‘Casabella’ is a perfect affordable ceremony venue for an intimate elopement to a medium sized ceremony of up to 35 people. ‘Casabella’ means ‘Beautiful Home’ It is set on an idyllic 10 acre rural country property in Kumeu, 35 minutes from Auckland CBD.
You can have your ceremony here, family photos and even some drinks and nibbles, before heading off to your reception at one of the great nearby restaurants, a picnic on the beach or maybe a party back at your place.
The owner, Peta Hardley, is also a professional Marriage celebrant who writes unique personalised ceremonies. She can even arrange witnesses if you’re eloping. www.ceremonyplanningservices.co.nz
Description of the property: Casabella has a rustic, Mediterranean feel and is a mix of established gardens, orchards, woodlands and open fields. It has a beautiful covered courtyard and 2 grassed areas surrounded by mature trees, specifically for weddings. All this is overlooked by a Kauri reserve with huge ancient kauri trees acting as guardians of this special property.
Other special features include: a lake with a jetty, a small pond with fountain and a ‘kissing bridge’, a large in ground pool, a giant chessboard, a hobbit house and a fairy grotto area for children.
Casabella is 5 minutes from Kumeu with all its fabulous wineries and restaurants, and is a stone’s throw from beautiful Muriwai beach
Why is it special? At Casabella everything is set up for your ceremony so you have very little to do yourself. Our aim is to make your day is as easy as possible. So why wouldn’t you take the stress out of your day and have your ceremony at beautiful ‘Casabella’. We would love to share your special day with you.
Why is it perfect for a wedding?
Some of the advantages of using Casabella over a ceremony at a park or beach include:
· Guaranteed privacy
· A wet weather option at the same venue (the covered Mediterranean courtyard)
· A bridal preparation room to gather your thoughts just before the ceremony or to prepare for a grand entrance.
· Clean bathroom/preparation facilities
· Availability of power for your devices
· A signing table and chair.
· Preparation of the ceremony area with candles, tablecloths, sun umbrellas is all included.
· Seating for 6-10 guests
· A huge variety of photo opportunities
Having a ceremony venue run by Celebrant adds a new dimension to your ‘backyard wedding’. Peta has officiated at 100s and weddings, so she’s very experienced and will really listen to what you want. Her motto is, ‘Your Ceremony, Your Way’
Casabella Ceremony Venue hire is $450 - $550 (GST inclusive)
Glass of Champagne and Nibbles $22 per head
The presence of farm animals; a cat, dog, assorted chickens, doves, ducks and sheep may be in your photos. (Their presence is free of charge).