A place with space for you to plan and create your very own wedding or special occasion

Looking for a beach style wedding with sea, sand and coastal views? What about a rustic country garden with a woolshed? Perfect for public or private weddings, family reunions, corporate events, holidays, horse treks and more!

Coastal rural country wedding

With the spectacular beauty of the sandy white beaches, Pourerere Beach makes the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.

Coastal country garden ceremony

Create a unique atmosphere in a beautiful garden setting. We know no two events will be the same, so we leave the styling up to you.


In the woolshed, in the garden, by the pool, in the paddock, in the sheep yards, under the oak trees, on the beach


In The Paddock, in the garden, at the homestead


Punawaitai ceremony venues are many and varied. There will be somewhere here especially for you to say your “ I do “.
The tranquillity and peace in the Coastal Country Garden with the new big oval lawn and the rose arch: there is the shade of the 110 year old Plane Tree with the Magnolia figurine in the back ground: the weeping birch by the pool, anywhere in the garden is yours to choose. Whether your numbers are big 200 + or small there will be a place that appeals just to you.
Or the Coastal Rustic Ceremony can be “ on the board” in the 100year old Woolshed ( seating for 90 + 60 standing viewing from the night pens): unlimited quests in the sheep yards under the 150 year old oaks with rustic rails and gates, or perhaps in the paddock among the old stumps and silver poplars in behind.
There is a place at Punawaitai especially for you to gather your friends and family for this joyous part of your day.

You are welcome to have your caterers do drinks and nibbles under the trees after your ceremony.

On the Beach, By the Boats, in The Dunes by your own arrangement


Big or small we will have a reception area to suit your dreams and schemes for your special day with family and friends.
The small intimate wedding or elopement in the tranquil elegance of the homestead. This is day hire only with seating for 6 – 20 peoples.
Or the larger wedding in the flat 2ha “The Paddock” with catering facilities. This area is all yours to build your day, whether you want the traditional marquee or the fun of Tepees, or a theme just for you. Create pure pleasure in this place with space for people, partying, parking and much much more. Your party, your night, all night. Dance till the sunrises.

Day Hire Only

Use of Homestead

Corporate events, Weddings, Intimate Weddings, Elopements, Conferences, Luncheons, Private functions, Board meetings, Pre Xmas Parties, Family Celebrations, Art Exhibitions.



Punawaitai in conjunction with The Flagship Event Company present a complete Wedding/Event experience.
A stunning private venue with exclusive handcrafted Sperry Sail Cloth Marquees’ with beautiful Spruce timber poles.


All specially priced options are GST inclusive and comprise.

A private Garden or Woolshed Ceremony along with The Paddock for your  Reception with the Flagship Marquee of your choice.

Clear or solid walls, erected & dismantled, perimeter fairy lighting and festoon lighting to centre poles with dimmer panel.

Includes catering facilities – fridges, freezer, BBQ, Oven, microwave, 2x prep tables 120 x 180, pantry, toilet, shower, spare room.

Hire is ½ day to erect 3 full days up & ½ day to dismantle.

The Boston Round

14m diameter, max seated 110 persons

$8,360.00 High Season

$7,815.00 Low Season

The Manhatten

14m x 20m, max seated 150 persons

$10,200.00 High Season

$9,385.00 Low Season

The Cape Cod

14m x 26m, max seated 200 persons

$11,820.00 High Season

$10,735.00 Low Season

High season 01 Nov –  31- April / Low season 01 May – 31 Oct

Optional extra 35sqm dance floor $805.00.

Other optional extras available.

Enquire for pricing.