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200 years of history in one place

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Another Blue Star Venue

Weddings Functions and Events

Stunning panoramic ocean, harbour and city views

Another Blue Star Venue

Inspirational Location

Events tailored to your needs

Another Blue Star Venue

The Story

About Us

Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point and is worth the visit for the view alone. Overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the Fortress boasts panoramic ocean, coastline, harbour and city views. The site has seen a wide range of human activities over the centuries and why wouldn’t it? Newcastle’s population has always looked to this iconic place for security, vision and a sense of occasion. Fort Scratchley historic site is managed by the city of Newcastle. All catering is managed exclusively by BlueStar catering.

The Location

Surrounded by a stunning coastline and iconic heritage buildings Fort Scratchley is a dream location for any special occasion


It was the most surreal place to hold my special event.


The food was wonderful and looked as stunning as the venue.


I could not have asked for a better place to start my new journey. And the photos are awesome.


exciting your tastebuds

Blue Star Catering is the exclusive caterer at Fort Scratchley Historic Site and understands the importance of fine food for your special function or event. With contemporary and flexible menus, Blue Star Catering will work with you to ensure your event exceeds all your expectations


Available Monday – Thursday

Fort Scratchley is the most memorable venue for your school formal

Typical Package Includes: Canapes on arrival, 2 course meal, Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice, DJ, White linen table cloths/napkins, Microphone/lectern/easel, Balloon centrepieces per table


Start your special day off in style atop Newcastle’s most picturesque location which features 360 degree panoramic views of Newcastle

Multiple options for reception and service locales within the precinct

A choice from many beverage, room and food packages to suit a wide variety of budgets and tastes

Events Packages

Venues include Multipurpose Centre, Parade Ground, Barracks Rooms

Full list of event equipment available (in-house)

Capacity up to 1000

Conference Packages from $35.50 per person (min 10)

Packages include themed catering options

Fort Scratchley

The Historic Site houses a state of the art Multipurpose Centre with sweeping ocean, harbour and city views combined with first class modern facilities.

Contact Us

Phone: +61 2 4926 2999