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Wedding Venue Spotlight: Willowbrook Park

Selecting a venue for your wedding to take place can sometimes be the most difficult decision in the entirety of the wedding planning process. So, to make your decision that little bit simpler, we present one of our favourite new wedding venues, the beautifully grand Willowbrook Park.

Willowbrook Park is a stunning 18th century private country estate situated upon 30 acres of picturesque land which was once an apple orchard. Prior to its opening to private bookings this year, owners David and Peter Cowell spent their time creating ad landscaping the gardens themselves. They have planted over 15,000 bushes, trees and plants in order to construct spectacular themed gardens and outdoor-rooms, which have been faultlessly designed in a way that blends seamlessly with the surroundings.

Having your wedding at Willowbrook Park will allow all your dreams to come true. They cater for up to 50 guests and offer an array of options for you to choose from when deciding where in the estate to say your ‘I dos’ and where to have your reception. This could be in a serene garden placed by the lake, intertwined in the blooming fruit trees, in a marquee on the perfect lawns or even in the grand ballroom. With so many options to choose from, there is a perfect area for any couple's big day.

When it comes to your wedding photography, you will again be spoilt for choice. Enjoy exclusive access to areas across the whole of Willowbrook Park. Whether you choose the manor, gardens or one of the numerous other settings, you can be sure that you will be provided with stunning backdrops and photographs that are truly unique.

Willowbrook Park works closely with one of the Waikato’s most highly sought after catering companies, Kerr and Ladbrook Catering. If you choose to, they can work with you to design a menu for your wedding that will not only complement your day, but also the season. Choose from buffet and plated options as well as an array of delectable canapés. Enjoy the likes of Vietnamese prawn skewers, manuka honey pork and blueberry and almond tartlets.

The end of your wedding day doesn't necessarily hark the end of your stay at Willowbrook. Extend your stay in one of the estate's luxury suites. Choose from the three types of themed suites Brideshead, Chatsworth or Blenheim. Each suite has been designed in a way which exudes ultimate luxury with timeless furnishings and impeccable views of the countryside and beautiful gardens. Staying at Willowbrook Park is also the perfect option for you and your bridal party the night prior to your big day to help eliminate any unwanted stress.

With its unique and grand setting, Willowbrook Park is a timeless and opulent venue for your wedding day. Its array of ceremony and reception options as well as its magnificent surroundings will ensure a perfect day beyond compare for any type of couple with any style of wedding.