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2009 09 14 18.27.12


We know that your wedding has to be just right. At Fort Scratchley we work hard on your behalf to ensure everything about your special day is as breathtaking as the views.

Our staff will work with you to ensure every memory of your wedding is as pleasant and stress free as possible leaving only great photos and an event that will be the talking piece for your and your family for years to come.

Fort Scratchley is not only famous for its historic significance, but is widely known for having the most breathtaking panoramic views of Newcastle. As well as having the prime wedding location in town, your Reception will also be catered for by the award winning Blue Star Catering.

Multipurpose Centre

Located just outside the fort walls, the multipurpose centre at Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a contemporary, light filled function centre with a seating capacity of up to 120 guests plus a bridal table.Its location on a far eastern point of the hill means that you and your guests can enjoy an unmatched view over Newcastle Ocean Baths, the Cowrie Hole and out to sea, either from the bay window inside, or from the adjoining timber deck. Running along the Northern side of the function centre, the deck provides an ideal alfresco option, where you and your guests can enjoy pre – dinner drinks and canapés with a salty breeze and the sound of the ocean in the background.

The function centre offers high ceilings and uninterrupted vision so that the bridal table can be seen from all corners of the room. The fixed dance floor is an added convenience so that as soon as those formalities are over, you and your fiancé can have your first dance as a married couple, then dance the night away with your family, friends and loved ones.


  • 120 guests on round tables + bridal table.
  • 150 guests cocktail style

The Barracks

The Barracks are located just within the Fort Grounds, and originally served the purpose of accommodation quarters for the permanent military forces personnel. They are two rooms, the North and South Barracks, which are connected by a small corridor, and offer an intimate space with loads of atmosphere. The barracks offers a stunning and unique option for your ceremony, or can comfortably cater for a cocktail wedding of up to 60 people.

In addition, the Barracks has a verandah that runs along the Western side, offering incredible sunset views over the harbour and city skyline. A stunning backdrop as you celebrate with your family,

friends and fiancé.


  • 120 cocktail style