Welcome to The Red Barn

With expansive rural views and character to boot, The Red Barn is unrivalled in its uniqueness. Set on a 500-acre parklike property amid the Hinuera Valley, this iconic Waikato wedding venue and private event & function centre provides the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Our in-house catering team has a focus on exquisite cuisine, using local produce, and coupled with first-class service, providing guests a dining experience to be remembered.

A beauty not only seen but felt, we look forward to welcoming you to experience our slice of paradise.

Originally built in the 1860's, The Red Barn was a livery stable where stagecoaches would change horses for their journeys across the greater Waikato.

Functions & Events

The Red Barn is centrally located in the heart of the Waikato.



Taste of Waikato

The Red Barn is a premium five-course degustation dining experience.




  • "We just wanted to send you an email to say a HUGE thank you.

    Firstly we had the most beautiful day and could not recommend the venue more. In a pandemic and planning a wedding, your team made it stress free. The communication was clear with fast replies.

    A huge thank you to the team for being the most amazing staff - so friendly, helpful and kind. Your venue, food and service was amazing. We can’t thank you enough."

    P & G, March 2022

  • "Thank you so much to all The Red Barn staff for making our day so special.

    Everyone had the most amazing time and we loved every minute of it.

    The food and service were outstanding and the day ran so smoothly."

    L & M, January 2022

  • "Thank you for making our day so special.

    We had an incredible dreamy wedding day and we couldn’t have asked for any better place to have it! The Red Barn team were so helpful the entire way through!"

    F & T, March 2022

  • “Thank you for all your help on Saturday. Everyone was amazing and made the whole ceremony and reception so easy. The Red Barn team were fabulous and couldn’t have done a better job.”

    G & B, January 2022

Awarded Venue of the Year

At the 2023 New Zealand Wedding Awards.


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