Built in 1862 for the Buckland family, Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture. In its 160 year history, Highwic has hosted many weddings with a number of Alfred Buckland’s 14 daughters celebrating their own weddings in the historic house and grounds.
Now in the care of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Highwic, located in the heart of Newmarket, provides a spectacular Victorian setting for your wedding day.
Weddings at Highwic often combine many of our unique and charming spaces. The Drawing Room, built in the early 1880s, is a truly elegant space with kauri panelling and an 1890s grand piano that can be played. It is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception seating up to 50 people. The historic Billiard House is a more informal space that you can really make your own. It seats up to 60 people for a formal dinner and can accommodate up to 90 people for a cocktail reception.
The Croquet Lawn, surrounded by stunning heritage gardens is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. For larger weddings, a marquee for up to 150 people can be set up on the Tennis Lawn. There it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and mature trees. The main house provides the picture perfect backdrop for your big day.
Highwic’s wedding package includes full access to the historic house and grounds for your guests to explore, Victorian lawn games including croquet and onsite parking for up to 30 cars.
If you would like to visit our stunning venue, send us an enquiry and we can organise a time to show you around the house and grounds.