THE BIG DAY

The photographic opportunities at Oruawharo are limitless, the dignified wood-panelled ballroom, on the stairway, or in the gracious surrounds of the drawing room. Wherever you turn some spectacular backdrop will create unique, lifelong memories of your day. The balustraded steps to the double front doors, and inside, dignified rooms and a fine collection of art, antiques and furniture provide elegant settings for formal photographs. Or you can capture Oruawharo’s rural tradition and choose the beautifully restored 150-year-old coach house and stables, the woodland, or gardens as your surrounds. In spring the daffodil lawn sheltered beneath fine old trees offers a natural setting and in summer the wide veranda and lawn below provide the perfect atmosphere for a garden wedding.

Afterwards celebrate with a glass of bubbly on the lawn and spoil your guests with a taste of some wonderful Hawke's Bay food and wine. Entertain your guests in St Vincent's which has a capacity of 96 seated people with a mouth watering menu by Chef William, 1 of 4 owners of Oruawharo. 

Your wedding is among the most important occasions of your life. Oruawharo & St Vincent's welcomes you to celebrate it with a share in the heritage of one of Hawke's Bay’s finest old homesteads.

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