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Perfectly Romantic

 

Auckland’s favourite wedding venue is ready to deliver you
the wedding of your dreams in a lake-side vineyard setting,
just 30 minutes from the CBD in Kumeu wine country.

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Your Vineyard Wedding Dream

From the vines to the lake and manicured grounds, Gracehill Vineyard Estate offers all the opportunities you want for a magical wedding ceremony and a treasure trove of photos to be cherished for a lifetime.

Originally a working vineyard, Gracehill became a wedding venue in the early 2000s, and hasn’t looked back since, becoming Auckland’s favourite place to marry.

“Making it to ‘happily ever after’ starts by choosing the right place to begin your journey.”

Couples who choose Gracehill, talk about the professional but friendly style of service and relaxing rural vibe.  It’s truly a place to get away from it all, just a 30 minute drive from town.  Now you can see what makes Gracehill so special, including the many wedding options from food, to the vineyard suite, styling, hire items and much more.

The venue caters for up to 100 people, with all food and drink provided by the venue kitchen and bar. There is no option for BYO drink or outside caterers.

So Much To Love

Couples visiting Gracehill talk a lot about the natural and man-made features that are the perfect backdrop for your wedding and the photos afterward. 

The extensive well-kept gardens, the famous gazebo, the historic homestead and the large private lake give so many choices.

To see why so many couples are choosing Gracehill, have a look through our gallery of photos and the many happy brides and grooms who’ve gone before you.

Flexible Packages

Whether you have 20 guests or 100, there’s a package to meet a wide spending range. Mix and match features, or you can pick one of our starter packs. Our team will guide you through the options. Before you know it your date will be set – no stress, no hassle.

Classic Wedding

You’re In control, Organising Your Day

  • Your Classic wedding comprises food + 5-7 hr house drinks package, and includes exclusive use of the venue, all seating and dining furniture, air-conditioning, tableware, staff, set-up and pack-down
  • The Vineyard Suite, flowers, styling, cake, hire items, DJ or band can be added
  • Ceremony and reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend depending on date

Want to be across every detail and organise your wedding entirely yourself, or with a planner. the Classic wedding is the option for you, including all the basics, with no surprises.

The Classic Plus

A Classic Wedding, Plus Venue Styling

  • Our most popular package – save time, worry and money, and give your wedding a coherent overall style
  • The styling package includes table & venue flowers, linen vases, signs, green wall, neon sign, arch & more
  • Ceremony & reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend + styling $2,000-$3000+

Working with our venue florist makes deciding on the floral styling for the day a breeze. There are a series of standard themes, including Boho Glam, Vintage-Rustic and Pop Art, or you can go for something totally different! The package also includes hire items such as a neon sign, vases, green wall & more.

Concierge Wedding

The Dream Wedding We Help Organise

  • Includes floral styling, food, drink, cake, plus celebrant and photographer chosen from our lists of trusted professionals
  • Bouquets, hire items, DJ or band can be added
  • Ceremony & reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend + styling, planning & vendors $4,000+

There’s no time or expense spared on this wedding that will be the envy of your friends – not the least because almost all you have to do is choose your menu, hire items, vendors and flower styles, then relax. Countless couples have loved the concept, and the reality even more. We help you choose what you want, then our team makes it happen.

Favourite Food

Choose from our menus that offer a range of price options and food styles, including some extra special items. All menus are complemented by a 7-hour or 5-hour drinks package of house still and sparkling wines, beers and non-alcoholic choices. Spirits can be added at an extra per-head price.

Plated Meals

The most popular option for wedding parties, plated meals are the elegant dining solution that delivers everything you might expect from a quality restaurant. Ask about our premium dining option for real foodies.

Family-style

A great way to cater to a wide variety of tastes and appetites, family-style dining serves sharing plates in the middle of the table. Guests love being able to help themselves without having to stand in a buffet line.

Buffet Service

Buffet meals are still a favourite for many, combining practicality with a little nostalgia. You can choose from a wide range of hot and cold dishes, including dessert offerings, with canapes or grazing table to start.

Canapes

What better way to start your dining experience than with a range of canapes! These are usually served in the golden hour straight after the ceremony and/or while the happy couple are off having their photos taken.

Over The Bar

Whatever sorts of drinks you and your guests would like, we can help. As well as the standard house wines and beers, you can add a premium wine list or request a particular label. Couple’s cocktails are a specialty.

Wedding Cake

Cutting the cake is an age-old tradition that completes your wedding. Our fabulous cake makers can create a one, two or even three-tier cake with a selection of flavours, decorated in the latest styles.

Upgrade Your Day

Make your special day even more special by choosing from a range of great add-ons – from a digital photobooth to giant love letters, the luxurious Vineyard Suite and more. Better still, get a bundle of our most popular extras for a discount price of $995.

Vineyard Suite

Get ready for your big day in our
luxury suite with pro makeup lighting 

Digital Photobooth

Have fun with your guests
capturing precious memories

Neon Signs

A special message in light –
Mr & Mrs, Till Death or Love Hearts

Giant Love Letters

All you need is love –
written with letters 1.5m tall

Magnum Party Package

Enjoy four fun extras for
just $995 – a saving of $300!

Live Streaming

TV-quality production
shot from multiple angles

“We both are still in awe at how amazing our day was. Thank you so so much for making it all happen for us and hosting an incredible day. Everyone has been raving about the food, the service and the gorgeous venue!”

Emily Hughes

Gracehill Bride 2022

“We’re still getting heaps of compliments from guests about the food, venue grounds and the staff too. You all are absolutely fantastic and really appreciate all you’ve done to bring our day together. Couldn’t have asked for better!”

Rachel Dinneen

Gracehill Bride 2022

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Questions & Answers

 

Q: How many people can we have at a pop-up wedding?
A: The minimum is 10 people, including the couple marrying. The maximum is 100.

Q: What times are the weddings?
A: At Tui Hills the start times are 1pm or 4pm, at Gracehill 10am or 1pm.

Q: What days/dates are available?
A: Most pop-ups are held between Sunday and Friday, with summer Saturdays available at an extra charge depending on availability.

Q: How does the pricing work?
A: Venue hire is $695 ($1,690 on summer Saturdays) plus $69 per person. Children aged 2-12 are half price, under two years free. The Celebration Package ($495), celebrant ($600) and photographer ($800-$1,000) are additional. You can also hire items in the Celebration Package individually.

Q: How do we choose what we want?
A: It’s easy. We send you an online proposal that includes menus, information about upsize choices, celebrants and photographers, and a link to book your pop-up wedding.  Most importantly, you get to choose combinations of items to get to the price that fits your budget.  The total cost calculates automatically. No surprises!

Q: Do we have to use your celebrant or photographer?
A: No. You can get a friend, relative or a professional not on our lists.

Q: Can I squeeze in a full reception in the time available?
A: The popup wedding format is aimed at delivering the most important parts of the day – the ceremony, photos at the venue and celebration drinks and canapes. It doesn’t allow time for extensive speeches, a full sit-down meal, bringing in a DJ or band, or elaborate performances.  If you’d like to extend the celebration we recommend an after party at your home or elsewhere.

Q: Can I extend the time on my pop-up wedding?
A: The time allocation is strictly 2.5 hours. That said, there are other similar, but longer wedding options available that might suit you. Just message us to find out more.