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By Lydia Martin
Dreaming of a vineyard wedding, complete with rolling hills, grapevines and wine barrels? Turn your dreams into reality with our top 9 picks of Auckland's best vineyard venues!
Image by Waiheke Photography by Lauretta
Casita Miro Restaurant is renowned for its ambience, fine food & wines. They specialise in Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine & take enormous pleasure in sharing their love for fine food, wine and sherry with brides & grooms-to-be.
Casita Miro is all about the shared dining experience (think ‘tapas’ and ‘raciones’), perfect for a fun, relaxed and social wedding reception experience. There are also several beautiful outdoor areas for your wedding photos & ceremony, making Casita Miro a wonderful choice if you're planning a Waiheke wedding.
What does a real Wedding at Casita Miro look like? Check out Anita & Peter's gorgeous DIY wedding here.
Image by Waiheke Photography by Lauretta
Gracehill Vineyard Estate is one of Auckland’s most stunning all-inclusive vineyard venues, and features a private lake, immaculately manicured grounds and gardens. Your guests can enjoy handmade canapés and Champagne as you have your photos taken in the beautiful gardens and surrounding vines.
Whether you have 30 or 200 guests, Gracehill will design a bespoke experience based on your unique preferences. Go and visit their amazing venue and see the magic and ambience that is Gracehill Vineyard Estate. Don't believe us? Be inspired by Olivia & Catherine's elegant Gracehill wedding!
Only 50 minutes from Auckland, Plume provides a spectacular setting in Matakana for all couples taking that next special step in their journey together. Plume is a modern character restaurant with views over the rolling valleys below, providing the perfect backdrop for a your ceremony.
This venue is located in a secluded area on the Matakana Wine Trail, allowing you the privacy and comfort to share the day with family and friends without interruption. Enjoy wine and canapés on the expansive deck, before heading to the gorgeous Rengarenga Room for a reception experience you will cherish forever – simply perfect!
Situated in one of the most picturesque locations on Waiheke Island, Mudbrick is the perfect ‘destination’ wedding venue. Mudbrick are known for their carefully manicured, aromatic Potager Gardens, acres of established vines, and breathtaking views across the Huaraki Gulf, making it the perfect setting for your vineyard wedding.
Enjoy Mudbrick’s Gold medal award-winning wines and dine on World-class cuisine, featuring freshly picked, seasonal produce straight from their gardens! Does this sound like you? Find out more here.
What does a real wedding look like at Mudbrick? Enjoy these stunning photos of Stephanie & James's Waiheke wedding.
Image by Kate Little Photography
With its Tuscan architecture, critically acclaimed & handcrafted boutique wines, delicious food & old-fashioned, wine-country graciousness, Ascension is undoubtedly one of Auckland’s premier vineyard wedding venues.
You can have your wedding ceremony, photos, canapés and reception all at this stunning Matakana vineyard venue. Ascension offers full wedding packages for up to 220 guests, and whatever your wedding wishes are, their experienced wedding planner and dedicated team will bring them to life.
Could this be the venue of your dreams? It was for Rebekah & Toby!
Markovina is a family owned and operated wedding venue in Kumeu which features expansive gardens and multiple outdoor areas for your ceremony. One of the great benefits Markovina provides is flexibility, both with the venue itself and for ease of access for personal styling. Past weddings indicate a strong focus on personality, infusing the venue with styled touches that speak to guests on a fun, personal or intimate level.
Markovina has an amazing variety of locations for stunning photographs, as well as a beautiful reception venue where you can dine under a canopy of grapevines while enjoying a delicious menu selection.
What does a wedding at Markovina look like? Emma & Lee celebrated their big day at this gorgeous venue and loved every minute of it!
Indulge yourself and your guests by celebrating your wedding and reception within the beautiful surroundings of this idyllic vineyard and winery setting. Situated at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Soljans is only 20 minutes from the heart of Auckland City, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You will be charmed by the Mediterranean style which reflects Soljans Dalmatian heritage. Hinuera stone has been used to mirror the traditional stone buildings of their homeland. Soljans designed their winery with weddings in mind, creating a huge range of options – including beautiful outdoor and indoor areas. To find out more about this stunning venue, click here.
Cable Bay’s magnificent romantic island location with its spectacular ocean views is the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Nestled amongst vineyards and olive gardens, this is an idyllic venue for your ceremony, photos and reception. Imagine exchanging your wedding vows on Cable Bay’s rolling lawn, with dramatic views across the water and Auckland’s skyline twinkling in the background. That will be a memory to last a lifetime!
Cable Bay’s highly acclaimed cuisine and award-winning wines promise an unforgettable celebration for you and your guests, and their team of world class chefs and special event staff will ensure every detail of your wedding is delivered with seamless perfection.
Located just 30 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, Villa Maria’s tranquil vineyard setting (inside the crater of an extinct volcano no less!) is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and reception. The vineyard boasts numerous beautiful outdoor locations for the ceremony and several different sized rooms for your reception.
Their dedicated team is experienced in creating and delivering exceptional weddings of any size and style, and will work with you to make your special day one to remember! Villa Maria’s in-house chef sources only the finest seasonal produce to create superb food, and you can select wines from their extensive list of award winners. Does this sound like your dream vineyard venue? Click here to find out!
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