Merewether Surfhouse is a gorgeous wedding venue with ocean views situated literally on Merewether Beach. It’s one of the more popular wedding venues in Newcastle and as soon as you visit you can see why. It has the ability to service a wide range of weddings (from seated to cocktail) and lunch or dinner receptions. It’s location right on the beach means that you have a continuous and beautiful view of the ocean from wherever you are within the venue. Being so close to town it also means it’s very easy for your guests to find accommodation, get home (if they are based locally) and truly enjoy themselves whilst celebrating your special day.

About Merewether Surfhouse

Can we have our wedding ceremony here?

Yes! There are numerous parks and locations nearby that are perfect for a wedding ceremony. As a wet weather backup you can also have your ceremony within the venue itself.

Can we have our wedding reception here?

Yes! Merewether Surfhouse is primarily known for it’s spaces, function rooms and has some great options as a wedding reception venue.

What kind of style is a Merewether Surfhouse  Wedding?

It’s the kind of place that allows you to have a fun, laid back and beautiful wedding day by the beach. The views sell the venue, but the blank canvas means you can do as much or as little as you want when it comes to styling your big day.

What is the address?

5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291

Merewether Surfhouse is located a short 5 minute drive from the centre of Newcastle NSW. From Sydney it is around a 2 hour drive to reach Newcastle.

How many guests can we have at Merewether Surfhouse  ?

The venue is able to accommodate weddings from as little as 30 people, all the way up to 350 people.

How much does a wedding cost here?

There are numerous pricing tiers depending on the time of day, time of the year and desired optional extras all offered as a price per head. For full details about wedding packages and inclusions, it is best to contact the wedding venue for up to date pricing.

Is there a wet weather option at this venue?

You are able to opt to have your wedding ceremony indoor at the venue if required.

Can I have a lunch time wedding here?

Yes. There is a pricing tier specifically for lunch time weddings at the surfhouse.

Merewether Surfhouse Wedding Photos

Why I Recommend Merewether Surfhouse (As A Wedding Photographer)

I really enjoy photographing at wedding venues that have a space that just allows everyone to have a rocking good time. The surfhouse is a great space that gives you the locations inside and out to be able to enjoy the celebrations the most with your family and friends.

The location is stunning, and being from Sydney I love weddings down by the beach and along the coast. The never ending ocean views are spectacular and especially beautiful in the summer time when the long days mean you get to enjoy them for longer.

The close proximity of the surfhouse to Newcastle means there is a plethora of photo locations in the area. From Fort Scratchley, Newcastle CBD, Newcastle Baths or even for a more natural setting with Glenrock Nature Reserve nearby.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding at Merewether Surfhouse

  • It can be hot hot hot by the beach in summer. If you are considering a beach ceremony, plan it for later in the day for when it has cooled down a little for yourself and your wedding guests.
  • One of the best parts about wedding planning is the menu tasting! Why not make an occasion of this and go with your bridal party to enjoy the venue before the day. It’s a great way to get to know the venue and enjoy some quality time with your friends.
  • Make sure you factor in some times to mingle with your guests at enjoy those views of Merewether beach (perhaps during canapes). It’s all too easy to miss out on this quality time with your wedding guests on your own wedding day.
  • The best time of the day for wedding photography is as the sun starts to set. I always love to help out in the wedding planning stage to make sure we can make the most out of the light for your wedding photos.

Similar Wedding Locations You Might Also Want to Consider

Merewether Surfhouse is a great option for a Newcastle wedding celebration. If you are considering Newcastle, then perhaps also have a look at what the Hunter Valley has to offer in terms of wedding venues.

Click here for the Hunter Valley wedding venues page I have created.

Hi, I’m Jack Of Jack Chauvel Photography

I always enjoy getting up to Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and even the Central Coast to photograph weddings. If you are considering having a Merewether Surfhouse wedding then I would love to be involved.