Bethells Beach Wedding Packages

Situated on Auckland's west coast, Bethells Beach is a truly remarkable place to get married.

We host a range of beautiful wedding functions throughout the year. Below are some ideas, but feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements. Trude Bethell is also a registered Marriage and Civil Union celebrant. 


 

Full Wedding Packages 

For 30-80 Guests
The following prices are based on a minimum of 30 guests. 
Current from March 2017 to March 2019.

 

5 hour  Inspired Romance wedding package     

8 hour Creative Memories wedding package     

 

Package One: 5 hours.

Designed for a ceremony on-site, with reception, lighter meal and lighter drinks. Suits both lunch and sunset buffet scenarios.

Package Two: 8 hours.

Designed for a ceremony on-site plus reception, canapés, drinks, buffet dinner, dancing etc from 1pm onwards.

 

Packages include:

  • John and Trude’s time throughout to plan and manage the venue and prepare the grounds, venue, cottages and required amenities. Preparation, during and breakdown.
  • Hire of the Pavilion and chef’s kitchen, prep room and amenities 
  • 4 course buffet dinner for 8 hours (canapés, platters, main, dessert) 3 courses for 5 hour
  • Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, gift table and cake table etc
  • Wait, bar staff, manager, cleaners, security (when needed) and kitchen staff, etc                                         

Beverages and bar area set up

  • 8 hour package - 3/4 bottle of wine and 1 x 330ml bottle of beer p/person quota
  • 5 hour package -  ½ bottle of wine and 1 x 330ml bottle of beer p/person quota
  • We include lemon minted water, juices and Trude's famous fresh passionfruit and pineapple punch
  • Extra beverages available if you choose to offer more to guests on the day of function                          

Venue Decoration

  • Assistance in venue decoration choices from our supply or  and your own
  • Table flowers in your choice of colours (roses, alstrameria, carnations and statice and flowers from our garden) You may choose for guests to bring flowers from their garden for a beautiful personal touch
  • Rose heads and rose petals or shells for the aisle with large potted plants                                             

Accommodation & Facilities

  • Wedding night accommodation in Turehu Cottage for the Bride & Groom for weddings 30 guests and over
  • Use of one or two cottages for bathroom facilities for weddings 30 guests and over for the duration of the wedding event
  • Portaloo/s for larger weddings                                                                                                                  

Other Services

  • Trude Bethell as marriage celebrant (if required) and guidance with your personalised ceremony included in the price for over 30 guests
  • Sound system for iPods
  • Parking (up to 25 cars) & Security when needed. We suggest a shuttle service: Shuttle Excellence - info@shuttleexcellence.com  - ph: 0800 822 000 for Miro
  • Clean-up, recycling and disposal                                                                                                                             

Optional Extras

  • We are happy to cater to any specific requirements you may have for flowers, decorations and menu and beverage items outside our usual packages - additional costs may be incurred. 
  • Additional items that we are able to assist with are as follows:
  • Wedding cake
  • Hire of chair covers and sashes, hire of white archway for decoration
  • Additional accommodation options for nights pre-or post-event
  • Hairdresser and makeup artists if the bride and bridesmaids are preparing in the cottages
  • Marriage celebrant services performed by Trude
  • Photographer recommendations - Liz March photography
  • Shuttle service to and from for guests (Shuttle Excellence, please call Miro on 0800 822 000)
  • Pre-loved wedding and bridesmaids dresses (some vintage) 

FAQs:

Can we come and view Bethells Beach Cottages?

Yes, but appointment only. Please phone +6498109581 or email info@bethellsbeach.com to arrange a time.

Can we get married on the beach?

Yes, we can organise this.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Sorry, no.

What if my guest numbers are less than 30? Can I still go with one of the packages?

Yes, if you are happy to pay for a minimum of 30 guests, otherwise we have options for less than 30 guests. See below for information on smaller weddings.

Can we bring our own caterer?

Sorry, no.

How early can we arrive?

Normally 10:30am (earlier by special arrangement)
 

  • 8 hour package - 3/4 bottle of wine and 1 x 330ml bottle of beer p/person quota
  • 5 hour package -  ½ bottle of wine and 1 x 330ml bottle of beer p/person quota
  • We include lemon minted water, juices and Trude's famous fresh passionfruit and pineapple punch
  • Extra beverages available if you choose to offer more to guests on the day of function 

Bridal Party Photography Only

for up to 3 hours

Designed for bridal party photography for when your ceremony and reception are held elsewhere. Available daily unless otherwise booked (please enquire) except Christmas day. Finish time 1pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Wedding cars permitted on site by arrangement. Maximum 30 people. © Conditions apply.

Includes 3 hrs use of cottage and toilets for bridal party. Overnight accommodation not included.

From $2,500 excluding GST.

Additional services, charged separately:

  • Hairdresser and make-up artist
  • Beach wedding photo opportunities by special 4WD access over private land
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Use of pavilion by arrangement (prices on application)

Wedding Ceremony Only

for up to 3 hours

Designed for wedding parties who have organised a reception elsewhere. Available daily unless otherwise booked (please enquire) except Christmas Day. Finishing time 1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Includes outdoor seating, daytime cottage use for bridal party.

Additional services, price on application:

Marriage Celebrant, overnight accommodation, rose petals for wedding aisle, catering, staff, beverages (liquor license applies) and non alcoholic beverages, shuttle, helicopter, limousine transport, decorations, cake, bouquets, floral decorations, hairdressing and make-up in your private cottage. Use of pavilion by arrangement.


Small Wedding or Vow Renewal

Designed for a very private ceremony around bride and groom plus up to 8 guests.
Available daily unless otherwise booked, (please enquire) except Saturdays and Christmas day.

Package includes:

  • Trude Bethell as Marriage Celebrant
  • Advice and planning for your ceremony and vows
  • Flower/rose petals for aisle 
  • Honeymoon night accommodation for bridal couple in Turehu Cottage
  • 2 x two course delicious breakfasts

Additional services, charged separately:

2 x alfresco private dinners under the stars served at your cottage with chilled French champagne, rose petals for wedding aisle, additional catering, additional accommodation, staff, beverages (liquor license may apply) and non alcoholic beverages, shuttle, helicopter, limousine transport, decorations, cake, bouquets, floral decorations, hairdressing and make-up in your private cottage. 

Massages, seaweed body wraps, portable hot tub, gift basket, gift wrapped champagne, bouquet of your favourite flowers, 4-wheel drive adventure - please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

FAQs

What does it cost? – It all depends on what you want. So we can prepare an estimate, please email us as much information as possible.
Can we bring our own alcohol? – Sorry, no.
Our own caterer? – Sorry, no.


Call +64 9 810 9581 or get in touch for more information.