... Bay of Islands ...
... stunning during sunset ...
... dancing under the stars ...
... we can arrange everything for ceremony and reception ...
... the kids corner ...
... one-stop-shop: we can arrange everything you need for your big day...
New Zealand Venues Approved Venue

You like to plan a little or big incentive for your team? A work-do prior Christmas would go down a treat at Zane Grey's! Hit us up via email to events@zanegreys.co.nz and we can arrange everything from a casual get-together to an unforgettable night with fancy food and live music!

Posted by Zane Grey's The Dock Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Private Functions and Events - Weddings

An elegant seaside Dream awaits...

Happily ever after starts here!

Zane Grey’s in Paihia is the ultimate romantic escape making your wedding day infinitely memorable.

The trend is now in high gear for booking nontraditional places for weddings.

Current-day brides are looking for unique venues that are different from every wedding that they’ve ever attended. They want to set themselves apart from their friends and family. Weddings have become large parties and opportunities for brides to showcase their own unique styles and it’s [harder to] do that at traditional venues.

Whether you’re looking for an exquisite elopement, an intimate evening with your closest loved ones or the exclusive-use of our magnificent Dock and Aquarium restaurants - we guarantee your dream day with us will be breathtaking. A day you and your guests will remember forever.

With stunning views, private function options and many accommodation spots in walking distance, we cater guest weddings of a variety of sizes - all with the same love and attention to detail.

Zane Grey’s is perfectly designed for both nontraditional as well as refined, boutique weddings and discerning brides. We can work with you to tailor a package to meet your individual needs and budget.

With being in the middle of Paihia, we can offer guests a central venue in nature, surrounded by the sea and wide open vistas of the ocean wilderness. Our location, which is just 25 minutes from Kerikeri National Airport, makes it an easy trip for out-of-state travellers. We’re also in close proximity to Kerikeri and Waitangi to accommodate the family not staying in Paihia.

Please let us know at what date you are looking at and what size of party you might plan with!



Jan 4th from Orryn & Mike

Absolutely amazing. I had my wedding reception here a few days ago and not only was the food for me delicious but the staff were helpful and friendly,very nice vibe, and leading up to the day the general manager had great communication with me she made sure mine and my new husbands reception was to our satisfaction. She is a beautiful person and she has a great team. Highly recommend Zane Greys without a doubt.

Jan 11th from Bridget & James

Vendor Call-out: Reception Venue – Zane Greys (formerly Alongside). We had a bit of stress with this one as the business went bust. Luckily new (old?) owners swooped in to keep the place open.  Staff here were really enthusiastic and accommodating and I think we got a better night out of it as they were much more flexible and about what we wanted rather than the rigid “wedding package” offered under the old ownership.  Pimm’s cocktails were a highlight too so definitely consider doing that for your wedding! 

Feb 16th from Makere & Hayden

Hi Michaela, OMG i can’t thank you enough for everything that you have done during our wedding planning journey. Your help has been soo amazing. You, your staff and everyone at Zane’s were such a pleasure to work with, please give everyone our super thanks. Everyone, and i mean, absolutely EVERY ONE of our guests really loved the wedding, the layout, the scene, the weather, the food- ohh my goodness, our only complaint was that the food was too yummy and they didn’t have enough room to squeeze more in. Hayden and I, and our little family had a wonderful week in Paihia too. Some guests have already made plans to revisit Paihia for another getaway weekend and said they will 100% be back at Zanes for their meals.

And yes, absolutely, Hayden and I will be back in Paihia for our 1st wedding anniversary, maybe with no kids this time. We will have to make a special dinner at Zane’s on the 16th of February 2020 :)- will be in touch.
Again, thank you soo much Michaela. You were an absolute delight to work with. Please thank all of Zane’s staff for a wonderful and unforgettable wedding weekend.
Feb 23rd from Kara & Laura
(card) To the Zane Grey’s Team: Your Thoughtfulness meant a lot. Your friendliness and efficiency made the night seamless and we can’t thank you enough. Lots of aroha, The Brides!