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.
Unrivaled 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 Station 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 outdoor ceremony on the lawn or use local church (St Andrews, Whareama).
- Large private parking area.
- Onsite Wedding Rehearsal.
- Assistance to set up and close down.
- Landscaped gardens for drinks reception.
- Large lawn area overlooking the lake for marquees (marquee not included).
- 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!).
- Use of all our wedding equipment - includes Rustic Wedding Arch, Wine Barrels, Table Cloths, Chair Covers, Wine Glasses,
- Crockery, Cutlery, Hessian Table Runners, Hessian Cutlery Holders, Vases and lots, lots more!
Available to hire separately at preferential rates are:
1 Bedroom Cottage - Ica Whare (sleeps 2)
3 Bedroom Cottage - India House (sleeps 6)
Twin or Queen B&B Rooms in the main homestead x 4.
En-suite Room in B&B for the bride & bridesmaids to get ready in (on the wedding day only).
Industrial Barn for Evening Reception.
Afternoon Onsite Wedding Ceremony Only.
If you are looking for somewhere to get married only, then our Afternoon Onsite Ceremony package could be ideal for you. Your wedding ceremony can be held here onsite on the lawn overlooking the lake. We will set up everything for your ceremony - including 60 Chairs, a Pigtail Standard Isle, plus Rustic Wedding Archway and Register Table or Wine Barrels. Our afternoon hire includes use of the venue for 3 hours, where you can have photographs in the grounds and canapes or an afternoon Picnic Reception on the lawn for your guests after the ceremony (catering & drinks not included in the hire price).
Ica Station Homestead - (Wedding Venue Hire prices)
- Exclusive use of Venue Grounds Hire package (as listed above, includes all our wedding equipment hire) - $2,000
- Use of our industrial barn for evening Reception for up to 100 persons (instead of hiring a marquee) - $2,500
- Accommodation costs - from $125 per night, please see Prices/Booking page.
- Onsite afternoon Ceremony Hire (3 hours) - $750.
- Use of St Andrew’s Church, Whareama - $200 (Outside Tinui Parishioner)
Ready to share a wedding venue that exceeds all expectations? Contact us today and we will quote for your specific requirements.