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New Zealand Wedding Venues

by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 27 Sep 2023

Whether you’re lucky enough to call New Zealand home or simply dream of a breathtaking location for your big day, there’s no doubt this is the place for a destination wedding. From seaside venues to magnificent mountaintops, rustic barns to dainty gardens - New Zealand boasts a dynamic selection of wedding venues for your upcoming nuptials. Be it Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch or one of the smaller regions, you can rest assured that there is a venue with your name on it. We’ve gathered some of the most outstanding New Zealand wedding venues of all time, so browse our handy list below at your leisure. 

 

Lone Pine Estate

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Lone Pine Estate is a glorious venue set in Riverhead, Auckland. With its Renaissance architecture, gardens and luxurious spaces - it's hard to believe that Auckland offers such a venue! The extensive property includes many striking spaces for your wedding formalities, festivities and photography.

Rydges Auckland

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You'll be on top of the world at Rydges, an inner-city hotel famous for its Rooftop Terrace. As the primary wedding space, The Rooftop Terrace accommodates up to 150 guests and presents uncompromised views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge. The Hotel has 267 guest rooms and suites, including the beautiful bridal suite - perfect for pre and post-wedding celebrations.

Vanderosa Farms

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Vanderosa Farms is a breathtaking venue set on a ridgeline 300m above sea level. Minutes from Leigh, Vanderosa Farms overlooks Pakiri Beach and surrounding farmland. The property consists of a newly-built Black Barn that seats up to 150 guests, picturesque lawns and boutique onsite accommodation.

Rydges Latimer

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Rydges Latimer Christchurch is a refined wedding venue and accommodation in the heart of Christchurch. The knowledgeable team of wedding experts will assist in the planning and actioning of your day - from culinary selections and decorative nuances to itineraries and beyond. 

QT Auckland

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For those wanting a hotel wedding, you can't go past QT Auckland. Set against a backdrop of harbour and city views, QT is a unique venue with elegant spaces throughout. Discover bespoke wedding packages, including luxury accommodation and decadent dining menus.

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort

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Rydges Formosa Golf Resort is an inspiring place to celebrate your big day. Set on a clifftop in Beachlands, Rydges looks out to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island and the Coromandel Peninsula. Rydges presents tailored wedding packages to cover all your bases - from catering to accommodation.

Arawa Park Hotel

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Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua is a comprehensive wedding venue overlooking the city of Rotorua. As part of the esteemed Independent Collection, Arawa Park maintains an uncompromised commitment to quality. Within the Hotel are seven event spaces, an in-house eatery, modern facilities and deluxe suites suitable for pre and post-wedding celebrations.

The Hotel Britomart

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Rusticity meets luxury at The Hotel Britomart. Boasting many beautiful spaces, this venue can be configured and styled to suit your preferences. Tucked away in the heart of downtown Auckland, The Hotel Britomart is surrounded by culture, colour and activity.

Northridge Golf Resort

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Northridge Country Lodge is a Tudor-style venue set on a lush 9-hole golf course. Designed to bring the outdoors in, this venue is framed by native bush and overlooks rural Wainui. There's no need to put a cap on the guest list when you're at Northridge Country Lodge. The Lodge offers four indoor spaces, and the property provides extensive grounds for the addition of marquees.

 

Whisky & Wood

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Whisky & Wood offers the perfect combination of blank space and character. Featuring washed-brick walls, soaring high ceilings, skylights, and a wooden bar area, Whisky & Wood exudes industrial elegance and hosts up to 120 guests. Have your wedding your way at Whisky & Wood.

Larcomb Vineyard

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A charming red barn venue adorned with vines and greenery, Larcomb Vineyard offers the best of Canterbury hospitality and charm. With three dynamic spaces, extensive grounds and bespoke catering - Larcomb offers a beautifully rustic wedding venue just 30 minutes from Christchurch CBD. 

 

Orlando Country

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Orlando Country is a family-led venue set in the beautiful Palmerston North. Across this immaculately-kept property, you’ll find the Lake House, Pavilion, Chapel and Courtyard. Boasting a full driving range, 9-hole golf course, homeware store and a cafe - Orlando Country not only provides incredible spaces but immersive activities to match.

 

Administrator House

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Built in 1925, this impressive heritage building has been beautifully restored to create a space for premium events in the CBD. The entrance was designed with Oamaru limestone and Nelson marble, offering a dramatic and classic look to wow your guests upon arrival. The high ceilings and wooden floors create a light-filled, flexible space, while the walls are lined with an extensive art collection.

 

Heritage Queenstown

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A sophisticated hotel specialising in seamless events, Heritage Queenstown is pure magic in the centre of town. Crafted from centuries-old schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown offers the character of a bygone era. Praised for their outstanding hospitality and service, the Heritage team succeeds in delivering excellent experiences to their guests. 

 

Vineyard Cottages

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Set in Waimauku, Vineyard Cottages is an off-the-grid feeling venue with all of the amenities to make your wedding the event you’ve dreamed of. This homely venue consists of seven cottages and a conference centre (50-guest capacity) with gorgeous grounds in between.

 

Pullman Auckland Hotel

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Designed to impress, Pullman is a luxe wedding venue and accommodation in the heart of the city. For grand affairs, the Princess Ballroom offers an expansive space which extends onto an outdoor terrace. Princess Ballroom features state-of-the-art AV, a private pre-function area, and a built-in bar. Top of the Town is a top-floor space for those seeking a more intimate space with spectacular views of the cityscape and Waitemata Harbour. Offering all-inclusive wedding packages to alleviate stress and maximise satisfaction - Pullman is here to enhance your wedding.

 

TreeChurch

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A living chapel made out of trees, TreeChurch is undoubtedly one of the most unique venues in the country. Set on two hectares of beautifully kept grounds, TreeChurch sets the scene for something special. Vibrant in the Summer and richly coloured in the Autumn, TreeChurch stays picturesque all year. The leafy walls of the structure are adorned with roses, and the moveable benches provide seating for up to 100 guests. 

Five Knots

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Five Knots is a relaxed yacht club turned wedding and event venue sitting pretty on Tamaki Drive. This Mission Bay venue is made up of two versatile and light-filled spaces; the Five Knots Room and the Commodores Lounge. The Five Knots Room is a neutral-coloured space with a mezzanine, a high-pitched A-frame ceiling and a capacity of up to 190 guests. Upstairs you’ll find the Commodores Lounge, which showcases Auckland City and Rangitoto Island through 180-degree views. 

Mona Vale

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You'll find the embodiment of Christchurch charm at Mona Vale, an elegant venue set on 5.5 acres of grounds alongside the Avalon river. Mona Vale has been lovingly restored in recent years and functions as both a cafe and an event venue. Boasting one of the most gorgeous gardens in the city, the grounds are expansive and set to host celebrations of all kinds.

 

Cocoon House

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Cocoon House is comprised of three floors of beautifully decorated spaces. Each room is filled with handcrafted furniture and taonga from New Zealand’s greatest contemporary artists. Whether you want to take over one area or the entire house - Cocoon House is a stunning venue for weddings, exclusive parties, art exhibitions and more.

 

Chateau on the Park

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Moments from Christchurch City, Chateau on the Park is a DoubleTree by Hilton production. The property boasts a moat, vineyard and an award-winning rose garden. Complete with catering, accommodation, dynamic spaces and an expert events team - Chateau on the Park sets the scene for something truly special.

 

Luxerose Secret Garden

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Understated and ever so lovely, Luxerose Secret Garden is a charming cafe venue set in Parnell. With bespoke menus that guests rave about, the Luxerose team are the connoisseurs of elegant experiences. Nestled just by Parnell’s famous rose gardens, Luxerose is a beautiful place for wedding formalities and celebrations for up to 100 guests. 

 

 

The Officers Mess

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Soak up the sunshine and stunning views at Takapuna’s best clifftop venue, The Officers Mess. Located clifftop at Narrow Neck Beach, The Officers Mess features a trio of indoor spaces to choose from, accommodating anywhere from 40 to 200 guests. Your event catering will be well looked after by the award-winning chef, Jeremy Schmid.

 

Viaduct Yacht Club

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Viaduct Yacht Club is a dedicated private function venue overlooking the boats of the Viaduct Marina, Auckland. The venue is large enough to hold a crowd of up to 240 guests, yet intimate, with the bar dividing the room into distinct areas. YVC serves as a wonderful canvas that can be transformed for a range of different events.

 

Hilton, Auckland

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A first-class experience awaits you at Hilton Auckland. As one of the most iconic hotel brands, the Auckland branch certainly lives up to its name. Extending over Auckland's iconic waterfront, Hilton presents unmatched views of the Waitemata Harbour, blank-canvas spaces and incredible hospitality.

Space On Crummer

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The luscious and light-filled space at Space on Crummer is every wedding planner's dream venue. The industrial indoor space hosts 160 guests cocktail style and flows nicely into the plant-adorned courtyard. Whether you want to use a section or the entire venue - Space on Crummer is a beautiful space for weddings, cocktail parties and more. Hosting anywhere from 50 to 160 guests, you'll find Space on Crummer conveniently located in Ponsonby.

 

The Grounds at Whoa! Studios

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Unique in its essence, The Grounds is an Auckland venue with a dynamic offering. Their five event spaces include a stage set, a film studio, an expansive outdoor area and a beautiful restaurant space. With a hands-on approach, The Grounds team will guide you through the planning of your big day so you can sit back and enjoy.

Orakei Bay

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Nestled amongst Pohutakawa trees and surrounded by beautiful gardens on the edge of the water, Orakei Bay is a multi-level waterside venue featuring five event spaces. An elegant reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city, Orakei Bay hosts from 50 to 200 guests.

Smiths & Stables


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Discover character-filled event spaces just 50 minutes North of Auckland at Smith & Stables. Smiths & Stables are two rustic event spaces that can be used individually or together, depending on your needs. Modular rooms, bespoke menus, creative cocktails and amazing service make Smiths & Stables a top contender for your wedding venue.

Okahu


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A focal point of Auckland's iconic Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay is a beautiful wedding venue with views unlike anywhere else in the City. Pair this amazing location with excellent suppliers and customer service, and you've got yourself a winner. Couples praise the Okahu team for their dedicated hospitality, going above and beyond to deliver incredible celebrations.

Tabula Rasa


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Tabula Rasa is a luscious garden venue 30 minutes south of Auckland City. Boasting manicured gardens and wide open spaces - this is a venue to explore and enjoy. With a heart for bringing people together, the team at Tabula Rasa will work to create an event that reflects you and yours.

Glasshouse


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There are few venues as timeless and iconic as Morningside's Glasshouse. Boasting fantastic natural light throughout the day and an outdoor courtyard feel during the evening - Glasshouse can host up to 300 guests, cocktail style. Effortlessly stunning and ever so versatile - Glasshouse is a top pick for weddings, PR events and more. With a fantastic team of preferred caterers and suppliers, Glasshouse will help you curate the perfect event.

Abel Estate


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Abel Estate is a sunny venue by the water, famed for its picturesque outlook, open rotunda and recent restyling. Set on two hectares of immaculately kept grounds, this venue creates a haven for guests to mingle throughout the afternoon. Offering concierge planning services and bespoke all-inclusive packages, the expert team at Abel Estate outdo themselves - every time.

Markovina Estate


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Family-owned and operated for more than half a century, Markovina Vineyard Estate is one of Kumeu's longest-standing wedding venues. Across the 10-acre property, you'll find beautiful gardens, expansive grounds, tree lining, water features, romantic paths and more. It's a photographer's dream location. With nine ceremony locations, including a wet weather option, couples have the opportunity to make their day truly unique to them.

Edgewater Hotel


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Edgewater Hotel is a wedding venue and accommodation located by the crystal clear shores of Lake Wānaka. The manicured lawns and sunny patio offer magnificent views, whilst the Pavilion and the Alcove are light-filled spaces for your reception and dancing the night away!

Cordis


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Cordis, Auckland is here to host the party of your LIFE. The grandest hotel in New Zealand, Cordis, is an elegant, all-inclusive venue in the heart of Auckland City. One of our favourite spaces at Cordis is The Great Room. Adorned with gold decor, chandeliers and high ceilings, this part of the hotel subtly nods to the grandeur of the 1920s.

Stoneridge Estate

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Stoneridge Estate is a boutique vineyard wedding venue a few minutes from Arrowtown. With mountain views and dramatic old-world architecture as your backdrop, this jaw-dropping location is sure to cause goosebumps. Stoneridge Estate is a comprehensive venue for your big day with three dynamic event spaces, acres of vines, and manicured gardens.
 

The Red Barn


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A secluded setting with picturesque views, you’ll find The Red Barn just 20 minutes from Cambridge. With its famous tree-lined driveway, native forest and glow-worm cave, The Red Barn is a charming venue seating up to 140 guests. Boasting Hinuera Valley and Lake Karapiro views, impeccable service and award-winning dining, The Red Barn provides the key ingredients for a beautiful occasion.

Tu Ngutu Villa


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Tu Ngutu Villa is an ever-elegant venue overlooking Mahurangi West Regional Park, Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Located 35 minutes from Auckland, Tu Ngutu Villa is an impressive display of architecture and innovation. With tailored packages, including beautiful catering and onsite accommodation - Tu Ngutu Villa specialises in intimate to medium-sized weddings.

Omarino Estate


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Omarino Estate is an award-winning vineyard and wedding venue on the outskirts of Christchurch. Within the 20-acre property, you'll find multiple lawn areas perfect for your ceremony, canapes and cocktails. At the centre of this picturesque property is the function centre - a contemporary reception space for up to 200 guests.

Tui Hills


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Surrounded by ferns and native bush, Tui Hills is just 30 minutes from central Auckland but offers the seclusion and privacy of a forest escape. From the romantic native garden setting for your ceremony to the sumptuous food and dancing until midnight - Tui Hills provides all the bells and whistles.

The Winehouse

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The Winehouse is a rustic yet incredibly sophisticated wedding venue located in Gibbston, Queenstown. An understated slice of paradise, The Winehouse offers a beautiful homestead surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and rugged, hilly scenery.

Zane Grey’s


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Set in the heart of Paihia, Zane Greys overlooks the ocean and consists of two unique dining spaces. The Dock is an expansive outdoor space that can host anywhere up to 600 guests, cocktail style. Meanwhile, The Aquarium offers decadent indoor dining for 75-150 guests. The Bay of Islands is encapsulated at Zane Greys.

Kauri Bay Boomrock


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Kauri Bay Boomrock is not simply a place to visit, but a place to experience. Located on 500 acres of Clevedon countryside, this venue sets the scene for a beautiful day. Kauri Bay Boomrock boasts seasonally crafted menus, immersive onsite activities and idyllic spaces for your wedding day formalities to take place. Dedicated to excellence, the team at Kauri Bay Boomrock will work with you every step of the way to create an event for the ages.

The Venue Wanaka


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The Venue is a rustic space in the heart of Wanaka, equipped to host beautiful events. With timber flooring underfoot, a gas fireplace and a warm aesthetic throughout - The Venue Wanaka is a cosy venue surrounded by a striking backdrop of alpine ranges. The sunny courtyard and mature gardens are perfect for a wedding ceremony, lawn games and mingling with friends. Venue hire includes onsite accommodation - you'll find a cosy apartment attached to the venue.

Mudbrick


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Mudbrick is a destination wedding venue that's effortlessly within reach. Set on a hill just five minutes from the ferry terminal, Mudbrick offers the most unadulterated views of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island. The property has many beautiful ceremony locations, a light-filled reception space and endless photo opportunities. You won't even need to leave the venue for your photos - your photographer will thank you! 

Waipuna Estate


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Nestled in the hills above the beautiful township of Tai Tapu sits Waipuna Estate - a luxurious homestead. With picturesque views of the Southern Alps and Christchurch City, Waipuna Estate offers a rural haven just 25 minutes from Christchurch. With a trio of packages to suit your budget - your wedding at Waipuna Estate can include charming accommodations, beautiful catering, a spa experience and even a helicopter ride to Mt Herbert for your wedding photos.

Bracu


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Bracu Estate is an ethereal venue set on the Northern slopes of the Bombay Hills. Olive groves and rolling hills frame the venue, setting a drop-dead gorgeous scene for celebrations to commence. This elegant property features an award-winning restaurant, a dedicated wedding team, boutique accommodations and all-weather spaces that don’t compromise on style.

The Headwaters Eco Lodge


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The Headwaters Eco Lodge is an award-winning wedding venue located in Glenorchy, a beautiful township at the head of Lake Wakatipu. With a reputation that precedes it, this dynamic venue combines world-class facilities and wedding packages with mind-blowing scenery.

 

Delamore Lodge


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Set on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay, Delamore Lodge is a luxurious resort-style venue guaranteed to impress. The clifftop location, unparalleled views and unique design will give your guests goosebumps upon their arrival. Encouraging you to slow down and relax - Delamore Lodge bookings include a minimum 2-night stay and access to the day spa, jacuzzi, sauna and heated infinity pool.

Hilton Taupo


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Just 10 minutes from the centre of Taupo, you'll find your picture-perfect oasis at Hilton Lake Taupo. Set amongst landscaped gardens and overlooking Lake Taupo and surrounding volcanic scenery - Hilton Lake Taupo is an upmarket hotel, event and wedding venue.

The Riverhead


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The Boathouse at Riverhead is a place to explore, celebrate, dine & dance the night away. Overlooking the water and framed by centenarian oak trees, The Boathouse offers quintessential New Zealand views and hospitality. Discover a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces and tailor your preferred dining menu to suit. Only 25 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, The Boathouse has its own jetty so that you can arrive via ferry or your own vessel.

Longfords Estate


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Longfords Estate is a charming family-owned venue located just 10 minutes from Rotorua. Set on 2,000 acres of rolling farmland, Longfords offers sensational views of Lake Okareka and an elegant, silk-lined marquee for up to 320 guests.

Zenders

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Zenders is a European-style cafe and venue in the heart of the Waikato. An elegant and open space - Zenders can host up to 300 guests for your ceremony and reception. With a brick-laden exterior and warm, light-filled interior - Zenders is a cosy venue year-round. 

Howick Historical Village


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Surrounded by gardens and heritage buildings, Howick Historical Village offers a vintage aesthetic for those seeking a wedding venue that differs from the norm. The Village is comprised of a historic Church, charming Homestead and various other heritage buildings - perfect for photo opportunities. Suitable for medium size weddings, Howick Historical Village is a piece of history not to be missed.

 

Turanga Creek Vineyard


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Turanga Creek Vineyard blends rusticity with modern spaces. The property includes four ceremony spaces, from vineyards to the lake. With bespoke menus and warm hospitality, the dining space is known as the focal point of the estate. Furnished with macrocarpa, redwood and solid oak furnishings, this stunning venue seats up to 120 guests.

 

Pilkingtons


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Enveloped by flora and fauna, Pilkingtons is a lush oasis in the heart of the bustling city. From the carved wooden bar to the tropical upholstery, ornate red ceiling and hand-blown glass light fittings, no expense was spared in the design of this beautiful space. The outdoor courtyard is a beautiful nook for a ceremony, while the main space can seat 100 guests for a reception. The award-winning kitchen and bar provides an array of set, canape and feasting menus. Celebrate in style at Pilkingtons.

Riccarton House

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Originally built in 1856, Riccarton House is a heritage homestead just minutes from the centre of Christchurch. The 30-acre property is lined with 600-year-old Kahikatea trees, rose gardens, native bush and parklands. Inside, The homestead has open fireplaces and a collection of spaces flowing from the entrance hall to the dining room.

Boomrock

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Boomrock sits on a clifftop overlooking the wild beauty of the Tasman Sea. With panoramic views of the South Island and rolling countryside, Boomrock is a testament to the magnificence of New Zealand's landscape. The property is extensive, and the reception venue is a modern space with high beams and a large open fire for added comfort.

Mt. Nicholas Station

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A short helicopter or boat ride away from Queenstown, Mt Nicholas Station is a destination well worth the trip. Mountain ranges, breathtaking valleys, rolling farmland, and kilometres of beachfront create the most incredible backdrop - while there are multiple indoor spaces for celebrations to continue.

Corbridge Woolshed


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Corbridge Woolshed is a rustic wedding venue surrounded by mountain ranges and nearly a thousand acres of rolling hills. This once-working woolshed was renovated in 2014 and fitted with hardwood flooring, gas heating, designer lighting and audiovisual technology - creating a modern venue for your big day.

Oruawharo Homestead Limited


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Oruawharo Homestead is an elegant venue with a century and a half of history within its walls. Set amidst gardens and woodlands, the Homestead features Victorian architecture and stained glass windows - setting the scene for a grand occasion.

Bridgewater Country Estate


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Bridgewater Country Estate is an elegant venue surrounded by native bush, lily ponds and mature trees. Across 16 acres of rural goodness, the Estate includes various ceremony spaces, a chapel and a beautiful reception venue. Bridgewater is an elegant venue surrounded by native bush, lily ponds and mature trees. Across 16 acres of rural goodness, the Estate includes various ceremony spaces, a chapel and a beautiful reception venue.

 

Black Walnut Venue


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Black Walnut is a rustic venue set amidst acres of black walnut trees, mature gardens and woodlands. This Pahoia venue showcases several ceremony and photography locations, as well as a beautiful glasshouse for your reception.

Amisfield


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Amisfield is an award-winning restaurant and wedding venue set alongside Lake Hayes. The acclaimed Bistro and Cellar Door are beautiful indoor spaces, while the property is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Not only a sought-after wedding venue - the ever-evolving dining menu has landed this establishment on the map globally:

The Little Chapel


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Behold Christchurch’s cutest wedding venue: a quaint chapel aptly named The Little Chapel. Though built in the 19th century, The Little Chapel has only been opened to the public for weddings since 2019. The Little Chapel provides you with five different wedding packages and a comprehensive list of preferred vendors.  As a non-denominational venue, they welcome all weddings and civil unions.

Hamilton Gardens


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For a dynamic wedding venue with endless beautiful backdrops - choose Hamilton Gardens. Famous for its themed gardens - this Hamilton venue provides so many beautiful areas, from the Italian Renaissance Garden to the Chinoiserie Garden. Available for partial or complete hire, Hamilton Gardens offers various wedding packages and works with preferred suppliers to bring your garden wedding to life.

Peregrine


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Peregrine Winery is a wedding venue that offers the golden trio - a majestic landscape, iconic architecture and exceptional wine. Set against a breathtaking background, the internationally awarded Falcon Wing is a malleable space seating up to 250 guests. For smaller gatherings, there's The Woolshed - a charming event space featuring schist stone walls and exposed beams.

 

Cable Bay


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Cable Bay Vineyards is an award-winning winery with two restaurants, private event spaces and a cellar door situated on the stunning west coast of Waiheke Island. Nestled amongst vineyards and olive trees, with a vast outdoor lawn framing stunning sea views, Cable Bay offers an idyllic setting for your wedding ceremony, photos and reception. 

 

Liddington Gardens


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Liddington Gardens is undoubtedly one of the most stunning venues in the Bay of Islands. The picturesque property presents a native bush backdrop, manicured lawns, a gorgeous pond and a modern shed-style reception space. Located in Kerikeri, Liddington Gardens is a destination venue of the Northern kind.

The Narrows Landing


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A mere 10 minutes from Hamilton, The Narrows Landing is a family-run wedding venue with a knack for hosting bespoke celebrations. With a trio of rustic spaces, The Narrows Landing hosts ceremonies and receptions for 100-200 guests. With an emphasis on delicious food - The Narrows Landing create seasonal menus that are mouth-watering and visually beautiful.

Blanket Bay Lodge


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Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay Lodge is a luxury venue and accommodation nestled amidst the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Blending relaxation with adventure - Blanket Bay Lodge presents luxury accommodations, beautiful spaces, unparalleled service and five-star facilities for your intimate wedding or elopement. 

 

Transitional/Cardboard Cathedral


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Make history at Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch's landmark wedding venue. The only Cathedral in the world to be made sustainably, this venue was constructed from cardboard tubes, steel shipping containers, and stained glass rose windows from the original build. An impressive feat in itself - Cardboard Cathedral serves as a symbol of the city's resilience and beauty.

Jonkers Farm


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Spanning 540 acres of rural New Zealand farmland, Jonkers Farm is a wildly beautiful property to host the party of a lifetime. The farm showcases the East and West Coast, with views extending out over Muriwai, Bethells Beach, Kaipara Harbour, Auckland City and the Sky Tower. With a beautiful woodland clearing for your ceremony and endless locations to set up a marquee - Jonkers Farm is the perfect BYO venue.

 

Eagle Ridge


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Eagle Ridge is the country estate of our dreams. The 25 acre-property encompasses two charming homesteads, beautiful lawns and onsite accommodation. Not to mention award-winning service, exceptional cuisine and top-tier facilities.

Port Molyneux School


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Kiwi charm meets modernity at this stunning New Zealand wedding venue. An hour from Dunedin, Molyneux School is perched on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The Reception Hall can seat up to 80 guests with ample space for the bar & dance floor, all with stunning views of Port Molyneux Bay.

Cape Estate Event & Wedding Venue


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Cape Estate is a BYO venue set on 1,000 acres of elevated farmland. There's eye candy all around with the ocean, vineyards and countryside surrounding the venue. Cape Estate boasts four ceremony locations, a rustic barn and endless space for the marquee wedding of your dreams!

 

Rippon


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Atop the lovely Rippon Hill, Rippon Hall presents a breathtaking backdrop and a duo of spaces for your Queenstown wedding. The indoor spaces include the main hall and a fixed canopy - seating up to 230 guests. The property also features a natural amphitheatre, which serves as a popular ceremony location.

 

Tarureka Estate


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Named one of the World's Top 10 Barn Wedding Venues by Bridal Musings, Tarureka Estate is a rustic yet sophisticated venue in the Wairarapa. The Loft Barn boasts a soaring chapel-like ceiling and top-floor space for dining and speeches, while downstairs is the dance floor and open bar area to get the party started. The lovingly restored Homestead is another space that doubles as accommodation for up to 18 guests.

 

Vilagrad Winery

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Vilagrad Winery is a family-owned winery in Waikato, operating for over 20 years. Vilagrad Winery presents beautiful all-weather spaces set against the backdrop of Mt Pirongia and framed by acres of countryside and vineyards. Complete with a dedicated wedding coordinator, Mediterranean-style buffet and award-winning wines - Vilagrad Winery is an all-inclusive venue just 15 minutes from Hamilton City.

Melton Estate

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Melton Estate is an award-winning winery and wedding venue set on 12 acres of rural paradise. The modern winery building overlooks rows of lush Pinot Noir vines, while the property includes an extensive deck, lawns and gardens. Melton Estate was awarded the South Island “Best Wine Tourism Restaurant” in the Great Wine Capitals awards, and remains the only Canterbury winery wedding venue with a Qualmark Venue 4-star Plus rating.

Darjon Vineyard

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Darjon Vineyard is a romantic venue for those seeking a garden wedding near Christchurch City. With acres of blissful grounds and gardens for your ceremony, photos and mingling to take place - Darjon Vineyard is comprehensive in its offering. The Dining Room seats 65 to 95 guests with ease, while the bar offers BYO options.

 

Stonyridge

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Stonyridge Vineyard is a wedding venue nestled in a valley of olive trees, colourful vines and picturesque vistas reminiscent of the South of France. With a comprehensive offering of European-styled spaces, outdoor areas and award-winning wines - Stonyridge Vineyard could be the perfect Waiheke wedding venue for you.

 

Begonia House

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Begonia House is a large glasshouse venue in the Wellington Botanic Gardens. The beautiful light, interesting architecture and tropical vegetation make Begonia House a photographer's dream venue. Located close to the City, Begonia House is easy to access and hosts 90 guests for a dinner event or 120 cocktail-style.

 

Baylys’ Farm


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Amidst the rolling hills and golden beaches of the Bay of Islands, you'll find Bayly's Farm. A gorgeous slice of Northland, Bayly's Farm is a novelty for weddings, celebrations, team getaways and more. As a semi-dry-hire venue, Bayly's Farm allows you to collaborate with vendors to create your dream event - while providing functional elements such as the marquee, furniture and lighting. Even more magical than photos can convey, Bayly's Farm is well worth the drive.

 

The Milk Station


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The Milk Station is an Italian-style oasis framed by olive and Cyprus trees. The historic station dates back to 1919 and has been restored to create the ethereal wedding venue it is today. The Milk Station includes a reception space, a cigar room, four acres of European-inspired gardens and 5-star accommodation.
 

Matakauri Lodge

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Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge is a luxurious venue that presents a mesmerizing panorama of The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak. Hosting intimate weddings of up to 60 guests, Matakauri Lodge offers on-site catering, bespoke itineraries and expert event management.

Henley Hotel


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The Henley is a charming manor-style hotel surrounded by acres of Cambridge countryside. With a trio of thoughtfully crafted wedding packages, The Henley can come to the party with delicious catering and luxury accommodations for up to 28 guests.

Waihōanga River Lodge


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Waihoanga is a stunning, off-the-grid wedding venue just an hour from Wellington. Nestled amidst native bush with accommodation for approx 50 guests, Waihōanga River Lodge is the dream venue for those seeking a festival-style wedding that can be extended over a few days.

Meadowood


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Meadowood is the only venue of its kind in Hawke's Bay. An all-weather wedding venue with a dynamic offering - Meadowood boasts an authentic Art Deco house, a tipi marquee and boutique accommodation options, including The Meadowood House and glamping in the trees!

Ātaahua

Ātaahua

Ātaahua is a Tauranga venue that embodies the meaning of its name beautifully. Framed by elegant European-inspired gardens cloaked in native bush, Ātaahua sets a stunning setting for your wedding or special occasion. 

The Tannery


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Christchurch’s boutique retail + dining precinct, The Tannery, becomes a magical event complex after hours. With four main event spaces - The Tannery presents beautiful architecture and detailing throughout the entire venue. The Atrium is an elegant space featuring French tiling, stained glass and a translucent roof. Offering a deep sense of grandeur, The Atrium seats anywhere from 100 to 350 guests.  

 

Sudbury

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Sudbury is a luxury wedding venue set on a 50-acre horse farm. It boasts picturesque views, sun-soaked spaces and country charm for days. The Pergola Garden is a picture-perfect setting for your ceremony, and the property is well worth exploring with your wedding photographer. The Barn is your classic rustic meets modern space, while the Garden Bar boasts an open fire.

Kumeu Valley Estate

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Kumeu Valley Estate is a welcoming countryside property that stays magical all year round. The Merlot Room takes centre stage in the colder months. Complete with a wood-burning fireplace and underfloor heating, this space sets the scene for a cosy winter wedding. In the summer, the property comes to life. Across three acres of luscious grounds, you’ll find numerous ceremony locations, photo opportunities and areas for guests to mingle.

 

Kinloch Lodge

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History meets beauty at Kinloch Lodge, a lakefront retreat and wedding venue an hour from Queenstown. Hosting intimate to medium-sized affairs, Kinloch Lodge dines up to 70 guests across the Restaurant and Marquee. With relaxed dining options and a heartwarming atmosphere, Kinloch Lodge is a unique venue with incredible views in every direction.

 

Regent Theatre


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Regent Theatre is a Dunedin venue that captures the essence of the theatre in the 1920s. A glamorous backdrop for your wedding day, Regent Theatre blends old-world charm with modern facilities.

Zealong Tea Estate


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Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand and a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality. The best part? The Estate is also a wedding venue. Offering serene views, various function spaces, AV equipment and onsite catering - the multi-talented team at Zealong is dedicated to curating and hosting incredible events.

Fountain Gardens


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Fountain Gardens is the forest venue of our dreams. Just 20 minutes from Tauranga, this venue will take you a world away. The serene pathway will lead you to the ceremony platform, a magical location amidst the native bush. Celebrations can continue across the lawns, with your reception taking place in the permanent marquee.

Napier Conference Centre

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For those getting married in New Zealand's Art Deco capital, consider Napier Conference Centre. The high ceilings are perfect for draping a silk canopy and fairy lights, while the large windows offer panoramic views from Cape Kidnappers to Mahia Peninsula. Conveniently located on Napier's Marine Parade, Napier Conference Centre presents modern facilities, in-house catering and an expert event team for your big day.

National Aquarium of NZ

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If you're in the market for a unique backdrop for your wedding ceremony or reception, look no further than The National Aquarium of New Zealand. Set on Napier's Marine Parade - this venue offers two unique spaces, hosting up to 120 guests. Your guests will have the opportunity to interact with divers and observe the amazing deep sea creatures. 

Oruawharo Homestead Limited


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Oruawharo Homestead is an elegant venue with a century and a half of history within its walls. Set amidst gardens and woodlands, the Homestead features Victorian architecture and stained glass windows - setting the scene for a grand occasion.

Gwavas Gardens


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Gwavas Garden and Homestead is a family-owned property set on 20 acres of woodland garden in rural Hawke's Bay. The gardens are most vibrant from September to the end of November, providing a colourful backdrop for your big day. With the smell of florals in the air, Gwavas is a beautiful place to say "I do".

River House Hawke's Bay


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The River House is a beautiful destination, midway between Havelock North and Ocean Beach. The Mediterranean-style property has three lawned areas, two sheltered courtyards and a five-bedroom villa available for your day. Overlooking the vineyard to the river and Te Mata Peak, The River House is a picturesque venue for a marquee wedding.

The Old Church


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The Old Church is an iconic Hawke's Bay venue that'll never lose its charm. A short drive from Napier, The Old Church presents several indoor and outdoor event spaces for your big day. The Main Hall (pictured above) is an elegant space featuring wooden flooring, stained glass windows, and a grand chandelier. This space can host up to 150 guests seated or 300 standing. 

Te Mata House


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For the backyard wedding of your dreams, try Te Mata House. This historic homestead has been restored to create a luxurious wedding venue for intimate celebrations. Only available for a few dates each year, Te Mata House offers opulent experiences to a small number of lucky couples.

Black Barn Vineyard


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Black Barn Vineyard is a stunning wedding venue set in the rolling hills and vines of the Hawke's Bay countryside. This highly sought-after venue consists of six event spaces, ranging from the Olive Shed to the Black Barn Bistro. Whatever your guest list and budget look like - Black Barn Vineyard is sure to have a package to suit.

Greenhill Lodge


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Greenhill Lodge is set on a hilltop in the heart of New Zealand's food and wine country. Hosting a limited number of weddings each year, Greenhill Lodge retains its exclusivity and charm. The gardens and pavilion are beautiful options for your ceremony, whilst the Homestead can be used for an intimate reception. For a large reception, the lawn offers ample space for a marquee.

Maple Lodge


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Maple Lodge is a boutique lodge and wedding venue located alongside Lake Wanaka. The property includes beautiful gardens, a dining room and a clear-sided pavilion marquee. The Lodge itself sleeps up to 14 guests and is available for pre and post-wedding celebrations.

Anam Cara Gardens


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Anam Cara is a minimalistic venue that focuses on the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it. Located on the beautiful Kapiti Coast - this magical venue is just an hour from Wellington. With 10 acres of gardens and grounds to roam, Anam Cara is a child-friendly venue with full disabled access to make it easy for the grandparents to attend your special day.

 

Tironui Farm


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This Martinborough venue provides a rural background of rolling hills, farmland and stunning olive groves. Though a working farm, Tironui boasts a newly restored function centre, marquee and bar. As a fully BYO venue, Tironui has a commercial kitchen available for your caterers. Discover thoughtful wedding packages to bring your dream day to life. 

Cardrona Hotel

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For a Southland venue that is a little rustic and a lot iconic, there's Cardrona Hotel. A landmark building on the stretch between Queenstown and Wanaka, Cardrona Hotel is the definition of a destination venue in New Zealand. The Restaurant seats 80 guests, and the Hotel sleeps 40 guests. A marquee can be added to the gardens to increase that capacity, and catering options range from walk & fork to set menus. 

 

Plum Meadows


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Plum Meadows is nestled among the green pastures of North Waikato’s rolling countryside. Just an hour south of Auckland and 45 minutes north of Hamilton, Plum Meadows is a long-standing gem established in 1886. Celebrate your wedding in the beautiful country garden, fruit orchard and characterful barn. Available as an all-inclusive or BYO venue, your dream country wedding begins here.

 

Old Forest School


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Old Forest School is a 1930s schoolhouse turned modern-day wedding venue. Located in Pongakawa, Bay of Plenty - Old Forest School is a picturesque property framed by Sycamore and Redwood trees and a luscious forest. Several rustic spaces include the schoolhouse, cabins, tin shed and the big barn.

Minaret Station


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Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station is nestled in a remote glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks, providing one of the world’s most unique venues. Hosting weddings with up to forty guests, Minaret Station is a destination venue for those seeking an intimate day in a most spectacular location.

Dockside


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Are you seeking a Wellington wedding venue with elevated city & harbour views? Look no further; Dockside is a beautiful sunlit space right on the water. With 30 years of weddings within their walls, they are no strangers to the art of these special occasions. Make the most of this lovely heritage venue by having your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place!

Willowbrook Park


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Willowbrook Park is a private country Estate designed for hosting grand occasions. Renowned for its splendour, Willowbrook Park is a picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony, reception and wedding photography. Beautiful areas include manicured lawns, the orchard, rose gardens, pavilions, olive groves and the Georgian Manor House.

Passage Rock Winery


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Passage Rock is a romantic venue in a sun-drenched valley, surrounded by vines and olive trees. The property includes a secluded Pergola for your ceremony, the vineyard Bistro for your reception and beautiful grounds for mingling, canapes and general celebrations! Discover comprehensive wedding packages for up to 120 guests.

Dunedin Art Gallery


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 Established in 1884, Dunedin Public Art Gallery was New Zealand's first Art Gallery and remains one of the country's four major metropolitan art galleries today. Along with stellar exhibitions, the Gallery boasts unique event spaces, full licensing and tailored packages to host your wedding.

 

Man O' War 

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Man O' War is a renowned venue set on 4,500 acres of vineyards on the Eastern end of Waiheke Island. A beautiful property for a wedding, Man O' War offers several indoor and outdoor spaces - including the only beachfront events pavilion of its kind. Bespoke catering, hospitality and wines await you at Man O' War.

Seronera Gardens


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Seronera is a hidden gem in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. The semi-circular river-bound property has gorgeous gardens, gum trees, a ceremony archway, a 20 m-long rose tunnel and a purpose-built pavilion. As a BYO venue with no corkage charge, Seronera allows you to curate your dream day.

Elephant Hill


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Elephant Hill is a stunning and innovative winery estate on the idyllic Te Awanga coast in Hawke's Bay. A place designed to nurture the heart and soul, Elephant Hill presents breathtaking views of the surrounding vines, the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Cape Kidnappers. With endless photo opportunities, the onsite restaurant, wine cellar and luxury accommodation - make the most of the comforts on offer at Elephant Hill. 

 

Lake Hawea View


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An hour from Queenstown, you'll find Lake Hawea View. This cedar-clad homestead presents breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, from mountain vistas to the glistening lake. The homestead seats 40 guests, and a marquee can be added to increase the guest capacity.

Wallaceville House


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Wallaceville House is a historic homestead surrounded by acres of pristinely kept grounds. Comprehensive wedding packages allow you to have your ceremony, reception and accommodation all under the same roof! Discover the perfect blend of grandeur and elegance in this early 20th-century space.

Glendhu Station


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Glendhu Station is a family-owned, high-country station set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. With a modernised woolshed and 1,200 hectares of high-country at your fingertips, Glendhu Station is a magnificent wedding venue.

Carrington Estate


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Carrington is a grand estate in the heart of Northland. The 3000-acre estate on the pristine and picturesque Karikari Peninsula is a world-class beach-side escape and a unique wedding venue.

L’Orangerie


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L'Orangerie is a countryside wedding venue with a touch of French flair. Nestled amidst acres of farmland and native bush, L'Orangerie exudes the ambience of rural France. The reception space is a barn structure with a rustic interior: aging beams and all things vintage. As a family-run venue, the L'Orangerie team take the utmost pride in hosting each wedding with a tailored approach.

Corstorphine House


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The Corstorphine House is a historic Otago homestead with an undeniable 1800s feel. Picturesque in every sense of the word, the property has acres of native bush, waterfalls, gardens and water fountains. You can have your ceremony in the garden, followed by cocktails on the upper lawn and your reception in the refurbished conservatory.

 

Trinity Wharf

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Trinity Wharf is among the few New Zealand hotels built over the water. Framed by palms and Pohutakawa trees and overlooking Tauranga Harbour - Trinity Wharf is picturesque in every sense of the word. You'll lack nothing with their wedding spaces, premium suites and onsite restaurant.

Goldie Estate


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Goldie Estate is a boutique vineyard setting on the western side of Waiheke Island. Nestled amidst 30 acres of native bush and Pohutukawa trees, Goldie Estate has a range of ceremony locations, including a private beach and olive grove.

 

Old St Pauls


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Old St Paul’s is an impressive example of Gothic Revival architecture in the heart of Wellington. The beautiful detailing, stained glass windows, dark timber and original furnishings within this venue create an iconic setting for special events. Built in 1866, Old St Paul’s is a beautiful heritage venue seating up to 450 guests.

Woodside Estate


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15 minutes from Hamilton City, Woodside Estate is tucked away on acres of manicured gardens and lawns. Woodside Estate showcases the best of rural Waikato with a lovely spring-fed lake, several waterfalls, and Kahikatea trees framing the venue. With a trio of indoor spaces, including the Lake House, Restaurant, and Tennis Pavilion - Woodside Estate dines up to 120 guests.


The Lookout Lodge


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For magical winter weddings by the fire or summer days on the manicured lawns, The Lookout Lodge is a magnificent venue throughout every season. You'll find The Lookout Lodge just 10 minutes from Wanaka. From a grand dining room to 7 guest rooms, expansive lawns and a commercial kitchen - The Lookout Lodge is a comprehensive venue with a world of charm.

 

Hamurana Lodge


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Amidst the trees overlooking Lake Rotorua, Hamurana Lodge is a breath of fresh air. Not only a place for leisure and relaxation, Hamurana Lodge offers a romantic and fully equipped venue for your wedding day. You'll find everything in one place: a superb setting, award-winning French cuisine and thorough, bespoke support.

Gail’s of Tamahere


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Gail’s of Tamahere is a charming venue set on six acres of landscaped gardens in Hamilton. The venue consists of three spaces - the Historical Church, the Dome and Restaurant. The Church was built from Kauri in 1867 and features leadlight windows and dried florals. The Dome is a romantic setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception, and the Restaurant seats 200 guests.

 

The River House, Wanaka


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The River House Wānaka is a boutique venue set on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. Follow the private driveway to find this charming homestead nestled amidst untouched New Zealand beauty. Have your wedding ceremony on the banks of the stunning Hāwea River, and further celebrations can continue outdoors or in the villa.

Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club


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The Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club is an iconic venue on the beachfront at the base of Mount Maunganui. Boasting the best location in town, The Club has undergone significant renovations to create a modern space for weddings and events. Thanks to a commercial kitchen, couples are invited to bring their favourite caterer onsite.

Otago Museum


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Have your very own night at the museum, in the heart of Dunedin. An understated yet iconic wedding venue, Otago Museum has beautiful galleries, theatres, and versatile spaces of varying sizes. In partnership with Dunedin’s most prestigious catering firm and suppliers, the team at Otago Museum will help you make history.

The Dowse Art Museum


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Are you seeking a Wellington wedding venue with elevated city & harbour views? Look no further; Dockside is a beautiful sunlit space right on the water. With 30 years of weddings within their walls, they are no strangers to the art of these special occasions. Make the most of this lovely heritage venue by having your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place!

Casita Miro


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Casita Miro is the ultimate Mediterranean-style wedding venue. The property includes a picturesque ceremony space overlooking the water, and the Restaurant seats up to 80 guests for your reception. Indulge in excellent local wines and Spanish and Mediterranean-rim-style cuisine.

Omata Estate


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Omata Estate is not only one of Northland's premium vineyards but also a beautiful wedding venue. Instead of a "one size fits all wedding package", the Omata Estate team will work alongside you to curate a day that reflects you. With beautiful spaces and onsite glamping, Omata Estate is a sought-after location just 10 minutes from Russell.

Harbourside Grill


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Harbourside Grill is a waterfront restaurant and wedding venue minutes from Dunedin City. With an industrial and modern feel, the dining space has large windows showcasing direct ocean views and can host anywhere from 60 to 200 guests. Dedicated to supporting local, the menu offers freshly caught seafood served with seasonal produce. 

Tironui Venue


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Rustic in all the best ways, Tironui is a breathtaking venue perched atop a hill overlooking Lake Rotorua. The purpose-built barn is a reception space for up to 150 guests, and smaller spaces are available for those wanting to have a short guest list. As a BYO catering & beverages venue, Tironui is designed for self-contained mobile caterers and bars.

The Duke


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Revel in Kiwiana at the Duke of Marlborough, the iconic establishment on Russell's waterfront. Built in 1827, the Duke of Marlborough was the first beholder of a liquor license in New Zealand. This landmark venue has been restored in recent years and now offers an outstanding restaurant, accommodation and wedding venue to couples seeking a truly Northland-esk wedding.

Orokonui


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Orokonui is a 100% non-profit Ecosanctuary just 20 minutes from Dunedin. With a cathedral-like Atrium overlooking the forest and the sound of South Island Kaka, New Zealand Pigeon and Bellbirds as your soundtrack - Orokonui is a wedding venue like no other. 

Tantalus


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Established in 2016, Tantalus Estate is an award-winning location for world-class cuisine, wine tasting, craft beer, weddings, events and special occasions. Intentionally hosting a limited number of events annually, the Tantalus Estate team takes pride in curating bespoke occasions for their couples.

Rosenvale


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Rosenvale is a beloved garden venue 35 minutes from Hamilton. Rosenvale is a fully licensed BYO venue with beautiful gardens for your ceremony, mingling, and wedding photos. The character-filled pavilion serves as a reception space for up to 120 guests - while a marquee can be set up on-site to increase capacity.

Te Whau Lodge

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Te Whau Lodge is a tranquil setting framed by native bush and the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. With panoramic views and the sound of birdsong all around, this boutique Lodge specialises in intimate weddings with up to 35 guests.

Whangarei Quarry Gardens


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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a green oasis only a few minutes drive from central Whangarei. Possible ceremony locations within the Gardens include beside the lake, with the waterfall as your backdrop or amidst dramatic concrete ruins full of orchids and epiphytes. This Northland gem is perfect for your ceremony, mingling and wedding photos.

Grandview Gardens


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Grandview Gardens is a comprehensive BYO wedding venue located at the foothills of the Maungatua, Dunedin. The tree-lined property includes many beautiful spaces, including the rustic barn-like reception venue. With an A-frame ceiling and a roaring fire, this venue sets the scene for a Southland wedding like no other. 

Te Miro Woolshed


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Te Miro Woolshed is a beautiful and rustic wedding venue set amidst acres of Waikato farmland. With breathtaking views of the Kaimai Ranges, this family-owned and operated venue is 45 minutes from Hamilton City. A century-old working woolshed turned wedding venue - this newly renovated space accommodates up to 100 guests.

 

Poderi Crisci


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Poderi Crisci is a Waiheke Island venue well worth the trip. This family-owned property features hectares of rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and beautiful Tuscan-inspired buildings. The winemakers and event connoisseurs at Poderi Crisci host beautiful occasions all year round.

Harpers Homestead


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Harpers Homestead is a charming wedding venue located by the Waimakariri River, 25 minutes from Christchurch. Harpers Homestead includes beautiful grounds, a spacious barn and elegant accommodation. You can enjoy exclusive use of the venue for up to three days - allowing you to set up and rehearse beforehand, enjoy the day itself and have time to wind down in the honeymoon suite!

Larnach Castle & Gardens


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Larnach Castle is a wedding venue fit for a Queen (or King). Built in 1874, this impressive medievalesque castle resides just 10 minutes from Dunedin. The building showcases classical architecture and intricate detailing, creating a breathtaking scene for ceremonies and receptions.

Trent’s Estate Vineyard


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Though just a stone's throw from the city, Trent's Estate Vineyard is in a world of its own. It's a Mediterranean-style venue in the form of a lovingly restored brick building. The 50-acre property consists of established farmland, sunny gardens, water features, a vintage marquee and a conservatory.

Landing at Homebush 

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Rain or shine, Landing at Homebush is a romantic venue with a myriad of places to say "I do". For the reception formalities, the Function Centre can comfortably seat up to 140 guests, whilst a marquee can be added to the property to increase the guest capacity. Being locals, the onsite events team know the ins and outs of weddings in the Wellington region and will extend that knowledge to you!

Wai Rua Escapes


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Wai Rua Escapes is a Whangarei venue set amidst a panorama of native bush, tranquil lakes, and volcanic landscapes. With a permanent marquee and accommodation options ranging from the self-contained cottage to the glamping yurt, Wai Rua is the perfect venue for an off-the-grid wedding weekend.

 

Lacewood Estate


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Lacewood is an elegant wedding venue set on a 23-acre property with heritage buildings, native bushland, gardens and accommodations. Located just over an hour from Wellington City in the Wairarapa, Lacewood is the kind of barn-style venue that dreams are made of!
 

Cossars Wineshed


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Cossars Wineshed is a boutique wedding venue with a trio of spaces for your wedding day celebrations. At the heart of the venue is an elegant, French-style reception hall. Fitted with terracotta tiled floors, a high wooden beamed ceiling and large wrought iron chandeliers - it's a beautiful dining space for up to 100 guests. Other areas include the picturesque outdoor courtyard and the renovated barn - perfect for dancing the night away.

Barge Showgrounds Events Centre


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Barge Showgrounds is a Whangarei venue that boasts manicured lawns, a purpose-built alfresco pergola and a versatile Events Centre. Hosting up to 180 guests, Barge Showgrounds is the perfect blank space venue for your BYO wedding.

 

Glenfalloch Restaurant and Garden


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Glenfalloch is set within a beautiful woodland garden on Dunedin’s stunning Otago Peninsula. With over 140 years of botanical heritage, Glenfalloch sets a magical scene for your wedding from ceremony to reception.

Woodlands Estate


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Woodlands Estate is a charming and sought-after venue just 25 minutes from Hamilton. Established in the 1870s, this iconic Homestead has been modernised to create a beautiful wedding venue. The venue presents all-weather spaces, a courtyard dance floor and acres of beautiful gardens and fields.

Rosemount Park Estate

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Christchurch is famous for its garden venues, and Rosemount Park Estate is no exception. With 8 acres of manicured grounds, an all-weather marquee with polished flooring and silk lining and lawn games like croquet and pétanque - Rosemount Park Estate is the epitome of a garden wedding venue.

Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat


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Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat offers one of the most spectacular settings in Aotearoa. Overlooking the Ben Ohau mountain ranges, Lake Pukaki and Aoraki Mount Cook - The Retreat has a beautiful selection of spaces for your wedding, from ceremony to celebration.


Prefab


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Wellington has a huge brunch and café culture, so why not combine these urban elements with your wedding? Prefab is a popular eatery in the centre of Wellington and the perfect minimalist space for your big day. The venue showcases a wooden interior with an industrial edge, and extends onto the outdoor courtyard.