Get married in one of our beautiful themed gardens. Perhaps the grandeur of the Italian Renaissance Garden, the romantic English Flower Garden, or the slightly strange Surrealist Garden.
Hamilton Gardens is a beautifully unique venue and the themed gardens provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and wedding photographs you will treasure.
Please note: unfortunately there is no availability for bookings from Monday 15 February to Friday 5 March 2021 due to the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.
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The big question has been popped but now there's many questions to be answered as you plan your big day. From catering options to deposit deadlines, everything you need to know is in our Weddings brochure!
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Arrange a time to see the possible venues and discuss your requirements by contacting our bookings team by email or phone (07) 958 5940.
Take the hassle out of organising your big day with our comprehensive wedding package. For all the details, download our wedding brochure.
Arrange a time to see the possible venues and discuss your day by contacting our Bookings Team by clicking on the booking form to the right, or calling us on 07 958 5940.
A wedding ceremony in any of the enclosed themed gardens, or within the wider gardens. Bookings are essential.
Duration: 1.25 hours
Price: $300 (GST incl.)
SPECIAL ADD-ON: LUXURY OF TIME
Enjoy more time with family and friends after your wedding ceremony.
This special add-on gives you up to three hours in the gardens of your choice, with the garden open to the public.
Price: An additional $300 (GST incl., non-refundable)
EXCLUSIVE ADD-ON: CLOSED GARDEN CEREMONY
This exclusive add-on allows you to have your garden ceremony in privacy with the garden closed off from the public.
Only certain gardens are able to be closed.
Hamilton Gardens is a public park, so in order to close a garden off from the public we are required to give public notice of a particular garden closure.
Price: An additional $500 (GST incl., non-refundable).
Bookings for wedding photographs are not required and there is no charge. However, we ask that you are respectful to other wedding groups and visitors to the gardens.
At Hamilton Gardens our contracted caterers offer a wide range of menus to fit your tastes and budgets. Please contact the catering companies directly for menus and quotes.
- Impressive food, friendly service. Quality every time for corporate catering, funerals and weddings.
07 847 8960
Hamilton Gardens Café
- We offer a range of menu options for all budgets and occasions.
07 856 6581
Kerr and Ladbrook
- Focussing on quality food with excellent presentation and personal service for you and your guests.
07 838 9338
- Boutique food made with love from the freshest local produce.
07 846 6185
Montana Food & Events
- We take pride in presenting outstanding food and professional catering event management.
07 839 3459
Phoenix Events and Friends Cuisine of India
- Delicious food with a full event management and event styling service.
0800 150 019
Spit Roast Catering Company
- Waikato’s original Spit Roast Company. We have all your catering needs covered.
0800 762 787
- Design, taste, and indulge. We customise each menu to your style and taste.
0212 344 675
Please note: Only these caterers can provide catering at Hamilton Gardens (including the Pavilion). If these caterers are unable to meet your cultural cuisine requirements, please contact our bookings team to discuss your options.
How far in advance do I need to book?
At least six months in advance is recommended. The sooner the better to secure the date and venue you want.
Is the garden area closed off during our wedding ceremony?
If you would prefer to have exclusive use, and close the garden to the general public, there will be an additional charge of $500 which includes the cost of advertising the closure.
Only certain gardens are able to be closed and are subject to availability. Please enquire for more information.
Can we hire chairs for our outdoor ceremony?
Seating is only available to hire for use in the Mansfield Garden. Garden chairs are available $3.00 per chair, minimum hire of 30 chairs.
Can we hire a room without booking the wedding package?
Yes. Please make and appointment with our Event Coordinator to discuss your options.
How long do we have the reception venue for?
The reception room is available from 8am on the day of your wedding. If you want to guarantee earlier access an additional fee applies. The venue must be vacated by midnight, with last drinks served at 11.30pm.
How many people does each room accommodate?
|Central Court (dance floor)||Up to 300|
|Exhibition Hall||Up to 200|
|Central Court + Exhibition Hall||Up to 500|
|Chartwell Seminar Room||Up to 85|
Can we self-decorate?
Yes you can self-decorate but we can also recommend a number of hire and theming companies.
Can we self cater?
Self catering is not permissible at Hamilton Gardens.
Which caterers can we use?
The Hamilton Gardens Café is the caterer for our wedding packages. It’s possible to book the venue and arrange another caterer, however you must select a provide from our list of contracted caterers. Please contact us for more information about catering options.
Can we bring our own beverages?
Yes if you choose Beverages Option 2 (BYO beverages). If just for ceremony please ensure to use plastic not glassware.
Is parking available?
Free parking is available in our carparks located at Gate 1 and Gate 2 off Cobham Drive.
When is payment due?
20% when confirmation is signed.
Wedding Package: Final payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding when you have final numbers confirmed.
Ceremony only: Final payment is due the month following confirmation of your booking.
When are final numbers required?
Final guest numbers are required two weeks prior to your wedding date. The final number can increase from this date; however, no refund will be given if numbers decrease.
Booking conditions apply and our full terms and conditions are available on request.