Waiheke Wedding Venues
— By Raashka Mannie
09 December 2021
Sun-soaked and glowing - what could be better on your big day?
An island getaway is what you want for your wedding. Scratch that; an island getaway is what you need for your wedding. Waiheke Island is Auckland’s very own paradise. Moments away from the city but secluded in all its luxurious beauty, this location is nothing short of perfection. Surrounded by accommodation, award-winning wines, sumptuous food and more, nothing is more thrilling than planning a Waiheke wedding. These wedding venues are the cream of the crop when it comes to your special day. Choose from cosy but luxe lodges, vineyards full of fresh air and tantalising restaurants. Everything is up to you!
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One of the island’s most famous spots, Mudbrick, is an award-winning space sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island. This Waiheke wedding venue looks over the Auckland Harbour and sprawling cityscape of Auckland CBD. Their buildings are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick, which conveys a timeless quality. You'll receive nothing but the best food and wine on your wedding day; Mudbrick is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated wedding team who will take the organisation into their own hands. In summer and spring, experience lush foliage and streaming sunlight; in winter and autumn, you will find fresh buds, crisp winter light and red and orange leaves. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony and unrivalled sea views throughout the whole reception. They have boutique accommodation options on-site so that you can bask in all the luxury Mudbrick has to offer for as long you like.
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Perched proudly on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay, Delamore Lodge is a stunning boutique Waiheke wedding venue. Its first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your special day. The premium facilities and experienced and attentive staff at Delamore Lodge will ensure you leave with magical memories you will cherish forever. Delamore Lodge is suited for daytime and evening weddings so that you can make the most of the spectacular sunsets. Whether you're after an intimate gathering or a larger affair, this Waiheke wedding venue can comfortably host up to 80 guests. Their experienced team are experts at organising perfect weddings, so rest assured you are in good hands. Make your day even more memorable with a stay in their sought-after suites. Indulge in more fine dining and their day spa for some rest and recovery after the big day. This Waiheke wedding venue offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your big day.
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A Waiheke wedding venue designed for celebrations, Goldie Estate loves to put on a show. This boutique vineyard is nestled on the western side of Waiheke Island. The estate is tucked away among 30 acres of native bush featuring Pohutukawa trees and views overlooking Putiki Bay. They have a range of spectacular spaces that cater for small or large weddings up to 250 guests. You'll be spoilt with gourmet food, fine wines, superior service and romance as the events team helps create your wedding day. They offer all-inclusive packages, so you don't have to lift a finger. Their menu is crafted with only the finest, freshest and local produce. They strive to make your wedding the most unforgettable day of your life, with all the finer details catered to from top to bottom. You’ll make precious memories at a Waiheke wedding venue like this.
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Take it easy with this Mediterranean style vineyard, situated between rolling vineyard hills on Waiheke Island. Stonyridge Vineyard started growing its first crop in 1982 for a Bordeaux style red wine. Since then, their wines have won many awards and are internationally recognised as a Cabernet winery. Their spaces reflect this European influence, with a large cafe overlooking the vineyard. They host a small number of Waiheke weddings each year to preserve the uniqueness of their venue and your special day. The olive grove is a popular spot for the ceremony, an ample space that can be set up to your liking. They have the capacity for 120 in their Veranda Cafe area. You won't be short of beautiful wedding photos either. Frolic through the vineyards or get some fantastic shots at the nearby beaches. Stonyridge Vineyard could be the perfect Waiheke wedding venue for you.
Cable Bay Vineyards
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Surround yourself with vineyard views, olive trees and spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City at Cable Bay Vineyards. The Waiheke wedding venue sits hillside on the west coast of Waiheke Island. The vineyard has been making award-winning wines for years and is experienced in the art of fine cuisine. The choice of an outdoor ceremony at Cable Bay Vineyards is popular; you'll be accompanied by complete serenity and breathtaking views. Make your way into their restaurant space for the reception, with full glass windows allowing you to keep taking in the mesmerising backdrop. They have a dedicated events manager who will assist you and your planning. They are happy to help organise florists, photographers, transport, live music and accommodation.
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Tantalus Estate is located in the heart of Waiheke's wine-growing country. They are masters of intricate Bordeaux-style red wines. The Estate in the Onetangi Valley includes 5.3 hectares of vineyards, a winery, a craft brewery and a restaurant. Should you choose an outdoor location, the setting for your ceremony is accompanied by native trees, an olive grove, macadamia trees, and an apiary. You can choose to host your wedding on the Northern Lawn surrounded by wildflowers or on the Northern Deck overlooking the native wetlands. After the ceremony, guests can wander through the grounds while the bridal party takes some memorable photos. Their restaurant area can play host to a beautiful reception. The indoor-outdoor flow from the vineyard to the main restaurant brings a seamless transition for guests. The festivities continue after the formalities, onto a dance floor located either inside the main dining area or in the Alibi Brewer's Lounge.
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Casita Miro is a vineyard and restaurant venue infused with Spanish and Mediterranean culture. It's known for its beautiful location on Waiheke and its high-quality wine and dining experience. As a part of your wedding package is the exclusive use of their restaurant and grounds so you can fully indulge. They have a great ceremony space that overlooks the sea and vineyard. You won't be short of wine options either, a selection of wines grown from the Miro Vineyard. Their menu comprises only the finest, freshest products and sourcing locally if possible. Sourced from Waiheke Island, you will find eggs, herbs, salad leaves, olive oil, vegetables, line-caught fish, oysters to complement their wines. Casita Miro's reception area can host up to 80 people comfortably. Their events team are competent and have great contacts around Waiheke Island to make your day truly special.
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Poderi Crisci is a stunning vineyard set on 7.7 hectares of rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. The family-owned vineyard and restaurant is Italian infused, featuring beautiful old buildings covered with flourishing vines and greenery. The family has a passion for traditional winemaking and have been producing the Poderi Crisci range since the 90s. They have a variety of spaces to host your ceremony and reception. Choose from the main restaurant; the rustic and Tuscan-inspired building can host 60 seated or 100 in cocktail-style. The wine cellar is a great winter option, moody and romantic; the space can host 50 seated or 70 standing. The cellar roof is their most significant space and can host up to 100 seated. Poderi Crisci is an expert at hosting events and are the perfect team for your special day.
Passage Rock Winery
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Passage Rock Winery lies on the eastern end of Waiheke Island, surrounded by lush gardens and vineyards. Passage Rock Winery was established in 1993 and now produces 14 varieties. Their vineyard is the perfect setting for your big day. They have an intimate bistro area for the reception, which can be layout however you wish. Their experienced chefs will craft a personalised menu just for you. A secluded Pergola nestled in the vines is perfect for the ceremony. Passage Rock Winery has over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry on Waiheke and can assist in all areas. If you're after a fabulous wedding day, then look no further than this Waiheke wedding venue and vineyard.
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Add a touch of warmth with Peacock Sky, a family-run vineyard that doubles as a Waiheke wedding venue. They have a passion for tasty cuisine and the wine to match so you can be guaranteed an enjoyable dining experience. They have a ceremony space on top of the hills, which look over the vineyard, Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto and Auckland city. They even offer a chauffeur tractor service if you're after an authentic country feel. For small groups of up to 50, they have a covered restaurant space. If you have a large group or prefer the fresh air, their outdoor terrace can transform into a dining space for up to 100. This Waiheke wedding venue has a private events team that will handle all the details, from crafting the menu of your dreams and personalising the whole experience.
Man O' War
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Man O' War is a hidden gem of a Waiheke wedding venue. The winery sits on Man O' War Bay, a private beach that backs onto the dining area. The idyllic setting is home to 150 acres of vines first planted in 1933. To begin with, you can exchange your vows in their traditional seaside chapel with stunning ocean views. Afterwards, the celebrations continue on the waterfront lawn with cocktails and nibbles. The reception can carry on inside their bistro, seating up to 80 or 100 standing. Man O' War Bay provides an unforgettable backdrop with services to create a day you and your guests will never forget. Their experienced team will ensure the day will run without a bump. You even have the option to arrive directly by boat, alighting at a Waiheke wedding venue that will enrapture you and your guests.