Here's your guide to New Plymouth and Taranaki wedding venues - whether you are looking for that perfect beachside wedding venue, or some charming wee garden - all in one handy place for you. Of course there are so many options for where to get married/party - restaurants, community halls, backyards, churches, public buildings and gardens (Tupare Gardens has to be a stand out option and how iconic is the Bowl of Brooklands - check out the blog to see these in action) and so on, so actually this list isn't exhaustive - if you'd like further ideas on where to tie the knot in a location completely unique to you, I'd love to chat. I've got so many favourites, but here's a tour of a few...
NEW PLYMOUTH WEDDING VENUES
Ahu Ahu Villas
Oak Valley Gardens and St Marks Church
Te Maru Farm
Deken's Barn (no longer operating sadly!)
Wai-iti beach retreat
10 Acres Event Venue
Quality Hotel / The Plymouth
The Devon Hotel
Little Church Bay
SOUTH TARANAKI, INGLEWOOD & STRATFORD WEDDING VENUES
Pihama Lavender Farm
Lake Farm Garden, Inglewood
Goodin Country Garden
Stratford Mountain House
Tairoa Lodge, Hawera
#1 - New Plymouth's coolest little Wedding Venue: The Milkshed
If you want to get married somewhere that isn't quite like anywhere else, that has a super cool grungy vibe, and you can party all night with no curfew - check out this addition to Taranaki's wedding venue line up. It comes with its own alpacas, a pig and has a spacious, manicured front lawn to boot.
#2 The most gorgeous garden venue: Waiongna Gardens
This gorgeously manicured garden has so many charming nooks and crannies, your biggest problem will be deciding which ones to utilise for your ceremony. If you haven't been out here as part of the garden festival, it's worth spending a sunny sunday afternoon exploring.
#3 - Rustic Barn Vibe: Te Maru Farm
With more than enough room to swing a cat (and a horse, a pig and a dog - which conveniently you'll all find at the Farm) this new venue (a few seasons in) has space for 180 guests, divine indoor/outdoor floor, gorgeous grounds and this just massive, beautiful wooden barn.
Handy links for the Taranaki Region
If you're not familiar with the region, or thinking about how to introduce your guests to what the region has on offer, here are some handy links!
1. Official Region Website
2. Most epic day walk - Egmont National Park's Pouakai Circuit
3. Airbnbs in Taranaki
4. Great place to grab a waterfront coffee in New Plymouth and Oakura.
5. Favourite garden to take your nana - Tupare.