Welcome to The Playhouse, the most unique and enchanting Nelson wedding venue. The moment you walk through the entrance archways you will realise that you are in a magic place, full of artistry and surrounded by lush gardens.
Let us take care of you, and help make your special day memorable for all.
Located only 20 minutes from down town Nelson, this sheltered and secluded spot is perfect for an intimate wedding or large bash. On site ceremonies are a lovely affair under the romantic weeping willow in front of a dreamy pond and bridge. Let your guests enjoy the lavish garden and decking area before heading inside for the reception in the highly decorated restaurant.
Your photos are a breeze with locations in and around the venue or head off for a quick 5 minute drive to Mapua or Rabbit Island.
Co-owner and chef Manuela Fuhrimann will create the perfect menu for your wedding. From a 5 course degustation menu to a simple kiwi BBQ we have the right catering options for your style of wedding.
We have strong ties to many wedding professionals in the district and are happy to help plan the perfect wedding for you. Local bands, photographers, celebrants and bus companies, we have the contacts to find the right people for your desires…and budget.
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The Barn is available during the day for all park visitors to enjoy. It is perfect for picnics or small groups and there are BBQ facilities which can be used free of charge. The Barn is also available to hire our exclusively. It has a spacious indoor setting that flows out the barn doors to a large outdoor area overlooking the picturesque pond and waterfall. There is also a bar area, rustic feasting tables and an outdoor fire pit to congregate around. There is ample space too for entertainment such as a band. The Barn can fit up to 150 guests standing or 90 seated.
The wedding ceremony deck is naturally picturesque, tucked away within lush native flora and fauna, surrounded by huge ponga trees and the rare giant bamboo plantation ? creating an enclosed intimate space to take your wedding vows. The area is sheltered from the wind and shaded from the sun. Filtered sunlight shines through giving a woodland feel as the Ponga and Giant bamboo quiver and sway in the breeze. Cascading water can be seen from every angle flowing and bubbling over rocks and stones amongst the lush green fauna. The Bridal party arrives unseen by the guests below, just the murmer of ?she?s here? can be heard muttered from person to person. The girls have time to adjust their dresses to perfection before the walk down the bamboo path. The wedding music begins, silence falls as all look up and see glimpses of the Bride through the bamboo as she is walked down the path. A wet weather canopy can be put up over the ceremony deck if required. The canopy completely covers this area and sits high up in the trees, you and your guests dry and comfortable. There is room for up to 150 guests and those less mobile can be transported to the ceremony deck in our covered golf cart.
Paheke is an ideal venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony and marquee wedding receptions or perhaps an intimate small group wedding indoors. The old house with its gables and verandah and the grounds with the majestic Cedar of Lebanon, the old oaks and magnolia trees, make a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. A stream wends its way through the grounds and it is crossed by two rustic bridges, which make for wonderful photo opportunities. We can assist you in the organisation of all or part of your wedding event at Paheke. Marquee wedding reception in the spacious grounds Marriage ceremony in the grounds of the house Champagne cocktail reception Organising, assisting in the selection of, and liaising with celebrants, caterers, photographers, florists and suppliers for your wedding on your behalf. There are many wonderful photo opportunities provided by the grounds.
Unique Functions Venue with Magnificent Lake Views Whether you?re looking for a classic or vintage wedding, Stoneridge Estate offers an astonishingly gorgeous location in which to do your dream wedding come true. These lovely private picturesque gardens full of lavenders, roses and honeysuckle are the perfect scenery for a romantic summer or spring. Located just a short distance from New Zealand?s most exclusive vacation resort, Queenstown, Stoneridge Estate offers luxury accommodation and an architecturally unique functions venue. Stoneridge Estate also offers a boutique wedding reception venue, or a romantic dinner for two with magnificent panoramic views of the spectacular lake and alpine mountains. With a choice of wedding settings ? Chapel, gardens, vineyard or exclusive heli-wedding, this internationally acclaimed Queenstown wedding venue is perfect for both small, intimate weddings or larger groups.
Stunningly designed all-weather venue. Celebrate your special day at one of South Auckland?s most attractive wedding venues. Butterfly Creek?s Papillon Room is the perfect setting, the stunning design provides an open, spacious ambience with a charming rustic feel. Seating up to 150 people, the Papillon room has extensive glazing that wraps around decks to ensure your guests enjoy the enchanting views of the surrounding landscape. We provide ample free parking and a peaceful environment. Have your wedding photos taken inside the tropical Butterfly house if desired, surrounded by 700 free flying exotic butterflies, or choose to take your photos with our Dinosaurs from Dinosaur Kingdom, you can even take a train ride as a newly married couple!
We proudly offer a variety of options for your ceremony or reception, both inside and outdoors, catering for up to 400 guests. Our gazebo, resplendent with red carpet, awaits your garden wedding ceremony. Our function co-ordinator is ready to assist in creating your dream wedding day whatever the size, budget ? or dream!
Charlemagne Lodge offers a beautiful romantic backdrop for your Tauranga wedding. Charlemagne Lodge is available for your wedding photos inside or out. The adjoining scenic reserve where guests can explore is ideal for wedding photos, as is the orchard. The large patio area lends itself to casual BBQ events whilst the function room has plenty of space for a more formal wedding breakfast or dinner with seating for up to 120 guests. Waiting and bar staff are provided, and our fully licensed premises allows us to offer you a full range of bar options. Celebration lunches can be arranged for the day following the Wedding, giving you time to fully enjoy reflections on your special day with family and friends in a relaxed stress free environment.
A waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens, within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve. The hotel is a harmony of nature and spacious comfort. Our 180 guest rooms include 4 suites and accessible rooms. Each room features its own patio or balcony, assuring great views of the bay, harbour, or garden. Outside, a lagoon style swimming pool and rock pools of cascading water sets the mood. Relax by the pool or get competitive on our tennis court. Hop on a classic cruiser bike and cycle around town. There?s even a free shuttle to downtown Paihia for a touch of sightseeing or shopping.The excitement continues in our dining establishments. Classic Kiwi delights complement the spectacular views which await you in our Jimmy Cook?s Kiwi Kitchen and Bar.
Unique cuisine and friendly, professional service. Located in beautiful Central Otago wine country, just 25 minutes outside of Queenstown, Gibbston Valley is a picturesque setting for any special event. The Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant, Wine Cave and Barrel Hall are all available for hosting a private function, wedding or corporate event for both small and large groups. With views of the Kawarau River and surrounding mountains, our station land is also available for events. Our event coordinator can help you customise everything from wine and food choices to d?cor. We offer a range of menu options from tapas to buffet-style menus and plated dinners. Our various winery venues provide stunning options for hosting your wedding ceremony and reception. The Wine Cave, Barrel Hall and Winery Restaurant are all available for weddings, offering options for intimate events to grand-scale celebrations. Just let us know your group size and wine and food preferences, and we’ll do the rest to create a picture-perfect wedding with our awe-inspiring Central Otago scenery as the back-drop.THE BARREL HALL Make your event something special in this unique venue, stamped with the authenticity of a working winery. Lined with wine barrels and overlooking our Home Block Vineyard, the Barrel Hall is an innovative event space that can easily be transformed to celebrate any occasion. Suitable for up to 450 guests, the Barrel Hall is perfect for large events where you want to offer banquet-style seating. From a dance floor to DJ booth or stage area, the Barrel Hall has plenty of space for creating a party atmosphere.
Great inner-city waterfront venue.Full or part Venue hire for up to 150 guests. Group bookings / Private events.Billfish Cafe is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets located on the waters edge of Z Pier, 31 Westhaven Drive. This lovely indoor/outdoor cafe is fully licensed and has a delightful menu of the very best seafood and meats from around NZ. Serving coffee and cabinet foods during the day and casually moving into lunch from 11am and then into the evening twilight with drinks and dinner on the beautiful waterside deck. Book Billfish for your next lunch or dinner party with small and large groups welcome. Come and relax on our extensive marina side deck, or in our stylish mezzanine lounge,with views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the beautiful Westhaven Marina, this venue has it all!
The picturesque settings in this large and unique garden of rare and unusual trees and shrubs offer peace and tranquility. Large leafed rhododendrons that will grow to forest giants. Hundreds of specie and hybrid rhodos flourish among the river banks and ponds. Mountain streams, clear ponds, clean fresh air and the joy of bird song. Butterflies, moths and dragon flies flit over the ponds and plantings. Rare beauty and floral colour framed by verdant hills.
Situated at the Sulphur Point Marina in Tauranga, Nautilus offers gorgeous harbour views, making it one of the most beautiful wedding venues Tauranga has to offer. Our restaurant offers plenty of room for a wet weather alternative and can accommodate up to 110 guests. Once you have chosen Nautilus as your desired Tauranga wedding venue location, we will work with you on every detail to ensure success on one of the most wonderful days of your life. Talk to us about what you would like on your special day, and we will help you to make it happen. We will customise everything to suit your specific tastes and budget. As well as hosting your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, we can arrange rehearsal dinners the night before your wedding, and celebration lunches for the following day
Celebrate your wedding at a New Zealand icon in the beautiful Bay of Islands, near Paihia. The Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell offers a unique wedding destination where you can experience the historic charm of New Zealand?s first licensed hotel. The Duke is located on the waterfront in the heart of romantic Russell and offers a majestic Northland wedding venue for you and your guests The Duke?s grand ball room with ornate ceilings, chandeliers and polished wooden floor boards opens up directly onto sun filled decks overlooking the sea. The function room is filled with individually upholstered chairs seating up to 140 guests comfortably. There is also a private dining room providing an intimate ambience for smaller weddings.
Purpose built luxury lodge – can sleep 10 pax. The Canyons Lodge is perfectly suited as a Queenstown Wedding Venue offering privacy, an exceptional location and personalised service. The beautiful lawn overlooking the Shotover River Canyon, Coronet Peak and the mountains in the backdrop make a memorable ceremony, reception and accommodation venue. Your CeremonyWe have two options as a location for your ceremony at The Canyons Lodge. The large expanse of lawn makes for the perfect backdrop for photos and allows for larger ceremony numbers of 100+ Guests. The other option is to use the deck area in front of the Lodge, which has a small Gazebo in the forefront of the Shotover River. We generally recommend this for smaller ceremony numbers of 60-80 Guests. If you would like a more traditional ceremony, Queenstown and Arrowtown have some beautiful chapels and churches, which are only short distances from The Canyons Lodge.
Possibly the perfect setting for your next event.The Library is one of Auckland?s most impeccably restored heritage buildings and the ideal location for weddings, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, presentations, group meetings, corporate training sessions, xmas parties, lunches & dinners. The Library can offer a full services including a licensed bar, entertainment and in-house catering.With two rooms to choose from, The Library can accommodate corporate events, weddings, birthdays & all special occasions. The luxurious Reading Room can easily be configured for a training session or presentation offering a peaceful environment in a fabulous setting. This room can also accommodate up to 30 people for an intimate dining experience or cocktail function. This room is available from 6am until midnight Monday through to Sunday (conditions apply). The expansive Carnegie Dining Room with its impressive chandeliers provides a wonderful setting for an evening event with a seated capacity of up to 100 people and can accommodate many more standing. Ideal for cocktail events or banquet dining, this room is available from 6pm until midnight Monday through to Sunday (conditions apply).
Kaitoke Gardens is a wonderful place to come & relax & enjoy nice food & coffee. Wedding venue & amazing Gardens to view. The prefect place for your wedding /Engagement or Birthday special event. What makes the gardens so unique is the many retreats throughout the gardens to pick to spend some time enjoying, including the ponds, maze, bridge going over the river, a waterfall for your very special day, also the Kaitoke Regional Park is just down the road. Within the complex there is a very large car park to cater for cars, buses and campervans.The Gatsby Suite: is a room for Elegant, Fairy-Tale Weddings, a 350sq metre, high ceiling auditorium that can seat up to 250 guests. The Incline Bar Room: is a 100sq metre continental / bar style room which suites the smaller private style wedding up to seating 35/ 40 guests.
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A prestigious greeting to all people from the four corners of the world Pukematu Lodge (a hill of hospitality) is located at the top of Flagstaff Road Hill opposite the historic and famous flag pole of Hone Heke and Kawiti. Nestled high amongst a native bush setting, panoramic sea views can be experienced in all directions. Owned and operated by local descendants of this special area this accommodation setting will provide you with an imaginative and wholesome experience during your stay in romantic Russell and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. Nau mai haere mai ki Pukematu, he kainga i roto i nga kapua: Welcome and join us on a journey of peace, privacy and pampering at Pukematu a home within the clouds Your host Colwyn is also a legally licensed civil marriage celebrant and has performed many wedding ceremonies in the Bay of Islands and throughout New Zealand. Russell and the Bay of Islands serves as an amazing option and setting for your special wedding day. We have the expertise and experience to cater for your special day according to your dreams and wishes. We provide assistance and local advice regarding locations, catering, floral requirements, photography and video services. We welcome all enquiries from national and international couples wishing to get married and look forward to the opportunity of playing a part in your special day.
Private exclusive venue, C&I,Weddings,onr operated. The Antler Room is perfect for smaller groups or large groups for drinks and canapes,doors open onto the north facing courtyard with an indoor option for a wedding ceremony. Our Banquet Hall which can seat 180+ guests it has spectacular high stud ceilings, is fully lined and is double glazed, the lighting is soft and full length outdoor views to the south of the Remarkable mountains, the north view is to the courtyard area and Mount Soho. The Wine Cave with seating for 30 guests is finished in burgundy plaster decor is a cool underground, intimate and private chamber. The Courtyard has a full length three metre wide, sheltered veranda overlooking a spacious river stone and grassed lawn area planted with olives and thyme. A central fountain bordered with lavender is perfect for your Corporate entertainers or wedding ceremony. A large marquee can be situated in our courtyard or several positions around the property.