Mission Estate Winery

Your wedding day is the most exciting and marvellous day of your life and here at Mission Estate, we can also make it the most stress-free and enjoyable.

Let us take care of your arrangements and handle all the details while you spend your time with family and friends.

Mission Estate Winery is one of Hawke’s Bay’s premier wedding venues offering elegant, lovingly restored classic surroundings, world-class cuisine and wines and exceptional care in the complete wedding service.

Nestled into the side of the Taradale hills the Mission Estate is situated only 10 minutes from the city centre but surrounded by green hills, farmland and vineyards it gives the impression that this beautiful facility is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.

As your wedding coordinator, I will be available every step of the way to assist and advise as required and you can be assured of the very best of care from our team right through to the end of your wedding day. It can be the most joyful and memorable of days…and potentially the most stressful.

Our aim is that you enjoy your day and feel truly pampered without worrying about a thing and we point you towards the most experienced and reliable local suppliers for all your wedding requirements and confirm detailed arrangements prior to the day so you can do exactly that! We have a friendly and professional team dedicated to providing the extra touches that will make your day extraordinary.

Our Reception Venue, The Chapel,’ with its wood panelling, high vaulted ceilings and arched windows, is a romantic and striking venue for a wedding reception. The Chapel adjoins the Lawn and covered terrace area for a seamless transition from ceremony to drinks and canapés to reception all in the one area with wet weather cover provided by an extensive covered terrace as required.

The Lawn and Gazebo are provided for a romantic and tranquil garden ceremony overlooking the vineyards and the city; the vines, sweeping tree-lined driveway, manicured gardens and underground barrel room offer countless stunning photographic opportunities, meaning that you need not leave the Estate for photos so you can spend more of your valuable time on the day with your wedding guests.

The beautifully appointed Bridal Parlour is available exclusively for your bridal pampering and that of your attendants throughout the day.

The Farmhouse is a comfortable three-bedroom house situated within the vineyards of Mission Estate Winery, perfect for your stay during the weekend of your wedding. Each of the three double bedrooms is superbly appointed with an ensuite, TV, heat pump and WiFi. Impeccably refurbished in contemporary French country style, the open plan living space features a modern kitchen, dining area and spacious living room. A gas fireplace provides a cosy atmosphere on crisp Hawke’s Bay winter evenings. Generous alfresco dining areas lead out into the newly landscaped gardens and to the spa pool that is for your exclusive use.

Our Executive Chef Ricky Littleton leads a committed team in the kitchen producing classical and beautifully presented food from fresh seasonal produce to a consistently high standard.

We are very proud to offer Mission Wines for your enjoyment. As New Zealand’s oldest winemaker, the Mission Winery has a reputation for over 150 years of winemaking and offers a wide selection of wines to choose from at competitive prices.

From the garden ceremony to picture-perfect vineyard wedding photos, right through to the last dance you can place your special day into our hands with confidence.


“We had our Wedding at Mission Estate Winery and I could not fault the day! The venue was amazing, the scenery was stunning, the service was second-to-none and the team completely exceeded our expectations. Erin was INCREDIBLE! From the moment we chose the Mission, Erin worked closely with us to create our dream wedding. No request was too difficult and we were made to feel like our wedding was the only one Erin was planning. Erin always went above and beyond what was required. She offered helpful suggestions and thought of things that hadn’t crossed our minds. The food and wine were to die for and all our guests commented on this. They catered for our guests with allergies and the wedding menu itself has a huge selection. There are so many inclusions in the wedding package you choose, like the Bridal hamper, candelabras, bridal parlour, printed menus, sound system, aisle carpet, shade umbrellas, wet-weather venue, linen, glassware, tables etc that other vendors don’t include. For such an exclusive venue with such outstanding service, Mission is very competitive & I cannot recommend Erin & her staff highly enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” - Beth McCasey

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