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Hamilton Wedding Venues - The Top 18 Venues
by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 05 Aug 2023
When it comes to wedding venues, The Mighty Waikato does not disappoint. From charming homesteads to award-winning gardens, rustic barns to grand estates - Hamilton offers a bit of everything. One running theme we've noticed is that Hamilton loves an outdoor wedding! Most of these venues provide beautiful gardens, rolling farmland or jaw-dropping views for your big day. We've compiled a list of Hamilton Wedding Venues that have been on our radar for some time. Without further ado, here is our Hamilton Wedding Venue Guide. To discover more New Zealand wedding venues, check out our Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch guides.
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A living chapel made out of trees, TreeChurch is undoubtedly one of the most unique venues in the country. Set on two hectares of beautifully kept grounds, TreeChurch sets the scene for a celebration. Vibrant in the Summer and richly coloured in the Autumn, TreeChurch stays picturesque all year. The leafy walls of the structure are adorned with roses, and the moveable benches provide seating for up to 100 guests.
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Nestled amongst the picturesque surroundings of Claudelands Park, The Grandstand is the perfect setting for your intimate wedding ceremony or reception. This much-loved heritage building has been exquisitely restored to serve as a character function space and offers a unique, stylish venue for your wedding.
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For a dynamic wedding venue with endless beautiful backdrops - choose Hamilton Gardens. Famous for its themed gardens - this Hamilton venue provides so many beautiful areas, from the Italian Renaissance Garden to the Chinoiserie Garden. Available for partial or complete hire, Hamilton Gardens offers various wedding packages and works with preferred suppliers to bring your garden wedding to life.
The Narrows Landing
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A mere 10 minutes from Hamilton, The Narrows Landing is a family-run wedding venue with a knack for hosting bespoke celebrations. With a trio of rustic spaces, The Narrows Landing hosts ceremonies and receptions for 100-200 guests. With an emphasis on delicious food - The Narrows Landing create seasonal menus that are mouth-watering and visually beautiful.
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Vilagrad Winery is a family-owned winery in Waikato, operating for over 20 years. Vilagrad Winery presents beautiful all-weather spaces set against the backdrop of Mt Pirongia and framed by acres of countryside and vineyards. Complete with a dedicated wedding coordinator, Mediterranean-style buffet and award-winning wines - Vilagrad Winery is an all-inclusive venue just 15 minutes from Hamilton City.
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Zenders is a European-style cafe and venue in the heart of the Waikato. An elegant and open space - Zenders can host up to 300 guests for your ceremony and reception. With a brick-laden exterior and warm, light-filled interior - Zenders is a cosy venue year-round.
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The Henley is a charming manor-style hotel surrounded by acres of Cambridge countryside. With a trio of thoughtfully crafted wedding packages, The Henley can come to the party with delicious catering and luxury accommodations for up to 28 guests.
The Red Barn
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A secluded setting with picturesque views, you’ll find The Red Barn just 20 minutes from Cambridge. With its famous tree-lined driveway, native forest and glow-worm cave, The Red Barn is a charming venue seating up to 140 guests. Boasting Hinuera Valley and Lake Karapiro views, impeccable service and award-winning dining, The Red Barn provides the key ingredients for a beautiful occasion.
Zealong Tea Estate
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Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand and a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality. The best part? The Estate is also a wedding venue. Offering serene views, various function spaces, AV equipment and onsite catering - the multi-talented team at Zealong is dedicated to curating and hosting incredible events.
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Plum Meadows is nestled among the green pastures of North Waikato’s rolling countryside. Just an hour south of Auckland and 45 minutes north of Hamilton, Plum Meadows is a long-standing gem established in 1886. Celebrate your wedding in the beautiful country garden, fruit orchard and characterful barn. Available as an all-inclusive or BYO venue, your dream country wedding begins here.
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Willowbrook Park is a private country Estate designed for hosting grand occasions. Renowned for its splendour, Willowbrook Park is a picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony, reception and wedding photography. Beautiful areas include manicured lawns, the orchard, rose gardens, pavilions, olive groves and the Georgian Manor House.
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15 minutes from Hamilton City, Woodside Estate is tucked away on acres of manicured gardens and lawns. Woodside Estate showcases the best of rural Waikato with a lovely spring-fed lake, several waterfalls, and Kahikatea trees framing the venue. With a trio of indoor spaces, including the Lake House, Restaurant, and Tennis Pavilion - Woodside Estate dines up to 120 guests.
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Rosenvale is a beloved garden venue 35 minutes from Hamilton. Rosenvale is a fully licensed BYO venue with beautiful gardens for your ceremony, mingling, and wedding photos. The character-filled pavilion serves as a reception space for up to 120 guests - while a marquee can be set up on-site to increase capacity.
Te Miro Woolshed
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Te Miro Woolshed is a beautiful and rustic wedding venue set amidst acres of Waikato farmland. With breathtaking views of the Kaimai Ranges, this family-owned and operated venue is 45 minutes from Hamilton City. A century-old working woolshed turned wedding venue - this newly renovated space accommodates up to 100 guests.
Gail’s of Tamahere
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Gail’s of Tamahere is a charming venue set on six acres of landscaped gardens in Hamilton. The venue consists of three spaces - the Historical Church, the Dome and Restaurant. The Church was built from Kauri in 1867 and features leadlight windows and dried florals. The Dome is a romantic setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception, and the Restaurant seats 200 guests.
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Finalists of the 2022 Outstanding Wedding Ceremony Venue at the New Zealand Wedding Industry Awards - it's no secret that Woodlands Estate is a charming and sought-after venue. Established in the 1870s, this iconic Homestead has been carefully restored to create a beautiful event venue. The venue consists of all-weather spaces, a courtyard dance floor and acres of beautiful gardens and fields.