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At Tawharanui Lodge, we’ll make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality. Our Wedding Venue offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember

Located only one hours drive from Auckland and only 10 minutes from Matakana village and Omaha Beach

Tawharanui Lodge is situated in Christian Bay surrounded by park like grounds and only a short 2km drive to the picturesque Tawharanui Beach

With accommodation for up to fourteen, Tawharanui Lodge is your ideal location to celebrate  your special day with friends and family

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What We Provide

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These services are a wonderful way to add a unique element to your special event. Regardless of what your Musicians & Entertainment needs are, we guarantee that the Tawharanui Lodge team can manage every request to your precise specifications. Our Musicians & Entertainment services are ready for your celebration so get the party started and contact us today.

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Dependable service is at the foundation of every great Tawharanui Lodge event. Our dedicated and detail-oriented venue staff guarantee the success of your special occasion by providing personalized Catering services that meet and exceed expectations. Tawharanui Lodge elevates any event with a variety of Catering options to perfectly complement your celebration.

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Tawharanui Lodge can accommodate up to 14 guests. With five double Lodge rooms all with en-suites and two Villas with private balconies over looking the estuary, ideal for the bridal party

For additional accommodation there are numerous local locations and Air BnB homes which we will happily recommend to you

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Tawharanui Lodge is committed to excellence both as a stunning venue space and with the services we provide.


Every wedding is different and can seem a bit overwhelming but the team at Tawharanui Lodge have arranged hundreds of weddings and we are here to assist you and ensure your special day goes smoothly. 

With on-site accommodation there is no need to rush. Sit back and relax with a glass of bubbles while you get ready and simply walk down the aisle. 

We have a list of our recommended vendors and additional accommodation which will happily provide, this includes

  • Accommodation

  • Music

  • Florists

  • Hair and Makeup

  • Photography

  • Transport

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Tawharanui Lodge offers very attractive inclusive wedding packages and tailor your day and your menu to your requirements catering for all dietary and cultural requirements.

We have a minimum of 40 guests and a maximum of 100

Self catering is unavailable


Venue Hire $4000.00 

Venue Hire includes

Wedding co-ordination, Tables, Chairs, Linen, Tableware, Sound System, Lighting, Staff, Caravan Bar




Five Lodge Rooms

All Double or Share Twin, all with en-suites

Double $200.00 Per Night each

Share Twin $225.00 Per Night each

Two Chalets

Double or Share Twin with en-suites

Double $250.00 Per Night each

Share Twin $275.00 Per Night each





Available for staying guests and those that wish to return



Full Cooked Breakfast. Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, Mushrooms, Hash Browns, Coffee, Tea, Juice

$25.00 PP




Platinum BBQ Package


​$165.00 PP All inclusive ($105.00 excl. Drinks Package)

Four Hour Drinks Package.

Punch, Selection of Local and Imported Beer, Selection of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rose, Pinot Noir and French Sparkling, Non-Alcoholic Beverages

The drinks package can be extended at $15PP per hour. 

Alternatively you may wish to run a cash bar or a tab. We are flexible with these arrangements and discuss the best option that suits you.




Choose four

Smoked Salmon Mousse or Roast Beef with Horseradish on Mini Toasts

Meatballs coated in a BBQ and Hoisin Sauce

Fish Goujons and Tartare Sauce

Caramalised Red Onion and Feta on Flat Bread

Thai Prawn Cakes with Dipping Sauce

Arancini Balls with Garlic Aioli

Crispy Polenta squares with a spicy salsa



Choose Three

Green Seasonal Salad

Traditional Creamy Slaw

Pesto, Sundried Tomato and Parmesan Penne Pasta

Wild Rice Salad cranberries pine nuts and a orange vinaigrette

Rice Noodles with  Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Coriander and a Vietnamese Dressing

Corn Salad with Cherry tomatoes, Red Onion, Fresh Herb dressing


Includes Breads


Hot Dishes


Champagne Ham with Selection of Mustard's

Crispy Roast potatoes

Choose Two additional Hot Dishes

Boneless NZ Lamb Roast

Whole Sliced BBQ Fillet of Steak

Roast Pork with Crackling

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs stuffed with Cranberry, Spinach and Ricotta

Optional Extras

Smoked Salmon Fillets with a Caper Butter Sauce $6.00 PP

Sir Fried Garlic and Ginger Prawns $5.00PP





    Choose Three

 Wedding Cake can be served with Dessert includes Tea & Coffee

Cheesecake of Choice

Chocolate Brownie with Whipped Vanilla Cream

Mini Pavlova with a Fruit Topping

Lemon Tarts


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“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour”


841 Takatu Rd, Matakana 0986, New Zealand

+64 9 422 7256

+64 275599935

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