Celebrations of Life

at Allely Estate

Experience a unique and bespoke celebration of your life on your terms at renowned venue Allely Estate, located in the heart of Kumeu. 

"A heartfelt celebration of your life before the journey’s end."

Allely Estate
Allely Estate

The rising trend of living funerals, also known as living memorials, seeks to change the narrative of how we say goodbye. A living funeral is a celebration for someone still alive and able to actively participate in the event.

When organising or involved in your own living funeral, you can ensure that the final gathering held in your name reflects how you wish to be remembered and celebrated.  You may wish for a sit-down meal, or canapes and cocktails, or even to have a drop of the finest spirit or wine you most enjoy (we do our best to accommodate).  Allely Estate can accommodate from 60 to 200 seated for meals or up to 400 for canapes or finger food.

In this setting & celebration, you have the privilege of hearing the heartfelt sentiments others hold for you, creating a reciprocal exchange of appreciation and understanding.  We all can reflect on a moment we have sat at a memorial or funeral and wished we had said what we felt whilst the one we loved was alive. 

"What truly matters in life is not the possessions we have, but the people who fill our lives."

Allely Estate has a reputation for last minute weddings brought about by life changes.  In fact, Allely Estate were the venue for Wedding of the Year 2020/21, a wedding brought forward to accommodate the bride’s terminally ill mother being able to attend.  Or Anna having her wedding brought forward so her sweet mum could attend, only to pass a month later. 

"The more you praise & celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

– Oprah Winfrey

These events are testament to our heart-centric approach to managing events, characterised by a seamless blend of compassion, grace, and professionalism.  We ensure every aspect of your celebration is handled with care, empathy, compassion, and humility.  Renowned for our precision in venue planning we can assist you with the planning of menus, recommend videographers & photographers to record or even stream the event, suggest a suitable MC or officiant to manage the flow of speakers or activities, along with help you with planning out other bespoke touches that can be helpful as icebreakers when sharing stories and memories.  You may even want to have bespoke wine for the occasion or as gifts which we can manage from our sister company Wine Time.

Celebrating your life and bidding farewell to loved ones in a serene, natural setting like Allely Estate, in a manner of your choosing, often aids in finding peace and closure as one prepares for the end-of-life journey.

The act of planning such a celebration of life with your living funeral can instil a sense of empowerment, allowing everyone to come to terms with your imminent departure from life.

Share stories, and thoughts that may have been unsaid, create new memories, and revel in the company of those who have brought joy to your life in the same way you have theirs, in a setting that radiates warmth and positivity.

Plan your Living Celebration at Allely Estate.

Where every moment is treasured, and every celebration is truly special.

” Thank you for all your hard work and amazing customer service both over email and in person. You and your staff have been nothing short of amazing. It was one of the most relaxed and fun weddings I have ever planned and coordinated – and that had to do a lot to with the attitude of you and your staff.

I really hope I get to work with you guys again – I will definitely be recommending Alley Estate to anyone looking for a special venue for their wedding. “