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 email@example.com 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.
Video by Bubblerock http://www.wearebubblerock.com/
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.
Hi Justine, Thank you so much for all your help and support in organizing the best day of our lives. Everything was amazing. When I say to people of the venue, I get the comments back,have heard about mudbrick or have been to a wedding there.. And everyone raves of the service, location, food, and ambiance . Your reputation doesn't do you justice ,it exceeds it. Thank you to you and your team in making our wedding so special and giving us a beautiful memory to hold on to All our love Julie and mike Bayly
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
Hi Justine Thank you and the team at Mudbrick for such a lovely lovely wedding. Despite the rain it was still a magical setting. The food was beautiful. A big thanks for the vegetarian options - wow we are still talking about the yummy asparagus soup; amazing. A special thanks to the wonderful team working that night - they were absolutely lovely, helpful, professional and saw that everything ran smoothly. I also have to make a special thanks from my bridesmaid who was highly impressed at the special treatment given to 3.5 yr old son. And thank you for the breakfast voucher which we hope to use very soon next time we are back on Waiheke. Look forward to seeing Mudbrick again soon.
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