Located in the beautiful Waikato countryside just minutes north of Hamilton

Escape the city and make your event memorable in an exceptionally unique setting. Our venues embody the spirit of tea: calming, reflective and invigorating for body and soul.

Zealong Tea Estate is a contemporary venue in an idyllic natural setting. Our packages provide everything you need for a successful day of out-of-office meetings, workshops, and team building activities. 

In stark contrast to the hassles of city venues – Zealong Tea Estate is easily accessible and centrally located in the North Island’s “golden triangle”.

Event attendees will arrive to a stunning purpose-built facility at New Zealand’s only tea estate. With ample on-site parking and guest services second to none.

Multiple function spaces with a variety of configurations

A sleek and modern purpose-built venue facility nestled in Zealong’s rolling hectares of tea fields provides a remarkably unique setting for a wide range of events.

Three flexible function spaces offer a variety of room configurations suitable for almost any type of event whether it be a wedding, conference, dinner or party. Zealong’s event catering offers a flexible menu selection that will take your guests on a culinary adventure whether it be canapés, buffet or a full banquet.



The Zealong Tea Room could be the perfect space for your celebration, for more details, enquire within:

Enquire about our private Guesthouse accommodation on-site

The Zealong Guesthouse offers 8 beautifully appointed rooms with all the comforts and luxuries you might expect in a private retreat style getaway. Paired together with a venue for a wedding or corporate function, it makes for an experience that is truly memorable and convenient.

Event Reviews

"Zealong is the perfect place for a wedding or function! 5 stars is not enough to give the team at Zealong. We had a small family wedding here recently and from the very first interaction, their service was impeccable. Malin and her events team are fantastic, they went above and beyond for us. Our wedding day was perfect, we wouldn’t have changed a thing. The catering options were incredible! We were treated like royalty throughout every step of the planning process. Highly recommend Zealong and we’ll back to explore all the other offerings of this fantastic location and the team. Thank you again Malin and the team, you all are so amazing."

Wedding, 45 people

"you and your staff were so great. From the pavilion to the vista, they were always so positive and happy, easy going and it really kept my spirits up! No one was grumpy or annoyed, even as the night went on, and I feel like that made such a huge difference. We have been to weddings before where the staff were grumpy and it did impact the vibe, so thank you soo much for that. I honestly can’t think of any constructive feedback, maybe still in the honey moon phase 😂 but if we think of anything we will definitely let you know! It ran so seamlessly and nothing needed to be mentioned on the night which is a real testament to you guys."

Wedding, 150 people

"thank you’ for helping us host a successful event. I appreciate your support, access, and smiling face. You were great to work with and I am hopeful we can work together again in the future."

Seminar, 150pax

"I want to extend my deepest gratitude to you and your outstanding team for the exceptional work last evening. The venue was not only ideal for our event but also enhanced the entire experience with its impeccable setup. The food was a highlight, brilliantly executed and presented with a level of professionalism and attention to detail that was truly commendable. Your team's efforts in ensuring everything ran smoothly did not go unnoticed and contributed significantly to the success of our event. Thank you once again for your dedication and excellent service."

Christmas Award dinner, 30 people


"I wanted to tell you in person that you were incredible on Friday! Our President, Rob, thought the food was delicious and also wished to express his gratitude for all of your hard work and of course your wonderful team. I am extremely thankful we had you."

Large conference, 80 people

"I can’t speak more highly of the hospitality you and your team provided for our event. All the details were covered and the food and tea were received very positively! It was a blessing to spend our day on such a beautiful property, and Shayla was incredible in support and her timing was fantastic."


"We truly had an incredible time at the venue! The atmosphere was vibrant, the staff was remarkably friendly and attentive, and the food was outstanding. I want to express my appreciation for making our communication journey so seamless, from our first email exchange to the venue tour on the day of the event. P.S : The tea tasted incredibly flavorful. I shared it with some of my friends and family members. I'll definitely have to buy more next time I visit, haha. We're looking forward to the possibility of hosting more events at your venue in the future!"

Small conference, 35 people

"So my wife and I got married at the Zealong Tea Gardens in July and we felt like the location couldn't have been more perfect. Every time we got out of a meeting discussing our wedding, we always felt at peace and very comfortable with our decision. The onsite accommodation- There are 8 bedrooms, 2 Kitchens and multiple bathrooms, all with ample parking within an easy walk or a a 30 second drive to both the ceremony and reception areas meant we didn't have to stress about getting to and from places, which allowed us to really relax and enjoy ourselves. We had a vision of bringing 2 families and groups of friends together and it nailed this. It was nice having the day after the wedding to relax and continue to celebrate and have a quite day for my wife's birthday.

Every part of the venue was stunning - All of the photos look incredible - The food was absolutely amazing and 2 months later we are still raving about the NZ cheese board and the 12 hour slow cooked lamb - mmm so good!! The staff were exceptional!! In particular our event co-ordinator, Malin, was a great communicator and with an eye for detail and a warm and caring nature. Even when meetings ran over time and we had to wait, this was not a bad thing. My wife loved that it gave us an opportunity to sample the exceptional free teas and talk to the friendly staff. To the team at the Zealong, Thank you so much!!"

Wedding, 100 people

"Our heartfelt thanks to you and all the Zealong staff who played a part in our wedding on Saturday. You guys were a class act - please pass our thanks on to all involved. The whole day was absolutely perfect, we are so happy and still buzzing!! We’ve had some incredible feedback from our guests about the amazing venue, all very very impressed! We will be sure to recommend you!"


"Thank you so much for making Megan's 21st birthday so special. It was a fantastic day, you and your team were so friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, and everything ran like clockwork. You were also very accomodating to our special requests and The Photo Booth team. So all in all, it was a 10 out of 10. Thanks and much appreciated"

Birthday event

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