Plume is set in the rolling hills of Matakana, providing a glorious and intimate setting for your special day. Just 60 minutes from Auckland City, yet surrounded by the rustic vines of the local wineries, Plume is a secluded spot where you will enjoy the luxurious space and the very essence of the New Zealand landscape for your very special day.
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We would like to say a big thank you for making our wedding as fantastic as we wanted it to be! The food, wine, service and venue set up was outstanding! We had such an amazing day and so did our families and friends. You helped to make our wedding the most spectacular day! Thank you.Emilie and Michael
Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our wedding at your beautiful venue and thank you for the wonderful service and food you provided. The day went off amazingly well and we appreciate your role in it.
What can we say! Outstanding maybe? Thank you to you and all your fantastic Team. There were nothing but wonderful comments made about the food, the service, your venue. We are so incredibly grateful to have had our special day at Plume. We are just so happy to hear everyone was well fed and looked after- especially while we were late but also at our photo session. That absolutely means the world to us. Many of our guests (who have attended many weddings) told us it was hands down the best wedding they had been to. Wow.. What a phenomenal compliment! So Thank-you for everything you did!Hayley and Sam
Thank you both so very much for everything, big and small, that you and the team at Plume did to make our day the huge success that it was. Words cannot adequately say just how wonderfully Plume treated us all. We will book for lunch very soon and bring one or two photos with us.Fleur and Rob
Brenton and I are all back from our honeymoon and settling into our house. I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for the most perfect wedding on the 19th of Jan this year. It was wonderful and our guests really had a good time. I am putting some photos together for you and will send it in the post if i dont have any time to pop by.Ashley and Brenton
Thank you again for an amazing time at Plume! Your staff was just wonderful and everything worked out so smoothly! What a great team you have! We will come in the next time we will be in Matakana!Kathrin and James
Thank you and all your staff for making last Saturday such a wonderful day for Jake and I. Everyone has commented on what a beautiful venue Plume is, and how great the food was. Jake and I are so happy with how the day went, so thank you very much for your help and organisation.Amy and Jake
I want to tell you that so many of our guests have said that Mark and Erin’s wedding was the most relaxed and happiest they had been to. We had a wonderful day and want to thank you. The food at Plume was beautifully presented and delicious!! We were impressed by the staff who were so obliging and helpful, very professional yet friendly as well. Congratulations, you all did a great job and we are grateful to you all.Rosalie
I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your hard work in making our day perfect. You made it so easy for us to relax on the day knowing you were behind the scenes. Please also thank all your staff for us, they did a great job. All our guests commented on what a great venue it was and what great service they received. Most are planning on coming back up for dinner or lunch at another time they were that impressed with the quality of the food and the venue. Mum and Dad have also asked me to thank you also. We will be recommending Plume to everyone and anyNicole and Richard
Great vegetarian food – well done!Jeanette
Pure bliss and enjoyment!Vicki & Lawson
A stunning lunch, we enjoyed it allJes
Wonderful wine – Runner Duck Red – it was recommended to us and well worth the trip to MatakanaKen
Only 50 minutes from New Zealand’s premier city, Auckland wedding venues are unmatched by Plumes spectacular setting for couples taking that next step in their journey together.
Your day will benefit from the special atmosphere we have created. Plume is a modern character restaurant with views over the rolling valleys below, providing the perfect backdrop for a day you will remember for the rest of your life.
The venue is in a secluded area on the stunning Matakana Wine Trail, allowing you the privacy and comfort to share the day with family and friends, without interruption and with complete focus from our experienced team.
We are able to provide a seamless flow of inside and outside space to allow you and your guests the freedom to enjoy wine and canapes on our expansive deck, before being welcomed into the restaurant and the stunning Rengarenga Room for a dinner and evening you will cherish forever… simply perfect.
The restaurant can be configured to accommodate a large open wedding of up to 130 guests a la carte style, or split in more intimate areas for those looking to share their day with fewer guests. Our interiors provide an elegant and warm setting for you and your guests to enjoy the day in comfort and capture long lasting memories.
You will be treated to the very best in service, as the venue is designed to accommodate your wedding whether it features a formal sitting or an open food experience. Our range of wines and experienced staff create a warm and relaxed environment throughout the day, along with our chefs with experience from around the globe.
At Plume we understand that your day should be simple, seamless and stress free. From the planning, to the menu, to the format, to the wine, you can depend on us to deliver beyond your expectations.
Call us on +64 9 422 7915 or email us about available dates and to discuss your needs.
While Plume’s menu essentially reflects local cuisine it also celebrates New Zealand’s cultural diversity and new thinking based in an essentially rural vineyard setting. Below is just a ‘sample’ menu.
2015-2016 SEASON WEDDING MENU
CANAPES: we suggest 2 cold and 2 hot canapes per guest
Cold: Sesame seared tuna with miso vinaigrette OR Salmon tartare, savoury pancakes OR Spicy chicken, avocado salsa OR Goat’s cheese log, red onion marmalade (vegetarian) OR Thai beef, Asian pickled salad
Hot: Manuka smoked salmon, apricot and lemon chutney OR Tender beef bites, smoked tomato relish OR Cocktail chicken satay OR Ratatouille, feta crumble (vegetarian)
3 Course, Choice of TWO MAINS, Dinner Menu:
Entre: Chef’s Tasting Platter of South Island cured salmon with citrus crème fraiche, avocado and goats cheese timbale, roulade of mixed berries and duck liver parfait
Mains: Chicken Breast, brioche and chorizo, pumpkin puree, wild rice, red cabbage confit OR Fish of the Day (cannot give any guarantee on what kind of fish it would be ) sago and rice cake, caponata vegetables, pineapple chilli relish OR Pan seared Salmon, beetroot puree, wilted spinach, baby cos lettuce, fondant potato, orange beurre blanc OR Harissa marinated Lamb Rump, potato and kumara pave, pea puree, minted yogurt OR Crispy Pork Belly, parsnip puree, spiced apple chutney, cranberry jus OR Peppered Beef eye fillet, gratin potato, red onion marmalade, buttered vegetables, merlot jus
Dessert: Chef’s tasting platter of vanilla panna cotta, berry compote, dark chocolate terrine, raspberry bavarois, white chocolate madeleine Desser
Plume is a vineyard restaurant, and as such provides its wines for weddings and other special occasions. Seldom are Auckland wedding venues nestled amongst grapevines with the free countryside as your backdrop.
Enjoy some of the finest wines in New Zealand on your special day produced only a stones throw away, which is an essential part of the whole experience. Our passion for wine leads drives us to create a truly iconic red wine that is appreciated amongst the world’s most discerning wine drinkers.
We have the drive and the commitment to only produce the highest quality of wine; unless the year is an outstanding one we simply will not produce wine under our label.
Our commitment to great quality wines sees them in barrel for at least twelve months, often 24, and in bottle for at least 6 months to ensure a well seasoned and balanced wine.
We are pleased to offer the following Wines for Weddings held at Plume, which is the house of Runner Duck Wines. For more information about the wines, head to our Runner Duck Wines page.
Runner Duck Syrah 2013 “The Passion”
Runner Duck Red 2010 “Black Velvet”
The Knight 2011: Bordeaux Blend.
Plume Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Runner Duck Sangiovese 2014
Monmousseau Brut Etoile NV
Saint Clair Vicar’s Choice Sauvignon Blanc
Saint Clair Vicar’s Choice Chardonnary 2010
Runner Duck Chardonnay 2014
*All wines and vintages subject to availability
Corona, Peroni, Heineken
Monteiths Black, Steinlager Pure
Juices including Runner Duck Estate, Pure Matakana Grape Juice
There are so many great moments that we share with our couples it would be hard to display them all. Here are some of the most recent for you to enjoy and imagine your perfect day at Plume.