While a wedding lasts a day, the memories last a lifetime. Our experienced team sees their task as helping couples make those memories by allowing them to focus on their friends and family. The beauty and seclusion of the venue adds to that experience, making the day special – your day.
Catering for up to 120 guests, there are three ceremony areas as well as outdoor and indoor options for the reception.
You can marry in the secluded Kowhai Glade where ferns cast their distinctive shade on the lawn. The Nikau Pavilion, with its huge canopy, is the perfect setting for summer outdoor receptions or an outdoor ceremony in inclement weather. The indoor option is the sumptuous Nectar Room with bar and dance area.
Dining at Tui Hills showcases the best of fresh local ingredients, with a contemporary New Zealand style and plenty of choices – all created by the dedicated team from the Free Range Chef, lead by the Chef himself Stephen Weeks.
Enjoy a selection of canapes, then shared plates of slow-cooked lamb shoulder, Asian oranged-spice pork, roasted free-range chicken and much more, served at the table family-style. Or choose from a range of grazing themes such as Mediterranean Mezze, Classic Kiwi Grazer, All American and Decadent Desserts.
For an ultra-social form of dining, canapes can be teamed with substantial “walk and fork” dishes that can be eaten sitting down or standing up.
Eating outside under the cover of the Nikau Pavilion, or inside, a gourmet barbeque in true Kiwi style is another great option.
All dietary needs are catered for. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options come as standard. Other specific requirements can be accommodated on request.
By the time the ceremony, reception and dancing are over, expect to feel the happiness of knowing your special day lived up to expectations – a joyful ceremony, the taste experience of food and drink fit for any top restaurant, tired feet from dancing the night away to great music, and the knowledge that every important detail from centrepieces to lighting was taken care of by our friendly staff.
To suit a range of budgets and expectations, a selection of wedding packages is being offered, from the luxe 6-hour Pop-up weddings, to a classic bespoke option.