Get Away From It All
Nestled in the bush-covered Waitakere Ranges, Tui Hills offers a native garden setting where you and your guests feel a million miles from anywhere, but only 30 minutes drive from central Auckland.
While a wedding lasts a day, the memories last a lifetime. Our experienced team sees their task as helping couples make those memories by allowing them to focus on their friends and family. The beauty and seclusion of the venue adds to that experience, making the day special – your day.
By the time the ceremony, reception and dancing are over, expect to feel the happiness of knowing your special day lived up to expectations – a joyful ceremony, the taste experience of food and drink fit for any top restaurant, tired feet from dancing the night away to great music, and the knowledge that every important detail from centrepieces to lighting was taken care of by our friendly staff.
Gallery images by Nicola Topping, Emma Keirle, Craig Shearer and Lionel Tan
Your Garden Wedding
Catering for up to 120 guests, there are three ceremony areas as well as outdoor and indoor options for the reception.
You can marry in the secluded Kowhai Glade where ferns cast their distinctive shade on the lawn. The Nikau Pavilion, with its huge canopy, is the perfect setting for summer outdoor receptions or an outdoor ceremony in inclement weather. The indoor option is the sumptuous Nectar Room with bar and dance area.
Weddings typically start at 3pm, going through to midnight and the whole venue is exclusively yours for the day.
The Kowhai Glade
The Nikau Pavilion
The Nectar Room
You’re In Charge
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.
Tui Hills is the perfect backdrop for an event that you and/or your wedding planner will choreograph to be a unique experience with the assistance of our team.
The Concierge Wedding
Our staff and stylists organise the venue, leaving you to enjoy the fun stuff. This covers catering and drinks, tables, seating and floral decoration.
Concierge Plus adds celebrant, photography, cake, music and bridal flowers – reducing stress even further. We do it all!
Or a 6-Hr Luxury Pop-up
Want a stress-free wedding at an extra-affordable cost, including the celebrant, catering, cake, flowers and photography?
You can, while hardly lifting a finger, from just $10,995. Hosted every second Friday each summer, in conjunction with the team at Simply Wed.
Photography by Nicola Topping, Bridal Gown by Vinka Design, Groom’s clothing by Barkers, flowers by Go Wedding Flowers, props by Click For Hire
Food + Drink
Dining at Tui Hills showcases the best of fresh local ingredients, with a contemporary New Zealand style and plenty of choices – all created by the dedicated team from the Free Range Chef, lead by the Chef himself Stephen Weeks.
Enjoy a selection of canapes, then shared plates of slow-cooked lamb shoulder, Asian oranged-spice pork, roasted free-range chicken and much more, served at the table family-style. Or choose from a range of grazing themes such as Mediterranean Mezze, Classic Kiwi Grazer, All American and Decadent Desserts.
For an ultra-social form of dining, canapes can be teamed with substantial “walk and fork” dishes that can be eaten sitting down or standing up.
Eating outside under the cover of the Nikau Pavilion, or inside, a gourmet barbeque in true Kiwi style is another great option.
All dietary needs are catered for. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options come as standard. Other specific requirements can be accommodated on request.
The drinks list at Tui Hills is headed by two of the world’s great champagnes, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon.
The Nectar Room bar also offers a wide range of Soho and local West Brook wines, plus draught lager on tap, craft beer from Cassels & Sons and a full range of spirits. That includes Lavender-infused gin from Riverhead’s Lavender Hill. Refreshments can be paid for with a drinks package and/or on consumption, all at affordable prices.
A New Vision
Tui Hills is open after undergoing major refurbishment. You can register for
One of Auckland’s most popular wedding venues under a previous name, Tui Hills has built on that history and the natural beauty of
of its Scenic Drive location by regenerating the gardens and refurbishing and updating all facilities.
A contemporary look with warmth and personality has been created, with matching style and standard of cuisine.
With a team of seasoned professionals from front-of-house to the back office, wedding couples and their guests can now enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Photograph by Owen Allison
The Tui Hills team (L to R) James Colebourne – Hospitality Manager, Louise Ngaei – Wedding coordinator, Ruth Carpenter and Kevin Townsend – Directors
1012 Scenic Drive North
See how things changed and improved at Tui Hills during its refurbishment in the months before opening in June 2019.
The Nikau Pavilion, with its new polished concrete floor, is perhaps the most versatile space at Tui Hills.read more
Landscapers are putting in the last touches to make this garden venue stand out with splashes of colourread more
Huge progress on the centrepiece Nikau Pavilion, with grinders revealing the aggregate floor.read more
A big transformation at Tui Hills this past week as the new exposed-aggregate concrete paths were laid.read more
The Easter break saw the creation of a hanging garden across the entire width of the Nectar Room.read more
Sound-proofing acoustic panels and air conditioning make the dance floor the place to be.read more
Out with the old and in with the new. Concreters are on the job this week re-laying old and adding new.read more
Screening out the rest of the world with new tree planting is adding to the feeling of privacy at Tui Hills.read more
Turning Tui Hills into a top class venue starts with making the most of its extensive native gardens…read more