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 - [email protected]  - 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 [email protected] 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.

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.


Intimate Wedding

For a smaller group of special guests, 2 – 29 people including the happy couple. We offer a luxuriously intimate venue suited to your style and wishes for your special day. 
Available daily, except New Years Eve, New Years Day and Christmas Day.

3 hour* venue hire

All rates listed are GST exclusive.

Price includes:

  • A cottage overlooking the Tasman sea and iron sands of Bethells Beach as your wedding location or upon availability, the Pavilion
  • 3 hour venue hire and preparation, during and after the event
  • Rose heads, rose petals or shells for aisle or forming a heart shape
  • Sublime photographic opportunities for you and your photographer
  • All-weather parking
  • Planning and supporting to create your perfect wedding with your family and guests

 

What does it cost?

It all depends on what you would like to create for your special event. We are happy to prepare an estimate for you if you wish to include some elements below. Please email us as much information as possible to allow us to guide you in planning.

Additional services, quoted separately:

  • Trude Bethell as your registered marriage celebrant, planning for your personalised ceremony and vows. We are happy to help with witnesses for elopements.
  • Celebratory refreshments and canapes to toast the happy couple, catering for your guests, wait staff, relaxing honeymoon accommodation, a private dinner under the stars served at your cottage with French champagne.
  • Photographer, shuttles, helicopter or limousine transport, wedding cake, bouquets, floral decorations, hairdressing and make-up in your private cottage. Pre-loved wedding and bridesmaids dresses (some vintage).
  • Massages, portable hot tub, gift basket, 4-wheel drive adventure - please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If there is an item not listed here please do ask and we will endeavor to assist.

 

Pricing is subject to change at any time due to changes in costs of produce, services and inflation. 5% surcharge on all credit card payments.

Information correct: 4 May 2017.


Unique Nature on the Coast Ceremony

 

Offering the happy couple, plus up to 40 guests a picture-perfect ceremony on our iconic front lawn overlooking the black iron sands of Bethells Beach and the majestic Tasman sea.

Create special memories with your family and guests that are dear to your heart.

Available on Sundays and Mondays (not public holidays) at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm. Other days may be possible.

1.5 hour venue hire

All rates listed are GST exclusive.

Price includes:

  • Ceremony area set out on our iconic front lawn
  • Sublime photographic opportunities for you and your photographer
  • All-weather parking - pavilion available for wet weather option
  • Planning and support to create your perfect wedding with your family and guests

 

Additional services, quoted separately:

  • Rose heads, rose petals, shells or flowers, for aisle or forming a heart shape, a decorated floral arch. Trude Bethell as your registered marriage celebrant.
  • Celebratory refreshments to toast with your guests after your ceremony,
  • Photographer, shuttles, helicopter or limousine transport, wedding cake, bouquets, gift basket, floral decorations, hairdressing and make-up in your private cottage. Pre-loved wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses (some vintage).

 

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. If there is an item not listed here please do ask and we will endeavour to assist.

Pricing is subject to change at any time due to changes in costs of produce, services and inflation please enquire

 

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