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.
“The quality of Tui Hill’s staff and their meticulous planning was outstanding in every area. We didn’t look at any other wedding venues because we knew Tui Hills was the perfect place for us to get married. “
Tui Hills Bride 2021
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for our wedding day. You were awesome from the get go and you made this whole experience super easy. We appreciate it. “