Let us introduce you to Auckland’s newest and most chic wedding and event venues we have seen. Tote On Ascot located at the Ellerslie racecourse has been designed with impeccable taste for those who are looking for a central Auckland location with a difference…

In the past Ellerslie has been thought of as a racecourse, this is, of course, true but now with the addition of this beautiful new event and wedding space ‘Tote On Ascot’ and the ability to host large scale opulent events (up to 450 for cocktails and 200 for seated) as well as uniquely intimate events too, it is fast becoming recognised as one of Auckland’s most refined and in-demand wedding and event locations.

The heritage space which was originally built in 1885 is not short on charm. It has been painstakingly restored to the highest level and designed to offer guests a blank canvas so they can style it to suit their individual tastes. The high stud with lovingly-restored, historic wooden beams and the oak floors give the building a feeling of grandness. And the bar fitted out with Italian granite, titanium and leather makes for an inviting and elevated refreshment stop.

Having the flexibility to put your own style into a setting so well maintained and finished is a dream for any couple. The team at Tote On Ascot worked with a group of talented suppliers to dress the space in a variety of ways so couples can see how malleable it is. You have already seen it dressed in darker more masculine tones which would suit a black-tie event or cocktail wedding. Browse the images below to see a softer palette and furnishings for a more feminine or lighter daytime touch.

And then with a fresh blue palette…

Another one of the key selling points is that you have the racecourse with its mature trees and mix of historic and modern buildings to use as your backdrop for wedding photographs. How wonderful to be able to stay on-site while having so many options. We were lucky enough to shoot our issue 17 Occasion fashion editorial on-site at Tote on Ascot. Below you will see just some of the examples of the variation of possible settings within the grounds and the event space for wedding and event photos.

Oh, and did we mention parking is a dream, free for all your guests and easily so accessible on-site! Which is extremely rare for a city-based venue. Tote On Ascot, is well worth a visit for your upcoming Auckland wedding or event. Their information sheet can be accessed here. It’s Auckland’s newest prestige wedding and event space.

Top Images Photography by Amanda Thomas Photography | Lighting and Draping by La Lumiere | Styling and Florals by Liberty Event Styling | Furniture by Darby & Grey Event Hire