Directory Venues in Rodney & Hibiscus Coast
With our stunning private lake and manicured grounds, Gracehill Vineyard Estate is one of Auckland’s premiere Wedding and private function locations.
Located in Auckland’s exclusive wine region of Kumeu, we are only a 30 minute drive from Auckland’s CBD.
Gracehill offers an elegant and sophisticated environment allowing for privacy, comfort and flexibility to suit your wedding, birthday, anniversary celebration or corporate event.
the venue is stunning. it is very beautiful and enticing. lots of open spaces for any activity you want to do on your wedding day. the crew is awesome, excellent service from the staff. all smiles and always ready to help. we love the crew.
however, the one star goes to robin’s attitude towards the couple and guests.
let me be specific:
1. the bridal room - the bridal room is located literally next to robin’s home. during the bridal prep on one of the weddings i attended at gracehill, robin entered the bridal room without knocking and started complaining why people are noisy and if he can get some privacy because he lives next door (next “wall” actually). we respect that every kiwi is entitled to their privacy, however, robin if you like privacy then you should not rent out that tiny room as a bridal room. people will book a bridal room to get ready not sleep. people will be coming in and out, there will be laughter, lots of talking and celebration, it’s a wedding after all. also, robin, please knock, don’t just barge in the bridal room. we know it’s your property but we rented the room, we also need our privacy, especially the people inside the bridal room are mostly women in their bridal robs.
2. ruining the mood - my friend had their first dance by the lake, while the guests light sky lanterns. it was such a happy feeling for everyone, the music was playing, the couple is dancing and sky lanterns flying but robin had to ruin the good vibe. he walk towards the middle of the crowd, start talking to the MC and asking why everyone is not up in the main reception area seated and ready to eat as the mains will be served soon. robin, you have a point, however we would appreciate it if you didn’t barge in the middle of the crowd and acting like you control the event. you could have pulled the MC on the side and talked to him privately or better yet, waited for the first dance to finish, talked to the MC privately and voice out your concern. you have no right, i will repeat that, you have no right to ruin any couple’s wedding day just because the mains are ready to be served.
we went back up to the main reception area after the couple’s first dance by the lake and after the sky lanterns activity. the guests, instead of talking about how wonderful it was to see the couple do their first dance and how magical it was to fly sky lanterns, the talk of the night until the end of the wedding programme was how rude robin was. robin single handedly made everyone feel uneasy and unwelcome. some guests even felt scared going to the counter to ask a glass of water or orange juice as they might end up talking with robin. luckily, the staff were all great, they actually help alleviate the tension by wearing a constant smile.
overall, the venue by itself is beautiful and majestic. the staff are absolutely delightful and accomodating.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2017
Although I am writing this review rather late (we’ve been busy with a new baby), my husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Gracehill. The food, the service, the organisation, the communication: everything was excellent. They even prepared special food for us at our request.
We have very fond memories of our winter wedding in 2015 and would truthfully describe it as the perfect wedding day! Thank you Warren and Linda for all that you did to make it such a wonderful occasion
Wedding Date: June 27, 2015
I’m a bit late in writing this review, but Gracehill Vineyard Estate was a fantastic venue to hold our wedding ceremony and reception at. Warren and Linda were great to deal with and always happy to answer our questions. I really felt like I didn’t have to do too much organising as they did a lot of it for me! Just one example, we had brought the music for walking down the aisle, signing the register and walking back up the aisle on an iPhone with instructions on which song to play when, but we hadn’t actually practiced it beforehand. I was a little nervous but Warren did it perfectly, fading it out when needed and it was the right volume.
It is such a beautiful location with the lake, grapevines and gorgeous gardens, we knew as soon as we had a look that we wanted to get married there.
The food was devine, all our guests were raving about it and it came out so quickly (we had some canapés after the ceremony plus a 3-course set menu with 2 options for each course and a special menu for the vegetarians and our one vegan guest -this was no extra cost and the options looked just as scrumptious as the regular menu!) The waiting staff were very attentive and during dinner we did not have to ask for any drinks as they always got to us before we needed to.
They were very flexible with everything which was a great plus for us (as many other venues had a set price which included a set amount of things and couldn’t be changed). We were able to adjust a lot of things to cater for what we wanted and I think it ended up being very affordable compared to a lot of other similar venues (we got married on a Thursday).
I had so many guests telling me how much fun they had afterwards which is always great to hear! I would highly recommend Gracehill for a wedding, I wish I could do it all again!
Wedding Date: October 22, 2015
Grace Hill was an incredible venue and we are so happy with our decision to have our wedding here. With guests coming from across the world, we wanted one venue for the ceremony and reception. In planning stages, the team at Grace Hill were very accomodating and easy to communicate with via email. Also receptive to what we wanted and happy to meet our needs. On the day, everything ran like clockwork. Everything they promised, they delivered. The wait staff were efficient and had meals and drinks in and out quickly, no one was ever with an empty glass. Warren himself was constantly checking how we were getting on, if we needed anything etc. It was a perfect day and we couldn’t have hoped for anything more. Our guests have raved about the beautiful grounds, service and amazing food. We woud absolutely recommend this venue for any couple.
Wedding Date: January 15, 2016
Thank you so much to Warren, Linda and the Gracehill Team for making our special day the best it could be.
We have had non stop comments about the great venue we chose, the amazing food, exceptional service and beautiful grounds!
You made the whole process so easy for us, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
You guys are amazing!!
Sarah and Gavin
Wedding Date: November 7, 2015
My husband and I feel in love with Grace Hill the moment we arrived.
They were incredibly professionalism throughout the processes and made the planning and organising of the day a breeze. The food and service on the day was fantastic. I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t have any room in my dress to be able to eat all the food but I loved what did fit ! We had raving reviews from our guests that the food was incredible and that the venue was the best they had been to.
Our day was so perfect and we owe it to the team for assisting with that. They did such an amazing job in creating such special and life long memories! We are very keen to return to the venue to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary.
Wedding Date: February 21, 2015
I just wanted to thank you for making my son and his wife wedding day so special. The food was outstanding, your staff excellent and the grounds beautiful.
Thank you,once again for making it such a wonderful memorable day,that we will remember for a long time.
Wedding Date: April 26, 2015
My husband and I looked at so many wedding venues in Auckland before we visited Gracehill. Our first response entering the grounds was “wow,” and after meeting with Warren we knew that Gracehill was perfect. The venue is incredibly beautiful. The gazebo is so romantic and the lake is stunning. There are so many gorgeous places to take photographs.
Warren & Linda were exceptional at communicating and said yes to just about everything we asked of them. On the wedding day, Warren stayed the whole night overseeing things and ensured everything ran smoothly. Any issues that came up during the night, Warren and his team simply dealt with and my husband and I didn’t find out about them until after the wedding. I couldn’t thank Warren enough for helping make our wedding day perfect.
The staff at Gracehill were also amazing. They were all so friendly and the service was excellent. Abby in particular was incredible as she ensured the bridal party got a chance to eat the delicious canapés- the mushroom tartlets were heavenly! The food itself was a huge talking point at the wedding. It was all delicious; portions were generous and so well-presented.
There is nothing I could fault Gracehill on. The staff, food, venue and Warren & Linda are amazing and I would definitely recommend them.
Wedding Date: April 5, 2015
Thank you Warren and Linda for all your help leading up to and on our wedding day. The venue is amazing and you guys are so easy to deal with - attentive, responsive and you go over and above what is expected. Without a doubt wedding planning was incredibly easy.
Our guests can’t stop raving about how awesome the venue was and everyone enjoyed the wedding thoroughly. The food was amazing, service was amazing and the venue is beautiful.
I’m very glad we chose Gracehill for our wedding and definitely recommend Gracehill to others.
Wedding Date: January 31, 2015
Organising a wedding from the UK was a breeze because of Warren & Linda at Gracehill Vineyard Estate. Everything went amazingly well & Warren couldnt do more for us on the day. Linda was always so prompt with all of her emails.
The food was amazing & all of the guests loved it. The staff were so attentive & polite. The grounds are stunning & there were so many spots for some beautiful photos.
A perfect venue for our special day & we cannot imagine us anywhere else for our wedding day. Cannot rate Gracehill Vineyard Estate highly enough. They even turned on some amazing weather for us!
Wedding Date: February 19, 2015
Thank you so much to Warren and the whole team at Grace Hill.
Amazing setting and everything ran so smoothly. All our guests went on and on about how much they loved the food and day as a whole.
I couldn’t fault a thing and would recommend Grace Hill to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Wedding Date: March 5, 2015
We had such a wonderful wedding day, largely due to the amazing venue and fantastic staff at Gracehill. So many of our guests commented on how well they were looked after, especially in terms of dietary requirements and special requests. As a new mum, I appreciated the use of the office to breast feed my son - probably not the average bridal request!
Thank you Gracehill. You helped create many beautiful memories for us and we will highly recommend your services.
Wedding Date: February 28, 2015
We had the most amazing day with Gracehill. Leading up to it, Warren and Linda promptly answered any email query I had, from big to small and even ones I had probably asked before! On the day Warren made sure everything went smoothly and it wasn’t a big deal that we were late from our photos. The food is absolutely fabulous and all our guests said they were not only full but the food tasted delicious as well! Thank you so much Gracehill for such a wonderful day!
Wedding Date: February 27, 2015
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day at Gracehill. The setting was beautiful, food was exceptional, service was unmatched, and Warren and the staff anticipated every possible need with complete professionalism. What an amazing place for a wedding! Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, and how delicious the food was. Not only was the day lovely but all of the planning through meetings and emails were met with complete efficiency and showed just how competent this team is! Thanks so much Warren, Linda and the rest of the team at Gracehill! Gracehill overcame our expectations.
Wedding Date: March 1, 2015
Warren, Linda, Robin and the team at Gracehill Vineyard Estate do a fantastic job of looking after their wedding clients.
I have had the pleasure of assisting two of my wedding clients this season with their weddings at Gracehill and would happily recommend this venue to couples looking for an elegant venue with amazing service and food and beautifully kept grounds.
Wedding Date: January 16, 2015
Our day went without a hitch and it was all down to the excellent service provided by Linda and Warren at Gracehill! From the very beginning everything was laid out in very simple terms for us and there was no mucking about and on the day of the wedding Warren was there all throughout to help make sure everything went smoothly. We could not have wished for more!
I’m so glad I CHOSE Gracehill as our venue not only because the venue was so beautiful but because I never felt like I had to run around after anybody to make sure that they knew exactly what I wanted.
thank you guys once again!
Wedding Date: November 22, 2014
This venue was excellent. Whenever we met with Warren and Linda nothing was ever a problem. The advice they gave us was excellent especially about how much of a bar tab is spent between the ceremony and meal!!
The price was very reasonable and the facilities were excellent. On the day Warren was always around and highly accomodating to our needs. Whilst it was wet on the day everything else went to plan and nothing was too much trouble.
I would like to highly recommend this venue, if for nothing else than the service Warren and Linda give.
Wedding Date: September 6, 2014
Hey Linda & Warren
We took our first step towards planning for our dream wedding, when we decided to celebrate our special day at Gracehill.. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting for our Big Day. PICTURE PERFECT.
And as it all panned out on the day.. Simply wonderful & breathtaking. Obviously all these could not have been possible , if it was not for the you both & the wonderful staff at Gracehill who made us feel so comfortable & took care of our guests. Couldn’t thank you guys enough.
Gratitude – like love – lives and grows in our hearts.” You brought joy to our day, Warmth to our lives, and Happiness to our hearts. Thank you for being part of our special day & making it such a beautiful occasion.
—Vikashni & Robin (10th April 2014)
Wedding Date: April 10, 2014
My husband and I would like to say a big thank you to Warren & Linda, and their amazing staff, for making our special day, indeed, special and beautiful!
Warren & Linda have made the process of choosing a venue for our wedding absolutely easy. It was a no-brainer for us to choose Gracehill after we met with Warren. He presented the venue in a very professional and detailed way. Warren and Linda have been very easy to talk to and have been very helpful with all our demands and favours. They have made our wedding planning go smoothly by liasing well with our other wedding suppliers.
Warren and his staff made our wedding day absolutely beautiful. They were very friendly and attentive and made sure that everyone is being catered to. The canapes, eventhough I wasn’t able to try them because we were having our photos taken by our photographers, were amazing according to our guests. Our reception food were beautifully presented and tasted delicious!
My husband and I cannot recommend Gracehill highly enough! The venue is intimate and beautiful, and everything went absolutely well and how we wanted it.
Thanks again Gracehill!
Wedding Date: March 14, 2014
Thanks so much for you and Warren, our wedding cannot be that perfect without any of you. Gracehill is really beautiful and food on that night is wonderful.
Wedding Date: April 8, 2014
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