Orange and white marquee with pink curtains tied and orange and pink cushions on the ground overlooking Bethells Beach

love dances in the beauty of nature

Creative Memories Full Package

30 - 70
8 hours

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

Our 8-hour Creative Memories wedding package is perfect for couples who want a creative wedding experience. It includes a ceremony on-site, reception with canapés, drinks, buffet dinner, and dancing.

Our team will manage the venue, prepare the grounds, and provide all the amenities required for a hassle-free wedding day. With the package, you'll enjoy delicious 4-course buffet dinner featuring canapés, platters, main course, and dessert plus all amenities.

Our package also includes beverages and bar area setup with wine, beer, lemon-minted water, and juices. We can also assist with venue decoration (Choose from our selection and or bring your own), accommodation, and other services, including shuttle service, photographer recommendations, and more.

Let us help you create unforgettable memories on your special day!


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

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.
Trude Bethell as marriage celebrant and guidance with your personalised ceremony included in the price for over 30 guests
Hire of the Pavilion and chef’s kitchen, prep room and amenities
4 course buffet dinner for 8 hours (canapés, platters, main, dessert)
Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery, gift table and cake table
Waiting and bar staff, manager, cleaners, security (when needed) and kitchen staff
Sound system for iPods
Parking for up to 25 cars and security when needed.
Clean-up, recycling and disposal

Beverages and Bar Area Setup

3/4 bottle of wine and 1 x 330ml bottle of beer per person quota
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 the function

Venue Decoration

Assistance in venue decoration choices from our supply and/or 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 included in the package for weddings with 30 guests or more
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

Optional Extras and Additional Services

Additional charges may apply
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.
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
Shuttle service to and from for guests (Shuttle Excellence, please call Miro on 0800 822 000)
Pre-loved wedding and bridesmaids dresses (some vintage)


Can we come and view Bethells Beach Cottages?

Yes, but appointment only. Please phone +6498109581 or email 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)

Wedding Schedule Example

Bridal Party Preparation: time by arrangement.

Bridal Party photos (optional): earliest 12 noon.

2:00 pm: Guests arrive
2:30 pm: Ceremony
3:00 pm: Drinks and canapés, Bridal party photos
4:15 pm: Guests and bridal party mingle
5:30 pm: Sit down for dinner, guests take their drinks to the table
6:00 pm: Speeches
6:30pm: Mains
7:00 pm: Cake cutting with photographs
7:15 pm: Dessert with tea and coffee and wedding cake
9:30 pm: Bar closes
01:00 pm: Guests leave venue

And everyone lives happily ever after
Please contact us for pricing and bookings
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