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Worry-free Weddings

 

Say goodbye to the burden of organising your big day.
The smart way to say “I do” is a unique, effortless
wedding organised for you at one of our stylish venues.

See The Options

Stylish, Effortless, Unique

Four romantic, stressless wedding options! Our packages let you shortcut your wedding prep, get introduced to the vendors we know and trust, and receive expert advice from people who have your best interests at heart. This is the new way to plan your wedding: enjoy an easy, stress-free, and pleasant process that gives you the time, space, and energy to enjoy every day of your engagement. 

It’s been estimated that planning a wedding by yourself is like taking on a second job. All those lost weekends, endless meetings and worries about whether you’ve found the right photographer, celebrant and florist. We enable you to plan a wonderful wedding without the drudgery. You’ll arrive on your big day relaxed and happy.

“When you try to control everything, you end up enjoying nothing. Relax and have the best day ever.”

Our professional wedding coordinators have the knowledge to guide your decision-making and find you vendors you’ll love working with. They believe in keeping things simple: only the best!

Easy Wedding

Choose Your Package – We Organise for You

  • Select food, drink, cake, plus celebrant and photographer from our lists of trusted professionals
  • Venue styling, hire items, DJ or band can also be added
  • Ceremony and reception for 6 hours, $4,495-$7,495 minimum spend for up to 100 people

You’re too busy to organise a wedding from scratch – but you’d still like to have a fantastic day where you’ve made all the choices, without busting the bank. Easy Weddings last 6 hours and including seated dining and the opportunity for music and dancing – amazing value for money, with the hard work left to us.

Please note: Premium dates on Friday to Sunday in Summer – November to March – are only available if booked less than four months before the wedding date, or for earlier bookings if a min spend of $12,000-$15,000 is met.

Concierge Wedding

The Dream Wedding We Help Organise

  • Includes venue styling, food, drink, cake, plus celebrant and photographer chosen from our lists of trusted professionals
  • Bouquets, hire items, DJ or band can be added
  • Ceremony & reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend + styling, planning & vendors $4,000+

There’s no time or expense spared on this wedding that will be the envy of your friends – not the least because almost all you have to do is choose your menu, vendors and flower styles, then relax.

Countless couples have loved the concept, and the reality even more. You choose what you want, then our team makes it happen.

Concierge weddings are able to be booked at any time, for any wedding day, with no restrictions on availability.
 

Dinner Wedding

Ceremony & Dinner Organised for You

  • Includes food, bubbles for the couple,  and your choice of cake, celebrant and photographer from our lists 
  • Flowers, venue styling, bar drinks and hire items can be added
  • Ceremony and dinner for 4 hours, $2,795 – $4,295 minimum spend for 10-40 people

Getting married, then going out for dinner way to have a wedding with no hassle, on a modest budget. Trouble is, you still have to organise the celebrant, photographer, cake and other things. Now you can enjoy the informality of a wedding and meal while we take care of all the wedding details to make the occasion special.

Please note: Premium dates on Friday to Sunday in Summer – November to March – are only available if booked less than four months before the wedding date, or for earlier bookings if a min spend of $12,000-$15,000 is met.

Styling Options

Mix and Match Packages For a Unique Look

  • A variety of floral styles to choose from that will  give your wedding a coherent overall look
  • The styling packages include table & venue flowers plus vases, signs, green wall, neon sign, arch & more
  • Go bigger, or add extras including bouquets and buttonholes

Working with our venue florist makes deciding on the floral styling for the day a breeze. There are a series of standard themes, including Boho Chic, Vintage-Rustic and Pop Art, or you can go for something totally different! Packages also include hire items such as a neon sign, vases, green wall & more. 

Seeing is Believing

All you need to do now is get in touch and arrange a viewing to see exactly what the venues have to offer. Our teams will explain everything and provide you with a detailed online proposal that allows you to work out the exact cost.

Tui Hills

Get your slice of heaven at this enchanting venue nestled in the bush of the Waitakere Ranges. You’ll feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Auckland which is just 30 minutes away.

Fully renovated in 2019, Tui Hills brings together fresh, modern facilities with character and charm of the original venue hall. The native garden theme throughout will give your wedding a uniquely kiwi feel.

Whether you’re marrying in the secluded Kowhai Glade with its famous rotunda, or enjoying canapes and bubbles in the shade of the Nikau Pavilion, you and your guests will love being at Tui Hills.

 

Gracehill Vineyard Estate

Marrying next to a lake on manicured grounds, with grapevines in the background is a dream come true for many couples, and it can be for you at the elegant Gracehill near Kumeu.

It’s little wonder it’s known as Auckland’s favourite venue. Gracehill has hosted weddings since the beginning of the century, building a reputation for quality service at a reasonable cost.

Not that you’ll be thinking about that during your ceremony at the pagoda or on the lawn, or while having photos taken amongst the vines, beside the lake or on the bridge over the stream.

 

“My mother and bridesmaids kept commenting that I was very calm the whole day, and it was easy to be as Tui Hills had taken care of everything for us and I was about to marry the love of my life!

Kristina Ellson

Tui Hills Bride 2020

“Thank you again for all you did for us leading up to the wedding & on the day.  Everything was perfect, it was the best day the food & drinks were awesome the family loved everything about the venue.”

Sara Tanevesi

Gracehill Bride 2021

Food, Glorious Food

A range of menu styles – from buffet to fine dining – deliver the options you want at the right price. Our food showcases the best of local ingredients, and choices include plenty of kiwi favourites. Your guests won’t stop talking about how good the meal was.

Plated Meals

The most popular option for wedding parties, plated meals are the elegant dining solution that delivers everything you might expect from a quality restaurant. At Tui Hills this extends to a fine dining option.

Family-style

A great way to cater to a wide variety of tastes and appetites, family style dining at Tui Hills serves sharing plates down the middle of the table. Guests love being able to help themselves without having to stand in a buffet line.

Buffet Service

Buffet meals are still a favourite for many, combining practicality with a little nostalgia. You can choose from a wide range of hot and cold dishes, including dessert offerings, with canapes or grazing table to start.

Canapes

What better way to start your dining experience than with a range of canapes! These are usually served in the golden hour straight after the ceremony and/or while the happy couple are off having their photos taken.

Over The Bar

Whatever sorts of drinks you and your guests would like, we can help. As well as the standard house wines and beers, you can add a premium wine list or request a particular label. Couple’s cocktails are a specialty.

Wedding Cake

Cutting the cake is an age-old tradition that completes your wedding. Our fabulous cake makers can create a one, two or even three-tier cake with a selection of flavours, decorated in the latest styles.

Choose Your Celebrant…

Finding the right celebrant can make all the difference to your ceremony. They’ll help you organise your vows, help settle your nerves and guide you along the way on the day.

Just as importantly, they can set the tone of the ceremony – serious, lighthearted, irreverent, solemn – and make your guests feel welcome and included.

You can choose from our group of our hugely-experienced preferred celebrants or perhaps you already have one in mind such as a family friend. We’ll guide you through the process of finding the right one.

 

…Your Photographer

Every wedding creates lasting memories. For that reason, it’s important that your wedding photographs are taken by someone skilled in capturing such precious memories, making you and the day look wonderful.

That means a safe pair of hands from an experienced pro. We’re fortunate to have a selection of seasoned wedding photographers for you to choose from.

You can select, based on their style, knowing that we high-recommend their work. In years to come you’ll be happy to show off those wonderful images. We also have recommended videographers available.

 

…Your DJ or Live Music

There’s nothing like getting up on the dance floor to celebrate your newly-wed status. Both venues have air-conditioned dance floors for your comfort, and a huge selection of DJs and musicians to choose from.

Every DJ is a seasoned professional experienced in playing the sort of songs that much the tempo of the revelers, keep the dance floor full, and send guests home with tired feet.

There’s a wide variety of genres, sounds and sizes of live music acts we have available, including solo guitarists or instrumentalists for cocktail hour. You get to see a clip of them performing before choosing.

 

Making It Extra Special

Here’s how you can make your special day even more special by adding items from the range of choices below. Better still, get multiple extras listed in one of our discount packages to suit your type of wedding.

Tui or Vineyard Suite

An hour of luxury while you get
ready to walk down the aisle

Digital Photobooth

Have fun with your guests
capturing precious memories

Neon Signs

A special message in light –
Mr & Mrs, Till Death or Love Hearts

Giant Love Letters

All you need is love –
written with letters 1.5m tall

Lawn Games

Fun for all the family
after the ceremony

Celebration Packages

Enjoy a selection of extras
in one of our discount packs

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Questions & Answers

 

Q: How many people can we have at a Simply Wed wedding?
A: There are no minimum guest numbers. The maximum for both venues is 100 people, including the couple marrying.

Q: What times are the weddings?
A: The usual start time is 4pm in summer, earlier in the other seasons depending on the month. Dinner weddings can start a little later. We'll advise you on the best timetable.

Q: What days/dates are available?
A: This is constantly changing depending on our other bookings. As a general rule, easy and dinner weddings are easier to book in off-peak times.

Q: How does the pricing work?
A: Each type of wedding has its own pricing structure. As a general rule, there is a venue fee plus a per-person cost for food and drink, with extra special items, such as use of the Tui or Vineyard suites, additional. The digital proposal that you'll be sent calculates all this for you and enables you to make changes that are automatically re-calculated. Each type of wedding has a series of minimum spend amounts determined by the day of the week and time of year.

Q: How do we choose what we want?
A: It's easy. We send you an online proposal that includes menus, information about all the choices, celebrants, photographers and so on, plus a link to book your wedding.  Most importantly, you get to choose combinations of items to get to the price that fits your budget.  The total cost calculates automatically. No surprises!

Q: Why is it a good idea to use the vendors on the Simply Wed list?
A: Each wedding is a one-off. That means you need to be sure about the quality of the work. The celebrants, vendors, DJs and others that we recommend are known and trusted.

Q: Will there be time for everything I want to do?
A: Our weddings allows ample time for the ceremony, speeches and photographs. Time for dancing is included in all packages except the dinner wedding.

Q: Can I extend the time on my Easy or Dinner wedding?
A: Due to the pricing and staffing allocations for these shorter weddings, the time allocation has to be strictly enforced. If you think you'll need more time, we can recommend a different package that will achieve what you want.