The 10 Best Auckland Wedding Venues

We're fortunate enough to have captured weddings at many beautiful Auckland venues. Here’s the list of our top Auckland venues in no particular order. Each venue offers a variety of amazing ceremony locations, guaranteed great client and guest experience, delicious food, and plenty of opportunities for beautiful photos onsite or nearby.

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Markovina Vineyard Estate

Markovina Vineyard Estate, located in the heart of Kumeu is a Family owned and operated venue. They take pleasure in creating outstanding weddings with over 55 years of experience in the industry. They can accommodate groups of all sizes at their beautiful Estate, and with the experienced staff, flexibility, great food, and excellent service you know you are in the best hands with Katrina and the team. To make you and your guests feel like royalty and to complete your fairy tale ceremony Rina (Owner) has bubbles ready to get the celebrations started.

The grounds are beautiful and there are so many locations to hold your ceremony even if it rains!

LaValla Estate

LaValla is a one-stop shop with multiple beautiful locations to celebrate your vows, a plethora of indoor or outdoor reception areas to suit large or intimate settings. The grounds offer a blend of rustic and chic elements to suit any theme and to make an incredible day even better sit back and indulge in a feast bound to keep you full for days.


They have accommodation on site so perfect for getting ready and for guests to spend the night after a big day. If you're seeking a venue that can host a traditional-sized wedding, a large cultural festival, or an intimate boutique celebration, then LaValla has plenty of options. Lee, Michelle, Sam, and the team ensure that your day runs smoothly. Chef David also adds a nice personal touch by coming to greet each table to see how you enjoyed your meal. We love that he also helps the team set up the jaw-dropping dessert station- bring a container for leftover goodness to enjoy the next day!!

Gracehill Vineyard Estate

Gracehill has a stunning private lake and beautifully manicured grounds that provide ample opportunities to have your bridal photos. Some of these picture-perfect settings include the gazebo ceremony area, bridge, under the willows, or on the lake jetty. While you have your photos taken in their pristine gardens, your guests will enjoy handmade canapés and ice-cold Champagne as they enjoy the views or perhaps a game on the large chessboard. The Lake View room is their main dining room and can seat 100 guests. 

The magic and ambiance that is Gracehill Vineyard Estate is hard to describe. Will and the team are incredible and work together so effortlessly to make your day go so well. They have impeccable timing with their meals and service that even a Commander-in-chief would be impressed.

Allely Estate

Set in the picturesque town of Kumeu, just 20 minutes from central Auckland, Allely Estate is the ultimate venue for a romantic garden wedding. With their elegant heritage villa, stunning outdoor marquee, and beautifully manicured gardens, there are ample options sure to impress for your ceremony and bridal photos. The Riverhead forest is another popular option for some couples to have bridal photos which is a five-minute drive if you are wanting to add even more variety to your already impressive list of on-site locations. We love that this venue is a blank canvas and Athina will work with you and her hand-picked styling team to ensure that your vision comes to life. There is no task too big or small for her when it comes to creating your perfect wedding day.

While you are off having photos your guests will be in awe as they take a stroll around the gardens, enjoy delicious canapes, and listen to some wonderful music. The grounds are just as beautiful at night with the courtyard lit by fairy lights making the perfect place to have a romantic first dance or an evening ceremony.

Allely Estate will make your wedding memorable – for all the right reasons. Athina and the team will look after you and the guests and it will feel like just one big family filled with love and lots of laughter.

Castaways Resort

Castaways Resort has the most stunning cliff-top ocean-front view. Onsite accommodation means you and your guests can simply relax with no concerns regarding driving after a day of celebrating.


Treasure your special day with a wonderful cliff-top ceremony followed by a stunning Castaways Resort wedding reception, featuring fabulous food and the care of their experienced events team. If you are up for an adventure they have amazing photography locations blending both coast and country to ensure your wedding photos will be stunning.

Flaxmere House

Flaxmere House is located in Auckland on the West Coast near the unique Bethells Beach. This Executive 5 Star Venue/Luxury Accommodation was designed all on one level with a tranquil and private setting in the Bethells Valley on 10 acres of rural land. We love that there are options for both bridal parties to be able to get ready on-site and that there is accommodation to enjoy after a wonderful day. There is a pet that lounges by the pond that will be sure to wow your guests as they walk around the grounds. There are so many beautiful options onsite that make Flaxmare House the perfect location so you can enjoy ample time to mix and mingle with your nearest and dearest before dinner.

We love that Flaxmare house allows couples to have the wedding of their dreams without the hassle of sourcing various items as Vanessa has a variety of options to choose from to bring make your dreams become a reality. Vanessa and the team will make your day one to remember, everything from the customer experience to the delicious food is amazing.

Settlers Country Manor

Settlers Country Manor provides a magnificent setting for weddings all year round.​​ Settlers Country Manor is surrounded by picturesque gardens with majestic palms, beautiful lawns, and arched bridges set among willow-lined waterways which make for the most incredible photos as you look back on your wedding day. There are so many options to have your ceremony and bridal photos, it is lovely to also hear the birds as you walk around the grounds. We love the vibe of the reception area and decorative pieces such as the King and Queen chairs and candles that provide such a romantic feel as you and your guests dine on delicious food which just adds to your fairy tale wedding.

This stunning venue is private, tranquil yet convenient for guests travelling from other parts of Auckland.

The Boat House - Riverhead

The Boat House is one of the best function venues just on the outskirts of Auckland city to the Northwest …being only 25 minutes by car, or uniquely accessible by ferry or your own private vessel.

This architecturally designed space flows out to expansive decks and extensive lawns. It’s a versatile space that can be arranged to suit any gathering. Food is incredible and plenty of space for the guests to mix and mingle. You can set up lawn games or just bean bags for the guests to relax and soak up the sun and enjoy the water views.

Bridgewater Estate

A unique Auckland wedding venue, Bridgewater Country Estate is nestled amongst 16 acres of rolling lawns, mature trees, native bush, and beautifully landscaped gardens. With gorgeous pathways, a lily pond, tennis court, pool, a dedicated bridal suite, and chalet accommodation this venue is bound to impress your guests.

Bridgewater is the perfect location for your wedding. There are plenty of locations to create different photo opportunities without having to travel to an offsite location which allows the chance to enjoy some time alone as newlyweds before joining your guests.

Coatesville Settlers Hall

Coatesville Settlers Hall is the perfect venue that provides great value for your wedding day. There is setup required as you are hiring the hall but it has the ability to self-cater or even have a food truck parked on the grounds for you and your guests to enjoy. There are plenty of locations for photos onsite which we love so that you can enjoy the extra time to play lawn games or have a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.

The hall is well-sized for all events and as it is a blank canvas the opportunities are endless for you to design and decorate your unique and perfect reception area.


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