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Ataahua is the idyllic garden setting for the wedding you always dreamed of.
You will be spoilt for choice when looking for the perfect position to recite your wedding vows, be it within the intimate walled garden, in front of the outdoor fire, overlooking the bush, the decision is yours. After your ceremony, your guests can mingle, wander and explore the grounds, play croquet or petanque, the perfect entertainment while you have photographs. Your romantic garden wedding will be complete with your reception in our traditional marquee, or maybe you would prefer our elegant indoor alternative.
The property has been developed with the four seasons in mind… masses of deciduous planting captures beautiful autumn colour contrasted by evergreen topiary and hedging. The property is dotted with up lit trees and others that sparkle with fairy lights creating a romantic setting in the autumn and winter months when dusk falls earlier. The roaring outdoor fire also plays a dramatic backdrop for a wedding ceremony at this time of year. In spring the grounds burst into life with white blossom on the avenue of Chinese pear trees and denudata magnolias. In the summer the flowerbeds are a divine sight and the canopy of the mature copper beech is refreshing on a hot afternoon.
Our venue includes a commercial kitchen for your chosen catering company to work out of, or leave it to us and choose from a selection of menus we have on file, we will liaise with the caterers on your behalf.
Ataahua is fully licensed, bar packages will be tailored to your tastes and budget.
Your wedding at Ataahua will truly be a memorable day for all, from the moment you say your “I do’s” until the time you kick off your heels!
Ataahua is the most amazing venue! Every part of the venue is spectacular and the staff are amazing! The grounds were pristine, amazing spots for photos all within walking distance! Abby was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her organised yet relaxed approach was refreshing and everything was done before we even had to ask! You can tell she has planned many weddings and we felt like she had our wedding day totally under control right from the get go! Highly recommend Ataahua to any Bride and Groom looking for a high class venue!
Wedding Date: April 7, 2017
We looked for months in Auckland for a venue that suited us. We visited Ataahua on a weekend visit to family in Tauranga. After that there was no way I was going to talk the groom into any other venue. It was love at first sight for him.
We had a small wedding for 35 people on a Sunday and it was a great relaxed affair. On the day nothing went to plan, driven by the pouring rain. However it didn’t matter as Ataahua is such a flexible venue. Our guests loved it and the photos were amazing.
Throughout the planning, and we did on relatively short notice Abby and Bridget were great to deal with and made us feel confident everything was under control. Nothing was a problem.
Thank you for providing an amazing backdrop for our day.
Wedding Date: April 17, 2016
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding - Ataahua is simply stunning. From the beautiful walled courtyard to the lush gardens and bush, you really are spoilt for choice for your ceremony and photo options.
Abby was a dream to deal with, as soon as we met her we knew we’d made a great decision as she ensured every detail was discussed and organised. We had every confidence that our day would run smoothly, Abby and the Ataahua team were incredibly professional, even setting up a backup wet weather option (which wasn’t needed thankfully!).
We had guests from all over the world comment on how beautiful the venue was, and we had the absolute best day which wouldn’t have been possible without the brilliant Ataahua team. Thank you!
Wedding Date: January 30, 2016
Ataahua Gardens not only blew our minds but also our guests minds too, who could not believe how stunning the venue was!
We had searched in Wellington and all over Tauranga to find the perfect venue and there was something special about Ataahua that made it top all others. Abby was the icing on the cake, she was a dream to deal with and I’d trust her with my life - she’s just that great. She had thought of everything!
The venue was perfect not only for the ceremony, afternoon tea, reception but also for photos on site - the venue makes a perfect backdrop!
Abby and all here staff were amazing to deal with from the get go, but must I say on the night they were next level, they went above and beyond to make sure the day and night was absolutely perfect and it was thanks to them that we had the best day of our lives. We felt like nothing was too much trouble and that meant a lot.
If you want the most stunning venue and staff to go with it, Ataahua Gardens is your place. We cannot thank you guys enough!
xx Celeste and Glen
Wedding Date: January 7, 2016
Where to start… Our wedding would not have been the same without this amazing venue!! We looked around a few venues and as soon as I saw Ataahua, I had to have it, it is simply beautiful and makes the perfect backdrop for great photos! We only really dealt with Abby via email to begin with but could tell she was super organised and easy to deal with. We then met with Abby a couple of weeks before the wedding to discuss the details and she had thought of everything, even small details that we hadn’t even thought about but are still important nonetheless. By this point we knew we were in great hands and fully trusted Abby and her team to run our special day and we had no stress at all! The week of our wedding the weather forecasts weren’t looking great, but with Abby’s help we had a great backup plan (which would be just as beautiful as having it outside) and felt confident that Abby had things under control no matter how the weather turned out (it turned out perfect by the way!) Everything ran without a hitch, the staff were super friendly and professional. Our guests all said what a great wedding and venue it was. We cannot thank Abby and her team enough for making our wedding day amazing!
Wedding Date: March 7, 2015
Best wedding venue in the whole world!
Our wedding was fantastic!
The place is gorgeous! Just paradise on Earth!
Abby and her staff are wonderful people, very professional and so nice!
We definitely recommend the venue and we’ll be back there one day for another great occasion (family reunion or another wonderful time to spend with family and friends).
Thanks Abby and all Ataahua staff!
All the best!
Pierce and Anne
Wedding Date: January 17, 2015
This stunning venue will definitely not disappoint. My husband and I first looked at Tauranga’s newest wedding venue back in January 2013. We instantly felt that this was the right venue for us after seeing a few other venues within the area.
Abby and her team are simply amazing. Abby, herself, is so lovely and incredibly helpful. No request seemed too big and she understood all of our requirements. Abby’s event management skills were impeccable; the day ran so smoothly due to her diligence & eye to detail, along with her excellent staff, who were so polite and lovely to deal with.
The grounds are immaculate; they have made for some extremely beautiful wedding photos. Our photographers were in love with the diversity of backdrops.
Our guests all commented on how perfect the venue was, how beautiful the grounds were & how wonderful the food was. Global Cuisine was booked through the venue so all correspondence went through Abby, they all did a fabulous job.
All the items that were to be taken with us were packed up nicely & made life very easy for collection the following day.
Our wedding day was truly enhanced by this venue; we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ataahua to anyone in the future.
Wedding Date: November 29, 2014
The Ataahua team were so fabulous to work with in preparation for our big day! We organised the whole thing online as we live in Sydney, which could have been a very stressful experience but Abby made it super easy.
We sent our parents to have the first look around (though we were already sold on the photos on their website) and were just thrilled when we finally saw the venue in person the week before our wedding.
We had our ceremony in the walled garden followed by a champagne breakfast in the marque outside. We chose to seat the bridal party with our backs to the garden and the photos are just beautiful with all the character of the garden in the background.
Wedding Date: February 21, 2014
Ataahua is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING venue! We got married here in April this year and had the most wonderful day. Abby and her team at Ataahua must be the best in this business! They really know their stuff and worked so hard to make sure our day was stress free and seamless. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful a venue it was and how fantastic the service and facilities were. We are based in Auckland but fell in love with Ataahua when we visited it the first time and were so glad we chose to get married there. Being out of town wasn’t a problem - we were able to meet via Skype to sort through the finer details. We chose to have our bridal party photos at the venue before our ceremony too and although that must have created more work for the team, Abby was so easy going and made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. It is certainly a place we will never forget… that fireplace, the amazing walled garden and the beautiful marquee and reception room! Truly a spectacular place. We also chose our caterer, band, florist and celebrant from their recommendations and were not disappointed with any of them! Thank you so much Abby and Ataahua team!
Wedding Date: April 26, 2014
Ataahua Garden Venue was the most amazing place for my husband and I to wed.
The venue is very well kept and is already so beautiful, both inside and out, that it does not call for mounds of decorations to be placed everywhere. It is simply beautiful in itself.
Having more than one spot to hold our ceremony within the property was also fantastic as we were able to decide on an area that suited us and enabled us to express our own individuality.
The indoor reception area is simply charming. Everything from the lights, the door handles, the chairs, the window shutters - all just gorgeous.
Abby was brilliant to work with. Her bubbly yet professional nature put us completely at ease about our wedding. Nothing was too big of an ask for her and communication was always kept up.
Thank you Abby!
Wedding Date: 20/04/2013
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