24 May 2021
Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues |

Looking for your wedding venues in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens is easy with Florent Vidal Photography’s picture-perfect list! Whether you are having a traditional wedding or an elopement wedding, our ultimate list of wedding receptions in Port Stephens is all that you need to start planning.

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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 a 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 an 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 a couple portrait location shoot.



Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


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


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Venue


See Alison & Luke’s Fingal Bay Wedding at Saltwater


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


Heaven Gardens

A garden’s paradise set in Salt ASh, 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 garden to a more exotic backdrop. Like an artist’s canvas, it is ready to be transformed into your idea of a dream wedding.


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!


The Point Restaurant Wedding


Tanilba House

A part of Port Stephens’ rich history, the grand Tanilba House, 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.


Tanilba House Weddings

Tanilba House Weddings


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.

See Kaitlin & Samuel’s Valhalla Wedding


Valhalla Wedding Reception

Valhalla Weddings


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 enchanting wedding experience within a private setting. Couples have the luxury to choose from a 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


Port Stephens Wedding Reception Venues


Little Beach Boathouse

Locals and tourists alike flock to this popular restaurant and bar both for its amazing views and mouthwatering food. Couples who want 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 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


Nelson Bay Wedding


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


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.

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 architecture 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 Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venue


The Retreat Port Stephens   

For something rustic with the 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’ exclusive use of accommodation and wedding grounds as part of their wedding package. There is also direct access to the sand dunes for your couple portraits.


Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues


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 provides a perfect setting for a wedding. With a private lawn, purpose-built arbour and rich backdrops of native trees, couples will appreciate its intimacy.

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 a small intimate wedding to large weddings with 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 venue

Stanley Park

Step into an 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 overlook 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 Wedding Reception Venues

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 Worimi 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
Nelson Bay Wedding Reception Venues

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