Highwic, A Perfect Venue

Built in 1862 for the Buckland family, Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture.

In its 160-year history, Highwic has hosted many weddings with a number of Alfred Buckland’s 14 daughters celebrating their own weddings in the historic house and grounds.

Now in the care of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Highwic, located in the heart of Newmarket, provides a spectacular heritage setting for your wedding day.

Weddings at Highwic often combine many of our unique and charming spaces. The Drawing Room, built in the early 1880s, is a truly elegant space with kauri panelling and a grand piano. It is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception seating up to 50 people. The historic Billiard House is a more informal space that you can really make your own. It seats up to 60 people for a formal dinner and accommodates up to 90 people for a cocktail reception.

For larger weddings, a marquee can be set up on the tennis lawn. There it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and mature trees. The main house provides the picture-perfect backdrop for your big day.

Your wedding at Highwic will leave you with fantastic memories of a day spent with family and friends in a truly unique setting steeped in history.

Highwic’s wedding package includes access to the historic house and grounds, Victorian lawn games including croquet and onsite parking for up to 20 cars.

Highwic, A Perfect Venue

Curious what others had to say about getting married at Highwic?

"From the first email until the final email, Melissa was incredibly helpful, prompt and clear in her communication which made us feel very confident hosting our wedding at Highwic. We had a magical evening and could now have been happier with where we decided to 'tie the knot'." - Jess and Michelle

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help with Robert and Ivy’s wedding on Sunday. Everything went perfectly and the guests’ comments glowed with positivity about the venue and the whole function.” - Sylvia

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for having us on Saturday night. Both Matt and I had a great time and I did want to say also the staff were excellent and really, really friendly. We had a lot of compliments from guests about them.” - Gemma


  • One wedding ceremony rehearsal included
  • Cover charge for photography included
  • All of our prices are GST inclusive
  • Use of venues, separately or in conjunction with each other
  • Onsite parking for up to 20 cars
  • Bus space for drop off/pick up outside Gillies Avenue gate
  • Access for guests to explore the Carpenter Gothic house
  • Victorian games available, including croquet
  • Recommendation for trusted service providers, BYO possible

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