photo: Catherine Cattanach

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 houses 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 and three bedroom cottage are 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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