“Brackenridge is, quite simply, one of the most perfect wedding venues Wairarapa showcases.”

“Create the kind of day you’re dreaming of in our idyllic country setting”

“Everything you need to help you create the kind of day you’re dreaming of.”

“Make Brackenridge your choice of Martinborough Wairarapa wedding venues.”


The perfect country venue to say ‘I do’ with all your family and friends

At Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa we believe that every wedding is as individual as you. Our role is to provide you with the setting, contacts for good food and wines, and very friendly personal service. From the very first time we meet to the end of your big day, our Brackenridge wedding specialist will handle all venue bookings.
Whether you are both planning a small, private wedding or celebrating with many, Brackenridge is, quite simply, the perfect wedding venue. Catering up to 150 people, Brackenridge specialises in hosting the entire occasion, from spa treatments, ceremony to reception and accommodation.

Choose the style and space that meets your vision- outdoors in the white rose garden grounds surrounded by a back drop of rolling hills or indoors in our delightful the banquet room with roaring fires. A flexible venue for all seasons Brackenridge is equipped with a full bar and BYO are available, all facilities necessary for a memorable wedding.
On-site accommodation for up to 82 people and a dedicated wedding consultant to help ensure your big day is perfect


The light clean country air, the pure unadulterated beauty makes Brackenridge Country Retreat the ideal venue for a wedding. You and your guests can relax and enjoy the day knowing you do not have travel far from the venue for a good night’s rejuvenation. There are accommodation options for all budgets and family sizes, Brackenridge can accommodate up to 82 people.

Additional Hirage available

We understand a wedding is not a wedding without the decorations. So talk to us about Fairy Lights, table decorations, signage, ceremony decorations and more. We have a variety of options to hire, so don’t pay for items to be delivered from a far.

Bridal Makeup and Wedding Beauty Treatments

Let our Spa therapists take care of all your beauty needs prior to your wedding, and your makeup on the day. Prepare prior in our Day Spa which offers a variety of treatments, including manicures, pedicures, facials, through to relaxation massage. On the day your makeup

The After Wedding function

You are more than welcome to hold your wedding brunch at Brackenridge the next day, talk to us about guest numbers, catering and we can tailor make a function for you.

Payment plan

Payment plans are available upon request, otherwise balance of final wedding invoice is to be paid on arrival.

Talk to our Brackenridge Wairarapa wedding venue staff. You will sense our passion about providing the kind of unobtrusive country hospitality and good old-fashioned service that will ensure one of the biggest days of your life turns out to be one of the very best. Make Brackenridge your choice of Martinborough Wairarapa wedding venues.


“A huge shout out to Nicole and her team for helping make our wedding at Brackenridge so special on Labour weekend. From our first meetings with Cathie and Nicole we knew we were in safe hands. Nothing was a problem, and the staff were amazing and looked after our guests so well on the day! Thanks again. We highly recommend the venue and the level of service at Brackenridge.”

Brad Pond & Tracey Johnson, October 2018

“From the moment we booked Brackenridge until our wedding day ended we were incredibly happy with how well things were organised and planned for us and our big day. On the day we barely noticed the staff around us busy doing all the little things that made our day run smoothly. They were very efficient, polite and well presented. Nicole & Sue always had everything under control and were always on hand for any questions or requests. The ceremony and reception room was decorated to perfection for us. 

Thank you again for accommodating our big day. We honestly couldn’t have been happier with our celebration!”

Claire and Anton Aramakutu, September  2018

“We had our ceremony inside which was beautiful and worked so well. I thought you did a great job of the fast change over of the space to be made into the reception area, moving our flowers and trees etc into a nice arrangement. Bar staff were very attentive and professional – again great value for money as it made the event seem really flash. 

The cleanup was all done for us which made it so easy the next day! We just grabbed our decorations which had been put neatly at the door – fantastic!  I would highly recommend Brackenridge as a wedding to any bride wanting a stress free day that is high quality but also good value for money. 

Thank you for all of your help in making our day so special.”

Victoria and Sam Gammie, June 2018