Your Intimate Wedding Venue
Plan your special day at an intimate and special place. A private and personal gathering awaits you at Olivio~nor.
Share your wedding with a select group of family and friends. Not too big, not too small, just right.
Three Intimate Options:
All three intimate options include:
(Sheryl of Olivio~nor)
Styling of Olivio~nor and management on the day. Consultation/one prior viewing of grounds (time to be arranged).
2 hours from arrival to departure. Wedding backdrop and pews/seating for guests (pews seat 20 guests comfortably). Other seating provided.
Includes one ceremony planning consultation (off-site).
100 or more photos for you on a disk.
Two options (photos available). Inside filling options also available for you to choose.
Bouquet for Bride/buttonhole for Partner
Vase of flowers for the registry table. You choose colour. (depending on the season).
A choice of canapes flowing post-ceremony. GF/Vegan is available.
Champagne/beer, non-alcoholic punch, water (these will be served by our waiting staff for post toasting the wedding party as well as throughout post-ceremony celebrations).
We will happily manage and play your preferred ceremony and reception playlist.
Two-tier cake/first dance/toasts
(first dance and toast are optional).
Our marriage celebrant and photographer suited to your day will be available to you for your consults. The catering/canapes choices have been selected carefully and will be available to you in your consult.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far out of Martinborough is your venue?
8 mins drive from the Square, 1 km gravel on Southdown Dr.
Can we bring our own vehicles to the venue?
Option 20 Guests (yes you can arrive in your own vehicles)
Option 30 and 50 guests to arrive by shuttle. You to organise your own shuttles to and from the venue. Bridal party and immediate family, parents/grandparents can arrive in their own vehicles in all packages.
Can we bring any animals?
We love animals however this is a no as we are surrounded by rural livestock.
What do we pay and when?
50% deposit is required to secure your booking and then the balance is required one month before the wedding. COVID cancellations you will receive a full refund.
What's the cancellation policy?
A full refund will be returned if you cancel outside the 90 day period. Anything inside of 90 days your bond will be forfeited (unless we can fill that date for you and we will try).
Are we allowed to bring our own decorations?
Leave it in the hands of our talented stylist who has many years of experience in making special events glisten. As part of our service to you, we manage the venue styling and décor for our couples, so it is one less thing for you to think about on the day. We take a lot of care when styling and pride ourselves on creating a beautiful atmosphere. We can chat through this in your initial consultation with Sheryl@Olivio~nor.
Can we spread confetti?
Yes of course, however only on the grass and only fresh rose petals/artificial rose petals. No traditional confetti, please.
Can we arrive early?
Yes the bridal party, however your guests 15 minutes prior to the wedding ceremony, please.
Can we have a pre-visit of the venue?
Yes, of course, we can arrange one visit suitable for both parties.
We are a same-sex couple, will Olivio~nor marry us?
Yes, “Love is love” and we welcome the love you bring.
Are children welcome at your venue?
Children bring a whole new element of fun to a wedding and they're absolutely welcome. Children under 5 years of age are free of charge.
Is the site handicap accessible?
We have a gravel carpark accessible as the property is flat, but no concrete paths.
Can we have a rehearsal?
Yes, we want you to feel comfortable with the grounds and placement before your special day. Only the wedding party, please.
Can I choose my own date?
We have carefully chosen our “intimate wedding” dates around the warmer weather here in the Wairarapa. (see dates available).
What's your weather contingency (backup) plan for outdoor spaces?
There will be a marquee to cater to you on the day (this is included in your package price).
Do you have a sound system and/or microphones for speeches?
Yes, we provide the sound system/microphone.
Can we bring along a band/musician?
We will happily play your playlist through our sound system as guests arrive and also your walk-in song, which also includes post music in the background while you are celebrating over champagne and canapes. You just need to supply this to us by a list of songs, so we avoid other outside music like bands or single musicians.
Do we have to have personalised Vows?
No not at all, however, it is worth the time if you're seriously not into personal vows, you can still be legally wed saying the required legal vows found on the DIA's website - and it will still be beautiful and romantic
A valid Marriage Licence!
A. If you don't have a valid marriage licence on the day, we can't perform a legally recognised wedding. You don't need a marriage licence for commitment ceremonies or vow renewals though.
Do we get to choose the processional song?
Yes! You can absolutely choose your processional song. If we don't have it in our music library, you'll need to provide us with an mp3 or similar digital file of your chosen song.
Can we include readings in our ceremony?
Yes. You can customise your ceremony as you wish, but remember that we're working on a time frame. We expect ceremonies to take 15-20 minutes at Olivio~nor, and if your ceremony takes longer than that, we'll have to cut down your reception and/or portrait session time.
Do I get a bridal bouquet?
All our packages include a bridal bouquet (to be discussed)
We are two brides!
That’s absolutely fine, two bouquets will be provided as part of your package! slightly different if preferred.
We are two males!
Two buttonholes will be provided as part of your package!
Can I get extra bouquets for my wedding party?
Yes, we're happy to provide bridesmaids bouquets and groomsmen buttonholes for an additional fee. (To be advised).
What are my options for cakes?
Part of customising our “intimate wedding package” is we have chosen two cake designs for you to choose from. Our cake patisserie is very experienced in wedding cakes and makes everything so much easier.
What if we have special dietary requirements?
That is no problem – our caterers will provide GF/Vegan canapés. Just let us know if there are any allergies or intolerances we need to be aware, and how serious they are. We are also happy to cater for.
Can I bring my own photographer?
Again we have chosen very carefully our preferred partners. They are familiar with Olivio~nor and just want it to be so right for you on the day, so leave it with us, let our experienced photographer truly look after you on the day. You have one consultation either in person or on the phone. (see the photographer for the date you have chosen)
Can I bring my own caterers?
As above for the photographer.
Can we alter things in these packages to suit ourselves?
As mentioned above, we really want to make it as easy as possible so leave it to the ones who specialise and just simply float in with your marriage licence, your husband, or wife to be and leave the rest with us to spoil you.
Is the Villa available for accommodation?
Once you have decided on having your intimate wedding at “Love on Olivio~nor” you can simply contact Sheryl by email at email@example.com and Sheryl will help you with any queries you may still have.
"Preferred Partners" available to you post booking for consultation are our Photographer, Marriage Celebrant, and Stylist/Florist.
Two wedding slots (Valentines Weekend)
Times: 1.pm or 4.30pm
All wedding packages are 2 hours.