We’ve had a busy summer season and, along with “What gorgeous gardens” and “You’d never know all of this was hidden back here!”, we’ve also heard a lot of, “I remember Allely Estate from years ago when it was Allely House…” and then they share their memory.
For many, it was a wedding or engagement party or milestone celebration they attended. Others remember dining here when it was a local restaurant. Quite a few fondly recall working here during their school or university holidays, as wait staff or in the kitchen!
We’re so proud of the name and reputation Allely Estate has in our local community – it’s a slice of history!
Once upon a time, the land at Allely Estate was used to produce Selaks Wines. Then, 35 years ago, the beautiful 1900s heart-kauri villa was relocated from Henderson – with its roaring fire and view of the gardens, it’s now where we hold our intimate and/or winter weddings, and couples often use the front rooms to get ready and take pre-wedding photos (and a few bubbles to calm the nerves!). We also find businesses like to use the villa to hunker down and do corporate strategy or training days.
Thank you for supporting our local business and sharing your memories with us – we love to hear them!