Lets Say I Do

Tucked away behind the Manawatu Gorge in native bush you will find The Bridge Cafe. A rare find and the perfect backdrop for your “I do’s”.

Originally built as a homestead, our space has flexibility to accommodate both your ceremony and reception with dancing under the stars to follow plus, as an added bonus, we have some pretty special photo locations surrounding us.

Our menus are tailored to your individual needs and we work with only the freshest, locally sourced cuisine. We even have an outdoor pizza oven if this takes your fancy.

We invite you to join us for a little tour and a chat about how we can play host to your special day.


What you get when hiring the Bridge Cafe

  • Exclusive use of The Bridge Cafe property including the cafe and gardens, the stables, the pizza oven (either for your catering or as an outdoor fire feature), and the surrounding gardens and tracks.
  • On the day dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Surrounding farmland and river tracks for wedding photographs
  • Parking for up to 60 cars
  • 10 vintage tables and 40 chairs (all different sizes)
  • 50 vintage school ceremony chairs
  • Bathroom facilities fully equipped and stocked
  • Full cleaning of the venue and gardens including rubbish and bottle removal
  • Wedding rehearsal; with time agreed by both parties
  • Fun details including our giant jenga set and personalised blackboard signage
  • Use of our existing glassware & crockery
  • Power for your musicians
  • Complimentary instant tea & coffee after dinner
  • 20 hour hire; the hire is from midday on the wedding day till 8am the following day

To find out more about what we can offer please complete the form below and we'll be in touch.

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 Summer Weekend - $4,500

 Summer Weekday - $3,000

 Winter Weekend - $3,800

 Winter Weekday - $950

 Public Holiday - $6,500

 Ceremony - $1,800


Summer: 1 Oct – 30 Apr Winter: 1 May – 30 Sept
Weekend: Friday – Sunday Weekday: Monday – Thursday
Ceremony: Monday – Sunday, 3pm – 6pm, with or without drinks and canapes
Note: 25 Dec – 4 Jan are excempt from this pricing structure