Auckland Wedding Receptions

Receptions Tui Hills

Tui Hills

Couples wanting a thoroughly-New Zealand luxury wedding will soon have a new option - Tui Hills, nestled in the Waitakere Ranges. Opening in...

Tui Hills

Couples wanting a thoroughly-New Zealand luxury wedding will soon have a new option - Tui Hills, nestled in the Waitakere Ranges. Opening in... (No reviews)

Receptions The Bluestone Room
The Bluestone Room

The Bluestone Room Bar and Restaurant, with its Wedding and Function Venue, is nestled within the superbly restored... (1 reviews)

Receptions Allely Estate
Allely Estate

Allely Estate is an elegant and picturesque wedding venue located in the beautiful town of Kumeu, just 15 minutes from... (7 reviews)

Receptions Kauri Bay Boomrock
Kauri Bay Boomrock

Let the dedicated wedding team at Kauri Bay Boomrock take your thoughts and ideas and turn them into your perfect day.... (9 reviews)

Receptions Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate
Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate

Embrace the natural beauty of New Zealand when you book Auckland's Waitakere Estate for your wedding venue - city... (3 reviews)

Receptions Thievery Studio
Thievery Studio

Located in a beautifully renovated building on the vibrant Karangahape Rd strip, Thievery Studio is an event space... (No reviews)

Receptions Bracu Weddings
Bracu Weddings

Auckland Wedding Venue Bracu Pavilion offers intimate luxury at the most romantic venue. Nestled among a Mediterranean... (No reviews)

Receptions The Hunting Lodge Winery
The Hunting Lodge Winery

Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the heart of Auckland's wine country. (No reviews)

Receptions Kumeu Valley Estate
Kumeu Valley Estate

Set against three acres of immaculate gardens, luscious lawns and native bush, Kumeu Valley Estate will add a truly... (25 reviews)

Receptions Tu Ngutu Villa
Tu Ngutu Villa

In the most exceptional of surroundings, Tu Ngutu Villa offers you the opportunity to create the wedding of your... (No reviews)

Receptions Rydges Auckland
Rydges Auckland

Surrounded by glistening waters, the Rooftop Terrace is one of Auckland's most magical wedding venues boasting... (2 reviews)

Receptions Markovina Vineyard Estate
Markovina Vineyard Estate

An outstanding venue offering expansive gardens and pond features with multiple locations to choose from for your... (15 reviews)

Receptions Orakei Bay
Orakei Bay

Orakei Bay is a beautiful wedding venue, offering a stunning indoor and outdoor setting for your perfect day. Ideal for... (4 reviews)

Receptions Ascension Wine Estate
Ascension Wine Estate

With its gorgeous setting and Tuscan architecture, critically acclaimed wine, delicious food and wine-country... (15 reviews)

Receptions Soljans Estate Winery
Soljans Estate Winery

Indulge yourself and your guests by celebrating your wedding and reception within the beautiful surrounds of our... (30 reviews)

Receptions Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

Located on stunning Waiheke Island Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is the perfect 'destination' Wedding location.... (5 reviews)

Receptions Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is a spacious and multi-functional building at the foot of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. (5 reviews)

Receptions The Boat House - at The Riverhead
The Boat House - at The Riverhead

Celebrate your special day in true kiwi style at The Riverhead. Set amongst our centenarian oak trees, and picturesque... (5 reviews)

Receptions Okahu

Auckland’s premium waterfront wedding venue. Sitting literally over the water in Okahu Bay, Okahu boasts spectacular... (No reviews)

Receptions Plume, The Vineyard Restaurant, Matakana
Plume, The Vineyard Restaurant, Matakana

Only 50 minutes from Auckland, Matakana Wedding Venue Plume provides a spectacular setting for all couples taking that... (1 reviews)

Receptions Gracehill Vineyard Estate
Gracehill Vineyard Estate

Auckland Wedding Venue Gracehill Vineyard Estate is one of Auckland’s premiere Wedding locations featuring a private... (80 reviews)

Auckland Reception Venues for Weddings, proudly presented by Auckland Weddings. Choose from a wide range of Auckland's very best reception venues, including Mudbrick, Officers Mess, Hilton, Langham, Hotel DeBrett and more.

The Date
Choose your wedding date and then start looking. Auckland reception venues often book a year out and very popular venues may even be booked 18 - 24 months into the future (seriously!), so consider this when choosing your venue. Bear in mind that Saturdays in December, January, February and March are the most popular dates.

Your Budget
Set your budget. Your venue will likely be your biggest expense, at anywhere between $50 and $200 per guest. You’ll need to advise your venue of approximately how many guests you will be having at the reception in order for them to give an accurate quote. With this in mind, it’s important to prune your reception list to the exact number of people that you want there. Beyond that, some venues may offer optional extras which will add to the cost.

Indoor or Outdoor
Most Auckland wedding receptions are held indoors, but you may wish to have an outdoor reception. In summer it’s likely this will work out ok, but you’ll want to have a marquee or something similar as a backup plan - no date is guaranteed to give you perfect weather.

While most couples opt for the traditional sit down three course meal, you may like to explore options such as shared plates, a buffet, a cocktail party or even a market style meal with food trucks. Keep in mind that your guests will be with you for many hours, so no matter which option you choose, make sure there is plenty of food on offer.

If you’re having a traditional seated meal, seating can be quite tricky, so do make this a priority to sort out well in advance. Give special attention to elderly guests who may have trouble hearing speeches etc, as well as not wanting to be too close to the more boisterous guests, and also be sure to keep people who dislike one another seated at different tables!

Dietary Considerations
Your guests may have dietary requirements such as being gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and allergic to certain foods. Your venue or caterer will be able to accommodate these requests with plenty of notice.

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