Welcome to Hiwinui Country Estate and congratulations on your engagement.

Hiwinui Country Estate is a stunning wedding venue located on our private 1500 acre farm with sweeping views over the Manawatu and Ruahine ranges. Our exclusive intimate setting will ensure your wedding day is an unforgettable lifelong memory.

Whether you are planning a smaller, private wedding or a larger celebration we have the capacity to host up to 100 people in our ceremony area. If you wish to have a formal seated reception with us, the capacity in the main lodge can seat up to 30 people or 50 people as a cocktail style wedding. If your number of guests exceed this you will require a marquee.

We are a seasonal wedding venue with weddings booked from the beginning of December till end of April

We take your dreams and aspirations to deliver your perfect day with your own dedicated wedding manager to support you with any wedding arrangements you may require.

Our location is just a short 15 minutes drive from the center of Palmerston North making it an accessible drive, or a short helicopter flight in to arrive in style.

Our on site day spa is the perfect place to celebrate in the lead up to your wedding, or ease away the stress with packages specifically designed for brides and couples needing some pampering.

Hiwinui Country Estate has three different accommodation room options, our Super King & Queen Suites and our Tree Tops. All beautiful relaxing spaces for your first night as newlyweds.

If you are planning your wedding day we would love to hear from you.


Ceremony Only


  • Exclusive venue hire of Hiwinui Country Estate from 3pm till 6:30pm
  • Complete set up and pack down of ceremony area
  • 30 white chairs
  • 4 white market umbrellas
  • 2 wine barrels with decorative candelabras
  • Registration table and chair
  • Easel for welcome sign
  • 6 Sheppard hooks for the isle
  • Music and PA System
  • Use of two fully stocked bathrooms
  • Meeting place for your rehearsal
  • Two meetings with your wedding manager and to assist with recommending vendors
  • Onsite wedding manager for your wedding ceremony
  • Table and Tablecloth for bar
  • 80 Champagne flutes and 2 glass water dispensers
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Cake table and cake knife for cutting of the cake
  • Exclusive use of the property for photos while your guests mingle with canapés and drinks on Hiwinui's veranda and deck.
  • Guests have access to the property from 3:00pm to arrive
  • Bridal party can have exclusive use of Hiwinui to get ready from 9am for cost of $500.
  • This package does not include catering and beverages. BYO/bottle disposal cost does apply of $150


Ceremony, reception and accommodation


  • The reception includes tables, tablecloths and chairs for up to 30 people seated or up to 50 people cocktail style
  • Two nights accommodation
  • First nights accommodation, the night before your wedding in the Tree Tops apartment (sleeps 4 max) with continental breakfast provisions provided
  • Seconded nights accommodation in the Super King suite with cooked breakfast the morning after your wedding
  • Exclusive venue hire of Hiwinui Country Estate from 9am for bridal party to get ready on the day of your wedding
  • Grazing platter for lunch while getting ready
  • 1 bottle of Quartz Reef bubbles
  • Complete set up and pack down of ceremony area with everything that is included in ceremony package
  • Access to Hiwinui the day before your ceremony to set up reception
  • Meeting place for your rehearsal
  • Two meetings with your wedding manager as well as assistance with recommending vendors such and Marquee hire, catering etc
  • Onsite wedding manager ensuring your special day is stress free and everything is taken care of
  • Designated gift area with gifts taken to your room that evening
  • Use of three fully stocked toilets, serviced every 30 minutes during the evening
  • Last song plays at 11:30pm with guests departed by 12 midnight so you can enjoy your evening together and soak in the outdoor spa
  • This package does not include catering, beverages, set up of table decorations or marquee
  • BYO/bottle disposal cost does apply of $200


To arrange a time for a viewing you can email us or call 06 329 2838.



  • 465 Ashhurst Road
  • Hiwinui
  • RD 11
  • Palmerston North,4481
  • New Zealand
  • Email:
  • Phone: +64 6 329 2838 

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