Sudbury Wedding Venue Review

Sudbury is a luxury wedding venue located on a 50 acre horse farm in Peka Peka, New Zealand. Sudbury is one of our favourite wedding venues in the Wellington region and we are itching to show you why. We want to show you Sudbury’s beautiful surroundings; their outdoor ceremony spot with a view; the versatile spaces they have available for your guests to mingle and play games in; the outdoor dance floors; the rustic reception space; and the stunning photoshoot spot just a stones throw away from the venue. So if you want an inside look at what weddings at Sudbury are like you are in the right place.

Sudbury’s outdoor ceremony spot with a view

Sudbury’s garden ceremony spot has trees surrounding a pergola, nature as far as you can see, and white vintage chairs for your guests. So it’s fair to say Sudbury’s outdoor ceremony spot is beautiful. The ceremony location is easy for all guests to access and is in close proximity to the rest of the venue so your guests can easily walk between the ceremony spot and the rest of the the venue.

The weather at Sudbury is often warmer and less windy than in Wellington city so the chances are good that you’ll be able to have your ceremony outside. However, if the weather doesn’t cooperate Sudbury also has a wonderful wet weather ceremony option available inside.

Vendor Credit: All florals and styling pictured above by the insanely talented Twig & Arrow

Sudbury’s versatile mingling spaces give the day a seamless flow from one part of the day to the next

One amazing thing about Sudbury as a wedding venue is the numerous and versatile spaces available for you and your guests to use throughout the course of your day. Your whole wedding takes place on the one property, yet the diversity in areas used for each part of the day gives a wonderful sense of variety for your guests without anyone actually having to travel anywhere.

The various spaces Sudbury has available for guests to mingle and play games in mean that Sudbury weddings are often relaxed weddings with a laid back atmosphere. All in all Sudbury’s set-up and layout really make for a wonderful guest experience.

Sudbury’s wedding reception venue comes with everything you could possibly need

There are so many good things about Sudbury’s wedding reception space it’s hard to know where to start.

  • Sudburys reception venue is absolutely beautiful so you don’t have to spend time decorating if you don’t want to

  • Sudbury is a BYO beverage wedding venue and there’s no corkage charge!

  • Sudbury has a wide selection of local wines and beers if you don’t want BYO beverages

  • Sudbury’s food is delicious! Sudbury work with The Canape Company to provide banquet style menus from $105 per person

  • Sudbury venue hire comes with tables, chairs, lighting, and sound so you don’t have to worry about hiring any of it

Vendor Credit: Manyof the above images have Florals and styling by Twig & Arrow

Sudbury has amazing spots for photos right on the venues’ doorstep

Being a horse farm the Sudbury property has some lovely spots on site for the photoshoot. Alternatively, 3 minutes down the road from Sudbury is Waikanae Beach which is an incredible spot for the photoshoot. So if you don’t want to leave your guests for long on your wedding day, you don’t have to!

Sudbury has TWO outdoor dancing areas!

Sudbury has 2 outdoor dancing areas with festoon lights. One of the courtyards has an outdoor fireplace, and the other has a vintage caravan for the band or DJ to set up in. All of this comes with hiring the venue. It is one of the loveliest outdoor dance floors we have seen in a Wellington wedding venue. There’s nothing better than having an open air dance floor on a hot summers night.

There are some seriously cool accommodation options close to Sudbury

There are countless beautiful places to stay near Sudbury, but our absolute favourite is Solemer House (pictured below). Not only is it an amazing place to stay and get ready, but it also doubles as a stunning photoshoot location. This can come in handy if it’s a super sunny or rainy day because the light inside Solemer House is always amazing.

You can book Solemer House and other beautiful accommodations through Holiday Houses here

AirBnB also has a lot of fantastic accommodation options, and Sudbury also have on site accommodation option available which you can see on their website here.

Want to know more?

If this has tickled your fancy and you want to know more about Sudbury for your wedding here are a few extra pieces of information for you:

  • Capacity: Sudbury can fit 136 people seated or 200 people standing

  • Budget: Venue hire ranges from $7,500 to $8,500 depending on what day of the week and what time of year your wedding is

  • Sudbury venue hire comes with exclusive use of the whole venue and surrounds, 20 trestle tables, 38 vintage ceremony chairs, 150 reception chairs, lighting and sound, a vintage caravan, venue clean-up, a wedding ceremony rehearsal, and use of their wedding coordinator.

  • If you want to know more check out Sudbury’s website here:

  • You can contact Sudbury by email on, or by phone on 06 364 3064

  • You are also welcome to fire any questions you have our way on

We hope you have an amazing wedding day!