About This Venue
Imagine saying “I Do” in a beautiful bell tower with a huge lead light arch window under the ancient oak tree. Following the ceremony enjoy an afternoon with your guests in a private garden courtyard with games, vintage caravan bar, love shack, outdoor stage and more. Located in The Mayflower Meadow, The Hall is an elegant country wedding venue with timeless photo spots and romance abounds.
Stroll in The Mayflower Meadow flower farm for bridal party photos, have picnic in the hardwood tipi, enjoy the golden fields and beautiful wildflowers before entering the beautiful historic dance hall which features big burgundy church doors, hardwood trestle style tables and vintage gold wooden Tiffany chairs, sapphire diamond window feature wall, vintage pendant lighting and a vintage music stage with plush velvet curtain and marquee lighting. It also includes beautiful indoor ceremony options in The secret room. Your BYO drinks are chilled and professionally served by experienced licensed bar staff from the old dance hall bar at night and Ivy the 50’s vintage caravan during the day. Lots of timeless vintage charm but has all the mod con’s with modern bar fridges that are frosty cold. Stylish renovated men’s and ladies bathrooms and air conditioning all within the building.
The Hall is located near Te Aroha the mountain of love which is a thermal spa town with beautiful scenery, the north island’s largest waterfall close by and many scenes from Lord of the Rings filmed in the area it is becoming a “not so secret” spot to elope. Located in the central north island its an excellent location for a honeymoon stay with hot mineral pools, beautiful bush walk through old mining relics, rivers & waterfall full of huge boulders – lots of secret spots for natural photography. With the Evermore elopement package couples can enjoy a intimate wedding in either the Bell tower or The Mayflower Meadow.
The Hall have a fantastic and friendly experienced team to guide you and make your big day easy and enjoyable. Flower farm onsite growing heirloom blooms for onsite venue styling available from The Mayflower Meadow.
- AV system
- Bar area
- Bridal change room
- BYO alcohol
- BYO catering
- Clean-up included
- Fire pit
- Marquee or Tent
- No curfew
- Tables and seating
- Wet weather cover
- Wheelchair Access
Owner / Manager
Eugene & Joanna O’Reilly discovered The Hall in an abandoned state and although many thought they were mad, they set about saving her and getting the required council consents to be able to host weddings. Eugene has been the leader of popular wedding band Five O’Clock Shadow and has coordinated many many wedding ceremonies and rocked the party over many years.
Joanna has won awards for her design work and her flare is evident in the design features around The Hall. You can follow her at The Mayflower Meadow which is the onsite flower farm and styling department. She has a vast collection of interesting and unique props and has also been involved in the wedding industry for many years. Together they make a young passionate team that are willing to offer their wealth of experience, help co-ordinate and create a wedding unique to you.
Its takes team work to make the dream work and we at The Hall have an awesome team. Celine is our fantastic hospitality manager coordinating drink and food service and staff , friendly professional and licensed bar manager. Robyn & Patrick are our onsite gardener and groundsman keeping the flowers blooming and everything ship shape. The Hall is passionate about hosting your special day and the friendliness and experienced team all love what they do.
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Eaton Drink Co.
Christchurch – Canterbury, South Island - New Zealand
Award winning caterers, Eaton Drink Co. specialise in tailor-made menu creation and custom designed cocktails, we are modern and seasonal but ultimately we make food that tastes great.