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Waiheke Wedding Venues - The Top 13 Venues
by Georgia Burgess | 16 Jul 2021
Waiheke is a stunning island located in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland. It's home to world-renowned vineyards, olive groves, and white sand beaches. The island is only a 40-minute ferry ride or 5-minute helicopter journey from Auckland CBD and is the perfect slice of paradise to host your wedding. Have your dream vineyard or luxury lodge wedding on Waiheke at their premium range of wedding venues. If you're after more New Zealand wedding venue inspiration, you can check out our Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown, Dunedin, Hamilton and Christchurch wedding venue guides.
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Mudbrick is an award-winning winery and restaurant sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island. The vineyard and Waiheke wedding venue look over the Auckland Harbour and sprawling cityscape of Auckland CBD. Their buildings on site 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. The backdrop of Mudbrick remains stunning all year round. In summer and spring experience lush foliage and streaming sunlight. In winter and autumn, you will encounter fresh buds, crisp winter light or the red and orange leaves. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony, and unrivalled sea views throughout the whole reception. The restaurant has French doors that fully open and a roof that opens up to view the stars. They have boutique accommodation options on-site so that you can bask in all the luxury Mudbrick has to offer for a day longer.
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Delamore Lodge is the epitome of luxury and comfort. It stands proud on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay. 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 you can make the most of the spectacular sunsets. Whether you're after an intimate gathering or larger affair, Delamore 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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Peacock Sky is a small and boutique family-run vineyard on Waiheke. 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 would 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 entire experience.
Man O' War
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Man O' War is a hidden gem found at the eastern end of Waiheke. The winery sits on Man O' War Bay, a private beach which 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 sea-side chapel with stunning ocean views. Afterwards, let 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 always remember. Their experienced team will ensure the day will run without a bump. You even have the option to arrive directly by boat to this Waiheke wedding venue.
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Goldie Estate is another incredible Waiheke wedding venue. Their boutique vineyard setting 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 can 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 the food being just as memorable.