15 Top Auckland Wedding Venues to say ‘I do’
One of the first agenda every newly engaged couple must do is to find and book a wedding venue. You will not only secure a wedding date, but it will also ease decisions on wedding specifics like:
- wedding decorations
- seating arrangement
- floral arrangement
- and so many other wedding inspirations
With the number of Auckland wedding venues, from rustic barns, rooftops, woolshed to a cliff overlooking a beautiful lake or sea, it can be very overwhelming to find the perfect one.
From garden wedding venues to converted barn wedding venues to unusual wedding venues, we have gathered the most beautiful and top wedding venues located in the picturesque Auckland.
Explore your options and see where you see yourself walking down the aisle and marrying the love of your life. Remember, your wedding venue should be the space that mirrors who both of you are as a couple and a venue where you can complement the beauty of your ‘I do’.
Let’s go down the list!
No doubt, almost everyone in Auckland has seen the grandeur of this icon. That’s why the Auckland Museum is one of the top wedding venues to consider when you think of getting married in this city.
With the rich history that furnishes the halls of this museum, this wedding venue emanates prestige and glory at the same time.
Auckland Museum is also a great venue for stunning wedding photos. The eight iconic columns that tower in the grand staircase in the atrium and the other halls inside the museum can be amazing backdrops.
Looking for a gorgeous rural vineyard estate for your wedding? Goldie Estate might be the one you are looking for. With its picturesque rolling hills, the lush green vines, and its iconic Pohutukawa tree, it is a dream wedding venue for a beautiful outdoor wedding.
Whether you are thinking about an outdoor wedding or a beach wedding, Goldie Estate has so much to offer. Are you planning a winter wedding? No problem! They have plenty of covered spaces which you can use for your wedding. Plus, the winter wonderland backdrop over-looking Putiki Bay will be amazing on wedding photos.
With a sprawling 549 acres of this rural farmland, Jonkers Farm is an ideal choice for brides who want a rustic themed wedding. What we love about this wedding venue is, aside from you can dress up their indoor space, the natural terrain and beautiful backdrop of the area makes unique and amazing wedding photo opportunities for the newlyweds.
Ascension Wine Estate is just a few minutes north of Auckland. The rural scenery and its lush gardens situated in the vines of Matakana is a perfect location for an outdoor wedding as well as for indoor weddings.
Choosing Ascension Wine Estate as your wedding venue can be “complicated,” but don’t get us wrong. What we mean is – by choosing Ascension Wine Estate, it means having to decide which part of the estate will hold your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception. Nonetheless, we see this as an advantage because whatever happens, rain or shine, you have a lot of options to carry on with your wedding without compromising its look and feel.
“Your story begins here.” Yes, Markovina Vineyard Estate can truly make a statement in starting the story of your life as a married couple. Imagine the lush greeneries, the old trees, the gardens that you can choose from, and the charming indoor area where you can decorate the way you like it. This is what Markovina Vineyard Estate offers and more.
Depending on the number of wedding guests, Bracu has a selection for you. Hailed as one of Metro’s Top 50 restaurants, Bracu offers not only sumptuous food but also a beautiful venue to host an indoor wedding. Situated in the lovely olive grove of the Simunovich Olive Estate, Bracu provides a flexible space that is perfect for all wedding themes and needs.
If you aim to have a unique wedding that is truly yours and reflects the kind of couple that you are, The Tasting Shed should be on top of your list. Their staff will help you organize your wedding, from wedding flowers, wedding cakes, to celebrants, photographers, name it, and they will lend a hand to help.
However, The Tasting Shed only organizes a limited number of weddings per year. So if you like to be surrounded by vines, fine food, and wine plus the love of your close family and friends, then book The Tasting Shed as soon as possible.
One of the selling points of this wedding venue is its ridiculously picturesque location. This multi-venue property boasts its location nestled on Clevedon’s gentle rolling hills with overlooking views towards Waiheke, Ponui, and Coromandel. And for that reason alone, there is no wonder why Kauri Bay Boomrock has become one of the most sought after wedding venues in Auckland.
Image from Castaways Resort’s website
For the cliff-top ocean-front wedding venue, Castaways Resort is on top of our list. What we love about this wedding venue is it showcases one of New Zealand’s stunning natural landscapes, which can be perfect for any wedding photos. This top wedding venue is perfect for intimate weddings since they can only accommodate up to 80 guests to enjoy the grandeur of the area.
If you are looking for a wedding venue perfect for your vintage or rustic wedding, Settlers Country Manor is a perfect location for you.
They offer amazing wedding setup, whether indoors or outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a beautiful garden wedding or a rustic themed wedding, you can select from the several areas in this stunning location.
Not only that, Settlers Country Manor boasts client reviews about how sumptuous and delicious their food selection was.
Dreaming of a tropical vibe kind of wedding but don’t want to go over budget?
Landsendt is a wedding venue that will give you that and more. Located 30 minutes from downtown Auckland, Landsendt is a stunning and unique wedding venue designed to mimic an island resort.
You and your wedding guests will surely feel being transported to an island resort and will give a fabulous lush tropical vibe.
It can seat up to 100 wedding guests. Plus, they have two available bar areas that will keep your guests ‘hydrated’ – if you know what we mean.
Imagine native Kauri timber ceiling beams, rough-hewn stone floor, wood wall panels, and bare volcanic stone walls; no doubt entering The Bluestone Room will have you in awe.
Situated in the restored heritage building in Durham Lane, this wedding venue has that certain unique atmosphere of old-world charm and stature.
With its rich history, The Bluestone Room is both historic and hip. The layout is all lined perfectly with sophistication and elegance. Their venue provides exclusive use of the entire 400 square meters that is perfect for both the wedding ceremony and reception.
If you love the outdoors and the lush greeneries and colorful florals a garden can offer, then Sculptureum is for you.
Situated just outside Matakana, Sculptureum has three sculpture-filled gardens, a vineyard, an events space, a restaurant and bar, and six art galleries that your eyes can feast on too.
Their gardens extend over 1.5 kilometers of flat paths teeming with sculptures, live animals, prehistoric rocks, lush greens, and colorful florals that change with the season.
If the weather is not too accommodating, you can have your wedding ceremony and reception at their function halls, where they can accommodate up to 130 guests.
Dreaming of lavender fields on a bright and sunny day for your wedding with your closest family and friends?
Lavender Hill can be a perfect location for small intimate weddings. The stunning backdrop of the city, the lavender fields, the olives, and the oak trees can make your wedding photos amazing and a unique one.
Situated in the beautiful Waiheke Island, Mudbrick Vine and Restaurant is just 35-minutes by fast ferry from downtown Auckland.
It is perfect for any weddings at any given season, because of its epic views that flaunt amazing sea views and lush gardens.
Moreover, with its luxury vintage architecture and decorations give off any wedding that unique romantic and dreamy feel.
Finding the right wedding venue for your big day can be challenging, because not only could affect the date but the entire details of your wedding. Good thing, the beautiful and vibrant city of Auckland offers a wide selection of top wedding venues from small intimate weddings to big and lavish ones.
Depending on your budget and number of guests, talk with your future spouse to be and decide what works best for your ideas, what needs and wants you both desire.
You can check out more selections on our wedding directory, not only for your wedding venue but also for wedding vendors in your area that will make your dream wedding into reality.
Do you know of any Auckland wedding venues not mentioned on our list? Share your thoughts and comments below. We’d love to hear it!
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