It's a Crowded House song, but it's also the reality of living in Auckland! Being a city perched on such a narrow isthmus, weather can whirl and swirl and change countless times over the course of a day.
It's a standing joke that Aucklanders don't carry umbrellas as 'the rain will pass soon" - and on a rainy day the city is full of damp people dashing from shelter to shelter, in stark contrast with cities like London where a brolly is carried almost as often as a briefcase!
This summer has shown us a new level of rain. And while dancing in the rain may be an incredibly romantic way to begin a love story, it's not what you want on your wedding day.
Hire a pavilion marquee or a large party tent for your big day
As well as creating a space you can make your own, a hire marquee is an insurance policy against the caprices of the weather gods - especially our impressive pavilion marquees, which are rated to withstand 100km winds!
Choose a clear marquee to watch the rain pound down or a traditional white hire marquee to shut out the world and create your own sanctuary.
It's a smart move to ensure that your event and your guests are protected from wind, rain, and even hot sun - so everyone can focus on the fun, the friends, and the occasion.
Take it up a level, with an extra large marquee
For up to 1100 guests, you may choose to hire our extra large hire marquee, Wharenui.
Featuring 4 m high glass and steel walls and 14 x lockable double glass doors, this large marquee can seat up to 1100 people. This huge hire marquee creates a perfect, weather-proof outdoor event space for very large events.
Perfect for exhibitions, cocktail parties, seated dining, conferences, dancing and more, the marquee doors can be left open for an indoor-outdoor space that includes the garden, or we can create a covered entrance way for an intimate 'indoor' feel.
Either way, the weather will not be an uninvited guest at your event!