Backpaddock Lakes is without a doubt one of the most unique outdoor venues you’ll find for your wedding in the Hawkes Bay. With picturesque views around the lakes and wetlands, the Ruahine Ranges in the background and wildlife singing, the lakes are the perfect venue to celebrate your big day.
Backpaddock Lakes can cater to all sizes and styles of weddings, with plenty of room to play.
Backpaddock Lakes has a purpose built rustic event space, which we affectionately call “The Barn” and beautiful lakeside spots to set up a marquee.
Backpaddock Lakes tranquil views, with surrounding wetlands providing endless photo opportunities.

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Backpaddock Lakes has a specially built barn. The barn overlooks the lakes and has a rustic rural design with large doors to enhance the views. There are a range of options for setting up the barn to suit your style of wedding.


Backpaddock Lakes has space to host your marquee right on the lakeside. With the barn on site you are not likely to need a marquee, but if this is your style there is endless green-space for you to be creative with.

*Marquee hireage fees are additional.


You are welcome to have your ceremony at one of Backpaddock Lakes amazing lakeside locations as part of your venue hire.
On Site Accomodation
We have new accommodation options including a Villa and lakeside Cabins which we can show you at a Venue tour.
There is also space available for your family and friends to camp on site at Backpaddock Lakes. 


Services On Site
Backpaddock Lakes is is proud to run on solar power, with the assistance of a generator where required.
Our wedding hire offering is for three days – to ease the stress of your big day! Enjoy setting up the day before and a leisurely pack up and/or ‘Day-After’ brunch.
You can ‘Add-on’ Cable Park hire. We can discuss this option further during a site visit.
Backpaddocks Equipment
Backpaddock Lakes is continually improving items available for hire such as tables and bench seats etc. We have Jetty’s and archways too.
Backpaddock Lakes offers free use of festoon lighting, picnic tables and games equipment such as Kubb, Petanque, Croquet.
Backpaddock Lakes has complete flexibility to whatever style of catering you wish to have at your wedding, we have no onsite caterers. Its up to you if you would like a fully catered sit down meal, food truck or spit. We can suggest options once we know the style of wedding you are after.