You could be forgiven for believing the skies are always cloudless and it’s forever a sunny summer day on Waiheke Island. It’s true there is a microclimate on this small slice of paradise which generally keep us in our t-shirts while those ‘overseas’ in Auckland throw on an extra layer but rest assured the island is not immune to the all seasons in one day.

Weddings and events on Waiheke Island usually make the most of the golden sands of one the many beautiful beaches or venues with heavenly views, but it is wise to have a plan in case the weather is, well, not ideal.  Don’t forget that too much sun can be just as uncomfortable as a rain shower, particularly if your guests are more formally dressed (which on Waiheke is anything more than shorts and a t-shirt).

Intimate chapel at Bach Winery.

Intimate chapel at Bach Winery.

And planning for all weather should also be the order of the day for any of the stunning vineyard, private home or restaurant venues on the island.  Booking a flexible wedding marquee will take away the worries about the weather so you can focus on the rest of the details for your dream day.   Tents from Waiheke Event Hire can be easily adapted by lowering or lifting different sides to protect from unwelcome wind or, if the weather is balmy and perfect, create a wider, more open space.

The joy of a microclimate can also be a curse and it often feels as though the weather that arrives on Waiheke Island bears no resemblance to the forecast from Met Service. In these cases, local knowledge and know-how is an invaluable free addition to the services we offer!  We’ll always discuss the weather possiblities with  you and be prepared to change plans to ensure your event is not dampened by the forces of nature.  (Fine print:  there’s not a helluva lot we, or anyone else, can do about severe gales or once-in-a-decade storms).

Marquee beach wedding. Image courtesy Shine Studios

Marquee beach wedding. Image courtesy Shine Studios

We can’t control the weather on your Waiheke wedding day, but we can ensure you and your guests are as comfortable as possible, no matter where you choose to get married.