Special Occasions


Call (09) 576 9506 (extn., 0) or email shop@fencible.org.nz to discuss your requirements, to make a viewing appointment, to ask questions about the venues, or for the conditions of hire. An appointment is required to view the buildings.

Celebrate your special day in a tranquil and beautiful 19th century Village setting.

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The ceremony may be held in an authentic 1850′s church or outdoors in one of the charming locations scattered through the Village. We specialize in intimate weddings where the number of guests is 70 or less. Your reception can also be catered for at the Homestead Café.

Some popular locations for weddings include:

    • The Historic Church
    • The Village Grounds
    • The Historic Bell House

Our Venues

Mad Hatter Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are always fun, and at the Village we’ve done our best to make your child’s birthday both magical and stress-free.

Birthday parties are hosted by your very own Character Host from Alice in Wonderland and includes a scavenger hunt, party games and craft activities.  You’ll also have your party at a table just like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

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Parties include:

  • Entry to the Howick Historical Museum for the party guests
  • Use of a Private cottage for 2 hours
  • A Mad Hatter Party Host
  • Craft Activity, Scavenger Hunt and Games, and
  • An opportunity to explore the village.

At just the right price, the Village is the perfect party destination.

$22 / child  (parent/caregiver and birthday child included free of charge)

Available on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm  & Sundays, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm (except on Live Days).

To make an enquiry please email liveday@fencible.org.nz  including proposed date of party, age of birthday child, and an idea of how many children and adults we might expect.  Please note that catering is not provided but can be arranged by request.