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Vineyard Wedding

Enjoy your dream wedding in a lake-side vineyard setting
at the Auckland wedding venue with style and heritage,
just 30 minutes from the CBD in Kumeu wine country.

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The Heritage Venue with Modern Style

From the vines to the lake and manicured grounds, Abel Estate offers all the opportunities you want for a magical wedding ceremony and a treasure trove of photos to be cherished for a lifetime.

Formerly the working vineyard Abel & Co, the venue started hosting weddings with new owners in the 1990s under the name Gracehill. Abel Estate is building on that heritage, giving couples and their guests a fresh and stylish setting to love.

“Making it to ‘happily ever after’ starts by choosing the right place to begin your journey.”

Couples who choose Abel Estate, talk about the professional but friendly style of service and relaxing rural vibe.  It’s truly a place to get away from it all, just a 30 minute drive from town.  Now you can see what makes Abel Estate so special, including the many wedding options from food, to the vineyard suite, styling, hire items and much more.

The venue caters for up to 100 people, with all food and drink provided by the venue kitchen and bar.

Adding Style & Space

Modern, lighter, fresher and more spacious – Abel Estate is undergoing a major upgrade to the main venue building and the ceremony area that will add the wow-factor to your wedding.

Read more of the details and see a gallery of images.

 

So Much To Love

Couples visiting Abel Estate talk a lot about the natural and man-made features that are the perfect backdrop for your wedding and the photos afterwards. 

The extensive well-kept gardens, the famous gazebo, the historic homestead and the large private lake give so many choices.

To see why so many couples are choosing the venue, have a look through our gallery of photos and the many happy brides and grooms who’ve gone before you.

Flexible Packages

Whether you have 20 guests or 100, there’s a package to meet a wide spending range. Mix and match features, or you can pick one of our starter packs. Our team will guide you through the options. Before you know it your date will be set – no stress, no hassle.

Classic Wedding

You’re In control, Organising Your Day

  • Your Classic wedding comprises food + 5-7 hr house drinks package, and includes exclusive use of the venue, all seating and dining furniture, air-conditioning, tableware, staff, set-up and pack-down
  • The Vineyard Suite, flowers, styling, cake, hire items, DJ or band can be added
  • Ceremony and reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend depending on date

Want to be across every detail and organise your wedding entirely yourself, or with a planner. the Classic wedding is the option for you, including all the basics, with no surprises.

The Classic Plus

A Classic Wedding, Plus Venue Styling

  • Our most popular package – save time, worry and money, and give your wedding a coherent overall style
  • The styling package includes table & venue flowers, linen vases, signs, green wall, neon sign, arch & more
  • Ceremony & reception for 8 hours, $5,000-$15,000 minimum spend + styling $2,000-$3000+

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 Glam, Vintage-Rustic and Pop Art, or you can go for something totally different! The package also includes hire items such as a neon sign, vases, green wall & more.

Concierge Wedding

The Dream Wedding We Help Organise

  • Includes floral 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, hire items, vendors and flower styles, then relax. Countless couples have loved the concept, and the reality even more. We help you choose what you want, then our team makes it happen.

“We both are still in awe at how amazing our day was. Thank you so so much for making it all happen for us and hosting an incredible day. Everyone has been raving about the food, the service and the gorgeous venue!”

Emily Hughes

“We’re still getting heaps of compliments from guests about the food, venue grounds and the staff too. You all are absolutely fantastic and really appreciate all you’ve done to bring our day together. Couldn’t have asked for better!”

Rachel Dinneen

Other Events

Whilst we’re renowned for our weddings, we also hosts private events for businesses, schools, sports clubs, community groups and more through our sister business Simply Events.

That includes birthday parties, baby showers, dinners and luncheons, meetings, training sessions, team building, presentations, conferences and retreats. Catering, transport services and equipment hire are available in our packages.