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Built in 1862 Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest Carpenter Gothic Mansions and provides a spectacular heritage setting for your next event. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event, celebration of life, or meeting, Highwic is the perfect venue for your upcoming function. Highwic offers many unique and charming spaces such as the 1880s Ballroom, the Billiard House as well as award-winning heritage gardens.

Hidden away in the heart of Newmarket, Auckland’s premier shopping district, Highwic is centrally located and easily accessible via the motorway to North and West Auckland as well as the central city and airport. With plenty of accommodation within walking distance, Highwic is also great for any out-of-town guests.

Highwic is available to view Wednesday through Sunday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, or by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please call us on (09) 524 5729 or email us.

  • Your wedding at Highwic

    Bridal couple on porch

    Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest Victorian mansions and provides a spectacular historic setting for your wedding day. Highwic offers an elegant Ballroom, 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.

  • Meetings

    Lecture-style meeting

    Highwic can accommodate meetings, presentations, workshops and conferences for small groups of 10 through to larger groups of up to 50 people. Highwic offers something a little bit different for your next corporate event or meeting.

  • Corporate functions

    Corporate managers meeting

    Highwic is the perfect setting for your next company Christmas party, client function or awards ceremony. Highwic’s unique spaces can accommodate a range of different functions from small intimate client gatherings through to children’s Christmas parties complete with bouncy castles.

  • Special events

    Candlelight dinner

    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.

  • Celebration of Life

    Billiard House, celebration of life

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

  • Photography and filming

    Daniel Waru Photographer at Highwic

    Highwic has previously been used as the backdrop for feature films, television shows and advertisements, as well as fashion and magazine photoshoots. The Carpenter Gothic mansion and extensive heritage gardens offer a range of locations for filming and photoshoots.

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