Often understated, Wellington is home to some of the most gorgeous venues in New Zealand. Only a brief 20 minute drive from Wellington CBD, after meandering through the golden tussocks of Ohariu Valley and climbing a secluded trail, you will arrive at one of Wellington’s premium wedding venues – Ohariu Farm Weddings & Events.  

 The first thing you will experience at Ohariu Farm – whether you are visiting your wedding venue options,  or arriving on site as mother-of-the-bride or as a guest – is the immediate warm welcome of the venue owners, Nick and Zena. Having recently taken over this idyllic countryside venue, Nick and Zena has transformed the space into a rustic, quintessentially Kiwi wedding destination. Stepping out onto the lawn, where your wedding guests would wine, dine and hang out, there is a panoramic view of undisturbed Ohariu Valley, topped off with spinning windmills that mark this place as distinctly Wellingtonian. It really is like looking out onto a perfectly composed painting.  



  • A lush lawn, trimmed to perfection by Nick and his team, flanked by symmetrical wooden pillars that frame the view like a photo-ready set up 
  • 40 white ceremony chairs for your “wow” moment down the aisle 
  • Indoor hall dressed with sparkling chandeliers and a stunning head-table fairy light backdrop 
  • Thoughtfully selected tables, chairs, cutlery, tableware, glassware etc 
  • Organic, slow cooked menu, prepared from the freshest local produce by experienced kitchen staff 
  • Handcrafted gin bar 
  • An imperial looking fireplace with leather couches  
  • Your dedicated wedding coordinator, staffing and chef 
  • Special connections with the best-in-Wellington vendors, including lighting specialists (like Lumina!), florists, and interior decorators 
  • Have we mentioned the million-dollar view? 



  • Checking out Nick’s lovingly handcrafted wooden gin bar. You can use it for all sorts of drinks and snacks at your wedding.
  • Ohariu Farm’s affordable pop up wedding packages for budget-conscious and time-strapped couples. 
  • Hiring Lumina’s Wellington LOVE light up letters – they fit in perfectly at this rustic New Zealand venue.



  • Address: 184 Takarau Gorge Road, Ohariu Valley, Wellington 
  • Website: www.ohariufarm.co.nz 
  • Facebook: Weddings Ohariu Farm (@ohariufarm) 
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