Joseph & Dawn’s Wedding

My wife and I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. As soon as we arrived at Tabula Rasa, when we were first viewing the venue, we knew it was a perfect fit. We had multiple planning meetings and our rehearsal dinner there, leading up to our wedding and each time we walked away feeling confident and excited for the wedding itself.

Caryn, Wendy, Trevor and the team made us feel like we were an extension of their family and hosted our perfect day. Their guidance in planning and setup was fuss free and focused on what our vision was for our wedding. They were most helpful in advising what worked best detail-wise (timings, which spaces of the venue to use for what etc.) all the time keeping what we had envisioned at the forefront of the planning. The team didn’t miss a beat and ensured our day was coordinated smoothly.

The venue itself is fantastic! The gardens are beautiful; we used the outdoor area by the pool for our canapés and then later for the dance and the setting was just stunning. The food is delicious and everything you need is right there; even the wedding cottage!

Tabula Rasa offered everything we needed for the perfect wedding. An experience that is a true reflection of the team as attentive hosts and a testament to their dedication to offering a picture-perfect venue.

Newlyweds Joseph and Dawn share a special moment with their “I do” crew.

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Angie’s 70th Birthday Celebration

What Angie had to say about her 70th:

We can only say…..WOW!!!!!! My daughter, Nicky, organised my 70th birthday at this amazing venue. We had the BEST time ever!!!!!

Trevor Caryn and Wendy are the most accommodating friendly lovely people and it is because of their kindness and their help and not to mention the fantastic venue that my party turned out so very special. Wendy, the food was out of this world!!!!! Have never been to an event with such tasty abundant food.

Thanks to Tabula Rasa for making my 70th so special.

Angie and Dave

What a guest had to say about Angie’s 70th at Tabula Rasa:

I loved the venue, Trevor, Caryn and Wendy, you are the perfect hosts. Letting us do our own thing, allowing us absolute freedom with the decorations and the use of all the props and accessories you have. Your venue is stunning and the food was super delicious. My Bestie’s 70th was such a fabulous party. Thank you so much for making it so special for my Angie. It was so worth coming all the way from South Africa.

Regards, Gisela

Four Women Gathered Around A Photo Album At A 70th Birthday Party At Tabula Rasa
Guests looking over special memories in Angie’s 70th birthday album

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Lauren & Logan’s Wedding

My husband and I got married at Tabula Rasa in March 2021. From the moment we stepped foot on the venue, we fell in love. Right from the beginning, the Tabula Rasa team were so easy-going, professional and accommodating.

The gardens and grounds are beautiful and make for such stunning photos. Having the shaded area for the ceremony was such a blessing during the hot afternoon! And the guests were entertained while we were down having photos. The next day everyone was raving at how perfectly and smoothly our day went.

The food is incredible and there is so much of it! No one went hungry. Special mention also to how accommodating Tabula Rasa are with food allergies. My aunty has very specific requirements and they never batted an eyelid, making sure she had everything she needed, and still keeping it delicious.

Thank you for making our day so amazing. I highly highly highly recommend Tabula Rasa.

Bride, Groom And Child On Swing Chair At Tabula Rasa Wedding and Event Centre

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Leigh & Steven’s Wedding

Caryn, Wendy and Trevor we can’t thank you enough for all that you did to make our wedding day absolutely perfect!

You made us feel so welcome that when we first met we were strangers and when we left the morning after the wedding we felt like family! From start to finish you all made us feel so special and joined in the excitement with us! So many guests and family commented on how gorgeous the venue was, the day just flowed and that you were amazing hosts. Truly a day we will remember forever and will never forget you guys xxx

Mother and Daughter Walk Up The Aisle Holding Hands Shaded By Ferns
Leigh walking up the aisle, shaded by punga fronds

Review originally featured on Auckland Weddings. You can read more stories from weddings at Tabula Rasa on our Real Events page.

Meg & Khan’s Wedding

If you are looking for the most gorgeous, stress-free and fun-filled venue in Auckland: Look no further because you have just found it!

Tabula Rasa set the scene for our perfect wedding day (07.03.2020) and we couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable time. From the moment my husband and I first met Caryn and Wendy we knew we had found our celebration space. The gardens, the pool, the catering and the friendly team had so many rave reviews from our guests and we really appreciated having a bit of stress removed from ourselves when it came to setting up and all the behind the scenes on the day itself.

Our goal was to make sure our guests had a great day and they were certainly kept entertained by all the lawn games and the exquisite food and well stocked bar. Our only negative is that it’s all over and we will miss our ‘second home’ all the time! We will absolutely be recommending Tabula Rasa to all our friends and family for their own special events (and inviting ourselves along!) Thank you all again so much for the spectacular day <3

Khan Mackesy & Meg Mackesy.

Newlyweds Khan and Meg enjoy their first kiss as a married couple at Tabula Rasa’s outdoor wedding location.

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Nikkita & Huirua’s Wedding

Wow! Thank you so much to Caryn, Trevor & Wendy!

We can’t thank you enough for all of the advice, support & reassurance you gave us with our wedding. The absolutely stunning garden venue provided us with an epic backdrop. The food was next level delicious & to this day we still have our friends & family talking about the chicken & prawn entrees! Omg can’t forget the buffet with those potatoes wow! Just a beautiful venue would recommend to anyone wanting those personal touches.

Bride Walking Up The Aisle of Stunning Garden Venue at Tabula Rasa

Review originally featured on Auckland Weddings. Read more of our Real Wedding Stories.

Emily & Ross’ Wedding

We came to Tabula Rasa after our original venue cancelled on us with only 7 months before our date. I was convinced that all was ruined, but it didn’t take long to realise that this was actually a massive stroke of luck, leading us to a more beautiful venue with a more friendly and helpful team.

Man and Woman Sharing Their First Kiss As A Married Couple In Gardens At Tabula Rasa
Emily & Ross’ wedding in Tabula Rasa’s gardens

The gardens are beautifully maintained by Trevor, with a range of different looks and feels to choose from. The team have so many props and items that you’re welcome to use to decorate on the day, which is something that’s not offered at many other venues. Wendy’s menu is just delicious, we had so many compliments on the food, and nothing was too difficult to cater for, even with our unusually large number of guests with dietary requirements.

You would think that a place this beautiful, and this professionally run, with such great food and so many extra wonderful details would be right up there in price, but Tabula Rasa is a really affordable option for those who want the big beautiful wedding, without the big ugly price tag. Turns out having to change venue was the best thing that could have happened to us, could not be happier with having our wedding here. We couldn’t recommend Tabula Rasa more highly.

Travis & Chloe’s Wedding

25th March 2017

I had my wedding here in March 2017 and it exceeded my expectations. There is something special about this place. This venues exudes a homely intimacy, the host’s ensure every need is catered for and the natural beauty of the grounds make customizing and decorating effortless.

The hosts and staff managed the entire evening and the event flowed seamlessly from day into night allowing me, the bride, to relax and enjoy my wedding.

The food is first class. As is the Chef. When you eat the food you know you are at a venue that prides itself on excellence. It is fresh, delicate, beautiful and full of flavour. It is the perfect reflection of the Chef and the Hosts. It is new, it is clean and fresh I highly recommend you book this venue for your next special event.

– Travis & Chloe Henri

people dancing at a family wedding held at Tabula Rasa

Jason & Christina’s Wedding

18th February 2017

WOW! We really don’t know how to thank you enough for such a flawless and seamless day. It was everything we had envisioned and more. To the Tabula Rasa team, thank you for your patience with fulfilling my ongoing requests, being committed to putting my concerns at ease and your passion to making things happen.

Selecting Tabula Rasa was an easy decision for us. The natural beauty of the place is something special and all the guests commented on the immaculate pristine gardens. Having the Ceremony, Cocktail hour, Bridal photos and Reception in one place was even better then we hoped for giving us more time to relax with our guests and be in the moment. As for the food, our guests were blown away. Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented – compliments to the chef please.

Thank you so much for your massive contribution towards one of the most special moments in our lives. We are very lucky to have found Tabula Rasa, such a stunningly tranquil venue– we could not have asked for more.

– Jason & Christina Were