Your rural, intimate country venue
Peaceful. Beautiful. Atmosphere. All in one place.
Nestled among the green pastures of North Waikato’s rolling country side is Plum Meadows. A long-standing gem where you can enjoy your occasion in the beautiful country garden, fruit orchard and characterful barn.
It’s your day.
Let it unfold your way.
Enjoy an intimate wedding day at Plum Meadows, a wedding venue in the country, full of atmosphere and character. Close to Te Kauwhata.
The freedom to create your own day – without restrictions of suppliers that often come with wedding venues – ensures your day is all about you!
No restrictions, it’s your day
Use our talented suppliers or choose your own. You can even bring your own food or drinks. The choice is yours.
Peace of mind with an indoor wedding venue
Carter’s Barn ensures a wedding in style if the weather isn’t on your side.
Be with us for the entire day, ceremony or reception only. Or just use our beautiful gardens for your photo shoot.
Close to Hamilton and Auckland
Our unique wedding venue is close to Hamilton and Auckland. Based in North Waikato, Te Kauwhata, we are one hour south of Auckland and 45 minutes north of Hamilton.
DESTINATION GARDEN IN NORTH WAIKATO
Explore our garden of surprises
For many years Plum Meadows has been a popular garden tour destination in North Waikato. During a peaceful stroll your eyes will meet so much variety: between various old trees and shrubs, with flower beds and tree-lined walkways and orchard.
In addition to garden tours we offer preserving workshops and tastings.
See and enjoy during your garden tour
Remnant tree plantings dating from the early 1900’s
13 hectare stone fruit orchard
‘Olde world with a twist’
Hidden gems such as a 80 year old crab apple tree and a restored 1880’s barn
Home made, picnic style morning tea and lunch
Traditional preserves: tastings and workshops
Homemade picnic lunch available!
Functions, celebrations and meetings
the uLTIMATE SETTING FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS AND PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS
Our place has also proven to be a perfect venue for a productive business meeting with Carter’s Barn as your private meeting room.
Discover our spaces
for your occasion
hire one or more spaces, or reserve the whole venue
The newly restored 1880’s Carter’s Barn comfortably accommodates:
- 80 to 90 guests for a seated dinner or
- 120 guests for a cocktail style event.
A shaded lawn area provides a casual space for canapés and drinks.
Court yard and picnic areas
For smaller occasions enjoy our courtyard or picnic areas.
The beautiful fruit orchard is your view or provides a backdrop for photography.
Use one of our talented caterers or bring your own.
WITH FRUITS FROM OUR ORCHARD
Old style home made goodness
Alongside the venue we have a large orchard with plums, peaches and peacharines. We prepare old style, tasty preserves for you to taste and take home.
Available for tastings – contact for a booking
Book a tasting as part of your garden tours
Group preserving workshops available
Preserves are for sale during group visits
Seasonal fruits and vegetables add variety to our preserves
Book a workshop or a tasting
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