Hosting unforgettable events since 2006

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We believe hosting a fabulous event comes down to two things;Great planning and the flexibility to make it unique to you.

Picture two and a half acres of delightful gardens, fantastic & flexible catering options and throw in a whole lot of rustic charm then let your imagination run wild - we think that’s the recipe to an unforgettable event!

Planning a big event should be exciting, right? Maybe you’ve got the bookbinder full of ideas or the dreamy aesthetic mood board but all too often that excitement fizzles away once you start the process; there's so much to think about, so many decisions to make and constantly trying to make everything perfectly suited to please all your guests can get overwhelming and stressful.

That’s why at Kumeu Valley we work with you to craft your event and pride ourselves on giving you so much choice at every step to truly make it your own. We take the time to listen and understand what is important to you and what you want for your event. Then, we guide you through each stage of planning your event and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day, so you can just sit back and enjoy the event.

Maybe you know exactly what you want, you’ve been thinking about this big life event for the longest time and have decided on every detail - these are often the ones that get butterflies in their bellies when they instinctively know they’ve found their perfect venue and how to bring their vision to life - we love it when this happens at Kumeu Valley and we’re here to listen to exactly what you’ve dreamed and bring it all together with you.

And if you just have no idea where to start, then you’re in safe hands - we’ve been doing this for a lifetime, planning stunning events is what we do!

Hosting unforgettable events since 2006

We’ll also let you in on the list of our most trusted suppliers - these are the vendors we have worked with for many years who we trust to deliver fabulous results every time and can truly recommend.

Meet your hosts

Annette & Mike Simpkins

They met on board a luxury liner cruising around the Caribbean - it sounds like the start of a fairytale doesn’t it? And for Annette and Mike it was exactly that, positively enchanted with each other they married onboard one year later.

Part of their happily ever after is Kumeu Valley Estate, their family-owned venue where they get to witness other couples tie the knot and create their own love story several times a week.

Annette and Mike wanted to create a beautiful escape from the city to celebrate life's milestones and special moments, in 2006 they fell in love with the rolling hills and surrounding vineyards of what back then was called Rivermill, they saw the potential of Kumeu Valley.

This wasn’t their first hospitality venture, far from it, they’ve clocked over 40 years in the industry to date! And with a lot of love and renovations and armed with their years of experience they are proud to have made the venue what it is today.

Over the past years, Annette and Mike have been honoured to be part of those special moments celebrated at Kumeu Valley and the memories made that last a lifetime.

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