Now available for small, DIY weddings!!
A bride's makeup room with perfect southern light, garden grown flowers, plenty of room to spread out - Hololio House is perfect for wedding group, special birthdays, and family celebrations. Clevedon has several quality wedding venues all within easy reach. Book three days and have your pre-wedding dinner and post-wedding function with us. We also offer beautiful location options for your photoshoot, without having to move. Book the Hololio Poolhouse for the wedding couple on their special night, or for a relaxed after-party lunch with your family and guests.
The Hololio Polo Club grounds sit directly below Hololio House - there is polo to watch three times a week January - March, and horse exercising September to April. In winter, we run sheep.
Hololio Farm is a 200 acre working horse and sheep farm with 7km of river trails, and exciting planting and regeneration projects. All guests have access to the walking/cycling trails.
We are often asked to host weddings. We don't offer a wedding service, but we are open to 'dry-hire' weddings of up to 50 (30 in Winter) . Fee includes one night in Hololio House (for 5 guests) and access for preparation the day before and packout the day after.
There are many beautiful locations around Hololio House, the Poolhouse and the farm that couples might choose for their ceremony. Locations for ceremony and photographs are included in the wedding event hire price. Hireage of equipment and props (structures, potted plants etc) is additional.
Flowers and foliage are available to our bridal parties - this is a very sustainable way to have the most beautiful, natural, seasonal flowers at your wedding, without the packaging and shipping burden associated with commercial market flowers. Our preferred florist is Carol @branchandbloomnz
This is a dry hire or 'DIY' event- we supply the facility, and remove the rubbish. You will be responsible for any marquees, tents, or structures; catering, beverages, site preparation, load in and packout.
15-20 guests: $2000
20-25 guests: $2500
25-30 guests: $3500
30-50 guests: $5000
Events with more than 30: Summer only.
Includes Hololio House for one night, five guests. Additional nights/guests and Poolhouse rental is payable at a discount of 25% regular rates. All prices include GST.
Non-refundable $500 fee to hold a date whilst planning. $1000 Deposit/Bond payable on booking, remainder with adjustments for final numbers 14 days from event.
Our 1892 solid kauri homestead was an original homestead for the Munro family, who settled in Clevedon in the 1850s and owned the property until 1981. It is very special to us. It is furnished with a mixture of antiques and restored and upcycled furniture. We welcome respectful groups, especially families getting together for special occasions. We live next door, so protect our privacy and our property, Hololio House is not available for 21sts, hens and stag parties, and similar. If you are looking for a venue for such an event, and would like to book the house for accommodation (not the party), talk to us.
We line dry our linen and towels, compost our food waste, and collect rainwater from our roofs. We hope you will support our efforts by reducing waste and recyling while you are with us. We are restoring a wetland just a few hundred metres from the house - a hand is always welcome! See our weddings section -our environmentally conscious guests have an option to forage for flowers and foliage here.
Our Village is small but has everything you need - a pub, two dairies, three restaurants, a gas station. Please see www.clevedon.co.nz for information. The Clevedon Village Farmer's market is a short walk across the road at the Clevedon Showgrounds. It is an absolute must-visit, open 8.30 am to 1.30 pm Sundays www.clevedonfarmersmarket.co.nz Clevedon is a multisport centre - close to beaches, popular road and mountain bike routes, three magnificent Regional Parks, and the Thorps Hill walk/run trail to the top of Thorps Hill. There is a useful list of local walks on the local website. See our Guidebook on AirBnB for restaurant recommendations.
We prefer bookings via AirBnB. Length of Stay and other discounts off the rack rates set out below are available via bookings only on AirBnB. See https://airbnb.com/h/hololio-house
All rentals include: full country kitchen with sofas and woodburner; laundry; BBQ; dining room, drawing room with fire; dining room; separate sunroom ; furnished verandah with elevated farm and polo field views; full access to farm trails and river.
Downstairs: Bed 1 with queen bed (and single); Bed 2 with double bed (and single); family bathroom with shower and bath, plus separate lavatory;
Upstairs: Bed 3 with superking bed and ensuite bathroom, Bed 4 with queen bed (and single) , Bed 5 with queen bed (and single); shared bathroom (for Beds 4 and 5).
Our base rate covers the house, and five guests. Guests after 5 are an additional $25 per guest/night.
Friday and Saturday nights
September- November, April- May
For beds and rooms as above, includes firewood replenished as needed
June, July, August
For beds and rooms as above, includes firewood replenished as needed
For every rental
For Guests after 5
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Florists known to us can pick from our gardens for your celebration.
Wedding/Celebration prep photography in the house and surrounds is welcome and included in your rental. Use of the Dow Woolshed or Poolhouse incurs a charge, flexible depending on use.
The Poolhouse is available for rental for larger groups. Very suitable for daytime relaxed family parties. Ideal for day-after gatherings. Price is for up to 40 guests. Guests thereafter charged at $15/head. See AirBnB: https://airbnb.com/h/hololiopoolhouse
a 25% discount is available to renters of Hololio House.
For wedding and event guests who attend your gathering, but don't stay.
Hololio is Hawaiian for running horse. Purchased by current owner Nick Jones in 1981 from the original settlers, the Munros, the property has recently expanded to incorporate the adjoining historic Dow property, and to reintegrate the Munro homestead, built in 1892.
Since 2001, the owners Nick Jones and Josephine Elworthy have undertaken an extensive tree planting and trail building programme. They are active in the Friends of Te Wairoa river restoration project, and the Clevedon trails project. The trees and trails, with the river, now provide a unique farmland environment for visitors and residents.
Hololio Farm:116 Monument Road
Hololio House: 120 Monument Rd, Clevedon
Hololio Polo: 250 Tourist Rd, Clevedon
Hololio Trails: 250 Tourist Rd, Clevedon.
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Click below for more information about our river restoration project with the Million Metres organisation
We are often asked to host weddings. We don't offer a wedding event service but we will on occasion hire the facilities and locations for couples to create their own dream wedding.
We are open to weddings of up to 60, charged additional to the accommodation and Poolhouse hire as follows (for a half day event, including access for preparation day before and packout day after):
Indicative prices for a 'DIY' family wedding:
20-30 guests: $2000
30-40 guests: $3000
40-50 guests: $4500
50-60 guests: $6000.
This is a dry hire - you will be responsible for any marquees, tents, or structures; catering, beverages, site preparation, load in and packout, and catering rubbish removal (we remove household waste for resident guests. The house is equipped for 14 resident guests - catering should include furniture, equipment, cutlery, plates and glassware for the full wedding guestlist including bridal party.
Ceremony locations: There are many beautiful locations around Hololio House, the Poolhouse and the farm that couples might choose for their ceremony. Locations for ceremony and photographs are included in the wedding event hire.
All prices include GST. Non-refundable $500 fee to hold a date whilst planning, 14 days. Deposit 25% payable on booking, remainder 14 days from event. Refundable minimum $1000 bond for non-AirBnB bookings, payable on booking.