ceremony feel.


See Kirsty & Mitchell’s Nelson Bay Golf Club Weddings


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Tanilba Bay House

A part of Port Stephens’ rich history, this grand home built in C1831, was recently lovingly restored to an elegant wedding venue. With a fully enclosed conservatory and surrounding verandahs set within established gardens, it surprisingly has stunning views of the Bay. With so many facets to the property there is a selection of spaces to choose from for your ceremony.

Horizons Golf Club

Offers the ideal location for ceremony and photographs, with their stunning wedding venue spills out to a garden terrace and overlooks the panoramic views of the rolling fairways and lakes of the golf course. Suits any wedding from cocktail style wedding to lunch or dinner.

The Greenhouse Eatery, Pacific Dunes Medowie

Aptly named with its 135 hectares of natural bushlands and manicure greens, The Greenhouse’s eatery provide a perfect setting for a wedding. With a private lawn, purpose-built arbour and rich backdrops of native trees, couples will appreciate its intimacy.

Heaven Gardens

A garden’s paradise set in Port Stephens is this unique wedding space. It is a masterpiece tended with constant passion and love for gardening. Couples can enjoy a truly romantic English style gardens to a more exotic backdrops.



Murrays Brewery and Port Stephens Winery

A wedding in Port Stephens amongst the grape and hops vines is possible at Murrays Brewery’s picturesque 35 acre property. Catering from small intimate wedding through to large weddings over 250 guests, Murray’s is an excellent choice if you’re after a casual wedding feel with the region’s best craft beer on tap.

Broughtons at the Bay

Right in the heart of Nelson Bay, on top of D’Albora Marinas is this unique wedding space with water views across the Bay. It is perfect for couples who want a light, spacious and airy wedding venu

Wonganella Estate

Looking for a vineyard wedding in Port Stephens? Then look no further than Wonganella Estate. Set on a hilltop, Wonganella Estate allows you to create an enchanted wedding experience within a private setting. Couples have the luxury to choose from beautiful garden or bush setting to a ‘barrel room’ featuring a bar, private booths, chandeliers and rustic decor complete with antique wine barrels.


Jessica & Lukus’ Wonganella Estate Winery Wedding


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


The Point

You will enjoy the panoramic views of Port Stephens and the most beautiful sunset from The Point. Located at the Soldiers Point Marina it’s a popular wedding venue to celebrate your wedding day in style. Do not miss the opportunity to have an amazing photo location at the nearby Sunset Beach!


Valhalla Restaurant and Bar

For something mythical in the bay, Valhalla Restaurant and Bar is your stop. Named after one of the beautiful halls of Norse Gods, Valhalla is a perfect blend of Australian and Scandinavian influence.




Moonshadow TQC Cruises

Be right on the water with 360 degree views of Port Stephens for your wedding day aboard the Moonshadow Cruises. With 4 vessels to suit weddings with up to 250 guests, couples can choose from a formal dinner buffet or a relaxed style canape wedding.


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Oaks Pacific Blue Resort

The resort is set amidst lush tropical gardens enveloped by a 485m lagoon style pool that is thought to be Australia’s longest pool.

Oaks Pacific Resort offers three flexible reception venues, perfect for intimate gatherings under the stars, lavish sit-down meals and cocktail wedding style celebrations against a sparkling pool.


Overlooking the great blue of Birubi Beach, as well as the expansive Stockton Sand Dunes and Worromi Conservations Lands in the background, Crest at Anna Bay is sure to please couples who are after a relaxed wedding day. This iconic destination is all about enjoying simple fresh food in their sun soaked outdoor area.


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


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