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The Olive Tree Cottage

The Perfect Wedding Needs The Perfect Wedding Package

 

The Olive Tree Cottage is an amazing local Tauranga wedding venue that provide stunning wedding packages for your perfect day.

Wedding Packages


 

All of our wedding packages start with the basic venue hire. After deciding the date of your special day you can start looking at our wedding package add-ons to make your wedding day that much more special and easier for you.

Prices


The Price rate of our venue is judged off the time of year you wish to book. View venue availability.

Time Guides

3.00: guests arrive
3.30: ceremony
4.15 – 6.15: photos
6.30: dinner
7.30: speeches
8.15: dessert
8.45: dancing

November – March

Monday – Thursday: $4,800
Friday: $5,850
Saturday: $6,250

October & April

Monday – Saturday: $5,200

May – September

Monday – Saturday: $4,000

All venue prices include:

  • Set-up team for ceremony and reception.
  • All consultation appointments with one of our helpful, experienced wedding planners.
  • Friendly, approachable, caring staff who will go the extra mile.
  • Bartenders, wait staff, manager, on-site chefs, full cleaning and pack up free.
  • Access from 8am on the day of the wedding (4pm day prior provided no wedding is taking place).
  • All crockery, cutlery, glassware, vases and tea-light candle holders.
  • One and a half hour ceremony rehearsal at your convenience (booking essential).
  • Cleaning fee, waitresses, bartenders and duty manager.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, including a range of herbal teas.
  • Filtered water carafes for reception tables.
  • Complimentary bridal party nibbles when ordering finger food for guests.

Brunch Wedding


 

Brunch weddings are becoming more and more popular.  Like with our full day options about you can also add any of our wedding package add-ons to make your wedding day that much more special and easier for you.

Prices


The Price rate of our venue is for the use of olive tree cottage from 8am – 5pm on the selected day. View venue availability.

Venue Hire

Sunday Only (9am – 5pm): $3,500

Menu

Per Head: $45

Menu Options:

  • Gourmet toasted grain breads and croissants

  • Mini eggs benedict: honey cured bacon, poached egg and cottage hollandaise on toasted muffin split 

  • Garlic and herb crunchy agria potato chunks

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Honey cured bacon, creamy scrambled eggs and grilled vine tomato platters

  • Cottage lemon pancakes, blueberry coulis and whipped cream

  • Seasonal fruit platters

*Some options are seasonal and are subject to change.

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Add-Ons


You can add any of our wedding add-ons to your venue hire package. if you have any questions.

Canapés

(Finger food platters)


Please let us know if you have dietary need as we can make adjustments to these menus to suit.

Per Platter: $130

*1 platter serves 12 people.

Menu Options (select 5):

  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and caper

    blinis.

  • Smoked marlin and lemon mayo crostini.

  • Avocado and tomato salsa crostini with balsamic glaze.

  • Beetroot chutney, blue cheese and honey pecan crumble tart.

  • Lemon and garlic prawns on corn fritter with smashed avocado and homemade lemon mayo.

  • Rare beef, rocket crostini with horseradish créme.

  • Pea, mint and feta fritter with créme fraîche and roasted cherry tomato.

  • Smoked salmon whip with lemon mayo and caper filo.

  • Mussel fritters with avocado mash and salmon caviar.

  • Caramelised onion and goats cheese tarts with balsamic glaze.

  • Kúmara, coriander fritters with tomato and chilli salsa.

  • Roast pear, and blue cheese mousse with a honey walnut crumble.

  • Fresh snapper ceviche with tomato, caper and citrus tart.

  • Homemade pâtè with plum jus in a savoury choux pastry.

  • Beef, blue cheese and red onion marmalade mini tartlet.

  • Home made sushi selection

  • Chicken and leek mini pies.

  • Field mushroom and stilton tarts.

  • Spinach, garlic, feta and semi-dried tomato filo.

  • Beef/apple and herb mini pastry roll.

*Some options are seasonal and are subject to change.

Rolling Canapés & Grazing Boards


For a more relaxed wedding option.  Please let us know if you have dietary need as we can make adjustments to these menus to suit.

Per Head: $62
Choose 8 options from our canapés menu and our large rustic grazing board menu

Grazing Board Options:

  • Selection of cold meats (honey cured champagne ham off the bone)
  • Tender Scotch fillet.
  • Organic pork roast with apple chutney.
  • Homemade dips/chutneys, gourmet cheese, olives, grapes, homemade garlic and herb crostini, freshly baked breads and pickled vegetables.

*Some options are seasonal and are subject to change.

Cheese Boards


Please let us know if you have dietary need as we can make adjustments to these menus to suit.

Cheese Boards: $150
A selection of fine Kapiti cheeses, homemade dips, fruit pastes, fruit jellies, seasonal fruit and a selection of crackers.

Alternate Drop Menu


Our alternate drop menu allows you to choose a wide range of different entrées, mains, and deserts. Some options are seasonal so please talk to us about what we currently have available. Please let us know if you have dietary need as we can make adjustments to these menus to suit.

Per Head: $85

2 Choice entrée/ main with tri-plate dessert.($75 if you are using your wedding cake as dessert.)

Per Head: $95

3 Choice entrée/ main with tri plate dessert.($85 if you are using your wedding cake as dessert.)

Entée Options :

  • BBQ tender chicken skewers with a Kikorangi blue cheese and pear relish tartlet.

  • Manuka honey smoked salmon sushi with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy.

  • Tender lamb cutlets on a pear, walnut and stilton salad with quince jelly.

  • Mediterranean vegetable filo parcels with fresh tomato and avocado salsa and glazed balsamic.

  • Classic caesar salad with garlic and herb crostini.

  • Smoked salmon skewers on a micro green salad with lemon pesto and balsamic roasted vine tomatoes.

  • Thai garlic and lime infused prawns served with a selection of dipping sauces.

  • Grilled field mushrooms topped with blue cheese on a micro greens salad with fresh peach chutney.

Main Options:

  • Slow roasted tender lamb shank on a kúmara puree with broccolini drizzled with a rosemary and apricot reduction.

  • Tender eye fillet served medium rare on a potato and herb gratin, seasonal greens and rich red wine jus.

  • Macadamia nut-crusted fish on a lemon pepper and herb couscous with fresh mango, coriander and red pepper salsa.

  • Semi-dried tomato, spinach and feta stuffed organic chicken wrapped in prosciutto on a rocket and fresh herb salad with balsamic roasted baby tomatoes.

  • Tender lamb cutlets served on a minted pea puree with blackcurrant and onion marmalade.

  • Honey and rosemary crispy pork belly, sautéed bok choy alongside red wine and balsamic roasted pear.

Tri-plate Dessert Option:

  • Dessert buffet served alongside your wedding cake with berry coulis, cream and yoghurt.

Dessert Options (select 3):

  • Baileys cheesecake with a dark Tim Tam crumble and zabaione drizzle.
  • Decadent chocolate mousse.
  • Lemon meringue tarts with fresh raspberry coulis.
  • Rolled pavlova with fresh seasonal fruit and whipped cream.
  • Dark chocolate and raspberry brownie spikes.
  • Or a selection of fine Kapiti cheeses (camembert/brie/Kikorangi/port wine cheddar) served with fresh seasonal fruit, pear and quince jellies, garlic and herb crostini accompanied by tea and coffee

*Some options are seasonal and are subject to change.

Dusk Weddings


Additional: $850 (only avail May-Sept)

Nothing emulates romance and ambience as much as the glow of a candlelit aisle, old french doors, rustic barrels and beautiful foliage with copper rice lights.

Looking out over the cottage grounds with fairy-lit trees, this is such a gorgeous option for your dream wedding. Perfect for those winter months. May – September, with plenty of heating/weather proof marque and snuggly throws.

Beverages


We have a great list of beverages in our cottage bar. Below are the our price list. We only allow BYO wine

Wine

BYO Corkage (per bottle): $10
Wine: $38 – $60

Beer

Steinlager, Heineken, Amstel, Corona, Lion Red, Speights, Tui, Waikato: $7.00 per bottle
Craft Beer (Fitzpatricks Brewing Co.): $8.50 per glass

*A tab system must be in place for these options and two weeks prior notice must be given.

Tastings are available Fridays 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

Spirts

Per Glass: $8.50 (double)

Non-Alcoholic

We have a range of favours for our non-alcoholic punch option.
Per Glass: $4
Per Carafe: $15
Per Glass Canisters: $65

Flavours

  • Tahitian lime and lemonade
  • Black raspberry
  • Lime and soda
  • Orange juice

A large range of soft drinks also available at $4.00 per glass.

Buffet


Our buffet selection allows you to choose a wide range of options from our salad, hot vegetables, carvery, & desserts. We also encourage our guests to use their wedding cake as the dessert as this takes $10 a head off the price. Please let us know if you have dietary need as we can make adjustments to these menus to suit.

Wedding Cake Provided

Per Head: $57.50

We serve your wedding cake with fresh berry coulis and whipped cream.

*add $7.50 per head for an extra meat option

Without Wedding Cake

Per Head: $67.50

Salad Options (select 3):

  • Smokey Chorizo, roasted pumpkin and prawn Israli couscous.
  • Leaf Salad with vine tomatoes, fresh herbs and tamarillo vinaigrette.
  • Cottage nutty slaw with creamy dressing.
  • Classic caesar with crispy bacon, herbed dark rye crostini and homemade garlic aioli dressing.
  • Mango, avocado and mint salad with ginger sesame dressing.
  • Raw broccoli, cranberry and pine nut salad with creamy lemon and apple cider dressing.
  • Roasted pear, pecan and blue cheese salad with balsamic creme.
  • Crunchy roasted potato salad with baby spinach and feta in a garlic and herb aioli.
  • Italian tomato penne pasta with balsamic roasted capsicum, fresh herbs and kalamata.

Hot Vegetables Options (select 2):

  • Indian hassleback potatoes with zesty lemon and herbs.
  • Grilled mediterranean vegetable stack with rocket pesto and olive oil.
  • Smashed whole baked potatoes with garlic and herb butter.
  • Grilled feild mushrooms topped with blue cheese and cracked pepper.
  • Seasonal stir fried vegetables with butter and garlic drizzle.
  • Roasted vegetable selection.
  • Roasted root vegetable gratin with creamy gruyere cheese.

Carvery Options (select 2):

  • Seared spicy cajun chicken with tzatziki.
  • Dukkah crusted chicken with red pepper and tomato compote.
  • Tender chicken thighs, stuffed with mozzarella, fresh sage leaves, lemon or red onion marmalade and feta wrapped in prosciutto.
  • Peri Peri chicken skewers with tahini and avocado dip.
  • Sticky balsamic roasted chicken with caramelised dijon mustard and fresh herbs.
  • Grilled garlic infused beef fillet with smoked balsamic jelly.
  • Classic lamb roast with chimichurri.
  • Harissa rubbed lamb roast with tzatziki.
  • Pomegranate and cherry glazed champagne ham with mustard and chutneys.
  • Rolled free farmed pork with fresh herb and pistachio nut stuffing and salsa verde.
  • Balsamic glazed pork with roasted pear chutney.

Additional meat options available at an extra cost of $5 per head

  • Garlic and rosemary studded while roasted scotch fillet with our cottage country and herb jus
  • Slow roasted bourbon short ribs resting on creamy parsnip and honey puree drizzled in bbq and bourbon jus

Dessert Options (select 3):

  • Dessert buffet served alongside your wedding cake with berry coulis, cream and yoghurt.
  • Baileys cheesecake with a dark Tim Tam crumble and zabaione drizzle.
  • Decadent chocolate mousse.
  • Lemon meringue tarts with fresh raspberry coulis.
  • Rolled pavlova with fresh seasonal fruit and whipped cream, dark chocolate and raspberry brownie spikes.

*Some options are seasonal and are subject to change.

Contact Us Today

Avoid disappointment, talk to us today about your special day.