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Ascension Wedding Fair Sunday 18th May 2014

You will find everything you could possibly need for the perfect wedding day at the annualAscension Wedding Fair on Sunday the 18th of May from 10am until 3pm. Come and meet Carlie Ascension’s Artisan of Amore and see Ascension Wine Estate at its best with a stunning mock wedding set up in the Belfry wedding venue. There will also be opportunities to explore our gorgeous grounds and see our numerous fine and wet weather options which make Ascension the perfect all-seasons, all weather wedding venue.

Other wedding fairs can be overwhelming but here at Ascension we have collected our best and most trusted suppliers together in one place to help you plan a beautiful stress-free wedding day. The Ascension Wedding Fair will be a fantastic day out. With complimentary wine tasting and canapés, live music, spot prizes and special deals available to wedding fair guests only, you just have to be there!

Lloyd Cole and Greg Johnson


Lloyd Cole and Greg Johnson 

Sunday 15th June 2014  Gates open 2pm 

UK legend Lloyd Cole will perform eight concerts across New Zealand from early June, with our own master-songwriter Greg Johnson returning from Los Angeles to join the bill, including a one day only concert at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana.

Cole's solo concerts coincide with the local release of his acclaimed new album Standards - a stunning record which has generated Cole's inevitable renaissance across Europe. He heads Downunder after a series of sold out shows, and star billing on premiere UK music show ‘Later With Jools Holland’.

New Zealand's appreciation for Cole reaches back 30 years to early Lloyd Cole and the Commotions albums like Rattlesnakes and Easy Pieces, continuing right up to 2011's Broken Record (No 11 in the NZ album chart).

Cole's songbook houses gems like Lost Weekend, Perfect Skin, Rattlesnakes, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken, Jennifer She Said, Live Lovers Do, Period Piece and Myrtle and Rose  - material which has formed an enduring connection with fans worldwide.

Los Angeles-based Kiwi Greg Johnson will play a rare solo set, celebrating the Autumn release of Some Other Place, Some Other Time - The Greg Johnson Anthology on Universal Records.

Johnson's songs have become part of our own cultural landscape, thanks to likes of Isabelle, Liberty (APRA Silver Scroll winner), Don’t Wait Another Day, Save Yourself, It's Been So Long, Now The Sun is Out, and Hold Tight – helping him to two NZ Music Awards and eight top 20 albums.

Tickets $59.00

Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Ascension-Wine-Estate-tickets-Matakana/venue/295270, over the phone 09-422-9601, or onsite at Ascension Wine Estate.