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. Here are two private venue packages to choose from:

Private wedding package – prices vary from $400 to $4000

Includes:

  • Celebrant officiating service on the day
  • Writing your ceremony
  • Possible rehearsal optional
  • Guiding with marriage licence
  • Music (bluetooth wireless speaker – your choice of songs)
  • Venue hire for 1 hour
  • Photographer and/or videographer (variable costs depending on availability of services for the day).
  • Option to bring bubbly and cake for photos
  • Supplied 2x witnesses optional

Simple ceremony – similar to a registry office appointment but you have the flexibility to choose the day and time (Monday to Sunday, depending on my availability – this is a 30 minute booked timeslot) to suit you both and is more private and intimate, which you both will feel comfortable with. Most simple weddings done here average between $350-$600 for your celebrant (supplied witnesses optional), music and booked venue hire.

Includes:

  • Celebrant officiating service on the day
  • Writing your ceremony
  • No rehearsal option
  • Guiding with marriage licence
  • Music (bluetooth wireless speaker – your choice of songs)
  • Venue hire for 30 minutes
  • No Photographer and/or videographer
  • No option to bring bubbly and cake for photos (due to time restraints)
  • Supplied 2x witnesses optional

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. From there, don’t forget to tick the box when applying online, to get the $33 Full Certificate once my copy has gone back to BDM.

So don’t hesitate to ask me about my pop up weddings and book your date and time asap. Please Note: These prices apply to the venue usage only. If you choose to still book me as your celebrant, but the venue, date and time changes, please allow me to requote my services.