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|Business name:||THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden|
Bay Of Plenty
|About:||THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden is the private home of past portrait/wedding photographer, Jeff Peet and Shelley Foster, owner of Jamele Skincare Clinic.|
|Services offered:||Full service/reception facilities for self catering in a beautiful private garden setting including FREE private guest room for bridal party|
|Areas serviced:||THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden is based in Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and is available to people from all over the world.|
|Availability:||THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden is available from late September to capture the magnificent cherry blossom until the autumn colours at the end of April.|
FOR ROUGHLY WHAT IT WOULD COST YOU TO HIRE JUST A MARQUEE ONLY AND DRESS THE WHOLE THING WITH CURTAINS, LIGHTS ETC TO DO YOUR OWN THING, YOU CAN HAVE OUR ENTIRE VENUE AND ALL THAT COMES WITH IT. We are a 4.5 acre avocado orchard on the outskirts of Tauranga city, with a stunning wedding venue centered around a magnificent octagonal court-side service pavilion, with the most beautiful dedicated bridal entrance. THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden is one of the few wedding venues that allow you to bring your own catering and drinks, including mobile vendor food trucks, coffee carts etc etc, to control your wedding style and budget. We operate from the end of September to the end of April. You can spend your day, enjoying a catered garden party function on the main lawn or after a few drinks on the main lawn you can move down into our beautiful Shadehouse for a seated reception. Unlike most other venues, we are a private residence and so don't go quite as late into the evening as some venues. The cost, $5000 (which can change without notice if you haven't secured your booking), includes the most beautiful courtside wedding pavilion, a 110 sqr mtr Shadehouse marquee, kitchen plus all tables, chairs, PA sound system and most of what you see in the pictures in the way of drapes, pot plant and festoon lights etc. You just provide cutlery, crockery, glassware and table clothes. We also provide a lovely guest room with private courtyard for the bridal party to relax, prepare or retreat to if they feel the need, FREE OF CHARGE (see photos) or if someone stays the night ($200). PLEASE NOTE,we are in high demand and limit our weddings per year and some dates get booked two and three years ahead so please don't hesitate if you want a special date for your wedding or that date may go. For all inquiries please use the email contact box below or ph 027 2891400.
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Got married at The Orchard on 3rd March 2018. Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception. The preparation room was perfect for getting ready for the wedding. Plenty of photo opportunities around the gardens. Was a great day. Thanks Jeff and Shelley.
beckyshorty Tue 06 Mar
Jeff Peet: Loved having you here. A very beautiful wedding that we felt privileged to be part off. Go long go happy.
We were married at the Orchard on 16 December 2018. What a venue, Such a pretty venue with excellent hosts in Jeff & Shelly making sure everything went without a hitch. Our photos were amazing around the orchard and our guests had an amazing time. being able to organise your own catering and bring your own drinks helped us with our budget. Can thoroughly recommend this venue for a lovely romantic wedding. Thanks also to the 'Shy & Retiring Company for the wonderful music.
kiwi_dollybird Sat 20 Jan
Jeff Peet: Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Just the fact that you have taken the time to do this is so appreciated. We loved having you and we also really enjoyed your wonderful band who were not Shy & Retiring at all. Cheers, Jeff & Shelley
I just wanted to say a great big huge gigantic THANK YOU!!!! After all the emails, after all the hype, after the first time we actually saw our ceremony venue the week before our wedding, Jeff and his team did an absolutely amazing job!! Thank you so much for the stunning Orchard setting, the use of your grounds and all the added extras that followed. I highly recommend The Orchard to any bride wanting a stunning garden backdrop. It is beautiful.
kylie2012 Wed 04 Mar
Jeff Peet: Thank you so much Kylie and Michael for such a wonderful revue and huge endorsement of THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden. Loved having you here and so glad that it turned out so good for you after having had to organize this from so far away which can all be a bit scary. Our best wishes for a long and loving life together.
We had the pleasure of photographing a bridal party out at the Orchard this past weekend. The owner Jeff was a great host and we were spoilt for choice as far as photo locations go! Every part of the property has been well thought. We will happily refer brides to the Orchard & we look forward to shooting there next time. Rach (Swift & Click)
mountbuyer Mon 19 Jan
Jeff Peet: Thank you very much for your wonderful complements Rachel. We are delighted and flattered when people want to come to THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden for weddings or photo shoots and hope to see you back many more times and all other photographers.
Today Bay Rodders had their Pink Ribbon Mystery Run & Breakfast to raise funds for Breast Cancer. The first stop in the mystery cruise was THE ORCHARD Wedding Garden Venue where Jeff our host organised and hosted 33 classic cars & hot rods (and 77 people). The feedback was amazing - they were blown away by how beautiful the venue was even out of season & how friendly & accommodating Jeff was. It was such a enjoyable & successful day for all involved & we just wanted to say a huge thank you!!!!
cathi16f Sun 25 May
Jeff Peet: We are looking forward to having you back just to see all those beautiful cars again. Incredible.
We were married at The Orchard in February 2014 and want to say a big thank for the use of a truly spectacular venue, our guests loved it! Jeff was very helpful during the planning stages of our wedding and made the whole day easy and stress-free. Thank you Jeff and Shelley for a wonderful day!
blonde_gal146 Sun 23 Mar
Jeff Peet: Thank you for your lovely complements. It was wonderful having you hear on yet another gorgeous day with the weather. Jeff
We got married here in November 2013. Jeff and his wife did the most amazing job allowing us to add our own style and have free run of the property to create our wedding. They had their grounds absolutely immaculate for our day. I would highly recommend this site for a ceremony. It is competitively priced considering you can do your own catering and bring in your own alcohol. Thanks again Jeff Jane & Lane
acid13 Thu 30 Jan
Jeff Peet: Thank you so much guys for your lovely comments. Yes we thought your day went very well and we got some lovely feed back from your family and friends during the day and as they left. Our very best wishes to you both for a long and loving friendship and marriage. Jeff
We are married at the Orchard on Saturday, 9th February 2013 and we had a beautiful hot day. When I first saw the venue, I knew this was the place I wanted to get married in. Jeff and Shelley are wonderful to work with and like to thank them for helping make our special day possible. Our guests also thoroughly enjoyed the Orchard. Wendy & Garry Shaw-Post
wgwanderers Tue 05 Mar
Jeff Peet: Thank you Wendy and Gary for your kind comments. Yes we felt it all went very well and it was great having you here. All our very best. Jeff
We were married at The Orchard in April 2012, and it was stunning. With all our needs catered for, we couldn't have dreamed of a better place to be married. The guests raved about the picturesque backdrop we had for our special day. It made for great photos and wonderful memories. A big thank you to Jeff and Shelley for helping make our day truly magical.
jukesy08 Wed 20 Jun
Jeff Peet: Thank you Andrew and Emma for your lovely complements. You were a delightful couple to have here and we enjoyed every minute we spent with your family and friends on your big day. Our best wishes to you both for a most wonderful life. Jeff
My daughter was recently married and Jeff and Shelleys venue February 2012, it was an amazing day everyone thoroughly enjoyed and loved the venue, it was just such a relaxing but beautiful place to have your special day. We would like to thank Jeff and Shelley with assisting the setup, would highly recommend this venue.
grumpyvan Mon 05 Mar
Jeff Peet: Thank you for such wonderful feed back. So important to Shelley and I that the day is every thing people hoped it would be. It was lovely having you here. Our very best regards.
We were married at Jeff & Shelley's amazing venue in February 2012. We cannot recommend highly enough what a fantastic wedding venue this is. We wanted a classy yet relaxed wedding and all our guests said it was exactly that! Many guests asked where we had found this gorgeous venue and also that they wished they knew about it before they had got married! We found Jeff and Shelley extremley accommodating. We thank Jeff & Shelley for everything and making our day absolutely perfect.
rachelle000 Tue 14 Feb
Jeff Peet: We had a wonderful day also, meeting some lovely people like your man from Thames on the music who my wife discovered new all the Paeroa people he did. Hope you enjoy the pictures. All the best. Jeff
We got married at The Orchard in January 2012. We hunted around the Bay of Plenty & Auckland for that special venue but The Orchard by far was the best. It offers something very quaint, cute and different - it has that something special and really takes your breath away. The grounds are perfect, immaculate in presentation & just absolutely gorgeous! Jeff & Shelley went out of their way to help from assisting with setup, and offering advice. Thanks so much for helping make our day so incredible!
colme1 Mon 30 Jan
Jeff Peet: Thank you for your lovely comments. It means everything to Shelley and I that each couple have the day they dreamed of. Our best wishes for a happy and loving future to you both. Jeff
Our daughter got married in February 2011 and we were one of the first groups to use this as a full wedding venue. Jeff and his wife went out of their way to make sure this was a special day for our daughter and we cannot thank them enough and highly recommend this venue as a beautiful garden wedding location. Karl and Valmae Brown, Tauranga.
kkk Sun 15 Jan
Jeff Peet: Karl and Valmae thank you very much for your really kind comments. It is so important to Shelley and I that our couples special day here is every thing they had hoped it to be and more if we can make it that way. We hope you are all well and happy and wish you all a very good 2012. Jeff