Photography by Rachel Jordan
This haven of natural simplicity and beauty is a truly unique, beautiful and picturesque testimony of the love shared by Susi and her husband of thirty years, Malcolm Liddington. Their dream to provide a place for family and friends to gather together sharing memorable times with much laughter and love has evolved to becoming an idyllic setting for romantic Garden Weddings and a variety of special Photography Events, including award winning photo shoots for NZIPP Iris Awards 2013 and 2014, The Patrick Cameron Hair up Awards 2013, and has also featured in the Natural Parent Magazine, 2013.
Liddington Gardens has a history of featuring in the Kerikeri Rotary Club Garden Safari, has featured in the Friars Gardens to Visit Edition, hosted the Nurture by Nature Junior Art Exhibition, a variety of Garden Clubs and enthusiasts, and special occasions.
If you seek a wedding venue with a difference, you are invited to begin your own journey together here in this lovely place, pledge your own vows of love for each other, add your own personal touch with accents that express your individual style and the essence of you as a couple; and Susi Liddington Creative will help you achieve it. Susi’s passion for creative expression, attention to detail, sensitivity to your needs and wants, energy, humour, and genuine enthusiasm for bringing people together, combine to ensure you have freedom to showcase your dream wedding in magnificent surroundings in complete privacy.
Thoughtfully designed to pleasure the senses, the 4.5 acre Gardens are a park-like wonderland of pebbled beds containing vibrant sub-tropical plants and shrubs, interspersed with the rich hues of established exotic and native trees. Sweeping lush lawns beside tranquil ponds boasting wonderful reflective qualities ensure a variety of exquisite ceremony areas to choose from, and open sunny spaces allow for quality marquee wedding receptions and entertainment.
Wander along shaded walking tracks beside the rugged volcanic rock lined natural stream that meanders through the gardens, and at various levels throughout the property. Linger by the waterfalls, the stone staircase, the Ford, the grassy mandarin orchard, the rustic sleeper steps and on the variety of timber bridges. Listen to the trickling sound of waterfalls competing with the multitude of songs from native birds who have claimed the gardens as their home, with your photographer capturing every magical moment.
Whether you choose the Liddington Garden Wedding Ceremony option or the Liddington Garden Wedding Ceremony and Reception option, your guests will enjoy relaxing on oversized cushions under white market umbrellas, conversing in the dappled shade under graceful trees while sipping champagne, nibbling canapés, laughing over lawn games, making moments and memories you and your family and friends will enjoy, remember and treasure.
The on-site 12 x 6 metre white marquee ensures a reliable backup ceremony and refreshment area giving you confidence for all weather enjoyment
Extensive unobtrusive lawn parking for buses and guest cars, separate entry for the bridal party, close proximity to Kerikeri Township, Motels and the Airport ensure easy access for transportation and a range of quality accommodation.
Liddington Gardens can be yours to enjoy.