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
From start to finish the team at Anam Cara were nothing but amazing. From our first visit we were made to feel at home and welcome and fell in love with the venue knowing pretty soon after our first visit that this would be where we would have our special day! The venue has everything and more and exceeded all our expectations! We loved that the accommodation was onsite and big enough to house our bridal party and family. We would highly recommend Anam Cara to any couples who are looking at getting married, it will forever hold a special place in our hearts! 💓 Tim, Teresa & Carlene for all your amazing work!
My wife and I chose Anam Cara Gardens as the venue for our wedding in December 2021. We honestly can’t rate the venue highly enough! Tim and Teresa were incredible! They were awesome in terms of sorting out the little details for our special day, making sure we had everything organized and just keeping us calm and relaxed during the whole process. They were very responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Tim really went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly over our wedding weekend and was just an absolute legend (he even managed to deliver some champagne for us on a golf cart while we were out doing photos!). The venue itself is spectacular too. The gardens looked amazing on the day, everything was tidy and organized as expected and the house was perfect for all our close family and bridal party to stay in. The groom’s quarters were also great for the lads to chill out and get ready. Overall, we would 110% recommend Anam Cara Gardens as a wedding venue. Tim and Teresa are a dream team and will go the extra mile to make sure you have the best day.
How do we possibly convey one of the best experiences of our lives into words?! Your grounds- Lush surroundings with beautiful blooms, bright fruit trees, wild life roaming freely was a sight and truly had us in awe! Your bridal and groom accommodation both sophisticated, comfy and homely- made us feel absolutely spoilt with your thoughtful touches of crisp, fresh towels with adjourning chocolate. A mouth watering welcoming bottle of bubbles for the ladies and cold beers for the lads....we were so spoilt! Your reception venue- We fell in love the very first walk through. The greenery feature wall was amazing and the skylight lit up a winters day it felt so intimate and inviting! You guys are the epitome of the perfect venue hosts! So attentive, relatable, organised and professional. There was nothing you couldn’t do and everything was made perfect because of you both. We, alongside all of our guests were amazed with how seamlessly smooth, fluid and perfect the day and night went.....we wish it didn’t have to end. You guys are amazing! And to everyone reading this, I couldn’t recommend Anam Cara- Tim and Teresa highly enough. Book a venue tour and you’ll see what we mean!
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.