Posted 25/04/2021

Top 10 Northland Wedding Venues


Top 10 Northland Wedding Venues

Northland Wedding Venues greets all Brides and Grooms with their families and guests shouting "Love is in the air!"

Is it time for you and your partner to vow "in sickness and in health?" with your marriage celebrants

Take your dream wedding to the Northland region of New Zealand! Known as "The Winterless North", this subtropical region has a view to die for. Get ready to wed in the beautiful Bay of Islands

Surrounded by the floral studded gardens, classy wineries, and colonial-era towns. With white sandy beaches framed by the blues of the Pacific and the Tasman Sea, the Northland is full of romance!

We’ve selected the top Northland wedding venues in Northland for you.

James Homestead

The James Homestead is the perfect place for your wedding. They provide quality home cooked fresh produce, served within an exclusive dining experience. Experiencing their our historic 1800's villa which will be the beautiful backdrop for your perfect wedding photos. 

Sitting on two and a half acres of perfect tranquil landscaped wedding ready gardens located in Kamo which is only ten minutes from the downtown Whangarei city centre.


Omata Estate

Omata Estate Vineyard offers a bespoke location, boasting extraordinary views overlooking vines and the ocean creating the perfect backdrop for any event.

Omata Estate can be found on the Kororareka/Russell Peninsula in the Bay of Islands. If you translate Kororareka into English you will get “how sweet is the penguin”, referring to the Maori legend of a dying chief. A chief being fed broth directly from the blue penguins in the region. If you spend some time in the region you can still find them there today.

Okiato, which can be found at the base of the Russell peninsular. Fun Fact: Okiato was the first capital of New Zealand, and played host to New Zealand’s first settlers. 

They don't offer a standard one size fits all ‘wedding package’. How they prefer to work is that take a small amount of weddings per year. This allows for each wedding ceremony and reception to be tailored to the bride & groom. Family and guests will know why you chose this venue from the moment they arrive.


Seronera Gardens

Seronera Gardens in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand is the right place to plan your wedding! They offer a fantastic destination wedding experience within a gorgeous country garden in the famous Kerikeri. 

Seronera Gardens was recently featured in NZ House and Garden – you can read all about the fantastic wedding venue demonstrated beautifully on Stuff here

Seronera Gardens has a beautiful backdrop of huge gums whilst semi circling a river. The wedding gardens are often featured in the Bay of Islands Garden Safari. There are endless places for wedding photography, from a 20m long rose tunnel to a hedged herb garden shaped in a geometrical box.

Featuring a colour wheel perennial border, stands of mature trees, and beautiful river shots is the new addition to the garden. They now have added a large covered Pavillion, purpose built for wedding ceremonies. 

This structure with Gothic windows is the perfect romantic backdrop for your special moments – all silver and white with touches of black – a perfect wedding foil for you to add as many colours as you would like to choose from to use for your wedding party.

Seronera Gardens Wedding Venue

Kauri Villas

Kauri Villas affords all their brides and grooms with a memorable, intimate and worry free wedding, Kauri Villas has been the first choice for wedding ceremonies for quite some time.

They have achieved a large amount of five star reviews through working closely with wedding celebrants to create the wedding of their dreams. 

Their spacious suites are the perfect wedding setting for your special day.  The brides hair and makeup can be done on site to provide a smooth transition from preparation to the aisle.

Beginning with the rustic arch onto a shell path framed with gorgeous white roses, your dream wedding quickly becomes a wedding day reality.  

With panoramic views over the beautiful Parua Bay and the harbour it creates the perfect backdrop. Wedding photography on your special day will be a breeze and memorable.

Your family and guests will be amazed once viewing the native bush and beautiful gardens. Not to forget the villas themselves who can miss their olde world charm, stunning wedding photos to capture those lasting memories are a given.


The Duke of Marlborough

With history, culture, and charm, The Duke of Marlborough is a historical beauty since 1827.

Located at the centre of Russell, a colonial-era town’s vintage touch is a fine way to spark the venue.

Views over the water, unforgettable sunsets, and gourmet food. The Duke is a wonderful place to hold your wedding reception. Everything about this place screams “aged like fine wine.”

The Duke of Marlborough

Willows on Abbey

Willows on Abbey has everything that you need to make your wedding day complete and perfect. From pergolas and a gazebo to the Jetty over a pond. They also have large established weeping willow trees and perfectly manicured lawn areas that lead into secluded bridges.

Your family and guests will feel the perfect wedding environment by celebrating within the beautiful tranquil surrounds of the countryside. Your special day will have everything in one location, yet personally styled ensure your beautiful wedding day.

During the summer months the Willows drape from the sky to provide the perfect cooling shelter from the scorching sun for your wedding guests. Perfect locations are endless and the choice is yours around our private gardens which provides countless opportunities to capture the wedding photography of a lifetime of you and your guests.  

Willows on Abbey Wedding Venue

Woodlands Motel

Don’t let the word “motel” fool you. The Woodlands Motel is a wonderful rustic venue among the gorgeous redwood trees.

Located at the heart of Kerikeri, this property is perfect for fairytale weddings. 

The venue is plenty of natural light and greenery for your special day. With trees that seem to touch the sky, The Woodlands Motel is a gorgeous wedding venues in Northland for intimate weddings.

Woodlands Motel

Liddington Gardens

If you and your soon-to-be like nature, Liddington Gardens is for your big day!

Located in the magnificent Bay Islands, this beauty is a stunning park-like oasis. A magical place to declare your love.

Wed in this picturesque perfect venue. Liddington Gardens can make an impression with its vibrant and creative floral arrays provide the perfect romantic settings.

Liddington Gardens

Barge Showgrounds Events Centre

Barge Showgrounds Events Centre has long been known as one of Whangarei's popular wedding venue. It offers the bride and groom a blank canvas from which to start planning your perfect wedding.

If you need a large space for your large group of family and friends then Barge Showgrounds Events Centre has got your covered. They also provide a purpose built alfresco pergola ready for your special day in Northland.

Your wedding photographer has endless choices to capture your perfect moments. Whilst waiting your guests can drink and relax. It's important to note that your family and wedding guests can bring their own alcohol and refreshments.

Barge Showgrounds Events Centre Wedding Venue

Baylys’ Farm

Beach view- check countryside- check, exclusive- check. Featuring over 2,000 acres of farmland, this elevated wedding venue is by the Pacific Ocean.

Baylys’ Farm is perfect for couples who love both nature and the beach. Sunset weddings are a huge thing for social media. So, expect tons of pictures and photo tags because this venue is too beautiful not to post.

A panoramic and sea-nic view!


Redwoods Treehouse

The Redwoods Treehouse is a stunning structure located in Warkworth, Northern New Zealand.

This unique and rustic location is perfect for a “treehouse-themed wedding”. In this venue, there are many great opportunities for unforgettable photographs. Enjoy the lush greenery and the rich brown tones, this wedding dream is all about the cool breeze of nature! 

Remember back in middle school when kids used to tease you and your crush "sitting on a tree?" Now it's time to invite those best mates because you're about to "K-I-S-S-I-N-G!” 

Redwoods Treehouse

Matauwhi Bay Manor

Have a classy wedding party in this luxurious location. Who would have thought you could have it all?

Weddings in Matauwhi Bay Manor are spectacular! Complete with an enormous mansion, a 12-acre garden, and private shorelines. This rich manor is one of a kind!

From spacious manicured gardens to ornate wood detailing. Get ready to have that stylish A-list wedding you always dreamt of.

Matauwhi Bay Manor

Dolphin Bay

A clifftop wedding is always so magical. Imagine yourself saying “I do” while the world pauses before you.

That’s the kind of feel in Dolphin Bay. A golden sunset wedding on an exclusive island. Nothing screams better than a “tropical kiwi wedding!”

Dolphin Bay’s wedding venue is outdoors, so it’s perfect for those who love nature’s breeze. This primal coastal property has a wide panoramic view, so always be ready to take your cameras out!


Waitapu Estate Vineyard

Located in the lower half of Northland, New Zealand. Waitapu Estate Vineyard, found in Manawatu-Wanganui, is a boutique vineyard for small weddings.

Aside from the pulp greenery, the estate's surrounded by a wide expanse of the Tasman Sea.

Enjoy the great, rich wines and exquisite food. The wonderful Waitapu Estate is a perfect place to raise a toast at this fantastic reception venue on your wedding day!

 Waitapu Estate Vineyard Northland Wedding Venue

Wai Rua Escapes

Wai Rua Escapes is the perfect wedding venue for those who need convenience. Wai Rua escapes is only 20 minutes from Whangarei city. That being said it is still completely sheltered, private, and natural. 

Wai Rua Escapes is perfect for wedding parties of up to 120 people. Brides and Grooms can celebrate their love under towering native trees, facing out over the tranquil waters of one of our peaceful lakes.

They have unique spaces for your wedding reception, perfect places to exchange your vows. If the weather is not on your side there is ample room for a large marquee.

Your family and wedding  guests will have easy, direct access to their vehicles, with immediate access to your reception location. Providing your loved ones and friends an experience on your special day as enjoyable as possible.

Wai Rua Escapes Wedding Venue

Carrington Estate

Finding the perfect wedding venue like no other! Carrington Estate, surrounded by the beauty and mesmerising scenery of the Karikari Peninsula.

This overlooking scenery makes will sweep you off your feet. Exchange your vows by lovely Tuscan-inspired vineyard. Everything is going to be perfect with the deep blue Pacific Ocean as your view. What a sight to see and a blessing to be in!

Right after the wedding, you can dive straight into your romantic honeymoon. With luxurious, beach-front villas, Carrington Estate is a place where leisure meets nature.

Who wouldn’t like a pristine and adventurous wedding ceremony and reception?

 Carrington Estate Northland Wedding Venue

Zane Grey’s Restaurant and Bar

With exceptional views, outstanding food, and a warm ambiance. This Paihias' waterfront of Bay of Islands is the ultimate choice for in or outdoor weddings.

Be intrigued with Zane Grey’s aquarium and see all the different fish species that swim through the area. Have a decadent wedding and seal that kiss lunch under the golden rays of the sun.

By evening, see the dazzling stars along with the waterfront view. Get ready to enjoy a fine wedding in one of the best Northland wedding venues.

Now that you know ten spectacular Northland wedding venues, it’s time to take your top pick. Have a true, kiwi wedding in the Northland of New Zealand. Cheers!

Zane Grey’s Restaurant and Bar

Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Whangarei Quarry Gardens provides a magical venue for any bride and grooms special day. With a calm, green oasis that is just a few minutes drive from down town Whangarei. 

Choose from multiple sites within the Whangarei Quarry Gardens. The choice is yours depending if you are planning a small or large ceremony.

With options from beside the lake, with a dreamy waterfall as a wedding photography. Another fantastic choice is a backdrop or in the bunker. Some may choose a dramatic concrete ruins full of orchids and epiphytes. 

Whangarei Quarry Wedding Garden is a large grassy, open area surrounded by Camellia and flower beds. Whangarei Quarry Gardens can host a ceremony of up to 125 guests.  

No matter what you are looking for, be it an open and expansive wedding. Perhaps you prefer a cosy and intimate wedding reception. Either way we can find the perfect spot for your family and wedding guests. 

Whangarei Quarry Gardens Wedding Venue


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