If you’ve just started wedding planning, consider one of Matakana’s beautiful wedding venues.
You can begin looking for wedding venues once you have begun your guest list and you’ve started your wedding budget. The wedding venue will probably be the biggest costs for your wedding and will largely be determined by your number of guests, and how much you want to spend.
Whether you’re planning a small and intimate wedding or a big event for your ‘big day’, Matakana has some of Hibiscus Coast’s most beautiful vineyard and garden venues for your both your ceremony and reception.
Of course, you can’t plan your Big Day in Matakana without the little white book wedding planner, the perfect place to make note of everything you love about these wedding venues.
1. Stables Matakana
A Matakana wedding venue with a unique country charm, Stables is a great all-seasons place. Versatile spaces for your ceremony, and a stunning dining room overlooking the beautiful rural Matakana landscape, Stables is a fabulous choice. Macrocarpa beams, modern rustic fittings and vintage furniture give the venue a timeless, charismatic charm. Run by a team of hospitality professionals with collective decades of experience, Stables Matakana can also help you plan and organise your wedding.
2. Plume Restaurant
In the rolling hills of Matakana lies Plume Restaurant. Surrounded by beautiful vines, Plume is a modern award-winning restaurant and boasts some of the areas finest wines. Plume is in a secluded spot where you will enjoy the very essence of New Zealand landscapes. The venue is in a secluded area on the stunning Matakana Wine Trail, while right off the restaurant, the expansive lawn area overlooks the surrounding countryside and enjoys all day sunshine. The perfect backdrop for your special day.
3. Tawharanui Lodge
Just 10 minutes out of Matakana Village and Omaha Beach is Tawharanui Lodge wedding venue. Situated in Christian Bay surrounded by park like grounds and only a short 2km drive to the picturesque Tawharanui Beach, it’s a fantastic all-inclusive venue with accommodation for up to 14. Dependable service is at the foundation of every great Tawharanui Lodge event, and clients can choose from the wedding planning services available or customise their own. With five double en-suite lodge rooms and two villas boasting private balconies over looking the estuary, noone will want to leave.
It’s also an affordable wedding venue, with venue hire $2000 reducing to $1000 if all accommodation is booked.
4. Ascension Wine Estate
A long-time favourite of ours, Ascension Wine Estate is an award winning estate and wedding venue. The venue has been refined to host your ceremony, photos, canapes and reception all at one incredible location. Each aspect is designed to offer privacy & luxury. With 3 outdoor and 2 indoor ceremony locations as well as a large capacity reception room of up to 220 guests, you will find the ideal area for your wedding. Read more and see photos of Ascension Wine Estate in an earlier article.
5. Matakana Estate
An exclusive venue offering intimate luxury, stunning views and a wide range of backdrops for photographs, Matakana Estate is one of the area’s newest premier wedding venues. With accommodation on offer too, the bridal party can spend the night before the wedding and then get ready in style overlooking the beautiful vineyard.
The wedding ceremony and reception are all held on the grounds surrounding the lodge, and Matakana Estate work in conjunction with a marquee company that offers multiple choices dependent on the number of guests coming to share your special day with you.
Sculptureum is an incredibly unique, one-stop shop to creating a lifetime of lasting memories – not to mention the endless photo opportunities! Set amongst three grand sculpture-filled gardens and an award-winning vineyard, you can host your ceremony with a view atop the vineyard, overlooking Little Barrier Island or anywhere else on the versatile 25acre property, before sitting down for a delectable reception dinner from Rothko Restaurant.
7. Matakana Speakeasy Barn Door
Matakana’s DIY ‘barn’ wedding venue, the Barn Door + Speakeasy is a fabulous place for a Dry-Hire wedding. Suitable for up to 100 guests, the Speakeasy bar, outdoor pergola and surrounding garden are all included, as well as the rustic barn. From champagne and light canapés to full course seated dining with wait staff, with venue hire for $5,500 it could be just the place for your small to medium wedding.
If you’re planning to have a ‘dry-hire’ venue, of course there is more work involved, and it can be easy to blow the wedding budget, so make sure you stay organised with your little white book wedding planner and the wedding planning pack.