TOP 10 WEDDING VENUES IN WELLINGTON

Wellington offers everything you could ask for in terms of wedding venues. There are many inner city urban wedding venues, windswept rugged intimate venues, rustic barn venues, museums, community halls, and high end luxury wedding venues, all within a short distance of Wellington City itself. Check out our list of the top 10 Wedding Venues in Wellington below: 



1. Aston Norwood Country Gardens in Kaitoke Aston Norwood is a stunning Wellington Wedding Venue – uniquely placed with it’s classic European style architecture and manicured gardens, stylishly complemented with an ‘on-demand’ Waterfall as your wedding backdrop! Numerous other spots around their 14 acres, boast the classic garden lawn, bridges over the river and a large beach tree with aged stone surround.  Their amazing Gatsby Suite is a warm welcoming ball room with a fairy-tale staircase and open log fireplace. Offering Brides-To-Be the perfect ‘blank-canvas’ on which to paint their wedding ‘vision’. Their Chefs offer flexible menus, ranging from Cocktails or Hor d’oeuvres, Garden Parties, High Teas, Buffets and BBQ styles.  Want to know more?​

  • Aston Norwood is located 10 minutes into the scenic drive north of Upper Hutt, SH2 on the southern side of the Remutuka Ranges or approximately 35 minutes from Wellington City

  • You can contact Aston Norwood about your wedding by email on functions@astonnorwood.co.nz by phone on 04 526 6639 or through their website here



2. Tatum Park

Tatum Park is the perfect option for those dreaming of an outdoor wedding in a native bush setting surrounded by established trees and historical gardens. Located just one hour north of Wellington, Tatum park is one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Wellington with a range of options for your wedding ceremony and reception. The venue features an historic homestead which is perfect for getting ready photos, and a romantic outdoor reception space set amongst tall pines, fairy lights and an open fire.

Want to know more?​

  • Tatum Park is located south of Levin on state highway one in Manakau

  • You can contact Tatum Park about your wedding by email on bookings@tatumpark.co.nz by phone on 06 880 0619 or through their website here



3. Peppers Parehua in Martinborough

Peppers Parehua wedding venue is located just over an hour north of Wellington in Martinborough. Romantically set amongst the vineyards, Peppers Parehua Wedding provides a magical setting for your wedding. Exchange vows by the willow-fringed lake or have an indoor winter wedding by the roaring fireplace. The estate is picture perfect in all seasons and the intimate nature of Peppers ensures your wedding experience will be truly unique. 

Want to know more?​

  • Peppers Parehua is located on New York Street in Martinborough, Wairarapa

  • You can contact Peppers Parehua about your wedding by email on parehua@peppers.co.nz  by phone on (06) 306 8405 or through their website here



4. Silverstream Retreat

Silverstream Retreat is located in Trentham, Upper Hutt just 25 minutes from Wellington city. Surrounded by native bush and with views of the Hutt valley, Silverstream retreat is a rustic style wedding venue with a variety of spaces available. They can seat up to 250 guests in a choice of two wedding reception venues and an outdoor boardwalk area for your wedding ceremony. Silverstream retreat offer a selection of wedding menus which include finger food and canapés, buffet and plated dinners. The wedding venue is surrounded by lush greenery and tall pine trees. The Hutt River and the Silverstream Railway are only just minutes away and offer additional wedding photo opportunities. 

Want to know more?​

  • Silverstream Retreat is located on Reynolds Bach Drive in Upper Hutt

  • You can contact Silverstream Retreat about your wedding by email on info@staywithus.co.nz  by phone on 04 562 9080 or through their website here



5. Tarureka Estate

Voted one of the world’s top 10 barn wedding venues, Tarureka Estate is a stunning wedding venue in the Wairarapa, one hour north of Wellington. The historic homestead, cottage and barn set in four acres of beautiful gardens offer everything you need for your wedding weekend or winter getaway. The 130 year-old homestead is the perfect location for getting ready in the morning!

The Loft inside the Barn is the perfect setting for your wedding, with a banquet area for 120 guests upstairs and a bar and dance floor area downstairs. Ceremonies can be held in one of the gardens or under the soaring, chapel-like ceiling of the Loft.

Want to know more?​

  • Tarureka Estate is located on Donald Street in Featherston

  • You can contact Tarureka Estate about your wedding by email on bookings@tarureka.co.nz  by phone on 021 260 1431 or through their website here



6. The Milk Station 

The Milk Station is a beautiful Mediterranean inspired wedding venue located in Otaki, just a one hour drive from Wellington City. Everything about The Milk Station is stunning, every detail of the interior and exterior has been themed with in a romantic Tuscan style and beautifully adds to the Italian inspired aesthetic. The intimate garden ceremony location has been thoughtfully landscaped with olive trees and has a beautiful water fountain as the backdrop. 

The Milk Station has four acres of gardens with grapevines, fruit trees, garden patios, fountains, and large open plan areas which make great wedding photo backdrops. The layout of The Milk Station and the variety of social spaces available allow you to use different parts of the venue as the day unfolds. This creates an organic and seamless flow from one part of the wedding day to the next. The reception space is made up of marble and stone walls, complete with an amazing glass milk bottle chandelier, and is the perfect space for entertaining your guests! The Milk Station can fit up to 200 people which makes The Milk Station one of the few large wedding venues in the Wellington region that can host big weddings of this size. 

Want to know more?​

  • The Milk Station is located on 35 Rahui Road, Otaki, New Zealand. Guest parking is available onsite

  • You can contact The Milk Station about your wedding by email on norbertkoptisch@hotmail.com  by phone on 0274 810 667 or through their website here



7. Poppies 

Poppies is a vineyard wedding venue with hand made wine and food located in Martinborough just over an hours drive from Wellington. Poppies has views over the vineyard, multiple outdoor courtyards, and an intimate reception space with exposed beams and natural tones.

Want to know more?​

  • Poppies is located on Purutanga Road in Martinborough

  • You can contact Poppies about your wedding by phone on 06 306 8473 or through their website here


8. The Landing at Homebush 

The Landing at Homebush is a romantic and elegant wedding venue located in Masterton, about 90 minutes out of Wellington. With a country setting, the Landing wedding venue is situated amongst beautiful manicured gardens with multiple wedding ceremony areas to choose from such as the chapel vineyard, the rose and ivy archway or in the gazebo. The beautiful gardens, willow trees and pine trees provide a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos!

Want to know more?​

  • The Landing at Homebush is located on Pokohiwi Road at Homebush in Masterton

  • You can contact The Landing about your wedding by email on info@landingathomebush.co.nz or through their website here



9. The Pines The Pines is a long established, family run, function centre located just 15 minutes from Wellington city along one of the region’s most stunning sections of coastline. The views from the Pines are spectacular, perched on the hills, with floor to ceiling panoramic windows you can see all the way from Island Bay to Houghton and Princess Bay. On a clear day the South Island looks just a stones throw away! The venue features a gorgeous onsite chapel for your wedding ceremony, with cathedral high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers for a true romantic feel. The main building can host 160 guests, and features one of the largest buffets we have seen at any wedding! Right on it's doorstep, Wellington’s south coast provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, with it’s rocky shorelines and long grass sandy dunes! The sunsets are probably the best you will find in Wellington too. Want to know more?​

  • The Pines is located on the Esplanade in Houghton Bay

  • You can contact The Pines about your wedding by email on the_pines@xtra.co.nz or by phone on 04 387 9853 or through their website here



10. Wharerata Although not a Wellington based venue, Wharerata function centre in Palmerston North definitely deserves a mention on our top wedding venue list! Conveniently located on Massey University's Turitea Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provides a private and picturesque backdrop for any Wedding.  The idyllic setting and stately grandeur of the homestead and surrounding gardens allows your guests to move from ceremony to reception without leaving the grounds. The well-established gardens date back over a century, providing spectacular backdrops for your wedding photos!  Want to know more?​

  • Wharerata is located on Massey University's Turitea Campus in Palmerston North

  • You can contact Wharerata about your wedding by email on wharerata@massey.ac.nz or by phone on 06 350 5088 or through their website here




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