Activities

Wedding or civil union

If you are planning to hold your civil union or wedding ceremony, or reception in one of Auckland's many beautiful regional parks, you must apply for an event permit.

Parks where this activity is available

Ambury
Ambury
Ceremonies are often held on the park in picturesque spots. A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Anawhata
Anawhata
Anawhata is a spectacular beach that can only be reached by foot. Because it is less accessible, it is much quieter than other beaches in the Waitakere Ranges.
Atiu Creek
Atiu Creek

The park is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Atiu Creek Regional Park. Normal booking procedures apply.

Awhitu
Awhitu
The wedding site at Awhitu can accomodate up to 100 people. A permit is required; contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Cascade Kauri
Cascade Kauri
If you are looking for an inspiring location for your relationship ceremony then the Cascades may be it. With numerous locations available and the possiblity to combine your event with services provided by the golf club you can be sure your guests will be impressed. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Cornwallis
Cornwallis
Cornwallis provides a number of locations with easy access for guests. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Duder
Duder
A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Glenfern Sanctuary
Glenfern Sanctuary

Glenfern Sanctuary is available for weddings and other events. 

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Huia
Huia
Locations around the Huia foreshore and the Karamatura Valley provide stunning backdrops for ceremonies. There are also numerous accommodation options available for guests. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Hunua Falls
Hunua Falls

Weddings and civil unions require a consent to be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact parks on (09) 301 0101 to discuss your requirements.

Hunua Ranges
Hunua Ranges

Ceremonies are often held on either side of the Falls. A permit is required; contact (09) 301 0101 for enquiries. Receptions can also be held at Kokako Lodge. Bookings through 09 292 4349 or e-mail office@kokakolodge.org.nz.

Karekare
Karekare
Karekare is a popular spot for ceremonies, and with good reason. Locations such as the Karekare Falls, North beach and the Glade are all stunning locations in their own right. A number of options also exist on private land. If you are thinking Karekare might be the spot for your day please call the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements. The park is popular and early bookings are essential.
Long Bay
Long Bay

The park is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Long Bay Regional Park. Normal booking rules apply,

Mahurangi
Mahurangi

The Scott Homestead and grounds are available for weddings and civil unions. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact parks on 09 366 2000 to discuss your requirements.

Please note that Mahurangi Regional Park is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Mahurangi Regional Park. Normal booking rules apply.

Muriwai
Muriwai
Locations around Muriwai provide stunning backdrops for ceremonies. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Mutukaroa - Hamlins Hill
Mutukaroa - Hamlins Hill
Weddings and civil unions require a consent to be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact parks on (09) 261 8001. to discuss your requirements.
Omana
Omana
Ceremonies are often held on the park with the area near the pohutukawa trees on the cliff edge especially popular. A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Piha
Piha
Piha has numerous locations that are popular for relationship ceremonies. A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Scandrett
Scandrett

The park is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Scandrett Regional Park. Normal booking rules apply.

Shakespear
Shakespear

Please note that the park is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Shakespear Regional Park. Normal booking rules apply

Tapapakanga
Tapapakanga
Ceremonies are able to be held on the park. A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Tawharanui
Tawharanui

The park is not a wedding venue site. It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Tawharanui Regional Park. Normal group booking rules apply.

Tawhitokino
Tawhitokino
This park has a beautiful backdrop but only has access by foot or water. If you think your guests won't mind the walk then please call the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001 to discuss your booking.
Te Henga - Bethells
Te Henga - Bethells
A permit must be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact the Arataki Visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to discuss your requirements.
Waharau
Waharau
Ceremonies are often held on the park. A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Waitawa
Waitawa

Contact Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 to enquire about a wedding or civil union permits.

Wenderholm
Wenderholm

Couldrey House and gardens is a prime spot for your wedding ceremony. Weddings and civil unions require a permit to be obtained prior to commencement. The park itself is not a "wedding venue site". It is an outdoor venue for appropriate outdoor events. A wedding event is just one of many different outdoor events that may take place at Wenderholm Regional Park. Normal group booking rules apply.

Whakanewha
Whakanewha
Ceremonies are often held on the park especially by the large pohutukawa tree by the shore. A permit is required, contact the Senior Ranger Recreation on (09) 261 8001.
Whakatiwai
Whakatiwai
Weddings and civil unions require a consent to be obtained prior to commencement. Some locations are very popular over the summer months and early booking is recommended. Please contact parks on (09) 261 8001 to discuss your requirements.
Whatipu
Whatipu
Contact the Arataki visitor Centre on 09 817 0077 to organise your permit for your wedding or civil union at Whatipu.