Mudbrick is a stunning wedding venue just 35 minutes by fast ferry from downtown Auckland.
We offer a beautiful environment with spectacular sea views and mature formal gardens. Our buildings are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick, which bears a timeless yet upmarket quality enriching your special day.
At Mudbrick we have the benefit of experience and have developed systems to ensure your wedding runs seamlessly and has the air of simplicity that only experienced staff can provide.
Your wedding dinner will not just be a meal! It will be remembered, commented on and appreciated as the stunning work of art that each plate is, delighting each guest as it is presented. Our chefs have received worldwide acclaim, Mudbrick has an international reputation for both it’s food, wine and indeed, it’s environment.
Browse our menus on this site. We specialise in menus which give maximum choice, and many guests comment they feel as if they are dining ‘a la carte’, even though they are at a large function. This is because we provide options like an a la carte menu, and guests have an intimate dining experience that only very experienced and creative chefs can provide. Superior ambience and waiting staff ensure that your day will run smoothly as well as looking beautiful.
We recommend a collective of highly professional support services to provide all your additional requirements such as florists, transport, music and the like. It’s easy to organise your wedding with us as our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator (free of charge) liaises with you during the entire planning process – we are only a phone call or email away and we help you throughout all stages.
Your wedding at Mudbrick can be catered for any time of year; the seasonality of a vineyard displays the most interesting of backdrops for photographs – from stunning canes and crisp winter light in June, new buds in spring, lush green foliage in summer, and probably the most striking, the vibrant red and orange leaves of autumn around May.
We have both an outdoor and indoor ceremony option – a stunning outdoor site or an ambient intimate indoor experience. Your guests will have the most spectacular sea views throughout the wedding dinner overlooking Waiheke’s rolling vineyards and Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. The restaurant has French doors that completely peel back and a roof that opens to the stars. We have the structure and solidity that a tent or marquee cannot provide. A 1.5 metre vintage Parisian chandelier is suspended over the dance floor with it’s own open fireplace. You will feel transported into a different world and your guests will leave with a lifelong memory – Mudbrick is indeed a stunning environment for a wedding celebration, even simply considering Mudbrick as a wedding venue is an enjoyable experience! Browse our photo gallery, read our testimonials and consider which month you think looks prettiest at Mudbrick.
Dates, Days and Times
Weddings normally occur in the evenings. We have a liquor license until 1am and we can accommodate approximately 126 guests, including a bridal table. Mudbrick is open year round, 7 days a week.
At Mudbrick we charge you for food and beverage consumed by yourselves and your guests, plus a ceremony venue hire fee. In the busy months we have a minimum spend required, at quieter times of the year we offer special packages.
Give us a call to discuss your desired date and number of guests, and we can give you quite a good idea from experience, how much it is likely to cost. Most people are surprised at how reasonable Mudbrick tends to be, as there are so many benefits and synergies.
Booking the Venue
If you are interested in securing Mudbrick for your special day, we can pencil you in on a date which will be held for a maximum of one week while you come to a decision.
Email Beccy at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started about having a wedding at Mudbrick.
When you decide to go ahead and book the venue, to secure your chosen date and time, we require a non-refundable deposit of $3,000 to confirm a booking, plus 50% of the cost of hiring your ceremony area. Please get in touch for the ceremony hire fee costs.
This information gives many answers to commonly asked questions. However, there is nothing like a personal meeting to ask all those other questions that are relevant to yourselves and your own wedding requirements. If you would like to visit us to view the venue and talk through any questions you may have, please phone to make an appointment with our wedding co-ordinator. We will meet you on-site, shows you around, and talk through your requirements and queries.
Mudbrick is a lovely location for a wedding or special function. We do hope you enjoy looking around upon your visit.
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Accommodation for your Wedding
The Vintage Cottage is an ideal location to get ready before a wedding or have close family stay at. It is only a 5 minute drive from Mudbrick and is in easy walking distance of the main village Oneroa.
Accommodation for your Honeymoon
The Owners Retreat is an idyllic cottage on a private beach at the eastern end of the island, a 45 minute drive from Mudbrick and can accommodate 2 to 3 couples. It is the perfect location to start your honeymoon.
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
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
Dear Justine, This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you to all the staff at Mudbrick that helped contribute to our amazing and special wedding day. Everything went perfectly and the food from the degustation menu was truly memorable. I would really like you to pass on our thanks to Heather who looked after us and our guests with true care and professionalism, nothing was a bother and she is a credit to the Mudbrick and a staff member who is truly worth looking after. Again thanks for making the day so relaxed, carefree and truly memorable. William, Michael, Harry & Louie
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
Check out our very own Nick Jones taking you on a tour of Mudbrick…