The Best Stag, Hen & Wedding Party Spots In Auckland
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Weddings are great and all, but they can be stressful and expensive to organise. That’s why the parties are so good - they’re the bit where everyone can relax and unwind before or after the big event.

When so much effort is tied up in the wedding, planning the party should be a breeze. That’s why we’ve put together a list of Auckland’s best stag do, hens party, and wedding party spots to make your life easier.

Not only are they super-affordable, but you can book at the last minute and even get your own dedicated event manager!

1. Five Knots — Sparkling Water Views for Wedding Parties

If you haven’t heard of Five Knots, it’s probably because it’s one of Auckland’s best-kept secrets. Designed exclusively for private events, Five Knots caters for big milestone events with unprecedented style and grace.

Just a short 10 minute drive from Auckland’s CBD, Five Knots is perched near Bastion Point with stunning views of the harbour around it — including Rangitoto.

With several private areas to choose from and a host of dedicated staff, your next wedding party is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

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2. Sweat Shop — Auckland’s Top Spot for Hens and Stag Dos

Nestled in Auckland’s historic Victoria Quadrant lies a tried and true brewery that feels right at home for Hens and Stag dos. The huge outdoor deck soaks up the sun with views of the Skytower, while the in-house brewery delivers fresh award-winning beers from tanks to taps.

The best part? Sweat Shop has ready-to-go parties that never disappoint. The Lad’s Crafternoon is a local favourite, sending the boys to a master brewer for the down-low on what makes a fresh brew. Of course, they’ll get to sip on the subject while they’re at it. Afterwards, they’re treated to a full pint and food pair before settling in at the Lounge (a.k.a Man Cave) for a spread of pizza and plenty of banter.

Similarly, Sweat Shop’s private Velvet Room is a popular hen’s party location. The Hen’s Night Out package comes complete with a one hour burlesque class served with fresh bubbles, delicate cocktails, and gourmet sharing platters.

Looking for something a little different? Try the Mixology Masterclass, which will have you and your crew make 3 perfect cocktails as trained by one of the Sweat Shop masters - plus a snackable platter to top it off. Or, dial things up a notch with the Sweet Axe Throwing Co, which is exactly as it sounds - tossing axes at the bullseye over 2 hours.

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3. The Lula Inn — Cocktails and Bottomless Brunch at the Vibrant Viaduct

Known as Auckland’s best establishment for bottomless brunch, Lula’s is a fan-favourite bar and eatery that sits on top of the waterfront. With a beautiful, spacious interior, Lula’s gives plenty of breathing room to party guests whether they’re perched on the outside drinkery or inside at the beautiful Lula Lane or eatery.

Get your crowd around the gin tastings or a cocktail making experience — perfect for the more intimate parties. For something during the day, try the high tea for a relaxed gathering that gets a good yarn spinning.

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4. The Zookeeper’s Son — Private, Beautiful Rooftop Garden Bar

A little greenery can go a long way — a notion which The Zookeeper’s Son shares throughout the entire establishment. Known for it’s stunning wedding and engagement parties, Zookeeper’s rooftop garden bar is one-of-a-kind while still enjoying the creature comforts of any other space. Unlike other rooftop bars, Zookeeper’s special space has a retractable roof — perfect for adapting to sunny skies and cooler air.

A modest menu of delicious food and fresh drinks is enough to please any crowd, but of course the sharp and friendly team can cater for your party needs. Inside, The Zookeeper’s Son is set up with a classy mezzanine floor which overlooks the main bar — a private space enhanced by the thrumming energy of the other guests.

So, there you have it - 4 of Auckland’s favourite spots for hens parties, stag dos, engagement parties and wedding events. Each has its own style and character, bringing something special to your party without breaking the bank.

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To get started, contact the events booking team today — they can get you set up at any of the 4 establishments, or 20+ more across Auckland.

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