Weddings | Events | Accommodation

Anam Cara Gardens


Anam Cara (Gaelic, meaning Soul Friend) Gardens is a private and exclusive, large garden style venue set in the beautiful Kapiti Coast. A mere hour from Wellington City and Palmerston North. With passionate hosts, ready to make your wedding, corporate or special event an occasion to remember.


Put simply, we are a team. We value the success of your event.


No matter the occasion.



Discover your venue at Anam Cara


Venue Facilities

Catering to your needs whatever the event, weddings, birthday parties, wakes, corporate functions, team building days, garden tours, high teas. We offer a beautiful space, sure to wow your guests, a large modern indoor venue with a picturesque outlook.

Anam Cara's gardens are 10 acres of romantic and serene garden settings for photos and guest enjoyment. This includes four beautiful outdoor ceremony locations and sweeping lawns for marquee’s. 

Anam Cara boasts accommodation at the venue with modern facilities, in an unforgettable location with vast grounds to explore and enjoy. Whatever the occasion, Tim and Teresa would love to help you make it perfect. We truly love Anam Cara Gardens and think you and your guests will too.

  • Internal venue seating for 120 guests

  • Full sound system indoor and outside*

  • PA system

  • Big screen TVs

  • Wifi and communications facilities

  • Parking onsite for 60 plus vehicles

  • Huge modern commercial kitchen

  • Tables, chairs and linens

  • Two large break out rooms

  • Bar with wine and beer fridges

  • BBQ facilities | separate covered outdoor gazebo that seats 70

  • Bus turning area



Food is what brings people together


Catering/Event Management - How it works

At Anam Cara Gardens, we provide you with the gorgeous, private and exclusive garden venue to hire (and some pretty awesome inclusions) and then we partner with who we think are the best local and regional caterers, who cover food, staffing and the event management side of your wedding or event. This gives you the flexibility to choose a budget and style of catering that best suits you. Our venue is B.Y.O (bring your own alcohol and drinks), with NO corkage fee’s.

Sunday Cantina Catering

Blue Carrot Caterer

Ruth Pretty Catering

NOSH Catering and Events



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Main House

The main house at Anam Cara Gardens is a luxury residence, offering a large contemporary space, modern facilities, thoughtful decor and finishing, leading AV systems, and all that one may desire for their wedding party.

Offering 4 bedrooms all with ensuite, two of which are master bedrooms, plus the addtion of the annexed apartment, offering two more bedrooms, plus ensuite.

A lift allows people of all ages and fitness to access the light filled upstairs living space.

The kitchen, an entertainers dream with island bench, scullery and modern appliances allow hosts to accomodate their guests in style.

Prices for the house start at $1750 per night for twelve guests (six couples), with a minimuml two night hire. Additional beds/guests $50 per person.

Luxury add-on (Welcome platter and bubbles, breakfast, getting ready platter and a few other nice treats to make your stay more enjoyable) $250 per night.

Annexed Apartment

The annex is accessed via key pad with a separate external access, and boasts contemporary spaces, two bedrooms with built in wardrobes, ensuite, is disability friendly. Kitchenette, lounge and bathroom (dual access from each bedroom). Room set up includes one super king bed that can be split into two singles, one queen bed, with option to add an additional bedroom. There is space for 4 cars to be parked.

The annex kitchenette has microwave, hotplate and tea / coffee making facilities. A ranchslider opens directly onto a lovely deck and the gardens beyond.

Guests are assured of privacy and independence with their stay at the annex.

Annex accommodation only is $400 per night and there is a minimum two night hire. This includes a room clean and turn down service on the night of the wedding, plus welcome platter and bubbles, breakfast, getting ready platter and a few other nice treats to make your stay more enjoyable.


Contact Anam Cara Gardens

With our motivation to be the best you will quickly realise that the decision to have your event with us was the right one. For a free quote or viewing, please contact us.



Anam Cara Gardens

150 Rangiuru Road

Otaki 5512, New Zealand


Anam Cara Gardens





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