The 35 Best Auckland Wedding Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 23 Jul 2023

Our list of Auckland's best wedding venues has something for every wedding, from total luxury to boho, city to the countryside. This ever-expanding city has so much to offer when it comes to special days, whether you're planning something intimately cosy or a glitzy bash for the ages. Drawing inspiration from their locations, architecture and more, you're sure to find a wedding venue that strikes a chord. If you'd like more wedding venue inspo, check out our recommended wedding venues in Christchurch and Queenstown.

Wharfside Event Centre

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Celebrate your love by the seaside at Wharfside Event Centre. This Auckland venue is effortlessly elegant and proudly showcases some of the city's best waterfront views. The space is a flexible canvas, and the dedicated events team will work alongside you to create magic within it. 

Lone Pine Estate, Auckland

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Lone Pine Estate is a glorious venue set in Riverhead, Auckland. With its Renaissance architecture, gardens and luxurious spaces - it's hard to believe that Auckland offers such a venue! The extensive property includes many striking spaces for your wedding formalities, festivities and photography.

Rydges, Auckland

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You'll be on top of the world at Rydges, one of the most awe-inspiring wedding venues in Auckland City. The Rooftop Terrace is the primary wedding space, presenting uncompromised views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge. This impressive space can host ceremonies and receptions with up to 150 guests.

Vanderosa Farms, Leigh

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Vanderosa Farms is a breathtaking venue set on a ridgeline 300m above sea level. Minutes from Leigh, Vanderosa Farms overlooks Pakiri Beach and surrounding farmland. The property consists of a newly-built Black Barn that seats up to 150 guests, picturesque lawns and boutique onsite accommodation.

QT, Auckland

Esther at QT Auckland

For those wanting a hotel wedding, you can't go past QT Auckland. Set against a backdrop of harbour and city views, QT is a unique venue with elegant spaces throughout. Discover bespoke wedding packages, including luxury accommodation and decadent dining menus.

Learn more about weddings at QT Auckland, here. 

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort, Beachlands

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Rydges Formosa Golf Resort is an inspiring place to celebrate your big day. Set on a clifftop in Beachlands, Rydges looks out to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island and the Coromandel Peninsula. Rydges presents tailored wedding packages to cover all your bases - from catering to accommodation.

Learn more about weddings at Rydges, here.

Akarana, Tāmaki Drive

Akarana at Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

Akarana is a premium seaside venue with ocean views as far as the eye can see. With two customisable spaces for your big day, Akarana features large windows, panoramic views and balcony access. With a heart for making your day seamless, Akarana's offering goes above and beyond. From world-class catering and state-of-the-art AV to an expert wedding planner and dedicated staff. 

Learn more about weddings at Akarana, here.

Pullman, Auckland CBD

Perspectives Photo + Cinema

Designed to impress, Pullman is a luxe wedding venue and accommodation in the heart of the city. With two dedicated wedding spaces, Pullman can host intimate weddings with 50 guests, grand affairs with 1,000 guests and everything that falls in between. Offering all-inclusive wedding packages to alleviate stress and maximise satisfaction - Pullman is here to enhance your wedding.

Learn more about weddings at Pullman, here.

The Hotel Britomart, Downtown

Keryn Sweeney Weddings

Serenely sitting above the cityscape, The Hotel Britomart is an esteemed wedding venue, specialising in elopements and intimate weddings. The Papuke Room is the hotel’s largest event space, hosting 50 guests in various seating styles. Styled with intent, this room features a merging of new and old textures. The clean white walls, alongside century-old brick and concrete, create an industrial yet elegant space.

Learn more about weddings at The Hotel Britomart, here.

Space on Crummer, Ponsonby 

Misi Chan Weddings

Space on Crummer was designed with adaptability in mind, featuring white walls and steel beams for a contemporary look. The industrial indoor space hosts 160 guests cocktail style and flows nicely into the plant-adorned courtyard. You can find Space on Crummer in the heart of bustling Ponsonby.

Learn more about weddings at Space on Crummer, here.

Administrator House, Auckland CBD

Peter Rees Photography 

Administrator House is the latest inner-city venue to take the wedding industry by storm. Built in 1925, this impressive heritage building has been restored beautifully in recent years to create a premium event and wedding venue. The entrance was designed with Oamaru limestone and Nelson marble, offering a dramatic and classic look to wow guests upon arrival. The venue’s high ceilings and wooden floors create a light-filled, flexible space, while the walls are lined with an extensive art collection, compiled over the years.

Learn more about weddings at Administrator House, here.

Glasshouse, Morningside

Dear White Productions 

Effortlessly stunning and ever so versatile - Glasshouse remains to be the dream venue for brides all over the country. The high ceiling, glass roof and idyllic greenery create a space that is like no other. The landmark of Morningside, Glasshouse is just a short drive from the City and easy to access. With the help of their fantastic team of preferred caterers and suppliers, Glasshouse will help you curate the perfect day.

Learn more about weddings at Glasshouse, here.

St. Matthew’s, Hobson Street

Smoke Photography

St Matthews In The City is an iconic inner-city venue with over a century of rich history. With Kauri floors, stained glass windows and polished brass fixtures - St Matthews is famed for its distinctive style and sense of grandeur. Featuring a state-of-the-art Intellivox sound system and sublime acoustics, this cavernous venue can host up to 450 guests cocktail style, 250 for a seated dinner, or 400 theatre style. For those seeking to make a statement, St Matthews In The City is one of the grandest venues in the region.

Learn more about weddings at St Matthews, here.

Tabula Rasa, Ramarama

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is a luscious garden venue set 30 minutes south of Auckland City. Tabula Rasa consists of expansive gardens and a variety of indoor + outdoor spaces for weddings of up to 100 guests. Complete with delicious catering, warm hospitality and dynamic spaces - Tabula Rasa is a beautiful space to dance the night away. With a heart for bringing people together, the team at Tabula Rasa will work to create a celebration that best reflects you and yours.

Learn more about weddings at Tabula Rasa, here.

Tui Hills, Waitakere Ranges

Caitlin Spear Photography

Nestled in the bush-covered Waitakeres, Tui Hills offers a quintessential Aotearoa native-bush setting. With Tuis and Kereru in the trees, it's a serene property that feels miles from the city noise. With a myriad of all-weather spaces, in-house catering and AV facilities - Tui Hills can host up to 120 guests. Recently refurbished to suit all wedding needs, Tui Hills offers bride and groom rooms for getting ready - complete with professional makeup stations and a mini-bar.

Learn more about weddings at Tui Hills, here.

Pilkingtons, Shortland Street


Enveloped by flora and fauna, Pilkingtons is a lush oasis in the heart of the bustling city. From the carved wooden bar to the tropical upholstery, ornate red ceiling and hand-blown glass light fittings, no expense was spared in the design of this beautiful space. The outdoor courtyard is a beautiful nook for a ceremony, while the main space can seat 100 guests for a reception. The award-winning kitchen and bar provides an array of set, canape and feasting menus. Celebrate in style at Pilkingtons.

Learn more about weddings at Pilkingtons, here.

The Officers Mess, Fort Takapuna

Hollow & Co

Soak up the sunshine and sea views at the best clifftop venue on the North Shore, The Officers Mess. Featuring a trio of indoor spaces and unadulterated views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf, The Officers Mess hosts from day to night with ease. International and award-winning chef Jeremy Schmid presents bespoke set menus, buffets and canapés.

Learn more about weddings at The Officers Mess, here.

The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku

The Hunting Lodge

The Hunting Lodge is set amidst 80 acres of vines and olive trees on a property just 35 minutes from Auckland's CBD. Custom-built with weddings in mind, the Cedarwood Barn is a versatile space for up to 250 guests. The outdoor courtyard has a retractable roof and open fireplace to create a cosy atmosphere. With so much property to explore, there are multiple ceremony locations to choose from: amongst the vines, alongside the Barn, or down by the olive groves. Discover The Hunting Lodge for you and yours.

Learn more about weddings at The Hunting Lodge, here.

Smiths & Stables, Matakana

Fay Carey Photography

There are so many beautiful spots at Smith & Stables, Matakana. It's bursting with rustic country charm, and we're 100% here for it. The heated floors and open fireplace within Stables Restaurant make for a cosy winter venue, while the courtyard and expansive lawns come alive during summer. With customisable spaces, bespoke menus, creative cocktails and amazing service - Smiths & Stables is a premium wedding venue just 50 minutes north of Auckland City.

Learn more about weddings at Smith & Stables, here.

Okahu, Mission Bay

Proshot Photography

A focal point of Auckland's iconic Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay is a beautiful wedding venue with views unlike anywhere else in the City. Pair this amazing location with excellent suppliers and customer service, and you've got yourself a winner. Couples praise the Okahu team for their dedicated hospitality, going above and beyond to deliver incredible celebrations.

Learn more about weddings at Okahu, here.

Kauri Bay Boomrock, Clevedon

Kiri Marsters Photography

Kauri Bay Boomrock is an idyllic setting where the air is clear, and the views are awe-inspiring. Set in Clevedon, this magical venue overlooks the Hauraki Gulf and showcases 500 acres of rural goodness. Boasting three event spaces with expansive grounds in between - Kauri Bay Boomrock offers a location that is hard to beat.

Learn more about weddings at Kauri Bay Boomrock, here.

Luxerose Secret Garden, Parnell

Luxerose Cafe

Understated and ever so lovely, Luxerose Secret Garden is a charming cafe venue set in Parnell. With bespoke menus that guests rave about, the Luxerose team are the connoisseurs of elegant experiences. Nestled just by Parnell’s famous rose gardens, Luxerose is a beautiful place for wedding formalities and celebrations for up to 100 guests. 

Learn more about weddings at Luxerose Secret Garden, here.

Abbeville Estate, Auckland Airport

Jesse and Jessie Weddings

Abbeville Estate is a lovingly-restored heritage home that now hosts some of the most gorgeous events in Auckland. Though a modern venue with high-end facilities, the property retains its old-world charm beautifully. The historical Homestead can dine up to 110 guests, and you will also find the rustic Barn, a charming little church and plenty of lawn space should you choose to increase guest capacity with a marquee.

Learn more about weddings at Abbeville Estate, here.

Bracu Estate, Bombay

Wild & Grace Photography

Bracu Estate is an ethereal venue set on the Northern slopes of the Bombay Hills. Olive groves and rolling hills frame the venue, setting a drop-dead gorgeous scene for celebrations to commence. This elegant property features an award-winning restaurant, a dedicated wedding team, boutique accommodations and all-weather spaces that don’t compromise on style.

Learn more about weddings at Bracu Estate, here.

Tu Ngutu Villa, Mahurangi West

Tu Ngutu Villa

Tu Ngutu Villa is an ever-elegant venue overlooking Mahurangi West Regional Park, Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Located 35 minutes from Auckland, Tu Ngutu Villa is an impressive display of architecture and innovation. With tailored packages, including beautiful catering and onsite accommodation - Tu Ngutu Villa specialises in intimate to medium-sized weddings.

Learn more about weddings at Tu Ngutu Villa, here.

Abel Estate, Kumeu

Jonny Scott Photography

Abel Estate is a lakeside venue in the heart of Auckland's wine country. Formerly a winery, Abel Estate offers two acres of immaculately kept grounds and spaces hosting up to 100 guests. The ceremony area has been beautifully redone in recent months to create a modern, open rotunda with fresh pavement underfoot. Trees and gardens frame the venue, creating spaces for guests to wander between event formalities.

Learn more about weddings at Abel Estate, here.

Hilton, Princes Wharf 


A beautiful hotel venue designed to host elegant occasions, Hilton allows you to have your ceremony, reception and accommodation under the same roof. There are multiple inspiring spaces, tailored menus and a dedicated wedding planner to assist you every step of the way. Enjoy unmatched views of the Waitemata Harbour, blank-canvas spaces and incredible hospitality on Auckland's iconic waterfront at Hilton.

Learn more about weddings at Hilton, here.

Howick Historical Village, Howick

Wanting Huang Photography

The past meets the present at Howick Historical Village, a living history museum turned wedding venue. Amidst 7 acres of gardens, this heritage site offers two event spaces for your event: Dating back to 1852, the historic Church has undergone renovations to create a meaningful ceremony space, while The Homestead can host around 50 guests for a seated dinner. Suitable for medium size weddings, Howick Historical Village is a piece of history not to be missed.

Learn more about weddings at Howick Historical Village, here.

The Boathouse, Riverhead

The Boathouse, Riverhead

The Boathouse at Riverhead is a place to explore, celebrate, dine & dance the night away. Overlooking the water and framed by centenarian oak trees, The Boathouse offers quintessential New Zealand views and hospitality. Discover a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces and tailor your preferred dining menu to suit. Only 25 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, The Boathouse has its own jetty so that you can arrive via ferry or your own vessel.

Learn more about weddings at The Boathouse at Riverhead, here.

Cordis, Symonds Street


Cordis, Auckland is here to host the party of your life. The grandest hotel in New Zealand, Cordis, is an elegant, all-inclusive venue in the heart of Auckland City. One of our favourite spaces at Cordis is The Great Room. Adorned with gold decor, chandeliers and high ceilings, this part of the hotel subtly nods to the grandeur of the 1920s. Cordis is a lavish, five-star venue with all the bells and whistles.

Learn more about weddings at Cordis, here.

Markovina Estate, Kumeu

Kouki Photography

Family-owned and operated for more than half a century, Markovina Vineyard Estate is one of Kumeu's longest-standing wedding venues. Across the 10-acre property, you'll find beautiful gardens, expansive grounds, tree lining, water features, romantic paths and more. It's a photographer's dream location. With nine ceremony locations, including a wet weather option, couples have the opportunity to really make their day unique to them. Welcoming weddings of all sizes, Markovina can host anywhere from 30 to 300 guests.

Learn more about weddings at Markovina Vineyard Estate, here.

Northridge Golf Resort, Wainui

Smoke Photography

Framed by native bush and expansive grounds, Northridge Country Lodge is a refreshing Tudor-style venue overlooking rural Wainui. Northridge Country Lodge offers various ceremony and reception spaces, catering, accommodation, lawn games and more. While the venue can host up to 120 guests, a marquee can be added to increase guest capacity. A family-owned venue with a heart for seamless events, Northridge Country Lodge offers a rural escape just 30 minutes North of Auckland.

Learn more about weddings at Northridge Country Lodge, here.

Bridgewater Country Estate, Kaukapakapa

Zanda Photography

Bridgewater Country Estate is an elegant venue surrounded by native bush, lily ponds and mature trees. Across 16 acres of rural goodness, the Estate includes various ceremony spaces, a chapel and a beautiful reception venue. With a stunning bridal suite and chalet accommodation for the couple, Bridgewater Country Estate will make your whole wedding a breeze - from the prep to the post-wedding wind-down. 

Learn more about weddings at Bridgewater Country Estate, here.

Castaways Resort, Karioitahi Beach


Perched on a clifftop overlooking Karioitahi Beach, Castaways showcases the beauty of Auckland’s west coast like nowhere else. Whether you want a pre or post-wedding pamper at the day spa, or an action-filled wedding morning with clay target shooting or archery - Castaways has something for everyone. The Function Centre seats up to 120 guests and offers spectacular views over the Tasman Sea from the enclosed viewing deck. Should you choose to stay onsite - there are gorgeous chalets, villas, studios, and glamping sites to chose from.

Learn more about weddings at Castaways, here.

Highwic, Newmarket

Soul Sisters Photography

If you're looking for a unique wedding venue with a Victorian twist, Highwic is for you. Built in 1862 and maintained incredibly well, Highwic is an authentic heritage space with modern facilities and event capabilities. The Drawing Room and Billiard House are the two charming spaces for dining and lounging - complete with kauri panelling and an 1890s grand piano. The lawns are perfect for your ceremony, lawn games, mingling, and even adding a marquee. You'll find Highwic conveniently located in the heart of Newmarket.

Learn more about weddings at Highwic, here.

Jonkers Farm, Waitākere

Estrada Weddings

Spanning 540 acres of rural New Zealand farmland, Jonkers Farm is a wildly beautiful property to host the party of a lifetime. The farm showcases the East and West Coast, with views extending out over Muriwai, Bethells Beach, Kaipara Harbour, Auckland City and the Sky Tower. With a beautiful woodland clearing for your ceremony and endless locations to set up a marquee - Jonkers Farm is the perfect BYO venue.

Learn more about weddings at Jonkers Farm, here.

Kumeu Valley Estate, Kumeu

Perspectives Photography

Kumeu Valley Estate is a welcoming countryside property that stays magical all year round. The Merlot Room takes centre stage in the colder months. Complete with a wood-burning fireplace and underfloor heating, this space sets the scene for a cosy winter wedding. In the summer, the property comes to life. Across three acres of luscious grounds, you’ll find numerous ceremony locations, photo opportunities and areas for guests to mingle.

Learn more about weddings at Kumeu Valley Estate, here.

Turanga Creek Vineyard, Whitford

Turanga Creek Vineyard

Turanga Creek Vineyard blends rusticity with modern spaces. The property includes four ceremony spaces, from vineyards to the lake. With bespoke menus and warm hospitality, the dining space is known as the focal point of the estate. Furnished with macrocarpa, redwood and solid oak furnishings, this stunning venue seats up to 120 guests.

Learn more about weddings at Turanga Creek Vineyard, here.