Posted 10/07/2021

Top Whangarei Wedding Venues New Zealand


Top Whangarei Wedding Venues New Zealand

Whangarei is a beautiful New Zealand city native to the arts. Adventure, culture, and nature. Weddings in Whangarei are a basin of love and forever. Couples who seal their kisses and dictate their wedding vows in this magical Kiwi city. 

Whangārei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. It is part of the Whangarei District, a local body created in 1989 from the former Whangarei City, Whangarei County and Hikurangi Town councils, to administer both the city proper and its hinterland. The city population was estimated to be 54,400 in June 2020, an increase from 47,000 in 2001.

We also have a more extensive list of other Top Northland Wedding Venues for those who would like a wider range of choices. Whangarei has an oceanic climate. Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows. Summer days occasionally exceed 30 °C, and there is plentiful rainfall spread relatively evenly throughout the year. Using the Trewartha classification Whangarei is firmly a maritime subtropical climate due to its absence of winter cold.

Lead a life of togetherness, communication, and lasting connection. Whangarei is also a relaxing place full of colonial architecture and modern landscaping. 

With tons of museums, art galleries, and shops. You and your spouse will love to explore the streets of Whangarei together. Here are some of the best, hand-picked locations to wed:

1. Whangarei Quarry Gardens

A wedding in the garden?

Yes, please! Whangarei Quarry Gardens is an oasis for your wedding day. With manicured gardens, a sun-filled veranda, and a dedicated events coordinator. 

Weddings in this Whangarei venue are like a fairytale. You can also choose from a distinctive couple of wedding packages. Whangarei Quarry Gardens offers services to cater to everything you need. Phe-hew, talk about convenience!


2. The James Homestead

The James Homestead is a fantastic venue for quiet, private events. Host your unique wedding in a tranquil garden. This Whangarei wedding venue also offers and accessibility. Have access to tasty home-cooked meals with The James Homestead's quality catering services. 

Their catering services use local grown ingredients. And fresh produce to maintain the utmost quality. The James Homestead also offers a unique experience with wine and canapés from their wine cellar. 


3. Wai Rua Escapes

Wai Rua is a destination for couples looking for a private, peaceful location close to the city. Celebrate your love and share your wedding in Wai Rua Escapes. 

Surround yourself and your partner in a tranquil lake. And enjoy your love under whispering native trees. It's a nature-filled escape! 

Wai Rua Escapes also offers a complete list of catering options. And a full-fledged staff service.

4. AbbeyBarn

A secluded and small-scale boutique wedding? Then AbbeyBarn is a perfect setting!

Abbey Barn, nestled in the calm countryside. And a short drive from Whangarei's lovely city and harbour. AbbeyBarn offers a quiet location to record those special memories. 

With plenty of free parking for guests and gardens for great romantic shoots. This Whangarei wedding venue is excellent for a marquee wedding!

Note: The venue is close to Abbey glow-worm caves. AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park, Parihaka Reserve, and Lookout. These locations are within walking distance. And are a perfect pre or post-wedding activity to enjoy with your partner and guests.

5. Parua Bay Cottage

A seaside wedding sounds perfect, right? If you're looking for the privacy of a secluded beach, you'll find Parua Bay Cottage ideal. 

The Parua Bay Cottage, built-in 1860. And, since then, preserved to maintain its ancient period charm. Weddings in this superb Whangarei wedding venue are bound to be beautiful. 

With scenic views, a gorgeous skyline, and the gentle breeze of ocean air. An escape to Parua Bay Cottage is bound to be a fantastic beach wedding.

Note: If you're headed to Whangarei, keep an eye out for signs to Whangarei Heads. Drive through Parua Bay Cottage. And continue through the town's main street, Parua Cemetery Road. 

The cottage is on your right if you're headed to the beach. Parua Bay Cottage is 2 hours and 30 minutes to Auckland from Whangarei Township.

Now that you know five superb locations, don't forget to call them! Trust us when we say that weddings in Whangarei are spectacular. 

It's always fun to enjoy your beautiful day with some of your family, friends, and loved ones. Once again, we wish you to have a beautiful and complete Whangarei wedding. Cheers!

If Whangarei wedding venues are not for you or it's your dream to get married in another region in New Zealand you may want to check out our other venue pages on the north island at Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Waiheke, Kapiti, Hamilton, Gisborne, Wellington, Northland, Taranaki, Manuwatu, Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

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

New Zealand Wedding Venues from Hawkes Bay to Bay of Islands from Bay of Plenty to the South Island intimate weddings are available for your special day. From St Pauls to Kauri Bay Boomrock and Liddington Gardens to Carrington estate, all of them are the perfect destination wedding.

Northland wedding venues like Zane Grey is the perfect place for wedding photos. Top of the line beautiful wedding venues with luxurious accommodation.

Whangarei was the most urbanised area in Northland towards the end of the 19th century, but grew slowly in the 20th century. The district slowly exhausted most of its natural resources but was sustained by agriculture, especially dairying. Shipping was the main transport link until the North Auckland railway line reached the town in 1925, and the road from Auckland was not suitable for travel in poor weather until 1934. These terrestrial travel routes forced a rapid decline in coastal shipping but stimulated Whangarei to become the service centre for Northland. The population was 14,000 in 1945, but grew rapidly in the 1960s, incorporating Kamo and other outlying areas. In 1964, Whangarei was declared a city. Its population the following year was 31,000.

Whangarei Railway Station in 2017



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