Congratulations! We are delighted that you are considering celebrating your special day with us. Westbrook Winery is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic wineries. It is a unique, privately-owned property, set in picturesque grounds in the beautiful Ararimu Valley, just 35kms from downtown Auckland.
There are two popular options for ceremonies, the petanque court and alongside the pond, where there is a permanent wooden wedding arch in place. There are many beautiful locations to have photos taken, both around the vineyard and across the road in the forestry, as well as at the nearby west coast black sand Muriwai beach, before celebrating with family and friends. Our covered patio is located right to the Cellar Door and is suitable for groups of up to 65-75 guests (depending on the style of catering and floor plan). Choose from either a beverage package that can be set up at the patio bar or simply set up a tab, in which case guests can get the full range of wines, beer, and low/no-alcohol drinks directly from the Cellar Door. For larger groups, there is lots of space and easy access in the vineyard for a marquee (hired) with a pop-up bar (beverage packages only).
We have a range of catering options available, from tasty platters and gourmet pizzas to formal dining. Check out our current menus and drinks list here https://www.westbrook.co.nz/cellar-door-food-drink...
We offer bronze, silver and gold beverage packages that showcase Westbrook's award-winning wines alongside a range of beer, cider and non-alcohol options. We work with a select handful of wonderful catering companies and other local wedding and event suppliers from photographers and florists to musicians, marquee and furniture/theming companies.
The Cellar Door is open to the public daily from 11am to 5pm. Exclusive use of the grounds is available from 5pm. Marquees and other suppliers can start setting up outside during the day but there is no access to the patio until 5pm. Guests can arrive earlier by prior arrangement.
This region has a lot to offer, with easy access to stunning West Coast beaches, forest and bush walks and private accommodation options. Spend your special day with us or make the most of having your loved ones all in the same place by hosting the ultimate ‘destination wedding weekend’.
The exclusive venue hire fee is $3000 including GST for six hours from 5pm to 11pm, which includes a duty manager and bartender/waiter, if Westbrook is providing a beverage service only. Additional staff would be required for In-house catering, and/or larger groups and/or table service. Ceremony-only packages are available too, starting from $1250.
To make an appointment to meet with our wedding coordinator on site please email email@example.com. Please include your contact details, preferred wedding date and number of guests expected and we will be in touch with you soon. We look forward to working with you to plan a day that truly reflects you as a couple.
Went to a few wineries close to riverhead/kumeu, this is the best one so far! But this greeting you on the doorstep explains everything, you literally feel like home! Great wines too! Highly recommend!
Gorgeous location. Serene and restful surroundings. Super friendly staff. And the Crackling Rose is spectacular.
Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Will visit again!
Delicious wine tasting and fun, knowledgeable host. Unpretentious and it's great to see the local businesses promoting each other. Looking forward to returning.
Outstanding wines. Outstanding location. We took a wine tour that had selected North Island wineries near Auckland. We particularly enjoyed this stop. Award winning wines in a beautiful setting. They were knowledgeable and served beautiful wines.