Ashburton Wedding Venue and Luxury Accomodation

We all deserve a moment where time stands still.

So many of our best moments rush on by without pause.

Welcome to Hemsworth Estate.  Set in the shelter of centennial trees, Hemsworth Estate is an Edwardian Villa that offers its guests a unique and welcoming experience.  Home to New Zealand’s first Hampshire Sheep Stud, it has been lovingly restored with luxury accommodation, romantic gardens and the ability to step back in time.  In its seclusion, you’ll experience the distinct feeling of time slipping away as you explore the estate.  Hemsworth combines the nostalgia of the past with the modern comforts of the present – the very best of both worlds.

Step foot inside Hemsworth Estate. We aim to extend those moments where memories can be made.


From the moment of arrival, Hemsworth Estate opens its doors wide and spares no expense in welcoming its guests.

High Tea

A decadent experience for the taste buds filled with nostalgic tradition and quality finishings, and of course, fresh scones.

Events & Weddings

A celebration at Hemsworth Estate is full of little, intimate moments. From start to finish, the planning process is detailed and personal.

Visit us for Afternoon Tea

Hemsworth Estate is open most Fridays for Afternoon Tea from 2:00-4:00pm. 

🕰 Arrive anytime between 2:00pm and 3:30pm (we will close at 4:00pm)
📞 No need to book but please do call ahead if you have dietary requirements or a large group.
🌹 Choose your own table outside near the rose garden or in the newly opened Morning Room.
☕ Be served a fresh pot of french press coffee, or a pot of tea of your choice.
🍰 Choose from a selection of seasonal cake, biscuits and tea sandwiches available for purchase. (Altogether your total won’t be more than $20 per person.)
🐾 Spend the afternoon catching up with your group, take a wander around the gardens and take a small tour around the Homestead. (You might even get to meet Willow, the puppy!)
🛎 When you’re ready to leave, pay via cash, bank transfer or credit card.

See all available dates on our Facebook Page.

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