The location for a wedding is always chosen carefully – it has to be unique and a place to make dreams come true. Waiheke Island is a paradise and not only does it have the beautiful beaches and vineyards we all know and love, it also has private and luxurious sanctuaries on offer.
Luxury resorts of 5 star quality that have wowed our wedding couples and created stunning memories which we would like to share. Both Blair and Lauretta have been lucky to be invited to join couples on their special day in these breathtaking places. So if you are coming to Waiheke be it to get married, honeymoon or just a romantic escape here are Shine Studios top four Waiheke luxury wedding and accommodation venues.
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant
A very special Waiheke destination is Mudbrick vineyard and Restaurant.
It holds an International reputation for both its food, wine and indeed its environment. Mudbrick oozes loveliness from its potager gardens filled with lavender and flowers to its stunning backdrop of vineyards and the Hauraki Gulf. Its buildings that are handhewn mudbrick bearing a timeless quality enriching your experience, this is before you have tried their wine that has earnt the owners Robyn and Nick Jones golden accolades. Mudbrick is a place that can transport you into another world.
For anyone considering choosing a wedding venue Mudbrick offers first class service and also has a wedding coordinator to assist through the planning. The wedding dinner itself will be cooked by acclaimed chefs. Guests will have the most spectacular views throughout the wedding dinner overlooking Waihekes rolling vineyards and Aucklands Hauraki gulf. The restaurant rooftop can open to the stars and french doors that peel completely back. A 1.5 metre parisian vintage chandeilier is suspended over the dance floor with its own open fireplace.
The seasonality of the vineyard makes a stunning backdrop for photographs. The new bud in spring, lush green foliage in summer and bright red and orange leaves around May.
Accommodation is also on offer with mudbrick a stunning beachhouse which can cater for up to ten guests just 2 minutes away from Mudbrick. It can be the ideal place to prepare for the wedding itself. The other option is the owners retreat a bach set further away on the island for a more secluded escape.
This collection of images show the romance of both the couple and the location, a gorgeous setting to create this new life together. As you can see from the image Mudbrick’s vineyards provided the perfect backdrop and really illustrates how personal, intimate and gorgeous weddings can be at Mudbrick creating lasting memories for all.
More Mudbrick weddings can be found here,
This entry is part of a series on Waiheke’s Top Luxury Wedding Venues, watch out for more in the coming weeks.