Wedding Venue Hire AUCKLAND


If you are looking for a truly unique 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 are the finishing touch.

Take the time to view our menu or get in touch with us to start planning your Auckland wedding.

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.

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 Venue Hire + Deposit

Friday & Saturday*
June 2018 - May 2019 $2500
June 2019 – May 2020 $3000
Weekdays Monday to Thursday
June 2018- May 2019 $1200
June 2019 – May 2020 $1500
June 2018- May 2019 $1500
June 2019 – May 2020 $1800

The following is included in the VENUE Hire + Deposit costs

  • Use of all the Rooms + Deck
  • Chairs
  • Round tables
  • Tablecloths
  • Glassware
  • Cutlery
  • 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 or Saturday event is $7,400.00 plus room 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

Anti-pasta platter

Salt and pepper squid

Bread plate

Hot smoked salmon, red onions & capers

Pesto, hummus, aioli

Entree options

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)

Main options

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

Vegetable options

Rocket, pear, parmesan and vine tomato salad

Green beans w/ garlic butter

Sautéed Asian greens

Starch options

Duck fat roast potatoes

Potato gratin

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

 Buffet menu

Minimum 50 people

Breads -

Selection breads & condiments

Seafood -

Prawn cocktail

Smoked salmon

Salads –

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

Antipasta -

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

Desserts -

Fresh fruit platters

Double chocolate mousse cake

Profiteroles, orange filling, chocolate sauce

Mini Vanilla pots

Green apple & blackberry crumble, whipped cream