Auckland Weddingmoon - Day One
Auckland Weddingmoon Celebration
Welcome to your Wedding Celebration
Long before the start of your Weddingmoon Vacation, we would have been extremely busy working hand-in-hand with the owners, managers and supporting staff of the various hotels, restaurants, tours and sundry events, to craft a wedding and honeymoon extravaganza tailored to excite not only your individual tastes, but also, your special desires as a couple. This is a highly customized and truly magical sojourn. You will met at your place of residents or if you are from out of Auckland, the airport, and transported in luxury to your hotel, which will ensure that the journey starts on a high note, right from the beginning.
We thank you and are extremely pleased with your decision to affirm and solemnize your love for each other with us here in Auckland. Be it a wedding, or a renewal of your vows, you've come to the right place.
Tēnā koe, e Tāmaki!
Tēnā koe, Tēnā koe:
Tāmaki – makau – rau – e!
Greetings, oh Tāmaki!
Greetings, greetings to thee,
Oh! Tāmaki of numerous lovers.
The Māori name for Auckland is Tāmaki. Among the many versions is Tāmaki-makau-rau (City of a hundred lovers), referring to the desirable, fertile site at the hub of a network of waterways, taking travelers north and south, east and west. For centuries different groups flourished, cohabited and displaced each other in turn.
Your wedding and honeymoon experience of a lifetime begins immediately upon collection from your home or airport. We'll take you via chauffeured, luxury executive transportation to your hotel.
Here are some examples of the top quality hotels we have aligned ourselves with to deliver the highest possible service and luxury you deserve during your stay in Auckland.
(click on the titles to see all amenities that will be available to you)
Unpack and freshen up a bit before heading to the Auckland registrar office of births, deaths and marriages, to pick up and sign the official intent of marriage form.
After the legalities are done, we'll drive you to the restaurant. Enjoy the trip while sipping on champagne or a local wine served in engraved, personalized crystal wedding flutes to mark this special occasion.
Welcome dinner with your hosts
Your hosts, Corinna and Leron (Co-Founders of Weddingmoon Vacations), would like to welcome you into their Whanau (family), and the time honored tradition of sharing kai (food) is the best way possible. They will join you at Sails Restaurant where you will partake in great food and fantastic conversation.
There are very few views in the world that capture the essence of Auckland City better than the one from Sails Restaurant. The restaurant is situated in the heart of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest marina, Westhaven, so every table looks out over thousands of yachts. Beyond this sea of masts sits the Auckland Harbor Bridge, North Head and Rangitoto Island — the view that is the City of Sails.
Minutes from the center of Auckland, yet in a world of its own, Sails Restaurant is not just about location.
Over the last three decades, the restaurant has forged its reputation as one of New Zealand’s top restaurants through an uncompromising belief in using only the freshest ingredients, the most talented chefs and professional waiting staff.
The Sails hospitality team, one of the longest standing in New Zealand, has won numerous awards for both the food and the service. Sails also have one of New Zealand’s most extensive wine lists, including rare vintages from New Zealand’s top vineyards. Sails are one of the few restaurants that employ traditional Sommeliers to guide you through more than two hundred wines in the cellar. Sails Restaurant’s stunning views and award-winning food and service make it a dining experience not to be missed.