photo: Catherine Cattanach

 New! Walk through the Loft and the Homestead on our Virtual Tours page. 

Voted one of the world’s top 10 barn wedding venues, Tarureka Estate is a wedding venue in the Wairarapa, one hour north of Wellington. The beautiful homestead and historic barn on the 8 acre estate offer everything you need for your wedding weekend, special event, mini-break or winter getaway.

The seven bedroom, two-storey 130 year old homestead is ideal for wedding guest accommodation and winter holidays. The tennis, cricket, petanque and croquet lawns in the four acres of park-like gardens provide additional entertainment for ‘next day’ functions.

The sensitively restored historic barn, The Loft, is the perfect setting for your wedding, with a chapel/banquet area upstairs and bar and dance floor downstairs.


The Loft can accommodate seating for 120 guests and cosy wood-fired heating makes it ideal for winter as well as summer weddings.


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