A PERFECT SMALL WEDDING VENUE ON THE NORTH SHORE AND A SHORT DRIVE FROM CENTRAL AUCKLAND
If you are looking for a truly unique small wedding venue, choose The Officers Mess on Auckland’s north shore. Share your wedding day dream with us and we will provide exceptional, customised service to help you plan the special day you have always wanted. Whether you prefer a small intimate wedding or a large soiree, simple and distinctive or an elaborate affair, we have affordable options for your wedding site and reception that will meet your needs. Our delicious and beautifully presented catering packages created by The Officers Mess owner and head chef Jeremy Schmid are the finishing touch.
Take the time to view our menu below, or get in touch with us to start planning your Auckland wedding. Our event hire services include private functions, corporate conferences, meeting rooms for executives and Christmas parties. The Officers Mess at Fort Takapuna offers you a unique experience. Your wedding, anniversary, business conference, special birthday or gathering will be customized to meet your every requirement. We are a fully licensed event venue in Auckland.
OUR NORTH SHORE WEDDING VENUE SPACES
The Officers Mess has three main spaces. Our space can accommodate 160 people seated. Our main space is 132 square metres, which can connect with an adjoining room of 53.6 square metres. A third room can be used at your convenience. A vast deck at the front of The Officers Mess overlooks the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto and is a perfect backdrop for your special event, wedding, corporate meeting, anniversary party, christmas party and more.
THE OFFICERS MESS WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE & EVENT HIRE + deposit costs
Friday & Saturday*
June 2018 – May 2019 $2500
June 2019 – May 2020 $3000
June 2020 – May 2021 $3500
Thursday & Sunday*
June 2018 – May 2019 $1500
June 2019 – May 2020 $2000
June 2020 – May 2021 $2200
Monday to Wednesday
June 2018 – May 2019 $1200
June 2019 – May 2020 $1500
June 2020 – May 2021 $1800
THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED WITH OUR WEDDING, FUNCTION AND EVENT HIRE + deposit costs
Use of all the Rooms + Deck
Built-in surround sound system for speeches + atmospheric music
All of the beverages on consumption are inclusive of GST.
All of the menu prices are inclusive of GST.
BYO wine/ champagne or bubbles option is $20 per person inclusive of GST.
There will be a surcharge added to events that fall on public holidays.
*The minimum spend for a Friday/Saturday event is $8,000 or Thursday/Sunday $6,000 plus venue hire.
No self-catering except wedding cake.
Real flame candles are not permitted inside, as it is a historic DOC building. You are welcome to have candles on the deck and in the entranceway.
If paying with credit card 2% surcharge added to the bill
Allergy Aware: please note while we do our upmost to ensure our food is free of allergens if requested, we do however prepare these items in a kitchen containing a variety of allergen products
Plated Meal options
Option 1 set entree, set main, set dessert No choice
Option 2 set entree, choice of two mains, set dessert
Option3 set entree, choice of two mains, choice of dessert
Option 4 choices of two entrees, choice of two mains, choice of two desserts
Tasting plates include
Baby beet salad with feta & walnuts
Tomato & bocconcini salad
Salt and pepper squid
Hot smoked salmon, red onions & capers
Pesto, hummus, aioli
Cold smoked salmon, pumpernickel, herb crème fraiche, micro cress
Beetroot salad w marinated figs, goat’s cheese, balsamic reduction (v, gf)
Pork terrine, brioche, apple chutney, port gel
Smoked chicken and feta tartlet, petit salad, balsamic reduction
Seared yellow fin tuna, roast kumara salad, paprika oil, peppered mayonnaise (gf)
Roast eye fillet, baked polenta, vine tomatoes, red wine jus (gf)
Lamb rack, Ratatouille, roast onion, spinach, jus (gf)
Confit duck leg, white bean cassoulet, jus (gf)
Salmon fillet, broccolini, burre blanc, red onion and lime salsa (gf)
Market fish, herb risotto, tomato salsa, micro salad (gf)
Choose one starch and one vegetable for the tables
Rocket, pear, parmesan and vine tomato salad
Green beans w/ garlic butter
Sautéed Asian greens
Duck fat roast potatoes
Minted baby potatoes
Lemon & lime tart, citrus sorbet, meringue, lime syrup
Chocolate delice, baby popcorn, raspberry gel
Sticky date pudding, vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce
Passionfruit brulee, orange short bread
White chocolate cheesecake, passionfruit glaze, mango sorbet
Minimum 50 people
Selection breads & condiments
Tomato, bocconcini and red onion salad
Feta, grilled carrot and black olive salad
Roast cauliflower and chickpea salad
Rocket and parmesan salad
Asian greens, black bean dressing
Selection of dried, cured meats
Sundried tomatoes, olives, pickled onions
Hot Selection -
Roast beef sirloin, baby potatoes
Wild mushroom risotto, truffle oil
Slow cooked lamb shoulder, vine tomatoes
Grilled chicken, sautéed market vegetables
Fresh fruit platters
Double chocolate mousse cake
Profiteroles, orange filling, chocolate sauce
Mini Vanilla pots
Green apple & blackberry crumble, whipped cream