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It's Time

 

No need to wait for your dream wedding. We have two great
venues ready to host your ceremony and reception over
two and a half hours at a very affordable price.

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Celebrate in Affordable Style

A romantic wedding without the expense and stress of a big-production event – pop-up weddings are the ideal way to celebrate marrying the one you love. 

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Experience the thrill of walking down the aisle in front of friends and family to marry in front of family and friends before enjoying a selection of canapes and drinks – all in two and a half hours.

There’s no need to skimp on guests, food, fun or photography. We can organise it all, including a celebrant.  Prices for venue hire, food and drink start from from just $1,385 for 10 people.

All you have to do is decide on the package you want and turn up on the day looking fabulous!

Gracehill Vineyard Estate

Marrying next to a lake on manicured grounds, with grapevines in the background is a dream come true for many couples, and it can be for you at the elegant Gracehill near Kumeu.

It’s little wonder it’s known as Auckland’s favourite venue. Gracehill has hosted weddings since the beginning of the century, building a reputation for quality service at a reasonable cost.

Not that you’ll be thinking about that during your ceremony at the pagoda or on the lawn, or while having photos taken amongst the vines, beside the lake or on the bridge over the stream.

 

Tui Hills

Get your slice of heaven at this enchanting venue nestled in the bush of the Waitakere Ranges. You’ll feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Auckland which is just 30 minutes away.

Fully renovated in 2019, Tui Hills brings together fresh, modern facilities with character and charm of the original venue hall. The native garden theme throughout will give your wedding a uniquely kiwi feel.

Whether you’re marrying in the secluded Kowhai Glade with its famous rotunda, or enjoying canapes and bubbles in the shade of the Nikau Pavilion, you and your guests will love being at Tui Hills.

 

Flexible Packages

Whether you have 10 guests or 100, there’s a package to meet a wide spending range. Mix and match features, or you can pick one of our starter packs. Our team will guide you through the options. Before you know it your date will be set – no stress, no hassle.

Ceremony & Canapes

Hire the venue and enjoy canapes and drinks after the ceremony.

From $1,385

The Big Celebration

Venue, canapes, drinks, cake plus our celebration pack of goodies – see below.

From $2,075

Summer Saturday

Everything in the Ceremony & Canapes pack on a premium summer Saturday.

From $2,380

Your Everything

The Big Celebration package, plus your choice of celebrant and photographer.

From $3,475

Nibbles and Bubbles

Our pop-up weddings are much more than just the ceremony. After the photos, there’ll be time to celebrate with your friends and family over canapes and drinks served by our team while music plays in the background – perfect to relax and enjoy the day.

Canapes

Pick a range of hot and cold canapes that will complement the selection of house wines and beers. Each venue offers a range of familiar favourites and gourmet delights that will keep everyone happy.

Bubbles

After your ceremony, drinks from the house list are available from a pouring station or the bar.  The two-hour package includes prosecco or local bubbles, still wines and beers with soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee.

Cake

Cutting the cake is an age-old tradition that completes your wedding. The fabulous Lemon Tree Kitchen can create a one or two-tier cake with a selection of flavours, decorated with gorgeous flowers.

Upsize the Celebration

Here’s how you can make your big day even bigger. We can arrange bouquets and buttonholes from our venue florist. You can also add from a range of choices below. Better still, get all the extras listed for a discount price of $495.

Tui or Vineyard Suite

An hour of luxury while you get
ready to walk down the aisle

Digital Photobooth

Have fun with your guests
capturing precious memories

Neon Signs

A special message in light –
Mr & Mrs, Till Death or Love Hearts

Giant Love Letters

All you need is love –
written with letters 1.5m tall

Lawn Games

Fun for all the family
after the ceremony

Celebration Package

Enjoy all five fun extras for
just $495 – a saving of $190!

Choose Your Celebrant…

Finding the right celebrant can make all the difference to your ceremony. They’ll help you organise your vows, help settle your nerves and guide you along the way on the day.

Just as importantly, they can set the tone of the ceremony – serious, lighthearted, irreverent, solemn – and make your guests feel welcome and included.

You can choose from our group of our hugely-experienced preferred celebrants. We’ll guide you through the process of finding the right one.  Or, you can bring another celebrant you’ve chosen separately.

 

…And Your Photographer

Every wedding creates lasting memories. For that reason, it’s important that your wedding photographs are taken by someone skilled in capturing such precious memories, making you and the day look wonderful.

That means a safe pair of hands from an experienced pro. We’re fortunate to have a selection of seasoned wedding photographers for you to choose from.

You can select, based on their style, knowing that we high-recommend their work. In years to come you’ll be happy to show off those wonderful images. Or, you can bring along another photographer you’ve chosen. 

 

“Thank you again for all you did for us leading up to the wedding & on the day.  Everything was perfect, it was the best day the food & drinks were awesome the family loved everything about the venue.”

Sara Tanevesi

Gracehill Bride 2021

“The day was definitely stress-free and effortless. I knew the Tui Hills team had it all under control. A number of guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and likened it to something out of a fairy tale. “

Kate McCollough

Tui Hills Bride 2021

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Questions & Answers

 

Q: How many people can we have at a pop-up wedding?
A: The minimum is 10 people, including the couple marrying. The maximum is 100.

Q: What times are the weddings?
A: At Tui Hills the start times are 1pm or 4pm, at Gracehill 10am or 1pm.

Q: What days/dates are available?
A: Most pop-ups are held between Sunday and Friday, with summer Saturdays available at an extra charge depending on availability.

Q: How does the pricing work?
A: Venue hire is $695 ($1,690 on summer Saturdays) plus $69 per person for food and drink. Children aged 2-12 are half price, under two years free. The Celebration Package ($495), celebrant ($600) and photographer ($800-$1,000) are additional. You can also hire items in the Celebration Package individually.

Q: How do we choose what we want?
A: It's easy. We send you an online proposal that includes menus, information about upsize choices, celebrants and photographers, and a link to book your pop-up wedding.  Most importantly, you get to choose combinations of items to get to the price that fits your budget.  The total cost calculates automatically. No surprises!

Q: Do we have to use your celebrant or photographer?
A: No. You can get a friend, relative or a professional not on our lists.

Q: Can I squeeze in a full reception in the time available?
A: The popup wedding format is aimed at delivering the most important parts of the day - the ceremony, photos at the venue and celebration drinks and canapes. It doesn't allow time for extensive speeches, a full sit-down meal, bringing in a DJ or band, or elaborate performances.  If you'd like to extend the celebration we recommend an after party at your home or elsewhere.

Q: Can I extend the time on my pop-up wedding?
A: The time allocation is strictly 2.5 hours. That said, there are other similar, but longer wedding options available that might suit you. Just message us to find out more.