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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.


  • Your wedding at Highwic

    Bridal couple on porch

    Highwic offers many different options for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions or both. Our extensive tennis lawn can accommodate a marquee for up to 200 while our croquet lawn is often used for ceremonies of up to 200 people. 

    Meanwhile our two indoor spaces, the Ballroom and the Billiard House are suitable for 90 guests standing for a ceremony or 50 seated for your reception.

  • Meetings

    Lecture-style meeting

    Situated adjacent to the main house, the Billiard House was built in 1862 and was originally used as a library and study by Alfred Buckland. Now, it is the picture-perfect meeting space you have been looking for! 

  • Corporate functions

    Corporate managers meeting

    Highwic is a very popular option for corporate functions. Our sprawling lawns are suitable for a marquee seating up to 200 people which is just perfect for corporate Christmas parties, product launches or awards ceremonies. Built in 1862 as a family home, Highwic is steeped in history and experience in hosting events.

  • Special events

    Candlelight dinner

    Highwic offers many different options for special occasions. Our vast sweeping tennis lawn can accommodate a marquee for up to 200 while our croquet lawn can be used as space for guests to play lawn games or relax on picnic rugs. 

  • Photography and filming

    Daniel Waru Photographer at Highwic

    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.