Design and create your wedding the way you want it, at our newly completed BYO, DIY coastal venue for hire in the heart of lovely Leigh Village. Renovated with a 'retro beach vibe' from the bones of the old Leigh Hotel, the Seaview room (150 guests) and Courtyard Lounge (50) are perfect for any occasion, large or small. With beautiful coastal vistas and beaches right in the neighbourhood, close to Goat Island Marine Reserve and trendy Matakana, laid-back Leigh is the perfect spot for your special day... and we are only 1 hour away from Auckland City.
The ocean view from our main Seaview room is truly jaw dropping! Add to that our more intimate Courtyard Lounge with its charming brick courtyard and fountain, plus generous outdoor spaces including grandstand deck, outdoor bar and Seaview lawn, and we have a venue that you and your guests will fall in love with. On the practical side there’s also a full size commercial kitchen, 3 bars plus onsite Motel accommodation and Full Amenity Campervan parking – in fact you could say that we have the complete package for you to tailor your wedding day exactly the way you want it. Hire as much or as little as you need.
Our point of difference is that we are a 'bare hall hire'. Our base rate is for hire of the venue, and then an inclusive per/ guest equipment and chattels fee on top of that. We can supply almost everything you need in the way of tables & chairs, crockery, cutlery, fairy lights and some lovely decorative items for your celebration. ( Exception - you will need to hire your own wineglasses and tablecloths).
We also have some optional extras for hire such as Stage lights, HiFi Sound & PA, beer keg chiller & rustic table items if you wish to. Or you may bring in other chattels if you have a particular look you wish to create. Just chat to us about it. You will need to arrange your own set up, clean up and pack down crew, food and drink, caterers and kitchen help. You may self-cater or talk to us about recommended local providers.We are close by if you need help, but basically you run your Big Day your way! There are no set menus or wine lists here!
If you like the look of our venue but DIY is not your thing - then talk to us about up-scaling your event and engaging an event manager to do the work for you.
Rates vary according to season and the extras you choose to include, with highest rates in summer and weekends. Usually the hire period will be for 25 hours with half day rates available off peak. Base rate for our Seaview room starts at $500 plus $20-$25 per guest on top of that for the included chattels. Daily hire for the Courtyard Lounge starts at $350 and the Commercial Kitchen at $250.
Our website has a helpful downloadable 'How We do Weddings' PDF with plenty more details in it and our Instagram & Facebook page has some more images and inspiration for you. If you’d like to visit before you decide, just contact us to arrange a time for a 'no obligation' visit. We love showing others our venue and it's good idea to chat about how the spaces at Leigh Central might work best for you and what you have envisaged for your special day. We are happy to take enquiries and bookings at any time.