Baylys’ Farm

Where the country meets the coast in the Bay of Islands.

Nestled in Waitangi since 1837 Baylys’ Farm lies at the heart of the Bay of Islands, and is steeped in both history and natural beauty. With 2000-acres of rolling farmland sitting alongside secluded bays and golden sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean, Baylys’ Farm provides a stunning backdrop for your big day. We are Northland’s newest dry-hire and BYO wedding venue, and we have contacts with local vendors who are able to help you create the perfect event. At Baylys’ Farm we ensure you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to having a unique and beautiful location for your event:

The Beach: Our dedicated beachfront marquee location has been crafted especially for weddings, and is privately set between farm and coastland. We have a 10 x 24m clear-span marquee for you to use at this location, and you are welcome to set-up the space as you wish. Ceremonies can also be held here, looking out over the beach.

The Point: A naturally sloping hill-top site with uninterrupted 360-degree views out to the Bay of Islands, The Point is an unforgettable backdrop for your ceremony. The Point is located at The Beach.

The Wool Shed: Our wool shed is the perfect space for a rustic barn-style reception. The building seats up to 120 people, and has toilets, a small kitchen and power. The outdoor areas adjacent to the building are also perfect for cocktail hour or an outdoor dance floor.

Our Wedding Package includes the use of the venue for your Ceremony and Reception. The Ceremony can be held anywhere on the farm, including ‘The Point’. For your Reception you have the choice of either the Beach under our Marquee, or in the Wool Shed. Our Wedding Package also includes the following:

– Wooden Bench Seats for the Ceremony
– 10 x 24m Clear-Span Marquee at the Beach
– Wooden Dining Tables & Cross-Back Dining Chairs
– Wedding Venue Coordination Before and On Event Day
– Use of Farm for Photography Requirements
– Use of any Products in our Inventory List (see our website)

The Marquee is also available as a wet-weather option for your ceremony, as well as for shade on hot days.

We are a 10-minute drive from Paihia, where there is a large selection of accommodation for yourself and your guests. The farm is also a 30-minute drive from Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands Airport. Although we are close to these centres the farm itself is private and peaceful.

For more details please visit our website: , otherwise please get in touch to chat about how we can help bring your event vision to life.

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Property Terms

Transport: In order to maintain farm roads bus transport must be arranged across the farm when using the Beach.

Capacity: We can host weddings of up to 150 guests.

Please contact us for our full Terms and Conditions.

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