Selecting your wedding venue can be an exciting journey. From intimate elopements and classic ceremonies, to unique ceremonies that stand out from the pack – there is sure to be an ideal location.
History comes alive through New Zealand’s historical sites, offering something for all generations – from high society glamour to daily toil of pioneers and everything in between.
1. The Boatshed
New Zealand is a gorgeous country that boasts an intriguing and fascinating history. First settled by Polynesians and then by European colonizers after 1840’s Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maoris and British. Today both locals and visitors can explore this intriguing past through an abundance of historic sites across New Zealand.
Many historic spaces have been turned into venues that can be hired out for weddings, events or functions. Scattered across the country are exquisite buildings that add historic charm and spiritual splendor to any gathering or function.
The Auckland Sky Tower is one of the city’s most striking symbols and stands as a remarkable testament to New Zealand. Completed in only two years, this free-standing fixture in the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing fixture offers luxury dining, adventure hub and Sky City casino complex complex; not to mention great historic significance! Visit New Zealand and witness this timeless symbol first-hand!
2. The Woolshed
New Zealand is an amazing place to visit for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant Maori culture, but also for its historic landmarks that tell its story. These landmarks range from old cottages to sprawling mansions; breweries to old hotels; Victorian cities to Art Deco towns – New Zealand is packed with all sorts of historic wonders on both islands!
The Woolshed offers an exquisite culinary experience. Through partnership with Fine Spun Group catering company, custom menus that highlight local and seasonal produce can be created exclusively for wedding events at their venue.
The Woolshed offers an intimate wedding reception venue featuring exposed hardwood beams, aged corrugated iron walls and two open fireplaces, perfect for an intimate and cozy celebration. Available for exclusive rental on special days to ensure privacy and seclusion on this momentous day of your lives, it has transformed from a country themed pub into one of Adelaide’s top nightclubs after dark with live RnB, Country & Pub Rock music as well as top 40 and commercial dance dancing available every night of the week!
3. Alberton Church
Alberton Church stands out as being more subtly haunted than the other haunted spots in Auckland, but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying! Visitors have reported hearing shrieks, whispers, footsteps from long ago as they visited this location; others have even noticed shadowy figures running by or witnessing shadowy figures appear before them when visiting Alberton Church.
This venue was once part of a large country estate on Mount Albert’s slopes that was home to socialite-suffragette Sophia Taylor and her family, before becoming a popular wedding venue.
Over time, the church’s role in marriage has changed gradually over time. While early churches favored celibacy over marriage, by the eighth century signs began appearing of church ceremonies to celebrate marriages.
By the twelfth century, more marriage ceremonies took place within church walls – marking a pivotal shift for Christianity as they increasingly recognized marriage as a holy sacrament.
4. The Stone Store
New Zealand is famed for its captivating natural scenery and Maori culture, but also offers many historic places and sites that span from charming cottages to old breweries – giving visitors a peek back in time.
This building, the oldest surviving stone structure in New Zealand, was erected between 1832-36 at Kerikeri on the second Church Missionary Society station established here by missionary John Hobbs (Wesleyan), using local basalt, Sydney sandstone, and burnt shell mortar sourced locally. It provides us with insight into both CMS activity in its local region as well as international commercial trade connections that later developed for New Zealand.
Kerikeri’s Stone Store and Kemp House represent a fascinating glimpse into when Maori and Europeans lived side-by-side here. Additionally, Kororipo Pa is home to this historical site, providing visitors with a scenic walk that gives an exclusive insight into Maori history – making this site worth your while to visit!
5. Edwin Fox Museum
In the 1870s, Britain seemed never-ending as its vast empire stretched around the globe and ships like Edwin Fox made trans-oceanic trips with equal regularity as jet planes do now. Many families in New Zealand can trace their heritage back to those who came aboard this vessel; Karen McLeod from its manager says that many “have come through here”.
This museum recounts the story of a ship which traveled the seas during the 19th century; she was considered to be one of the oldest surviving merchant vessels when she was constructed out of teak wood in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1853 and completed service during the Crimean War, carrying troops as well as goods to India as well as immigrants bound for Australia and New Zealand.
Visitors to the museum can actually step aboard and explore this hulk, offering them a truly memorable New Zealand experience. But more is on offer too – including displays of historical artefacts.