Invite nature into the heart of your special day

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Whether you’re searching for that picturesque backdrop for your outdoor ceremony, or a day-night venue where you can celebrate with family and friends, Ngā Manu offers an idyllic wetland and forest setting. With 14 hectares of nature reserve to explore, photo opportunities are endless.

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“ We couldn’t have chosen a better location for our wedding – Ngā Manu is just beautiful. The team at Ngā Manu were amazing and incredibly accommodating with all the choices we made for our big day. Our guests had a blast and we are still getting comments about the location several years later.” Craig and Tracey Deverall

We offer Robin’s Nest for gatherings of up to 90 people. This beautiful space provides year-round options – in summer, wonderful indoor-outdoor flow allows your guests access to a large deck and lawn; in the cooler months, stay warm inside while enjoying the wetland view.

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Robin’s Nest has ramp access from a private carpark which can be used by guests and caterers. the building is equipped with a servery and sink area. Alcohol may be consumed on the premises but Ngā Manu Trust does not possess a license to sell or supply alcohol. Toilet facilities with wheelchair access are via a short covered walkway.

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We can recommend experienced local wedding services, celebrants and caterers to tailor your unique day or you may prefer to make your own arrangements. The food featured in the photography is by local catering firm Party Perfect Catering

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Theo’s Cottage, which is adjacent to Robin’s Nest, may be hired as a dressing room, a place for the children in your bridal party to find sanctuary or it could provide convenient, overnight accommodation for up to 4 people.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements or call us on 04 293 4131 and ask for Sarah to make an appointment to view our facilities.

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The photography of Astrid and Tom‘s wedding featured on this page is by local Photographer Patina Photography .