Amazing Views – Accomodation also available .Located just a few metres from the sea, this location offers wonderful views of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and outer Hauraki Gulf, with a hall for receptions taking full advantage of this view. A wedding at MERC offers an exclusive location with all facilities included. Close to wonderful photo opportunities with a full commercial kitchen, hall facilities with seating for up to 80 guests, and in-built AV system. This affordable venue is one of a kind in this area and has great outdoor space that is suitable for those hot summer days. There is adequate shade under the Norfolk pines, plenty of space for children, and a fully covered deck area.With a venue with such close environmental ties, any wedding here is sure to stun and bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. Nearby photo opportunities of the beach, hills overlooking the Hauraki Gulf makes this a great option for versatility and connection with nature.We pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly venue and take pride in our position of being kaitiaki of the marine reserve. Because of this, we ask our guests to respect that we are a smoke free venue, to use no confetti due to the rubbish created and not disposed of properly, and be respectful of our neighbours by winding loud music up by midnight. We provide recycling and rubbish bins in the cost and expect these to be used for bottles etc.