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Waiheke Wedding Venues - The Top Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 22 Aug 2023

Waiheke Island is our local slice of paradise. Located in the Hauraki Gulf, the Island is only a 40-minute ferry ride or a 5-minute helicopter flight from Auckland CBD. Home to world-renowned vineyards, olive groves, and white sand beaches - it comes as no surprise that it is also a sought-after wedding destination. Waiheke Island presents a premium range of wedding venues, from luxury lodges to dreamy vineyards and Tuscan-style buildings. Without further ado, here are some of our favourite wedding venues on the Island. If you're after more New Zealand wedding venue inspiration, you can check out our WellingtonAucklandTaurangaBay of PlentyQueenstownDunedinHamilton and Christchurch wedding venue guides.

Man O' War 

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Man O' War is a renowned venue set on 4,500 acres of vineyards on the Eastern end of Waiheke Island. A beautiful property for a wedding, Man O' War offers several indoor and outdoor spaces - including the only beachfront events pavilion of its kind. Bespoke catering, hospitality and wines await you at Man O' War.


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Mudbrick is a destination wedding venue that's effortlessly within reach. Set on a hill just five minutes from the ferry terminal, Mudbrick offers the most unadulterated views of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island. The property has many beautiful ceremony locations, a light-filled reception space and endless photo opportunities. You won't even need to leave the venue for your photos - your photographer will thank you! 

Delamore Lodge

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Set on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay, Delamore Lodge is a luxurious resort-style venue guaranteed to impress. The clifftop location, unparalleled views and unique design will give your guests goosebumps upon their arrival. Encouraging you to slow down and relax - Delamore Lodge bookings include a minimum 2-night stay and access to the day spa, jacuzzi, sauna and heated infinity pool.

Casita Miro

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Casita Miro is the ultimate Mediterranean-style wedding venue. The property includes a picturesque ceremony space overlooking the water, and the Restaurant seats up to 80 guests for your reception. Indulge in excellent local wines and Spanish and Mediterranean-rim-style cuisine.

Tantalus Estate

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Established in 2016, Tantalus Estate is an award-winning location for world-class cuisine, wine tasting, craft beer, weddings, events and special occasions. Intentionally hosting a limited number of events annually, the Tantalus Estate team takes pride in curating bespoke occasions for their couples.

Poderi Crisci

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Poderi Crisci is a Waiheke Island venue well worth the trip. This family-owned property features hectares of rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and beautiful Tuscan-inspired buildings. The winemakers and event connoisseurs at Poderi Crisci host beautiful occasions all year round.

Stonyridge Vineyard

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Stonyridge Vineyard is a wedding venue nestled in a valley of olive trees, colourful vines and picturesque vistas reminiscent of the South of France. With a comprehensive offering of European-styled spaces, outdoor areas and award-winning wines - Stonyridge Vineyard could be the perfect Waiheke wedding venue for you.

Goldie Estate

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Goldie Estate is a boutique vineyard setting on the western side of Waiheke Island. Nestled amidst 30 acres of native bush and Pohutukawa trees, Goldie Estate has a range of ceremony locations, including a private beach and olive grove.


Te Whau Lodge

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Te Whau Lodge is a tranquil setting framed by native bush and the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. With panoramic views and the sound of birdsong all around, this boutique Lodge specialises in intimate weddings with up to 35 guests.

Passage Rock Winery

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Passage Rock is a romantic venue in a sun-drenched valley, surrounded by vines and olive trees. The property includes a secluded Pergola for your ceremony, the vineyard Bistro for your reception and beautiful grounds for mingling, canapes and general celebrations! Discover comprehensive wedding packages for up to 120 guests.