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Billiard House, Highwic
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As versatile as it is impressive, invite your guests to enjoy for themselves the elegance and charm of this Victorian gem.  With attractive grounds spacious enough for a large marquee, and plenty of on-site parking, Highwic is suitable for a wide range of functions including corporate dinners, cocktail parties and wedding receptions.

Central but private, it is a haven in the heart of Newmarket, Auckland's premier shopping precinct. The motorway nearby means easy access from the central city, north or west Auckland and the airport.  Out of town guests can find accommodation in a choice of motels an easy walking distance away.

Highwic's spaces are both versatile and flexible, offering opportunities for both small and large groups.  It is open to view Wednesday - Saturday.

For more information, call Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or email us.

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Your wedding at Highwic

A tree canopied rise next to the croquet court is ideal for a garden ceremony, or you can choose to be married in the ballroom.  The availability of both spaces means you don't have to be anxious about the weather.  Being able to hold your ceremony and reception at the one venue saves a lot of hassle and hold-ups for your guests.

Your guests can explore the house and grounds while you take advantage of the many photo opportunities around the house and grounds.

We offer two options for wedding ceremonies. Please contact us to arrange to visit Highwic so we can show you how the rooms can be used and give you a more personalised venue hire costing.

Entertaining your guests

Highwic's historic Billiard House seats 60 for your wedding reception and can be used in conjunction with the Drawing Room or the garden for pre-dinner cocktails.

Marquee Magic

A marquee wedding set on the spacious lawn at Highwic could be a highlight of your special day.  Let us arrange a romantic marquee complete with clear walls so you can enjoy the view, luxury silk drapes and roof liner, lantern lighting, dance floor, flooring, and tables and chairs.

Marquee prices vary according to style and guest numbers. Please contact any of the following marquee companies for further information:

Platinum Hire
tel: 0508 627 7833

Raj Tent Club NZ
tel: 021 882 814

Utterly Marquees
tel: 0274 476 863

Schupepe Stretch Tents
tel: 0800 836 844

Ballroom at Highwic
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Photography and filming

Highwic has been used as a location for feature film, and TV drama productions which have screened around the world. 

Large wood panelled rooms offer opportunities for a period or character setting, or can be dressed for a more contemporary look. The two hectares of grounds have both open spaces, areas of mature trees, garden beds and lawn with plenty of room to move.

Highwic is also available for private photography for weddings or other special occasions.

Catering at Highwic
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Highwic works with a small group of caterers who can provide quality service within the constraints of a heritage building.  All our caterers are skilled at tailoring each function to suit your needs.  They are happy for you to provide your own beverages if you wish.

Contact any of the following for menu advice and to get a quote:

Dawsons Catering
tel: (09) 374 0901

Let's Eat
tel: (09) 634 9240

Little Wolf
tel: 0800 WOLFBITE (965 324)

The Great Catering Company
tel: (09) 376 1424

Urban Gourmet
tel: (09) 366 3086

The Difference Catering 
tel: 09 570 5014