Honeymoon Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Vineyard Weddings in New Zealand

Mudbrick Vineyard provides an upscale New Zealand wedding experience. Their event team can help ensure the day runs smoothly by offering various services that can ensure everything goes to plan.

Darjon Vineyard offers a beautiful garden backdrop for celebrations with up to 120 guests or more, complete with various packages and an experienced wedding coordinator – just 15 minutes from Christchurch!

Tironui Farm

Seronera Country Garden Wedding Venue on New Zealand’s north coast is an idyllic country garden wedding location. Boasting winding rose tunnels and geometrically box hedged herb gardens, Seronera provides the ideal environment for you to exchange vows amongst nature. Additionally, their property boasts an elegant covered Pavillion as well as romantic garden space featuring Gothic style buildings – perfect for receptions! They even have their own preferred caterer who will customize a menu specifically to your taste and provide all catering equipment, crockery and cutlery when needed!

Tui Hills provides New Zealand farm-style wedding venues that exude rustic charm for your big day, offering charming spaces such as romantic native gardens, modern function centre and even their rustic Woolshed with warm pops of colour to give any special event an added charm. They take a hands-on approach when it comes to planning, taking care of everything from catering, music and photographers – and more besides.

Stonyridge Vineyard

Stonyridge Wines specialise in classic left-bank Bordeaux-style wines. Their 1987 Larose is widely considered to be New Zealand’s greatest ever wine produced.

After years spent sailing yachts in the Mediterranean and working at French and Californian wineries, Stephen White returned to Waiheke Island with an ambitious dream: creating world-class Bordeaux red blends. Five years later, Stonyridge’s classical left-bank flagship wine Larose put them on the map.

On this island, variations of the classic clapboard-and-corrugated bachelor shack, or “bach”, can be found everywhere – from two-room versions with peeling paint, authentic examples from local builders or six-bedroom extrapolations designed by world-class architects featuring heated swimming pools and temperature-controlled wine vaults – but regardless of size or style they still feel like archetypical vacation homes.

Cable Bay

Cable Bay is an idyllic retreat ideal for swimming, fishing and kayaking activities. At low tide it offers excellent rock pooling opportunities where starfish, sea slugs and crabs await discovery! Situated at the southern end of an artificial causeway connecting Pepin Island to mainland, Horoirangi Marine Reserve features reefs for snorkelling and diving; sea kayak trips ranging from half day tours around Pepin Island depart from this lovely bay.

Cable Bay Vineyards of Waiheke Island specialize in hand-crafted New Zealand wines with elegance and depth that are unique to their home region. Produced using fruit grown from small batch vineyards across two appellations (Waiheke and Marlborough), Cable Bay Vineyards offer visitors an unforgettable wine tasting experience, featuring vintage as well as single estate wines for tasting pleasure.

The Cable Bay Views can be found on Waiheke Island, just a short boat ride from Auckland. Their accommodation sits between two of Waiheke’s premier vineyards – Mudbrick and Cable Bay vineyards – offering restaurants, cellar door sales and wine tasting experiences on site.

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is an internationally acclaimed garden attraction and was recently recognized with the 2014 International Garden Tourism Award in Metz, France. Transformed from an unsightly trash dump during the 1960s into one of New Zealand’s top attractions, drawing over one million visitors per year – it truly deserves this recognition.

The gardens offer an engaging concept – they “tell the story of gardens”. There are five collections: Paradise, Productive, Fantasy, Cultivar and Landscape – to represent all aspects of gardening life. New spaces are constantly being created as new gardens come to life!

One of the attractions at Turtle Lake Gardens is Turtle Lake itself: an artificial lake featuring an artificial stage and walkway running above its waters, complete with an adjacent cafe providing coffee, food, and drinks. Furthermore, Waikato Institute of Technology Horticulture Education Centre allows students to study professional horticulture and landscape design courses as well as studying professional reconstructed Tudor garden, American Modernist garden reconstructed Tudor garden American Modernist garden Chinese Scholar’s Garden Japanese Garden of Contemplation Indian Char Bagh Garden precolonisation Maori Te Parapara Garden features can also be found within its walls.

Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill Vineyard in Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay, is renowned for producing outstanding wines. Owned and operated by the Weiss family, Elephant Hill also provides an intimate environment that nurtures souls; with an onsite restaurant and luxury accommodation options.

This spectacular winery produces bold, hand-selected reds and whites from their vineyards on Hawke’s Bay’s Pacific Ocean coast at Te Awanga. Blending tradition with innovation, their wines celebrate Hawke’s Bay’s distinct terroir.

Sustainable practices at Weiss Family Winery reflect their close ties with nature. A bioreactor recycles wastewater into clean drinking water; while wildflowers are planted to promote biodiversity.

Nicolle is one of the many talented staff members at Elephant Hill’s cellar door who welcome visitors as part of Mastercard’s Priceless Experience program. After 16 years bartending in Sydney, this winery’s restaurant manager and sommelier possess vast knowledge in terms of climate, viticulture and ageing effects on wine taste – as well as being adept in bartending techniques themselves!