Posted 15/04/2021 in Category 1

Top Taranaki Wedding Venues


Top Taranaki Wedding Venues

Taranaki Wedding Venues NZ as well as New Plymouth Wedding Venues are all awesome venues and will provide your family and guests an unforgettable experience on your special day. However you may want to check out our other venue pages on the north island at Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Waiheke, Kapiti, Hamilton, Gisborne, Wellington, Northland, Auckland, Manuwatu, Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

Those looking to New Zealand's south island may check out our wedding venue listings at Dunedin, Wanaka, Queenstown, Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

From world-class venue hire at white cliffs to the asymmetrical volcanic peak. The region of Taranaki is one place to have a special day with or without a wedding! 

This nature-filled place offers gorgeous wedding reception venues to seal that unforgettable kiss. 

The Taranaki region is a beauty all year round!

Take time to enjoy the hill country in the East and the coastal terraces along the North and South. With historical churches and plenty of nature, Taranaki is a mecca for weddings!

If you are planning to take your New Zealand wedding to venues Taranaki, make sure to make it full of magic! Here are five superb Taranaki wedding venues near New Plymouth to consider before sealing that kiss.

Table of Contents:

  • Stratford Mountain House
  • Plymouth International
  • Okurukuru Winery
  • Taranaki Cathedral Church
  • Te Maru Farm
  • Waiongana Gardens
  • The Bungalow
  • Tairoa Lodge
  • The Milkshed
  • Regan House
  • The Devon Hotel
  • Lake Farm Garden
  • TSB Showplace
  • Gusto at Port Taranaki
  • Pukekura Function Centre
  • 487 Estate

Let’s start!

Stratford Mountain House

This mountain house situated on the Maunga Taranaki is an excellent venue!

Immerse in the culture and pride of the beautiful Mount Taranaki. Take as many as 90 guests to this beautiful location and enjoy your wedding reception with the beauty of nature.

See the grand alpine view and the magnificent Dawson Falls before your very own eyes. Take unforgettable pictures through the Goblin Forest, the alpine flora, and quaint birdlife.

A magical wedding at the heart of Mount Taranaki, yes, please!

Fun fact: It's for Charity!

Profits from The Mountain House are for the wellbeing of the Ngati Ruanui peoples.

Stratford Mountain House Taranaki Wedding Venues

Plymouth International

Your big day is going to be amazing at Plymouth International. Take the pressure off and let the experts create the wedding celebration of your dreams. Plymouth International has a dedicated events team that has years of experience holding fantastic weddings in all shapes, sizes and styles.

You only get married once, so you want them on your side as they understand all the tricks and traps and will navigate them on your behalf. Of course if you prefer to organise everything yourself that is also possible. From the grand ballroom to the poolside suite there are no poor options at Plymouth International.

When it comes to your wedding feast, the take their food seriously. They pride themselves with the highest quality food at an affordable price. With a great team of experienced chefs who have been catering weddings for over 10 years. There is a range to suit every budget and they even provide a children's menu for those aged under 12 years old.

Plymouth International Wedding Venue

The Vineyard Bistro at Okurukuru

Everything about the coastline, wine and dine, screams fine! Take your wedding to a whole new level of sea and greens. 

The view from the Okurukuru Winery stretches as far as the Tasmanian Sea. Be ready to take some outstanding photos along the vineyards! The winery also has a breathtaking panoramic view of Cape Egmont to New Plymouth.

This European-inspired bistro serves top-notch meals and can seat up to 250 people. The winery received the Taranaki Wedding Awards for Best Venue in 2018.

The Vineyard Bistro at Okurukuru

Taranaki Cathedral Church

Marriage in a church may not be as romantic as a cliff-top wedding. But, the Taranaki Cathedral Church is the source of culture and faith.

The Cathedral Church of St. Mary is an Anglican Communion parish church from 1842 to 2010. It is one of the earlier stone churches of New Zealand and is a historic venue.

This fine townscape is an attractive setting for weddings and the holy matrimonial. Take a spin at a traditional wedding in The Cathedral Church of St. Mary, I promise, you won’t regret it!


Te Maru Farm

Find the perfect Te Maru Farm on a divine Equestrian property at the striking West Coast of Taranaki! 

Have a rustic wedding in a massive barn and invite up to 180 loved ones. Dance, laugh, and wedlock in this beautiful wood-structured barn.

The Te Maru Farm, located at the end of Weld Road and bordered by the Taranaki Coastline and the Timaru Stream.

Te Maru Farm

Waiongana Garden

This 10-hectare green land is famous for colourful flowers and magical weddings. This garden is home to different species of zesty fruits, shrubs and exotic trees. It is also bound by the calm, Waiongana River. 

This glorious location is ideal for couples to finally seal that kiss and start a new chapter of life. Invite your friends and family to this fairy tale wedding! Enjoy the refreshing scent of fresh flowers in the famous Waiongana Garden.

Now that you know five wedding venues near Taranaki, explore the region after the wedding! Make sure to spend that romantic honeymoon under the Northern island of New Zealand.

Waiongana Garden

The Bungalow Coastal Retreat

The Bungalow is a perfect location for a coastal wedding. An awesome reception choice to have your wedding ceremony and say “I do” at the beach. If the beach isn't for you then try their lawn or event hall. The options are in abundance and yours to decide.

For a delicious lunch buffet or sit down dinner banquet, their purpose built event hall is well set-up to host your wedding guests and family. The paved concrete path extends the unforgettable outdoor area, with a scenic view of the courtyard and bay. This will provide your guests a feeling of matrimony and freshness with a seam-less view of the outdoors.

A wedding with picturesque Mt Taranaki, the sea and sunset views, options for a wedding ceremony and reception, The Bungalow offers the best wedding venue views of Mt Taranaki. With generous sized, lush green lawns, they have all the amenities you need for an exemplary beachfront wedding venue.The Bungalow Coastal Retreat Wedding Venue

Tairoa Lodge

Imagine your Taranaki wedding day set in the beautiful gardens of Tairoa Lodge, Hawera. Absolute spotless grounds for an all-inclusive wedding venue. Starting from your ceremony to the reception along with boutique accommodation for the bride and groom as well as, out-of-town wedding family guests.   

Taranaki Weddings New Zealand are their speciality at Tairoa Lodge and theywork with you to create a wonderful special wedding day. They can arrange all the special details, to ensure that your wedding day is stress-free and perfect in every way possible.

Your choice of a Tairoa Church Hall Wedding, Marquee Wedding or Kingfisher Cottage there are no bad choices. You can even organise your own "Out-Catered Wedding" with a catering team of experts at wedding and event planning, and will provide a full out-catered wedding menu, wait staff and bar staff.

The Milkshed

The Milkshed is a rustic old herringbone cowshed able to seat up to 80 wedding family and guests. Utilising locally sourced recycled native timber, all handmade tables to indoor/outdoor rustic bars.  A rusty corten steel feature wall, draped Hessian ceilings and festoon lighting, provides a very natural feel for your special day.

Situated on the Upper Pitone Road in an awesome alpine setting, you can find the world famous Milkshed Rustic Venue. With an embracing panoramic views of the coastline, Mt Taranaki, Kaitake and Pouakai Ranges. This hidden secret wedding venue in Taranaki has it all.

Regan House

It always a awesome pleasure when couples choose Regan House & Gardens for their wedding day. Regan House is an ideal venue for both small and intimate weddings of 100 or less family and wedding guests. Regan House offers a very special and unique setting, right in central Taranaki. 

They have a variety of options and opportunities for the perfect wedding ceremony on your special day. Regan House is able to host your Taranaki wedding ceremony in one of their garden rooms and the stunning greenery makes a perfect backdrop for wedding photography. 

They have facilities available if you would like for your family and wedding guests to mix and mingle over drink and nibbles afterwards. Regan House also has accommodation available, both for your local and international guests. They have an option for the bride and/or groom to stay the night before.

Regan House Taranaki Wedding Venue

The Devon Hotel

At The Devon Hotel New Plymouth, your wedding will capture the romance and beauty of the region with seamless transitions. From between indoor and outdoor spaces, these will create the right mood from when you welcome your family and wedding guests to celebrating your special day. 

Their in-house wedding planners can oversee every aspect of your special day and take care of all of the minor details, from dressing and theming, to suggestions on what food your guests prefer. Since it is a New Plymouth Wedding venue of course they will provide you with only the best wine selections and service.

With over 100 rooms they have a wide range of accommodation options available for both the bridal party and guests that are from both New Zealand or International. They offer discounted rates for the entire group so they won't spend a fortune to attend the day of your life.

The Devon Hotel Wedding Venue

Lake Farm Garden

The Lake Farm Garden is the perfect wedding venue for making your special day the best it can be. This hidden secret location is situated on a fully functioning dairy farm as well as a man-made hydro lake. Lake Farm Garden spans across several acres of countryside with gardens nestled amongst the landscape of Ratapiko. 

With historical significance, both the beautiful house and tennis courts were all built by the Wells family almost 100 years ago. The current owners bought the property 28 years ago and provided you with this unique opportunity to use one of their garden room for your wedding photography.

This backdrop will make for the most fabulous of wedding days for you and your wedding guests. A day they will never forget around the gardens and stunning views. Views that will provide for a romantic atmosphere which is the perfect choice for your special day.

Lake Farm Garden Wedding Venue

TSB Showplace

The TSB Showplace is actually the main theatre and conference venue in Taranaki. It is commonly used as a wedding venue by the discerned couples in the New Plymouth region. The complex has several venue options with a unique character. Fun fact is that it used to be known as the Opera House. 

Alexander Room is a perfect blank canvas for your themed wedding reception. It is perfectly located in the heart of New Plymouths performing arts and conferencing scene. It is also only walking distance to accommodation, bars and eateries. The iconic Coastal Walkway is just a quick dash away to grab some of those memorable wedding day photos.

TSB Showplace Wedding Venue

Gusto at Port Taranaki

Gusto at Port Taranaki is the most exclusive venue in Taranaki for a wedding venue. It can cater for 65~100 guests. They do provide very affordable wedding packages considering its location it still is quite affordable to the budget conscious couple.

The Gusto can cater for all kinds of music, their most popular being a solo or two-piece band. You may on the other hand prefer a Juke box or Disc Jockey. All you need to do is arrange this prior to the wedding day and you will have use of their music system for more personalise music. The photograph tells a thousand words.

Gusto at Port Taranaki Wedding Venue

Pukekura Function Centre

Your wedding will be a winner at the Pukekura Function Centre. Located on the New Plymouth Raceway which is nestled amidst 53 acres of manicured grounds, bordering New Plymouth's stunning Pukekura Park. They have wedding packages that are designed to make your wedding day special. 

The venue is suited for small wedding up to 50 guests where they provide a full wedding ceremony and reception setup. All of your family and wedding guests will receive a beverage on arrival and a delicious dinner. Everyone goes home a winner at Pukekura Function Centre.

Pukekura Function Centre Wedding Venue 

487 Estate

Weddings at 487 Estate would have to be one of the most delightful spots to tie the knot. They have a seperate Cafe building which has plenty of seating space. Seating space both inside and outside, including the grassed area to host your perfect wedding from.

There is enough space to erect a Marquee so that your family and wedding guests can dance the night away. This is an ideal place to make your wedding day special, relaxed and fun. It's perfectly positioned in rural Taranaki which makes it a destination venue with no concerns or neighbours. We promise it’s worth it. 

487 Estate Wedding Venue Taranaki



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