Where are your ceremony locations?
We don’t have a dedicated location. The winery is situated on 80 acres, so you are welcome to choose your own special spot, otherwise we can point you in the direction of some areas we find work really well.

Do you do any set up for us?
All the tables and chairs will be set in a way that we/yourselves agree that works best for you, we can also set your name cards and menus on tables etc. We also have a list of optional styled extras (please ask if you may be interested in these) which we set for you. We do not supply any styling or decorations, but we work closely with several suppliers and can recommend these to you.

Can we do any set up the day before?
Most likely no, but there will be the odd wedding that can. It will depend if we have an event booked the day before. We would recommend organizing your suppliers for the morning of for an 9.00am start. Please ask for availability.

Do you have other tables & chairs?
No we don’t. These tables and chairs were specifically designed and made to fit with the theme of the barn. We are of course happy to get something different in for you, but this will be an extra cost to you.

Do you cloth the tables?
As a general rule no we don’t, but you are more than welcome to. Again, this is an extra cost to you.

What can we hang our decorations with?
You are able to hang anything you like from the metal cross beams in the barn. We recommend cable ties, chains or nylon. No 3M stickers, hooks or nails are permitted to hang decorations.

How long do we have the venue for and do we have the venue to ourselves?
You may start your pack in from 9.00am, 8hours of service is included in your venue hire, with a finishing time up till 12am. You have exclusive use of the barn and ceremony location. However there are areas of the property that are open to the public during the day and night for eg. the lawn bar and restaurant.

What kind of menus do you have and are they versatile?
Absolutely we offer a wide range of choices with a style that allows you to create your own bespoke menu. Our menu options include, grazing tables, seafood stations, taco stations, shared courses, walk and fork, buffets and set courses. We also offer wedding cakes and cheese wheel cakes from our inhouse pastry chef.

Can we BYO beverages?
Being a winery, the wines available are our Hunting Lodge brand. We generally suggest you select two whites, a rose and a red.  You are welcome to BYO one varietal of wine (most couples bring bubbles as we don’t currently produce one) which has a corkage of $25 per bottle. Our bar operates on a tab system. Please ask for our Events Beverage List

Do the menus suit all dietary requirements?
Yes we can cater for all dietary requirements (not lifestyle choices), as long as these are specified 2 weeks prior to your wedding.

Does the menu include cutlery, crockery and glassware?
Yes it will include your standard white crockery, glassware, napkin and silverware. We do have optional styled extras which include gold, black, brass or copper cutlery, and black plates etc. These are all an additional cost.

Will you be here on our wedding night?
Yes you will have a dedicated person on your wedding day. You will probably work with our team leading up to a couple of months before your function then a dedicated person will be assigned.

Do you have onsite photo locations?
Yes we do, which we are happy to drive you around on our golf carts and show you the most popular locations. We also stay with you until you are finished and provide you with a picnic and beverage hamper. We are not able to take photos in the winery itself.

Is there anything we need to let our Band or DJ know?
We have a inside/outside speaker system which includes a wireless mic. We do prefer they plug into our speakers, as we have a couple of council restrictions. At 10pm, we do require the music to be turned off outside and patrons to slowly move inside, by using our system we can easily do this. If you were wanting a band, they must have electric drums and not acoustic.

Can we pick up our things the next day?
If there is an event booked the next day, we do require you to pack out the night of your wedding or the following morning by 9.30am as the next event will be packing in early. If there is no event following your day, these can be picked up during the weekend or following business day.

Can we leave all our flowers and floristry if we don’t want them?
Unfortunately we don’t dispose of any floristry. Either yourselves or your florist needs to take these down and take home with you. If there is any floristry left behind, you may incur a disposing fee.

Do you provide any accommodation?
We don’t onsite, however we have a few recommendations.

Do you have any transport recommendations?
We can highly recommend Ritchies bus transport.

What is required to book and confirm a date? And are your prices GST inclusive?
We can pencil hold a booking for you, and to confirm we require a deposit. We ask that you electronically sign a terms and conditions contract. All our prices are GST inclusive

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The Hunting Lodge 
307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand

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