Nestled in the beautiful green grounds of the famous Auckland Racing Club, EllerslieEventCentre has the capacity to hold groups as small as 10 and as large as 750, the ability to create menus inspired by any culture, and the experience to coordinate events of all magnitudes. Who better, then, to supply five top tips for picking your ideal venue?
Work with a venue that has staff with great attention to detail and a warm, welcoming demeanour. Remember, your first impression is your guests’ first impression. Plus, by finding people you enjoy working with and can rely on, you can relax and enjoy the planning experience – which is what it’s all about.
Look for the full package
The more boxes your venue can tick, the easier your day will be to pull together. For instance, at a convention centre such as Ellerslie, we can supply a range of cost effective vendors from onsite caterers to an in-house AV supplier. If required, there are also two excellent hotels right next door to save guests from worrying about having to travel home and easy access from the motorway. There are so many components to organise for a wedding – eliminating to-dos where possible will greatly reduce your pre-wedding stress levels!
Flexibility is important
Ask yourself: if you have a specific request, will your venue – and the staff there – be fluid in accommodating you? We thrive on new requests and challenges, having catered for groups as small as 10 and as large as 750, including many clients who have come from the Pacific Islands, India and other parts of Asia. Ask lots of questions before you sign any form of contract to be sure your venue will fulfill your needs.
Trust word of mouth
We pride ourselves on the amount of guests who have gone on to have their friends and relatives recruit us for their big day too. Seek out reviews online and ask around your friendship, family and work circles – personal recommendations always speak the loudest.
Practical matters are important, but so is the look and feel of your day - especially where photos are concerned! By choosing a picturesque venue, it saves you having to traipse to and from far-off photo locations when you should be enjoying your celebration and the company of your guests. Some of our most requested rooms have a special feature like a beautiful ornate ceiling or a bespoke outdoor marquee with luscious views.
Special New Zealand Weddings offer: Quote Ellerslie Event Centre/North Island Venue Special when you book to go in the draw to receive a 10% discount on your final bill.