Thank you for considering Hobbiton® as the location for one of the most important days of your life… your wedding day. Hobbiton® is a location like no other, creating a unique and memorable experience for your special day. We have created a beautiful location for your ceremony in amongst our gardens. Complete with authentic canvas tents, the gardens are surrounded by some of the most impressive Hobbit holes, lending to a fantastic celebration atmosphere. We offer two different venues in which to hold the reception. Dine in the exquisitely crafted Green Dragon®, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.
We also offer our party marquee, created in the same style as the unique canvas marquee seen in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Our professional function team have many years’ experience in planning and hosting weddings. Our team appreciates that every bride and groom have differing expectations so we will work with you to tailor a day to remember. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your wedding requirements in more detail, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org The wedding venue 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: email@example.com | www.hobbitontours.com
In September 1998 Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema ‘discovered’ the Alexander farm during an aerial search for suitable film sites to portray Hobbiton in the film The Lord of the Rings.
The fantastic views and rolling countryside of the Alexander farm closely resembled that of Middle-earth as described by JRR Tolkien. The farm was ideal. The large established pine tree, later to become known as the ‘party tree’, was already perfectly placed in front of the lake. The surrounding rolling farmland was untouched by 20th century clutter such as roads, buildings or power lines. Site construction started in March 1999. Initially this involved heavy earth moving machinery provided by the New Zealand Army. Total site construction took nine months. Throughout construction and filming all activity on the site was kept under strict security due to commercial restraints by the movie company.
Filming commenced in December 1999 and continued for three months. At its peak 400 people were ‘on site’ including Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins), Martin Free (young Bilbo Baggins) and Sean Astin (Sam Gamgee).
In 2009 the set was rebuilt for the filming of the three films based on The Hobbit. Now the sets have been permanently constructed and a joint venture owned by Sir Peter Jackson and the Alexander family has been established to operate tours to the Hobbiton movie set. The farm is still run as a commercial operation by the Alexander family. The story of Hobbiton® 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com
Our ceremony location 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: email@example.com | www.hobbitontours.com The Hobbiton® gardens The Hobbiton® gardens are a private and peaceful location in the heart of Hobbiton®.
Immersed in our handmade gardens this location is bursting with vibrant colour. The gardens have a number of Hobbit holes surrounding them, making for a unique wedding atmosphere. After the ‘I dos’ the gardens are the perfect location for champagne and canapés while the happy couple have photos with friends and family.
With prior consultation we are happy to provide small canvas marquees for sunshade and wooden bench seats for your guests. The marquees also offer the perfect solution for cover to ensure the beautiful location can still be enjoyed in the rain. Please note: other ceremony sites may also be available through negotiation with Hobbiton Movie Set.
Reception venues 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com The Green Dragon Inn® A replica of the Green Dragon®, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, has been masterfully recreated making an unforgettable venue for your special day.
The party marquee Our party marquee is across the lake from Hobbiton® and beside the Green Dragon®. It has been created in the style of the marquee from Bilbo Baggins’ birthday party. The exterior is beautifully created from yellow painted canvas and the interior is Hobbiton themed creating a festival-like atmosphere.
Wedding information 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: email@example.com | www.hobbitontours.com Venue hire $6,000 Hobbiton® tour and admission $75.00 per person Green Dragon® up to 80 guests Party marquee up to 200 guests Catering: all catering is provided inhouse by our professional team. Please see attached menu. Beverages: an extensive Green Dragon® beverage list is included in this pack. All beer and cider served at The Green Dragon® is our exclusively crafted range. If you prefer something that is not on our beverage list we are happy to obtain a price for you.
We do not offer BYO.
Transport: a bus will be provided from the car park at the Shires Rest® function centre to the set free of charge. Transport is available to the set from your accommodation, please inquire for a price. We do not allow private vehicles into Hobbiton Movie Set. We provide: • A beautifully prepared picnic hamper for the bridal party to enjoy during your wedding photos. This will include drinks and a selection of canapés. • Access and exclusive use of the Green Dragon® at the conclusion of the day’s final tour (please inquire for times) until midnight.
• Access to the marquee is available from 3.30pm.
• Use of Hobbiton® equipment including tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, glassware and linen (Additional items requested will be charged to the final account with prior arrangement). • One prior onsite consultation and onsite coordination of your wedding. • Use of inhouse PA and sound system. • Printing of supplied seating plan.
STANDARD BUFFET Four canapés Fresh Hobbiton® breads and Green Dragon® spreads Two meat selections from the mains Three vegetable and salad dishes Two desserts $65 per person PREMIUM BUFFET Five canapés Fresh Hobbiton® breads and Green Dragon® spreads Two meat selections from the mains Four vegetable and salad dishes Three desserts $70 per person DELUXE BUFFET Six canapés Fresh Hobbiton® breads and Green Dragon® spreads Three meat selections from the mains Five vegetable and salad dishes Four desserts $80 per person Buffet menus 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com
CANAPÉS Hot Creamy mushroom and herb duxelle on crisp pastry Lamb rissole served with caramelised onion and topped with a slice of cheese Tender chicken skewers served with satay sauce Mozzarella sticks served with a spiced tomato relish Crumbed button mushrooms served with a creamy aioli sauce Tempura battered prawns with a sweet chilli sauce Cold Miniature Yorkshire pudding topped with thinly sliced eye fillet and horseradish Fresh prawns served on spiced tomato tartlets A selection of freshly toasted bread topped with flavours of the Shire Cold smoked salmon and mousse on a slice of toasted bread Sweet corn fritters served with smokey stout chutney A selection of Hobbiton® cocktail sandwiches 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: email@example.com | www.hobbitontours.com
BUFFET SELECTION To start Fresh Hobbiton® bread with Green Dragon® spreads Main course Roast chicken with sage and walnut stuffing Scotch fillet of beef served with red wine sauce Roast ham glazed with brown sugar and clove Roast lamb with rosemary crust served with a mint sauce Baked fresh fish served with tartare sauce Vegetables and salads Garlic roast mushrooms and onions Steamed carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and capsicum Roast vegetable medley with kumara, pumpkin and carrot Mint buttered peas and carrots Herb roasted potatoes Garden fresh green salad Kumara and citrus salad Marinated tomato and red onion salad Roast pumpkin, bacon and feta salad Coleslaw with ricotta and lemon dressing Dessert Apple and cherry crumble with crème englaise Berry trifle Hot chocolate fudge cake served with whipped cream Seasonal fresh fruit salad Pavlova topped with whipped cream Profiteroles Decadent rhubarb and port cheese cake 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com
TAP BEVERAGES All tap beverages are crafted specially for Hobbiton Movie Set and can only be purchased from Hobbiton Movie Set. Pint 600ml served in The Green Dragon’s® ceramic steins Girdley Fine Grain Amber Ale Beer $9 Oak Barton Brew Traditional English stout $9 Sackville Cider Alcoholic Apple Cider $9 Tumbler 350ml served in The Green Dragon’s ceramic tumblers Girdley Fine Grain Amber Ale Beer $6 Oak Barton Brew Traditional English Ale $6 Sackville Cider Alcoholic Apple Cider $6 Spirits The Green Dragon® has an extensive range of spirits and mixers available. If you would like any specific brand or spirit please enquire and we are more than happy to obtain a price for you.
Non-alcoholic Frog-Morton Ginger Beer $4 Coca-Cola range (Coke, Sprite, L&P) $4 Keri Premium Orange Juice $4 Beverages 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: email@example.com | www.hobbitontours.com
WHITE WINE Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc $35 Mills Reef Reserve Sauvignon Blanc $50 Mills Reef Chardonnay $35 Mills Reef Reserve Chardonnay $50 Middle Earth Pinot Gris $35 Mills Reef Reserve Pinot Gris $50 RED WINE Middle-Earth Pinot Noir $40 Mills Reef Reserve Pinot Noir $55 Mills Reef Merlot Cabernet $40 Mills Reef Reserve Merlot $50 Mills Reef Reserve Syrah $55 Middle-Earth Pinot Meunier Rosé $30 SPARKLING Mills Reef Non-Vintage Methode Traditionelle $40 Wine list 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com
3.30pm Buses to pick up guests from a prearranged, agreed location 4.00pm Guests arrive at The Shires Rest® and bus into the ceremony location 4.30pm Bridal Party arrives and the ceremony commences 5.15pm Ceremony concludes. Family photos, canapés and champagne in the garden 5.45pm Bridal party leave for photos around the set. The guests begin their guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set 6.45pm Guests arrive at the Green Dragon® and canapés are served in the outdoor area 7.15pm Guests are seated, MC announces the arrival of the bridal party 7.20pm MC introduction and speeches begin 7.30pm Main course is served 8.15pm Speeches 8.30pm Dessert is served 9.00pm Cutting of the cake by, followed by first dance 10.00pm The wedding cake is presented with tea and coffee 11.30pm Last drinks are served 12.00am Guests to depart Please note that the above is a guide only.
The wedding coordinator will work with you to tailor a day to suit your requirements.
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FARM STAY ACCOMMODATION A number of unique farm stays are available around the beautiful rural area of Matamata. Offering great country style accommodation, the properties have been handpicked by our staff to ensure they meet the standards of our most discerning guest. These bespoke properties all have special features which allow us to design your stay according to your needs. These properties do not just provide quality accommodation.
All are situated on varying farms or rural properties. The specially chosen hosts will ensure you are treated as special guests in their home environment. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the ‘real’ New Zealand through the eyes of a local. Please enquire for a price.
Romantic luxuries 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata 3472, New Zealand | P: (64) 7 888 1505 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hobbitontours.com
RESERVING YOUR DATE To reserve your date we require confirmation in writing and a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is required. We do accept pencil bookings which can be held for up to two weeks. FINAL NUMBERS For catering purposes, final numbers are required seven days prior to your wedding day. The final numbers will be the minimum number invoiced for. FOOD AND BEVERAGE All prices are current at the date of publishing; confirmation of prices will be confirmed six months prior to your wedding.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS We cater to all dietary requirements. Any dietary requirements that apply to your group must be advised seven days prior to your chosen date. DAMAGES Hobbiton Movie Set will not be held responsible for any losses or breakages. Clients are responsible for all damages caused to Hobbiton Movie Set’s property and equipment, including any losses, even if caused by guests of the client. Consultation will be made prior to charging your account.
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