Kumeu Wedding Venues
— By Raashka Mannie
02 December 2021
Since we'll be raising a glass at your wedding, let's raise something spectacular and take a trip to Auckland's wine region.
That’s right, it’s all about Kumeu. All rolling hills, velvety grass and twining vines, these wedding venues embrace rustic Auckland weddings like few others in the North Island. As you search for the perfect spot that reflects you and your partner in all your unmirrored beauty, it’s time to consider one of Auckland’s dreamiest locations. Our selection of the best Kumeu wedding venues is packed with thought, delivering only the very best for your big day. From quaint barns to traditional vineyards, you’re sure to find a Kumeu wedding venue that speaks to you. If you’re after it, check out our guides on North Shore and Matakana wedding venues.
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Allely Estate is one of Kumeu's most adored wedding venues - and with sound reason. Step into their enchanting gardens, explore their historic villa and feel inspired by their roomy marquee. With a plethora of options for your wedding from beginning to end, this Kumeu wedding venue is an uncontested favourite amongst couples. Allely Estate has a complimentary and dedicated wedding coordinator on-site at your beck and call to help you plan an ideal day. Hosting up to 400 guests, it's perfect for celebrations of all sizes. Additional facilities include on-site catering options, a liquor license, plenty of parking on the property and more. Your Kumeu wedding will be in the most talented of hands when you host it at Allely Estate.
Kumeu Valley Estate
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It’s in the name of this breathtaking space: Kumeu Valley Estate. Drink in the stunning traditional bell tower, high vaulted timber ceiling and grand fireplace. These are all the decadent touches destined to be part of your big day. Kumeu Valley Estate is a popular Kumeu wedding venue exuding class and grace. They proudly showcase 3 acres of immaculate gardens, native flora and outdoor spaces for your sun-soaked ceremony. As a result, all year round, Kumeu has something to offer. Choose to have your Kumeu wedding indoors or outdoors with this flexible space, featuring a committed and professional team to help you figure out what the perfect wedding is for you. There are hidden gems all over the property, including the jetty nestled in the native bush by the stream that borders the property or the rustic swing overlooking the rolling hills. With a capacity of 220 guests, their facilities include on-site catering, BYO options, plenty of free parking and more. With them, you can hop to planning your sparkling Kumeu wedding ASAP.
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Take an easy, breezy drive outside of Auckland to Markovina Estate. This Kumeu wedding venue is privately-owned and family-run, with a knack for throwing weddings and other functions in superb style. With 10-acres of property, Markovina Estate has a great many options for an outdoor ceremony which gives you plenty of creative freedom to create the ceremony of your dreams. If it happens to shower, Markovina Estate has a stunning wet weather option as a backup. Markovina Estate is a popular wedding venue among New Zealand photographers because of its verdant setting, providing picturesque backdrops for every situation. Hosting up to 300 guests, this space is one of the most flexible and expansive Kumeu wedding venue choices in the country.
The Hunting Lodge
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The Hunting Lodge welcomes big weddings, small weddings and everything in between. With the historic and iconic Hunting Lodge Homestead settled on their 80-acre property, this Kumeu wedding venue hosts up to 250 guests. It makes for a sublime space to celebrate your big day from start to finish. Choose from their emerald lawns, rustic barn and restaurant when planning your wedding. The Hunting Lodge offers bespoke packages for events, helping you put together the necessities in one neat bundle to make planning and executing your special day a breeze. This Kumeu venue is at the top of the list for superb service. It features mouthwatering catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, event expertise and more.
Gracehill Vineyard Estate
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Gracehill Vineyard Estate promises to make your big day a golden affair through and through. This Kumeu wedding venue has everything you need and more to host an incredible day. They specialise in bespoke events with seamless service. This includes on-site catering options, audiovisual supplies and assistance, plenty of parking and more. Their facilities are polished to perfection, poised to help your big day transcend boundaries. Gracehill Vineyard Estate has a total of 3 spaces for individual hire: the Lakeview Room, accommodating up to 100 guests; The Vineyard Room, accommodating up to 50; and the Terrace, an outdoor area for up to 100. On the fringe of Auckland, this Kumeu wedding venue outdoes itself in a display of nature and colour, picture-perfect to the very last detail.
Bridgewater Country Estate
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Let nature embrace your Kumeu wedding at Bridgewater Country Estate. Surrounded by 16 acres of rolling lawns, mature shade trees, native bush and impeccably landscaped gardens, it’s a true fairytale wedding venue on the fringes of Kumeu. Notable features include gorgeous winding pathways, a pond adorned with lilies, a tennis court, a pool, a dedicated bridal suite and luxury accommodation. Choose between their host of outdoor and indoor options as you plan your Kumey wedding. Bridgewater Country Estate is the perfect spot for a wedding. You’ll look amazing in the photos, and you’ll feel amazing surrounded by the lush wildlife. It’s every hopeless romantic's dream setting.
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Venture off the grid with the earth-friendly, sun-soaked Little Wilderness. This Kumeu wedding venue specialises in hosting special days with an environmental edge in the heart of Auckland’s wine region. They can host up to 80 people in their event space, with a team dedicated to helping you plan and run an incredible wedding day. Their overall design is a contemporary take on the antipodean shed: a rough, utilitarian construction featuring unique designs make it a perfect hosting space, both malleable and full of character. Little Wilderness has 3 spaces for hire, including the Shed and Top Lawn, Gypsy Orchard and Firepit Area. Little Wilderness is a premier wedding venue choice, whether you're after an outdoor or indoor wedding in Kumeu.
Soljans Estate Winery
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Making waves since 1937, Soljans Estate Winery is a family-owned and -operated venture that goes above and beyond for its clients. This Kumeu wedding venue is under an hour from the CBD. It boasts an award-winning bistro, a fully functional winery and a cellar door. Built with the idea of hosting incredible weddings and celebrations, this Kumeu wedding venue tailors itself to your big day. Plan customised menus, bespoke days and private tastings through their resourceful team. Soljans Estate Winery also brings you an in-house functions coordinator, helping you with all those fine details. They have a handy list of preferred suppliers to make planning your Kumeu wedding a cinch, as well as a pop-up wedding package for even less hassle. Hosting everything from micro weddings of 50 to bigger bashes of 100, they’ll make sure you’ll dance the night away.
Settlers Country Manor
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Looking for a traditional edge? Settlers Country Manor offers spades and spades. Spanning over a century of history, acres of tranquil views and charming vintage interiors, this Kumeu wedding venue is the epitome of warmth. Their comprehensive wedding package covers all the basics and more, including exclusive venue use, selection of food and beverages, choices of décor, audio system, bridal room and professional staff. You can host both your ceremony and reception at this Kumeu wedding venue, with gorgeous indoor and outdoor options. Framed by blooming gardens, smooth lawns and arched bridges set among willow-lined waterways, you’ll be strolling through paradise. Settlers Country Manor takes you over to their elegant Banquet Room for your reception, with endless styling and theming options to match your big day. Comfortable with both micro and larger weddings, they have a minimum of 40 guests and are happy to tailor their package to your needs.
The Tasting Shed
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Welcome to The Tasting Shed, a Kumeu wedding venue that works wonders. As one-of-a-kind as it gets, this location has a limit on how many weddings it hosts per year. You could be one of the lucky few! They love authenticity and keeping things unique, so this Kumeu wedding venue might be the one for you if that’s your goal. Their spaces include The Living Room, The Grotto, The Living Table and The Cabana. Flexible and filled with light, they boast bespoke menus and seamless service. When it comes to all the other details, they’ve got it down to a fine art. You’ll work closely with the sunny team at The Tasting Shed to put together a flawless Kumeu wedding, Have your special day in laidback style with this relaxed wedding venue, available for exclusive hire - but for a limited time only.
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Rustic to its core, The Barn is the quintessence of country style. Spread out over 80 acres in the middle of Auckland’s beloved wine central, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Their custom-built barn is west-facing, boasting serene views and plenty of natural light. It has groove timber walls and exposed concrete floors, granting you a smooth, plain surface to work the colours of your wedding across. With options for both outdoor and indoor celebrations, this Kumeu wedding venue can host up to 250 guests. For some added flavour, why not add Jerry to the mix? This is a renovated 1975 caravan that functions as a beverage car, serving your lucky guests in style. The Barn is a fun and idyllic Kumeu wedding venue known for its easygoing atmosphere and verdant surroundings.