Welcome to Black Walnut, one of New Zealand's leading wedding venues based in Tauranga


Our Wedding venue is set on acres of land in the beautiful Bay Of Plenty. Set amongst towering Black Walnut trees, mature gardens, & woodlands we have created a stunning Wedding venue that offers you a variety of settings & scenery.

Facilities at Black Walnut Venue

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The Barn


The Bar


The Glasshouse


The Grounds

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We love simple and modern too, with a little touch of unexpected wild thrown in. #wildflowerflorist #taurangaflorist #blackwalnutvenue #greenandwhiteweddings #receptiontables #nzweddings #eucalyptuswedding ...

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Coco Chanel said simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance - and looking at this tablescape from Jamie + Jared’s wedding at blackwalnutvenue I couldn’t agree more! All the colours and textures came together perfectly for a modern, mininmal, and elegant setting👌 Do you agree? Also, can we talk about how much I love those ghost chairs?!? 😍 ...

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Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m really loving these cold rainy days and pretending it’s Autumn instead of Spring!
After 8 years of living in the Southern Hemisphere, I still can’t say October without immediately thinking of crunchy fall leaves, cosy sweaters, hot spiced apple cider, pumpkin pie, jack-o-lanterns, and scary movie marathons.
While the trees might be blossoming thanks to spring showers and the days steadily grow longer and a little warmer, my heart still says October’s are for the lovers of autumn. Anyone else a big fan of the fall season?! It’s hard work feeling Halloween festive in the middle of Spring y’all!
I think it’s safe to say I’m still obsessing over this colour palette from Jamie & Jared’s autumnal wedding back in April 🙌 Forever a fan of those deep rich fall colours. The gorgeous linen bridesmaids dresses (and the guys custom ties) were lovingly handcrafted by the maid of honour’s talented sister! So many heartfelt personal touches and the sweetest people made for a truly magical day!

I’m a such a fan of autumn weddings! Ok, now I’m curious!! Which season would be your top pick for a wedding?! Tell me in the comments below!
While it continues to rain, I’ll be over here indulging my imagination and binge watching all the Halloween movies on Netflix! 🎃

Dress | whitesilkbridalcouture
Bridesmaid Dresses| thegriv__
Florals | ourflowersflorist
Makeup | aleksandrahorton_mukeup
Venue | blackwalnutvenue
Photography | steph.maltby
Second Shooter | ohjoyphotography
Videographer | j_archibald01

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This has got to be an all-time epic wedding shoot that we were fortunate to be part of!

Do you know that we also do drone photography if the weather allows? Fun times, great photos...


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Tauranga, New Zealand

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Quarantine confessions...⠀

#1 I’ve done more baking in the last 4 weeks than I’ve done in the whole of last year 🤷🏻‍♀️⠀

#2 I’ve also probably consumed more naughty sweets, from said baking, than I’d like to admit 🙊 because you know, #socialdistancing (there’s only the two of us and no one to share it all with) ⠀

#3 despite confession #1 and #2 above, I could still totally go for a piece of this wedding cake right now 😍⠀

Have you been baking up a storm too?! What’s been the best thing you’ve made during isolation?🍪⠀

Our favourite has been a butterscotch and feijoa self-saucing pudding 🤤

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Pretty little details for your Friday! ✨What’s everyone most looking forward to this weekend?
💍 michaelhillj 💐 ourflowersflorist

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So excited to be at the opening of Walnut store yesterday. A magical space filled with thoughtfully created objects, a bespoke clothing collection, curated fine arts, fragrance, exquisite fresh flowers and homeware from fig and honey. I couldn't be more proud of my beautiful friend mandy xxx opening hours 12-6pm Sun-Wed #walnutstore #blackwalnutvenue #tracystamatakos #lynettefisherart #abelperfume #standardissue #figandhoney #allsortsofdeliciousness ...

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I hope you find the kind of love that makes you a softer person. The kind of love that makes you want to be a better man or woman, the kind of love that believes in you and supports you, that stands by your side. I hope you find someone who quickly becomes your favourite thing — someone who makes the fall less fearful, someone you can’t help but choose every single day. I hope you find someone who shows you just how deeply you can feel, just how deeply you can love. I hope you find something real, because nothing is more beautiful than loving someone who loves you back. Nothing is more beautiful than loving someone who builds you a home in their heart. 💕 ...

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Wedding flashback. 🌸🌸🌸

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Tauranga, New Zealand

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Kelly & Allen

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