Ica Station Homestead is the perfect place for a picturesque garden wedding that every guest will talk about for years. We offer weddings ranging from small intimate gatherings to large marquee weddings. We allow you to book the venue and 'do-it-all' yourselves, or we can help with the use of our experienced and recommended caterers and marquee hire company. Whatever you need, this venue can accommodate your own unique requirements.
Unrivalled Open Air Space
There's plenty of room for a marquee and parking for guests. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with sweeping steps and boxed hedges. Ica Homestead originally built in 1866, is a perfect backdrop for photographs, with countryside and lake views to the front. With exclusive use of the venue and accommodation, we guarantee the venue to your invited guests only. As Ica Station Homestead is a family home, we ask that all viewings are made by prior appointment.
Venue Hire Package Includes:
- Exclusive use of the venue grounds.
- Capacity for small intimate gatherings or larger weddings up to 200 seated in a marquee, (marquee not included).
- Option of local church (St Andrews, Whareama) or outdoor ceremony on the lawn.
- Large parking area.
- Landscaped gardens for drinks reception.
- Lawned area overlooking the lake for marquees.
- Use of Homestead kitchen (by your caterers)
- All re-cycling and rubbish removal.
- Use of grounds the following day for Wedding Breakfast/Brunch (some venues charge extra for this!).
Available to hire separately are:
Cottage - Ica Whare (sleeps 2)
Cottage - India House (sleeps 6)
4 x B&B rooms in the main homestead.
A room for the bride & bridesmaids to get ready in (on the wedding day only).
2 x Homestead Reception Rooms during the ceremony/reception, in case of inclement weather.
Industrial Barn for Evening Reception.
Our wedding equipment for up to 100 persons @ hugely discounted hire rates (i.e wedding arch, tables, chairs, table cloths, chair covers, glassware, crockery, cutlery etc).
Ica Station Homestead - (Wedding Venue Hire prices)
- Exclusive use of Venue Grounds Hire package - $2,000
- Use of our industrial barn for evening Reception for up to 120 persons (instead of hiring a marquee) - $2,000
- Accommodation costs - from $125 per night, please see Prices/Booking page.
- Use of St Andrew’s Church, Whareama - $200 (Outside Tinui Parishoner)
Ready to share a wedding venue that exceeds all expectations? Contact us today and we will quote for your specific requirements.