Ascension Wine Estate

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Ascension Wine Estate

With its gorgeous setting and Tuscan architecture, critically acclaimed wine, delicious food and wine-country graciousness, Ascension is one of Auckland’s premier wedding venues. Our passion is wine, food and old-fashioned hospitality, so you can look forward to delicious meals, handcrafted boutique wines and a ceremony and reception in our beautiful vineyard surroundings.

We’ll make it easy for you and help you plan a wedding day that is perfect in every respect. You can have your wedding ceremony, photos, canapés and reception all at the one stunning Matakana vineyard venue.

Ascension is a unique venue offering full wedding packages for up to 220 guests. Whatever your wedding wishes are, their experienced wedding planner and dedicated team will bring them to life. Call Paul to book your wedding tour today!

Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana, Auckland. With its gorgeous setting and Spanish Mission-style architecture, critically acclaimed wine, delicious food and wine-country graciousness, Ascension is one of the leading premier Auckland wedding venues.

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Contact details

Business hours: Open 7 days and evenings for functions Restaurant hours Thursday-Monday 11-4

Phone: (09) 422 9601

Mobile: 0279 600 600

Address: 480 Matakana Rd

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Website: www.ascensionwine.co.nz


Features

  • 220 Seating Capacity
  • Ceremony Area
  • Wet Weather Option
  • Live Music / DJ Friendly
  • 150 Parking Spots
  • On-site Catering
  • Liquor License

Reviews

Naomi Wildbore

28 Mar 2015

Finally after 8 years of being engaged we didn’t need to look around when we took the plunge; walking into ascension we were in love! Tranquil setting, indoor/outdoor options and all you need under one roof-so to speak! The beauty of Matakana is its a gorgeous getaway and yet an...

Naomi Wildbore

28 Mar 2015

Finally after 8 years of being engaged we didn’t need to look around when we took the plunge; walking into ascension we were in love! Tranquil setting, indoor/outdoor options and all you need under one roof-so to speak! The beauty of Matakana is its a gorgeous getaway and yet an hour from the city and Ascension is a jewel in its crown for sure! As many a bride will tell you, choose who you work with wisely-and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better than Carlie and Hannah! From intricately detailed planning, calm and wise advise, genuine excitement for your special day to helping you hold your large but beautiful dress! It is clear they are very passionate about creating beautiful memories for people and I will always look back fondly on seeing their excited smiles as my bundle of nerves-self wobbled off down the aisle!
We were amazed by the quality of the whole experience; wine,food, party atmosphere, beautiful amenities, outdoor games and outstanding service! We had the time of our lives and would choose Ascension again in a heartbeat!

Mrs (&Mr;) Wildbore

Nadeen Harbuz

14 Mar 2015

Early in 2014 we began the search for a wedding venue for our daughter’s wedding and Ascension just ‘felt right’. Meeting with Carlie inspired us with confidence and we knew we could trust Ascension completely to provide us with the type of venue and service we were looking...

Nadeen Harbuz

14 Mar 2015

Early in 2014 we began the search for a wedding venue for our daughter’s wedding and Ascension just ‘felt right’. Meeting with Carlie inspired us with confidence and we knew we could trust Ascension completely to provide us with the type of venue and service we were looking for (and the bonus was it fitted with the Spanish theme our daughter had in mind). In the lead up to the wedding, Carlie and her team were never too busy to take calls to answer questions or take note of what we were adding to the list of ‘things to do/things we would like’. Nothing was too much trouble for them to help us with before and during the wedding. They ensured that everything ran according to plan.
The venue was beautifully prepared for the wedding. Outside, where the ceremony took place was pristine and the reception area was set up exactly as we wanted with nothing out of place. In addition, they worked closely and very well with our other suppliers (the florists, the hire companies, the cars, the photographers, the musicians), something that was very helpful to us and which relieved us of the additional pressure of having to check up on them.
The wedding was, for us all, a truly beautiful and memorable occasion and the feedback from our guests who came from various destinations in New Zealand and around the world was most favourable.
We can only say a very big thank you to Ascension, to Carlie, Stephanie, Hannah and to all the team who made the occasion so special

Sarah Andrews

28 Feb 2015

Wow! What an amazing venue and support and communication from Carlie and Hannah on the lead up to the wedding. The day ran smoothly and all our guests had a blast and the food is just amazing. Service was great and the whole night just felt so relaxed. There was no challenge for...

Sarah Andrews

28 Feb 2015

Wow! What an amazing venue and support and communication from Carlie and Hannah on the lead up to the wedding. The day ran smoothly and all our guests had a blast and the food is just amazing. Service was great and the whole night just felt so relaxed. There was no challenge for Carlie and the team and everything was possible. Definitely recommended!

Deborah

23 Jan 2015

Five stars is not enough to give Carlie, Hannah and the team at Ascension Wine Estate, They deserve thousands!!!! My husband and I had always dreamed of having our wedding in a vineyard setting and when we stumbled across the beautiful Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana we fell in...

Deborah

23 Jan 2015

Five stars is not enough to give Carlie, Hannah and the team at Ascension Wine Estate, They deserve thousands!!!!

My husband and I had always dreamed of having our wedding in a vineyard setting and when we stumbled across the beautiful Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana we fell in love and knew it was the place to have our wedding ceremony and reception.

From the very first phone call Carlie was friendly, professional and extremely helpful, She helped us lock in a date and time to visit the venue and took us for a tour of the premises. Carlie also took the time to sit down with us and go over our requirements, pricing, menu’s, wine tasting and other important bits and pieces. We were so impressed with not only the venue but with the service we received that we locked in our wedding date straight away.

Leading up to the wedding Carlie and Hannah were there anytime I needed a question answered or needed something amended (and there were a lot of those believe me), I even ran wedding ideas past them which is totally not part of their job descriptions however they were really supportive and gave me their opinions which was amazing!

When the big day came around and I was so relaxed as I knew Carlie and Hannah were taking care of everything at the venue. I could actually enjoy the getting ready process and the lead up to the wedding with my bridal party and am really thankful to Carlie and Hannah for that as the last thing you need to be doing is stressing out on your big day.

When I arrived at the venue everything was PERFECT! Carlie and Hannah were there to met and greet me and made sure I was calm and collected to walk down the isle. After the ceremony the staff were very attentive and made sure our guests were looked after with canapés and drinks which made it easier for my husband and I to sneak away with our bridal party for our wedding photos. When we arrived back from having our wedding photos taken it was so good to know our guests were well taken care of, Everyone was in such good spirits and was ready to get the reception started.

Walking into the reception venue blew my mind, the place was BEAUTIFUL and the attention to detail was outstanding! The food was amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. Everything seemed to magically run like clock work so I didn’t have to worry about a thing (full well knowing that Carlie and Hannah were taking care of everything behind the scenes!).

Overall we had a perfect day/night and we would go through the whole process again with Carlie, Hannah and the team at Ascension Wine Estate in a heartbeat. If you want a beautiful wedding to remember that is stress free and everything you imagined do yourself a favour and lock in a date with these gorgeous ladies, You wont regret it! :)

Toby & Bek

17 May 2014

Absolutely fantastic venue, staff, location, food, everything! We chose Ascension Wine Estate for several reasons: 1. The location was meaningful. Rebekah and I have been coming up to Omaha / Matakana for years to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The location is not...

Toby & Bek

17 May 2014

Absolutely fantastic venue, staff, location, food, everything!

We chose Ascension Wine Estate for several reasons:

1. The location was meaningful. Rebekah and I have been coming up to Omaha / Matakana for years to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The location is not far out from the central city and on an average day takes just over an hour from the East Auckland suburbs.

2. When you come down the road heading towards Matakana, you cannot help but take a look at the Estate - stunning, making it synonymous to the region (Google it). We have been regular visitors to the restaurant and wine tasting when we come up to Omaha and always felt the food and service was excellent. A big part of the appeal was not only the stunning restaurant and belfry but also the vineyard that lays a pleasant backdrop for wedding photos.

3. The help and thought of the people from Ascensions during the wedding planning process is amazing. Firstly it was very easy to book a meet and greet time with Carlie who is an absolute specialist in helping you plan your wedding. We always felt reassured leading up to the wedding and took on recommendations from Carlie. With our wedding date being in Autumn and outside among the vines, there was always the risk of bad weather. However, there was always a back up plan to have it in the belfry,

4. The wedding day went to plan with no complaints. It was an awesome evening with great service and food. All our guests LOVED the wedding!

Highly recommend it!!!

Michelle Kelly

22 Jan 2014

We were married at Ascension wine estate in April 2013. Everything about being married at Ascension was easy! We were initially put on a waiting list for our date while another bride made her final decision. Ascension were very good at keeping us in the loop. During the planning...

Michelle Kelly

22 Jan 2014

We were married at Ascension wine estate in April 2013.

Everything about being married at Ascension was easy! We were initially put on a waiting list for our date while another bride made her final decision. Ascension were very good at keeping us in the loop.
During the planning process Carlie was able to book some of the vendors for us (chair covers, backdrop lighting etc). We met with Carlie a couple times before the big day to discuss the details of the day.

We had 109 guests and I havent heard a single negative review about our day. The food was amazing (the steak was to die for) the canapes, desert and plentiful wine went down a treat. Everything went to plan and if it didnt, I didnt know about it. The day was so well executed by the team at Ascension.

The only downside (if I can call it that because it really wasnt a major) was the DJ that was provided as part of the Winter Wedding Package. We gave the venue a list of songs that were ‘must play’ and it wasnt there on the day. He came equipped with a DJ set up but seemed to be playing music off his ipod…I approached him at one stage asking if he could changing the style of music as it really wasn’t suited to the crowd and initially he wouldn’t. Once he did the dance floor was completely full and people were still dancing as the lights came on at midnight.

Ascension really did give us the wedding of our dreams and the photos from that gorgeous venue are just stunning. I have had a number of people comment on it being the best wedding they have been to.

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