The Venue.

The large dining room overlooks the majestic rural Matakana landscape and is surrounded by manicured lawns, courtyards and a Garden Bar. Macrocarpa beams, modern rustic fittings and vintage furniture give the venue a timeless, charismatic charm.

Our team of hospitality professionals have years of experience to advise & help organise your wedding from the very beginning. A venue to suit all seasons. The Stables is your blank canvas for the wedding of your dreams.

 
 

Location.

The Stables is nestled in between some of New Zealand's most beautiful surroundings. A perfect blend of rural countryside and magical beaches only minutes away from the venue.

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Ceremony.

The vast lawns at The Stables are included in the venue hire. Take advantage of the natural beauty of the countryside offering a picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Or in winter, the indoor fireplaces make a beautiful, warm setting for you to take your vows with plenty of room for your friends and family to be a part of. 

Reception.

The large dining room can accommodate up to 150 guests. A wonderful summer wedding venue with large glass doors that open onto the courtyard and expansive front lawns. Alternately, The Stables provides a beautiful winter wedding venue with heated floors, warm lighting and grand fireplaces that glow at each end of the dining room creating a comfortable, cozy atmosphere in winter.

Decoration.

This is the fun part. Choose your own table layout & colours to create your own theme & style. Rustic, vintage, elegant, simple, fancy, dark, light,  what suits you? We can make it happen.You can decorate the place with as much or as little as you want. Talk to us about your dream look, we can point you in the right direction!

Food.

We take pride in our food and food is our passion. Our experienced team of chefs deliver spectacular, tasty dishes and have the skill to cater to any dietary requirements you may need. Impress your guests with our 4 course dining menu included in your wedding package. Talk to us about our seasonal menu items and service options that suit you. 

Stress free!

No worries! Let us do the work. Our Wedding Pack makes the planning simple and fun. We're here with you every step of the way and will make sure your wedding experience is amazing and unforgettable.

Charm like nowhere else.

Memories last forever and our venue will blow your mind how it transforms from a ceremony on the lawn in the sunshine to a great party venue at night.

Make it yours!

There are lots of ways to add a personal touch to your wedding. Arrive in style by classic car and park right up on our lawns! There are lots of fun and unique options to talk to us about.

Props.

Whether it be a beautiful wooden archway for your ceremony or vintage wine barrels significant to the area, we have a lovely range of complimenting props to add to the overall set up. All free to use. You will even see our kissing booth around the place!

Wet Weather Contingency.

Rain...not a problem. Our covered courtyard area turns into a beautiful ceremony location with the lawns and NZ countryside as your backdrop. Other options include inside in front of the grand fireplace or at St.Andrews Church.

Photography.

While your guests are enjoying champagne and canapes, have fun with your bridal party and take advantage of great photo opportunities around the area. The Stables and The Country Park have 50 acres of land that reflects beautiful rural New Zealand in Matakana. Or just 5 minutes down the road there are stunning coastal views and white sand beaches.

Bride.

Talk to us about arranging your hair, make up and nails for your special day using our package discounts. There are plenty of local beauty boutiques who we work with and they will make sure you're looking fabulous and enjoying a bit of pampering! 

Entertainment.

Every wedding needs a dance floor. Time to forget the formalities and let loose! The venue transforms into a great party spot at night. Talk to us about live bands, DJ's or sound system hire. We have some great affordable recommendations. 

St. Andrew's Church.

On site at The Matakana Country Park, surrounded by manicured lawns and palm trees is a beautiful vintage church, available as an alternative option for your ceremony. Talk to us about hiring this and organising a celebrant.

Horse & Carriage.

Complete that vintage look and arrive by Horse & Carriage! The Stables overlooks an equestrian park. Talk to us about how we can organise your special ride or inviting the horses to appear on the day.

Matakana Village.

Accommodation, shops, cafes & restaurants all at your fingertips just minutes from The Stables. Plenty of things for your guests to see and do before and after your big day.  We can recommend some nice, affordable accommodation options at discounted rates.

Testimonials


We got married at Stables on the 29th July 2017. Everything from the first visit and then all the planning meetings went smoothly. Woody and the team are so welcoming and on the night everyone including myself were raving about the food and the staff being out of this world. It was such an amazing experience and a huge thanks to everyone at Stables for making our special day perfect!
— Rebecca & Jake, July 2017
My sister had her wedding at The Stables last weekend and it was just amazing. Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food and best of all, attentive, friendly and helpful staff.
— Francesca S., May 2017
We had our wedding reception at Stables and the food was exceptional. Many of our guest commented that the meat was cooked to perfection, the wine was beautiful, and the serving sizes were generous. The team were great to work with and very accomodating. The setting is lovely and we had great time. I recommend it.
— Joy & Matt, March 2017
Thank you Woody and team for the 5 star service received at our recent wedding reception. You and your team were an absolute pleasure to deal with - you were very professional and clearly experienced in the wedding reception field! Everything went off without a hitch and our guests have been raving about the food and service. Thank you so much. We will be back soon for dinner!
— Sophie & Tom Bloy, December 2016
Many thanks to Woody and his Team at Stables Matakana! Ever since I was young (back when it was called RD 6) I knew this was the place I wanted to get married at and we did!! It was amazing!! Woody went out of his way to accommodate every need. I don’t think there was one bridezilla moment, as Woody had everything under control!! Couldn’t have asked for better food, setting, entertainment and control. Woody even kept his eye on our single disorderly guest, which allowed the rest of us to relax and enjoy our evening. Big thanks again.
— Ana & Joel, March 2016
We wanted to thank you and all the wonderful staff for the wonderful job you did - have had lots of feedback from our guests and it has all been glowing, great food, lots of comments on the wonderful service. Many have said it was one of the best weddings they have been to, so a big thank you to everyone. You all helped make our day special and memorable.
— Richard & Leigh, February 2014
Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the work that went into our wedding. The place was perfect. All in all it was a huge success and we were completely happy with it all.
— Narelle Sellars, August 2013
We had virtually everyone say that the wedding was the best they have ever attended... even the Pastor from Rotorua said the same. We were so happy with everything, the way you managed the whole process from start to finish was excellent, and somehow you managed to keep calm despite some last minute changes! Thank you to the staff at the Stables, for all your hard work and a job well done.
— Allison Roe - Jordyn & Simon, April 2013
Just dropping a line to say thank you so much for all you did with our wedding. The reception was just as we dreamed. The food was delicious, everyone was raving about it and the set up looked so cool! The service was great, we were just so stoked on the entire evening, so thank you!!
— Meredith Perkins, February 2013
Arron and I chose The Stables Restaurant Matakana for our wedding reception for April 21st 2012. From first contact we were impressed not only by the quality of the food, ambience of the venue, attentiveness of the staff, but also the great project planning skills the events team provided. The entire process was seamless. Nothing was ever a problem and all our requests were accommodated creating a magical evening for our guests, and an experience that Arron and I will always remember. Thank you to the entire team for your professionalism and care.
— Caroline & Arron Patterson, April 2012