Whether you want to walk down the aisle in a character heritage building or a rustic wildlife shelter, Auckland has much to offer those looking for a special place to say ‘I do’. Here are five exceptional wedding and reception venues to fall in love with.

Auckland Town Hall

Built-in 1911, the heritage Hōro ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Town Hall is a premium venue for grand weddings and receptions. Its ornate features and beautiful Edwardian Baroque architecture make a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. 

At its centrepiece, the Great Hall with stained-glass windows, chandeliers and the majestic organ, sets the tone for a sophisticated and elegant occasion. Host up to 670 guests for a stylish cocktail reception, or up to 350 for a formal reception dinner in the iconic civic landmark.

For a more intimate occasion, the Concert Chamber is an elegant setting for banquets and cocktail receptions, accommodating up to 300 guests.

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Auckland Zoo

Say ‘I do’ among the lush flora and wild fauna at the Cotton Top Tamarin Shelter, perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies for up to 40 guests.

Then invite your guests to the Old Elephant House for the reception. Set up a dance floor with a DJ or band playing throughout the evening.

For something out of this world, wow your guests at The Domes. Welcome your guests through a custom-designed entrance tunnel enhanced with mood lighting, before entering the spacious hexadomes for a sensational cocktail reception or a bold banquet for up to 350.

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Shed 10

The last remaining original structure on Auckland’s Queens Wharf, Shed 10 is a well-appointed blank canvas with a rustic industrial character overlooking the Waitamatā Harbour.

With original Matai flooring, exposed beams and large windows, the light-filled atrium in the century-old heritage building is an exceptional waterfront venue for hosting up to 1,000 guests for cocktail receptions, or up to 800 guests for plated dinners.

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The Cloud

An iconic, ultra-modern structure located on Auckland’s waterfront, The Cloud’s lofty Upper Mezzanine is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

With spectacular views of the Waitamatā Harbour, an outdoor deck and wooden floors, the Upper Mezzanine is both sophisticated and chic. Host up to 230 guests for a cocktail reception, or up to 190 guests for plated dinners.

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Auckland Art Gallery

Transform your special day into a masterpiece at one of the City’s most awe-inspiring settings. The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a sought-after evening reception venue that perfectly blends classic Victorian style with 21st century architecture.

Welcome your guests through the majestic kauri columns in the light-filled North Atrium for a cocktail reception, dinner, speeches or dancing. Choose to host your guests in the delicate surrounds of the Lower Grey Gallery, dine amongst the luxuriant tones of the Mackelvie Gallery, or serve drinks and canapés as you watch the sunset from the East Terrace.

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Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events is the custodian of eleven iconic venues across Auckland. Each venue is unique in atmosphere, style and budget from intimate wedding ceremonies to grand wedding receptions. ACVE is part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.