Photo: Hygge at Clifton Bay

Bursting with charm, style and delicious wine, the Hawkes Bay has plenty to offer! We’ve even put together a collection of the best Hawkes Bay wedding venues to help make your search for your ceremony and/or reception venue just that little bit easier.

The venues below are listed from North to South. To find out more about a venue just click on the venue’s name (in pink).


Rissington, Napier

How does a summer garden wedding down by the river sound? Or perhaps an intimate ceremony by a roaring fire during winter? Omatua offers both, as well as being wheelchair friendly. Accommodation for guests is available, with a commercial kitchen for your favourite caterer ready and waiting too. You can even BYO beverages! Amazing photo backdrops are not a problem, with Omatua offering an abundance of options ready for you to pick from. The team also work closely with local marquee providers and can take care of your catering requirements if desired.

Mission Estate Winery

Taradale, Napier

Could there be anything more romantic than celebrating your wedding at Mission Estate Winery? With exceptional food, wine, buildings and gardens all waiting for you, the onsite wedding coordinator will ensure your day is picture perfect. Your photographer will be overjoyed (and so will you!) and the variety of views and locations for your wedding photos. You can choose both an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception, and with hosting your wedding day in one location, there are no transport logistics to worry about either!

Hygge at Clifton Bay

Te Awanga, Hastings

Combining rustic charm with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Kidnappers, it’s easy to see why Hygee at Clifton Bay is one of the Hawkes Bays’ top wedding venues. Catering for both large and small sized weddings, you too can enjoy a relaxed and stress-free wedding day, delicious food and numerous photo opportunities. Both indoor and outdoor areas are available, Hygee at Clifton Bay is certainly a wedding venue for all seasons. Contact the friendly and experienced team to share your wedding venue requirements today.

The School House

Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

We have yet to find anybody who can resist the charm of The School House, located in the beautiful Tukituki Valley, Havelock North. With two onsite wedding venues, The School House and The Red Barn, as well as accommodation available, you must check this venue out! Ideal for smaller sized weddings, you can even bring your horses for the ceremony or ride them off into the sunset, as generous paddocks are available for use too. You even have the ability to organise your own caterer, or perhaps a food truck for your reception, and the beautiful farmland, river and restored buildings for your wedding photos!

To view even more fabulous wedding venues and vendors within the Hawkes Bay region, make sure you look through our wedding directory.