The Sculpture Park is a great location to hold your wedding. Included in the package is the opportunity for your guests to enjoy the whole 42-acre park and the current sculpture exhibition while they catch up with your friends and relatives.
The Park has a considerable range of settings for your photographs along the 2km sculpture trail.
There is a capacity for up to 120 guests and parking for a bus and 40 cars. The wedding party vehicles can access most areas in the Park -by arrangement.
Suitable locations for outdoor ceremonies include:
- The quarry pond
This large (800m2) water lily pond is the most spectacular option. It contains a stage & boardwalk suited to an informal wedding ceremony. The acoustics within the quarry pond are outstanding, creating a great location for listening to music. This setting is the most distant from the car park so you may need to arrange for transport to be provided for your elderly guests, in consultation with us.
- The pavilion
Set between two ponds, the paviliion is a small shelter with Moorish arches. Its location is near the main car parking area and is easily accessible for elderly as it is on flat terrain. Seating can be arranged leading to and around the pavilion. It has a backdrop of native tress with spring-flowering cherry trees and summer-flowering plants close by.
- The artist's shelter area
Alongside our biggest pond, includes seating which can be utilised by arrangement after 5pm for drinks and nibbles or for an evening wedding for an additional charge.
We do not provide room for full wedding receptions. Instead, we recommend booking at the Tauwhare Hall that has kitchen facilities, chairs & tables. Their fees are only $125 per night.
Our fees are:
- Setting for ceremony: $1000 (minimum booking deposit of $300)
- Use of artist shelter for drinks and nibbles : $250
- Setting for photographs only: $150