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Photographer: Candy Capco

Photographer: Candy Capco

Photographer: Fineline

Photographer: Fineline

Sharisse Eberlein
Candy Capco
Catherine Cattanach
We Do - photographers and photobooth hire
Sarah McEvoy
Jono Tucker Photography and video
Amy Schultz
Paul Howell Photography
Mark Tantrum Photography
Brendon Doran
Haran Photography
Graeme Bowden photographer
Lauren Dougan
Fine Line Photography
Luxlight Photography
Moemoea Photography
Bayly and Moore
Patina Photography
Mary Sylvia Photography
Anna Munro Photography
Stagebox Photography
Yes Photography

Honeymoon Cottages

For secluded, luxurious wedding night accommodation:

Little Branches
Glass of Red Hideaways
Bumblebee Cottage


Nearby Accommodation

Bumblebee Cottage

Bumblebee Cottage

Further quality homestay accommodation is available nearby in Featherston at Donald Street Homestay (next door to Tarureka) Contact details: Leanne Flack, 027 200 7089, (06) 308 6699, Waite Cottage (2 mins walk from Tarureka), Little Branches; Glass of Red Hideaways, Longwood, Benvenuto; BellavillaWhispering WindsFeatherston Motels and Camping;  Wallace Cottage, Underhill Cottage, Plum Cottage Appleshaw Cottage and The Laurels Cottage. Accommodation in Greytown and Martinborough is 10 minutes away at Bumblebee Cottage, Oak Estate Motels, and Martinborough Experience . Rotapai Farmstay is located in the South Wairarapa countryside.

For further local accommodation look at the Holiday Houses site.

Babysitting Services,
Wendy Hooper, tel: 027 339 7043
Wendy is a qualified early childhood teacher and does a brilliant job of looking after junior wedding guests at the Estate.

Nearby shopping
Featherston is renowned for its second-hand shops, many of which are close to Tarureka. Try Mr Feather’s Den , The Good Read in Fitzherbert Street and Good Stock at 17 Fitzherbert Street (0276714631). Loco Cafe is a bookshop and cafe on Fitzherbert Street.

C’est Cheese – located between Mr Feather’s Den and Everest Cafe – is a stunning new cheese shop stocking locally made cheeses. You can ask your caterer to include their amazing cheeses in your wedding feast, or contact them directly to order your photography session picnic basket. Next door is its complement shop selling all things deliciously sweet!

Wedding Lists
in Greytown have a stunning array of modern/country and antique pieces – all perfect for a wedding list. Talk to Annabel or Grant.

Vintage tableware
The Vintage Party

Sound system hire
Choose your own music, and be kind to your wedding budget with a system from Brent de Bres of Automated Music Systems (based in Martinborough) tel: 027 444 0111, 0800 267 687 ext 2 email:  Brent will also hire mics for outdoor ceremonies.

Marriage celebrants
Carol Pilcher  0211662490,
Greer Berry – after her own memorable wedding, one of our favourite brides returns to Tarureka to marry other couples.
Lorraine Southey 0272479062,
Victoria Wilks
Dawn McCallum 021 737 813
Dale Julius
Wayne Mowat

Bridal pampering

Blossom Beauty, Beauty Services  tel: 0279325752 – Jasmine Veale is a local beautician specialising in bridal work

Miranda Millen Makeup ArtistryMake up and hair from this internationally trained artist
Lee-Ann Smith –
Both hair and makeup services, specialising in weddings
Rebecca Connor

Turret House in Martinborough
Lorna Potter Beauty Therapy in Masterton
Creative Hair Image in Featherston
Bridal make up from Alluminus Beauty Therapy in Greytown tel 06 3049660, email:
Massage from the Featherston-based  Two Hands Massage

Wedding Cakes
Carmens Cakes
Sweet Bakery

Wedding Dresses

Nicola Screen
Paperswan Bride


Tree Top Flowers of Martinborough
Juliette Florist 04 939 9797 – 021 148 9244
Flowers by Megan: or visit her on Facebook

Video production

Crystal Clear Productions
Jono Tucker Photography
Patina Photography

Bus Hire
Rimutaka Shuttles
Phone (06) 370-6600 email, Martinborough (06) 370-6600
Martinborough Shuttles tel: 06 379-5303
Hunter Shuttles (Martinborough) 06 306 9847



Vinyl Bison – Warren Maxwell tel 021 181 2237
The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers
(contact Rob 020 407 95467)
The Blue Print tel: 0277735274
The Filthy Two tel 0272068416
Ricky Boyd and the Boomshacks
Uncle Monkey
The Hypnotics

Wedding Stationery
Beautiful individually designed stationery for your wedding from 12.01 Designhouse and Cocoa Berry Design

Cafes and Restaurants

the-tin-hut-with-hughThe Tin Hut a lovely country pub with lawns, gardens and stream, open fire and world-class cuisine, plus courtesy coach! Only five minutes drive away, it is next door to  the two houses of Glass of Red Hideaways, so is an ideal spot for before or after wedding dinners and lunches.

Wonderful coffee from Loco and the Everest Cafe, both at the top of  Fitzherbert Street

Featherston’s latest foodie destination: C’est Cheese at 17 Fitzherbert Street  – not to be missed. Plus Sweet next door.

The Featherston Baker makes the best bread in the region (no exaggeration), plus delicious pastries. Find him on Facebook