Romantic Places to Get Married in New Zealand’s North Island

The North Island offers an array of places to get married; however ever popular ideas include vineyards, beaches and gardens. Below is a selection from each of these categories.


Vineyards are a great choice for both indoor and outdoor weddings as many have function areas specifically for such events. They are also picturesque and romantic. The vineyards listed below are popular for wedding ceremonies.

Stonyridge, Waiheke Island.

Stonyridge specializes in ultra premium organic red wine and hosts a small number of weddings each year in the café overlooking the vineyard and olive grove.

Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana.

Ascension is set in beautiful grounds with gorgeous Spanish mission style architecture and has a restaurant which has won numerous awards. A very popular wedding destination, it pays to get in fast!

Mission Estate, Hawke’s Bay.

With many different options available for weddings, Mission Estate has something for everyone. Beautifully refurbished historic buildings in sunny Hawke’s Bay add a romantic vibe.


The North Island holds such an array of beaches that something is certain to appeal. From 90 Mile Beach to Wellington Harbor, there is likely to be somewhere to fit your dream wedding.

Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island.

Small and romantic, Little Oneroa is the perfect place for a seaside wedding. Soft sand gives way to a flat grass barbeque area on one side and the sparkling ocean of the greater Oneroa Bay on the other.

Bay of Islands, Northland.

The Bay of Islands offers a huge variety of different beaches, from small secluded coves to long open beaches with golden sand. The choice is yours – there is something for everyone in this beautiful region.

90 Mile Beach, Northland.

For something a little more different, get married on one of New Zealand’s most popular surf beaches. It’s wild and rugged, but the seemingly endless sands of 90 Mile Beach can almost ensure you’ll have a spot all to yourself.


Always popular, gardens evoke a romantic atmosphere and provide a picturesque setting for your wedding, with city botanical gardens and parks being favourites.

Ambiance Garden Wedding Venue, Tauranga.

Created specifically for weddings, Ambiance Garden offers many beautiful settings for your wedding, including the ever popular rose gardens, under weeping cherry trees or on the expansive lawns.

Auckland Domain, Auckland.

Auckland’s oldest park, locations in the Domain popular for weddings include the Winter Gardens, Band Rotunda and Watson’s Bequest (gardens).

Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington.

Scenic native forest and flora just minutes from central Wellington provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding. The Sound Shell can be hired for large weddings, and photos can be taken in numerous scenic places such as the rose gardens, lily house and begonia house.