Say ‘I Do’ at Auckland’s most versatile, accommodating and affordable wedding venue. We know the stigma all too well, surrounding the costs of the most exciting day of your life. So let us put you at ease, by offering the most affordable packages across Auckland. Not only will you save money by choosing our venue, you’ll get to spend your wedding day amongst sprawling vineyards, manicured lawns, private lakes and delicious food.
Budget Wedding Packages
$99 Winter Special Package includes:
Currently offering adult winter special package between June and September 2020.
• Venue Hire
• Fairy Curtain and Dance Floor Fairy Lights
• 3 Course Winter Plated Menu
• 4 Canapés per person
• $20 per Adult Guest to the Bar Tab
• Use of the on-site Bridal Room
• Use of the outdoor and indoor ceremony areas, sound systems and microphones
• All Table Cloths, Napkins, Cutlery, Glasses, Chefs, and Wait Staff
• Up to 7 hours of service from your guest arrival time until guest departure time.
Ideas to Save on Your Big Day
#1 Avoid the high season by booking a wedding between May and October.
We offer reduced prices for off peak wedding season. Often the weather, although cooler, is preferred by many guests. Not to mention overseas guests can make a holiday of this beautiful country !
#2. Avoid getting married on a Saturday.
Saturdays are prime wedding real estate, and are usually booked far in advance at higher prices. Often your guests are more than happy to get work off for your wedding. If so, then it’s worth considering Friday, Sunday or even a mid-week wedding for the ultimate savings.
#3. Ditch paper invites and do it all online.
Having invites designed and sent can be more of a pain than it’s worth. There are a bunch of cheap and free online websites that manage and send digital ‘save-the-dates’. Many of them also handle the RSVP, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
#4. Avoid venues that only supply the ‘space’.
Often, venue prices will sound a little too good to be true, because they simply offer the venue space. They won’t provide furniture, seating, speakers, microphone systems or general services. At Gracehill, we provide all of these, meaning there is less to worry about, and less to pay for.
$5. Pick what is most important for you and your spouse, and scale back on everything else.
If you don’t really care about flowers or decorations and just want to splurge on the food, then minimise table decorations and cut out flower bouquets. If you want a killer dance floor but don’t need a million photos, then just hire a photographer for half a day, and hire a DJ instead. There is no ‘correct’ way to do a wedding, so pick what you want and we’ll make it happen. Affordably.
#6. Check out our popup wedding packages if you’re looking for affordable, half-day wedding packages for a fraction of the cost.
Weddings at a Budget FAQ
Can we supply our celebrant and wedding photographer?
Yes, of course. If you already have someone in mind, they are more than welcome to officiate or photograph your wedding day.
Can we supply our own music?
Yes. Hiring a DJ can be an unneeded expense. So if you would prefer to just plug in your device and play music from there, we can arrange that free of charge.
Does the drink package run out?
No, our drinks package is all inclusive (excluding spirits) and will span over the entire two hours after your wedding ceremony.
Is there anything else we can remove to reduce the cost of our wedding?
Floral arrangements and bouquets are nice to add that personal touch of colour to your wedding day, although this is completely optional.