Waiheke Island is such a hotspot for summer Weddings, and we see ourselves crossing the ditch most weekends to work at some of the many Venues on offer on the Island. We wanted to put together a small piece on the venues we most frequently visit, have the most memorable experiences from, and those where we are preferred DJ suppliers.
MUDBRICK VINEYARD ESTATE
Located on stunning Waiheke Island Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is the perfect ‘destination’ Wedding location. The most picturesque setting on Waiheke, Mudbrick is found nestled amongst manicured, aromatic Potager Gardens and acres of established vines. On arrival, guests will enjoy the breathtaking views across the Hauraki Gulf, while sipping Champagne, soaking up the atmosphere while eagerly awaiting the arrival of a beautiful bride. On any visit to Mudbrick you can expect to taste one of our Gold Medal award-winning wines and dine on World-class cuisine featuring freshly picked, seasonal produce straight from the Gardens. With Waiheke Island being just a 35 min ferry ride from Downtown Auckland, it’s so close, yet once your here you really do feel like a world away.
A stunning vineyard location paired with impeccable hospitality create the perfect venue for an unforgettable day. Goldie Estate is a beautiful private setting situated on 30 acres of rolling Grape vines, surrounded by native bush overlooking the coastal views of Putiki Bay on stunning Waiheke Island. With only a select number of boutique weddings each year, we specialise in all inclusive catering for up to 250 guests; offering a down to earth, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With a choice of ceremony locations; a small rustic boat shed on our private beach, or 360 degree views from under our iconic hilltop Pohutukawa tree, Goldie Estate offers an array of unique and beautiful surroundings to celebrate your wedding day. We offer an elegant and stylish venue, fresh and abundant gourmet cuisine and a wonderful selection of internationally renowned Goldie wines, as well as full consultative services and professional, flexible and friendly staff. This is all located on a romantic island just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland!
Thomas’s Bach at Batch Winery, Waiheke Island vineyard restaurant, has multiple spaces for group events and functions. Our spaces to enjoy wine and food experiences all have a backdrop of spectacular views from Coromandel to the Auckland CBD.
Enjoy long lunches to sunset dining, winery tours and tasting to special occasion celebrations.
Thomas’s Bach evolving spaces include The Dining Pavilion, The Veranda, The Green House and The Hedge. Spaces inside the state of the art winery include The Barrel Hall and The Tank Room.
THOMAS’S BACH FOOD & WINE DESTINATION
Arrive to a welcome glass of refreshing Fizz sparkling wine made at Batch Winery. Match the menu with the portfolio of Thomas Legacy, Thomas and Thomas’s Bach wines.
Quintessentially Waiheke, Thomas’s Bach chef creates seasonal dishes with fresh produce, house smoked dishes, and freshly baked breads. Dishes from the grill and contemporary updates on vintage dishes espousing the culture and memories of food enjoyed at an island bach (holiday home).
PODERI CRISCI WINERY
Restaurant, Wine Cellar & Roof
MAIN RESTAURANT – SEATED 60, COCKTAIL 100
We can cater for up to 60 guests without additional marquees in our main restaurant area and can extent our capacity to 100 seated guests with marquees.
WINE CELLAR – SEATED OR COCKTAIL 70
We can cater for up to 50 seated guests in the cellar. If you would prefer a stand up mix & mingle cocktail wedding, we can cater for up to 70 guests in this space. Our beautiful wine cellar is a highly enjoyed Winter wedding option.
CELLAR ROOF – WE CATER UP TO 100 SEATED OR COCKTAIL GUESTS.
We specialise in catering for 30 to 100 guest seated, to date our largest wedding on the cellar roof was for 100 guest.
We recommend a 1:30pm start and recommend the guests to catch the 12pm if coming from the city. (We can organise transport, the ferry tickets if required & have a list of accommodation providers). Usually we allow 10 minutes to get everyone onto the transport so they should arrive around 1:15pm
Room / Marquee personalising should be completed the day prior or by 10am and arrival music needs to be in place by 12:00noon (allowing for hiccups). We have a list of florists, bands, DJs and sound system providers or we can organise this for you.
We recommend refreshments for guests on arrival and/ or Sangria prior to the ceremony.
Ceremony scheduled for 1:30 to 2pm, an average would place the ceremony to finish between 2 to 3pm.
KAURI SPRINGS LODGE
With its lush subtropical garden setting, Kauri Springs Lodge is a stunning backdrop to create an unforgettable moment in time. Kauri Springs Lodge is nestled on stunning Waiheke Island – one of New Zealand’s premier wedding destinations. If you’re looking for an impressive and unique location for your special day, you’ve come to the right place. A short ferry ride from various Auckland ports, Kauri Springs Lodge is the perfect canvas to create a tranquil, cosy and intimate wedding.
Whether your dream wedding is a formal or informal affair, our indoor and outdoor spaces can host 60 guests to share in your momentous celebration.
Our venue consists of four private homes and a hire business. A wedding booking works like a self-catering holiday home (apart from on your reception day), with full kitchen facilities and equipment available for your use.
A beautiful venue
Kauri Springs Lodge is a charming venue designed with understated and rustic elegance in mind. This hidden gem is the perfect canvas to create a tranquil, cosy and intimate getaway for your wedding.