Welcome to the Sawmill Cafe
The Leigh Sawmill Cafe specialises in weddings, private parties and events


About having your wedding, party or event catered for at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe.

We do not do weddings between 24 December - up to and including Waitangi weekend, or on Sundays. Our high season is February - April

Our ornamental gardens provide a wonderful arena to gather and socialise and look gorgeous dressed in lanterns at night. Young guests can enjoy the playground, maypole, swing, theres even a boat in the garden, theres also a quiet space to watch TV or a video.

Exclusive use & minimum number of guests?

When you book your wedding at the Sawmill Café you have the option of exclusive use of the venue and grounds from 12 midday (this includes 3 hours setup time), we do have a minimum requirement of 80 guests for the full day.

There are other options available (having exclusive use from 5pm).

We prefer to tailor a quote on an individual basis, so please drop us a line and we'll go from there.

More about weddings...

We can offer full use of our facilities, including private meeting room, projector, whiteboard and photocopier, and are happy to help organize schedules, day trips, meals or self catering facilities and any extra local accommodation you might need.

Other accommodation?

We are happy to recommend other accommodation in our area from back packers to Bach’s and can supply you with a list.


Our liquor license goes to 1am. We need all guests to vacate the premises by 1:30am


Our sound system is very good, we have cd mixers, turn tables and a mini disk player or you can bring your ipod, we are also happy to recommend good bands and dj’s that have played at weddings here in the past.


Full payment is required at the conclusion of the evening or by 11am the following morning, by cash, cheque or eftpos - credit card payments will incur a further 2.5% to the final bill for bank fees.


Please be aware that the deposit is non refundable. If you need to cancel please do it with as much notice as possible, cancellations one week prior to the event will incur a 20% fee (based on total quote)


If you would like to receive a wedding information pack.
Please Email Susan your questions and we will send a prompt reply.

Call Susan: 09 422 6019

Antiques at the sawmill cafe

The Sawmill Cafe provides a unique family environment.

Bookings. Phone: 09 422 6019