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Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay

Stunning Wedding & Event Venue

Court House Studio B&B 

About Cape Estate

This unique wedding venue is like no other in Hawke's Bay.

Cape Estate offers a private garden set within the homestead area of a 1000 acre family farm located on the elevated Te Awanga Downs.  The venue has sweeping views across vineyards and the spectacular Hawke's Bay coastline, from Mahia Peninsula across to Napier Hill through to the landmark Black Reef at Cape Kidnappers. 


The Cape Estate venue is set in the homestead's expansive 2ha park like grounds with two grass tennis courts and swimming pool.


We can work with you to put together tailored country wedding venue packages depending on your needs such as:

  • Wedding parties from small to large gatherings 

  • Intimate special occasions

  • Corporate functions and team building  

  • Tennis parties to KUBB parties

  • Small musical events from R&B to Opera in the garden 

Be it a marquee wedding set up on our dedicated marquee lawn, a wedding breakfast in the rustic barn, a dance party or cocktails poolside, we know that we can make your special event the one to remember.

We are happy to discuss your ideas and put you in touch with local event planners,  suppliers and caterers to help you create an unforgettable memory.

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Photo Credit:  Eva Bradley Photography

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Bed & Breakfast in the

Court House Studio

Cape Estate B&B over looks our two grass tennis courts within the homestead grounds.  It's a great base to explore all the exciting the exciting gems of the Hawke's Bay region, play golf on the challenging Cape Kidnappers International golf course right next door, wine and dine at award winning wineries and cafes near by or simply as an oasis of peace and tranquility to escape the worries of the world.  

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MadCap Presents

Cape Estate Boxing Day Music Festival 2022 

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Iconic to the Hawke’s Bay social calendar, the Boxing Day Festival returns for it's seventh occasion at Cape Estate in 2023.


The festival delivers the best in Hawke’s Bay hospitality and entertainment drawing together family and friends in an open-air garden stage setting to bring you a memorable summer occasion.


The festival is open to all ages, kids 12 & under will have free entry and an enhanced kids zone featuring a bouncy castle. Youths aged 13-17 also welcome. All must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

With a limited capacity, the festival sells out every year. Register for pre-sale tickets and get involved early!

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