Auckland, the beautiful city of sails, hosts thousands of weddings every year. With endless options catering to every budget, theme, and vibe, every couple can find their perfect wedding venue here in Auckland.
Here is a list of my recommendations, along with information about each venue and gallery links to the weddings I have photographed at these locations.
I will continuously update this list as I discover new venues that I believe are recommendable. So keep checking back to see if your Auckland wedding venue is on this list.
Bridgewater Country Estate is an Auckland wedding venue set on 16 acres of rolling lawns, native bush, landscaped gardens, and mature trees. Perfect for nature lovers, this Kumeu wedding venue can accommodate up to 140 guests. With chalet accommodation and a bridal getting ready suite, it ticks all the boxes. The super-friendly service and helpful hosts make hiring this Auckland venue a dream for your wedding. I have written a dedicated blog post for this venue because I highly recommend it, which you can read HERE.
Take a look through the Bridgewater Country Estate wedding gallery to get a better picture of the entire venue HERE.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in Auckland that is full of lush greenery, Allely Estate is the place for you. It offers tree-lined pathways, beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, a vast grassy field, and stunning outdoor areas for guests to mingle. The options for your ceremony are vast, with many different places to choose from. The purpose-built marquee is spacious and can host 50 to 400 guests. One of the standout features of Allely Estate is the delicious food that will leave your guests satisfied. Located in Kumeu, this wedding venue is also close to the region’s beaches, forests, and vineyards for photos. To see more of Allely Estate, check out their website HERE.
Abel Estate Abel Estate, a former Kumeu vineyard, offers a modern and fresh venue with a gorgeous outdoor pergola setting that is perfectly designed for wedding ceremonies. It also has a beautiful indoor reception space that can seat 100 guests. This venue provides great options for photography, including a small vineyard, a pond and jetty, the iconic pergola, and the surrounding lawn and gardens with majestic trees and tidy pathways. It serves well for both indoor and outdoor weddings, with excellent options for a rainy day. The bridal suite is perfect for getting ready with your girls and offers a picturesque backdrop for photos. You can find more information about this popular Kumeu wedding venue HERE. Check out THIS wedding that I captured at Abel Estate.
Abbeville Estate in South Auckland is an absolute delight. The 150-year-old heritage white reception building is beautiful and meticulously restored. It can host up to 450 guests or 250 seated guests, making it perfect for large weddings. The grounds are perfectly landscaped with gardens, lawns, and historical buildings. The barn serves as an excellent additional location for some rustic wedding photos. With multiple areas on the lawn, including right in front of the most beautiful willow tree, the gardens, the homestead, the barn, and the church, your choices for the ceremony are endless. This venue can be cozy and intimate or grand as you need. It can offer a rustic, chic, and luxurious atmosphere, with plenty of parking and charm. Take a look at their website HERE. Have a peek at my 2023 wedding captured at Abbeville Estate HERE.
This exquisite wedding venue in Matakana is tucked secretly away and is a real gem. Once you discover this place, you may not want to look anywhere else. Set amongst a perfect palm tree plantation, this Auckland wedding venue offers a tropical vibe like no other. It lives up to its Bali name perfectly. On-site accommodation is great for getting ready and provides a place to stay to finish up the wedding night. The stunning outdoor pergola is perfect for wedding ceremonies in the palm tree plantation, and this area offers the most epic wedding photography. Take a look at their website HERE. Due to its popularity, they limit the number of weddings heavily per year, so make sure to book this wedding venue quickly. You can also browse photos of my recent Bali Garden Wedding HERE.
For those planning a DIY wedding or those who want the best of Auckland’s west coast beaches right at their doorstep, Barnett Hall is the perfect wedding venue. This stylish hall was built in the 1950s and is perfectly situated in North Piha. A platform outside the hall provides a great site for outdoor ceremonies, and the inside of the hall is ideal for the reception. Take a few steps to Piha Beach for your wedding photos, and you’ll have the wedding of your dreams. HERE is the link to their website, and CLICK HERE to check out my most recent Barnett Hall wedding.
Good George in Mission Bay is a remarkable wedding venue that combines a vibrant atmosphere with coastal charm. Situated in the picturesque location of Mission Bay, this venue offers a unique blend of modern style and relaxed beach vibes. With its spacious event spaces and stunning views of the bay, Good George provides an ideal setting for couples looking for a memorable waterfront wedding experience. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a larger celebration, the versatile layout and exceptional service at Good George ensure a seamless and unforgettable wedding day. From its delectable catering options to its lively ambiance, Good George in Mission Bay sets the stage for a truly magical wedding celebration by the sea. Take a closer look at this wedding venue HERE.
Mantells in Mount Eden offers a unique blend of luxury and rustic charm, making it an exceptional wedding venue. Nestled in the heart of Mount Eden, this Sicilian villa exudes romance. It provides a picturesque setting for couples seeking a classy and unforgettable wedding experience. With its stunning architecture and elegant interiors, Mantells offers a perfect backdrop for intimate weddings, accommodating 40 to 110 guests. I have found Mantells to be one of my favourite venues due to its timeless beauty and central location in Auckland. This ensures convenience for both the couple and their guests. From its exceptional service to its captivating ambiance, Mantells promises an enchanting and photo-worthy wedding celebration. See more on Mantells as a wedding venue HERE. See a wedding gallery that I have photographed by clicking HERE.
There really are hundreds of wedding venues in Auckland and surrounding areas. This list is a work in progress. It will be constantly updated as I add more amazing great locations for Auckland weddings to it.
Suzannah Maree xoxox
Last updated June 2023.