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Te Mahuru Wedding Feb 2019

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Weddings

Ceremony

The ceremony lawn, extensive gardens and breath-taking mountain views create a magical backdrop for your ceremony. There is a large patio with fish pond lined with weeping maples to enjoy post ceremony drinks and canapes.

Te Mahuru can accommodate Ceremony’s up to 100 people and Receptions up to 70

Reception

The Manicured gardens are ideal for a picturesque reception, from sit downs dinners, to finger food to dancing the night away. There is also a brand new 12 x 6 meter marquee on site.

Accommodation

Te Mahuru wedding packages include three nights of accommodation for 19 people (night before, night of and the night after) Please view the link below for the room layouts. There is also room for RVs and Caravans on special request

Find out more

Photographer

Barry Tobin is an outstanding photographer and is highly recommended.

Please contact Barry on 021 2075674

Celebrant

Dan Walker is an exceptional celebrant who is also fluent in Te Reo. Please contact Dan at the link below

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Catering

The Walking Fork Catering create fabulous food for canapes, mains and wedding cakes.

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Hair

Andrea Prince does an exquisite job with all types of hair. Andrea has her own salon three minutes from the retreat with stunning gardens to relax in while you get ready

Call 021 162 3532

Flowers

Andrea Prince can create magic with her beautiful boutiques and table decorations.

Call 021 162 3532

Transport

Please contact Gordon about the use of his mustang to arrive in style on your big day.

Call 027 728 6579

Spit Roast

The use of our two beast long spit is included in our wedding packages.

Music

For a DJ, speakers, microphones and smoke machine please contact Olly Below

DJ: Find out more

Details of Wedding packages

Additional Information

Te Mahuru Retreat is Kaikoura’s perfect destination wedding venue. Offering a private, romantic garden setting with stunning mountain views.

With accommodation on site for up to 19 friends and family and additional accommodation nearby, you can relax and enjoy a few days together whilst you celebrate your special day.

Get married in our beautifully manicured garden under the mountains before moving to our 12 x 6 m marquee to eat, laugh and dance the night away.

If you’re looking for a relaxed, serene, family experience in a stunning setting then contact Jen now. She’s an expert, she got married here too.

Ceremony and Reception Wedding Package Information

Our Standard full wedding package for up to 70 people

  • Three days of accommodation for 19 people (day before, day of, day after)
  • Ceremony Chairs
  • Signing Table
  • Use of our ceremony lawn, gardens and patio with fish pond with weeping maples for ceremony and post ceremony drinks
  • Lawn games for guests to enjoy during post ceremony drinks and photos being taken
  • Use of exceptional gardens with mountain views for photos
  • Bar staff to serve pre and post ceremony drinks
  • Staff to move ceremony chairs to marquee
  • 12 x 6 meter marquee for reception
  • Use of two beast spit roaster
  • All linen, glassware and cutlery for 70 guests
  • Some marquee lighting and decor
  • Marquee clean up and rubbish removal
  • BYO Drinks and catering: No corkage fee
  • All meetings and site visits

Price for the Wedding is $9000
Price for Accommodation is $4800 (3 days accommodation for 19 people)
Total Ceremony and Reception Package is $13,800

Ceremony and Cocktail Package Information

  • One night of accommodation for 19 people for the night of the wedding*
  • Ceremony Chairs for 100 people
  • Signing Table
  • Use of our ceremony lawn, gardens and patio with fish pond with weeping maples for ceremony and post ceremony drinks
  • Lawn games for guests to enjoy during post ceremony drinks and photos being taken
  • Use of exception gardens with mountain views for photos
  • Bar staff to serve pre and post ceremony drinks
  • All glassware for 140 guests
  • BYO Drinks and catering: No corkage fee
  • All meetings and site visits

Ceremony Price is $4000
Price for Accommodation is $1600 (One night accommodation for 19 people)
Total Ceremony Package is $5600
If the weather is not cooperating and the marquee is required there will be a $1000 set up fee.

Elopement Package Available:

  • Please contact for details

If you have special requests or want something a little different, just get in touch, we are here to help make your day exactly what you dreamed of

Deposits are based on Wedding costs not including accommodation costs.
Accommodation can be paid at check in by room.
* Accommodation may be higher for peak Christmas period

Please understand all Wedding packages include some accommodation. We are unable to book rooms to our regular guest if a wedding is taking place. We would be unable to offer an ideal experience to either group at the same time

20% Deposit to Secure Dates
Next 30% Due 12 weeks out
Remaining 50% due 4 weeks out
$500 Bond due before arrival

Wedding contract and terms and conditions to be signed before 1st deposit is paid.

Reviews

Jo
Jo
11. September, 2022.
What a stunning find! Jen a super host; everything spotlessly clean; great mountain views, plenty to see in the garden and quiet at night is emphasised as important. Home away from home. Recommend ++.
Jennifer Millar
Jennifer Millar
8. September, 2022.
outstanding with stunning views, fantastic hot tub and wonderful hosts
jay swann
jay swann
23. August, 2022.
Last minute booking after trip to Golden Bay cancelled with the rains. Felt very lucky to find somewhere so lovely. We stayed in the cottage; so very private and cosy. Good heating, good shower. Beautiful views. Well equipped kitchen. Very very comfy bed. Hot tub was wonderful. Everything you could need, basically. Lots of breakfast goodies. Get pizza from Black Rabbit, it's phenomenal! Highly recommend staying at this lovely place.
Mary Kerr
Mary Kerr
25. May, 2022.
Peaceful, relaxing, devine hot tub. Jen was very welcoming and yummy breakfast.
S K
S K
24. May, 2022.
It's a great place to stay with amazing views!!! Paul and Jen were amazing 😊
Tina Stringer
Tina Stringer
23. May, 2022.
I recently but unexpectedly found myself officiating as A Marriage Celebrant at Te Mahuru and my impression of the whole experience was without question exemplary... Jen and Paul were more than accommodating under extreme conditions ..but because of their understanding professional experience..the day went perfectly.. This place and its owners are without doubt the best in Kaikoura for a Wedding Ceremony ..but any function would experience the best hospitality you could wish for... it was indeed a pleasure .. Tina Stringer Celebrant
Sarah Gregg
Sarah Gregg
24. April, 2022.
Jen is the best hostess, very welcoming and friendly. Room's well equipped, immaculate and very comfortable. Thoughtfull attention to detail, even flower's on bedside table. Hot tub so relaxing & great to star gaze. Breakfast yummy, home made jams and bread. Other guest's also friendly. Lovely garden. Highly recommend, definitely stay there again.
Julia jansen
Julia jansen
4. April, 2022.
Jennifer is a first class host, we loved our time here, beautiful garden, hot tub and wonderful views from our room to the mountains!!!
Charlotte te Riet Scholten-Phillips
Charlotte te Riet Scholten-Phillips
2. March, 2022.
Lovely B and B. Very comfy (softer than many hotels) beds. Huge too! Jen is a wonderful host who even baked a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast. Lots of games to play if the weather isn't great too. We'll be back.
Jay Sinclair
Jay Sinclair
3. February, 2022.
The retreat was very well run and had a welcoming, homely feeling. Very clean and the host put on an amazing breakfast. Will definitely be back for our next stay in Kaikōura.
Nicola
Nicola
31. August, 2022.
We had a fantastic stay at Te Mahuru. Nothing was too much trouble, Jen was a fantastic host and we had everything we needed for a lovely, relaxing stay. The Spa Pool and gardens were wonderful for the girls. The trampoline and Star swings were brilliant. Waking up to that view every morning, was just fantastic. Thanks Jen, look forward to coming back in a year or so. Niki
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
16. August, 2022.
Loved the cottage stay and everything was perfect!
Maegan Kyela
Maegan Kyela
14. August, 2022.
it was so lovely and amazing. the host was so amazing and their dog Diesel. they were really lovely and so much to do at their place. had a great relaxing weekend with my friends
Esther
Esther
13. August, 2022.
Beautiful view
Katrina
Katrina
31. July, 2022.
Amazing place to stay - weekend winter break away!
Dee
Dee
5. July, 2022.
We stayed here with our 3 and 5yo. Its perfect for kids with a lovely big garden and so nice and warm and cozy. Such incredible views of the mountains. Try the hot tub at night whilst enjoying a view of the stars. Would definitely come back here - Kaikoura is a very special place.
Hye Young
Hye Young
25. June, 2022.
All good
Hayley
Hayley
12. June, 2022.
Absolutely stunning and tranquil place to stay
Brenda
Brenda
6. June, 2022.
Great location with the stunning mountain views. Spa was a lovely luxury
Liz
Liz
6. May, 2022.
This place was a real find. A convenient location if you dont need/ want to be walking distance to town and enjoy the peace of the surrounding farm land. Clean, homely and the fresh eggs for breakfast were a lovely touch!