Special events

From bridal and baby showers, to vow renewals and anniversary parties Highwic is the perfect venue for all of your special events. Highwic offers a truly unique and memorable venue for your next special occasion.

The Drawing Room, built in the early 1880s, is a truly elegant space with kauri panelling and an 1890s grand piano that can be played. While the historic Billiard House is a more informal space that you can really make your own.  Both of these spaces can accommodate up to 50 people for a seated dinner or up to 90 people standing for a cocktail reception.

For larger events, Highwic’s Tennis Lawn can accommodate a marquee for up to 150 people. The Croquet Lawn, which can be set up with our collection of vintage lawn games, provides space for your guests to relax on picnic rugs and enjoy the award-winning heritage gardens.

Get in touch

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

  • Dinner tables

    When set up, the Billiard House exudes the opulence you’re looking for. Image: Love Sue Photography

  • Table setting

    Get creative with your event- why not host it outside? Image: The Undefined Photography

  • Events out of doors

    We have multiple spaces available that let you make the most of our house and grounds.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Events under the stars at Highwic

    Relax under the stars with a casual picnic style event. Image: Little Wolf

  • Dinners at Highwic

    The Drawing Room can seat 50 and oozes opulence, especially for a formal seated dinner. Image: f16 Photography

  • High Tea at Highwic

    The Billiard House is a picture-perfect space for high teas, luncheons or special events.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Bridal table

    Tap into the old-world charm of Highwic. Image: Stories by Bianca

Catering at Highwic


Highwic works with a small group of caterers who can provide quality service within the constraints of a heritage building. For our recommended caterers and marquee suppliers, please see our wedding page.