Restaurant, Wine Cellar & Roof
We can cater for up to 60 guests without additional marquees in our main restaurant area and can extent our capacity to 100 seated guests with marquees.
We can cater for up to 50 seated guests in the cellar. If you would prefer a stand up mix & mingle cocktail wedding, we can cater for up to 70 guests in this space. Our beautiful wine cellar is a highly enjoyed Winter wedding option.
We specialise in catering for 30 to 100 guest seated, to date our largest wedding on the cellar roof was for 100 guest.
We recommend a 1:30pm start and recommend the guests to catch the 12pm if coming from the city. (We can organise transport, the ferry tickets if required & have a list of accommodation providers). Usually we allow 10 minutes to get everyone onto the transport so they should arrive around 1:15pm
Room / Marquee personalising should be completed the day prior or by 10am and arrival music needs to be in place by 12:00noon (allowing for hiccups). We have a list of florists, bands, DJs and sound system providers or we can organise this for you.
We recommend refreshments for guests on arrival and/ or Sangria prior to the ceremony.
Ceremony scheduled for 1:30 to 2pm, an average would place the ceremony to finish between 2 to 3pm.
Bubbles to celebrate and offering of canapes prior or whilst having photos (we do have a list of photographers registered with us].
This is always hard to predict but Lunch / Dinner should start between 3:30 and 5pm.
Most wedding dinners range from between 3 to 5 hours depending on speeches and how much time between courses the bridal party would like.
Post Lunch / Dinner Music should be installed prior to 12noon. Dance floors can be added or we can offer a separate area like the main restaurant as the dancing area.
We are limited to strict hours,at 9:45 we start closing up with the aim of getting everyone going back to Auckland city on the 11pm boat which means that transport can be organised to also drop guests to their accommodation or the after party, we have a list of after party options available.
Cellar Wedding reference:
Thank you for all you did to make Lee & Jacqui’s wedding such a wonderful occasion. The setting, the wine, the food & the service were all excellent – I couldn’t have asked for better for my daughter’s wedding. Did you arrange the perfect weather too? Please pass on to your staff my thanks for their attentive & friendly service & the delicious food they prepared. With all good wishes – Jeanette
Hi Mike and Antonio,
I hope this e-mail finds you both well. Hamish and I would like to thank you for hosting our wedding. As you know, we had the most wonderful day. It was perfect. The venue is magical, you should both be very proud of what you have achieved as I don’t think there is anything like Poderi Crisci, anywhere. All our guests are still raving about the whole day. A lot of them had never been to Waiheke so they had no idea what to expect. It’s safe to say they were all blown away. We are so grateful to Mike for being the ultimate host, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch. If there were dramas behind the scenes, we didn’t see them! Also, thank you Mike for responding to the endless e-mails, it is difficult to organise a wedding from Overseas but you made it easy. Thank you Antonio for the food. We choose Poderi Crisci for two reasons, the first, the location, however, the main reason we chose Poderi Crisci was due to Antonio’s reputation for food. We weren’t disappointed. The food was impeccable – the most common compliment we have received from our guests has been about the food, I don’t think anyone has had food like that before at a wedding. Particularly at a wedding catering for 100 plus people. We can’t wait to come back and have a nice long lunch! we look forward to seeing you both again soon. Cheers Fran and Hamish