Rainy Day Weddings


Naturally, many couples have concerns about the weather on their wedding day. Especially when it’s an Auckland wedding and often we actually do get four seasons in one day (they wrote the song for a reason!). So many venues have fantastic options to accommodate a back up plan of having a beautiful wedding ceremony inside if it’s raining.

I love The Hunting Lodge for a rainy day wedding … they have a gorgeous under cover area with a backdrop vista of the grapevines … so cleverly, it LOOKS like you’re outside and you get that wonderful depth in your photographs.

Other gorgeous Auckland venues that have a great indoor ceremony option are Kauri Bay Boomrock … I did James and Victoria’s wedding in October 2022 … it was pouring with rain so their wedding was inside and fireside. Gorgeous and cosy. These two aren’t fans of being in the sun anyway, so it was win win!

Kumeu Valley Estate has a fabulous country barn feel to their indoor option, add in fairy lights and candles like they did for Kelly and Peter’s wedding in January and you find yourself in a magical wonderland.

The Boutique Barn at Puhoi also has a variety of cute indoor options also, a country, wildflowers, boho and candles type vibe.

Stables Matakana offers a fantastic fireside option also, western American country feel if outside is raining and windy.

Tui Hills also offers a stunning indoor option amongst a fern garden or inside, fireside, if weather is against you. As does The Boat House at The Riverhead … absolutely gorgeous option beside the river.

Then there’s The Glasshouse in Morningside which is a stunning option for an indoor wedding.

Pilkingtons in the city offers a fantastic option for a cocktail wedding vibe inside … I did a 5pm wedding there one raining Saturday evening in April and it flowed beautifully into the party.

An incredible bonus to a rainy day or overcast day for your wedding is that your photos will always be STUNNING. I’m always super excited when it’s overcast … it means that its beautiful, even light – so much easier for your photographer, no one is squinting into the sun, no shadows for them to work around … just gorgeous and consistent which makes for great photos. In my day job as a director – I love this light too – makes filming so much more straightforward!

Check out some of my favourite indoor wedding or rainy day wedding photos. Look at the evenness of the light and the magical, mystical quality that a raining, overcast vibe brings!