When you think Waiheke, you’d likely imagine the warmth of the summer months, sipping vino at one of the many vineyards on the island, but why not do the same during winter?
Surrounded by vineyards, swaying olive trees, native bush and lush rolling hills, Cable Bay provides an incredible destination for weddings all year-round and now have an incredible offer for winter weddings. Book your wedding between the months of May and September and each guest will enjoy bubbles on arrival, pre-dinner canapes, a delicious three course dinner menu and an onsite ceremony in one of the many gorgeous spaces across the venue, all for just $125 per person.
Whether you’re planning a grand affair with up to 130 guests, or an intimate wedding with less than 20, Cable Bay boasts a variety of spaces to host your wedding ceremony and reception.
The contemporary space of The Verandah with its sleek white marble tables, open kitchen and wood-fire oven, and The Dining Room renovated by award-winning architects Fearon Hay with its views of the expansive lawns, olive trees and sea views are standouts for the ultimate winter wedding. These are fitted with fireplaces which provide added warmth and create a cosy haven and romantic atmosphere. And then there’s the intimate Wine Library, an opulent room with rich red carpets, an ornate chandelier and backdrop of oak wine barrels – it’s sure to wow.
Cable Bay believe that what makes a good wedding an excellent wedding is the cuisine, and with Head Chef Max Larboise creating the wedding menu, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. Trained in a Michelin starred restaurant in France, Chef Larboise’s menu champions a garden-to-table philosophy, hand-picking the freshest seasonal produce from Cable Bay’s own organic kitchen garden.
With the Winter Wedding Package , your guests will enjoy a selection of four canapés, bite-sized bursts of flavour – think tempura prawns with roast garlic and lemon zest or Angus beef tartare with soy, truffle and pickles, before tucking into the main dinner.
Your three course plated could include a colourful Ora king salmon ceviche with fresh garden edibles, citrus and chilli for entrée, followed by a premium merino lamb rump served with farro verde, goat’s cheese, pistachios and eggplant. Finish this off with a duo of Valrhona chocolate entrements, guanaja, dulce and buttermilk for dessert.
Throughout the entire process you’ll be assisted by Cable Bay’s onsite Events Manager. They’ll be there to provide advice, support and recommendations and will be there to answer any questions that might come up along the way. They understand how important weddings are and that each couple is different from the rest. The wonderful team at Cable Bay will work with each bridal couple to ensure they get exactly what they envision for their dream wedding.
With the perfect combination of stunning views, beautiful grounds for photos, outstanding cuisine, delicious wine and impeccable service all in one spot, Cable Bay is ready to host your winter wedding today. Pay them a visit to see what it for yourself or contact the team for more information on their amazing Winter Weddings Package .