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The ultimate Newcastle Wedding Venue!

The Apollo International Hotel in Charlestown is the wedding venue that has it all. Located amongst rustic bushland between pristine Newcastle beaches and the tranquil Lake Macquarie, it is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. It’s the perfect backdrop for gorgeous photos and a relaxed setting for drinks and canapes with your guests.

The outdoor rotunda makes us the Newcastle wedding venue of your dreams! It’s the ideal spot for a garden ceremony right next to the function rooms and surrounded by native bush. Guests can sip sparkling wine and nibble on gourmet delicacies in the gardens before entering the reception to greet the special couple.

Enjoy an elegant sit-down meal in our Apollo room right next to the sparkling pool and bushland. Alternatively you can spend the evening grazing on canapes and platters while you mingle with your guests.

The Apollo also saves the hassle of arranging accommodation for both the bridal couple and guests. We offer special wedding party rates for anyone choosing to stay the night (or two!)  The bride and groom will be treated to a deluxe suite to spend their wedding night complete with sparkling wine, chocolates and breakfast for two in the morning.

Our current wedding packages are available below.

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Our Wedding Packages

As no couple is the same, no wedding day is either, so we are here to help your dreams and vision come to fruition. Our wedding packages have been designed to make it easy for you to choose your own theming and tailor to your individual taste.

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Our Wedding Venue

The Apollo International makes for the perfect place to say 'I do' to your partner with our beautiful backdrop, our extensive number of rooms for your guests and our divine catering. Set in pristine grounds, with immaculate poolside terrace, landscaped garden...


My husband and I got married on the 17th of June 2023 and it was the most magical day. From the moment I contacted Vanessa, it was so easy and she felt like someone I had known forever! Vanessa put up with so much indecisiveness from me and was happy to accomodate to my changes when needed and was happy to make the required changes to suit the style of our wedding. We had a cocktail wedding with a bar tab and had majority of our guests staying at the hotel the night before and the night of the wedding. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, Vanessa checked in all day/night and could not fault anyone or anything. The venue was stunning, we got photos on site and didn't need to leave for anything. Absolutely incredible, I would recommend to anyone! - Tayla, 6/7/23

My partner and I got married in June 2023. The Apollo International went above and beyond to ensure we had the most perfect day. The venue and reception area is perfect. The food/drinks package is adorable and tasty! The wedding coordinator Vanessa, made sure everything was executed; my partner and I felt supported which allowed us to enjoy our day to the fullest. The staff were attentive, kind and relatable. I couldn’t recommend this venue enough!!! 10/10 - Cheyanne, 1/7/23

They went above and beyond. Vanessa and her team made sure everything was perfect on the day. They are so good with communicating and making sure you have the wedding you dream of highly recommended - Lauren, 28/3/23

Covid forced the cancellation of nuptials 3 times until we could finalize a date and Best Western Apollo International came to the fore with their superb venue and facilities. Ceremony in the garden and gazebo, function room with ancillary guest arrival room excellent. Wedding Coordinator Pamela very professional and so lovely with her patience when tweaks had to be made to our plans. Within the package we received a complimentary night in the honeymoon suite and the hotel left some surprises in the room for us. Advantages were there also for guests who had had travelled from far or local by being able to stay in the same venue not having to risk driving after drinking or just wanting to be able to retire after the reception without having to travel. We enjoyed the hospitality and food from Babington's Restaurant for breakfast and the food for the reception was also excellent. Overall we would recommend to anyone planning a stay in Newcastle or for a Wedding/Function. - Annie, Trip Advisor, 25/10/22

Wonderful venue- but what makes the Apollo special is the amazing staff- Pam (the wedding coordinator) made sure everyone (not just the bride and groom) was comfortable, had enough to eat, no small detail was overlooked. The venue has the beautiful bushland outlook and lovely gardens to wander in -a great place for those informal photos and for little guests to run amok which they did! I cannot thank-you enough Pam for your attention care and genuine delight at hosting our special day. x - Tracey, 3/9/22

Love, love, love the Apollo! Our wedding was everything we could have dreamed of and more and allowed us to stay within budget. Pam and her team were extremely helpful from the start and nothing was ever too much for them, even with last minute seating changes! The Ceremony sites is situated with a beautiful bushland background and the reception faces the pool creating a nice vibe. We had a wedding of 87 and there was plenty of space for us all including a dance floor. The meals are lovely and generous size which was a plus with all guests. - Monique, Easy Weddings, 6/10/22

The Apollo hotel is a great place to have my wedding and Pamela has been really helpful. She is the best wedding coordinator. - Lucy B, 8/8/22

My daughters wedding was a great time with great service and food , Pamela was fantastic with service and friendly way of dealing with us and our family. Great staff from reception, waitresses and also house keeping- a great few days spent at your hotel. - Mick, 19/7/22

The team at Apollo made everything so easy. From our initial walk through to final planning nothing was to hard. We loved being able to have the entire wedding on-site, including photos in the bushland setting after our ceremony. Our guests were able to easily book accommodation & everything was great value. Our coordinator Pam went above & beyond on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly. We would recommend to anyone looking for an all inclusive venue. 10/10 - Jamie C, Easy Weddings, 9/4/22

This was our wedding location and it was the most beautiful day I could ever have imagined. The venue is amazing, the food is amazing, the accommodation is amazing. We had our ceremony, reception and accomodation here. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect place for my special day! The staff are also amazing! - Teigan, Trip Advisor, 20/3/22

My partner and I got married here March 2022. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. A beautiful bush land out the back where the function is, which you would not expect with the front of the hotel on a main road, quiet, peaceful and absolutely beautiful for photos, socialising and so much outdoor space. The inside function room was more than enough space for our 85 guests! And it’s absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner (Pam), and a venue. Not to mention it was the most affordable venue in the entire Newcastle area! Absolutely everything went to plan thanks to these guys! And Pam is there for you every time you need her without a doubt. Thank you Apollo for creating the best day of our lives! - Teigan B, 7/3/22

We had our wedding with you guys on Feburary 18th and absolutely loved it! Thank you to Pam and all the staff for all their help with everything. We appreciate you all going above and beyond for us. - Alysha, 5/3/22

My husband and I would highly recommend The Apollo International Charlestown for weddings. Renee was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely amazing, nothing was ever a bother for her. We believe she went above and beyond to make sure our special day went off without a hitch. They had everything in the one place. We had our photos done here as well as the ceremony and reception  which was good as we had older relatives that couldn't do much travel. They were very affordable and all the food and drinks and services was perfect, we had so many compliments from our guests about how wonderful everything was there. It was very convenient with most of our guests choosing to stay at the hotel for the night. - Tammy H, 14/1/20


  • 10 minute drive to Newcastle city centre
  • 10 minute walk to Charlestown Square
  • 160km from Sydney
  • Short drive to Lake Macquarie
    • (Australia's largest salt-water lake)

Property Amenities

  • Magnificent Outdoor Pool
  • Business Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gymnasium with flat-screen TV's and unisex toilet and washroom

Rooms and Suites

Check In 2:00pm

Check Out 10:00am

290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown

+61 2 4943 6733

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Daily Reception Hours

24 Hour Reception