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Posted 01/07/2021

Top Hamilton Wedding Venues New Zealand

Top Hamilton Wedding Venues New Zealand

The attractive city of Hamilton is a gallery of themed gardens. If there are two adjectives to describe Hamilton, it's majestic and serene.  With landscaped gardens a stunning perfect venue for weddings in the Waikato. 

Education and research are important to Hamilton. It is home to two institutes. University of Waikato and the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). 

The Ruakura research centres have been responsible for much of New Zealand's innovation in agriculture. Hamilton's main revenue source is the dairy industry, due to its location in the centre of New Zealand's largest dairying area.

Hamilton Airport serves as a domestic airport. It is owned by Hamilton City and neighbouring district councils. The airport is located outside Hamilton's boundary, within the Waipa District. 

There are direct flights with Air New Zealand to Christchurch. Also to Palmerston North and Wellington. Sun Air flies to New Plymouth and Gisborne. Tauranga also there are charter flights to other destinations throughout the North Island.

Hamilton is full of cafes, restaurants, casinos, and bars where you can wine, dine and dance the night away. Known for grand venues for concerts, events, and festivals. Wedding venues in Hamilton are a straight-up from a fairy tale book!

When it comes to wedding venues, Hamilton has a lot to offer. From indoor to outdoor wedding venues. Such as small and picturesque barns to award-winning gardens. Hamilton can provide everything you need for an unforgettable wedding!

For New Zealander's getting married in the 'land of the long white cloud' it.s an easy process. to make it all official, and something which your celebrant can take care of for you. 

For those coming from abroad there are a few more steps involves. Don't worry though as compared to many European countries it is fine. Making it official in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand is a breeze! 

Like always for those up for the adventure of doing it legit - be well-prepared, do you research and have fun with it. We have created a step-by-step guide for foreigners choosing to marry to New Zealand

The Henley Hotel

The Henley Hotel is a luxurious wedding venue in the Waikato region. The Henley Hotel’s wedding venue is a mix of the beauty of nature with an opulent but closed environment. This manor-style hotel offers a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

Henley Hotel also has a charming chapel that can accommodate up to 100 guests. As well as 29 acres of maintained lawns for a larger wedding celebration (up to 250 guests). From beautiful lawns, magnificent interiors, and a seasoned chef. The Henley Hotel is one superb provider!

Note: The Henley Hotel is convenient with wedding packages. Such as exclusive use of their grounds + 13 bedrooms for you and your guests to stay in on-site after the wedding. 

The hotel also has a list of trusted vendors and suppliers. Who can help you with styling and provide a professional management staff. To help you visualise and plan your ideal wedding.

The Henley Hotel Hamilton Wedding Venue


Rosenvale is a suitable first choice wedding venue. A wedding venue with tranquil surroundings, lush gardens and superb hospitality

We offer a unique opportunity to hold your entire wedding on one site. You can spread over the expansive lawns or choose an intimate corner for your ceremony.

Enjoy the warm welcome and rustic charm of a country style wedding. Continue your special day by sitting down in our unique pavilion. Dine with your family and friends on your wedding day.

For small or large weddings up to 130 guests. The kitchen is available for self-catering or a caterer of your own choice.

Rosenvale Hamilton Wedding Venue

Waterlily Gardens

Waterlily Gardens is a private sanctuary is set in 15 acres for the perfect wedding. Enchanting gardens. serene lakes and lush native forest. 

The Waterlily Gardens will inspire you, and captivate your imagination. The perfect place to create incredible wedding memories

The Waterlily Gardens offers an unforgettable wedding journey. From the moment you first visit we aim to provide you with an experience second to none.

Our gardens provide many special areas for a picturesque wedding ceremony. Sublime photo backdrops to capture your special day. Wander the grounds, relax and take a moment to contemplate your big day. 

Celebrate your wedding day in style in the Garden Pavilion, a marquee on the lawn or under the open sky. Dance the wedding night away with your loved ones and make it a day they will remember.

The Olde Creamery

The Olde Creamery provides an intimate experience for your wedding guests. A unique setting for your unforgettable wedding day. We are a boutique Hamilton wedding venue hosting up to 60 guests.

The Olde Creamery is a historic 1892 building. Offering gorgeous gardens offer many delightful settings for your special wedding day.

They offer a complete wedding package so couples can marry. Have family and friends photographs with the bride and groom. All taken onsite and have their reception here also.

You and your guests may enjoy a High Tea wedding reception. All in our English Courtyard or a traditional buffet meal for an awesome experience.

The Olde Creamery Hamilton Wedding Venue

Zealong Tea Estate

Zealong Tea Estate grounds are stunning. With enchanting ceremony spaces and extraordinary wedding reception venue.

Located in the beautiful Waikato countryside minutes north of Hamilton. Zealong Tea Estate is the perfect wedding and reception venue. A wedding venue to capture all the romance and magic of your precious wedding.

Whether you are planning an intimate affair for your special day. Or for a large wedding celebration. The Zealong Tea Estate events team can help make your wedding ceremony unforgettable. Your wedding reception extraordinary. 

The Zealong Tea Estate provides a choice of enchanting venue spaces. They provide exclusive bridal party suites. All with access to the stunning tea estate grounds for unique wedding photos.

Experience the romantic garden ceremony. Where the bride and groom exchange vows under our enchanting pergola. All in front of seated guests with abundant standing room.

Take advantage of spectacular and unique photography opportunity. The Zealong Tea Estate’s 48 hectares of tea fields. These fields make for a picturesque wedding. Unique backdrops for your treasured wedding photos.

The Zealong Tea Hamilton Wedding Venue

Windy Ridge

Windy Ridge is the perfect place to say ‘I Do’. We offer a unique and personal wedding planning service. We are the experts at weddings.

At Windy Ridge we cater for all occasions from intimate to extravagant. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in fine food and wine. Or you wish to get together in a relaxed atmosphere. We have something to offer you.

The perfect Hamilton wedding venue for an intimate and romantic ceremony. Especially in our boutique Secret Garden. Or Cellar Courtyard followed by a reception in one of our well appointed reception room. Choose from The Secret Garden Room or The Cellar Room.

When you book with Windy Ridge we will appoint you your very own personal Wedding Planner. She will help you plan the timeline for the day. Help with other vendors (photographers, celebrants etc..) assist with the theme and decorating. This exclusive service is complimentary when you book with Windy Ridge.

With catering onsite, you can ensure your guests will be well fed and enjoy the day as much as you! Their kitchen staff led by Head Chef Harry. 

Will offer quality food that can suit your budget and tastes. We can cater for any dietary need and create something special on request. We offer buffet style, family buffet and alternate plate drop wedding options.

Our stocked bar features a range of New Zealand and imported beers, wines and spirits. Special requests are available and we do offer a BYO for table wine. Windy Ridge aims to offer you a completely stress-free wedding experience. 

Hamilton Gardens 

Hamilton Gardens is one of Hamilton's favourite wedding options. This wedding venue can accommodate up to 500 guests, which sounds flexible and fun. 

They would suggest to book at least six months in advance. The sooner the better to secure the date and wedding venue you want. Final guest numbers agreed at least two weeks prior.

When it comes to wedding catering and styling. They have a list of preferred suppliers for you to choose from. They also provide rental options for seating and other needs. Hamilton Gardens is an ideal place for small and large weddings.

There are many themed gardens to choose from. Whether it is your Italian Renaissance garden or a Chinese style garden. Each space creates a different atmosphere for your important days. 

They offer various wedding packages and allow public and private garden ceremonies. It depends on your personal wedding preferences. 

Its Chartwell seminar room can accommodate up to 85 people and expand from there. For a beautiful and reliable wedding venue, Hamilton Gardens is the best choice.

Hamilton City Gardens Wedding Venue

Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue

Coromandel Plateau is an intimate wedding venue. Located on Tairua Hill, a short drive from famous tourists spots like Whitianga and Hahei. You may also be familiar with Hot Water Beach and Cooks Beach.

With a backdrop of the most picturesque hills of the Coromandel Peninsula. Their bespoke wedding location boasts panoramic views. 

Views of the surrounding Whenuakite forest perfect for your special day. The azure blue ocean, and a direct view of the majestic Alderman Islands. This will be a wedding reception to remember.

The Coromandel Plateau provides the perfect blank canvas. A place for couples to create their unique wedding venue. 

Their versatile 2.5 acre grassy plateau offers two memorable chapels. It also offers reception spaces while still leaving ample room for outdoor seating. Also room for stages & games for groups large and small.

Bridal Parties at the Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue. They never have to venture far to find special locations to capture their memories of the day.

Our special onsite locations such as the famous Twin Kaori Grove. Also the stunning Sailors Grave Beach.  These are both within a 5 minute drive from the venue.

Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue

Plum Meadows

Plum Meadows was set up in the 1880's. Plum Meadows is a well kept top wedding scene secret. A wedding scene that brings provincial appeal like few others. 

This Waikato scene awaits your wedding. On the green fields of North Waikato's moving open country. All inclusive curious nursery, natural product plantation and rural outbuilding. 

Plum Meadows has a rundown of their favoured merchants. Wedding service providers to make arranging your big day. Your special day all the less complex.

Their wedding bundles incorporate entire day use. For stormy day alternatives. They have their characterful Carter's Barn to keep everybody dry on your special day. 

Plum Meadows has a prepared wedding organiser available. For your benefit. A wedding organiser who is certain to suggest the neighbourhood church. (The Waerenga War Memorial Church) for something exceptional.

Plum Meadows Hamilton Wedding Venue

Woodlands Estate

The Woodlands Estate wedding setting is breathtaking. The service is outstanding and the rates are value for money. The Woodlands Estate can accommodate small and large groups.

A variety of settings for any and all kinds of weddings you are looking to hold. We'll have an excellent solution for the bride and groom.

Our options include first of all, The Homesteads Kauri Room which affords dining up to 25 guests. Second to choose from is The Venue's Wisteria Room which caters for medium sized groups. Guests from 20 - 150 (options available for larger numbers)

Next we have the magnificent lawn areas such as Village Green, the Long lawn and The Oak's Glade.

Last but not least we have the Beautiful Gardens. A wedding to remember in September.

Willowbrook Park

Willowbrook Park is a beautiful country estate fabulous for weddings. In this Hamilton wedding venue, you can have your wedding anywhere. From their verdant grounds to their luxurious functions.

Willbrook Park is opulent, and timeless in beauty and is perfect for picture taking. When having your wedding at Willowbrook Park. 

You'll be spoilt for choice with groomed grounds and grand chandeliers. This Hamilton wedding venue is one of the best in the region. A wedding in Willbrook Park is a grand one!

Willowbrook Park Hamilton Wedding Venue

Cambridge Raceway

The Cambridge Raceway is the place to get lucky in more ways than one. Strike a winner with the love of your life at this unforgettable venue.

The Cambridge Raceway offers three packages from Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Do not let the different packages put you off as all packages provide for the perfect wedding.

The main difference will be the amount of guests that you are inviting to your wedding. The Bronze is best for 50 to 70 guests. The Silver for 60 to 150. With the Gold being for the larger weddings of 100 to 250 witnesses to your perfect victory.

They provide both air conditioning and heating to cover any season. They also provide wheelchair access for your guests convenience. 

Everyone is a winner when they select Cambridge Raceway. The perfect Hamilton Wedding Venue for your special day with family and friends.

Cambridge Raceway Hamilton Wedding Venue

The Narrows Landing

The Narrows Landing in Tamahere. Ten minutes from Hamilton. The Narrows Landing is a wedding venue for customised celebrations. 

Its spaces include The Pirongia Deck, The Narrows Lawn and The Conservatory. They can host more than 130 guests and provide a variety of packages to meet your important days.

Your special wedding event will include three-course meals for your family and friends. Your wedding party will experience the exclusive use of the wedding venue.

The Narrows Landing team always ensures a friendly event management team. Pre and post wedding overnight accommodation available.

Their menu covers all tastebuds, within a licensed venue. This capital of Waikato will also provide an extensive wine list. 

Narrows Landing is a comfortable and open space. Infused with rustic charm in an environment full of natural light. Making your wedding day memorable.

Tree Church

The Tree Church made of trees set in beautiful gardens in Ohaupo, New Zealand. This living chapel known as The TreeChurch is a perfect natural wedding venue.  

Blossom Adams shared her review stating "I could not recommend Tree Church enough! Not only is the venue spectacular but Bev and Chris who own it are amazing!"

She went on to say that "These 2 went above and beyond for our wedding. They were the little fairies in the background making it all perfect. Thank you so much Bev and Chris. Dan and I really appreciate everything you both did for us!"

You can't go past the Tree Church for a top wedding venue near Hamilton, New Zealand.

Woolshed Te Miro 

Te Miro Woolshed is an excellent location for small and intimate weddings. This wedding venue, located in the heart of Waikato and has a 100-year history as a working woolshed. Blessed with landscaped gardens, mature trees, and rustic stables. Te Miro Woolshed is best for vintage/rustic weddings.

Invite 80 people to your Te Miro Woolshed event! Your guests will love this fantastic wedding location. With old-world charm, character, and a relaxed atmosphere. A wedding in Te Miro Woolshed is always fantastic!

Vilagrad Winery

Do you love wine? What about one of the best wines for your wedding!

Vilagrad Winery is a Waikato-based winery. And has over 20 years of experience hosting special events. The Vilagrad Winery overlooks the city with its extensive vineyard. And serves a four-course Mediterranean-style buffet alongside their award-winning local wines.

This Hamilton wedding venue, framed by the countryside. And nestled on 20 acres of property. With peace and serenity set against the backdrop of Mt Pirongia. 

The Vilagrad Winery is a perfect Hamilton wedding venue. That makes your event memorable.

Woodside Estate

Woodside Estate spans Over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. A stunning spring fed lake, bush walks and waterfalls. A favourite for wedding photographers.

Picture your wedding guests in the restaurant with its magnificent wood cathedral ceilings. A huge wrap around deck, or in the rustic charm of the Lake House adorned with memorabilia from times past. 

Choosing whether you hold your ceremony on the beach at the lakeside. Or on the large lawn in front of the circa 1900 Raglan Tennis Pavilion. These are definitely tough decisions to make.

Try the lakes edge under a stand of Kahikatea trees or any where else on the estate. Woodside Estate is the most versatile and unique wedding venue in the Waikato. 

Combine all this with their expert staff including the in house Wedding Coordinator. They will help you create the wedding you have always dreamed of. They will do as much or as little as you want them to.

Woodside Estate is only 12 kms from Hamilton Central. 16 kms north of Cambridge. (They are 6 minutes from Hamilton Garden and 5 minutes from Waikato University)

You will find Waikato's hidden gem "Woodside Estate" 


Solscape is the perfect space for your dream wedding. Found between the famous Manu Bay and Ngarunui Beach. Solscape is at the foot of Mt Karioi.

Exchange vows whilst overlooking the Tasman Sea. Solscapes picturesque front lawn or venture into our native bush clearing. Right at the Tipi Forest to an enchanting quiet experience.

Invite you to decorate the venue and grounds of Solscape. Transform into your ideal wedding ceremony space with nature as your backdrop.

Solscape is an all-inclusive wedding venue offering accommodations, ceremony areas, reception dining. Their Terrace, catering and onsite activities as one bundled up. Select from beautiful packaged experience, for 1, 2 or more nights of stay.

Their ceremony areas and reception dining terrace are for up to 100 guests. Under special arrangement, including use of lawn area for up to 180 guests. 

During high season months (Mid-November to Mid-April). Their accommodations sleep up to 91 guests. Campsites are available for further guests. During low season their accommodation allows for 65 guests.

The Red Barn

Make all your rustic wedding dreams come true in The Red Barn. Built around the turn of the century, this site has an old-world charm. 

Invite up to 140 guests! Your guests will love this place! The Red Barn offers breathtaking views of the Hinuera Valley. And the tranquil Lake Karapiro. 

With emerald lawns and a fresh taking of floral air. The Red barn will make your guests want to take pictures!

Now that you have the top wedding venues in Hamilton, what are you waiting for? Go book your magical wedding! Mystery Creek events centre is an ideal venue with gardens a stunning spring.

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