Weddings - Packages created for individual needs.

All weddings are individually quoted to meet specific needs of the couple.

Ellwood Function Centre welcomes the opportunity to prepare a tailored quote for your wedding requirements.  The versatility of Ellwood Function Centre is one of its many positive aspects; decor and styling ensure each couple has a unique backdrop for their special day.

Each couples circumstances are different; the sky is not always the limit, at Ellwood we embrace the opportunity of achieving a magical day within the guidelines set. 

The Function Co-ordinator works with each couple ensuring that the planning goes smoothly and execution of the day is as stress free as possible.  The Function Co-ordinator is available to do as much of the planning as you require. 

The venue is spacious with great indoor outdoor flow to the terrace and parklike grounds via the large sliding doors.   The Terrace area can be used for Al fresco dining a great option on hot Hawke's Bay evenings.


Ellwood Function Centre does not have an exclusive catering company.  All professional caterers are welcome at Ellwood.  The Function Co-ordinator can assist with the gathering of menus and quotes.

Catering options include:

Seated Dining with Set Menus

Seated Dining Buffet - Menus selections commence at $35 pp and can go as far as your budget will stretch.

Canapes - Continuous finger food throughout the event.

Picnic and Hamper options

All dietary requirements can be catered for.  Caterers must be advised of all needs one week prior to the event.

Bar - Drinks

Ellwood is fully licenced - the bar has a comprehensive range of beverages including light and non alcoholic options.  Average drink price is $6.00 

Wine - Ellwood proudly stocks Hawke's Bay Wines however we are happy to discuss and arrange for individual requirements.

Beer - Tab and Bottles are available; specific requirements can be accommodated.

Non Alcoholic Drinks and options  - Ellwood is available for functions that do not require the serving of alcohol

Ceremony Options

The Secret Garden, located 5 mins from Ellwood Function Centre is stunning and can be included in your wedding package for the ceremony and daytime picnic style weddings.

Decor and styling for the ceremonies can be included. 

Refreshments pre and post ceremony arranged for your needs. 

Ellwood Function Centre can be used for both ceremony and reception depending on the size of your guest list.


As the grounds of Ellwood Function Centre are sizable there is the option of having a marquee on the grounds to use for either the ceremony or the reception or in fact both.


Ellwood is a child friendly environment with spacious grounds for many activities. The Function Co-ordinator will assist in the organisation of games and amusements for children. Bouncy Castles welcome.  Child care and baby sitting options available.

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All enquiries welcomed.  Ellwood Function Centre - seeing is believing - make an appointment now to view and discuss how Ellwood Function Centre will provide you the magical day of your dreams.