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.
Winter Wedding You guys did a fantastic job, we had very little stress on the day it went off amazingly and we were very impressed. Mudbrick is a place we have so many fond memories of as we have been there a number of times and its totally us, great food, wine, homely and warm. We have never been let down. Everybody had a great time and we have had so many positive comments about how amazing it was. Thank you so much for making me and my girls day amazing, memorable. We’ll never forget it! Sian & Brock
Autumn Wedding Every time we think about our wedding on the 28th April it makes us smile. Jayson and I cannot thank you enough for the magical setting of The Lodge for our ceremony. It had been a crazy storm all day, however, we weren’t in the slightest bit concerned as we knew the venue was perfect and your wedding staff had everything totally under control. We knew it would all be incredible inside and it was. Miraculously, the sun came out after the ceremony and guests are still talking about sipping champagne outdoors overlooking the magnificent views. The actual reception at the Mudbrick restaurant was beyond compare. Absolutely delicious food and wines. Mudbrick and it’s beauty speaks for itself. Jayson and I would like to especially thank Nathalie and Beccy for ensuring our day ran like clockwork. We can’t thank you enough! We could never have wished for a more beautiful wedding. We are so grateful and Mudbrick will forever be very special to us. Sacha & Jayson
Summer Wedding Thank you for helping make our wedding run so smoothly. The day was absolutely perfect and we have had lots of compliments about the food and wine from the guests. We're so glad we chose to have it at Mudbrick and would definitely recommend it! Thanks again, Ellen & Fraser
Spring Wedding We just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to you for making our day so wonderful, we had the best day we could have imagined and everything went so well thanks to you and the rest of the Mudbrick team! We had no stress on the day as everything was all taken care of so well for us, all our guests have been raving about the day and the food and all seemed to have a fab time which was what we wanted. We always thought Mudbrick was so popular because of its beauty, views and food - but actually a huge part of it would have to be how well everything is organised and taken care of for you. It really is the whole package! It was a dream venue for us and so special to be able to get married there. Can't thank you enough and we hope to run into you again at future weddings or visits to Mudbrick 🙂 Samantha & Liam
Check out our very own Nick Jones taking you on a tour of Mudbrick…