Andrea Dahl

Celebrant & Weddings

“Whiria te tangata”

Weave the people together

This whakatauaki (Maori proverb) is what I have done for most of my life and the gift of being able to bring couples and families together in marriage is a dream come true for me.

Bespoke minimalist weddings in our eco bush and olive grove settings are perfect for couples seeking to elope in a simple beautiful setting or have a small intimate wedding in harmony with nature.

As a registered celebrant, I take couples through their nuptials in a loving and fun ceremony. I have a passion for life, love and caring for those around me, and it is this energy and warmth that I bring to everything I do.

I will work alongside you to craft and weave a ceremony personal to you both and create a relaxed atmosphere to ensure your biggest day isn’t your most stressful.

I am vibrant and enthusiastic, relaxed but not casual, informal but still professional and I love to have fun and laugh but can serious when required.

It would be my privilege to help you design a day that reflects and incorporates all that is special to you.

I will work alongside you to craft and weave a ceremony personal to you both and create a relaxed atmosphere to ensure your biggest day isn’t your most stressful.

I am vibrant and enthusiastic, relaxed but not casual, informal but still professional and I love to have fun and laugh but can serious when required.

It would be my privilege to help you design a day that reflects and incorporates all that is special to you.

Minimalist Eco Wedding Packages

Manaaki Mai are proud to offer nature based minimalist weddings for environmentally and culturally aware couples.

We use locally produced, sustainable products (and people) wherever possible to ensure your special day will be memorable, but won’t break the bank.

Manaaki Mini package

2 – 6 people $2500

All you need to do is arrange your marriage licence, the rings, a couple of special friends or family and your darling of course. We will do the rest!

This package includes an intimate ceremony at your choice of 3 venues at Manaaki Mai (weather dependant), a mini reception and a photographic session amongst our magnificent sea and mountain views

Elope@home package

for just the two of you $2,800

All you need to remember is your marriage licence, the rings and your fiancé – that’s it!

This package includes everything else plus a night’s accommodation at either our Manaaki Mai Lodge or our rustic retreat ‘Love Shack’, complete with a long soak, under the stars in our romantic outside bath.

Ataaahua package

6– 15 people $2800 to $3100

If you have a few more friends or family members who you would like to share your special day with, the Ataahua package is for you.

Armed with the marriage licence, wedding rings and your beloved, allow us to take all of the fuss and stress out of your special day.

This package includes your intimate ceremony here at Manaaki Mai, mini reception, cake cutting, the toast and then a photographic session. We will style and manage everything else to accommodate your preferences.

Packages comparison

Manaaki Mini package

2 – 6 people

Venue

Celebrant

Photographer

Flowers

Cake

Nibbles

Bubbles

Music

Styling

Management

*Accommodation available on request

$2500

Ataaahua package

for 6– 15 people

Venue

Celebrant

Photographer

Flowers

Cake

Nibbles

Bubbles

Music

Styling

Management

*Accommodation available on request

$2800 to $3100

Elope@home package

for just the two of you

Venue

Celebrant

Photographer

Flowers

Cake

Nibbles

Bubbles

Music

Styling

Management

Witness

Accommodation Included

$2800

*Additional hairdressing and make-up, floral arrangements, dinner, breakfast, transport and accommodation may be available by arrangement.

Weddings at Manaaki Mai