Great weddings are a celebration of lasting happiness, love and success. Romantic and intimate, they’re filled with a sense of harmony, joy and inner peace that stems from an inspiring view of the future.
Zen Garden offers the perfect setting for such an occasion. Hidden away in the idyllic countryside of Whitford in East Auckland, this exclusive estate is set in its own tranquil environment. The 75-acre property includes ancient forests, natural water features, Japanese gardens, simple yet luxurious facilities, and sweeping elevated views across the landscapes and harbour to Rangitoto Island and the distant city lights.
Zen Garden is just 40 minutes from the city centre, but a world away from the pressures and stress of urban living. It’s a place where time stands still while peace and romance fill the air, along with delightful birdsong and the fragrance of exotic gardens.
Dotted along the ridgeline at the edge of our ancient forest, our comfortable spacious suites provide an ideal romantic getaway for your wedding night or honeymoon. You’ll wake together in a stunningly peaceful scenic environment, with beautiful views symbolic of the future you have to share.
Main Lodge at Zen Garden can cater for up to 110 wedding guests depending on your choice of dining arrangements. In partnership with lodges and B&Bs in the region, we can provide accommodation for more than 100 guests.
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Guests arrive at 10:00am, ceremony starts from 10:30 am, photography and music after 11:15am, cocktails and canapés serve at 12:00pm and end at 2:00 pm. Four hours exclusive use.
Ceremony, photography and music start from 5:00 pm, meal serves at 7:00pm and end at 9:30 pm. Party continues till mid-night. Seven hours exclusive use
Cocktails start as guests arrive at 3:00pm. Ceremony begins at 4:15pm. Photography, music and canapés start after the ceremony. Dinner and speeches start at 6:30pm and end at 9:00pm. Party continues till 12:00 pm. Nine hours exclusive use.
Cocktails and canapés start as guests arrive at 12:00 pm. Ceremony starts at 12:30pm. Lunch begins after the ceremony. Take photos with the photographer in mid afternoon. Canapés and entertainments starts from 4:30pm and finish at around 6:15pm. Guests seated followed by speeches starting at 6:30pm. Party gets underway around 9:30pm and continues until 12:00pm. Twelve hours exclusive use.
Zen Garden is a small exclusive resort and cancellations affect us greatly. Due to our intimate size, the following charges will apply if the booking is cancelled: