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Lacewood is located at the elegant Tuhitarata Estate in South Wairarapa, in a wide valley fringed by mountains to the west and rugged coastlines to the south and east. The South Wairarapa is a place of big skies, beautiful rural scenery, historic towns full of colonial character, and lakes and waterways.

The 23 acre private estate lies between two magnificent stands of 300 year old native lowland bush with soaring kahikatea. The 1860s homestead, Tuhitarata, is set in a park-like setting of old English trees and formal gardens. Along with the elegant homestead, the grounds retain a number of out-buildings of significant historic interest, including charming cottages and the beautifully restored barn.

We would like your wedding at Lacewood to be very special lifetime memory for both you the bride and groom, and all of your family and friends. The services and options offered below are designed to help you to create your dream wedding. If there is anything that you would like that is not covered in the information below, please feel free to discuss with us.

To ensure you can fully enjoy the Estate and to allow time for your families and friends to relax and get to know each other, the venue is available from 4.00 pm Friday – 3:00 pm Sunday.

You have the options of having your country wedding in:

The wooded glade outside the barn with the scenic reserve of 300-year-old kahikatea and rural views as a backdrop

The cathedral-like barn with its magnificent chandeliers juxtaposed against rustic interior

One of the charming little country churches close to Tuhitarata.

The magnificent barn can be dressed to be as rustic or as elegant to suit your taste. It can host up to 200 people and is equipped with all facilities, including a kitchen, men’s and women’s toilets, a PA system, space for a live band etc. Venue hire includes the provision of flowers for front entrance, registry, gift and cake tables.

Have any questions at all? Send us an enquiry.

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Contact details

Phone: +64 6 3077 715

Mobile: 0274366667

Address: Lacewood at Tuhitarata Estate, Kahutara Rd, South Wairarapa




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