If you dream of a wedding ceremony on the beach or in a public reserve in Port Stephens, you will need a Council permit. Bookings are for a maximum period of 2 hours and for the ceremony only. Unfortunately no receptions are permitted on Council managed land.

Bookings can be made by contacting Port Stephens Council on 4988 0255 and asking to speak with a member of our Events Team, or visiting the Council's website at www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au to download the application form. Once your form is submitted with the administration fee, confirmation of a permit is provided within 7 working days.

We have lovely weather here in Port Stephens but we are blessed with rain too, so it’s always a good idea to have a wet weather backup if you’re planning to get married outdoors. There are many reception venues that offer a ceremony location within the property and a wet weather alternative.

Here are a few suggestions where you could say your “I do’s” in beautiful Port Stephens:

Barry Park - Pacific Drive, Fingal Bay
Native Flora Gardens - Fly Point, Nelson Bay
Fly Point Amphitheatre - Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
Pearson Park - Soldiers Point
Henderson Park - Cook Parade, Lemon Tree Passage
Sunset Park - Caswell Crescent, Tanilba Bay

Birubi Beach, Anna Bay
Kingsley Beach, Boat Harbour
Fingal Beach, Fingal Bay
Shoal Bay Beach & Wharf, Shoal Bay
Box Beach, Shoal Bay
Dutchmans Beach, Nelson Bay
Corlette Beach, Corlette
Soldiers Point Wharf, Soldiers Point

Inner Lighthouse, Nelson Bay
Broughtons at the Bay, Nelson Bay
Soldiers Point Marina, Soldiers Point
Anchorage, Corlette
D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay
The Retreat, Anna Bay
Horizons Golf Resort, Salamander Bay

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