With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Kidnappers as the backdrop, Hygge at Clifton Bay has become one of the most popular wedding reception venues in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and throughout Hawke’s Bay.

Talk with us about a wedding of any size, from a small intimate ​I-do to a large Marquee affair. It’s your day, and at Hygge (Danish for all that is good in life) we host with heart.

Our experienced team will pull out all the stops, helping you plan your magical day that will include breathtaking views, rustic idyllic charm and delicious, mouth-watering food.


The Hygge Difference

Hygge(“hue-guh”) is a Danish word meaning the essence of what is good in life. Happiness, enjoyment, and comfort are encompassed.  

Our team will work to bring this to your wedding and take care of the finer details, so you can enjoy our wonderful atmosphere with your family or friends at any time of the year.  

- Experienced in-house event planner at your service
- An indoor/outdoor wedding venue with wet weather contingency
- Outstanding hospitality

All set in this beautiful location looking out to the Pacific Ocean and the cliffs of Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay.  

Award Winning Venue

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Wedding Industry
2023 Finalist

Outstanding wedding ceremony and outstanding reception venue
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Restaurant Guru
2023 Award

Best Cafe in Te Awanga
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HB Chamber of Commerce
2023 Finalist

Ultimate Visitor Experience

Winter Weddings

Through the winter months, be welcomed into the warmth and settle into our spacious, cosy indoor venue with two roaring fires.  Our venue is well set up to accommodate weddings of multiple configurations indoors, with spaces for ceremony, reception, and a knees-up with the band.

Summer Weddings

When the warmer weather graces us, we open our doors so your party can flow into our beautiful outside area and lawn. Soak up the sun or sit in the shade of the olive trees. Enjoy the glistening sea, and a lovely sea breeze.
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"We had such a wonderful day, and our guests still comment on the delicious food when we catch up with them!"

- Kelly & Michael
"... it was amazing, all our friends and family couldn't stop raving about the venue and food."

- Tim & Erin


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Venue Spaces

Your indoor space at Hygge can accommodate up to 130 seated or 200 people doing a standing ‘walk & fork’. We have a beautiful space for you to erect a marquee for larger numbers also.  
Our experienced team are experts at adapting and massaging the venue plan for your Wedding to suit you. Take a deeper look into the venue spaces online and when you’re ready, book a time to pop out for a viewing.  

Explore our Venue Spaces

Wedding Menu

Lovingly prepared by our experienced kitchen team, led by our Head Chef, your wedding menu at Hygge will consist of high quality food and excellent service for your special day.  

Hygge is fully licensed, and our drinks list and menu celebrate local businesses and ethical and organic produce. 

We offer shared plates, plated meals, buffet and walk & fork meal services.
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Venue Hire

2:30pm - 12am

On the day of your wedding, Hygge closes to the public at 2pm and your set-up access is from 2.30pm.

Wedding ceremonies can take place starting at 4pm and Wedding receptions finish at 12am midnight.

Please enquire for our latest Weddings Pack and a full break-down of costs and options.

Wedding Enquiry
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"Loved the whole stress free experience. It would have been one of the best locations in the bay, Robyn and Kerry were exceptional hosts."

- Paul & Nikki
"Your venue and staff provided the perfect setting for the personal, relaxed wedding we wished for."

- Lana & Geoff
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Get started

Contact us today to start organising your destination wedding at
Hygge at Clifton Bay, Hawke’s Bay.

Send us an enquiry and we’ll be in touch with more information and our latest Weddings Pack.  
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests here at Hygge.