Spellbinding sea views, a twinkling cityscape, gourmet cuisine – sound like bliss? Presenting The Wharf: Auckland’s most glamorous oceanfront hotspot.
Auckland is known for its beach culture, historically. Its animated dining scene and urban variety, lately. Nestled on the fringe of Auckland’s North Shore, hovering above the sea to the side of the Harbour Bridge, The Wharf takes the city of sails’ most appealing characteristics and wraps them in panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass.
There’s a dedicated parquet stage, a dance floor, a five-metre feature chandelier and a mezzanine that allows for two separate dining levels. The set up’s intention? That every guest is afforded a front-row sea view. A collection of smaller spaces makes way for ceremony set-ups or more intimate receptions – all feature the venue’s trademark harbour backdrop and innately elegant vibe.
Managed and catered by Collective – a team of Auckland event planners, venue managers and foodies known for the dedication, ingenuity and flair brought to their work – the planning process is built for efficiency and impact. Culinary creativity is a Collective trademark: inspired by the seasons and using local and artisan produce, chefs draw upon both international and Kiwi cuisine to present an innovative menu bursting with classic appeal.
The Wharf serves up an apt summary of Auckland’s best and brightest components – great food, spellbinding scenery, a bustling cityscape, an increasingly slick temperament. Sealing the deal? Plain convenience – two minutes’ drive from the harbour bridge, with ample parking spaces, and a covered pier to be accessed by private ferry upon request.
If perfection’s truly possible, it’d surely look something like this.