Hold your ceremony on the sundeck or visit a secluded island beach to say your vows, then celebrate into the night, surrounded by sea and sky. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate wedding or looking for an Auckland wedding venue to cater for a large gathering of family and friends, Hauraki Blue Cruises has the expertise to bring your vision to life.
Step on board your wedding cruise in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour and set off on an unforgettable romantic adventure, taking in stunning views of the city skyline and fascinating islands as you cruise the harbour. Hold your wedding ceremony on board the ship or stop off on a secluded island beach to say your vows, then celebrate into the night, surrounded by the natural beauty of sea and sky. After a peaceful night’s sleep in your ocean view cabin, wake to a delicious cooked breakfast and relive the memories as you return to shore.
At 44.5m and with four levels, our cruise ship Ipipiri can accommodate up to 110 guests for your ceremony and reception, and up to 60 guests overnight.
We have a range of wedding packages available including reception-only, ceremony + reception and all-inclusive overnight cruises. Contact us and we can create a personalised itinerary and food and beverage packages tailored to your wishes.
The upper deck on level three has everything you need for your wedding reception, featuring an indoor/outdoor bar, semi-covered deck and open dining area, which can cater for 80 guests in a formal dining setting or 110 cocktail style. Enjoy panoramic sea views as you and your guests dine, dance and celebrate the start of your new voyage together.
Your wedding cruise includes
• Exclusive cruise ship hire
• Auckland harbour wedding cruise with optional island visits
• Use of our tender (small run-about boat) to transfer wedding party and guests to shore
• Meals, dining setup including glassware, cutlery, crockery, solid tables with kauri finish and chairs
• Overnight accommodation for up to 60 guests in 30 ocean view cabins
• Skipper, chef and bar/wait staff for 60 people
• Use of onboard kayaks and snorkelling gear, digital jukebox (5000 songs)
• Cake knife and cake table
• Cleaning of vessel and rooms
If you’ve chosen a Waiheke wedding venue for your special day, consider Hauraki Blue Cruises as your wedding night accommodation. Let us whisk you and your guests away after your reception for a night of premium floating comfort and a full breakfast the following morning before you cruise back to the mainland. Alternatively, choose a Waiheke wedding ceremony before boarding Ipipiri to continue the festivities. We can create a personalised plan to suit your desires.