Wai-iti Beach Retreat, Taranaki, New Zealand.
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At Wai-iti your wedding will be special and unique, something you will remember and treasure forever. Relax and enjoy a weekend with friends and family at our very special beach retreat.

You can arrange accommodation for guests at Wai-iti in various different types of accommodation from campsites and containers to beautiful fully self-contained and beach front apartments and new 1/2/3 bedroom cabins at various prices.

Exclusive Use

To host a wedding at Wai-iti requires you to book the venue for ‘exclusive use’.  This means we do not take any other accommodation bookings and allows for your wedding to be special and private. We host weddings from late January through to early December.


Includes the following

  • One new cabin - 1 bed (king bed)
  • Four beachfront apartments (fully self contained with king size bed in each)
  • Four studio compartments (1 double bed).
  • Eight double bedroom compartments (2 doubles or 1 double/2single beds)
  • Ten powered sites (approx. 2 adults per site)
  • Linen is provided in compartments, bring your own towels.

This will accommodate approximately 40 couples.  You will be required to organize your guests into accommodation.

Sleeping on mattresses/couches etc. is not allowed.

We ask that the apartments are for couples only and families with children are accommodated in compartment or powered site accommodation due to privacy issues with cabin owners.

The cost of $6000 includes venue hire 2 nights accommodation which is our exclusive use policy (no doubt you can pass onto your guests).  A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required to confirm booking with the balance being paid before or on arrival.  Keys will be issued on payment and need to be returned to the office on departure.

Arrival is after lunch on Friday and departure before lunch on Sunday.

The tennis court and golf course are available for your use at no extra cost.  Guests provide own sports gear.

The theatre is included in the exclusive use price but we ask because of expensive audio equipment that it is locked or supervised at all times when open.

The point at the café is a great venue for your wedding ceremony followed by your wedding function at the licensed café.  All catering is done by the café caterers and menus etc. can be arranged for you. 

The cost of catering and alcohol is to be negotiated with the café leaseholder. Our café is licensed. You may continue your celebrations at the theatre where you are able to supply your own alcohol and self cater your own supper.  The café caterer would be able to give you extra costs per head for supper/nibbles or brunch the next morning or you can self cater using the camp kitchen.  The café is open to the public all day Sunday.

There are privately owned cabins at Wai-iti retreat and this owners come and go whenever. They have named carparks which we ask your guest not to park in.

Thank you for your enquiry.  If you have any other queries please phone Shelley on 7523726 or email wai-itibeach@clear.net.nz.

Feedback Comments

Wai-iti Beach Retreat and Cafe was the perfect choice of location for our wedding.  We especially liked that our guests were able to stay on site and the social aspect of 2 nights together was fantastic.  Wai-iti spoils you for choice's on your photo shoot and the accommodation is brilliant - scenery breathtaking.

The Cafe staff were faultless for their exceptional service and outstanding food - both taste and presentation.  Quite a few of our guests mentioned to us how obliging they were, nothing was a problem and everything was done with a friendly smile.

Marty and Deb

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