Celebration of Life

Highwic provides a unique location in the heart of Newmarket to celebrate the life of your loved one. The Drawing Room and Billiard House are both intimate spaces that are ideal for smaller memorial services.

If you are looking to celebrate the life of a cherished person in a secular setting, Highwic’s unique and charming spaces can offer the perfect venue for a memorial service.

The 1880s Drawing Room, located within the main house, is an elegant space complete with kauri panelling, light-filled bay windows and a grand piano that can be played. The Billiard House, which is separate to the main house, is a more informal space that you can personalise to your taste. The Billiard House opens up onto the expansive heritage gardens making it a beautiful setting for a memorial service. Both spaces can accommodate up to 50 people for a seated function.

Tea and coffee can be provided at an additional cost.

Get in touch

For more information, call Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or email us on highwicfunctions@heritage.org.nz.

  • Early morning at Highwic

    Highwic provides a peaceful setting for a memorial service. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Ballroom

    The elegant Drawing Room, built in the early 1880s. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Billiard House

    The Billiard House complete with functional open fire. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Highwic's vintage china

    Our collection of vintage china is available at an additional cost. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Set up for memorial service

    The Billiard House provides an intimate setting for a memorial service. Image: Coralee Stone