22 May 2021
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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Looking for the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony location in Port Stephens?



It is safe to say that most couples choose Port Stephens for their wedding or elopement because they love nature, and the beauty it has to offer. And so it goes that when choosing an outdoor location for their wedding ceremony, they would also like to have a backdrop with water views, a stretch of white sandy beach or a bush outlook. Luckily, Port Stephens has a plethora of gorgeous beaches and intimate secluded bays to hold your ceremony, and have an unforgettable backdrop to exchange your I Do’s.

From Fingal Bay, Nelson Bay, Corlette and all the way to Soldiers Point, there are plenty of choices! Here we give you our favourite locations for an outdoor wedding ceremony:


Barry Park, Fingal Bay Wedding Ceremony

Enjoy an intimate location overlooking Fingal Beach where you can comfortably set up wedding chairs on the grass area.



See our Saltwater Weddings Photo Collection for inspiration


Where to have your photos taken around Barry Park?

Barry Park, Fingal Bay is an excellent choice because you don’t have to go far for your couple’s portraits. There is bush outlook, and if you’re willing to swap your high heels for sneakers (for time being) then you can have also photographs along the rocks for a complete change of backdrop.


Outdoor Ceremony

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Barry Park, Fingal Bay Wedding Ceremony


See Karen and Alessandro’s Full Wedding at Fingal Bay Park, Reception at Saltwater for more inspiration


Sunset Beach Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Located at Soldiers Point, Sunset Beach is a photographer’s spot because of its magnificent view especially at – you guess it- sunset! It is also a very quiet area known to locals where you can have your wedding either right on the beach or along the parklands. Of course, we just cannot miss the opportunity of having romantic wedding photos at sunset.


Outdoor Wedding Ceremony


See Emily & Shaun’s Wedding at The Anchorage


Nelson Bay Lighthouse

Set on top of Nelson Head, you and your guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Bay – from Shoal Bay Beach and out to Tomaree and Yacaaba Headlands. There is a dedicated grass area where you can set up wedding chairs and have a truly magical wedding.

Nelson Bay Lighthouse Wedding

Corlette Beach Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Corlette Beach is located at Conroy Park (near Nelson Bay), and another favourite wedding ceremony location for couples who want to get married right on the beach. With its beautiful backdrop, you don’t even have to set up anything to have an amazing wedding ceremony!


Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Corlette Beach

Wedding at Conroy Park, Corlette


Zenith Beach Wedding Ceremony

Located at the bottom of Tomaree Headlands, it is a perfect location for a secluded and intimate wedding. With a dramatic backdrop of rock formations with the summit of Tomaree head, it is the quintessential Port Stephens location.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony


Shoal Bay Beach Wedding Ceremony

Sand and azure blue waters – all 4km of it – and you can pick just the right spot for your wedding ceremony. It’s one of Port Stephens’ most popular and favourite wedding location, and you will know why once you get there!

See  Scarlett & Jeff’s Wedding at Shoal Bay Beach



More wedding planning articles for you to check out

Ultimate List of Wedding Venues in Port Stephens  Planning a small wedding in Port Stephens? The Photos I love to take!