Weddings on a Budget

Photos taken at my wedding venue and Cornwall Park, Auckland

You don’t have to take out huge loans or “break the bank” to get married. My private venue at my residence is perfect for that budget conscious, a last minute wedding or weather restricted ceremony. My pop up wedding venue can cater for 2 to 16 people, is child friendly and ideal for those small family marriages.

Almost a quarter of the budget weddings I do, are under $1500 and almost all of those have been officiated at my venue in Hillsborough, Auckland.

Celebrant service prices vary from $200 to $3000 (which is a package including: celebrant, music, venue hire for 1 hour, photographer and videographer). A $200 ceremony is similar to a registry office appointment but you have the flexibility to choose the day and time (Monday to Sunday, depending on my availability) to suit you both and is more private and intimate, which you both will feel comfortable with. Most popup weddings done here average around $400 for your celebrant, music and venue.

After your ceremony here, you are welcome to celebrate with bubbly and head down to One Tree Hill or Cornwall Park to have your luxurious wedding photos taken, which is only 6 minutes drive from here. You will not be disappointed with your ceremony and reassure you will still have a wonderful wedding and memories to treasure for many years to come.

Another option is to have your ceremony at Cornwall Park and have your photos taken straight after (weather pending) and use my venue as the backup option, if the weather changes dramatically. You have three choices to book at the park: Memorial Steps, Kauri Steps or Band Rotunda. Please make your enquiries and bookings with the staff asap.

Please also remember to apply for your marriage licences which is a separate $150 to Internal Affairs. There are two offices – Auckland CBD and Manukau of which could take up to three days for them to process and valid for three months.

So don’t hesitate to ask me about my pop up weddings and book your date and time asap.