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Function Venues Newcastle

Newcastle's premier functions & event centre in the heart of the city. Offering state of the art venue packages, facilities & catering options.

McDonald Jones Stadium Function & Event Centre is unlike any other venue in Newcastle. Located at the city's most iconic sporting venue, McDonald Jones Stadium Function & Event Centre combines spacious modern facilities, engaging first class service and, of course, an amazing view.

Featuring a variety of flexible function spaces across the two stadium grandstands, our rooms are capable of accommodating both social and business events from small boardroom style meetings of 10 guests, through to large groups for up to 350 guests in cocktail style – and everything in between.


If you’re after a unique location for your next business event, or perhaps a reception venue that appeals to the footy fan in your life, a visit to the stadium is the answer.

McDonald Jones Stadium Function & Event Centre specialises in:

  • Business conferences, meetings and seminars
  • Corporate events, luncheons and dinners
  • Private party venue hire
  • Wedding receptions


Our experienced events team is available to suggest innovative catering ideas and take care of all the details. Whether you’re planning a small, intimate function or a lavish awards night this stylish, modern function space is the ideal location for your next event.


Modern and spacious function venues in Newcastle. State of the art venue packages, facilities, and catering in the heart of the city.

Looking for a luxurious location for your next event?

Whether it’s a corporate event, a wedding reception, or even a special birthday, McDonald Jones Stadium’s facilities are second to none. Home to some of the best function rooms Newcastle has to offer, McDonald Jones Stadium has rooms for all occasions - from small boardroom meetings to extravagant 300-guest banquets.

No event is too big or too small for McDonald Jones Stadium.

Located in the heart of Newcastle, our function rooms offer breathtaking views of the Andrew Johns Grandstand and the iconic football field where teams like the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets have thrilled their fans. Football and soccer fans will have starry eyes gazing out across the field, while other guests will admire the vast and impressive views from above.

Explore our function rooms below to get inspired or get in touch and our team will gladly help you find the perfect venue for your next event.


Broadmeadow Room

The Broadmeadow Room is one of the most sought-after function venues in Newcastle. Located on the halfway line, the Broadmeadow Room is an open-plan space with a separate foyer, lift access, and a fully serviced central bar. The space is perfect for wedding receptions, business luncheons, parties, and the main plenary room for large conference events.

Featuring three adjustable walls, the Broadmeadow Room can be configured into several different sized spaces, each with ample natural light, easy access, and modern styling.

The space can be divided into four smaller rooms, each capable of accommodating up to 100 guests. The operable walls make the room flexible and versatile for almost any event!


Jesmond & Lambton Rooms

The Jesmond and Lambton Rooms are ideal for small meetings, conferences, and boardroom gatherings. Hosting up to 50 guests, the Jesmond and Lambton Rooms come complete with a kitchenette for making tea and coffee, space for a speaker and a projector, and ample natural lighting for a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

Your guests will have seamless WIFI access and a separate lounge area for business calls and breaks throughout the day. There’s even a small bar for TGIF drinks at the end of the day!


Merewether Room

The Merewether Room is our largest function room. Located at the southern end of the Andrew Johns Grandstand, the Merewether Room is an open plan banquet hall capable of seating up to 300 guests.

It’s the ideal choice for parties, presentations, and award ceremonies. Our team can set up round tables for guests to sit and socialise, or we can fit 350 people in a theatre-style configuration for corporate events and ceremonies.

Plus, we can provide screens, sound equipment, microphones, and more to create a more immersive, interactive experience.



Waratah & Kotara Rooms

The Waratah and Kotara Rooms are excellent for mixed-use functions. For example, you might need space for a small business seminar along with room to stretch your legs and relax at lunchtime.

Featuring ample natural light, a built-in kitchenette and service area as well as a large open section at the far ends of the room, these rooms are ideal for groups of up to 50 guests.

The Waratah and Kotara Rooms are ideal for small corporate events, conferences, casual parties, and school formals. With a breathtaking view of the field, the Waratah and Kotara Rooms have a lot to offer for social and professional gatherings alike.



Flexible catering options to suit every diet and palette

As one of Australia’s most respected venues and event caterers, our strength lies in our passion and commitment to providing customers with great produce, simply done well. Gema Group provides catering services to some of Australia’s biggest venues and events including GIO Stadium, and the SuperCars Championship circuit.

We offer a wide range of catering packages to suit all diets, budgets, and occasions.

Our caterers offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for those special diets, while also keeping allergies at the forefront of their minds. Just let us know about any special dietary requirements and we’ll tailor our menu to suit each and every guest. Nothing is too outlandish for our skilled chefs!

Our catering team is committed to keeping it local — so we source all our ingredients and produce from local growers, producers, and winemakers in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Whether it’s entrees, lunch, dinner, or dessert, you can savour the flavours of the local area.


Catering packages are available to suit all styles and budgets and can be tailored to your specific needs. Our Chefs work with Newcastle’s freshest local produce and our passionate, experienced staff are on hand with a smile to deliver a memorable experience on every occasion. Wedding receptions, birthday parties and private celebrations are welcome and we are always ready with a fresh coffee to kick start for your next company workshop or client seminar.


Contact us to book your next conference, event or celebration at one of the most unique function centres Newcastle has to offer

We'd love to hear more about your event — for more details about our premium function venues in Newcastle, please contact us via the contact form below or email us at Let’s discuss your unique needs and requirements, or arrange for a site inspection of our rooms.

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