Directory Venues in Auckland Central
Carrington’s is ideal for a gorgeous central Auckland wedding. Located within a 55-hectare oasis of native trees, streams and feature gardens at your disposal, there is a number of exclusive wedding photo locations, plus plenty of room to host both the Ceremony and Reception in one location.
The campus of Unitec is virtually empty during the weekends. Host your special day at Carrington’s, and your guests will be amazed by this truly hidden secret.
Our staff are experienced at all aspects of wedding planning and can provide the following services:
We had the most amazing time. Bronwyn made the entire day fun and easy to plan. The team thought of every detail and were more than happy to set up everything just as we wanted, nothing was a problem. The venue was amazing and exactly what we wanted. Food was awesome and the beverage list was spot on. We cannot thank the team enough for making our day incredible.
Wedding Date: June 3, 2017
My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception at Carrington’s on an extremely cold winters evening in May and it was BEAUTIFUL.
Bronwyn was extremely accommodating to my detail-orientated decorating and venue set-up and pulled the whole thing off seamlessly. She was also a dream when it came to adjusting our menu to cater to our guests dietary requirements.
Arriving on the night with my dress dripping wet, Bronwyn was amazing and quietly set up a personal heater behind me to keep me warm, toasty and happy all night.
Something which sets this venue apart from the rest is that the staff completely pack down the venue after the evening is over, meaning your guests don’t have to stay behind to help pack up.
If I could get married again, I’d do it here again in a heart beat! Highly recommended.
Priya and Jonathan Suttle xox
Wedding Date: May 20, 2017
We wanted a casual wedding, where people could relax and enjoy themselves. Carringtons was the perfect location. The thing that sold us was the outdoor area, having a summer wedding it was ideal! Bronwyn was amazing in the lead up, and on the day she had it all under control! We were given creative freedom with decorating, and she was very accommodating in fitting our requirements. We had our ceremony in the garden out the back of Carringtons, so it was very simple and easy for our guests to relax and stay in the same spot while we went off to have our photos. My bridal party and I were greeted on arrival with water, and Bronwyn made sure I was ready to go before I walked down the aisle. We also had a basket full of delicious food and drinks to take with us as we had our photos. We stayed on the premises for photos too and there were lots of great spots to take some beautiful nature photos. Bronwyn looked after our MC throughout the night to make sure he was able to control the evening well, and we made my mother the point of contact so I was never disrupted once during the evening to make decisions.
The food was amazing, there was so much choice; all my guests are still talking about it. They catered well to dietary requirements, with my gluten free guest being taken away individually to explain the food items, and given her own custom made dessert.
The entire day went off without a hitch, and we couldnt have asked for a better day!
Thank you Bronwyn and the team and Carringtons!
Wedding Date: March 18, 2017
Bronwyn was very friendly to deal with, and Carringtons took a lot of burden off our shoulders with organising our wedding reception. They were very flexible and helpful to provide whatever we wanted! Most of all, the food was incredibly amazing - such a diverse range of amazing food, and so much of it! Thank you.
Wedding Date: February 18, 2017
Carringtons was great, it had everything we could have possibly wanted in a venue. The food was amazing with multiple people commenting on how nice it was. The decor was stunning and Bronwyn made sure it was exactly how we wanted it. The ability to bring in our own drinks was really nice as most other places didn’t allow that. The wedding went off without a hitch and they were so accommodating to all of our needs. Definitely 10/10 in our books.
Thanks heaps to the team!
Wedding Date: April 15, 2017
The venue is amazing for a wedding. From the photos around the unitec grounds to the ceremony in the garden and then the short stroll down to the venue. We had a and playing in the court yard for the first 3 hours while canapes were served. The outside is stunning when all dressed up with the trees and ivy on the wall, we decorated outside with loads of lights and it looked fantastic. There were enough tables and chairs for all to use outside while mingling and eating canapes. The staff were really helpful and really friendly. Bronwyn was really great to work with and she ensured everything was arranged. Really appreciated the fact the staff packed up all the left over drinks and packed up all the decorations at the end of the night. We only had to pick it up the next day! What a service! Thanks team. Most of the food items were yummy. I would have preferred to be able to try the selection before the day as some items were not what I was expecting. Feedback from the guests was that it was great and plenty of food. The carvery was a huge hit! We were both very happy with how the day panned out. Thank you to the Carringtons team for making our day so special. Recommend this venue if you don’t want to have to worry about noise, music played late Maury no problem and the bricks are just stunning simply with lights. Thanks again.
Wedding Date: February 25, 2017
Carrington’s Pumphouse is a fantastic wedding venue. It is very accessable from central Auckland city, but has a maintains a secluded atmosphere. The building itself is very open and spacious and the courtyard is perfect as a ceremony location or a dancefloor.
Bronwyn, the venue manager, was very patient and easy to deal with. She definitely seems to have a lot of experience in the wedding planning business, and this showed in the way she interacted with myself, my wife, and our guests.
The food was delicious and varied. We had the buffet, and it included all styles of cuisine. At dinner time the bridal parties were given lots of special attention from the very friendly staff.
We had a band play after dinner, and the courtyard was perfect for this. Bronwyn also helped us make a detailed back-up plan in the case of rain. Luckily the plan wasn’t required!
We are really happy with all aspects of Carrington’s Pumphouse, and would readily recommend it to anyone considering a wedding in Auckland City.
Wedding Date: April 8, 2017
We loved our wedding at Carringtons. The day went so smoothly & was very relaxed. Bronwyn & Claire were really helpful & thought of everything. Heaps of food, great atmosphere, convenient location & friendly staff.
Wedding Date: March 11, 2017
We held our wedding reception here and it turned out fabulous! While we did have to deal with a few changes of event co-ordinators, which was a little frustrating, these things happen, and Elle, our final co-ordinator was fantastic! Lovely to deal with, organised and accommodating. The night ran smoothly, Elle even made sure there was coffee and tea on arrival and the fireplace roaring, due to unexpected bad weather, the venue is just so. damn. gorgeous. and the food was yummo! We loved the fairy lights, the exposed brickwork, the ham and the chocolate mousse! They did a wonderful job accomodating a wide range of dietary requirements, including my own. Centrally located, lots of parking…Our guests and photographers have all raved about the reception. All up, a great job and we are very happy we chose Carrington’s.
Wedding Date: November 19, 2016
If you’re looking for a place that is beautiful, affordable and intimate-Carrington’s is the place for you. It’s one of the few places we looked at and it didn’t take much convincing to know that this was the right place for us.
Excellent wedding and event manager (Bronwyn Miles), excellent staff, beautiful fairy light curtain, rustic brick walls, amazing food, scenic grounds, outdoor courtyard, indoor seating, great sound-this place literally ticks all the boxes and comes with very affordable rates and options.
Dealing with them was a breeze, all it take is a couple of meetings and your done! They set everything up for you, clean the place, decorate and put up with all your shenanigans!
Our wedding day was amazing thanks to the team at Carrington and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have a celebration of any kind.
Wedding Date: January 21, 2017
We had our ceremony and reception at Carrington’s and the whole day ran very smoothly. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the venue, food, and atmosphere. It was the complete package.
Brownyn was very lovely and accommodating. Nothing was a problem and she definitely went above and beyond. Small touches like a drink of water for me on arrival at the ceremony was much appreciated.
I would highly recommend this venue for any event and hope we can enjoy it again in the future.
Wedding Date: November 26, 2016
Having our reception at Carrington’s was such a joy. The staff were so easy to work with, the value for money is fantastic - especially if you have a lot of dietary requirements, and the food was amazing! Not to mention the brick building being absolutely stunning making it so easy and affordable to decorate.
Carrington’s are so willing to work with you to figure out how things will work best and are wonderfully flexible - it was a no stress venue and I would highly recommend them.
The only downside (which really isn’t much of a downside) is the bathrooms, they aren’t beautiful - but they are just bathrooms. Other than that their sound system inside isn’t the best, but again that is easily remedied.
Carrington’s was so incredible and we are so pleased that we decided to go with them.
Wedding Date: December 10, 2016
Carrington’s was lovely to deal with.
The venue itself was beautiful and worked perfectly for all our plans. We were really stoked with how well the staff made a real big effort to make the reception just like we wanted, they went above and beyond.
The food was amazing, as was the service on the day.
Thanks so much!!
Wedding Date: December 3, 2016
We chose Carringtons as it had a good reputation for parties we had thrown in the past. We wanted a casual wedding that was full of fun and they delivered. Bronwyn went the extra mile in every way for us and really helped us make choices that were appropriate for the night. We had the perfect night and had so much feedback from our guests about the venue being so great. Would highly recommend!
Wedding Date: October 15, 2016
We found Carrington’s to be the perfect setting to host our wedding reception earlier this year. We fell in love with the charming, rustic feel and beautiful brickwork of the old pumphouse, and having the spacious relaxed outdoor bar area was excellent for guests to mingle. We didn’t even feel the need to decorate the venue, apart from hiring the fairy lights wall curtain and table settings which we made ourselves. There are also ample green spaces outdoors and the willow trees by the creek which we made use off with our bridal party shoots. Although the gardens are a public area being on Unitec grounds, we pretty much had the place to ourselves being a weekend. Where else could you find such a venue within a 10km radius of the CBD? This place ticked all of our boxes; it truly is a hidden gem right in the middle of Auckland city!
Marieke and her team were excellent. Everything leading up to the day and throughout the entire night was dealt with such professionalism. Marieke was so easy to deal with; she could visualise exactly what we wanted and made the whole wedding planning process so easy. Even the last minute addition of sparklers for our first dance in the courtyard was done as we have hoped without much instruction prior!
The food was excellent. Now even after 7 months, we still have friends raving about the Mushroom balls they enjoyed so much and the quality of the food on offer that night. We opted for a sit down menu and was impressed with the sophisticated menu selection we have to pick from. On the night itself, we had quite a few guests admitting they had trouble picking which starter and main to have!
All in all, we are so pleased with the excellent service provided to us. It truly made for a very memorable day for us and all our guests. Thank you so much to Marieke and her team. It was perfect and we are so very grateful for that.
Abigail & Morgan
Wedding Date: March 27, 2016
We loved Carringtons! It is simply so beautiful and had everything we could have needed - stunning brick building and the enclosed courtyard, plenty of parking, amazing food, and fantastic planners. We didn’t need a lot of extras other than the fairy lights available there. Its so hard finding a beautiful wedding venue where everything can happen all in the one place (ceremony and reception) especially if you have a lot of family traveling into town to celebrate. We threw in the curve ball of having our ceremony in the Pumphouse, then having everyone move into the courtyard for drinks and nibbles so that the tables could be set up inside. And it worked so well, we are so happy!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Carringtons for a beautiful wedding. Thank you!
Wedding Date: April 16, 2016
We had our wedding at Carringtons last month - and it was fabulous!
We loved every second & wouldn’t change a thing.
The unique interior of Carringtons is a stunning canvas, and the team are incredibly easy going and flexible - letting you decorate however you’d like.
The food was fabulous, plenty of free parking for guests, great room for a dance floor, and friendly staff! Would highly recommend for anyone searching for a venue!
Wedding Date: April 15, 2016
Our daughter got married at the PumpHouse mid April. The venue was fantastic, plenty of parking for our guests and the organiser was helpful and informative. The venue is full of character and the layout very flexible and all in central Auckland making transport to and from easy. The meals where delicious (everyone is still commenting on them) however the wait staff seemed a bit confused as to who had ordered what. This was the only minor blemish of the evening. Pack up and collection was made easy as the staff were flexible. We also managed to share costs for a large extra awning and lights with the bride who got married on the Friday (we had Saturday) so that was an added bonus (thanks to the organiser acting as a go between) and made set-up/pack up much calmer. A beautiful and charming venue for a celebration.
Wedding Date: April 16, 2016
My daughter and her husband absolutely enjoyed every aspect of their wedding at the Pump house. I helped her to organise every detail, and on the day her words to me were, “mum, everything’s perfect”. What more could a mother ask for.
Can’t say enough about the great service that we received. Our guests raved about the food, it was top quality and there was an abundance of it. Definitely value for our money. The entire setup was perfect. Guests left the event saying “It was the best wedding that they’d ever been too”.
Thanks heaps to Marieke and her team for such a fabulous night.
Mai & Trish Kaponga xx
Wedding Date: March 26, 2016
We had our wedding at the pumphouse a couple of weeks ago- what a great day/evening! Marieke and her staff did an amazing job of decorating the venue so when we turned up from our photos everything looked great and we couldn’t have asked for better! We had no end of compliments about the food, and the venue too. The pumphouse is a hidden jewel but so ideally suited for a wedding in Auckland. We really had a great time and we would like to thank the staff for such a smoothly run day, all of the days events, cake cutting, speeches, dessert tables and food service ran without a hitch.
The outside area and bar was perfect for our band too and was awesome to see all the guest dance the night away under the stars.
Wedding Date: January 9, 2016
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