Bushmere Arms is an enchanting setting for your very special wedding day. The Conservatory looks splendid with sunlight filtering through the stained glass dome and the gardens are always gorgeous, particularly if yours is a summer wedding.

Your ceremony can be held in the garden under the gentle shade of mature trees, with roses swaying in the breeze and the sound of the waterfall tinkling in the background. Your guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine in a spectacular setting. As the sun goes down the gardens are subtly lit to provide an even more romantic backdrop.

When you choose Bushmere Arms for your wedding day, you will have exclusive use of the entire facility, ensuring an intimate day.

We understand the stresses you encounter organising such a special day. We have the experience to reassure you that with our small professional team we can ensure all you’ve dreamed will become reality.

To fully describe the special ambience of Bushmere Arms would be impossible, so we invite you to visit us to feel it for yourself, and to discuss your wedding dreams with us.

Please email us if you would like further information about weddings at Bushmere Arms, or talk to us on 06 862 5820.


Some further information about having your wedding at Bushmere Arms:

Bushmere Arms is Gisborne’s premier wedding venue.  With over an acre of incredible gardens, Bushmere Arms is the perfect location to host your wedding. Only ten minutes’ drive from central Gisborne and located amongst the beautiful and picturesque Poverty Bay flats, Bushmere Arms is an incredible place to host your closest family and friends on the most special day of your life.

Bushmere Arms can host from 1 -200 people comfortably in their conservatory and gardens.

Below is an example of all the elements included in a Bushmere Arms wedding. A basic indicativve quote can be emailed to you on request, and a firm quote provided on provision of more detail as we are happy to meet whatever your needs may be.

Weddings at Bushmere Arms:

The final per head cost is dependant on final menu composition, but this per head cost always includes:


Exclusive use of the venue for the day which includes:

-          Cutlery

-          Crockery

-          Glassware

-          Salt & Pepper

-          Round tables

-          Seating

-          Linen

-          Budvase centrepiece

-          Set-up and break-down of venue requirements

-          In-house music system for background music

-          AV system for speeches

-          Small table and lectern for ceremony


-          Hors d’oeuvres on arrival (4-5 per head)

-          Main (buffet or plated; two guest choices)

-          Dessert (plated; three guest choices)

-          Tap water in carafe’s on tables

-          Tea/coffee station for rest of evening


 The quote will not include the following:

-          Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (will be charged on consumption)

-          Seating for the ceremony

-          Dancefloor ($300.00)

-          Music sound system for bands/DJ/ipod music for dance floor

-          Supplementary lighting to what already exists in the venue

-          Marquee or gazebo hire for inclement weather issues

Generally the ceremony is held in the Bushmere Arms Garden where we have a variety of gorgeous settings available for you to choose from. In the case of inclement weather, we can hold the ceremony inside the venue or organise a gazebo or small marquee to host your guests.

The conservatory is an incredible setting for dining and speeches as the light filters through the stained glass roof, or if you prefer a cocktail style evening without seating we can accommodate this as well.

We grow all of our own vegetables that are used in the menu and so try to have a seasonal menu where possible. We can accommodate any dietary requirements you may have with two days’ notice.

We can order in wines on your request or recommend them to you and have them available for you. The bar can be run with a tab or as a cash bar to suit your guest needs. Often our couples offer spirits as a cash bar to their guests later in the evening.

You are welcome to come and dress the tables on the morning of the wedding.

We do not have a time you need to be cleared of the venue, and your guests are most welcome to leave items or their vehicles at their own risk at the venue and pick them up the following day.


We hope what Bushmere Arms can offer you meets your expectations for a perfect wedding venue. We know we can make your wedding a spectacular day and would love to make your wedding all that your dreamed it to be.  Please get in touch with Robin today for a no obligation chat about holding your wedding day at Bushmere Arms.

Robin Pierson

Ph 06 862 5820