Hygge at Clifton Bay, the most scenic function and wedding venue in the Hawkes Bay.

Set in a beautiful location looking out to Cape Kidnappers, we offer high-quality food and excellent service for any occasion. Whether you are hosting a business event, celebrating a birthday or  anniversary or looking for the perfect rustic wedding venue in the Hawkes Bay, it would be our pleasure in welcoming you to Hygge at Clifton Bay.

During our usual business hours we cater for groups of all sizes. Private function venue hire is available for evening events. Hire charge and a minimum food and beverage spend may apply.

book Your Function

Cape End

Seats up to 45 people.
Seats up to 130 people, or 300 people standing.
An indoor area at the Cape end that can be closed off for your exclusive space.

We can seat up to 130 people, or provide a 'walk and fork' service for 300 standing guests. This is utilising both the indoor and outdoor areas.
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Marquee hire

Seating for more than 130 people.
Hygge is situated on 2 hectares of land, bordered by the sea on one side, making it one of the top wedding venues in the Hawkes Bay. Any sized functions can be catered for on-site.  Please feel free to enquire.

Under the Vines

Seats 20 to 50 people.
For that more intimate occassion in an outdoor setting.
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Full Venue Hire

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Catering Options

We offer an extensive range of menu options, from buffet to à la carte. We are happy to discuss the available options and help you to decide on the right menu for your occasion. Each menu offers delicious food brought to you by our experienced kitchen team, led by head chef Bruce Dawkins. Please inquire for more details Hygge is fully licensed and our drinks list celebrates local businesses.

We serve a selection of wines, beer, craft beer, and cider, focusing on the Hawkes Bay’s wonderful offerings. We can discuss your requirements to ensure we are well stocked according to your preferences. If you have something in mind which we do not usually offer, please ask and we will quote a price​.
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Meal Services

Reduced Menu

Or shall we say walk, fork and talk! This is a perfect way to mingle with your party. These dishes are designed to be eaten easily with a fork & small bowl or plate. You will have a choice of the chefs’ selection which will be chosen prior to your booking. This option is designed for business functions, presentations and casual gatherings. 50+ people required.

Alternate Drop

Walk & Fork


Dishes are served to tables for guests to help themselves as they wish. You will be served your choice of meats, salads and seasonal vegetables. A fun and social way to share your meal that works well with large groups.
We have a selection of buffet meal options catering for large groups. Guests choose what they want and can easily come back for more, all the while with a great selection to choose from.
This service will be catered fully to your choice of meal for your function. We will have our most popular dishes on a menu for you to choose from. Alternate drop or a pre-order is required for this choice.
An alternate drop service is where two menu dishes are chosen by the host in advance. People are served each meal alternatively, for example beef and chicken. Generally, diners are free to swap meals on their table if someone else is willing. This option is popular at large functions instead of the buffet option. Vegetarian guests, or those with dietary needs usually receive a different meal.

Shared Plates

Plated Meals

Suitable for groups of over 25 people within our lunch service this menu includes our top four dishes, providing your guests with plenty of choice. Sides are also available.
Other meal services can be provided on request. Feel free to ask about what else we can provide.