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About Us - History

Locally known for it's great gardens, the Pukatea Estate grounds have always attracted visitors. Built in 1911, Pukatea Farm is a 249 hectare working farm owned and run by the Blairs.

Dianne & Gavin began to offer their piece of rural heaven to friends as a venue for functions and it was soon discovered through word of mouth that Pukatea offered a peaceful and serene location for private functions and weddings.

In 2004, Dianne & Gavin Blair relocated the 115 year old historic chapel from Rata near Hunterville, as a purpose-built wedding venue and soon thereafter Pukatea began hosting weddings.

Hunter's Whare
A freshly rennovated bed & breakfast unit that accomodates 2. Recently completed, this unit offers a warm an cosy setting for an intimate and romantic stay.
Honeymoon Suite - Hunter's Whare

About Your Hosts

"It's an absolute pleasure to see couples and their familys enjoying themselves and entertaining their guests. To have played a supporting role in someone's special day is very rewarding. Long may it continue."

Meet with us to discuss your needs. We'll make sure your event goes smoothly and are always ready with a list of wedding vendors to assist in sourcing the special touches for your wedding or function.

Click here find wedding vendors. Florists & Decorations, Music & DJ, Bar & Catering etc.