Elopement Packages

Got a secret? We can keep it. Eloping to a romantic Victorian Homestead has never been easier. We'll take care of the details to make your day special and relaxed.

KISS Package (Keep It Something Special)

The Stables Cottage is a charming converted barn with a high vaulted ceiling where the hay loft used to be.  This package is for couples that want to have a special day without all the fuss.  The Stables is located behind the homestead allowing for total privacy.  

What's included:

1 night accommodation in the quaint Stables Cottage

Early check-in at 12:00 pm

Sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival

Ceremony at 2:00 pm inside the main house by the fireplace (winter) or in the gardens (summer)

Celebrant and two witnesses (the legal stuff)

Delicious breakfast hamper delivered to you in the morning

Late check-out of 11:00 am so you have time to relax and enjoy your first day as a married couple


$2,150 NZD including GST

The charming Stables Cottage



Simply You Package

The setting of the homestead is what truly sets us apart from other venues and will tap into your romantic soul.  All rooms are furnished with antiques and hold on to the heritage of the Victorian era, but with modern conveniences.  You'll have complete privacy as our exclusive guests, with enough time to relax and fully take in your special day.  

What's included:

2 nights exclusive use of a romantic and historic Victorian Homestead (access to the Victorian and Cadman ensuite bedrooms, private lounge and dining room)

Champagne and chocolates in your room upon arrival

Celebrant and two witnesses (the legal stuff!)

Delicious breakfast each morning (check out our Breakfast Menu here)

Light lunch platter on the day of your ceremony

Late check-out for a nice easy start on your first morning as a married couple


During Winter  (June 1st - September 30th) the ceremony will be held indoors by the stunning hand-carved wood fireplace in the kauri lounge.   The package includes classic seasonal fresh flowers displayed throughout the room. 

During Spring/Summer (October 1st to April 30th) the ceremony will be held outdoors in our ultra-romantic French birdcage gazebo. *** If the weather doesn't cooperate the ceremony will be moved indoors to the kauri lounge for our fireplace ceremony. 


$3,700 NZD incl GST


The Homestead front veranda facing the natural gardens


Any of the following can be added, at an additional cost:


Catered candlelight three-course dinner in the private dining room

Bouquets and/or buttonholes for the couple

Hair and make-up

Quaint wedding cake for two

Additional cost will be quoted at time of enquiry


Contact us for a friendly chat about your special day and how we can help make your dream elopement come true.  We'd be happy to set up a viewing appointment for you.





Marriage Advice from 1886


Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger.

Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.

Believe the best rather than the worst.

People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.

Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship.  The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.

Jane Wells (1886)