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Corban Estate Arts Centre has gained a real reputation as a wedding venue, partly because of the many different options and varieties that the estate offers—from the old world charm of Old St Michaels Church, to the unique character of the Barrel Store, we've got plenty of options for small and medium-sized weddings.
Old St Michael’s Church is a very charming setting for a smaller ceremony. Some people use the church for a ceremony and then put up their own marquee outside for their reception or they have their ceremony outside too and just use the church for a breakout space, a rain option and the bathroom and kitchen facilities. If wanting to use the grounds outside we require you to hire the church for the duration from when you begin setting up til everything is cleaned, packed down and taken away from wherever you begin first and finish last (church or grounds). The Church seats 50 people.
Opanuku is a lovely space for a medium sized wedding reception. There is ample scope for decoration and it has our best functional kitchen. The large frosted glass sliding doors can be open to create a feeling of more space and connection with the kitchen servery or closed to make the space more private.
The Barrel Store (pictured below) is popular for a more alternative styled wedding. It could seat up to 80 people banquet style in the room or more for a stand up cocktail style wedding reception. The Barrel Store comes as it is, has no running water or kitchen facilities. Keys can be given to the Opanuku Toilets nearby so basically everything has to be brought in for this space but it is truly awesome. It doesn’t have much natural light, just what comes through the large old sliding barn doors but can be lit to look fantastic.
This venue has been used for smaller wedding receptions. There is a possibility to also use the large veranda outside it. There are offices which adjoin this veranda so booking a reception to take place on the veranda is date dependant. Up to 8 smaller round tables could be placed on the veranda and the space inside seats up to 30 or standing room 60.