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 or Karen 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.
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
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 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
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