The Colour of Love
Enjoy a perfect summers day as the sun sets over the distant city when you marry in this gorgeous rural setting in Riverhead near Auckland.
If any venue perfectly lives up to its name, it must be Lavender Hill. Every December and January its slopes are alive with the purple and blue flowers. Imagine them as a backdrop.
Now a member of the Tui Hills Group of wedding venues, Lavender Hill hosts marquee weddings each summer, starting in October this year.
That Country Feeling
Catering for up to 60 guests, you can feel the country vibe on this rural lifestyle block with lavender, olive trees, sheep and alpacas. Dine outdoors or in our clear-sided marquee. Enjoy the views back towards the city as the sun sets.
The whole venue is exclusively yours, and the wedding party enjoys accommodation for the nights before and after the big day.
Dining at Lavender Hill showcases the best of fresh local ingredients, with a contemporary New Zealand style and plenty of choices – all created by the dedicated team from Free Range Chef, lead by the Chef himself Stephen Weeks.
Enjoy a three-course meal starting with a selection of canapes, then shared plates of your choice such as slow-cooked lamb shoulder, roasted free-range chicken and much more, finished off with dessert. Or sit down to a gourmet BBQ meal in one of two styles. Tapas-style dishes can be enjoyed at the table in a formal setting, or as walk-and-fork dishes allowing you to mix and mingle. You can also choose from a range of grazing tables, both savoury and sweet, so guests can snack into the evening. And, you can enjoy an incredible cake baked by Jackie King of Ponsonby’s Cake & Co.
The drinks list is headed by two of the world’s great champagnes, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon, and features three spirits distilled on the property – Lavender Gin, Safron Gin and Limoncello.
The Lavender Bar also offers a wide range of Soho and local Westbrook wines, party favourites such as Heineken and Corona, plus craft beer from Cassels & Sons and a range of spirits.
The Classic Wedding
This is going to be the biggest day of your life, and you want to be across all the details – seating, catering, guest lists, table centrepieces, the music and more.
Lavender Hill is the perfect backdrop for an event that you and/or your wedding planner will choreograph to be a unique experience.
Use of Lavender Hill’s’ caterer and bar is part of the package. The menu can be chosen from ones already prepared for the venue, or you can work with Chef Stephen Weeks to create your own.
You decide on all other suppliers, whether they’re recommended by us or come from further afield, including family and friends.
The Classic Plus
We organise the tables, seating and tableware. Our florist looks after the venue flowers according to the style you select. That leaves you to choose the menu from Free Range Chef and select and organise the rest of the suppliers.
Planning your wedding can take just a few days with the Concierge package. We do most of the organising while you choose the celebrant, photographer, cake, music and bridal flowers from lists of recommended suppliers. Best of all, you have minimal stress and can concentrate on looking forward to your big day.
Our Promise: No Hidden Costs
When booking a venue you need to know what you’re getting for your money.
That means no hidden charges for things you’d expect to be included.
At Lavender Hill we create a detailed proposal listing all the options, with pictures.
You’ll walk away with an estimated price within your spending range and a full understanding of what that includes.
Each wedding package includes two nights accommodation (4 double bedrooms) for the wedding party.
All food and drink (except wedding cake) is provided by Free Range Chef and the Lavender Bar. No BYO.
On August 19, 2013 the Marriage Amendment Act made it possible for New Zealanders to marry regardless of sexual orientation. It’s a date to be celebrated.
We look forward to seeing many same-sex couples marrying at Lavender Hill in the coming years.
Photo: Lavender Hill celebrant Jacqui Nairn with Beau and Anton. Photography by Chasewild.
11 Beacon Road
Weddings and Events
11 Beacon Road