Napier Weddings - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Soaring ceilings and a magnificent chandelier create a breathtaking back drop for your reception.

The Old Church Wedding Ceremony and Chandelier

The Old Church opens on to a sun-filled Conservatory, which in turn opens out onto The Courtyard Garden and Bar.

The three complementary spaces can be used exclusively for weddings of up to 175 guests.

Intimate weddings of up to 40 guests may reserve private use of the Conservatory and Courtyard areas.

With flexible ceremony times and our 1am licence, your guests have more time to enjoy the special day.

Set amongst the grapevines, with stunning views of the Ruahine and Kaweka ranges, The Old Church is a place where fabulous memories are made.

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Dining Area for Wedding

The celebration of love is a time-honoured tradition and there is no single event more beautiful, romantic or joyous than your wedding day!

  • Exclusive use of the venue from 10.30 am until 1.00 am for your wedding plus access during the week prior for your wedding rehearsal.
  • Floor plan options and templates to help you arrange seating.
  • Reception set up including tableware, linen tablecloths and napkins, access to centerpieces from The Old Church’s inventory (or you can supply your own).
  • Ceremony set up including stunning indoor and outdoor options.
  • Printing of menus, seating chart and table numbers (or you can supply your own).
  • Use of our picturesque buildings, gardens and vineyard for photographs and a bridal hamper of canapés and drinks for you to enjoy while having photographs taken.
  • Use of our sound system for your ceremony and dinner music as well as microphone for speeches.
  • A full planning guide including recommendations for entertainment, florists, photographers, wedding celebrants, accommodation and more.
  • You can select from our comprehensive wedding menu.
  • Enquire about the beautifully elegant 4 bedroom 4 ensuite fully self contained Villa, which is located within our stunning grounds. The perfect accommodation option.
  • At The Old Church we're driven by our taste buds. Crafting delicious food for over 30 years means we've made thousands of dishes and wowed numerous palates in this time. Fresh food excites us and Hawkes Bay has so much to offer.

Our on-site Wedding Planner will support
you from the moment you book.


Winter Weddings

Warm Hearted Winter Weddings, Timeless Romance


The Old Church weddings are timeless. It is our pleasure to hold celebrations throughout the year as every season in Hawkes Bay is as beautiful and magical as the next. The landscape changes in color and character and reception settings transition from starlight to firelight. Whatever the season or weather, the warmth and professionalism of our team is present year round. We will assist in transforming your vision for your wedding day as it comes to life.

Autumn and Winter weddings are equally if not more beautiful than those in summer. With the sun setting earlier, the beauty of our fairy lights, candlelight and beautiful chandeliers glow in all their magnificence. The exceptional colors of the leaves of the Vineyard lend an incredible background to your wedding and photography.

Please contact us and we will send you all the wonderful benefits and details for having a wedding at The Old Church between May and September.

There are so many “cool” benefits of a winter wedding:

  • Less competition for dates.
  • Lower costs on most things including florists, photographers and venue.
  • Everything looks better and lasts longer, including you - no sweltering heat!
  • The lighting for photographs and video is spectacular.
  • Unlimited options for dress-hats, furs, stoles, capes, scarves, gloves.
  • Added value options for your big day- perfect for those on a budget.
  • It’s Different! A unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.

It is our tradition to hold celebrations throughout the year as every season in Hawkes Bay is as beautiful and magical as the next.

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