Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

Ngā Manu Nature Reserve

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Whether you’re searching for that picturesque and natural backdrop for your outdoor ceremony, or a day-night venue where you can celebrate with family and friends, Ngā Manu offers an idyllic wetland and forest setting. With 14 hectares of nature reserve to explore, photo opportunities are endless!

We offer Robin’s Nest for gatherings of up to 90 people. This beautiful space provides year-round options – in summer, wonderful indoor-outdoor flow allows your guests access to a large deck and lawn; in the cooler months, stay warm inside while enjoying the wetland view.

Robin’s Nest has ramp access from a private carpark which can be used by guests and caterers. The building is equipped with a servery and kitchenette area with dishwasher, food preparation benches, billie, fridge and sink (for cleaning up those small messes). Alcohol may be consumed on the premises but Ngā Manu Trust do not possess a license to sell or supply alcohol. Toilet facilities with wheelchair access are via a short covered walkway.

We can recommend experienced local wedding services, celebrants and caterers who are familiar with the venue to tailor your unique day or you may prefer to make your own arrangements. Ngā Manu do not provide catering and you will need to provide your own crockery and cutlery. There’s no oven in the kitchen but we do have a small microwave. We recommend your catering team organise a visit to our site to research the best options for your event.

Theo’s Cottage, which is adjacent to Robin’s Nest, may be hired as a dressing room, a place for the children in your bridal party to find sanctuary or it could provide convenient, overnight accommodation for up to 4 people.

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