Explore Weddings


Congratulations on your engagement...now it’s time to get your closest friends and family together for a wedding like no other!


Weddings on the Water

Celebrate your special day on board our 29 metre cruise vessel & floating venue – Peretū. Based in Auckland, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces split over three levels, Peretū offers a unique venue option for you to host your ceremony, reception or pre/post-wedding day celebration.  

  • Ceremony:  Our roof deck can accommodate up to 30 people (seated) or 50 people (standing) for an intimate ceremony on board

  • Reception: With capacity for up to 150 people (cocktail-style) or up to 60 for a seated dinner on the dining deck, we can provide a range of catering options to suit your requirements

  • AV: Our integrated AV system includes a wireless microphone and the ability to play music throughout the vessel from a playlist on a phone. Alternatively, you can bring a DJ | Musician | Band on board

Find out more about our vessel Peretū

Island Weddings at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island

Experience the romance and dramatic backdrop of a destination wedding in the Bay of Islands. Just a short ferry ride away, Otehei Bay provides a spectacular setting to say 'I Do'. Whether you are looking for an intimate clifftop vow ceremony or a relaxed family affair to share with your loved ones, we can help you plan your dream wedding.

  • Ceremony:  A variety of Instagram worthy backdrops from lush greenery or native bush and birdsong, dramatic cliff tops with endless ocean views to peaceful private beachscapes

  • Reception: Indoor and outdoor spaces available with capacity for up to 100 guests for a banquet style or up to 200 for a cocktail function, and a fully licensed restaurant and bar on site

  • Transport: Getting to Otehei Bay is easy with regular sailings available on the Explore ferry. On board guests will experience superior comfort, stunning scenery and a fully licensed bar on their journey across to Urupukapuka Island

Find out more about Otehei Bay Weddings

For more details, bookings and tailored pricing options for your special day please contact us at events@exploregroup.co.nz