Anam Cara (Gaelic, meaning Soul Friend) Gardens is a private garden style venue like no other set in the beautiful Kapiti Coast. A mere hour from Wellington City, this beautiful spot is a hidden wee gem awaiting your special day.
If you are looking for a beautiful garden venue, look no further! Anam Cara Gardens offers 10 acres of stunning gardens, several different ceremony options, covered outdoor seating area and lawn games. The function centre with... View more picturesque outlook, boasts modern décor with a botanical influence, seats up to 120, has a separate dance floor, bar, commercial kitchen, is complete with a backup indoor ceremony option covering all your wedding needs.
With the hosts focus being on working with you to create a successful event, they will do their best to ensure vision of your special day comes alive. Flexibility abound, you get to choose your own commercial full service wedding caterers and bring your own alcohol. Full disabled access, great for those older folks, parking for 60 plus cars and a bus turning area, breakout room set up for the younger ones, pet friendly, plus accommodation for up to 21 people, this venue has everything you need to ensure your day is stress free and fun for you and your guests.
150 Rangiuru Rd, Otaki Beach 5512, New Zealand
— 120 Seating Capacity
— Ceremony Area
— Wet Weather Option
— Live Music / DJ Friendly
— 70 Parking Spots
Amazing and beautiful place! The weather was perfect for our afternoon wedding and the sun trickling through the laneway was majestic. Open gardens and flowers blooming, we were so blessed to have such an amazing day. The reception was held in the function building, a modern and aesthetically pleasing venue with clean amenities and comfortably seated 90 guests including the bridal party. The plant wall with the archway was a hit with the guests and I'm sure future users will be able to enjoy fantastic photos with the wall as the backdrop. Most impressive was the host. Teresa and Tim were relaxed, inviting and accomodating to our requests. Not a single hiccup. Excellent communication and a real pleasure to work with. They are genuine, nice and honest people; they really want to ensure that you can enjoy the venue to it's fullest. I encourage everyone to seriously consider Anam Cara for their special day
We had our wedding at Anam Cara at the start of April and we can’t speak highly enough of the whole experience. Having had our original plans for a big wedding in Ireland cancelled we had a small group at Anam Cara instead. We all stayed for three days and everything was fabulous from start to finish. Teresa was so helpful and easy to deal with during the planning and Tim was there throughout our few days, nothing was too much trouble and he made all of us (including our two little nephews) feel totally at home and relaxed. The accommodation is fabulous and has everything you could possibly want. Everything that is provided is quality, from the toiletries to tea/coffee etc. and the little extra touches were much appreciated.
We recently held our wedding and reception at Anam Cara Gardens and had the best experience. The venue is beautiful with so many options for ceremony location, photos etc. Tim and Teresa were so fantastic to deal with, especially with all the drama around Covid - we had to postpone earlier in the year and they were super accommodating and supportive during that time. Teresa was very responsive to emails, answering all our questions and Tim was just a gem on the day and leading up to it - nothing was too much trouble. We got so many comments from our guests about how great the venue was. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get married in the Kapiti area, in my opinion ACG is head and shoulders above every other venue in the area.