Nestled discreetly in Invercargill, Hawthorne Gardens’ beautiful vistas and spaces will charm you and your guests.

Our lovely gardens give you plenty of choice about the kind of feeling you want to create for your garden wedding.

Set in a generous five acres, Hawthorne Gardens’ delightfully picturesque garden ‘rooms’ provide the perfect ambience for your garden wedding celebration or special event. They are what make Hawthorne Gardens that extra special outdoor venue.

Magnificent wooded areas, gentle open spaces, a unique ‘umbrella’ garden, a beautiful formal rose garden, quiet seating areas, secret pathways and a tranquil duck pond with a water wheel, jetty and bridge, all are intimate spaces for a romantic ceremony and celebration.

The garden is also home to a number of native birds including tui and bellbirds.

Should the weather be unkind, there’s a purpose-built indoor space complete with kitchen and bar facilities that cater for up to 150 guests and seating space for up 110 guests. There’s ample parking areas for the bridal party and guests and easy access to the gardens from these facilities.

Hawthorne Gardens is wheelchair friendly.

Making your day extra special!

We’ve hosted weddings at Hawthorne Gardens since 1995.

As your friendly hosts, we’ll do everything possible to make your day extra special, including helping you add those personal touches you really want, that will make the day truly and uniquely yours.

For more information about the packages we offer and how we can work with you to make your day even more wonderful, please get in touch. Our packages include an accommodation option for the bridal party.

Other events

If you’re planning any kind of celebration and looking for a great outdoor venue, please get in touch. We often host events such as:

  • Birthday celebrations
  • Work functions
  • Christmas parties
  • Children’s events

Brilliant wedding venue and friendly, helpful hosts. We had a fabulous day!


Your venue is just stunning! We had so many comments on how beautiful your gardens are and this is just a tribute to all the work you do. Your venue provided so many great photo locations and really showed your artistic sense and landscaping skills.

Brad & Esther

The gardens you have created are a credit to you both. Your hospitality, humour and attention to detail added to everyone having a wonderful time.

Debbie & Chris