Your wedding at Highwic

Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest Victorian mansions and provides a spectacular historic setting for your wedding day. Highwic offers an elegant Drawing Room, Billiard House and spacious heritage gardens making it the perfect venue for your big day. Your wedding at Highwic will leave you with fantastic memories of a day spent with family and friends in a truly unique setting steeped in history.

Built in 1862 for the Buckland family, Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture. In its 157-year history, Highwic has hosted many weddings with a number of Alfred Buckland’s 14 daughters celebrating their own weddings in the historic house and grounds.

Now in the care of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Highwic, located in the heart of Newmarket, provides a spectacular Victorian setting for your wedding day.

Weddings at Highwic often combine many of our unique and charming spaces. 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.  It is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception seating up to 50 people.  The historic Billiard House is a more informal space that you can really make your own.  It seats up to 60 people for a formal dinner and can accommodate up to 90 people for a cocktail reception.

The Croquet Lawn, surrounded by stunning heritage gardens is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. For larger weddings, a marquee for up to 150 people can be set up on the Tennis Lawn. There it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and mature trees. The main house provides the picture-perfect backdrop for your big day.

Highwic’s wedding package includes full access to the historic house and grounds for your guests to explore, Victorian lawn games including croquet and onsite parking for up to 40 cars.

Get in touch

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

  • Bridal couple on the porch

    Highwic evokes classic elegance and true romance. Image: The Undefined Photography

  • Awaiting the guests outdoors

    Our lawn is the ideal backdrop for a lush summer wedding. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • An outdoor wedding ceremony

    Ample space allows you to enjoy your day with friends and family. Image: Patty Lagera

  • Photos in Highwic's garden

    Our gardens offer many romantic photo opportunities. Image: George Li, Life Portrait Photography

  • Marquee through the trees

    Highwic is perfect for large marquee weddings of up to 150 people. Image:

  • First kiss

    It is important that you share your most important day with the ones you love. Image: Amber on behalf of Perspectives Photo + Cinema and Zahn on behalf of Perry Trotter Photography

  • Highwic's Ballroom

    The Drawing Room provides a unique space for photo opportunities.  Image: The Undefined Photography

Highwic evokes classic elegance and true romance throughout its versatile spaces, inside and out


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