We had the most amazing winter wedding at Mudbrick - our guests continue to talk of the great food and wine.
The location and venue requires nothing additional to make it truly special and memorable.
The team are real wedding professionals - planning a wedding from overseas could be stressful, but everything went off without a hitch and with zero stress for us!
Michelle & Russell x
Just wanted to say thank you for your kind assistance with our wedding dinner.
The Mezzanine was gorgeously decorated and the service was perfect.
We highly appreciated Jason's assistance and professionalism. He was extremely helpful and paid high attention to all the details.
Please, pass our kind regards to the Chef, as all the guests truly enjoyed the fine dining experience.
Our dinner went really well and we are happy that we have picked Mudbrick as a venue for our Big day.
All the best to you and all your team!
Vasilina & Alex
Thank you very much for our lunch wedding.
All of us believe that we had the greatest time in our lives on the day. As you may know, the weather was perfect. Our family members were very happy with the delicious and beautiful lunch and your team's service and of course your wines - our family members purchased some bottles of wines at cellar door after lunch. They were moved by the beautiful view from Mudbrick Vineyard.
In the future, we hope we have our anniversary event in Mudbrick Vineyard because Mudbrick is the special place for us.
Anyway thank you very much for your team's service for our special day.
Miwako & Masatomo
Thanks for making our wedding day absolutely perfect.
The weather god's played their part and the as expected Mudbrick was sensational.
The number of great comments on the food was incredible. Please pass our thanks and feedback on to the chef.
Kate & Peter
A short note to thank you for the fabulous time we all had at Mudbrick.
The venue was perfect...what a beautiful setting! The room was very special and looked wonderful.
The food and service were second to none. The waitresses were so delightful and extremely efficient - please pass on our compliments.
It was the perfect wedding venue and everyone had a wonderful time.
Thank you all so much, it was a day my son and daughter in law will always remember and cherish forever. Every need of the guests and bridal party were met and accommodated.
Thank you all,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything the staff at Mudbrick did to make our wedding so incredible!
Joe and I had the most magical, fun day...it was everything we hoped for 🙂
The venue looked absolutely amazing, with all of the candles, fires going, and table set-up, down to all of the small, personal details we had requested.
All of our guests commented on how incredible the food was, and the staff were so lovely and helpful.
Plus, thanks for accommodating my Italian friend, which was an amazing surprise!
Just wanted to tell you how AMAZING our wedding day was!!
The team at Mudbrick on the day were so slick and professional I could not fault them at all, I do this for a living and I was totally impressed as I have seen many events in my time - granted not my own wedding but still I speak from experience.
The food was just incredible, I have people talking about it to this day so compliments please to the chef! The service staff were so friendly and accommodating - nothing was an issue.
Again I would like to reiterate about how the entire lead up to my day was handled by you with such ease and worry free - which is what a bride needs.
A big thank you to you for always answering emails and giving great advice.
I will definitely be back to eat at the restaurant again next year!!
Oh my goodness, I cannot thank you and your lovely team at Mudbrick enough.
I may have handed out one too many hugs on the night to all of them, but am so grateful and thankful to all of you for the most incredible night.
You accommodated all our last minute panics with such grace and helpfulness, so thank you so much! Providing the screen to see Grant's video message was absolutely perfect, it really felt like he was part of the night.
The food, the atmosphere, the welcoming environment, and the way you turned on the weather for us was all just far too amazing.
I could go on for days and days about how perfect I think you all are, but from the bottom of my heart - a huge thank you.
Just wanted to thank you for organizing our wedding.
The food was amazing, the staff was great and everything else was lovely!
Only the weather let us down, but the ceremony was moving anyway, we cried 🙂
Thank You! You helped us create exactly what we set out to, which was an experience our guests would talk about and remember for years.
Everyone raved about the venue and the food! Justine and the staff on the night were superb and very attentive.
Thank you also for all your help it co-ordinating everything! We couldn't have asked anything more from any of you.
Just a quick email to say thanks so much for helping us to organise our special day. It is such a cliche but it really was one of the best days of my life!
All our guests said that the venue was stunning and I am so grateful for all your hard work and the amazing help from the staff. I think those who visited from abroad were quite taken aback with the kiwi hospitality. One of my aunts flew in for the weekend from England.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone.
I've attached a couple of photos.
Chris and I will find any excuse to visit Mudbrick again so we may bump into you again.
We had the most amazing day and were absolutely thrilled with Mudbrick. Thank you so so much. The food, the wine, the service, the venue were all fantastic. Just perfect.
Thank you for a lovely stay at what was a delightful cottage with superb views. Jill was very kind to forward on the couple of small items we left on the washing line.
We run a couple of holiday let properties back in the UK and so know how hard it is to keep them to the right standard.
I just wanted to drop you both a line to say a massive ‘thank you’ for making my birthday celebrations so wonderful. You were so great to work with, nothing was an issue and were both so accommodating. Jodie, our waitress on Saturday was also brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for her! All my friends (and poppy!) had a truly great time, we just loved being upstairs on the terrace on our own! Just wonderful! With thanks and very best wishes. Pam Jenkinson
We have just come to the end of our great dinner at mudbrick. Fabulous food.
Our lovely waiter Hardi was great and took some fab pics for us as well as serving us so attentively. Wanted you and management to know that we appreciate him.
Just wanted to say that everyone had a great day yesterday - food & weather could not have been better. Thank you for all of your help in arranging this - it was very much appreciated.CheersKevin
I just wanted to thank all of the team for the excellent job you did for us.
Aside from turning on some spectacular weather, every single one of our guests commented on the fabulous setting, the fantastic food, the detailed, yet unobtrusive service and how the whole event was just a seamless joy.
Thank you for all the detail and attention you gave to the set up and presentation, our waiter was brilliant and while I thought I would still have to be organising on the day, everything just happened without fuss around us.
Also a mention to all your responsive input and support and suggestions prior to the day, all via overseas exchange, which shaped the end result.
This all culminated in us having a very memorable day and we would without hesitation recommend Mudbrick to anyone considering a function there.
We hope to be back in the future!
Thanks again, you were all stars.
Diana & Simon
We just wanted to thank-you so so much for helping us organise & plan the most wonderful wedding!
We just had the most amazing time & everyone just raved about the venue, food & impeccable service 🙂
We can't thank-you enough!
Kylie & Ben
Summer Wedding Thank you Mudbrick for our wedding January 25! We planned our whole wedding from Sydney via email, with only several calls throughout the process. Everything was just so easy, from the planning stage to the way everything ran on the day, it was just perfect. So many of our guests have told us this was the best food they have ever had - highly recommend selecting the line caught fish of the day main, everyone was completely blown away. Thanks also to the floor manager for the day. Everything ran so smoothly, the location was just amazing, and the way that Mudbrick works with your other suppliers during the setup means you don't have to worry about a thing! Thanks again for an absolutely amazing day! Kristen & Sean
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you and all of the team who were a part of our special day!
All of the staff were absolutely amazing, and all of our guests, and most importantly our parents, have said how absolutely impressed they were with all of the staff, from setup, during the day and through to the next day's pick up of our stuff. I think one of the biggest compliments I can pass on was from my parents' friends, who said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! So Thank you so so much!!
Martyn and I had the absolute best day, and we cannot thank you enough for the way everything flowed.
Alana & Martyn
Thank you for such a wonderful wedding day at Mudbrick.
It was everything we could have hoped for - and more.
The ceremony room and the restaurant - filled with candles and flowers - were spectacular settings. The food was superb. The staff were fantastic.
One thing that remains with us is how smooth it all was to organise, how professional Beccy and the wedding team were in the wedding preparation and how they somehow managed to make us feel so special – as though we were the only people who had ever had a wedding there!
We are so happy to have chosen Mudbrick and would thoroughly recommend it.
Christina & Suni
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you and your team did for us for our wedding.
We had such an amazing time at Mudbrick. We absolutely loved the venue and food, and so did our guests.
We are very appreciative of all the help you have given us this year, as well as on the day. It really made the wedding go so smoothly 🙂
Thanks so much - we'll be back for a number of our anniversaries no doubt!!
Lisa & Mike
Ben & I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both and all of the Mudbrick staff that helped make our wedding day such a fantastic and memorable day.
From the early planning stages through to the “execution” you were so fantastic to work with! You have made planning things from across the world so easy and have been so accommodating to our special German cultural touches (the wood sawing for example) and helping my parents to secretly organise this.
You seriously went above and beyond anything that we ever expected! Especially the coordination on the day and that you were so flexible and could change the ceremony location within literally a couple of minutes was most amazing and something I think not every venue does. For me that made such a difference and I am so thankful especially to you, Beccy, for making this possible. You were so lovely to have around on the day and also to liaise with beforehand.
I can’t rave enough about what a fantastic venue Mudbrick is to get married on and would only ever recommend you. The wine, meals and canapés were absolutely amazingly delicious and so many guests said to me afterwards that this was the best meal they have at a wedding by far and Ben & I second that. Exactly what we were hoping for and even better!
We also appreciated you keeping the venue open so late and holding on to our cheese and place cards etc for us to pick up the day after.
We seriously couldn’t have imagined a better place to get married and look forward to coming back in the future and celebrating many anniversaries to come.
Again a huge thank-you to everyone that was involved in the day, the fantastic service staff, the amazing chefs, you both organisational wonders, the kind restaurant manager that sorted our wine-issue the day after... I probably forgot a lot of people behind the scenes at Mudbrick, so please pass on our warmest gratitude to them as well!
We will only ever rave about our Mudbrick experience, such a fantastic team and beautiful venue and hope that many more couples will have a fantastic time tying the knot at Mudbrick!!!
All the best and thank you again for making this experience as wonderful and amazing as it was!
Maraika & Ben
Winter Wedding Just wanted to say a huge thank you for an amazing night last Saturday. Everyone is raving about how amazing the service, food and location was and we really couldn't have wished for anything more!!
Thank you for putting up with my million questions! And for handling the small army we bought along to our rehearsal.
Thank you thank you thank you! Was such a lovely night.
Beth & Ian
Evening Degustation Menu
I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in making our Sunday evening what we would have to class as one of the top dining experiences we have encountered so far.
The weather was not exactly the best but inside was warm & inviting with friendly, well presented and attentive staff.
I would like to personally thank James (the English waiter) for his table attendance, friendliness and food knowledge. Everything was impeccable and he made our evening!
My complements also to the Chief & kitchen staff. The degustation was, in my partners exact words "one of the best degustation's I have ever had" and this is from someone who has travelled the world & eaten in some of the top restaurants around. I myself am a little less food cultured but I have to agree the food & entire evening was 5 star for us!
Again my thanks to you, the staff & James for the evening & we hope to return again, hopefully during the day and with fine weather to check out the grounds and views as well have another fabulous meal.
Mat & Amanda
Luka and I would like to thank you for all your help on Saturday, as well as in all the lead up to the wedding weeks beforehand!
You made everything so much easier, and thanks to you guys, everything went super smoothly on the night!
We had a wonderful time.
Sarah & Luka
Thank you for the most incredible night. I never wanted to use the word "perfect" heading into the wedding, but that's exactly what it was. We wouldn't have changed a thing.
The whole day - lead up, ceremony and reception - was super relaxed and it would never have been that way without you all.
I realise you do many weddings, but we were treated from start to finish like we were the only ones... The organisation was perfect, your staff were incredible - so many people have commented - and the food was delicious. Even my very morning-sick friend was overwhelmed when one of the staff said the chef could make her 'anything she wanted' in the kitchen because she was struggling with the food.
You all went above and beyond, and it was a day we'll never forget. Thank you so much.
Having the wedding at Mudbrick was the best decision we made... and I have to say, it was far from a winter wedding!
Sophie & Shane
Steve and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the team that worked on our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, and the hard work and effort that you guys put in was amazing.
We felt so relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and a lot of that is thanks to you guys for everything that you did. The attention to detail was just brilliant, to the set out of the ceremony area, the restaurant, even the platters the cake was put on! It really was just magical and we can’t thank you enough.
Thanks again all,
Stephen & Rachael Webber
A La Carte Lunch My friend and I visited you for lunch on Saturday, fulfilling a long-held dream for my friend who had never had the pleasure of dining with you before. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful experience. We were late arriving as our ferry was delayed – this was no problem at all for the team in the restaurant. The service was superb as always and the food was sublime – I was so impressed. Thank you so much for doing what you do and please pass on our thanks and feedback to all the team. Juliet
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Mudbrick for helping to give Kade and me the most amazing wedding day! You are truly talented - you're so professional and everything ran like clockwork, despite the terrible weather!
We have had so many comments from guests saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to and the best food they had ever tasted! Hugest compliments to the chefs!
We will be sure to visit Mudbrick many times again in the future. Please pass on our thanks and regards to everyone who helped make our wedding magical and memorable.
Take care and a special thanks!
Anna & Kade
Birthday Lunch Just a small note to say thank to you and the staff at Mudbrick for helping to make my wife Michelle’s birthday celebration on Sunday 7th February a special one. We all enjoyed ourselves and felt very looked after. I would definitely recommend your venue to my friends and colleagues. So thank you again, Stuart
Anniversary Lunch My wife and I and another couple flew up for the day from Wellington and helicoptered from Auckland airport to Mudbrick. This was for my 20th wedding anniversary and we wanted to do something special to mark this occasion. I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic lunch and the service was outstanding. I can’t remember the gentlemen’s name that served us, but he made such a difference to our day and a real pleasure to have him look after us. The food we had was also some of the best food we have had and the kitchen should be proud of the food they produced. I had the fish of the day and I struggle to remember a better meal. Again please pass on our thanks to our waiter and can only speak highly of the experience we all had at Mudbrick – the full package. What a fantastic location you have. Thanks again, Tim & Elaine
Owner's Retreat Wedding Sarah and I wanted to say thank you so much for letting us stay and get married at Owner's Retreat. The house is just fabulous, the whole process was so simple and straightforward and you were very accommodating. Thank you all so much and I'm sure we will come back some day to enjoy it all over again! Ben & Sarah
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help!
Everything went off perfectly for our wedding, the weather was stunning too 🙂
All the staff were amazing - our guests thoroughly enjoyed the venue, service and the food!
Adrienne & Naythan
To the team at the Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant, I had not been back home to NZ in 10 years. Having grown up in Hawkes Bay, I thought having lunch with my UK family and family from NZ in a Restaurant/Vineyard would show all what live in NZ was like. I could not have asked for anything more! Great food, Great wine, and fantastic service. Simply Perfect! I would like to thank you all for a wonderful afternoon! I look forward to the arrival of the wine we have had shipped back to the UK. - John Wolfenden
Lovely cabin amidst vineyards. Great view and peaceful location. We loved it! Host was very friendly and thoughtful and Jill who welcomed us to the property could have have been more helpful ! We could not get our rental car on the ferry that was fully booked and she kindly picked us up and drove us to the property and even enquired for us about rental options on the island, thanks again !
Hi Imogen and team, Thank you very much for a perfect day on Friday 4 December. We thoroughly enjoyed it all, from the friendly welcome, wait staff, drinks on the terrace and of course superb food to follow. Thanks to all staff involved for making it the best end-of-year function for us at Viranda Holdings Ltd
I just wanted say a big (and belated, sorry) thank-you on behalf of myself and Malcolm for a great tasting and wonderful meal at Mudbrick. A magical evening! Kind regards, Jo Burzynska
I just wanted to touch base and say thank you so much for Saturday. We had a great time and my partner loved the extra attention with her dietary requirements. The food was amazing for both of us and the atmosphere was great. Shanti was our host for the day and her servcice was impeccable. I just wanted to pass out on happy we were with the whole experience. thanks again, David
Just a quick note to thank you all very much for a great day on Saturday. I loved it and my guests did too. Those who had been before said they never tire of it and those that hadn't wondered what had taken them so long. It was perfect and the sun even shone. So thank you and your team for all your/their work. Kind regards Megan
Just a quick email to thank you and your staff for looking after me so well at yesterday's Civil Union. I have never worked at Mudbrick before ( it is a simply stunning venue) so I really appreciate your kindness and how you made me feel so welcome. It was a fabulous ceremony - they had both put so much honesty and thought into the ceremony, and their families and friends were just so so supportive, makes my job so much easier! I'm sure they all had a wonderful night in your care. Kia ora nui Wendy Barton Celebrant
This email is to say thank you to the Mudbrick for the Lunch on Sunday 26/8. The Food was Excellent and Service was exceptional. Thank you to everyone for making the day very special. Particular thanks to Heather for her service, knowledge, courtesy and overall friendliness at our table. What an asset she is to your Business. Kind Regards Kathy and Alan
Hello. We came to eat with you about 3 weeks ago. I just wanted to say thanks so much for an amazing meal and the additional complimentary touches you had provided on the day. We loved coming back, the food was delicious and we'll certainly be coming again soon. My brother and his family loved the place and it felt just like it was our wedding day all over again! Thanks so much! Sunil Sawant
Hi there, Well, what a lunch on Sunday! I requested a table with a view ... and you guys delivered, it was just outstanding. It made our trip from Melbourne to celebrate Karyn's birthday something special. Lovely service, sensational food and the best table in the house plus a "happy birthday" chocolate on the dessert plate J a day not to be forgotten ... thank you. Bevan & Karyn
On behalf of our girls, their Mum and me (the wee husband), we would like to say a 'great Thank You' to you all at the Mudbrick Vineyard for making our lunch and afternoon on Saturday, a great success to celebrate Chrissy's birthday. Thank you. Hope to visit again. Cheers, Dave L.
Just wanted to pass on my thanks to Karen and the team including DJ Rick and Phil. The Mudbrick team operated like a well oiled machine on Friday night at Shane and Inga's wedding. Utterly professional and approachable with nothing being a problem. From my perspective as the MC you all made the evening work extremely well and I wanted to pass on my thanks to you all. Job well done. Thanks and best regards, Tristan Marris - Director, 97black
Just wanted to thank you for all your work and effort that went into putting together the group lunch that we had at Mudbrick yesterday. The venue was fantastic and the food was amazing, will be back for sure! Special thanks as well to Ashley who oversaw our group, a few people were commenting on how professional, pleasant and easy to deal with she was and this made the experience an even more enjoyable one. I didn't get to thank her before the group left, so if you could pass on my thanks that would be appreciated. Thanks again for making the experience such an enjoyable one.
I was taken to Mudbrick for my birthday yesterday. I had the most amazing degustation lunch. I have enjoyed some wonderful degustation menu's in some of Auckland's fine restaurants and found yours to be up with the best. Every course was the perfect balance of flavors and portion with beautiful presentation. (compliments to the kitchen team) I especially appreciated the service from a young staff member (sorry, I should have got her name, she has strawberry/blonde/red hair). She was very accommodating with changing a course of the menu to accommodate my preferences. Thank you Mudbrick for making my birthday lunch (lordy, Im getting old now haha) a memorable one. I will pass on my rave reviews to all my friends and colleagues ... I have already posted the photos of the lunch on Facebook 🙂
I just wanted to send you a thank you for the lovely lunch we have at Mudbrick on Saturday. It was mum's 73rd birthday and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The food was fantastic, we had a lovely table at the front of the restaurant with a stunning view and our waiter (French) was excellent. Everyone loved the day and raved about what an amazing spot you have.
Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful evening we had on Saturday. Everything ran very smoothly, the food and venue were superb and we had a fun and relaxing time. Even the weather co-operated, and the sunset during the ceremony was the finishing touch.