The Laughing Peacock Cafe and Function Centre, 1178 Orini Road, Taupiri is centrally located in the Waikato, 25 minutes north of Hamilton and 45 minutes south of Auckland. The venue is ideal for relaxing Sunday brunches, conferences, weddings and those special one off events
Encompassing an elegantly restored 1940s double bay villa , architecturally designed pavilion with great indoor/outdoor flow, and 2 hectares of beautifully planted cottage gardens, the Laughing Peacock is nestled alongside tracts of century-old native bush and can be transformed to meet the requirements of any event.
Weddings are a one-stop speciality at the Laughing Peacock. The ceremony can be held either on the willow lawn, in the totara dell, the 40 metre double herbaceous border, the potager or either the pergola or the peacock lawns. Photos can be discreetly taken throughout the garden and amongst the towering totaras and kahikatea trees while guests relax at the villa. Wedding receptions and flow-on celebrations are held in the purpose-built pavilion.The perfect wedding all at one venue.
Special celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays and Christmas functions can be perfectly hosted inside the villa. Opening onto a secluded lawn, the peaceful country atmosphere can be enjoyed by your guests . Alternately larger groups of up to 120 can be accomodated in our courtyard pavillion, now able to be enclosed with retractable sides.
Conferences can be accommodated in a modern and unique facility. The facilities inside the villa provide a private elegant space for up to 20 delegates. The outside pavillion can also seat up to 80 theatre style. For downtime or team building activities we have set up our own sporting complex for your exclusive use at the old Orini bowling club. Pool, tennis, bowls, darts, croquet and table tennis can all be enjoyed (weather permitting) and are inclusive in our venue hire fee.
The Laughing Peacock is open every Sunday from 10am till 4pm for brunch.Take a drive to a part of New Zealand you may not have been before. Bring your bike for a cycle or enjoy a walk in the nearby Pukemokemoke reserve or just enjoy a relaxing glass of wine or cocktail while sampling our gourmet menu. The peacefulness and beauty of our country spot are a perfect way of unwinding at the end of the week.
From Taupiri (10 minutes)
From state highway 1turn onto the main road to Gordonton, at the first roundabout turn left onto Orini Road. Travel 11k's we are on the right.
From Hamilton (25 minutes);
Follow Gortonton road out through Gordonton, take the first right onto Whitikahu Road past Woodlands. Take the second left onto Tenfoot Road. Drive the length of Tenfoot Road and turn right. We are 4kms on the right on Orini Road number 1178.