Wedding venue – Hurakia Lodge
We are so excited to have booked this luxurious secluded venue on Rakino Island for our special day. Hurakia Lodge has it’s own private jetty, so we will be scheduling our very own ferry charter to get you all there and back safely. The villa boasts spectacular 360 degree sea views of the Hauraki Gulf and it’s tranquil surroundings.
There is no road access to Hurakia ensuring complete privacy and exclusive hire of the venue on our wedding day.
Please dress appropriately for the time of year especially if the ceremony is outside because it will be hot, please wear light comfortable clothing and Ladies – we advise that you wear wedges or sandals rather than stilettos, due to the informal nature of the wedding and practicality wise, be aware your journey to the lodge starts with a big but beautiful hill with spectacular views! Apply suncream and bring a hat and sunglasses. We will provide water and will have some suncream and parasols available.
In the unfortunate event of bad weather, we would recommend bring an umbrella, although the venue is mostly covered/sheltered the walk to and from Hurakia Lodge is not.
We will do our very best to cater to any dietary needs you have, so if you’re gluten intolerant, vegetarian or allergic to seafood etc please let us know when you RSVP or via email and we will ensure your needs are met.
Island rules – Rakino island is a jewel of the Huraki Gulf, we have had strict rules by the owner of the lodge that this is a no smoking venue, we do ask that you refrain from smoking for one day, bring your e-cigarettes and if you are desperate we will set up a small area for those that need to have a cigarette, no smoking inside and please ensure you extinguish butts in an ashtray/sandpits which will be provided, flicking cigarette butts into the grass is a total NO NO. Rakino Island does not have a fire brigade so in the summer there is a total fire ban.
We can’t wait to share this incredible place with you.