Published 23rd August 2020
Waiheke has some of the best restaurants in Auckland including award winning vineyard, beachfront and bay-view venues. However you may not know about these unique dining spaces - all of them hidden gems that you can book exclusively and will turn your celebration into something very special.
Situated at The Batch winery - Waiheke's highest vineyard, this unique space provides stunning views as far as the eye can see - over the vines and beyond to the islands of the magnificent Hauraki Gulf. Seating up to 40 guests, be enclosed by the trimmed hedge above which the transparent screen continues the view of the sky in all its moods.
As the name suggests this area is upstairs and is located above Mudbrick's main restaurant. Seating 20 guests it has an open balcony overlooking the downstairs lounge & fireplace but the highlight is that is has its own huge private deck with spectacular views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland city.
Nestled amongst the beautiful olive grove at Stonyridge Vineyard this intimate covered marquee seating up to 40 people offers a lovely relaxed space. Only available from 2 pm, its ideal for groups wanting a casual chilled out space to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and some tasty platters.
Waiheke's only beachfront events venue located at the very Eastern end of the island at Man O War. Seating 120 guests this stand-alone modern venue has great indoor/outdoor flow onto the expansive lawn with stunning views of the bay.
Tucked away in the underground cellar of Cable Bay Vineyard with views through to the stunning wine barrel hall, this decadent room creates a sense of occasion. Suitable for groups of up to 16, the atmospheric lighting from the ornate chandelier above the dining table creates a sense of occasion.
Tantalus Estate’s sophisticated and striking private space, seating up to 20 guests. This gorgeous room is serviced by their main restaurant offering formal dining of refined and tantalising dishes with bold flavours. The room features your own dedicated wait staff, sound system to play your own music, hidden AV screen that doubles as a large mirror and opens out to your own private garden courtyard that overlooks the vibrant green hills of Onetangi.
Located at Waiheke's most iconic venue Mudbrick adjacent to the main restaurant, this hedge-lined courtyard can seat 30 guests for private dining. Alternatively it can be set for a more relaxed style event with comfy lounges - perfect for relaxing with a glass of award winning wines, tasty platters and views to die for.
We here at Destination Waiheke are the best on the island for planning your next event, whether it be a Corporate event, Christmas party, Stag/Hen-Do, Family gathering, or something completely different. With 30+ years of corporate event management experience and 20,000+ happy guests bought to the island, we know how to put everything together for you, just perfectly.