Pukeiti venues

Pukeiti has a range of venues, each with its own unique character.

Keiller Home Garden

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Pukeiti

A delightful destination for that special event

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  • Capacity 80
  • Cost Garden venue hire (up to four hours): $350 + $600 refundable bond (e.g. wedding ceremony or event with light refreshments) Garden venue hire with extra facilities (up to four hours): $600 + $1,000 refundable bond (e.g. wedding receptions, marquees)
  • Additionals Hireage A mobility vehicle can be provided at Pukeiti to enable less abled guests access to the garden. The vehicle can seat up to 11 passengers. Please note the mobility vehicle may also be used by other garden visitors at the same time as your event.

Misty Knoll

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Pukeiti

If you’re looking for an intimate space with some intrigue and surprise then this is the place.

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  • Capacity Upon enquiry due to the nature of this garden area
  • Cost Garden venue hire (up to four hours): $350 + $600 refundable bond (e.g. wedding ceremony or event with light refreshments) Garden venue hire with extra facilities (up to four hours): $600 + $1,000 refundable bond (e.g. wedding receptions, marquees).
  • Additionals Hireage A mobility vehicle can be provided at Pukeiti to enable less abled guests access to the garden. The vehicle can seat up to 11 passengers. Please note the mobility vehicle may also be used by other garden visitors at the same time as your event.

Pukeiti Founders Lawn

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Pukeiti

A private lawn surrounded by rhododendrons, close to amenities and carpark. Beautiful!

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  • Capacity 80
  • Cost Garden venue hire (up to four hours): $350 + $600 refundable bond (e.g. wedding ceremony or event with light refreshments). Or Garden venue hire with extra facilities (up to four hours): $600 + $1,000 refundable bond (e.g. wedding receptions, marquees).
  • Additionals Hireage A mobility vehicle can be provided at Pukeiti to enable less abled guests access to the garden. The vehicle can seat up to 11 passengers. Please note the mobility vehicle may also be used by other garden visitors at the same time as your event.

Pukeiti main lawn

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Pukeiti

With a world-class rhododendron collection and the Pukeiti rainforest as a stunning backdrop, this is a magical venue for any wedding or special event.

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  • Cost Clear site: $350 + $600 refundable bond. Extra facilities (eg marquee or other tempoary structure, and wedding reception): $600 + $1000 refundable bond.
  • Additionals Hireage
  • Tours Garden tour $200

Rata Room

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Pukeiti

An ideal interior space for weddings, small conferences and training.
Full catering services. Stunning covered garden areas that can be lit at night. Amazing!!

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  • Facilities The newly refurbished Rata Room has a projector, screen and sound system. Depending on your requirements the facility can host up to 90 guests seated, with or without tables. Note: due to the layout only 60 people can be seated and view the screen.
  • Capacity 60 - 90
  • Cost $350 (inc GST) up to 4 hours + $600 bond OR $600 (inc GST) more than 4 hours + $600 bond
  • Additionals Hireage

General information

  • Bookings for private events are on a 'first-in, first-served' basis.
  • Bookings for private events won't be accepted if a public event is scheduled at the same garden on the same day. Check the 'What's on' pages.
  • If your function is during garden opening hours, the gardens will remain open to the public.
  • Pukeiti is undergoing a major revamp and some venues are unavailable for private events.

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