We have a variety of packages for the perfect wedding

please contact us with your ideas for the perfect wedding and we can create your dream


5 hours of all of the following beverages Non alcoholic punch, juices and splits
Bubbles: Wine selection, Kopiko Bay (Wither Hills) pinot Nior, pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot. Plus Imprint Shiraz, Cabernet merlot.
Beer selection Steinlager range, Speight’s gold, cider and old dark, Macs range, , Stella Artois, Becks, Corona and any special requests we will be happy to provide
For an extra $12.50pp we can add a spirit selection of the following
house pour: Whiskey, gin, bourbon, vodka, Bacardi, Coruba, and brandy
Conditions for beverage service :
We do not serve intoxicated or underage drinkers at any time, according to The Host Responsibility Laws. After the drink package has finished you may opt for a tab or cash bar. The bar closes at 11.30 according to our licence

There is a choice of either a more formal set menu or gourmet BBQ for a more relaxed kiwi theme

The following menus are a guide and we are happy to include any favourites

Set menu

Create your own menu from the following choosing 2 options each course
Vegetarian options are an extra choice

Manuka smoked salmon, warm on rocket with citrus hollandaise

Prawn and melon salad with sweet chili remoulade

Marinated Lamb fillet and avocado with Raspberry vinaigrette

Smoked chicken in crispy noodle baskets with snow pea salad

The Lodge’s Caesar with or without anchovies

Asian spiced Pork belly served with crunchy slaw


Eye Fillet of beef medium rare with Yorkshire pudding baby beans and red wine jus

Pork fillet mignon with kumera whip, baby spinach, gingered orange glaze

Chicken breast coated in parmesan crumbs served
With Israeli couscous, Mediterranean vegetables and sun-dried tomato sauce
Fresh fish of the day pan-fried served with asparagus, baby potatoes citrus hollandaise

Duck Confit with pommes sarladaises, red cabbage tart port jus

Herb crusted Lamb racks served with potato gratin and minted pea mousse

All mains served with seasonal home grown herb salad

Choose two of the following homemade desserts

Crème brûlée and fresh fruit ,
Pavlova with berry compote and fresh cream

Poached pear with raisin and fig stuffing

Chocolate Mousse Gateau with berries ,

Individual Apple Crumble with home made maple ice-cream

Lemon and lime Cheesecake

Option two

Gourmet Barbeque banquet

A less formal approach but totally sumptuous cuisine
The bridal table is served with platters to the bridal table
Garlic and herb bread served warm

From the grill

Aged fillet of beef booked to your liking with horseradish and mustard selection
Corn fed chicken kebabs with a selection of sauces to accompany and compliment
Garlic prawns
Pork mignons with roasted apple sauce

From the buffet

Honey roasted gourmet potatoes
Glazed ham on the bone with mustard selection
Vegetarian penne pasta with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce served hot
House smoked New Zealand salmon
Green baby selection of lettuces and herbs with vinaigrette
Baby bean, pine nut, rocket and feta salad with pomegranate dressing Mediterranean roast vegetables


Served banquet style all homemade

Traditional French Croquembouche
Fresh fruit salad
plus two of the following luscious homemade desserts crème brûlée , petite pavlova with berries and fresh cream
Wicked Chocolate brownie and raspberry coulis Chocolate Cointreau Mousse gataeux,
Individual Apple Crumble with vanilla bean custard
homemade praline ice-cream,
Lemon and lime Tart
Seasonal fresh fruit cheesecake

Once again we are happy to include favourite desserts

Option for a New Zealand cheeseboard with both menus
additional $10.00pp


Tawharanui Lodge has luxury accommodation on site with beautifully appointed rooms for family and friends to stay also with other plenty of accommodation close by should it be required
With extended check out time 11am the following day

The Lodge rooms are share twin and king configurations
Breakfast can be served the following day as a wonderful way to farewell your guests
This can be served starting around 9- 10 am, menu is attached

Buffet breakfast following
Complimentary with accommodation
Friends and family are welcome to come back if not staying in the accommodation to join you for breakfast
The cost is $25.00pp (included in the accommodation cost if staying onsite)
Juice selection

French Pastries

Cereal selection


Fresh fruit salad

Toast and condiments


Gourmet breakfast sausages

Grilled Tomatoes



Homemade Hash browns

Home grown eggs (yes really we have our own chickens)

Booking requirements

Confirmation on receipt of a deposit of $1500.00 is required for the wedding reception
This will be deducted from the total of the full account
Numbers would need to be confirmed a minimum of 14 days prior, along with full payment for the package
Luxury accommodation 6 rooms in the Lodge share twin/ double including breakfast $160pp
Plus our two beautiful estuary villas including breakfast $220.00pp
Or if you prefer to have the entire estate with all 8 eight rooms accommodating 16 guests for one night this is discounted to $2500.00 for to nights $4000.00 including breakfast both mornings
Please let me know if there is any further information you require
If you would like to make a time to view the lodge let me know and we can organize it
To secure the accommodation a deposit of 50% is required