summer Weddings

Got your wild heart set on a summer wedding?

Think rustic garden pergola, whimsical forest area and a delightful garden bar and pair all that with blue skies, sunrays and long days - we think that’s the making of a pretty unforgettable outdoor summer wedding.

Bright days, soft desert pastels and delicate beach florals make for a dreamy, romantic outdoor wedding theme or go show-stopping garden wedding with vibrant wildflowers and gorgeous pops of colour - whatever your ‘dream wedding’ Pinterest board is full of you’re in the right place to make it happen with multiple outdoor ceremony locations to choose from in our rustic, tranquil setting.

Why choose a Summer wedding?

There are so many reasons to love a summer wedding, here are just a few of our top favs;

Summer has an air of celebration with festivities, holidays and long sunny days, so why not add to the feel-good spirit by throwing in a summer wedding too!

With sunny blue skies and warm temperatures lasting into the evening, there’s no doubt that the Auckland summer provides the perfect time of year for outdoor nuptials.

The warm weather brings gorgeous, natural backdrops with foliage and florals in full bloom, and with the abundance of flower varieties available you'll have a greater selection making for more dynamic, colourful arrangements.

You can honeymoon close to home, with so many stunning New Zealand destinations on offer and the Pacific Islands on our doorstep you’re truly spoilt for choice without having to travel far!

And, of course, the dress options are plentiful, it’s the perfect time for elegant, light flowing gowns that keep you cool while looking glamorous and feeling luxurious, think strapless, off-shoulder or open-back bridal gowns and flowing, lightweight fabrics such as silk, satin, chiffon and Chantilly lace.

At Kumeu Valley Estate, you and your guests have the venue to yourselves even during the peak season, so you can explore all the charming features of the grounds and even enjoy some garden games if that's your kinda thing!

Kumeu Valley Estate features that are perfect for a summer wedding:

  • Multiple outdoor ceremony areas, Each with its own charm and character
  • Stunning indoor ceremony area A magnificent wet weather option
  • Garden bar Where guests can enjoy arrival drinks or after ceremony canapés
  • A picturesque jetty Nestled in the shade of the bush where a tranquil river meanders by
  • Live music & DJ friendly
  • Reception area leading out to the courtyardFor a covered al-fresco dining feel and fabulous indoor-outdoor flow
  • Courtyard areaFor outdoor mingling into the evening
  • An abundance of treesTo offer plenty of shaded areas for you and your guests on those warm summer days, and we always have sunscreen on hand (yes, we really do think of everything!)
  • Gorgeous fairy lightsAround the whole venue
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Summer wedding tips

Your bridal gown is a dress you will always treasure. You want to feel beautiful on your day and that starts with ensuring you’re comfortable. Choose a breathtaking dress that allows your skin to breathe, opt for natural and lightweight fabrics and when it comes to bridal hairstyles beat the humidity frizz with a sleek, classic chignon updo or for the more free-spirited bride a bohemian side braid or crown braid might be for you - whatever keeps you cool and looking like the beauty that you are!

If you’re thinking of the traditional, tailored suit try it on in the summer months - you’ll thank us later! Or if that’s not an option stick to natural materials for your wedding suit, linen and cotton are great options, or wool is a surprisingly good choice for summer too, we all know a thick woollen jumper will keep you toasty, but fine wool fibres help keep you cool too by regulating body temperature.

Get in touch

Book a personalised tour of the venue, fill out the form below to receive your information pack and make the first step to walking down the aisle.