Built in 1862 for the Buckland family, Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest Victorian mansions. In its 157 year history, Highwic has hosted numerous weddings with many of Alfred Buckland’s daughters celebrating their own weddings in the historic house and grounds. Now in the care of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Highwic, located in the heart of Newmarket, provides a spectacular historic setting for your wedding day. Weddings at Highwic often combine many of our unique and charming spaces. The Drawing Room, built in the early 1880s, is a truly elegant space with kauri panelling and an 1890s grand piano that can be played. It is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception seating up to 50 people. The historic Billiard House is a more informal space that you can really make your own. It seats up to 60 people for a formal dinner and can accommodate up to 90 people for a cocktail reception. The Croquet Lawn, surrounded by stunning heritage gardens is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. For larger weddings, a marquee for up to 150 people can be set up on the Tennis Lawn. There it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and mature trees. The main house provides the picture perfect backdrop for your big day. Your wedding at Highwic will leave you with fantastic memories of a day spent with family and friends in a truly unique setting steeped in history. Highwic’s wedding package includes full access to the historic house and grounds, Victorian lawn games, including croquet, and onsite parking. If you would like to visit our stunning venue, send us an enquiry and we can organise a time to show you around the available spaces and chat about how to personalise your wedding.

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Wednesday-Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm


09 524 5729


40 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket, Auckland 1023


[email protected]







— 60 Seating Capacity
— Ceremony Area
— Wet Weather Option
— Live Music / DJ Friendly
— BYO Beverage
— Free Parking Available


Bryce and Jon
08 Jul 2017

We had our Wedding Reception at Highwic; utilising the ballroom for champagne, dancing and music; we then went to the Billiard House for the dinner and speeches. Given the wedding was Victorian Era themed, it was the perfect setting within Auckland, and everything went amazingly! The staff at Highwic have all been extremely helpful and welcoming, and we would highly recommend using the location for Weddings. We were able to take beautiful photos in the garden, as well as inside the house. It was truly a day we both look back on fondly. Thank you Elaine, Cheryl, Samantha, Chris, and Christopher for all your hard work to make our special day one to remember!

Sophie and Rhys
26 Nov 2017

We had our Art Deco themed wedding at Highwic and it was wonderful! The staff were so helpful, replied to my emails super fast and were always more than happy to help. The guests enjoyed the venue and the Billiard House was perfect for our reception. We brought in our own caterers and drinks which was great for us. Cannot recommend this place enough!

Alec and Jo
24 Feb 2018

Many thanks for your hospitality at Highwic. The venue was great and the service was excellent. Your team is efficient and professional in all that you did for us. Well done!

Corin and Ricky
03 Mar 2017

Having our wedding at Highwic great!! Being central meant it was easy for all our guests to travel. Definitely all positive feedback. We only heard great things about how beautiful the location was and it was small enough to be an intimate location. Thanks again for all your help and assistance, you made the whole planning of the wedding a lot easier.

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