The sparkling Waitemata Harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf create a stunning backdrop to your unique wedding cruise on board Hauraki Blue Cruises. 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, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.
At 44.5m and with four levels, our cruise ship Ipipiri can accommodate up to 100 guests for your ceremony and reception, and up to 60 guests overnight. You can view a diagram of Ipipiri's layout here. Our standard Hauraki Blue wedding cruise gives you exclusive hire of the ship for a 21-hour period – contact us and we can create a personalised itinerary tailored to your wishes.
Our cruise catamaran Ipipiri is perfectly appointed to host your wedding ceremony. Say your vows on board the ship, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour. Our large rooftop sundeck on level four offers uninterrupted views, with the capacity to hold up to 70 guests ‘ceremony’ style. The semi-covered deck and open plan dining area on level three is another excellent option for your ceremony.
Alternatively, let us help you arrange a beach wedding on a secluded island, or if you prefer a church ceremony we’re happy to welcome you and your guests on board afterward.
Capture your special day with a wedding photo shoot on board the vessel. Our onboard tender (a small run-about boat) is also available to take you and your bridal party ashore for photos.
We have everything you need for your wedding reception, including an indoor/outdoor bar, semi-covered deck and open dining area, which can cater for 70 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. Our team is happy to work with you to create your unique setting or recommend a supplier, and arrange access to the ship for decorating setup. Our AV setup includes a projector and screen, microphone, sound system and a digital jukebox. A dance floor area and band/DJ of your choice can be set up to entertain your guests.
Choose from a range of menu options for your wedding dinner on board Hauraki Blue Cruises. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your personalised wedding menu. We have a wide variety of beverages available for your guests to enjoy, but if you require a specific brand or type of beverage we would be happy to source this for you.
Drift off to sleep in one of our 30 ocean view cabins. All rooms have full en suite bathroom and panoramic ocean views, allowing you to enjoy the Hauraki Gulf’s spectacular scenery in complete privacy.
Each room containers either a king size bed or two single beds according to preference. Double room configuration can include a single roll-away bed on request. All rooms are equipped with bed linen, pillows, towels and toiletries, plus a heat pump/air conditions unit.
If you’ve chosen a Waiheke wedding venue for your special day, consider Hauraki Blue Cruises for your wedding night accommodation. Let us whisk you and your guests away after your Waiheke wedding 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 vineyard wedding ceremony before boarding Ipipiri to continue the festivities. We can create a personalised plan to suit your desires.
For more information about your unique wedding cruise with Hauraki Blue Cruises, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.