Something Old – Something New
Tui Hills is renovated and reborn as one of Auckland’s most iconic weddings venues.
“You’ve changed all the things that needed to be changed, and kept all the things that were worth keeping.” That was the reaction of a groom who visited Tui Hills for the first time after attending several weddings at the location years before.
For the best part of two decades, the site of Tui Hills was a well-loved venue where thousands of couples married. In 2018, management problems lead to the old Cassels going into liquidation, and for several months the building and grounds lay unused. But in February 2019 the property was bought by Aucklanders Ruth Carpenter and Kevin Townsend who had already started the pop-up wedding business, Simply Wed.
In the months that followed the grounds were replanted, walls were painted, outdoor paths concreted with exposed aggregate, and bar facilities and other areas were modernised while keeping the property’s considerable charm. European styling gave way to a fresh look celebrating the location and the New Zealand style. New caterers, with a reputation for flair, came on board, plus top celebrants, photographers and more. Today it is delivering luxury weddings at an affordable range of prices.
A Member of the Tui Hills Group
Weddings and Events
1012 Scenic Drive North