Menu & Beverages FAQs

Weddings

What if I have less guests than the minimum numbers?

We have hosted a number of weddings below the minimum numbers. However the minimum numbers do set the cost of your wedding. For example if you had below 70 guests for a Saturday in May 2019 the cost would be $11,830 for up to 70 guests (70 guests at $169pp) including your venue hire, meals & beverage package. Also consider some of our dates that have smaller minimum numbers.

How does children pricing work?

Children 0-5 are free and Children 5-13 are half price of per person cost of your selected day.

Do children count towards the minimum numbers?

Minimum guest numbers are based on the total number of adults attending. Children aged between 5-13 are equivalent to half an adult, therefore two children between this age count as one adult. Children under five do not count towards the minimum numbers.

What is the minimum & maximum capacity of the venue?

Our lowest minimum numbers are 55 guests for weekday weddings. The majority of our weddings are between 55-120 guests but can also accommodate weddings up to 300 guests using both our main reception room and indoor ceremony location which connects together.

Do you provide a ceremony only option?

Unfortunately we do not open for ceremonies only.

Do you provide chairs for the ceremony?

As a part of our inclusive wedding package, our white celebration chairs are provided for your ceremony. We ensure there is enough seating for all guests.

Do you provide a signing table?

Yes, our barrel waterfall and two kauri trees have beautiful stone signing tables nearby. We are also able to provide a signing barrel or table at any of our ceremony locations.

What if it is raining on the day?

Our covered courtyard area is perfect for a wet weather option. If you know it will be raining in advanced to your wedding day, you are welcome to change your ceremony location to the covered area a few days prior. Otherwise, if there is the chance of rain and you would like to go ahead with your outdoor ceremony, our experienced team of staff are able to set up your ceremony location on the day depending on the weather.

Do you provide microphones and music speakers?

Yes, we do have our portable speaker and microphone set available for your ceremony music, included in our wedding package. The set includes two hand-held microphones and an AUX cord to connect a phone, tablet or laptop. Our staff will set the system up, however you will need to allocate a guest to be in charge of playing the music.

Do you allow confetti to be thrown after the ceremony?

If you would like confetti to be thrown after your ceremony, we allow real rose petals or rice to be thrown at our outdoor ceremony locations only. We do not allow any artificial rose petals or material confetti.

Can we get ready onsite?

Unfortunately we don’t provide facilities for bridal parties to get ready onsite. However we do have a small bridal room which features a couch, dresser and small toilet for the bridal party to use throughout the night. It is a good space for storing bags and touching up hair and make-up.

Do you have a PA (sound system)?

Yes we do. We have garden speakers, surround speakers inside, speakers in our fireplace area plus dance floor speakers your DJ can plug into.

Do you have any dance lighting?

Yes we do. We have a number of great lighting features including our colour changing LED’s, mirror ball for your first dance, disco lighting and lazers.

Are the vines above the main dining area real?

Yes they are.

Do you have any wet weather photo options?

Yes, we have some great undercover options, however you can still usually have some opportunity to have photos taken under trees and capture those special moments. If you do get rained out you can come back the next day (by appointment) to take the photos you were missing.

Can we use the entire property?

Yes, we only book one wedding per day.

Corporate Events

What are your minimum numbers?

We can book groups as small as 10 into our combined Christmas and mid year parties, however to open a new date this is usually based on a minimum of 60 or more. For exclusive events the minimum numbers are usually larger.

Can we theme your venue?

Yes we can assist you with a theme or you can arrange the entertainment and theming yourselves.

Can small companies book into your events?

Yes, we have a range of dates that are opened for combined Christmas parties. For a date that is opened we can book a group in of 10 or more. Alternatively we can open a new date for a group of 60 or more.

Do you have an inside area for mingling?

Yes we do, you can mingle inside in front of the fire. Depending on the group size for our combined events you can hire this space exclusively for your dining.

Is the venue warm in winter?

Yes, we have plenty of heating. Our main dining area has air conditioning & gas heaters. Our mingling area has walls of double glazed glass and a huge stone fireplace.

Is your venue too hot in summer?

No, we have air-conditioning in our main dining area.

Can we still go outside at night?

Yes we have lighting in our gardens. You are still welcome to explore.

Do you open as a cafe?

No, sorry we only open for booked events. However during the lead up to Christmas we have a number of dates that are opened as combined Christmas afternoon function. That means that you can book a table of 10 or more.

Do you have any garden activities or games?

Yes, we have a number of petanque courts around the gardens and we also have giant jenga and croquet available on request.

Can we hire your venue exclusively?

Yes you can, however it does depend on the total guest numbers. We also have a private dining area you can hire just for your company for groups of 80.

Can we do a different theme to the ones you have listed on your site?

Yes, you are welcome to arrange other entertainment or themes to suit your requirements.

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