For a truly unique wedding, Wildernest offer exceptional glamping set amidst New Zealand’s gorgeous native bush, family farms and secluded coastal sites. With 10 years of experience producing events in remote locations and all kinds of weather, Wildernest will help you plan and execute an unforgettable wedding weekend like you and your guests have never seen.
Ideal for couples wanting a luxury festival atmosphere, this is no regular camping; Wildernest Weddings can create a customised glamping village complete with ensuites, lounge and dining areas and carpeted floors. Sleep off the celebrations on inner sprung mattresses knowing they’ve supplied everything you need, including slippers and toiletries! It's the ultimate way to enjoy your wedding weekend surrounded by friends, family and a glorious natural setting.
Wildernest welcomes small or large weddings, with 100 elegant bell tents ready to treat you and up to 200 guests to a magical experience.
Distance from Auckland: Varies depending on your chosen location, but Alpha Shuttles will transport you and your guests in comfort and style.
Kauri Bay Boomrock is the crème de la crème of luxury outdoor wedding venues near Auckland. Say your ‘I Do’s’ in front of rolling hills and the glistening Hauraki Gulf, before being guided to several secluded spots around the property for perfect wedding photos.
We especially love the light-hearted activities Kauri Bay Boomrock offers guests while you’re off capturing special moments on film – no one is forgotten, and it’s just one of the many extra touches this spectacular wedding venue provides.
With breathtaking coastal views Kauri Bay Boomrock has a reputation for excellence. Their dedicated wedding team are masters at making your rural wedding vision a reality, whether your style is rustic luxe or editorial elegance. From bespoke menus of delicious New Zealand cuisine to entertainment and flowers every detail is taken care of, ensuring a stress-free experience so you can focus on what really matters.
This private 500-acre Clevedon property offers two versatile venues, The Bunkers and The Lodge, and can welcome 10-250 guests.
Distance from Auckland: 45 minutes
Simple and sweet, Boutique Barn is a charming wedding venue full of character. The beautifully aged red barns with warm kauri floors and sparkling chandeliers are furnished with vintage and rustic details, perfect for bohemian inspired weddings. Calm rural surroundings (including some stunning foliage for autumn weddings) and the small but dedicated team will have you feeling a million miles away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
What sets the Boutique Barn apart from other outdoor wedding venues in Auckland is their focus on intimate weddings. They’re the elopement specialists, offering couples seeking a romantic escape tailor-made elopement packages and onsite accommodation built for two.
If you’d like to celebrate with close family and friends, the Boutique Barn can host up to 50 guests. While all catering is handled offsite, they can recommend a variety of trusted catering companies and food trucks.
The Boutique Barn also offers a catalogue of rustic and vintage props, glassware and furniture for hire, as well as a travelling boutique bar in a retro caravan.
Distance from Auckland: 45 minutes
On the rolling hills near Kumeu, Grace Hill is one of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in Auckland, and for good reason. Imagine walking down the bridal path to the famous lakeside gazebo, gazing at your soon-to-be spouse as friends and family turn to see you. What a dreamy moment.
Grace Hill is a classic, timeless wedding venue, with extensive grounds presenting photography spots for every aesthetic. Explore romantic gardens, a rustic swing chair, elegant gazebo, and a boardwalk over the lake.
We know planning a wedding can be a lot of work, so we love how Grace Hill's three wedding packages offer differing levels of involvement for couples planning their special day. Choose a simple package and add-on venue styling, menu changes, flowers and cakes as desired, or leave it with the expert team who can arrange everything from the celebrant to the Dj and photographer from their trusted contacts. Whichever package you choose, traveling to and from the vineyard in our luxury transport will guarantee you and your bridal party arrive comfortably, stress free.
Distance from Auckland: 30 minutes
Another gorgeous Kumeu venue, Markovina Vineyard Estate is purpose-built for weddings—and it shows! There are an incredible nine different ceremony settings on the 10-hectare estate and dozens of photo opportunities too. Get snapped among the vines, frolic in the whimsical hayfield or swing peacefully together among the chestnut trees. If you simply can’t decide which beautiful backdrop you prefer, Markovina Estate is the Auckland outdoor wedding venue for you!
As a specialist venue, Markovina Estate does weddings very well. They have all bases covered, from a gorgeous wet-weather option to relationships with all manner of suppliers: florists, celebrants, cake-makers, photographers, videographers, musicians and more! As far as the all-important catering goes, there are three different catering styles available: social sharing platters, a bountiful buffet, or a more formal plated meal.
One thing we love about Markovina is that their weddings experience truly shows. They have an abundance of energy, ideas and inspiration, making it easy for you to start planning your special day.
Distance from Auckland: 25 minutes
Tu Ngutu Villa is a glorious countryside estate bordering the Mahurangi Regional Park in the upper Hauraki Gulf. If you’re picturing your upcoming nuptials framed by vast, elevated ocean views, Tu Ngutu Villa is an outdoor wedding venue in Auckland well worth a look!
Surrounded by three beautiful beaches, Tu Ngutu offers not only a breathtaking wedding space but exclusive luxury accommodation too. Reside at the villa with your bridal party or your partner and enjoy long days relaxing by the pool, dining el fresco or simply gathering beside the outdoor fireplace with your beverage of choice in hand.
Also within easy access of the villa are vineyards, restaurants, golf courses and spas. And for the adventurers, opportunities for boating, hiking, fishing, snorkelling, quad-biking, paddleboarding, horse-riding and more! Tu Ngutu is unique in that you can have your wedding here but also your honeymoon too—removing any travel woes and ensuring you can truly unwind and enjoy one of life’s most special moments.
Distance from Auckland: 45 minutes.
These outdoor wedding venues are more than stunning ceremony and reception spaces, they’re caring, enthusiastic teams who love their guests as much as we do. Each of these Auckland wedding venues offers something unique – intimate elopements, luxury glamping, classic elegance or rolling hills and ocean views.
Large or small, boho chic or modern and sophisticated, these fantastic outdoor wedding venues provide the impeccable service, expert teams and captivating scenery to bring your dream wedding to life. Once you’ve settled on a venue, get in touch with Alpha Shuttles; our experienced chauffeurs and luxury fleet will get you to the church on time.
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We’re very lucky here in Auckland to have some of New Zealand’s best luxury lodges within easy driving distance of the city. So, if you’re dreaming of a post-lockdown escape to somewhere peaceful, somewhere unique, or somewhere with simply jaw-dropping views, there are plenty of amazing options nearby for you to consider. Start dreaming and planning – Alpha Shuttles can whisk you away in style to any of these six New Zealand’s luxury escapes where cocktails, sunsets and memories await.