At Matai Huka Garden Weddings we bring a new concept in weddings for couples wanting to have the “fairy tale” celebration, without the huge costs. We eliminate the need to cut down numbers of special friends and family with whom you want to share your “special day”.
We also know you want your wedding to be stylish, memorable and a total reflection of who you are as a couple.
At Matai Huka Garden Weddings we offer the complete package; a stunning location and venue, a marquee dressed to suit your wedding theme, sumptuous cuisine, a talented and artistic florist, a warm and welcoming wedding celebrant, a Boutique ‘honeymoon’ Cottage and a wonderful photographer, who will capture your day and ensure you have treasured memories to share with family and friends forever.
Our venue looks out over beautiful native bush and offers you numerous captivating spots to choose the perfect setting to exchange your vows, whether it’s under the arbore, or in front of one of our serene ponds, our wonderful rusty old Fergi tractor or our wagon wheel in the rock garden.
See below for more information on our Complete Wedding Package, including pricing and the outstanding services provided.
OUR VENUE HIRE INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
Dressed Arbore draped with white voile, flowers and a stunning chandelier. There are other options on the property to choose from also.
Chairs in Ceremony area – bows in inside chairs
Option of shepherd’s hooks down aisle with vases of flowers, rose balls or other
Table for signing the register dressed with beautiful lace cloth and vase of fresh flowers
Marquee with ceiling draping, wall draping and blanket fairy lighting behind bridal table
Tables and chairs with white table cloths
Tables dressed to suite your theme whether it be rustic, classic or other
Outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas
Glassware – wine, champagne and beer glasses
Microphone and speaker/Amp – has facility to plug in guitar or ipod/phone
Bar Leaners with led lighting
Festoon lighting outside Marquee
Chilled water and water glasses
Cake table with lace cloth and beautiful cake knife and slice
Wait staff to serve food and alcohol and clear tables
Outdoor rustic bar with large beer fridge
8 acres of beautiful gardens, lakes and native bush for stunning photographs
Clean up and tip fees
Honeymoon suite for the bride and groom (also can be used for either party to get ready)
TOTAL COST OF VENUE HIRE – $7,500.00.
Tony Lincoln has a lot of wedding photography experience. He has an impeccable eye for detail and capturing stunning photos of brides and grooms special day.
After 20 years owning a Scaffolding company, he has not had the time for it, however, after now selling his company he has the time to follow his passion for photography. He has invested in all new quality camera gear and is ready to pick up where he left off!
Examples of his photography are available to view at our venue.
We recommend two outstanding caterers:
* Matt & Michelle Woodward from The Good Food Society. Matt is a qualified chef and his food is outstanding while being extremely affordable.
* Jaunty Catering is a family run operation located on the Kapiti Coast and pride themselves on giving every customer personal and friendly service. After 27 years cooking in restaurants in the UK, Australia and New Zealand their passion is to bring restaurant quality dinning to your special event.
Our Celebrants are Karen Rodgers-Sinclair and Genaya Naisbitt.
Karen has a wonderful, bubbly personality and is fantastic at helping with vows if needed.
Genaya writes personalised wedding ceremonies officiated with warmth & joy.
We recommend two outstanding local florists.
Frances from Rose and Ivy Floral Studio specialises in wedding and celebration flowers at reasonable prices, with extensive wedding planning and styling experience.
Anna from The Wilderness Flowers specialises in wild arrangements, bouquets, weddings and indoor plants. She uses locally sourced flowers and freshly foraged foliage to create stunning arrangements to suit your wedding theme. Her pricing is based upon what is in season at the time.
Alisha works with you to ensure your cake looks and tastes amazing.
She offers a huge variety of cakes, but as a guide they would start from around $250.00.
Check out Alisha’s Facebook page here.
* Cake Friday
Offering delicious bespoke cakes custom made especially for your celebration. Cake Friday cakes are designed to delight the eye, and, most importantly, your tastebuds.
Cake Friday cakes are made to be eaten!! They use the finest quality ingredients and their cakes are made from scratch. Based in Kapiti, their cakes are made with local produce- organic home grown fruits and flowers are used to flavour and decorate whenever possible. It is their philosophy that cakes are food first- they aim to wow your guests; read their many five star reviews for confirmation of this here.
We allow you to bring your own alcohol and our wait staff will serve. We can help with ideas on how much you will need.
You will need to hire a trailer/chiller if number of guests is over 50.
Complete Wedding Package
Our Wedding Package includes everything you need to make your fairytale wedding come true!
Our Boutique Cottage offers the perfect, picturesque space for your bridal party (or grooms party!) to get ready for your big day, as well as a romantic setting for you to relax in for your first night as husband and wife!
Wedding Menu Options
We offer a catering service of the highest standard, by The Good Food Society, as well as beautiful wedding cake designs by That Little Cake Shop.
Jenna Wara Photography
Jenna has an amazing passion and eye for photography! She captures outstanding memories for you and your family to cherish forever!
Genaya writes personalised wedding ceremonies officiated with warmth and joy.
Genaya is a registered Celebrant living in Waikanae, Kapiti Coast with her young family. She has a strong event management and administration background and a Certificate in Celebrant Studies (Celebrant School NZ). Genaya is a member of the Celebrants Association of NZ.
Ceremonies and services by Genaya, will have you at the heart. This is your ceremony and that will always be at the forefront. Genaya will write your personalised wedding ceremony officiated with warmth and fun.
Rose and Ivy Floral Studio
Rose and Ivy is a home based florist covering the Kapiti, Porirua and Wellington region. Specialising in wedding and celebration flowers at reasonable prices, with extensive wedding planning and styling experience.
Anna specialises in wild arrangements, bouquets, weddings and indoor plants.
Anna uses locally sourced flowers and freshly foraged foliage to create stunning arrangements to suit your wedding theme.
Wedding Celebrant – Karen Rogers-Sinclair
As a celebrant I’m passionate about bringing two fabulous people together in marriage. My focus is for you both to enjoy every minute of the journey, every step of the way. It should be fun planning the ceremony behind the scenes then sharing all your thoughts, ideas and love with family and friends in any location, at any time.
I love that no two people are the same, and neither are your vows, ideas, traditions or preferences. With open minds and open hearts I will do whatever it is you visualise for you and your soulmate on your special day. If you need a helping hand with suggestions, or some guidance with readings, vows or the order of the ceremony, then I’m here to give you a helping hand.
I have lived on the Kapiti Coast most of my life and have a strong connection to the community and area. I have a lifestyle block, and have been working at Montessori preschool for nearly three decades.