Best Wedding Venues in Auckland for Photography

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Best Photo Location & places to Celebrate Weddings in New Zealand

The Wharf

the wharf Auckland wedding venue

The Wharf Wedding Venue

One of the Best Places to Celebrate Weddings in New Zealand, The Wharf is arguably Auckland Auckland CBD‘s most photogenic wedding venue, boasting magnificent views that are an Auckland wedding photographer’s dream backdrop.

While the awe-inspiring views of the Waitemata Harbour and city skyline dazzle guests and provide the perfect backdrop for events of all types, it’s their combination of unique, elegant, and inviting function venues – and our continued focus on providing the best possible service – that has earned us a reputation for excellence.

Grand View

One of the premier conference venues in Auckland, the Grand View is a stunning event space, featuring panoramic views of Auckland city and the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour.

Opening directly onto the Harbour Terrace and adjoining Harbour Lounge, the Grand View can be configured to the unique needs of your function, making it ideal for corporate events of all sizes, ranging from small cocktail parties to grand product launches.

This elegant circular space boasts floor-to-ceiling glass to make the most of The Wharf’s striking vistas, as well as stylish, contemporary features guaranteed to take your breath away, such as a dedicated parquet stage, fabulous five-meter feature chandelier, and designer Italian marble bathrooms.

Address : The Wharf 2 Queen Street Northcote Point Auckland
Contact Number :09 480 2590

Tawharanui Lodge Matakana

couple seeing each other's face standing on wood bridge during thier Wedding Photography Session

 Another one of the Best Places to Celebrate Weddings in New Zealand At Tawharanui Lodge, They will make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality. Their Wedding Venue offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember

Located only one hour’s drive from Auckland and only 10 minutes from Matakana Village and Omaha Beach. A best place for wedding photography and Wedding VideographyTawharanui Lodge is situated in Christian Bay surrounded by park-like grounds and only a short 2km drive to the picturesque Tawharanui Beach

With accommodation for up to fourteen, Tawharanui Lodge is your ideal Venue to celebrate your special day with friends and family.

Tawharanui Lodge Matakana. 

841 Takatu Rd, Matakana 0986, New Zealand

+64 9 422 7256

+64 275599935

Bridgewater Country Estate

couple holding each other's hand and coming out from wedding venue

Great one of Best Places to Celebrate Weddings in New Zealand Completely encased by 16 acres of rolling lawns, mature shade trees, native bush, and impeccably landscaped gardens, Bridgewater Estate is a true fairytale venue. 

With gorgeous winding pathways, a pond adorned with lilies, a tennis court, a pool, a dedicated bridal suite, and luxury accommodation, Bridgewater is the perfect spot for a wedding – You’ll look amazing in the photos, you’ll feel amazing surrounded by the lush wildlife. It’s every hopeless romantic’s dream setting.

561 Peak Rd, Kaukapakapa
Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 441 6499
Email: enquiries@bridgewaterestate.co.nz

Kumeu Valley Estate

couple is coming out from wedding venue happily, Wedding Photography of CC and Sean

The stunning traditional bell tower, high vaulted timber ceiling and grand fireplace make Kumeu Valley Estate a popular winter wedding venue. However, they also proudly showcase 3 -acres of immaculate gardens, native flora, and an adorable outdoor ceremony space. So, all year round Kumeu Valley has something to offer.

972 Old North Road
Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand

+64 9 411 7626
 +64 9 411 7270
Email: annette@kumeuvalley.co.nz

Markovina Vinyard Estate

bride kissing her grooms cheek, Wedding Photography of Andrew and Joon

A short 30-minute drive out of Auckland takes you to Markovina Estate, a privately-owned family-run property that prides themselves on exceeding expectations. With 10-acres of property, Markovina has a great many options for an outdoor ceremony which gives you plenty of creative freedom to create the ceremony of your dreams. If it rains, Markovina has a stunning wet weather option as a backup. Markovina is a popular wedding venue among Auckland photographers.

84 Old Railway Road
Kumeu, Auckland 0892
New Zealand

Venue: (09) 412 5323
Office: (09) 412 8608

Rent For Event Venue

rents for events

Rent For Events specializes in creative event hire: decorations, furniture, caravan bars, and unique one-off custom-made pieces. Everything you need to transform your special event from ordinary into extraordinary. Perfect for your Wedding, Baby Shower venues, Hens Do, Birthday celebration, or Corporate Event where you want to wow your clients. 

Waimauku, Auckland by appointment.



The Red Barn

commercial photographer Auckland capture loving couple on road
The Red Barn has become an iconic wedding venue and private event & function venue in Waikato.
 We also provide an exceptional in-house catering service for all our weddings and functions. With a secluded setting and panoramic views into the distance, the Red Barn tirau is a unique venue that will give your wedding day or event that extra special touch you are looking for.

Baylys' Farm

La Rosa Weddings Professional Hamilton Photographer

Baylys’ Farm is the unforgettable venue you never thought you would find

The Northland Region does rustic charm like no other. From homey and cozy wedding venues to sprawling gardens, there’s a variety of wedding venues for you to explore. Finding the perfect spot to host your wedding can be quite a task.

 We as northland wedding photographers had the chance to join our wonderful couple Tessa & Tim on their special day. despite that day was stormy with the very heavy rain we ended us with great photos and smile showing on their faces. these two are kind of funny and Awesome souls with us we really enjoyed the day with them. 

We can describe Bayly’s farm as a dreamy wedding venue which definitely would be one of the most important options for any newlywed couple !! front beach location makes it the perfect spot to Say IDO to your other half.

98 Bayly Road
Bay of Islands

Woodside Estate

Neda & Pita Wedding Photopraphy
Over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, a stunning spring fed lake, bush walks and waterfalls. Picture your guests in the restaurant with its magnificent wood cathedral ceilings and huge wrap around deck, or in the rustic charm of the Lake House adorned with memorabilia from times past.
 Choosing whether you hold your ceremony on the beach at the lakeside, on the large lawn in front of the circa 1900 Raglan Tennis Pavilion, perhaps at the lakes edge under a stand of Kahikatea trees or anywhere else on the estate. 
Woodside Estate is the most versatile and unique wedding venue in the Waikato. Combine all this with our expert staff including the in house Wedding Coordinator and we will help you create the wedding you have always dreamed of. We can do as much or as little as you want us to.
 07-829 5826/021-114 6368  Email  info@woodsideestate.co.nz

Best Wedding Venues in Auckland for Photography

best wedding venues in Auckland new zealand
  • Glasshouse
  • St. Matthew’s
  • The Ever Room
  • Tabula Rasa
  • The Stables
  • Tui Hills
  • Pilkingtons
  • Auckland Museum
  • The Hunting Lodge
  • Okahu
  • Kauri Bay Boomrock
  • Luxerose Secret Garden
  • Abbeville Estate
  • The Riverhead
  • Bracu
  • Quay Project
  • Turanga Creek Vineyard
  • Little Wilderness
  • Tu Ngutu Villa
  • Hilton
  • Howick Historical Village
  • Cordis
  • Markovina Estate
  • Five Knots
  • Waitakere Resort & Spa
  • Hu’s Art Farm
  • Alberton
  • Ampersand Eatery
  • Bridgewater Country Estate
  • Castaways Resort
  • Highwic
  • Hurakia Lodge
  • Jonkers Farm
  • Kumeu Valley Estate

if you feel that sounds Awesome for you please feel free to have chat with us and have a look at our website for more !!
With each click of our camera, we capture a detailed portrait of your wedding, transforming every heartfelt scene from a passing moment to an everlasting memory. 

Here is a list of Best and famous wedding venues in Auckland for photography

*Muriwai Beach

Without a doubt, deserving the top spot on the list, Muriwai Beach and Cornwall Park are some of the most diverse venue in Auckland.

If you visit at low tide, you can step (clamber) down a few rocks and wander into a really high and deep cave – most people are oblivious to its presence. 

It offers some of the most beautiful light quality at all times, but make sure you don’t attempt going in unless the tide is at its lowest. Or else, cue wet bride and groom. It’s happened before. Not to me. Promise.

Besides the cave, the beach is a spectacle, with cliffs, rock outcrops, sand dunes, and a glassy waterline. Muriwai Beach rivals anywhere in the world. Be sure to hit this place at sunset – it delivers almost every single night.

A couple of shots to check out if you’d like to see more of Muriwai Beach:

Muriwai Beach Wedding videos

Muriwai Beach Pre-Wedding Phot

*Muriwai Forest

Technically Woodhill Forest, the entrance to this spot is the start of the horse trail on Coast Road, right by Muriwai Beach. If you’re already heading to Muriwai Beach, this is a great secondary spot for variation. Within 5 minutes walk from the car park, you have mature pine, ridges, long grass, a shaded low bridge over a stream, and a long, straight, dusty country road, sans street signs and traffic. 

When you park up you’ll be greeted by a heavy, locked gate. Go ahead and walk through the skinny gap right next to it. As unwelcoming as it looks, it is open to the public.

the couple is standing on bridge and the bride seeing her groom wedding photographer, wedding photography

2 thoughts on “Best Wedding Venues in Auckland for Photography”

Leave a Comment

Articles you might also like

auckland photographer

Hi, I'm Rosa

I am passionate in wedding photography and I help couples create magic in their wedding day.

Let's Connect

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Latest Posts