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Venues
17 available
Capacity
Max 250

Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Engagements, Baby Shower’s, Family Reunion, High Tea’s, School Formals and Christmas Parties you name it – we want to be a part of it!

With a selection of both formal and casual indoor and outdoor spaces, there is a venue for all occasions here at Rydges Newcastle.

Centrally located in the Honeysuckle precinct, our harbour side location shows off all the best parts of Newcastle and makes for the perfect photo opportunity.

Our carefully designed menus, are the perfect addition to your event with something for all to enjoy.

Call our events team today and start planning your next special event.

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Celebrations & Milestones

Got something to celebrate? We want to be a part of it! With our diverse range of indoor and outdoor spaces, we have the perfect spot for you and your loved ones. Our team is all about making memories and ensuring your special day is one to remember.

School Formals

A night to remember. Dance the night away with the class of 2024!

High Tea

Harbour side High Tea, the perfect addition to any celebration or special occasion. Freshly baked scones with jam and cream, need we say more?

Christmas Parties

As we start wrapping up both the year and the pile of presents for under the tree, be sure to make some time for an end of year celebrations with your colleagues, friends, family or team mates. Our central harbour side location makes for the perfect backdrop to any end of year celebration.

Social Packages

School Formals

With our packages starting from just $75 per person sit back and let Rydges Newcastle take care of everything for you. With our all inclusive School formal package we make celebrating the year fun and leave you to enjoy the evening your your friends.

School formal package inclusions:

  • Complimentary use of harbour terrace for photos
  • 4 hour complimentary room hire
  • 4 hour soft drink, juice & fruit punch package
  • Share platter entrees and alternate serve main meals
  • Cake (own) cut & served on platters to tables
  • Choice of white or black linen table cloths
  • White chair covers
  • Table menus with school logo
  • Cake table & cake knife
  • Dance floor
  • Lectern & microphone
  • Stage for awards and presentations
  • Selfie station
  • Security

Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings essential
  • Minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply
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Harbour side High Tea

Looking for something different for your next celebration? Look no further than our Harbour side High Tea

From $49 per person

High Tea package inclusions:

Sample Menu

  • House made scones, fresh whipped cream & preserves
  • Strawberry sponge mousse cake
  • Opera slice, coffee butter cream and chocolate ganache
  • Assorted crème filled petite macarons
  • Petite finger sandwiches
    – Egg, cucumber ribbon and lettuce
    – Smoked salmon, crème fraiche and rocket
    – Roast turkey, cranberry and brie
  • Petite flaky pastry quiche Lorraine
  • Selection of petite gourmet pies
  • Zucchini slice with eschallot
  • Selection of teas

Terms & Conditions

  • Bookings essential
  • Minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply
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9 Venues

Capacities
List
Room/space Area Ceiling height Capacity Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Boardroom Cocktail Cabaret
Ballroom
200 m2 3 m 240 160 240 72 N/A N/A 220 128
Alfresco
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Harbour Terrace
N/A N/A 250 N/A 200 N/A N/A N/A 250 N/A
Dobell Room
60 m2 2.7 m 40 40 40 20 21 21 50 24
Eve Room
8.4 x 6.3 m2 2.4 m 20 30 30 21 18 18 40 24
Bela Room
8 x 6.4 m2 2.4 m 50 30 30 21 25 18 40 24
Hannell Room
66 m2 3 m 60 40 60 24 24 28 55 32
King Room
11 x 6 m2 3 m 40 40 60 24 24 28 55 32
Macquarie Room
11 x 6 m2 3 m 40 40 60 24 24 28 55 32
Ballroom
chair 72
man 220
Area: 200 m2
Max Capacity: 240 m2
chair 72
man 220

Formed by combining the King, Macquarie and Hannell rooms together for a total of 200 square metres, the Ballrooom is the ideal space for the grandest events.

Alfresco

Located on Newcastle’s vibrant Honeysuckle harbour front, our Alfresco provides a spectacular backdrop for any occasion. Combining this with our professional, yet personalised service ensures…

Harbour Terrace
man 250
Max Capacity: 250 m2
man 250

Enjoy the idyllic views of the Honeysuckle waterfront when you choose Harbour Terrace for your outdoor Welcome Function or Wedding Ceremony. Located in the hotels harbour side garden the fresh sea air breezing through emphasises a relaxed festive atmosphere.

Dobell Room
chair 20
man 50
Area: 60 m2
Max Capacity: 40 m2
chair 20
man 50

Offering plenty of of natural light, this is an ideal venue for small weddings. Enjoy the privacy of an exclusive pre-function space in which to break-out and mingle over drinks and canapés.

Eve Room
chair 21
man 40
Area: 8.4 x 6.3 m2
Max Capacity: 20 m2
chair 21
man 40

Located on level two of the hotel and offering picturesque views across Newcastle city and the harbour, the modern and stylish Eve Room is equipped…

Bela Room
chair 21
man 40
Area: 8 x 6.4 m2
Max Capacity: 50 m2
chair 21
man 40

Located on Level 3 of the hotel, this picturesque venue will delight your guests with idyllic views over Newcastle Harbour and the city. Offering high-speed…

Hannell Room
chair 24
man 55
Area: 66 m2
Max Capacity: 60 m2
chair 24
man 55

The Hannell Room is located on the ground floor of the hotel and offers direct access to a pre-function foyer with natural light. It can be combined with the Macquarie Room to form a larger event space, or with the Macquarie and King Room to form the Ballroom.

King Room
chair 24
man 55
Area: 11 x 6 m2
Max Capacity: 40 m2
chair 24
man 55

Ideally suited for smaller social gatherings and corporate functions, the King Room offers an impressive and versatile event space that is adaptable to your needs….

Macquarie Room
chair 24
man 55
Area: 11 x 6 m2
Max Capacity: 40 m2
chair 24
man 55

Located on the hotel’s ground floor and offering direct access to a pre-function foyer with natural light, Macquarie room is the ideal location for intimate…

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