The BridalSmith Guide to Unforgettable Wedding Venues in New Zealand

Attracting couples seeking tranquility on their special day, this contemporary wedding venue boasts sophisticated interiors and abundant greenery for an idyllic event space.

Smiths & Stables is located just north of Auckland and boasts rustic event spaces and an outstanding team of suppliers, who pride themselves on providing outstanding hospitality and customer service. Prior guests have expressed great praise for this venue.

Make your rustic or shabby chic wedding dreams come true at this country venue featuring a garden, fruit orchard and charming barn. Their flexible package allows you to select your own vendors.

1. Castaways Resort

Castaways Resort provides stunning ocean cliff-top views, numerous wedding options and resort facilities such as on-site accommodation and day spa, making it the ideal spot to make your dreams of wedding come true.

Zoe and Luke chose an intimate elopement at this breathtaking cliff top spot overlooking Karioitahi Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. Their touching vows brought tears to all present!

Russell offers an idyllic venue filled with lush native trees that features various outdoor settings for your special event. They can accommodate large wedding parties as well as provide more intimate settings.

2. Black Barn

Black Barn Vineyard in Hawkes Bay provides an unforgettable wedding experience. Their facilities include the Olive Shed venue, private bistro seating for 50, summer growers’ market stalls and an underground wine cellar – making their services one-of-a-kind!

Be swept away by romantic gum trees and lush country gardens at Seronera – an intimate Northland retreat offering tailored packages.

Make your destination wedding dreams come true with help from local experts in New Zealand. Destination wedding planners understand the nuances of planning from overseas and can assist with everything from venue bookings and transport arrangements to accommodation arrangements and the planning of ceremonies.

3. Smith & Stables

Set in an idyllic natural environment, this venue embodies rustic charm. The Secret Garden with its winding rose tunnel and geometrical box hedged herb garden brings serenity and elegance to any wedding ceremony while the Dining Room with warm macrocarpa beams and modern rustic fittings offers flexibility for both small and large celebrations.

This unique Northland wedding venue also provides accommodation options to make travel for guests easy – this is especially helpful when hosting international guests who will likely stay for several days or longer.

4. Okahu Bay

Okahu Bay, located off Tamaki Drive and close to Bastion Point in Waitemata Harbour is an impressive waterfront venue with a rich history. Once an important meeting place between Maori and European settlers, its prominent bastion point still marks an entranceway. Ngati Whatua Orakei tribe still hold traditional authority (mana whenua).

With its blend of modern classicism and stunning views, this venue is an ideal setting for couples who wish their day to be absolutely flawless. The staff are extremely accommodating and professional – not to mention delicious! Additionally, food quality is unparalleled.

5. Five Knots

Northland Wedding Venue offers European aesthetic and rustic charm. There are various spaces, including visitor centres, bunkers and delis – you are sure to find your ideal venue here!

Five Knots offers an unforgettable yacht club atmosphere with magnificent waterfront views. Their neutral and light-filled Five Knots Room and Commodores Lounge can host events of any kind; their catering capabilities won’t go unnoticed either!

6. Wild & Co

Planning a New Zealand wedding involves travel and accommodation expenses; therefore booking early can save money.

Wild Kiwi’s Mercedes Sprinters provide an alternative experience from traditional bus tours, eliminating that “are we there yet?” feeling with comfortable leather seating, USB ports and unlimited WiFi.

Morningside venue The Foundry provides the ideal blank canvas, boasting high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Additionally, their experienced event management and styling team can accommodate weddings of any size by taking care of every detail for you.

7. The Officers Mess

Whangarei Quarry Gardens brings the outdoors in, offering various spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Choose your ceremony location – whether that’s beneath a 150-year-old fig tree with views across to the sea or their visitor centre – knowing your wedding will be memorable for years to come.

Wai Rua Escapes provides an idyllic European aesthetic and rustic charm, with wide-open views. Offering intimate reception spaces and catering tailored specifically for you and your guests. They have convenient accommodation onsite as well as private accommodation available if necessary for a stress-free wedding experience.

8. Kumue Valley Estate

Kumeu Valley Estate in Waimauku, Auckland is an unparalleled venue that features gorgeous countryside landscapes. Boasting three outdoor ceremony spots as well as their intimate Merlot room, Kumeu Valley Estate provides the ideal place for an intimate wedding ceremony.

Location: Russell waterfront wedding venue This Northland venue provides both indoor and outdoor space that are filled with natural light, as well as tailored catering and accommodation services on-site – providing everything for an all-in-one wedding package solution.

As planning a destination wedding from abroad can be complicated, it may be helpful to hire a wedding planner in your destination country to ease the planning process and offer invaluable recommendations of suppliers, services and venues in their region. These professionals will offer insight and offer recommendations of local vendors and services providers for an easier experience.

9. Wallaceville House

This one stop wedding venue is ideal for couples searching for an all-in-one venue to host their ceremony, reception and photos all under one roof. Additionally, they provide quality accommodation for your guests.

Northland wedding venue featuring a stunning coastal property that is surrounded by wide-open vistas and exquisite gardens, making for an idyllic coastal setting with beachfront access or a clifftop that overlooks Mahinepua Bay as your ceremony location.

Wallaceville House Motor Lodge provides elegant rooms equipped with kitchenettes and Select Comfort mattresses, just 0.9 miles from Heretaunga Christian Center and only minutes away from Maidstone Park.