Weddings and Events

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Do you have and event coming up?

Henley Hotel is the perfect escape for a corporate retreat or an intimate wedding. The option to take over the hotel and estate assures you of absolute privacy. A variety of spaces can cater for small groups up to 200 for larger gatherings. Divine food, contemporary spaces and professional staff make Henley Hotel the perfect venue.

There is nothing we love more at Henley Hotel than a romantic wedding – flowers, dresses, champagne, cakes and everything in between!

Starting with our own simply gorgeous onsite cute-as-a-button chapel nestled on our 29 acres of parkland, lake and meadows makes Henley Hotel a stunning backdrop for photography. Our bright and bold contemporary interiors of the hotel will please the most design-savvy of grooms and brides.

Our food is always divine, seasonal and delicious and on this most important of days, you will find our staff calm, welcoming and professional….maybe a little excited for you too!! 

We cater for elopements to bringing along 200 of your closest friends and family…..basically weddings are just our thing! 

Whether you are dreaming of a relaxed boho style wedding, perhaps vintage or Gatsby is your theme, or a formal wedding reminiscent of Downton Abbey – Henley Hotel has the venue to suit.

Options abound for a garden ceremony…….imagine cherry blossoms falling as you walk down the aisle in the cherry arbour, perhaps our camelia lined oval lawn or try our peaceful lakeside pavilion…..options abound.

Please contact our event coordinator, who will be happy to provide you with further information and before you know it you will hear those corks popping!

Remember to ask our event coordinator about taking over the whole of Henley Hotel for your big day….absolute privacy, absolutely priceless.

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Experience the ultimate in glamorous country luxury for your next event!

Whatever the event or occasion, our team will design a function to suit your requirements. The hotel’s function spaces can be used for a vast array of events including cocktail parties, meetings, private dinners, presentations, seminars, conferences, wedding receptions and product launches. Contact our Events Coordinator for more information. 

Please contact our event coordinator, who will be happy to provide you with further information.

Wedding outdoors at Henley Hotel Cambridge

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For ceremonies and receptions from fifty to two hundred

Available every day and includes:

  • Chapel or garden venue fees
  • Outdoor ceremony seating for up to fifty guests
  • Reception and lunch/dinner in Regatta Room (food and beverage costs are additional)
  • One glass of NZ methode champenoise per guest for post ceremony toast
  • Use of grounds for wedding photographs
  • Henley Hotel gift voucher for one night’s accommodation for 2 guests including a cooked breakfast
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Henley Hotel Takeover

Shut the gate… the place is yours!

Available every day and includes:

  • Exclusive use of the total property
  • Ceremony, reception and lunch/dinner where ever you would like (food and beverage costs are additional)
  • A glass of NZ methode champenoise per guest as a post-ceremony toast
  • Use of grounds for wedding photographs
  • Full use of Henley Hotel Day Spa facilities (excludes spa treatment menu)
  • One night’s accommodation in all 14 bedrooms
  • Continental and cooked breakfast for all guests staying overnight (maximum 28 guests)

What does the venue hire fee include?

Our venue hire fee secures the chapel or garden for your ceremony and the relevant reception room, just for you. The inclusions listed below are part of the venue hire fee:

Wedding ceremonies in the Garden or Chapel include:

  • Fully staffed and coordinated ceremony including set up and breakdown
  • Outdoor seating (up to fifty)
  • Clothed signing table
  • Garden ceremony arch
  • Full access to the gardens and grounds for photo opportunities
  • Access to Henley Hotel Day Spa for face & body treatments pre- ceremony at 20% discount (reservations essential)
  • Wet weather contingency for garden ceremonies (including use of a marquee if desired, at additional cost)

Wedding receptions in Henley Hotel Dining Room or Regatta Reception Room include:

  • Exclusive use of the Dining or Regatta Reception Room for your event
  • Fully staffed to set up, serve drinks & meals and clean up the venue following the event
  • Tables, chairs, table linen and napkins (table decorations designed to suit your needs are extra)
  • White lycra chair covers
  • Crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Sound system for music
  • Cake table and cake knife
  • Plenty of private parking (larger weddings should consider using a local shuttle service to transport guests to and from the Hotel)

Package prices do not include:

  • Permits, supply, erection & dismantling of marquees
  • Portable loos
  • Extra furniture
  • Personalised items such as place cards, menus, candles and extra table decorations
  • Floral displays
  • Supply of food and beverages (other than those specifically included in a wedding package)
  • Hotel overnight accommodation (unless specifically included in a wedding package)

When are the best times for a wedding at Henley Hotel?

Late September: Our gorgeous cherry blossom trees spring to life in a blaze of pink
October – Early November: Our wisteria pergola is festooned in white
November – March: Our rose gardens in bright bloom
April – June: Autumnal colours alight the gardens
July – August: Camellia flowers at their best

The photo opportunities are endless!

Event planning and management

Part of the venue hire fee includes event planning for your big day and we aim to take the stress out of planning your wedding.

We cover being there from initial point of contact and answering any questions you may have, to on-going consultations, the organisation of food and beverage, liaising with suppliers, and any special requests you may have. This also includes the set up and pack down of your wedding.

Our coordinator will be on hand on your big day to oversee the running of your wedding and to provide any help necessary.

What suppliers does Henley Hotel use?

Henley Hotel will provide the venue, staff, food and beverages and also assist you with any other requirements to ensure the success of your wedding.

It will be at your discretion to source the celebrant, photographer, entertainment, florist, cake and any additional vendors you wish to utilise.

Should you require any assistance with any of these suppliers, please let us know as we have an amazing team of preferred suppliers that we’re happy to recommend.

What else do I need to know?

  • All prices include GST
  • A minimum 2 night stay applies to public holiday weekends for Henley Hotel takeovers
  • Henley Hotel takeover starts at 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure
  • Henley Hotel is a fully licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted
  • Henley Hotel has a team of inspirational chefs that supply all catering, canapés and snacks

For further information please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Want to consider a Henley wedding? Get in touch to start planning your big day… your way.


Staying at Henley Hotel is a bit like staying with good friends, good friends with great taste and excited to have you stay. This is a new type of escape: all the character and charm of a boutique-hotel hideaway, served up with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing at-home atmosphere. Trust us, you’ll love it!


For reservations and all general enquiries:
Email us or call on 07 823 3421 (add a +64 if outside NZ)

Our location:
Henley Hotel
151 Maungatautari Road, Cambridge 3494

The old-school way:
PO Box 1014
Cambridge 3450


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