Phoenix Valley is a little pocket of pure tranquility, situated just 15 minutes from the centre of Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty.
The driveway winding gently down through lush ferns and pungas is the first clue that you're heading somewhere special when you arrive at Phoenix Valley. The luxury venue is nestled into a fir tree forest on top of a hill looking down across the valley floor - perfectly positioned to capture views of the towering pumice cliffs, and the crystal clear stream running past the poplars lining the banks.
Phoenix Valley is a truly magical venue, where you can have your ceremony, photos and reception all in one location. Our venue gives you the freedom to create a unique event that is all about you – and in complete privacy.
This venue is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful and private space to make their own. Celebrate your wedding in nature and listen to the beautiful Tau Tau stream running by, the light breeze rustling the leaves of the trees, and the gorgeous sound of birdlife. Tuis, fantails and morepork abound, not to mention resident geese, Jeffery and Jemima.
With acres of wilderness to choose from for the ceremony and photo locations, the opportunities are unsurpassed.
The luxury glamping residence is kept private for the extended stay by the bridal party &/or other special guests
After your wedding, it's easy to jump in the car and head out to explore the region - McLaren and Omanawa Falls are nearby, and if you feel like some city life, Tauranga is only a short drive away. Otherwise, just take the time and relax. Enjoy a dip in the swimming hole, a walk in the bush and at the end of the day - star gazing to your hearts content in a hot steaming outdoor bathtub.
Phoenix Valley is about a warm welcome, an unforgettable experience, passionate people coupled with glamping accommodation. Come and experience the magic.
We are offering a different and magical wedding experience here in the valley and will be providing a boutique destination venue, this allows you to enjoy the wedding and your friends and family for more than just a night (we are only opening for 6 weddings in 2019 & 2020)
The valley has 130 acres of beautiful New Zealand bush with the delightful crystal clear Tau Tau stream running through the middle. We currently have our lovely luxury Glamping Retreat and now the new wedding venue on the property - it’s a paradise all to yourself.
We have an all inclusive package, to make things easy for you.
The entire valley including the Glamping Retreat (honeymoon suite) for 72 hours. We strongly encourage to have your family and friends bring a tent, and stay for the festivities and turn your wedding day into a festival to remember.
You will have use of the undercover reception area (seats 100-130 people), ceremony area where you wish, toilets and showers, bar and outdoor fire and generator for power.
Tables and chairs, bench seats for ceremony
Selection of lighting including festoons, umbrella lights, curtain lights and more
PA system for your ceremony (is also great for Bluetooth music later on)
Selection of games (kubb, pétanque, croquet, cricket, vintage badminton, jenga)
Glass hire (polycarbonate wine, flutes and tumblers)
Cooking facilities for the day after.
Extras - if you wanted to hire out the venue for longer we can offer an extra night for $500