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Gear Homestead

From its ornately worked porches and flowing lawns, Gear Homestead’s views of the sparkling twin harbours of Porirua is breathtaking. Nestled among the rose gardens and flowering shrubs, protected from the winds by a magnificent stand of historic pines, the homestead is a truly unforgettable destination. Built in 1882 by pioneer business magnate James Gear, the Homestead offers an unrivalled blend of elegance, history, privacy and practicality. Gear Homestead is situated on 4 hectares of gardened grounds, and offers a picturesque setting for your wedding ceremony and wedding photography. The Homestead is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with capacity for 80 guests for a formal seated dinner and 150 for a standing cocktail function. With large lawn areas surrounding the homestead, there is plenty of space for outdoor activities including use of the petanque and croquet sets available. Gear Homestead is centrally situated in Porirua City, on the hill overlooking the harbour. It is easily accessible from State Highway 1 at the Whitford Brown intersection in Okowai Road, and is well signposted. Send us a booking or enquiry below!

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8.30am -4.30pm


(04) 478 8700


1 Okowai Rd Papakowhai 5024


[email protected]





— 1 Seating Capacity
— Ceremony Area
— Wet Weather Option
— Live Music / DJ Friendly
— 1 Parking Spots
— On-site Catering
— Liquor License


Claire Knowles
04 Mar 2007

Loved it! Such helpful staff. There was a marquee set up for the wedding the day before ours, and I was assured it would be gone by morning even if the Gear Homestead staff had to do it themselves…and it was gone, no holes in the ground from the massive pegs either! It would be a great place for a murder mystery party!!

Jennifer Small
25 Jan 2019

Gear homestead was just perfect for us, the weather was amazing and held the whole wedding outside with canapés and drinks on the lawn and then tapas bar throughout the night with a huge selection of tasty dishes. We just wanted a relaxed casual wedding and this is exactly what we got in the most beautiful surroundings. thank you so much for all your help it was everything i wanted

Lucy Gordon
23 Feb 2019

We held our wedding at Gear Homestead, the day was just perfect, the weather was fantastic and sat out on the beanbags in the late afternoon, with champagne and canapés. The staff were so helpful and the food tasted amazing, all my family and friends had such a good time, dancing outside in the moonlight, thank you all the staff at Gear for such a awesome day.

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