Directory Venues in Rodney & Hibiscus Coast
As you enter the grounds you are drawn to the buildings’ unique style and incredible bell tower.
The moment you enter under the bell tower you are embraced by the charm of the classic estate.
The high vaulted timber ceilings in warm Macrocarpa present an immediate WOW factor. Entering the dance hall, the grand wood fire place will next catch your eye.
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We held our wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate in December 2022, and it was the most stunning venue! Annette and her team run such a smooth sailing ship & it was such a wonderful experience!
This venue has such beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces & such a lovely rustic feel! The food is amazing, the chef & their team did a spectacular job - all our guests keep talking about how wonderful the food was & the great service! The red bougainvillea flowers on the outside of the building made for gorgeous family photos!!
We cannot thank Annette enough for all her help & support in planning such a special day & for making sure the day ran like clockwork!!
This is such an awesome venue for weddings or special functions! What an absolute Gem!!
Wedding Date: December 11, 2022
Kumeu Valley is an amazing venue and one that we cannot recommend enough.
Our wedding day ran without a hitch. Their are several beautiful locations to hold the ceremony and the reception at the barn is a truely magical set up. The gardens are beautiful with many great photo spots.
The venue was beautiful, the staff were amazing , the food was fantastic and Annettes care and attention to detail to make our day so amazing is something we will never forget.
Wedding Date: October 19, 2018
We wanted to say the biggest most heartfelt THANK YOU to you and your team for our special day in September. You all went absolutely above and beyond, and we are so very grateful. You made the day so special for us, and took away all the stress and thinking. It was such a relaxing and joyous day for us, and we were beyond words at all of the small touches and thoughtfulness and yourself and your team. You made us feel like our day was so special, and not just another day of work for you, and we will never forget that. All of our guests have raved and raved about the venue, your team and of course the FOOD! All the food was to die for, so please pass on a massive thanks to your chef and team. I am still gobsmacked at the EPIC antipasto board, that was such a hit; and I have no idea how every single piece of lamb was cooked to perfection, but I am in awe!
Mike and I had the best day ever and we can’t thank you enough.
Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future, or we will be able to attend a wedding at Kumeu Valley, but until then, thank you and all the best!!
xx Bex and Mike Holland
Wedding Date: September 23, 2017
I just wanted to post for anyone looking to have their wedding at KVE you cant go wrong, Annette & her team are truly amazing and can bring your dreams to life I know this personally as they helped assist in my magical day.
Honestly from the moment my husband and I got stepped out of the car back in April 2016 we fell in love with KVE, its natural rustic beauty & well manicured gardens sold us almost instantly.
The service and dedication to helping our day run smoothly from rough ideas at the start of our planning to the final product was never over looked and we were so impressed! Honestly they think of everything!
I have received nothing but amazing feed back from all our guests regarding the friendly staff, the amazing food & stunning venue itself.
Thank you Annette so much for allowing us to use Kumeu Valley Estate for one of the most amazing and cherished days of our lives.
Wedding Date: March 17, 2017
We just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Annette and her team at Kumeu Valley Estate for making our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. The whole way through the planning process Annette was amazing to work with and excellent at keeping in touch with us. Her staff were very friendly and professional, and we were told by some of our guests that the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding!
If you are after the perfect wedding venue then look no further. We cannot recommend KVE more highly!
Samantha & Richard
Wedding Date: March 24, 2017
Absolutely fantastic service and location with KVE. Annette (venue owner) was an absolute angel on the day, accommodating two extra guests that I had forgotten to add to the tables, and just being so reassuring and keeping the day on track. No request was too small and her communication was on point. I never was left waiting, my emails were responded to often within the hour! Staff were very friendly and professional. We had a fantastic time, highly highly recommend. Highlight of the food was the antipasto platter, I’ve had a million comments on how amazing it was! Thanks again team.
Wedding Date: January 4, 2017
We got married at Kumeu Valley Estate last Friday!
The whole experience dealing with Annette and her team at KVE was nothing short of awesome!
KVE was the first and only venue we looked at, when we first got engaged. As soon as we visited there, it felt right, and the rustic vibes suited our style. We booked it on the spot!
We were sent loads of information about the different options for pricing structures, and also the food and drink options, nice and early. There was also no pressure or rush to choose our options, so we were able to do all this at our own pace.
Choosing KVE as our venue nice and early meant that we could plan our overall decorating theme to suit the venue as well. Annette took all the photos I forwarded her as decorating inspiration, and on the day, the result, using all the bits and pieces that we had made/collected, was exactly as I had envisioned!
I have been getting loads of feedback from our guests about how much they felt welcomed at KVE by Annette and the lovely staff there. Also the feedback from the guests on the food was awesome too- everyone loved the menu!
I also felt 100% looked after on the day, with Annette waiting to direct me where to walk and when to do it! There was also a lovely staff member waiting as soon as we got out of the cars with water, which was a thoughtful touch & much appreciated!
Overall our day ended up being perfect and I wouldn’t have changed anything! We had perfect weather, but if the weather had have been rainy, Annette had planned an inside option for the ceremony if we’d needed it. We also ran through the rehearsal both inside and outside, 2 days prior.
KVE was the perfect place for us and we will always appreciate the effort that was put into making sure our day ran smoothly and awesomely!
Thank you Annette and team SO much!
Wedding Date: December 30, 2016
A picturesque setting with green lawns enhancing a backdrop of native trees, vintage buildings, jetty and a rustic swing, allowing the photographer and guests a variety of photo shoots.
It is obvious from the high standard of care and precision planning, Annette is the expert wedding planner every bride would desire. Her passion and pride in delivering top quality service is evident down to the tiniest details brides don’t even think about. Every question and request we asked, had already been thought of.
Coming up from the garden to the reception area with its wide opened sides, the venue looked beautiful, fairy lights hanging from the high ceilings and candles everywhere. So elegant, rustic with a warm inviting feeling.
The buffet style was chosen because of the wide variety of choices. This style also encourages guests to get up from their tables and mingle.
By the time the first dance was over, the beautiful rustic doors enhanced with fairy lights were opened, enabling two rooms to become one. You could sit at your table and watch the dancing or join in.
I will always remember this day with gratitude to Annette who while we dined and danced worked endlessly to ensure everything was perfect.
Thanks Annette, you are an angel.
Wedding Date: April 2, 2016
We got married at Kumeu Valley in April 2016.
As much as I worried about most things going to plan I really had nothing to worry about at all. With Annette in control I can honestly say that our wedding day was perfect!
We had our ceremony outside and at that time of year our guests were shaded by the trees which was great as the sun was out and rather hot! The setting around the grounds is just beautiful!
The venue itself is stunning! The high ceilings and open sides made it feel extremely spacious with over 100 guests. As it got dark and the fairy lights beamed it looked magical!
We chose the BYO option for beverages which was fantastic being able to have this option and the buffet for the food. The food was absolutely delicious! Most of our guests went back for seconds for both dinner and desert!
After dinner the doors opened and our table was removed without us even noticing! The flow from the dance floor to the outdoor area was great! Annette and the staff made sure the band was well looked after and hydrated!
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. We really didn’t have to do a thing other than enjoy our day!
We could not recommend this venue more! Not just for the venue itself but Annette is amazing! Annette adds all these extra little touches to everything and its something you appreciate so much on your wedding day!
Wedding Date: April 2, 2016
We had our wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate in February 2016 and couldn’t be happier with the venue, Annette, her staff and how the day turned out.
We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful sunny day and held our ceremony at the pergola area on the lawn. KVE has a lovely relaxed and tranquil feeling to it, which was perfect for our mingling and lawn games that followed our ceremony. The reception area is beautiful with its high ceilings and open sides and was perfect on a summer’s night. It had a great indoor and outdoor flow, and the separate dancing area meant guests were able to talk freely in the main area, whilst dancers could sing and dance the night away, everyone was happy.
Annette was invaluable! Right the way through from our first planning meeting to the day of our wedding, we always felt confident in her abilities. She was organised, caring and accommodating. She made it her priority to make our day as special and stress free as possible. Annette’s team are also very professional and attentive.
The food at KVE is a highlight; our guests were blown away by the standard of food. We received rave reviews from our guests, some even saying it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding!
For anyone thinking about having their wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate, we highly recommend it! My husband and I were elated with how our wedding turned out and are very grateful to Annette and her team for helping to give us the best day ever.
James & Amanda Peveril
Wedding Date: February 19, 2016
If you’re after the perfect wedding day, Kumeu Valley Estate is where you need to get married. Annette provided amazing support and service from the initial viewing of the property, right through to the wedding day. Always remaining calm and cheerful, her years of wedding experience ensures the whole process is a breeze, including all the finer details which you may not have had a chance to think about - she always had them sorted. The venue staff provide impeccable service, and we have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests to say how great the venue is, and how amazing the food was.
I recommend booking in a date early as it’s so popular. We booked 18 months out from our wedding day and we had limited dates to choose from.
Wedding Date: March 4, 2016
We just got married at Kumeu Valley yesterday and absolutely loved it! Annette and the team were so helpful and everything was so well organized and setup perfectly! The food was divine and the flow of the night was great. Thank you so so much for making one of the most special days of our lives perfect!
Wedding Date: February 20, 2016
Neither my wife, Hannah, nor I wanted to be shopping around for wedding venues too long, and as things worked out we didn’t need to. The first glimpse of Kumeu Valley Estate had us both sold. Having attended a function hosted by Annette and her team once before, I knew what a caring, thoughtful and efficient hostess she would be and our wedding surpassed anything I could have imagined. From guiding us two neophytes through the planning process, to the pack up the day after the wedding, everything was thought of and delivered with consummate professionalism and personal touch. Flexible, accomodating and solutions focused. Also, many guests told me it was the best food they’d had. Ever. I couldn’t recommend Kumeu Valley Estate highly enough!
Wedding Date: October 10, 2015
There is only one word to describe this venue - AMAZING!
Everything about Kuemu Valley Estate blew us away, from pulling up to the immaculate grounds, the intimate and welcoming feel of the Merlot room where we held our ceremony to the breath taking reception area which looks beautiful day and night. I have amazing photos which I will treasure along with the memories forever = this hands down is the best place to photograph, the charm of the building and the bell tower is the perfect back drop.
One of KVE’s biggest assets is Annette. There is nothing she and her team could have done more for us, so accommodating, professional, respectful and knowledgeable. No mater the question, Annette had a quick answer even when I had bizarre requests and out of the ordinary thoughts. It was only complimented by her wealth of experience and such a pleasure to deal with,
My guests on the night couldn’t praise the venue highly enough and still months after our big day people are talking of how amazing Kumeu Valley Estate is, especially the feel of the venue and the delicious food.
I would recommend KVE to anyone and everyone. There is no doubt that Annette really was the reason that our day came together as fantastic as it did. I would love to have our day all over again, start to finish was so special and there is nothing I would change - from the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU KVE
Wedding Date: August 14, 2015
My husband and I fell in love with the grounds of Kumeu Valley Estate as soon as we saw it. I had always wanted to get married outside and they were able to make that happen for me. We also wanted a place where the guests could chill out for the afternoon while we were off getting our photos done, and they were able to provide the perfect place to relax.
They are many spots in the grounds for a wedding party to have their ceremony. We had ours in the most common outside area - the Pergola. I loved being able to walk down the grass aisle to my husband in this lush, green area, surrounded by tall evergreen trees and all the guests. My husband and all the groomsmen were in kilts and the bridesmaids were in plum purple dresses. The colours altogether were quite striking and the exact look I wanted for our wedding.
The indoor facilities and reception area are beautiful. I really liked the “elegant but rustic look” of the outside buildings as well as the rafters observable on the inside, all adorned with fairy lights. We opted to have a standard buffet reception dinner and many of the guests commented on how outstanding the food was! Everything from the drinks at the ceremony, to the canapés and finally the main dinner was well received by everybody! We also had a few guests with dietary requirements and they were able to cater for them as well.
Aside from the overall look of the grounds and facilities, Annette and her team were the perfect wedding planners. It took a lot of pressure off me leaving them in charge of organising how the day would be run. She also asked a lot of questions about things that I hadn’t thought about, which meant we were well-prepared and things ran really smoothly on the day.
Overall, my husband and I were thrilled with our wedding day and couldn’t have asked for a better one. I am really pleased we chose to have our wedding at Kumeu Valley Estate and I would recommend them to anybody interested in having an outside/garden party/rustic themed wedding.
Wedding Date: April 9, 2015
We had both our ceremony & reception at Kumeu Valley Estate and couldn’t be happier at how the day went & how stress free it all was.
From the start Annette was great to deal with, offering lots of helpful suggestions, as well accommodating any of our requests. We felt that nothing was to much trouble and we could really personalize our wedding. The feedback from our guests was very positive about the venue and many commented how amazing the food was.
The setting is beautiful & perfect for the outdoor ceremony that we had. Also having a indoor option as a backup in case of bad weather takes away a lot of stress. We had most of our photos done at Muriwai beach before the ceremony, but there are lots of great areas at the venue too for photos.
We would absolutely recommend Kumeu Valley Estate as a wedding venue, Annette & her staff do an amazing job!
Wedding Date: April 10, 2015
We can not fault our experience with Kumeu Valley Estate. The venue was perfect for our winter wedding, with it’s warm, rustic feel. Annette was simply amazing in the build up to our day, and during our wedding, making sure everything ran smoothly. She provided us with great suggestions whilst ensure our specific requests were met. Our guests raved about the food too! We would highly recommend Kumeu Valley Estate
Wedding Date: July 25, 2015
It’s hard to fault Kumeu Valley Estate. Annette and her team were amazing in the lead up to and especially on the big day. It was great to have a dedicated planner to help work through the many details of the wedding, which can be an overwhelming experience.
The venue itself is beautiful - exactly what we were looking for - and Annette was very accommodating when it came to special requests (we held our ceremony in the corner of the garden rather than the usual location under the pergola). Our 2-year-old page boy decided to throw a tantrum during the processional, and Annette was quick to swoop in and save the day!
All of our guests made mention of the friendly staff. The food was a particular highlight, with delicious canapés, tasty starters and extremely generous mains. Good food and drink was a priority for us, so we were thrilled that our guests enjoyed the catering. We still hear rave reviews from family & friends to this day.
I would absolutely recommend Kumeu Valley Estate if you’re after a relaxed wedding venue with rustic country charm and genuine hospitality. Love love love x
Wedding Date: March 14, 2015
We had our wedding at KVE on 31st October this year. All we can say is - WOW! From the moment we first visited the venue we were sold, the setting is just amazing with the wooden pergola outside and the beautiful gardens, perfect for a garden wedding. But it was really the reception area that we fell in love with, all the beautiful wood and high ceilings decorated with hanging fairy lights on the day just made for the most magical rustic feel!
Annette was amazing to work with, throughout the whole planning process we had lots of communication and her planning expertise was invaluable.
On the day, Annette and her staff were just incredible. EVERYTHING was sorted for us from dealing with the vendors delivering things to the venue to arranging the decorations and sorting out the music. She dealt with all aspects of the day in a calm and organised manner that allowed us to fully enjoy our day knowing everything was under control.
The food was so delicious and big portions, the staff on service were so polite, friendly and helpful and really contributed to the atmosphere of the day.
We had amazing feedback from all our guests saying that the whole day was organised so well and was a really special day. We couldn’t have done it without you Annette and your wonderful staff. Thank you so much for making our dream day become a reality!
Wedding Date: October 31, 2015
My now husband and I held our wedding Ceremony and Reception at Kumeu Valley Estate in August of this year. When we first started planning our wedding, this was the place which I was immediately drawn to and after meeting with the wedding planner, Annette, and seeing the venue, we booked it in. Planning a Winter wedding is especially trying with most venues only really suitable for summer weddings having hardly any nice indoor ceremony options. This is where KVE captured my heart, they have a fantastic Winter wedding venue, with indoor heating, plenty of cover and an indoor ceremony area with a huge fireplace which we got married infront of (such cool photos!).
Annette was absolutely amazing during the whole planning process and the day. She was so accommodating with anything we asked and never made us feel like any request was a problem. Annette and her team co-ordinated everything on the day so that everyone at the wedding could enjoy our wedding without having to worry about a single thing.
The food was incredible with a huge amount of options to choose from, including a selection of great vegetarian dishes, and our guests raved about the amount and quality! The drink options were also impressive, a favourite of mine was the mulled wine and apple cider which was served to guests on arrival, which was such a nice touch!
It’s also a great site for photos, with not only the grounds being a great spot, but there are also some awesome locations just down the road which were perfect for forest/rustic chic photos, just ask your photographer to have a scout before hand like ours did.
Overall I would highly recommend this venue for any Season, it made for a perfect day
Wedding Date: August 29, 2015
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