Modern Stylish Weddings
The venue setting the trend, and the standard.
In the heart of Kumeu wine country.
Where Something Old is Something New
Historic vineyard Abel Estate is the Auckland wedding venue with fresh ways of making your day special and delivering the quality you’re looking for. Weddings may be traditional, but they don’t have to be old-fashioned.
The setting, services, cuisine and staff ensure everything about your big day is thoroughly modern and on-trend – from our online guides to floral styling, hire packages, Concierge planning service and gourmet menus – all supported by a team of experienced professionals. Abel Estate is much more than just a venue.
The Difference You’ve Been Looking For
Finding a venue and organising a wedding can be a bewildering experience. Let our team of professionals make the process a pleasure, with our unique range of services designed for today’s busy wedding couples. You can get as much or as little help as you want – mixing and matching what we offer – or have us organise all the big ticket items for you with our Concierge Wedding package.
Enjoy knowing you can choose to have your venue styling taken care of by us, including flowers. There’s a wonderful range of styles you can pick to coordinate colours.
Get the total experience by hiring the Vineyard Suite on your big day. Bridal parties love the pro makeup lighting, comfy sofas, full-length mirror and private bathroom.
Party, Party, Party
You’ll have a great party, with everything you need available at the venue, from a digital photo booth to giant LED love letters and more. We can even organise a DJ or live band.
Relax and enjoy your day with help from our team. Plan your wedding using our online system, or have our Concierge experts organise styling, and book you the best vendors.
Abel Estate was the first venue we came to view, and we decided not to look further, as everything looked perfect – a beautiful location with a lake and vineyard.
Everything was amazing, the experience was top level, from the decor to the food the staff even before the day dealing with the planning felt effortless.
A Lot More To See
The ultimate is to come for a visit, but short of that you can get a great idea of what it would be like to marry at Abel Estate by looking at our extensive photo gallery.
We update the images often thanks to the generosity of couples who want others to see why they chose the venue by sharing their happy memories.
“We absolutely loved the newly renovated space, the ceremony area was stunning and the indoor area with open windows was also beautiful.” – Ashleigh McTaggart, 2022 Bride
You’ll Love Every Bite
One of the things guests most often remark on is the quality of the food. They won’t be disappointed at Abel Estate. Our contemporary Kiwi cuisine includes plenty of favourites, all with a gourmet twist. Plated, buffet and family-style dining are available, with premium options for couples who are foodies or want the wow factor with the likes of oysters and champagne, caviar and duck.
Most menus come with a 7-hour package of beer and wine, including prosecco, and craft beer on tap. All dietary requirements are catered for.
“What can I say about the food? It was the highlight of the day!” – Drey Curay, 2022 Bride.
How Much For All This?
Choose the package that’s right for you based on the time of year and day of the week, then select the menu and you’ve got the cost of your Classic Wedding. Then add the many wonderful options to make your big day even better and your stress levels lower.
Favourite upgrades include floral styling, and our Magnum party package of photo booth, Vineyard Suite bride’s room, giant LED love letters and more. The ultimate is to have our expert team help you select all your major vendors, and then take care of the bookings.
“The Abel Estate team and venue went above and beyond our expectations.” – Karli van Staden 2022 Bride
We chose Abel Estate because of its magical atmosphere. The stairs going down to the rotunda + the lake next to it reads into the drama and romance of the moment.
The wedding was absolutely amazing because Abel Estate made is so easy for us with so many things included that we didn’t have to spend time organising ourselves.
We celebrate the multi-cultural nature of weddings today, with traditional rituals and culture mixing with modern Kiwi style. We can work with all couples to meet their specific requirements relating to religious and cultural needs and have created specific packages for Chinese, Indian and Pasifika weddings. Click on the buttons below for more information.
We love the concept of having something romantic and magical, and Abel Estate had this. It was really my dream to have my wedding in a lovely garden beside a lake.
Virginia sold us on it, to be honest – we saw how experienced she was just after talking to her and we felt like we could entrust our very special day to her – and we did.
New & Improved
Modern, lighter, fresher and more spacious – this historic former vineyard has had a major upgrade to the main venue building and ceremony area that will add the wow factor to your wedding. Click the button to see how all the work in 2022 has created a new look.
Budgeting for a wedding has its difficulties, without having to find big lump sums or remembering to save enough. Couples find our Easy Wedding payment plan the perfect solution, invoiced monthly to keep you on track without breaking the bank.
On August 19, 2013, the Marriage Amendment Act made it possible for New Zealanders to marry regardless of sexual orientation. It’s a date to be celebrated. We look forward to seeing many same-sex couples marrying at Abel Estate for many years to come.
Whilst we’re renowned for our weddings, we also host private events for businesses, schools, community groups and more through our sister website Simply Events. That includes parties, dinners, luncheons, meetings, team building, presentations and more.