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New Zealand Wedding Venues

by Raashka Mannie | 13 Nov 2020

Whether you’re lucky enough to call New Zealand your home, or you’re simply dreaming of a foreign wedding amongst snowcapped mountains and clear skies, there’s no doubt that this is the place for a destination wedding. From tranquil seaside venues to cosy mountaintop ones, New Zealand offers a myriad of options for your upcoming wedding. Be it Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch or one of the quainter options that the country has to offer, you can rest assured that there is a venue that will sing out to you in all its perfection. We’ve gathered some of the most outstanding New Zealand wedding venues of all time for your convenience, so browse through our handy list below to find the ideal space for your upcoming celebration.

The Stables


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Only a breezy 5-minute cruise from the Matakana township, The Stables has plenty of rustic charm when it comes to weddings and events. They offer local wine and cuisine, craft beers, and reliable countryside hospitality - the key ingredients to a wondrous wedding in New Zealand. The vast amount of open air leaves you with plenty of options for choosing ceremony and reception locations. If you choose to have your wedding outside, large glass doors create an easy indoor-outdoor flow back into the main restaurant for your reception. Catering for up to 200 guests, The Stables offers on-site catering, audiovisual supplies and assistance, as well as a professional and helpful team at your side.

 

Okahu


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You’ll be living your best seaside life with Okahu. Drink in unparalleled views of the ocean, Rangitoto, the harbour and dazzling cityscape. Your New Zealand wedding will have all it needs and more with this flexible venue, packed with natural light and good times. Their attentive and friendly staff are here to help you plan your special day, whether it’s small details, big ones or something in between. They can recommend talented chefs, stylists, planners and more, with endless knowledge surrounding Auckland and New Zealand weddings, bringing you the best in entertainment and catering. Okahu is one of New Zealand’s premier waterfront venues, available for exclusive hire for your big day.

 

Kamana Lakehouse


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Kamana Lakehouse is the highest altitude accommodation in Queenstown and is a boutique venue that sits, quite literally, above the rest. Host your wedding in luxury as you survey the splendour of Queenstown, New Zealand. They’re a 20-minute drive from Queenstown Airport and aim for the heart of rest and relaxation. Their primary function space showcases clearcut views of the Remarkables and the bustling city centre, whilst their slightly smaller venue, The Ledge, is perfect for more intimate gatherings or even as a breakaway room. Kamana Lakehouse offers on-site catering courtesy of their kitchen and bar, Nest, specialising in Mediterranean treats and alfresco dining to give your New Zealand wedding an extra special touch.

 

Tabula Rasa


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It’s the perfect place to start your new beginning. Tabula Rasa showcases lush lawns, manicured gardens, a covered gazebo, an infinity pool, and more, making it one of Auckland’s loveliest wedding venues. This venue, carefully designed as an event space, has a plethora of options when it comes to selecting your ceremony and reception locations. Best of all, it’s only a 30 minute trip down the southern motorway from the CBD. Hosting up to 100 of your lucky guests, Tabula Rasa is a New Zealand wedding venue that covers all the bases, from delicious catering on-site to a dedicated events team to help with the planning and running of your dream wedding.

 

Glasshouse


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Glasshouse in Morningside is a refreshing New Zealand wedding venue that has taken the event industry by storm. Everywhere you look on social media, there’s a picture of Glasshouse in all its contemporary glory. When you take a moment to check out what it is and what they offer, it’s no surprise as to why they have become so popular. Glasshouse is a dedicated event space that is constructed almost entirely out of glass (hence the name). Natural light shines through from all sides all day. Lush greenery encases the building. So, even though it is centrally located, it feels like a distant oasis. This space can seat up to 200 guests and can house up to 400 for a cocktail reception. Glasshouse also has a skilled team of event professionals that can assist with catering, styling, and planning your big day, ensuring everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

 

Skyline Queenstown


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Come one, come all to the most fabulous views of Queenstown with Skyline. Expansive and exciting, this New Zealand wedding venue can host up to 650 guests and sits high above Lake Wakatipu, embraced by one of the most iconic landscapes in the nation. Accessed by scenic Gondola, Skyline is one of the most breathtaking wedding venues in New Zealand, offering sumptuous on-site catering and professional service from their dedicated team. You’ll be spoiled for choice, picking between their Moonlight Theatre, Stratosfare and Wakatipu rooms. There’s no shortage of beauty in Queenstown and Skyline wants to share it all with you and your lucky wedding guests.

 

Markovina Estate


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A short 30-minute drive out of Auckland takes you to Markovina Estate, a privately-owned and family-run wedding venue in New Zealand that prides themselves on exceeding expectations. With 10-acres of property, Markovina Estate has a great many options for an outdoor ceremony which gives you plenty of creative freedom to create the ceremony of your dreams. If it happens to shower, Markovina Estate has a stunning wet weather option as a backup. Markovina Estate is a popular wedding venue among New Zealand photographers because of their verdant setting. Hosting up to 300 guests, this space is one of the most flexible and expansive wedding venue choices in the country.

 

Edgewater Hotel


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Edgewater Hotel boasts the only accommodation in all of Wanaka on the shores of the lake, cementing itself as a New Zealand wedding venue with some of the most stunning views around. This wedding venue includes facilities such as a curated gift shop, all-day spa, tennis court, and so much more. When it comes to hosting weddings, their professional team is there to offer you all the help and assistance you need. They have several spaces and rooms to choose from for your New Zealand wedding, accommodating up to 140 of your lucky guests. They also offer on-site catering options, as well as a selection of in-house audiovisual equipment for your wedding (including sound systems, projectors, lecterns and more). Edgewater Hotel has on-site accommodation in any one of their cushy rooms, making this New Zealand wedding venue a perfect option for your special day.

 

Cordis


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It’s an easy choice with Cordis when it comes to hotel weddings in New Zealand. Sublime, elegant and effortless, their Heartfelt Wedding packages are designed to make your New Zealand wedding magical from start to finish. Featuring sumptuous catering, impeccable service, on-site accommodation and plenty of space, this Auckland wedding venue will leave you wanting for nothing. Hosting up to 1,000 guests and centrally located, Cordis is the perfect choice for a cozy wedding in the middle of the city. Dance the night away in their ballroom, savour bespoke menus and indulge in their spa. No matter the type of wedding you’re looking to plan, they promise to make it unforgettable.

 

Stoneridge Estate


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A 12-acre boutique vineyard, Stoneridge Estate offers views of Lake Hayes and the alpine peaks, making for a spectacular and seasoned New Zealand wedding venue. Stoneridge Estate is a 20-minute drive from Queenstown Airport and a 5-minute drive from Arrowtown and can host anywhere from 6 to 180 guests in any of its luxurious venue options. Their team has a wealth of experience when it comes to weddings, and they offer 3 different spaces for your day: The Boardroom, The Hayes Room and The Lodge Dining Room. No matter which you choose, they are dedicated to making your wedding as fabulous as possible, with tailored menus and packages to suit all of your needs.

 

The Red Barn


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All your rustic New Zealand wedding dreams can come true at The Red Barn. Built at the turn of the century, this is a rural wedding venue for exclusive hire. You can host your wedding at The Red Barn, from the ceremony to the reception, in a space that can accommodate up to 140 guests. Indoors or outdoors, this venue offers stunning views of Hinuera Valley and the peaceful Lake Karapiro. The Red Barn is tucked away on acres of farmland, featuring emerald lawns and roaring outdoor fireplaces made from Hinuera Stone. The Red Barn is full of character and charm, with their team ready to help you with florals, wedding photography, on-site catering options, wedding cake options, wedding table arrangements/styling and the entertainment for the day. The Red Barn has a variety of packages and choices for you, including bespoke options, with a friendly, professional team at your side to help plan your New Zealand wedding to perfection.

 

Tu Ngutu Villa


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There’s nothing quite so luxe as a private villa for a wedding. Transformed into an event space and residing in Mahurangi East, Tu Ngutu Villa’s crowning feature is their stunning infinity pool - which also functions as the primary ceremony space. That’s right, you can tie the knot looking like you’re walking on water. There is on-site accommodation available for a handful of people, and plenty of fun nearby activities including paddle boarding and kayaking. Tu Ngutu Villa is perfect for intimate to medium-sized weddings, catering for up to 100 guests, available for exclusive hire and offering bespoke catering for your special day. Your New Zealand wedding can have it all with this elegant villa that can also double as a getaway destination for you and your loved ones.

 

Omarino Estate


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On the outskirts of Christchurch, Omarino Estate is an award-winning vineyard that also serves a stunning New Zealand wedding venue. The vineyard spans across 20 acres of verdant grapevines and expertly maintained gardens, with a large, contemporary function space on-site - ideal for hosting a wedding. Omarino Estate is the largest winery wedding venue in Christchurch, with a seating capacity of 200 guests a romantic atmosphere as a result of their secluded location. Omarino Estate serves award-winning wines, features an elegant wedding banquet room, hardwood deck overlooking the sprawling vineyard, a host of catering options for your New Zealand wedding, and a plethora of spaces for sensational wedding photography. Their team is dedicated to making your wedding day as special as you dreamed it would be.

 

Tui Hills


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Natural beauty from end to end, Tui Hills is a New Zealand wedding venue tucked away in the bush-covered Waitakere Ranges. Surrounded by native gardens, this wedding venue is only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Auckland but will have you and your guests feeling a million miles away. Host your special day in their stunning spaces: Nikau Pavilion, The Nectar Room or Kowhai Glade. They have a myriad of options for your wedding, with all of their rooms filled with natural light and a capacity of up to 120 guests. Tui Hills can make your New Zealand wedding a true delight, featuring impeccable service, audiovisual equipment and assistance, transportation, fabulous in-house catering, and so much more. 

 

The Winehouse


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The Winehouse is a restored villa that's a cosy but chic location for New Zealand weddings, coupled with croquet lawns and a gorgeous pavilion soaking in the sun just a moment’s stroll away. The Winehouse boasts splendid garden views and is situated within the heart of nature, making for a restorative wedding venue that prides itself on “off-site” functions full of spark. The Winehouse as a wedding space includes a range of activities, packages and services, with friendly staff and on-site catering options. They offer exclusive use of the venue for up to 260 of your guests, as well as in-house design and planning to make your New Zealand wedding all the easier. If required, audiovisual equipment can be hired and set up at your convenience.

 

Auckland Museum


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Make history with Auckland Museum, a New Zealand wedding venue of epic proportions. Whether you’re after an intimate wedding for less than 100 or a staggering affair of up to 600, they’ve got the space, the design and the facilities to make your dreams come true. Choose between their Champagne Mezzanine, Grand Foyer, Auditorium and more for your ceremony and reception. In the lush grounds of the Domain, this elegant New Zealand wedding venue promises to deliver above and beyond, with impeccable service and a series of packages explicitly crafted for weddings. There's also the chance to book exclusive Maori Cultural Performances and to visit The Museum Store for personalised gifts. With Auckland Museum, you are promised a venue like none other for a night you’ll never forget.

 

Zane Grey’s


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Zane Grey’s brings you a waterfront restaurant with stunning views and spaces filled with natural light. Zane Grey’s is a New Zealand wedding venue that specialises in hosting cosy receptions with a diverse and delicious menu. This Northland wedding venue brings you bespoke catering and impeccable service, guaranteeing an unforgettable wedding reception. Zane Grey’s is located in the centre of Paihia, making it a convenient New Zealand wedding venue for hire surrounded by the sea and wide-open vistas. A mere 25 minutes from Kerikeri National Airport, travelling to and from this Northland wedding venue is a cinch. They’re close to both Kerikeri and Waitangi, expanding accommodation opens and making them an excellent venue option for a destination wedding.

 

Kauri Bay Boomrock


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Kauri Bay Boomrock is a New Zealand wedding venue with style. Catering to exclusive and intimate weddings, with a maximum capacity of 200, they offer so much to make your big day as fantastic as can be. The experienced team at Kauri Bay Boomrock can take your dream wedding ideas and turn them into the perfect day. They can arrange everything from personalised menus to transport for your guests. With plenty of on-site activities, you can rest assured your guests will have a fantastic time at the reception while you go exploring the beautiful surrounding valleys for photo ops. Additionally, Kauri Bay Boomrock has recently added luxurious accommodation to their venue, making them one of the most in-demand wedding destinations in the country.

 

Mudbrick


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Mudbrick is an award-winning winery and restaurant sitting pretty upon the west-facing hills of Waiheke Island. The vineyard and Waiheke wedding venue look over the Auckland Harbour and sprawling cityscape of Auckland CBD. Their buildings on site are constructed of hand-hewn mudbrick which conveys a timeless quality. You'll receive nothing but the best food and wine on your wedding day; Mudbrick is internationally recognised for its excellent dining and wining. They have a dedicated wedding team who will take the organisation into their own hands. The backdrop of Mudbrick remains stunning all year round. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony, and unrivalled sea views throughout the whole reception. The restaurant has French doors that fully open and a roof which opens up to view the stars. Your New Zealand wedding can turn into the island wedding you’ve always fantasised about.

 

Kinross


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In the verdant vineyards of the beloved Gibbston Valley, Kinross makes their statement as a bright and beautiful New Zealand wedding venue. They boast paradise of water features, schist ruins, hundred-year-old trees, designated BBQ areas, playgrounds, petanque, a wine garden and cellar, and walking and cycle trails. With all these perks and more, they ensure that your wedding will be as exciting as it is gorgeous. Kinross can host up to 60 seated guests − and many more at a canapé or tapas-style affair. Kinross selects its wines from 5 local and excellent wine labels and also source most of their on-site catering produce locally − which includes their very own herb and vegetable garden.

 

Waipuna Estate


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Overlook the serene Canterbury Plains with Waipuna Estate, a modern New Zealand wedding venue that features luxury accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities. They specialise in weddings, with a small, close-knit them of professionals to help you perfect your day. Select from 3 of their wedding packages, which can include anything from wedding venue hire to exclusive use of their glamorous accommodation for you and your guests, as well as dining, a spa experience and a helicopter ride to Mt Herbert for your wedding photography. If you’d prefer a tailored package, Waipuna Estate is happy to oblige. As a quainter wedding venue, they host more intimate weddings of up to 85 guests. They also have two options for your wedding space within the venue: a covered terrace in the midst of picturesque gardens, and a lawn area beside an orchard of fruit trees and an awe-inspiring view of the Southern Alps. Waipuna Estate is proud to be one of New Zealand’s most beautiful wedding venue in Christchurch.

 

The Riverhead


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Host your New Zealand wedding at The Riverhead surrounded by greenery and tranquil waters. This versatile wedding venue is a private and flexible space, a thirty-minute drive from Auckland and a gorgeous choice for your special day. Outdoors, indoors or a nice mix, this Auckland wedding venue is all about giving you options amidst cosy beauty and convenience. With your catering taken care of by on-site suppliers, plenty of natural light and multiple spaces to choose between, The Riverhead is one of the finest venues on the fringes of Auckland. Their spaces include The Boat House and Deacon's Kitchen, as well as exclusive hire of the venue for your wedding.

 

Ōnuku Marae


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Ōnuku Marae will leave your guests in awe with their multitude of spaces, open air and plethora of natural light. Moments away from the colourful township of Akaroa and just over an hour's drive away from Christchurch, this New Zealand wedding venue gives you a dose of culture, comfort and class in one go. One of the largest event, conference and noho marae-style accommodation facilities on the Banks Peninsula, this New Zealand venue is here to infuse a unique and fascinating cultural experience into your wedding, celebrating in style with the warm hospitality of Christchurch. There are multiple spaces to choose from, including the Ancestral House, Dining Room and Ōnuku Church, accommodating anywhere from 10 to 350 guests. Ōnuku Marae will ensure that your Christchurch wedding is an unmatched experience from start to finish.

 

Fantail Farm


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Yes, your wedding can feel like a holiday, and a dream rolled into one. Modern-day beauty meets rustic charm with Fantail Farm, a resort-style venue on the outskirts of Auckland and the perfect spot for your New Zealand wedding. Tucked away in natural beauty, this Auckland wedding venue is a scenic 45-minute drive from the CBD, has state-of-the-art audiovisual technology available on-site, and is flooded with natural light. You can choose to host your wedding inside their Cabana, offering a Bohemian, relaxed air, or out on their expansive lawn (with or without a marquee). They can cater for anywhere from 80 to 180 guests, so your wedding at Fantail Farm can be intimate and cosy or a glitzy affair.

 

Bracu


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On the northern slopes of the Bombay Hills, Bracu is a crowning jewel of simple beauty surrounded by 30,000 Mediterranean-style olive trees - you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot for a New Zealand wedding. Accommodating up to 190 guests, this wedding venue offers a beautiful and classy all-weather space for your special day, alongside on-site catering, tons of natural light and parking for your guests. In the middle of an olive grove and moments away from the lapping shores of a lake, their Pavillion is a purpose-built space for your wedding, giving you privacy and prettiness in one fell swoop. For a comprehensive and tranquil wedding venue in New Zealand, choose Bracu.

 

Camp Glenorchy


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Camp Glenorchy blends into the unparalleled beauty of nature and has a uniquely modern design that serves as a stunning backdrop for any New Zealand wedding. With sustainability and conservation at the heart of their ethos, Camp Glenorchy believes in creating a warm and inviting events space whilst remaining eco-friendly. They’re located 40 minutes from the centre of Queenstown and have a dedicated events team on hand to help plan and manage your wedding, with the options of on-site catering and cosy accommodation in one of their Eco-cabins. There are several spaces within Camp Glenorchy for your New Zealand wedding, from the warm Sunroom filled with natural light to The Humboldt Room for up to 120 guests.

 

Delamore Lodge


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Delamore Lodge is the epitome of luxury and comfort. It stands proud on the cliffs overlooking Owhanake Bay. Its first-class service and delicious cuisine are combined to create the perfect setting for your special day. The premium facilities and experienced and attentive staff at Delamore Lodge will ensure you leave with magical memories you will cherish forever. Delamore Lodge is suited for daytime and evening weddings so you can make the most of the spectacular sunsets. Whether you're after an intimate gathering or larger affair, they can comfortably host up to 80 guests. Their experienced team are experts at organising perfect weddings, so rest assured you are in good hands. Make your day even more memorable with a stay in their sought-after suites. Indulge in more fine dining and their day spa for some rest and recovery after the big day. This Waiheke wedding venue offers only the best backdrop, service and accommodation for your wedding in New Zealand.

 

Hilton Taupo


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If you're looking for a comprehensive New Zealand wedding venue framed by awe-inspiring views of Lake Taupo and nature, Hilton is the answer. Built in 1889 and refurbished, this hotel venue combines Victorian charm and modern comfort, a mere 10 minutes from the city and featuring everything from tennis courts to fitness centres. They provide a myriad of spaces for your wedding (reception, ceremony and everything in between), including The Terraces, Cellar Lounge, Library and Study, accommodating anywhere from 8 to 260 guests. With fantastic on-site catering courtesy of talented chefs, on-site accommodation options and more, Hilton is the ideal New Zealand wedding venue.

 

Little Wilderness


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Little Wilderness is the ideal place to host your off-the-grid wedding. This New Zealand wedding venue specialises in hosting special days with an environmentally-friendly edge in the heart of Kumeu, just 30km from Auckland City. They can host up to 80 people in their event space, with a team dedicated to helping you plan and run an incredible wedding day. Their overall design is a contemporary take on the antipodean shed: a rough, utilitarian construction featuring unique designs make it a perfect hosting space, both malleable and full of character. Little Wilderness has 3 spaces for hire, including the Shed and Top Lawn, Gypsy Orchard and Firepit Area. Whether you're after an outdoor or indoor wedding in New Zealand, Little Wilderness is a premier venue choice.

 

Nugget Point Hotel


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Nugget Point Hotel is the epitome of old-world glamour, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and fresh air. They specialise in hosting more intimate New Zealand weddings of up to 50 guests. They offer on-site catering, with locally sourced produce, with bespoke menus made to suit your tastes. The best of Central Otago’s wines can be found at Nugget Point Hotel, with sommeliers on hand to help you pick the very best of the best to complement your wedding menu. Cosy and luxe accommodation is also available, with a spa and sauna for extra relaxation for you and your guests to enjoy.

 

Longfords Estate


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Longfords Estate is a timeless New Zealand wedding venue located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty. This wedding venue will not disappoint. Longfords Estate is set on Longfords Farm. The farm is 2,000 acres with gardens, roses, forests and farmland which looks out onto the crystal blue Lake Okareka. You can say ‘I do’ right next to the magical Lake Okareka in a fairyland forest. A classical country setting, this space can host up to 200 lakeside in their silk marquee. There is also an indoor area where you can hold the dining experience. When you’re ready to put your feet up, take refuge in the estate's accommodation which can sleep up to 12 people in their Shearers Quarters. Longfords Estate also has suites for the special couple in their estate, so your New Zealand wedding can really have it all.

 

Zenders


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Cosy beauty is all around with Zenders, a New Zealand wedding venue located in Hamilton and sparkling throughout with natural light and a warm interior. Elegant, open and adaptable, this wedding venue is the ideal choice for celebrations - including weddings, engagement parties and more. Offering delicious on-site catering and plenty of parking space for your guests, Zenders can accommodate up to 300 guests if you're looking for a larger wedding affair. A few minutes from the city centre, you can toast to your new life with all of your loved ones and dance the night away, with plenty of nearby accommodation for everyone to get to bed safe and sound. A favourite amongst the locals for their flexibility, Zenders is a coveted wedding venue in New Zealand that will ensure your day is as magical as can be.

 

Howick Historical Village


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Your New Zealand wedding can be hosted at one of the most charming venues in Auckland with Howick Historical Village. Rich with the past, this is an Auckland wedding venue that has so much to offer on the cusp of the city. Featuring immaculate grounds and gardens, as well as several spaces for hire throughout their venue, Howick Historical Village is versatile in its many uses. It has carefully preserved so much of the original infrastructure of many buildings and gardens, some of which were built in 1852. Spaces include Bell House, the Historic Church, Brindle Cottage, and so many more. If you fancy an outdoor wedding, then pick and choose between any of their expansive grounds and gardens, all available for hire and perfect for every wedding and celebration.

 

Gibbston Valley Winery


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Gibbston Valley Winery is the pinnacle of New Zealand beauty: an emerald green winery surrounded by mountains, near the refreshing waters of Kawarau River and a scenic 25-minute drive from Queenstown central. The Gibbston Winery Restaurant, Wine Cave and Wine Vault are all available for exclusive venue hire, with a capacity of up to 200 guests for your wedding, along with the options of on-site catering, live entertainment and a team committed to planning and managing your event. Gibbston Valley Winery features a helipad nearby for guests - or the couple if they so choose - who wish to arrive in style. Several accommodation options surround the winery, ensuring that Gibbston Valley Winery is an ideal venue for a New Zealand wedding.

 

Turanga Creek Vineyard


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The perfect day can be had at Turanga Creek Vineyard, whose mission is to bring you just that. Combining rustic and modern styles, this New Zealand wedding venue hosts up to 130 guests in a space filled with natural light. Macrocarpa and redwood warm the surroundings, alongside solid oak furniture and plenty of wide windows. If you’re looking to add more guests to your celebration, you can always ask their helpful staff about a marquee option to extend into the gardens. The dining space is the focal point of their estate: as you dine inside or gather with friends outside, you look directly out over the pinot gris vines. Turanga Creek Vineyard is designed to host stunning New Zealand weddings, so you can’t go wrong with them.

 

Larcomb Vineyard


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Larcomb Vineyard has hosted many events over the years, making them seasoned professionals in the events industry. As a full-service venue, one of their specialities includes New Zealand weddings, featuring expertly manicured gardens and a spacious barn with high ceilings and exposed beams. Their dedicated staff are there to ensure your day runs perfectly with personal wedding planning and wedding catering options, as well as a full list of preferred wedding vendors to ensure all aspects of your big day are covered, from styling to celebrants. There are 2 venues available for hire at Larcomb Vineyard: the Small Barn, hosting up to 80 guests, filled with natural light and boasting an exposed timber ceiling; and the Big Barn, built in 2011 and with space for 200 guests, equipped with a grand dance floor to boot. Their additional space, The Stables, is not yet available as a venue but makes for a lovely photo op.

 

Pilkingtons


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Designed for with effortless elegance in mind, Pilkingtons is an oasis in the vast urban expanse of Auckland’s CBD. Filled with lush greenery and bespoke interior designs elements, this New Zealand wedding venue is the perfect location for an intimate and luxurious wedding of up to 200 guests. There is an outdoor courtyard, serving as the ideal secret spot in Auckland city for a wedding. Pilkingtons also has an extensive drink menu and an inspired selection of catering options. If you’ve been wanting a small and glamorous inner-city wedding, then Pilkingtons is the obvious choice.

 

Riccarton House


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Private events rejoice at the thought of Riccarton House, set on 12 hectares of park and green grounds and only minutes from central Christchurch. A New Zealand wedding venue built in 1856 by the Deans family, this heritage homestead provides a warm and intimate haven for guests to enjoy special moments such as weddings and other celebrations. With unique styling and plenty of natural light, they can host up to 150 guests. The menu at Riccarton House changes with the seasons, as they have a very garden-to-plate philosophy, and you’ll get to sample this incredible flavour at your New Zealand wedding courtesy of our talented chefs. Enjoy a warm New Zealand wedding with Riccarton House.

 

Boomrock


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Experience luxury like no other at Boomrock. Fittingly named, the venue sits hilltop, cliffs plummeting 750ft to meet the crashing force of the Tasman Sea below. With jaw-dropping panoramic views of the South Island and quintessential rolling New Zealand countryside, Boomrock certainly has that ‘wow’ factor. Only 30 minutes from Wellington CBD, or 6 minutes via helicopter, the New Zealand wedding venue is certainly accessible for all. They offer only the best, with your choice of indoor or outdoor ceremonies and accommodation options. ‘The Lodge’ can cater for up to 120 dining guests while offering superb views of the South Island across the ocean. The high beams and large open fire evoke feelings of comfort and country. Don't let it stop at the ceremony - Boomrock also has a clay bird shooting area and a vehicle racetrack. These may serve as inspiration for the stag party or some excitement for the following day.

 

Waterlily Gardens


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Winner of the New Zealand Wedding Industry Awards ‘Outstanding Wedding Ceremony Venue 2019,’ as well as Global Hospitality Awards ‘Lux - Wedding Venue of the Year 2019 - Waikato,’ Waterlily Gardens is an outstanding New Zealand wedding venue in the Waikato Region that outdoes itself each year. Settled between the stunning Karangahake Gorge and bustling Waihi Beach, Waterlily Gardens allows for an escape into true beauty for your wedding day. Set on 15 acres of lovely gardens, lakes and native forest, this dedicated function space will have your wedding standing out from the crowd. Waterlily Gardens is an hour from Hamilton and only 10 minutes from Waihi Beach. Their immaculate gardens and lawns provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day, acting as a blank canvas for you to bring your wedding to life on, available for exclusive hire and with an experienced wedding coordinator on hand. Waterlily Gardens provides a series of packages and hire options for your consideration, including the basic set-up of your wedding ceremony, outdoor games and seating, tables, set-up of a wedding reception, marquees, furniture and so much more.

 

Ampersand Eatery


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Booking Ampersand Eatery guarantees you will have one of the most delicious wedding menus that Auckland central has to offer. Moreover, it’s a unique style of space which everyone will appreciate. Urban, hip and also an eatery, Ampersand Eatery has such a unique vibe that it’ll have you and your guests in awe at their style and unique ambience. For a chic and catered New Zealand wedding, you can’t go wrong with this exciting space, an all-day eatery offering delicious seasonal dishes in a warm, open, light-filled space. They’re driven to create an experience for each of your guests using the beauty of seasonal produce and products from New Zealand.

 

Mt. Nicholas Station


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Spread out across 100,000 acres of rolling, private land, Mt. Nicholas Station is a New Zealand wedding venue that prides themselves on hosting both indoor and outdoor weddings across their entire space. Flowering mountain peaks, breathtaking valleys, 14 kilometres of fresh beachfront and so much more, Mt. Nicholas Station offers an unrivalled backdrop of natural beauty and Queenstown appeal for your wedding. With a capacity ranging from 10 to 150 guests, their venues include a private beachfront, styled marquee, lakeside woodshed and historic stone cottage. Mt Nicholas Station has a team committed to making your wedding a lasting memory for all, collaborating with local vendors and suppliers to ensure perfection.

 

Corbridge Woolshed


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Corbridge Woolshed rests on 800 acres of rolling fields and humbled by surrounding mountain ranges. The once-working woolshed presents a timeless representation of Central Otago and is a centrepiece in this New Zealand wedding venue. Lovingly refurbished in 2014, this wedding venue features gas heating throughout, hardwood flooring, designed lighting, audiovisual technology and much more. Their spaces include The Woolshed, Grounds, Container Bar and Farm. Spread out across manicured lawns, Corbridge Woolshed offers plenty of space for your wedding no matter the size. They can host up to 500 guests and have a variety of packages for all weddings, with a quick and efficient team on hand to help with the planning of your big day. For added convenience, Corbridge Woolshed is just a 5-minute drive from Wanaka Township and a short trip over the hill from Queenstown.

 

Oruawharo Homestead Limited


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Elegance and tradition are combined delicately at this New Zealand wedding venue. 150 years ago, the building was constructed for personal use. Since then, it has seen a lot from hosting a WW1 army camp to being a traditional hunting grounds. The building has been restored since its hay days, but still has much of its Victorian architecture. They have extensive well-kept grounds perfect for saying 'I do'. A large veranda accompanies the garden space so you can make the most of the sun. If you'd prefer an indoor ceremony, you can choose from the Ballroom or the grand stairway. Vincents Chapel next to the homestead is the perfect spot for a romantic reception. The venue can seat up to 150 and is wood-lined with classical stained glass windows.

 

Kauri Springs Lodge


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Kauri Spring Lodge is found in the heart of Waiheke Island, surrounded by an abundance of a subtropical garden forest. This rustic New Zealand wedding venue is the perfect combination of tranquillity and luxury. Their spaces are intimate, and each wedding personalised. There is a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces where the vows and reception can take place, for 60 special guests. There are four private homes, their weddings work like a self-catering home, aside from your actual wedding ceremony and reception where all the stops will be pulled out. This means you and 30 others can stay on-site and make the most of what this lodge has to offer. They have an on-site spa service, or you can venture out into Waiheke to enjoy the beaches. The team at Kauri Springs Lodge will provide their expert planning services and help organise the catering and any other services you should require.

 

Bridgewater Country Estate


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Entirely surrounded by 16 acres of rolling lawns, mature shade trees, native bush and impeccably landscaped gardens, Bridgewater Estate is a true fairytale wedding venue in New Zealand. With gorgeous winding pathways, a pond adorned with lilies, a tennis court, a pool, a dedicated bridal suite and luxury accommodation, Bridgewater is the perfect spot for a wedding – you’ll look amazing in the photos, you’ll feel amazing surrounded by the lush wildlife. It’s every hopeless romantic's dream setting.

 

Black Walnut Venue


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Modern meets garden charm at this New Zealand wedding venue. Black Walnut Venue is a boutique space located in Pahoia, not far from Tauranga. The stand-out at this venue is their modern black barn where the reception can take place, also a great fall back option for the ceremony if the weather does not cooperate. The practical barn can be customised to suit your needs. The venue can accommodate up to 130 in their barn reception space. They have a range of lovely outdoor ceremony options which includes lakes, forests and gardens. Their list of preferred suppliers can cook on-site in their commercial kitchen so that you can take your pick. There is ample parking available, and they are experts at organising bus services to pick you up from town. Their wedding expertise will ensure your day flows with ease. 

 

Amisfield


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Amisfield invites you to experience the true joys of Queenstown with their wholesome philosophy of drawing inspiration from the land. Their menus are dictated by the seasons, with a dedicated forager and an experienced charcutier to hunt, gather and curate produce to perfection. Amisfield is available for private dining events and exclusive hire. Private dining takes place in an intimate and decadent space that offers views of Lake Hayes, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, catering for up to 35 guests; exclusive hire can host anywhere from 60 to 110 guests, with the option of outdoor seating. Amisfield is a rich and unique space to host your New Zealand wedding in, with the very heart of Queenstown in their tenet.

 

The Little Chapel


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Behold Christchurch’s cutest wedding venue: a quaint chapel aptly named The Little Chapel, built in the 19th century but only opened for New Zealand weddings in 2019. They have a singular view of creating beautiful, bespoke weddings and are centrally located, with a capacity of around 70 guests (making them all the more perfect for an intimate wedding). The Little Chapel is the social enterprise branch of The Home & Family Society Christchurch Inc. As a result, 100% of your wedding cost goes directly to charity, providing for children and families in Christchurch. The Little Chapel not only provides you with 5 different wedding packages to pick between but a nifty list of preferred vendors too. As a non-denominational venue, they welcome weddings and civil unions of any type.

 

Criffel Station


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Criffel Station offers you a unique and memorable New Zealand venue for your wedding. The space is a gorgeous and carefully restored woolshed, perfect for weddings both intimate and large. They can host anywhere from 5 to 500 people, making Criffel Station as flexible as it is pretty. Their events management team is available to help with the planning and running of your New Zealand wedding, and they have a range of added bonuses to make everything all the more straightforward, including planned activities, delicious on-site catering, on-site accommodation and transportation options.

 

Hamilton Gardens


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Hamilton Gardens is one of New Zealand’s favourite wedding venue options. With a capacity of up to 500 guests, this New Zealand wedding venue is as flexible and fun as they come. There are several themed gardens to choose from, be it their Italian Renaissance Garden or Chinoiserie Garden, with each space lending your big day a distinct atmosphere. They offer several wedding packages and allow for both public and private garden ceremonies depending on your preferences. They have a list of preferred vendors for you to choose from when it comes to catering and styling your wedding, and also offer hire options for necessities such as seating. Hamilton Gardens is the perfect venue for weddings both small and large, accommodating up to 85 in their Chartwell Seminar Room and expanding from there on out. For a trusted and gorgeous wedding venue, Hamilton Gardens is a premier choice.

 

Peregrine


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Located in the Crown Range, Peregrine has been a family-owned business and venue since 1998. They have a holistic approach to farming and vineyard management, which translates beautifully into creating an open and lovely space for a wedding event on their vineyard or at Pinnacle Club, an exclusive space that offers the very best of Peregrine. Their architecturally acclaimed ‘Wing’ serves as a beautiful and malleable space for a New Zealand wedding. At the same time, their rustic Woolshed adds warm pops of colour to an already charming wedding venue option. Peregrine is a venue-only facility, meaning that all vendors and suppliers will be of your own choice. Still, their team is always around to offer you a helping hand to make sure your wedding is exactly as you’d imagined it to be.

 

Cable Bay


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Surround yourself with vineyard views, olive trees and spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City at Cable Bay. The New Zealand wedding venue sits hillside on the west coast of Waiheke Island. The vineyard has been making award-winning wines for years and is experienced in the art of fine cuisine. The choice of an outdoor ceremony at Cable Bay is popular; you'll be accompanied by complete serenity and breathtaking views. Make your way into their restaurant space for the reception, with full glass windows allowing you to keep taking in the mesmerising backdrop. They have a dedicated events manager who will assist you and your planning. They are happy to help with organising florists, photographers, transport, live music and accommodation.



Liddington Gardens


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Northland’s favourite garden wedding venue, Liddington Gardens is located in the Bay of Islands and does weddings like no other. With perfectly manicured lawns, wide-open spaces and a picturesque setting all around, this New Zealand wedding venue offers you both privacy and exclusivity. They have a range of wedding packages for you to choose from, with their Creative Director at the helm to ensure that your special day is exactly that. The consultation with Liddington Gardens is complimentary, so you can rest assured that your first window in the beauty of this New Zealand venue has no strings attached. For an unparalleled experience, choose Liddington Gardens.

 

The Narrows Landing


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Located in Tamahere, a mere 10 minutes from Hamilton, The Narrows Landing is a New Zealand wedding venue with an eye for hosting bespoke celebrations. Their spaces include The Pirongia Deck, The Narrows Lawn and The Conservatory. They can host over 130 guests and offer a series of packages to suit your big day, including options such as a three-course meal, exclusive use of the venue, help from their friendly events management team, a night’s stay in their deluxe accommodation, and several hire options such as glassware, napkins, crockery, chairs and so much more. Their menus are tailored to your tastes, and, as a fully-licensed venue, they also offer beverage lists. The Narrows Landing is a comfortable and open space, infusing rustic appeal into a venue filled with natural light, which will make for a truly unforgettable wedding day.

 

Blanket Bay Lodge


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The luxurious Blanket Bay Lodge is celebrated worldwide as one of New Zealand’s finest alpine lodges. Tucked away amidst snow-capped peaks, Blanket Bay Lodge has consistently been voted one of the world’s best lodges and offers an elegant and lush space for your New Zealand wedding. Take in refreshing views of the lake, with cosy rooms for conversations and an added touch of privacy. The team is more than happy to assist you with the complimentary WiFi or audiovisual equipment setup if required. They specialise in intimate gatherings, which will make your wedding feel all the more impressive, with the options of on-site catering and accommodation. Blanket Bay Lodge will give your wedding a contemporary, lush atmosphere, with world-class amenities and service at your beck and call.

 

Gwavas Gardens


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This New Zealand wedding venue is another traditional homestead with magnificent gardens and lots of character. Gwavas Gardens are known for their blossoming gardens which provide a vibrant backdrop for your wedding day. This New Zealand wedding venue is located just over 30 minutes from Napier. It's tucked away in the countryside so you'll feel well away from it all. There's a dining hall, billiard room and commercial kitchen on-site so the celebrations can continue after your vows. They are fully licensed and can provide all your beverage requirements. They have a list of preferred caterers to craft the meal of your dreams. The team at Gwavas will be happy to help arrange your special day. Of course, your New Zealand wedding wouldn't be complete without a stay in one of their stunning suites. 

 

Transitional/Cardboard Cathedral


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Now a landmark in Christchurch, the Cardboard Cathedral is, above all else, a wonderful space for a New Zealand wedding. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (who won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for doing so, the only building in New Zealand to have accomplished this feat), this New Zealand venue is as remarkable as it is charming. It’s the only cathedral in the world to be made sustainably, constructed from cardboard tubes, steel shipping containers and the Cathedral’s original stained glass Rose windows. It also boasts space for up to 700 guests, with a duo of function spaces (the main hall and foyer) that can be combined depending on the size and nature of your wedding. Resting in the centre of Christchurch, this New Zealand wedding venue now serves as a symbol of the city’s fortitude and originality.

 

Jonkers Farm


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So many couples want to have a big marquee wedding in New Zealand but don't own the land to do it themselves - Jonkers is your answer. Good luck with getting a bad photo of this place. It’s just too beautiful. 540 acres of rural New Zealand farmland, an adorable rustic farmhouse, and plenty of space for any kind of marquee set up you can muster. Jonkers Farm doesn’t take many weddings at all - but if you are lucky enough to be one of the exclusive few to have your New Zealand wedding in this dreamy rustic landscape venue, then you certainly won’t have any regrets.

 

Eagle Ridge


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Set hillside in Tauranga farmland, Eagle Ridge has stunning panoramic views. This New Zealand wedding venue has a range of rustic and romantic spaces that your big day can sprawl across. Choose to have your ceremony in one of the fifteen acres, with scenic views capturing Mount Maunganui. They have a country-style building where you can choose to host your reception. You won’t be going hungry either, they have a preferred caterer who can refine the menu perfectly to your taste. You can complete the day with a stay in their lodge or suites, complete with ocean vista views. The charming accommodation options can host up to 16 people. A finalist in the 2019 Hospitality and Customer Service Westpac awards, you can be assured you’re in great hands. 

 

Willows on Abbey


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For a countryside wedding in Northland, Willows on Abbey is the answer. Tranquil, gorgeous and exclusively yours on your wedding day, this New Zealand wedding venue boasts several purpose-designed spaces around the property for your wedding, as well as event coordination assistance, friendly service, a gazebo, pergolas, ample on-site parking, audiovisual equipment and on-site accommodation at their comfortable bed and breakfast. Providing you with options upon options for your big day, Willows on Abbey is a fully-equipped New Zealand wedding venue that can host up to 150 guests. They give you the chance to host a rustic wedding in a stunning location and are eager to help you make your wedding dreams come true.

 

Port Molyneux School


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Classic Kiwi charm meets modern at this alluring New Zealand wedding venue. The establishment is around 1 hour from Dunedin's town centre in the wild and inspiring Catlins. A New Zealand couple founded port Molyneux School on the search for the perfect wedding venue. The derelict school was given a fresh makeover and is now a popular host for weddings. The wedding venue is perched hillside with a view of the ocean. They have a range of ceremony and reception spaces for 120 people, a kitchen, bar area with BYO licence and quality accommodation options. Your wedding photos won’t be lacking with the coastal Catlins scenery on the doorstep; Nugget Point is a popular lighthouse and of course the enthralling east coast beaches. The team at Port Molyneux School hold environmental and social values close to their hearts - they even recycle bottles themselves to make sand material which they will use on landscaping. 

 

Cape Estate Event & Wedding Venue


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Cape Estate is a humble country residence situated on elevated land which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The stunning view on looks surrounding vineyards, the Hawkes Bay countryside and Napier Hill before greeting the ocean. This New Zealand wedding venue is only 20 minutes from either Hastings or Napier. Your ceremony can be set in their expansive garden with a beautiful fairy-lit marquee to host the reception. They have established contacts in the wedding industry including caterers, lighting, music, furniture, florists and photographers. These contacts will be able to tie all the details together with a craft consistent theme throughout. This charming coastal venue is extraordinary and a great choice if you want to customise your wedding fully. 

 

Olive Tree Cottage


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Olive Tree Cottage is truly a breath of fresh air. Located only 15 minutes from Tauranga’s CBD yet surrounded by secluded farmland and gardens. This New Zealand wedding venue has it all. The Olive Tree Cottage was built in the 1930s and was originally a 3 bedroom Kauri cottage. It has now been restored, but still retains its Kauri beginnings. A large indoor dining space flows out to their permanent silk marquee and modern bar. The Olive Tree Cottage can play host to your wedding ceremony and reception - or choose to have your ceremony in a range of outdoor spaces and gardens. Get ready to relax, their experienced team will ensure your day runs with ease. Their on-site caterers serve up delicious meals and entrees and some spectacular grazing board options. They warmly welcome viewings, so see if the Olive Tree Cottage is the one for your New Zealand wedding.

 

Rippon


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For vines and views, choose Rippon as your New Zealand wedding venue. Atop the lovely Rippon Hill, Rippon Hall has a duo of spaces for your New Zealand wedding. The natural amphitheatre, with gorgeous views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, is right next to Rippon Hall and is a popular choice for ceremonies. Much closer to the lake, there's the nursery site, a more sheltered and private space to exchange vows. Rippon can host anywhere from 80 to 375 guests, making it an ideal wedding venue for both intimate and large weddings, offering a series of packages to suit your needs on your big day. When it comes to wining and dining at your wedding, they've got you covered with their expertise in the world of wines; you'll also have your chance to pick between their list of preferred caterers, ready to put together a bespoke menu for your New Zealand wedding at the drop of a hat.

 

The Old Church


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As its name suggests, The Old Church is a testament to the beauty and architecture of the colonial time, with high ceilings and a dazzling chandelier. If you want a classically romantic New Zealand wedding, The Old Church is the venue for you. It has 3 separate spaces: The Old Church itself, The Conservatory, and The Courtyard Garden and Bar. These spaces can meld into 1, or be crafted into a more intimate setting. Inside the Old Church, high ceilings intertwine with hand-shaped windows for a traditional setting. The sun-filled conservatory backs onto the Church so you can make the most of the warmth. After the ceremony, you can make your way to the Courtyard Garden and Bar for celebratory drinks. The total capacity of this New Zealand wedding venue is 175 guests. A 10-minute drive from central Napier, The Old Church has been lovingly restored and converted into an event venue for classy vibes, with the choices of on-site accommodation and catering if required. 

 

Tarureka Estate


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Included in the Top 10 Barn Wedding Venues list by Bridal Musings, Tarureka Estate is a sure winner if you're after a rustic yet stylish wedding experience. The incredible New Zealand venue is located in the Wairarapa, one hour from Wellington CBD. Classic meets modern at the Tarureka Estate's barn. The delicately restored homestead has wooden floors, dainty fairy lights and vintage rugs lining the edges. Ceremonies can take place in the well-kept gardens, in the historic homestead or the surrounding native bush. This New Zealand wedding venue can host up to 120 guests, making it quite cosy. They have caterers who can create a menu suited to your taste and beverages can be sourced locally; they are also BYO. A scrumptious Sunday brunch can be arranged if you should so desire. On-site, they have accommodation for up to 18 guests, so the big day can continue at whatever pace you wish. The estate gives you the entire weekend to host the event, so celebrations don't have to stop just because the wedding day does.

 

Vilagrad Winery


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Vilagrad Winery is a family-owned and -operated winery in Waikato. This New Zealand wedding venue has over 20 years of experience hosting special occasions, with a wedding coordinator to ensure that your big day runs as smoothly as possible. Vilagrad Winery offers both outdoor and indoor options for your wedding, overlooking their sprawling vineyard and serving a four-course Mediterranean-style buffet alongside their award-winning wines. Set against the backdrop of Mt Pirongia, this venue offers privacy and serenity in equal amounts, framed by the countryside and set on 20 acres of land. They offer a series of wedding packages, on-site accommodation, catering options, beverage options, entertainment options, and so much more. Vilagrad Winery is a New Zealand wedding venue that knows how to make your celebration genuinely spectacular, covering every detail with utmost care.

 

Melton Estate


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A boutique winery set on 12 acres of lush greenery and 15 minutes from Christchurch Airport, Melton Estate is a New Zealand wedding venue bursting with possibilities. Choose to have your wedding indoors or outdoors (or both) with Melton Estate, taking in views from their expansive deck that overlooks the vineyard. They offer exclusive use of the estate, The Pavilion for your wedding service, a private and seasoned wedding coordinator, a lighting and sound system for your convenience and so much more. As an all-weather venue, you won’t have to concern yourself with the whims of the weather; if it happens to rain, you’ll be snug as a bug inside The Pavilion or Banquet Room, soaking in majestic garden views and verdant lawns. Melton Estate also happens to be an award-winning wedding venue, having netted the South Island “Best Wine Tourism Restaurant.” They’re also the only Canterbury winery wedding venue with a Qualmark Venue 4-star plus rating.

 

River Ridge Retreat


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Have an extraordinary New Zealand wedding experience at River Ridge Retreat, surrounded by nature's wonders and unspoilt grounds. This New Zealand wedding venue is located around 1 hour 30 minutes from the Dunedin town centre, away from it all in the captivating Catlins area. River Ridge Retreat is a specialised wedding venue with years of experience in running seamless weddings. The retreat is encapsulated by 15 acres of waterfalls, gardens and magical ceremony sites. The retreat also doubles as luxury accommodation and can sleep up to 80 guests. Their wedding packages can be tailored to include: catering, photos, makeup, decorations, invitations, hair and furniture. If you want a wedding where every aspect has been covered, look no further than River Ridge retreat. 

 

Darjon Vineyard


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Darjon Vineyard is built on the idea of romance, romance and more romance. 8 acres of vines and greenery, this New Zealand wedding venue serves as a garden backdrop for celebrations, a short drive from the city of Christchurch. They can host up to 120 guests and offer complimentary wedding coordination, assisting with everything from music and caterers to packing up at the end of it all. Darjon Vineyard features the option of a lovely garden ceremony (with heaters, if it’s a bit chilly out), a music system, fully licensed bar (with BYO options), and optional free loan items (such as a charming wishing well, wedding arches, fairy lights, tables, chairs and so much more). Darjon Vineyard has curated a reputation for excellence and prides themselves on delivering truly magnificent New Zealand weddings in Christchurch. For catering, music and photography, they have their own list of preferred vendors to make your day even more manageable.

 

Stonyridge


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Stonyridge is a Mediterranean style vineyard situated between rolling hills of vineyard on Waiheke Island. The vineyard started growing its first crop in 1982 for a Bordeaux style red wine. Since then their wines have won many awards and is internationally recognised as a Cabernet winery. Their spaces reflect this European influence, with a large cafe area overlooking the vineyard. They host a small number of New Zealand weddings each year to preserve the uniqueness of their venue and your special day. The olive grove is a popular spot for the ceremony, an ample space which can be set up to your liking. They have the capacity for 120 in their Veranda Cafe area. You won't be short of beautiful wedding photos either. Frolic through the vineyards or get some unforgettable shots at the nearby beaches. Stonyridge could be the perfect New Zealand wedding venue for you.

 

Begonia House


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Tie the knot in the stunning surroundings of the Wellington Botanical Gardens. The Begonia House is a New Zealand wedding venue located next to the Lady Norwood Rose Garden just 5 minutes from Wellington CBD. The glasshouse is filled with history, originally being constructed in the early 1900s to home the finest collection of Begonias in the southern hemisphere. Your wedding photos will be the next level in this plant oasis. The foyer is entirely glass so you can admire the beauty outside. Inside the foyer, a range of plants fills the empty light areas; a perfect harmony of greenery and space. The foyer can comfortably seat 90 and is BYO. You are free to use their catering partners, who are happy to craft a menu suited to your tastes.

 

Baylys’ Farm


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The country meets the coast at Baylys’ Farm. Located in Waitangi, this New Zealand wedding venue has been operating since 1837. It features 2000 acres of breathtaking farmland, right beside sandy beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Their private beachfront venue is a beautiful spot for a ceremony with a view, accompanied by a marquee reception or the woolshed, which creates a rustic atmosphere for indoor receptions. Their wedding package includes the marquee, accommodating up to 150 guests, along with wooden dining tables and chairs. Host your reception, ceremony or both at Baylys’ Farm. As a dry-hire and BYO wedding venue in New Zealand, they are committed to bringing you flexibility and freedom.

 

Black Barn Vineyard


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Black Barn Vineyard is a sprawling premise set in the heart of the Hawkes Bay countryside. You can have your perfect New Zealand country wedding set amongst the rolling hills covered with grapes. They have six different spaces you can choose to host your weddings. They all range in price and area so you can find something to suit. The Olive Shed is a renovated rustic space perfect for up to 100 guests. The Black Barn Bistro is a modern space with a lovely courtyard which can seat up to 150. The Underground Cellar is an intimate and broody space located below ground with stunning candlelit surrounds. The Marketplace is a tipi style tent, filled with sunshine, that can seat up to 120. Their last choice is the 'Offsite' option, and this allows you to venture into their farmland. This option is crafted from scratch and found right next to the serene Tuki Tuki river. This New Zealand wedding venue has endless choices when it comes to selecting your wedding space. They also have high-quality accommodation so you can soak up the stunning venue for a day longer. 

 

The Milk Station


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Despite the New Zealand-esque name, you'll find yourself surrounded by Italian inspiration at the Milk Station. Cream-coloured plaster meets olive and Cyprus trees set on acres of stunning gardens. Immerse yourself in this European fairytale just under an hour away from Wellington CBD. This iconic New Zealand venue has so much to offer, the station was built in 1919 and is now a Historic Places Trust Grade II recognised building. Inside, the high beams and walls retain a 1900s feel, while glittering chandeliers dangle in the reception area. The large dining hall can comfortably seat up to 200 guests, and they are happy to help organise catering. They have lovely 5-star accommodation that sprawls out over 20 rooms. If you want a taste of Italy right in the middle of Kapiti, The Milk Station is a perfect choice for your big day.

 

Matakauri Lodge


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Matakauri Lodge is a luxurious New Zealand wedding venue that overlooks the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak, surrounded by fresh air and mountain ranges that extend for miles. Able to host up to 60 guests, Matakauri Lodge offers 4 different event rooms and a varied selection of on-site catering options, alongside handcrafted programmes and a professional team on hand to help with all the organising and planning of your wedding. Matakauri Lodge is a scenic space for your New Zealand wedding, with unmatched views and years of experience in professional event management. Matakauri Lodge is a 25-minute drive from the airport, located a short drive from the city centre and at the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

 

Henley Hotel


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Henley Hotel brings luxury to the Waikato Region. The epitome of a country wedding venue, Henley Hotel combines the beauty of nature with their luxe setting, serving as a manor-style hotel refreshed and restyled with a range of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces. They cater to your New Zealand wedding based on the season, with a dedicated events management team working at your side to bring your wedding vision to life. They have a duo of wedding packages for you to pick between, one of them offering exclusive use of their grounds and manor, including 13 bedrooms that will provide on-site accommodation for you and your guests. Henley Hotel also features a cute chapel, fitting up to 100 guests, and 29 acres of expertly-manicured lawns for a larger wedding celebration (up to 250 guests). Your wedding menu will be taken care of courtesy of their seasoned chef, with local produce and seasonal ingredients at the centre, alongside an extensive beverage list to pick from. Henley Hotel has a list of preferred suppliers and vendors to assist you with styling, florals, celebrants, and so much more.

 

Waihōanga River Lodge


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A popular yoga retreat, Waihōanga combines serenity and intimacy on its Ōtaki grounds. Located a mere hour away from central Wellington, this New Zealand wedding venue is nestled in a sensational landscape with an elixir of rivers, forests and countryside. Enjoy the natural surroundings in style with peaceful spaces, indoor fireplaces, marquees and outdoor games. They have some great humble accommodation options such as cabins, teepees and glamping tents. This New Zealand venue's infrastructure blends harmoniously with the surrounding nature. Lots of local wood and soft colour palettes are used to craft the indoor entertaining spaces and accommodation options.

 

Meadowood


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This vibrant New Zealand wedding venue is set in beautiful gardens and accompanied by quaint buildings. The main house is bright blue, a throwback to the Art Deco period. The grounds are filled with orchards and lush native bush. You can have your fairytale garden wedding on the lawn, under a tipi marquee which is included in the package. In the same package, you'll also receive two nights their house and four spots in the Lotus Belle tents for glamping. The house and tents are set in a garden wonderland so that you can enjoy a peaceful stay. Meadowood has a bohemian feel and could be the perfect backdrop to your  New Zealand wedding. 

 

Ataahua


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Ataahua translates as beautiful in Māori. A fitting name for this stunning New Zealand wedding venue located in Tauranga. The primary attraction is their gardens; elegant European influence combined with plenty of native bush and flora. These gardens are the perfect place to hold your dream ceremony. Follow with outdoor games or a look around the sprawling garden site. The reception can be pursued in their beautiful marquee, outlined with dainty fairy lights or in an indoor space. Their experienced team can assist with everything from planning to execution. Whatever your style, they can help arrange catering, from food trucks to a three-course seated meal. Ataahua is fully licensed, bar staff and a duty manager are provided. They were voted New Zealand’s top wedding venue by Wild Hearts for a reason. Have your fairytale garden wedding with Ataahua.

 

The Tannery


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The Tannery is on the fast track to becoming Christchurch’s hottest boutique wedding venue - and with good reason. Offering a year-round wedding location, suitable for both receptions and ceremonies, this New Zealand wedding venue boasts a total of 4 venues that can host anywhere from 10 to 600 guests. With an events management team on hand to help with all wedding planning and coordination, The Tannery has set itself apart. The venue includes the options of sumptuous in-house catering and beverages from Cassels Brewing Co. The space itself features a glass atrium, genuine French tiled floors, stained glass, bespoke iron arches and mahogany shop fronts. It’s the very height of elegance and glamour, and will undoubtedly lend your wedding the very same ambience. The Tannery is 10 minutes from the centre of Christchurch, with easy parking surrounding the area. It’s a New Zealand wedding venue that stands head and shoulders above the rest in its traditional sense of grace.

 

Sudbury


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Sudbury combines quality with value at its Te Horo grounds. Set hillside, a picturesque 50 minutes away from Wellington, it's sure to impress. The farm retreat offers a range of country-influenced ceremonies. Take your pick from the beautiful Pergola Garden, the rustic Hay Barn or the Garden Bar which also has an impressive open fire. The New Zealand venue partners with the Canape Company for an exquisite dining experience in 'The Stables'. The dining area is in a modified stable filled with character, chic bathrooms, superior tableware, and a petanque court. A rugged west coast beach, with views of Kapiti Island, lies only minutes away making for dramatic wedding photos. They will even provide you with a picnic while you venture to get the perfect shot. They have horses on site which also add an extra element to the photos you’ll keep forever. Included in the venue hire package are all the essentials such as catering, furniture, lighting, sound along with some delightful extras like a vintage caravan music stage. They have a plush Cottage on site which can accommodate 5 people.

 

Kumeu Valley Estate


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From the stunning traditional bell tower to the high vaulted timber ceiling to the grand fireplace, Kumeu Valley Estate is a popular New Zealand wedding venue exuding style and grace. They also proudly showcase 3 acres of immaculate gardens, native flora, and an adorable outdoor ceremony space. As a result, all year round Kumeu Valley has something to offer. Choose to have your New Zealand wedding indoors or outdoors with this flexible space, featuring a committed and professional team to help you figure out what the perfect wedding is to you. There are hidden gems all over the property, including the jetty nestled in the native bush by the stream that borders the property or the rustic swing overlooking the rolling hills. 

 

Kinloch Lodge


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A lakefront retreat, Kinloch Lodge is steeped in equal parts history and beauty. They’re available for both partial and exclusive hire, with a full capacity of up to 75 seated guests. Kinloch Lodge is known worldwide for their hearty and flavourful meals, as well as their seasoned and helpful staff. Their catering includes anything from informal BBQs and à la carte delights to formal canapés and sit-down dinners. They emphasise the heart of adventure in Queenstown, alongside the uninhibited appeal of nature, making for a refreshing wedding venue option. With a host of accommodation choices and exciting activities to make your New Zealand wedding stand out from the crowd, Kinloch Lodge believes they are made for marriages near heaven.

 

Dolphin Bay


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You can plan your perfect New Zealand beach wedding with Dolphin Bay, a Northland wedding venue overlooking Mahinepua Bay. Settled on 10 acres of beautiful and secluded coastal property and with access to two private beaches, you can have your ceremony on the beachfront itself or the clifftop featuring panoramic sea views. Dolphin Bay gives you total freedom when it comes to planning your New Zealand wedding, alongside the help of their seasoned wedding planner to help with the organisation and styling of the event. Other facilities and perks include unique and contemporary Capri Marquees, Chiavari chairs, on-site catering options, and so much more. Whether you’re after a laidback wedding at the beach or a luxe, grand affair, Dolphin Bay is here to make your wedding dreams a reality.

 

Regent Theatre


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Make your day truly unforgettable at the Regent Theatre. If you’re after a unique New Zealand wedding experience, where you will undoubtedly be the centre of attention, look no further. The Regent Theatre is abundant with history. It opened on 1st June 1928 as a 2000 seat cinema - the interior is still elaborately decorated capturing the essence of the theatre scene at the time. The Dunedin events centre has detailed high ceilings, a grand staircase and dining area. Say your vows centre stage in the limelight of this old school theatre before making your way to the modern reception area. The team at the Regent Theatre would be delighted to make your day as glamorous as possible. They can help you organise the ceremony and help you choose the reception area best suited to your New Zealand wedding. 

 

Zealong Tea Estate


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Zealong Tea Estate’s venue space was purpose-built in the early 2010s and has a number of wedding packages to pick between. This dedicated function space offers lovely views of New Zealand’s only commercial tea plantation. There are 3 options to choose from: the Pavillion, which features plenty of natural light, an alfresco terrace and a capacity of up to 70 guests; the Vista, completed in 2016, with an indoor/outdoor flow and a capacity of 300 guests; and the Executive Suite, a smaller space for up to 25 guests, elegant and a perfect breakaway space during the wedding day. Their events team will help with the running and planning of your New Zealand wedding, including details such as full set-up and cleaning, audio-visual equipment, a two-course buffet dinner and arrival drinks for your guests. They also welcome you back to the estate up to 15 months later for a high tea to celebrate your wedding day.

 

Fountain Gardens


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Fountain Gardens is a stunning garden venue located on the outskirts of Tauranga. The gardens are only 20 from Tauranga CBD, but you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped city life. This New Zealand wedding venue is streaming with spirit, colourful gardens and native bush fill the large property. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of garden ceremony options. A classical marquee can host your wedding reception and decorated to your taste. They offer full wedding packages including ceremony, reception and in-house catering. The experienced team at Fountain Gardens can take the hard work off your hands and arrange the perfect New Zealand wedding day. 

 

Greenhill Lodge


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If tranquillity, intimacy and stunning surrounds are vital components to your New Zealand wedding, look no further than Greenhill Lodge. The historic New Zealand wedding venue is located only 25 minutes from Napier and 15 minutes to Havelock North. It's nestled on a hilltop in the heart of New Zealand's food and wine country. They limit the number of weddings at their luxurious venue to retain their exclusivity and uniqueness. The gardens are an excellent choice for a romantic ceremony or on the pavilion. Smaller groups can use the homestead for the reception; otherwise, a beautiful marquee can be placed on the lawn. You can complete the experience with a stay in their award-winning suite rooms. 

 

The Boatshed


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This gorgeous seaside venue is an iconic Wellington attraction. You'll feel at one with the ocean as the upper deck level extends over the edge of the Wellington Harbour. The back of the building looks out to a glamorous cityscape. It has a rich sporting history, understood to be the longest standing sports club in the North Island. This old boating club has been the top destination for rowers since Wellington's colonial days. Lots of the original structure remains standing, giving it classical ambience. This harborside gem allows for 200 seated guests for dining and offers great catering partnerships. Seasoned staff and coordinators make the whole day a breeze, organising DJs, bands, florists, caterers, stylists and any other service you wish. Combine history with modern Wellington views at The Boatshed, a stunning New Zealand wedding venue.

 

Peacock Sky


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Peacock Sky is a small and boutique family-run vineyard on Waiheke. They have a passion for tasty cuisine and the wine to match so you can be guaranteed an enjoyable dining experience. They have a ceremony space on top of the hills which look over the vineyard, Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto and Auckland city. They even offer a chauffeur tractor service if you're after an authentic country feel. For small groups of up to 50, they have a covered restaurant space. If you have a large group or would prefer the fresh air for your New Zealand wedding, their outdoor terrace can transform into a dining space for up to 100. This New Zealand wedding venue has a private events team that will handle all the details from crafting the menu of your dreams and personalising the entire experience.

 

Maple Lodge


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Maple Lodge is a boutique bed and breakfast lodge located in the lovely alpine resort of Lake Wanaka. Taste the Kiwi life with style at this wedding venue, with stunning views of the mountains and a 5-minute drive from the centre of town. Maple Lodge features extensive gardens, a modest dining room and a clear-sided pavilion marquee for your New Zealand wedding needs. You can host your New Zealand wedding with them and rest assured that everything is in the hands of experts, their team able to put you in touch with excellent vendors. They can host up to 40 guests inside and 90 with the marquee, making for a superb New Zealand wedding venue choice no matter the season. You can also choose to book the lodge for cosy on-site accommodation, which is sure to delight both you and your guests.

 

Anam Cara Gardens


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If you're after a beautiful New Zealand wedding, where you’ll be surrounded by 10 acres of well-kept gardens, look no further than Anam Cara Gardens. This New Zealand venue is new to the wedding market, and your hosts will make their best effort to craft the wedding you've always dreamed of. Located on the Kapiti Coast, one hour away from Wellington CBD, the gardens are perfect if you're after an unforgettable outdoor ceremony. The modern and minimal function centre lets the gardens do the talking. This New Zealand wedding venue can host 120, with a bar, dance floor and kitchen inside. They are flexible on caterers and allow BYO for beverages. They’re also child-friendly and have full disabled access, perfect for the elderly or those without full mobility. Additionally, there’s modern accommodation for 14 people on site.

 

Summer House


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The Summer House is a lush outdoors venue set on 3 hectares of gardens and pristine native forest. Located in Welcome Bay, Tauranga this venue is only 12km to the city centre. This New Zealand wedding venue only offers one wedding per weekend so you'll have access to the spot for the entire weekend. The Summer House looks out onto the well-kept grounds and is commonly used as a make-up/getting ready room for the big day. Common ceremony spaces include the perfectly manicured lawn, framed by flower gardens. After the ceremony, the fun can continue with plenty of outdoor games. There is a large silk marquee which can seat up to 130 people. An outdoor dance floor and bar area blend effortlessly into their natural surroundings. The venue is BYO and has no corkage charge. They are happy to help arrange on-site catering. 

 

Tironui Farm


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This rural New Zealand wedding venue provides a background of hills, farmland and stunning olive groves to frame your special day. Situated near the boutique village of Martinborough the farm has all the convenience yet still the appeal of an authentic farm venue. Tironui is a fully functioning farm which puts on a show to fellow bridal parties with a spruced up gazebo and newly-restored functions centre. The ceremony options are endless, many opting for the picturesque olive grove. There are a commercial kitchen and bar where the catering staff can set up on the day. They have a range of thoughtful packages which include a bridal arch, seating, tables, a ‘ready room’, a marquee, games and full access to the grove. Look no further than Tironui for a country but still stylish New Zealand wedding day.

 

Cardrona Hotel


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With a relaxed and charming atmosphere, Cardrona Hotel is one of New Zealand’s most iconic wedding venues. First established in 1863, Cardrona Hotel is on the Crown Range Road between Queenstown and Wanaka. They provide the chance for both garden and church ceremonies, with a host of reception packages to suit anyone and everyone. Cardrona Hotel can cater for up to 250 guests, with an experienced functions manager and a team of superb chefs to ensure that fine dining will take new meaning at your wedding. Whether you choose the sprawling, green gardens as your wedding space, the historic hotel or the lovingly restored church, Cardrona Hotel will make your day one for the ages.

 

Plum Meadows


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Established in 1886, Plum Meadows is a New Zealand country wedding venue that brings rural charm like few others. This Waikato venue is found on the green pastures of North Waikato’s rolling countryside, featuring a quaint garden, fruit orchard and rustic barn. Plum Meadows has a list of their preferred vendors and suppliers to make planning your wedding day all the simpler, being a venue-only location that allows for complete flexibility. Their wedding packages include full day hire, partial hire and photography-only options for the use of their beautiful garden space. For rainy day options, they have their characterful Carter’s Barn to keep everyone nice and dry. Plum Meadows has a seasoned wedding planner on hand for your convenience, who’s sure to recommend the local church (The Waerenga War Memorial Church) for an extra touch of something special. They also provide a list of nearby accommodation for your consideration.

 

Old Forest School


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Old Forest School is a unique New Zealand wedding venue found 45 minutes from Tauranga, Rotorua or Whakatane. The venue is rich in history. It was developed in the early 1930s as a school for the local community. The school was eventually shut down in the 1980s when it spent the next few years abandoned. With love and hard work, the building was restored and reopened in 2013. It is now a popular wedding and events centre. Its unique and boutique look has seen it featured in many reputable publications such as Viva, Bride & Groom, Paper & Lace and many more. There are a variety of places where vows can be said including the original schoolhouse or under the enormous Sycamore and Redwood tree. Photo options are endless these include the historic schoolhouse, the cabins, the Tin Shed, Lovelock Lane and the forest. The big barn is a common host to receptions, it has gorgeous white wood interior and looks extra special filled with greenery. Dance under the stars accompanied by hanging lights outside the stables and barn area. There are four historic cabins on-site where the night can be spent. 

 

Minaret Station


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With a knack for hosting incredible boutique weddings, Minaret Station offers you a host of wedding packages for your big day. Their 50,000-acre property can be the perfect location for your New Zealand wedding. Minaret Station's Alpine Lodge is set in a remote glacial valley surrounded by stunning mountain peaks and giving you a wedding venue unlike any other. This option caters for up to 40 guests and is only accessible by helicopter, with warm, private chalets serving as on-site accommodation. Minaret Station brings you luxurious New Zealand wedding options, with all their packages available for tailoring and tweaking, so, whether you choose a lakeside ceremony or an alpine reception, they are here to make everything you dream possible.

 

Dockside


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If you're after a premium New Zealand waterfront wedding, look no further. Aptly named, Dockside is situated in the heart of Queens Wharf. You'll be surrounded by stunning ocean views and moored yachts to make the day even more charming. The approved Wellington wedding vendor is large with multiple rooms; outdoor decking and a bar offer a great flow. The New Zealand wedding venue frequently hosts weddings, meaning the staff know the drill and will make sure your day runs smoothly. They have an in-house wedding coordinator who will be in charge of the big day so you can properly relax. A largely seafood-inspired menu brings the ocean to plate, perfectly capturing everything Dockside is about. This New Zealand wedding venue can cater for 150 people in a seated dinner layout but has the capacity for 500 cocktail-style.

 

Willowbrook Park


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A private country estate, Willowbrook Park specialises in hosting fabulous New Zealand weddings in incredible style. Choose anywhere and everywhere, from their lush grounds to their opulent rooms, for your wedding. They host small to medium weddings, with their Terrace, Lawns (with a marquee, if required) and Ballroom serving as wonderful spots to do so. This Hamilton wedding venue is renowned for its splendour and classic beauty, as well as picture-perfect settings for wedding photography. With such finely manicured gardens and grand chandeliers, you're spoiled for choice when entertaining at Willowbrook Park. Additionally, they offer wedding packages to suit your needs, the first and foremost of which is their Sapphire Package, perfect for couples wanting to host a small but gorgeous wedding day. From exclusive use of Willowbrook Park to your wedding breakfast all taken care of, this New Zealand wedding venue is one of the finest.

 

Ormlie Lodge


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Ormlie Lodge sits pretty in the heart of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The boutique lodge dates back to 1899 and is full of history. The inside has now been modernised to serve as accommodation but holds its old-world charm. You can say 'I do' in a variety of spaces. Choose from the romantic garden spaces or the classical Ballroom. Your guests can enjoy all the wonders the homestead has to offer after the formalities. You can share the company of up to 150 guests for the wedding reception. They craft only the best menus to suit your taste; ingredients sourced locally. You can stay in one of their 6 luxury suites and enjoy a delightful breakfast the next day at this incredible New Zealand wedding venue.

 

Passage Rock


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Passage Rock Vineyard lies on the eastern end of Waiheke Island surrounded by lush gardens and vineyards. Passage Rock was established in 1993 and now produces 14 varieties of wine. Their vineyard is the perfect setting for your big day. They have an intimate bistro area for the reception, which can be layout however you wish. Their experienced chefs will craft a personalised menu just for you. A secluded Pergola nestled in the vines is perfect for the ceremony. Passage Rock has over 20 years experience in the New Zealand wedding industry on Waiheke and can assist in all areas. If you're after an extraordinary island wedding day, then look no further than this New Zealand wedding venue and vineyard.

 

Dunedin Art Gallery


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Dunedin Art Gallery is one of New Zealand's 4 major metropolitan art galleries. Established in 1884, the Gallery was New Zealand’s first Art Gallery. Along with stellar exhibitions, they have unique spaces for hosting a New Zealand wedding. The Gallery is located in Dunedin town centre and is within walking distance of some great accommodation options. Their experienced staff will be able to scout the location that’ll work best for your wedding. Wedding packages at the art gallery can be tailored to include canapes, champagne on arrival and a grand entrance down the Gallery’s staircase. You can dine in the ODT Gallery under the sparkling glass ceiling. The Gallery is fully licensed, and you have the option to use your choice of a caterer if you'd prefer. This New Zealand wedding venue is a great choice if you're after a bright and creative wedding. 

 

Man O' War 


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Man O' War is a hidden gem found at the eastern end of Waiheke. The winery sits on Man O' War Bay, a private beach which backs onto the dining area. The idyllic setting is home to 150 acres of vines first planted in 1933. To begin with, you can exchange your vows in their traditional sea-side chapel with stunning ocean views. Afterwards, let the celebrations continue on the waterfront lawn with cocktails and nibbles. The reception can carry on inside their bistro seating up to 80 or 100 standing. Man O' War Bay provides an unforgettable backdrop, with services to create a day you, and your guests will always remember. Their experienced team will ensure your New Zealand wedding day will run as smoothly as possible. You even have the option to arrive directly by boat to this New Zealand wedding venue - is that relaxing or what?

 

Papamoa Beach Resort


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Have your dream white sand wedding at Papamoa Beach Resort. They are arguably one of the best beach wedding venues in New Zealand; the 16-acre resort has a great selection of spaces to accommodate all. This New Zealand wedding venue is located twenty minutes from Tauranga city centre. Tie the knot with 180-degree ocean views in one of their many ceremony spaces. Their ceremony options include a classic garden setting, a scenic hillside spot or under the Pohutukawa trees by the beach. Due to the resort nature of the venue, they can’t hold receptions but the lovely Blue Bi You located next door has an amazing reception space. Their dedicated wedding planner will help your vision become a reality. You won't be short of accommodation options either; they have a range of beachfront villas and more perfect for the married couple and the bridal party. 

 

Seronera Gardens


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Seronera is settled in the Bay of Islands, offering a serene country garden experience in the heart of Kerikeri. You can host your wedding in this natural space, a semi-circular river-bound property with a backdrop of draping gums. From a winding rose tunnel to a geometrical box hedged herb garden, there is no shortage of beauty at Seronera Gardens. This New Zealand wedding venue allows for both outdoor and indoor weddings, featuring a covered Pavillion that has been purpose-built for weddings. This building has Gothic windows and a flood of natural light, making it an ideal space for your ceremony. As a destination wedding, Seronera Gardens has a variety of ways to make wedding planning easier, from a dedicated events coordinator to a resident wedding celebrant.

 

Elephant Hill


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Have a unique and personalised wedding at Elephant Hill. The vineyard is situated within a stone's throw of the Pacific Ocean on the Te Awanga coast. This New Zealand wedding venue only hosts a handful of weddings each year to ensure each is special. There is a range of four spaces to choose from. The Dining room can seat 80 guests and has a lovely view of the vineyard. The Vineyard room is an intimate space at the southern end of the restaurant, and large glass windows allow views of the vines to Cape Kidnappers. The Barrel Room is a glass room in the wine cellar. The room is broody and classical filled with wine barrels in the middle of the aging process. The Balcony Suites are two separate suites located upstairs. On offer is a panoramic view of the surrounding vineyard extending to Napier and Cape Kidnappers. Elephant hill has a vast range of options to complement your style and taste. Their luxury lodge is a great place to conclude your New Zealand wedding. 

 

Lake Hawea View


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Lake Hawea View is a homestead specialising in weddings that rests above the tranquil waters of, you guessed it, Lake Hawea. When it comes to hosting events, this New Zealand wedding venue offers so much versatility and beauty. Surrounded by 25 acres of greenery, Lake Hawea View can host up to 100 guests and has several packages for you to choose between. Their intimate weddings host up to 36 guests with 3 to 4 nights of accommodation, exclusive use of the property, full support from Lake Hawea View's event coordinator, several event supplies and cleaning. If you choose to have a grander New Zealand wedding, you'll have all of the above, as well as a marquee or tent constructed to host your extra guests.

 

Wallaceville House


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This historic homestead is surrounded by luscious lawns, atmospheric native bush and 4 acres of pristinely kept grounds. Rich with history, the property was purchased in WWII, after which substantial renovations such as a ballroom and a majestic staircase were added. In 1993, further extension of the house included the 16 room motor lodge. Wallaceville House is situated in the Upper Hutt region and is only 30 minutes from Wellington CBD. Garden spaces prove a popular choice for the ceremony, or else there is an indoor hall should you prefer it for your New Zealand wedding. Their wedding packages are comprehensive and can be altered to your wishes. The basics include bar service, beverages, menu, wait staff, chair covers, sashes, table and venue flowers. They have large accommodation quarters for you and the special guests to soak it all up in style. Tradition and elegance are smoothly combined in this early 20th-century space.

 

Glendhu Station


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Glendhu Station is a family-owned high country station that is settled on the shores of Lake Wanaka. This space extends over 1,200 hectares of organically certified land, farming livestock by organic and biological methods. It's a New Zealand wedding venue that believes in doing work the old-fashioned way and thrives for it. As a New Zealand wedding venue, Glendhu Station features a woolshed that is perfect for your special day. Your wedding can spill onto their blooming gardens so you can drink in the crisp air and mountain views. Inside the woolshed, there are 2 spaces (Lake Side and Mountain Side) that can be used as a single, flowing area if required. Rustic and wholesome, Glendhu Station is a New Zealand wedding venue that is sure to bring a sense of tranquillity to your big day.

 

Carrington Estate


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Be it a vineyard or beachside wedding, Carrington Estate has the space for you. Priding themselves as a New Zealand wedding destination, this flexible venue offers so much for your big day. Carrington Estate is situated on the lovely Karikari Peninsula, with spaces for your reception, ceremony, engagement party, and so much more. You can request their wedding pack to find out more about their versatile facilities, including on-site accommodation, mouth-watering catering options, golfing, spa treatments and other activities. From exclusive accommodation in their luxurious villas to hosting a beachfront wedding on golden dunes, Carrington Estate is fully-equipped when it comes to hosting incredible New Zealand weddings.

 

L’Orangerie


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L’Orangerie is a French-inspired countryside wedding venue. The charming New Zealand wedding venue is found only 20 minutes from the heart of Tauranga. The wedding venue is nestled in a hundred acres of farmland and native bush. It’s setting a decor to have the ambience of rural France, tastefully decorated with rustic tables, aging beams and vintage accessories. Choose to have your ceremony outdoors surrounded by orange trees and jasmine bushes. The sizeable rustic barn is perfect for the reception, where their collection of rustic tables, historic church pews, old school chairs, vintage plates, glassware and heavy silver cutlery can accessorise your wedding day. The sought after venue only hosts one wedding per week, so you can relax and have plenty of time to organise. The family-run business takes immense pride in hosting New Zealand weddings; you can be assured the uttermost attention to detail will be paid. 

 

Corstorphine House


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The Corstorphine House is an essential player in Otago's history, involved in many political convocations. Built in 1848 by one of the original pioneers of Otago, the estate still retains much of that 1800s feel. This stunning New Zealand wedding venue is only 5 minutes from the city centre and is set on 9 acres of native bush, waterfalls, gardens and fountains. You can have your dream garden ceremony followed by cocktails on the upper lawn then a reception in the refurbished conservatory. This New Zealand wedding venue will provide you with a coordinator to make sure the day runs without fault. Their preferred caterers are BB Catering who are happy to perfect the menu to your taste. Finish the perfect day with a stay in one of Costopines’s private guest suites. 

 

Trinity Wharf


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Have the waterfront wedding of your dreams at Trinity Wharf. The established New Zealand wedding venue offers a customisable venue to craft your wedding day. The space can be turned into an intimate setting or larger affair depending on your wishes. Look out to the serene Tauranga harbour as you say your vows and celebrate into the night. The lavish Trinity Room is available for a reception of up to 250 guests. If you’re after a more compact space, you can opt for their Pool House Room which overlooks the infinity pool. Their experienced events team can help arrange your big day. They have an on-site team of international chefs who can finesse the menu to perfection. Of course, the wedding wouldn’t be complete without a stay in one of their luxury suites so you can take in the view for a little while longer.

 

Goldie Estate


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Goldie Estate is another incredible New Zealand wedding venue on Waiheke Island. Their boutique vineyard setting is nestled on the western side of the island. The estate is tucked away among 30 acres of native bush featuring Pohutukawa trees and views overlooking Putiki Bay. They have a range of spectacular spaces that can cater for small or large weddings up to 250 guests. You'll be spoilt with gourmet food, fine wines, superior service and romance as the events team helps create your wedding day. They offer all-inclusive packages, so you don't have to lift a finger. Their menu is crafted with only the finest, freshest and local produce. They strive to make your New Zealand wedding the most unforgettable day of your life with the food being just as memorable.

 

Old St Pauls


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Old St Pauls combines all the traditional wedding elements with a modern twist. This New Zealand wedding venue proves popular with couples, located right in the heart of Wellington CBD. The historic church, which now comes under the care of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, is framed with high wooden ceilings and grand stained-glass windows. You are free to create your ceremony as you wish, with an on-site wedding coordinator to bring your ideas to life. Its central location makes the flow easy to the reception of your choice in the city. Wellington CBD has many great accommodation options so you can base yourself close to the venue. This New Zealand venue is the perfect intimate space if you're after a modern chapel to say your vows.

 

Woodside Estate


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15 minutes from the centre of Hamilton, Woodside Estate is tucked away on 15 acres of expertly manicured gardens and lawns. With a lovely spring-fed lake and several waterfalls dotting the expansive venue, Woodside Estate is a New Zealand wedding venue that offers the very best of Waikato. There are a series of spaces to choose from to host your wedding day, be it the restaurant with its magnificent wood cathedral ceilings and wrap around deck, the rustic Lake House, or any number of spaces outdoors. Choose the tranquil lakeside under a stand of Kahikatea trees, or on the verdant lawns in front of the circa 1900 Raglan Tennis Pavilion - whatever your favourite spot on Woodside Estate, your wedding is sure to be as gorgeous as you’d dreamed. With their in-house wedding coordinator, planning and organising your wedding day will be a treat with Woodside Estate.



The Lookout Lodge


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The Lookout Lodge is a Wanaka wedding venue that offers it all, hosting exclusive New Zealand weddings with touches of their unique charm. With its gorgeous alpine surroundings and private location, it's no mystery as to why this New Zealand wedding venue is such a popular choice with wedding planners. The Lookout Lodge features tons of natural light, cosy on-site accommodation for up to 18 guests, a professional kitchen for your caterer's use, a walk-in chiller for all beverages and delicacies, patios and open lawns for breakaway spaces and events alike, and a large marquee for outdoor weddings. The Lookout Lodge can host over 120 guests and makes for a wonderful New Zealand wedding venue, with audiovisual facilities and a myriad of catering options.

 

Hamurana Lodge


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Hamurana Lodge is an impressive venue situated on 15 acres of farmland. The lodge is a mere 18 minutes from the city centre of Rotorua. This New Zealand wedding venue is tucked away in the hills of Rotorua with stunning views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. It’s proximity to the city means you can indulge in all the other delights Rotorua has to offer such as geothermal hot pools. The farmland is filled with native birds, bush and animals. You can choose to have your ceremony amongst nature or in the classical style lodge. There are great spaces to host your reception inside the traditional building. They have a fully licensed bar and are happy to help organise your wedding day. Of course, you won’t be short of accommodation options either, Hamurana Lodge is a reputable hotel with luxurious packages so you can enjoy the next day too.

 

Gail’s of Tamahere


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Gail’s of Tamahere is situated just outside of Hamilton, offering a Historical Church, beautifully landscaped gardens and a Romantic Dome for your New Zealand wedding day. Their Historic Church can host up to 180 guests, built in 1867 and coming from the Thames in the Coromandel. The Romantic Dome is the perfect place to host an outdoor wedding, be it your reception, ceremony or both, combining with their peaceful grounds to serve as a lovely backdrop for your wedding. They also allow for the use of their gardens as a photoshoot option. Gail’s of Tamahere also has a friendly restaurant that you and your guests can dine in, seating up to 180 and serving a bespoke menu. Additionally, Gail is happy to provide the florals for your wedding, as owners of Gail’s Floral Studio as well as owners of Gail’s of Tamahere. As international flower judges and master florists, they are happy to create tailored pieces for your wedding day, making it all the more special.

 

The River House, Wanaka


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Found amongst native harakeke on the banks of Hawea River, The River House, Wanaka is the ideal getaway wedding destination. Surrounded by natural beauty and fresh air, this space offers rest and relaxation, from their secluded gardens pathways with delicate footbridges to their sylvan forest and very own waterfall stream. This New Zealand wedding venue boasts tons of space, including 5 bedrooms and a loft, Pueblo-esque walls, tiled floors, high exposed wood beam ceilings and frames. All of it is designed to be incredibly romantic and rustic, catering to intimate weddings for you and your lucky guests. The River House, Wanaka also offers plenty of thrilling activities, such as kayaking, river rafting, mountain biking and more. Turn your New Zealand wedding into a holiday like none other.

 

Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club


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The iconic Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club is nestled in the shadow of the Mountain itself. Right on the beach at the base of Mount Maunganui, it arguably has the best beachfront location. The club has recently undergone a renovation which has dramatically modernised the space. Have your wedding day accompanied by the crashing waves and white sand beach before making your way inside the clubhouse for the reception. The venue can seat 110 with an ocean view. Large glass windows extend to the ground, ensuring a panoramic view of the main beach even when the doors are closed. This New Zealand wedding venue is popular among newlyweds and comes with an exclusive hire plus all the essentials for hosting your event. They have a kitchen on-site, so you can bring in the caterers of your choice. 

 

Otago Museum


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Otago Museum is a central New Zealand wedding venue that is a veteran when it comes to running events. The longstanding iconic New Zealand wedding venue is found in the middle of the city, a great location that is easy for everyone to access. The museum has a lush variety of five wedding spaces to choose from. These include the science gallery, theatres, the balcony the atrium or even a tropical forest filled with butterflies. Their experience in the events industry means you won’t have to lift a finger. You’ll be assigned an event manager, here to help with equipment hire, on-site audiovisual assistance and on-site catering. Otago Museum will effortlessly play host to your big day. 

 

The Dowse Art Museum


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If art holds an important place in your heart, look no further than the Dowse Art Museum for a meaningful wedding. This New Zealand wedding venue has unique spaces to hold ceremonies and is located in central Lower Hutt. The minimal and open areas mean you can craft your day however you wish. The seating can be arranged to host 200 guests. With catering discounts, glasses, furniture, a sound system, bar staff and a team to help you set up and pack down included, you won't have to lift a finger. The couple will even get their name engraved on a brick which is placed near the entryway to the museum - how's that for feeling special?

 

Redwoods Treehouse


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Nothing says unique like a treehouse wedding. Now bookable for private functions, Redwoods Treehouse is as individualistic as it gets when it comes to New Zealand wedding venues in Northland. Settled in the gorgeous Warkworth in a redwood forest, this New Zealand wedding venue offers an unusual and coveted space for intimate weddings. Hosting up to 50 guests, this striking pod-shaped structure is built ten metres high in a redwood tree. Hiring Redwoods Treehouse as your New Zealand wedding venue means exclusive and all-day use of the space, with plenty of on-site parking and a list of preferred caterers for your convenience. It’s the perfect space to hold a wedding that will be as extraordinary as they come.

 

Blue Baths


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Host your special day at the art deco Blue Baths. The functioning pools located in the Government Gardens were opened in 1933 and are found in the heart of Rotorua. The Spanish style building has been hosting weddings since its opening in 1933. Choose to host your ceremony and reception in a range of architecturally diverse spaces. The Social Room is located on the upper level accessed via a sweeping wooden staircase. It's fitted with french doors offering panoramic views of the Government Gardens and access to a deck area. The Lido Lounge was previously the adult pool; it has now been filled in but still holds much of its 1930s ambience. The Lido Lounge is an intimate space; a blank canvas awaiting your decoration. There is also a large garden space including rose gardens, a tea house or the Band Rotunda - the opportunities are endless. The sunny space has beautiful lighting for those New Zealand wedding day snaps. The team at Blue Baths promise to go above and beyond to make your day magical.

 

Casita Miro


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Casita Miro is a vineyard and restaurant venue infused with Spanish and Mediterranean culture. It's known for its beautiful location on Waiheke, and its high-quality wine and dining experience. As a part of your New Zealand wedding package is the exclusive use of their restaurant and grounds so you can fully indulge. They have a fantastic ceremony space which overlooks the sea and vineyard. You won't be short of wine options either, a selection of wines grown from the Miro Vineyard. Their menu is compiled of only the finest, freshest products and sourcing locally if possible. Sourced from Waiheke Island, you will find eggs, herbs, salad leaves, olive oil, vegetables, line-caught fish, oysters to complement their wines. Their reception area can host up to 80 people comfortably. Their events team are highly capable and have great contacts around Waiheke Island to make your day truly special.

 

Omata Estate


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Your New Zealand vineyard wedding venue in Northland, Omata Estate, offers location, space and views - everything in one neat package. Overlooking both the vines and the ocean, this New Zealand wedding venue specialises in bespoke weddings. There’s no concrete wedding package, but a handful of bespoke weddings every year Omata Estate, created to the preferences of the couple with utmost attention to detail. Settled in the Bay of Islands, Omata Estate has established themselves as one of Northlands premier wine-growing sites, having been in operation since 1990. They are sure to make your New Zealand wedding a delight, with a dedicated and seasoned team of professionals at your side.

 

Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue


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Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue is 2.5 acres of grassy plateau, as its name suggests, overlooking the ever-changing ocean and bush-clad ranges. Refreshing, gorgeous and the perfect spot for a New Zealand wedding, this venue is a blank canvas that serves as a destination wedding spot. They put together bespoke packages for your wedding day, including options such as tent sites, photography, photoshoot options, wedding stationery, on-site accommodation, styling, planning, wedding coordination, and so much more. They also offer hire options, such as tables, chairs, glassware and more. Choose to have your ceremony overlooking the ocean waves, be it under the sun or a marquee adorned with fairy lights. Coromandel Plateau Wedding Venue is settled on Tairua Hill, just 10 minutes North of Tairua, and is a wonderful venue choice for your Waikato wedding.

 

Harbourside Grill


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Harbourside Grill is a premium waterfront restaurant only minutes from Dunedin city centre. This is a great New Zealand wedding venue, with seaside views and delicious produce straight from the ocean. They support local and seasonal suppliers to ensure your meals are fresh. The building has a modern and industrial feel, with large glass windows looking straight out to sea. The warm and light space can host up to 60 guests in the south end or 200 hundred guests in their main building and courtyard. They have a designated wedding menu but are happy to cater to your preferences. The on-site bar and duty manager can supply all your refreshment requests. 

 

Tironui


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Modern and rustic combine at this country-style New Zealand wedding venue. Situated in Rotorua off the beaten track, only 15 minutes from the town centre, Tironui is perched on the top of rolling hills on a property purposely restored to host weddings. The venue ensures tranquillity and awe-inspiring views overlooking Lake Rotorua. There is a range of great ceremony spaces scattered across the idyllic farmland. The large purpose-built barn space can provide a reception area for up to 150 guests. However, there is also a range of smaller spaces should you wish to make your New Zealand wedding more intimate. They have four main wedding packages which can be altered to suit your style. Their wedding team can help you organise a caterer of your choice and you can BYO alcohol. 

 

The Duke


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Host your Northland wedding at The Duke, New Zealand’s first licensed hotel. With so much history behind them, it’s no wonder they’re one of New Zealand’s favourite hotel wedding venues. Located on the waterfront in the heart of romantic Russell, you can enjoy the convenience of having your wedding ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one fabulous space. The Function Room is filled with individually upholstered chairs, comfortably seating up to 140 guests. Framing the Ballroom is a stunning garden, perfect for wedding ceremonies underneath the historic 150-year fig tree looking out to sea. With an award-winning restaurant on-site, The Duke can cater your New Zealand wedding with bespoke menus and incredible drinks. They have a dedicated wedding coordinator to help personalise your special day and make it exactly as you’ve always pictured.

 

Orokonui


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The beautiful Orokonui Ecosanctuary will guarantee your wedding day will be blissful and relaxing. This serene New Zealand wedding venue is only 20 minutes from the town centre, but you will still feel away from it all. The sanctuary is working hard to bring back locally endangered species into Dunedin. Your ceremony may be accompanied by a few extra guests such as the South Island Kaka, New Zealand Pigeon or the Bellbird. You can hold your reception in their modern and award-winning visitor centre. The New Zealand wedding venue has high curved ceilings with external wooden beams blending seamlessly into the surroundings - the perfect frame for your wedding day. There is a range of exciting spaces where you can host the dining, something to suit every couple. The ecosanctuary has on-site catering options or allow you to bring in the catering of your choice.

 

Tantalus


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Tantalus Estate is located in the heart of Waiheke's wine-growing country. They are masters of intricate Bordeaux-style red wines. The Estate in the Onetangi Valley includes 5.3 hectares of vineyards, a winery, a craft brewery and a restaurant. The setting for your ceremony, should you choose an outdoor setting, is accompanied by native trees, an olive grove, macadamia trees and an apiary. You can choose to host your New Zealand wedding on the Northern Lawn surrounded by wildflowers or on the Northern Deck overlooking the native wetlands. After the ceremony, guests can wander through the grounds while the bridal party takes some memorable photos. Their restaurant area can play host to a beautiful reception. The indoor-outdoor flow from the vineyard to the main restaurant brings a seamless transition for guests. Let the festivities continue after the formalities, onto a dance floor located either inside the main dining area or in the Alibi Brewer's Lounge.

 

Rosenvale


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Create lifelong memories with Rosenvale, a superb garden venue in Te Awamutu, 35 minutes from Hamilton. You can hold your entire New Zealand wedding on-site, from start to finish, or choose a cosy spot that you like best. This venue specialises in hosting weddings, beloved for its photo opportunities and tranquil setting, and best known as a countryside wedding venue full of rustic and down-to-earth appeal. They also offer catering for your event but, if you’d like to hire your own, their full kitchen is available for your preferred caterer’s use. As a fully-licensed BYO venue, Rosenvale allows for full celebrations, with an airy pavilion on-site and available for dining options. Set up a marquee in one of the many manicured lawns and spread out across the entire wedding venue, or host an intimate day with your nearest and dearest at Rosenvale. No matter your type of New Zealand wedding, this rustic Waikato venue will make your day.

 

Wanaka Alpine Lodge


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A semi-rural wedding venue framed by the Southern Alps, Wanaka Alpine Lodge is a purpose-built lodge set on nearly 2 acres of land and facing Mt Iron. Only 3km from the town's centre, Wanaka Alpine Lodge is a popular spot for activity and events, also offering boutique accommodation for you and your guests. As a New Zealand wedding venue, Wanaka Alpine Lodge specialises in hosting intimate celebrations. They can cater for up to a maximum of 10 guests, with exclusive use of the lodge and several reception and ceremony locations to choose between. The team at Wanaka Alpine Lodge is there to help you every step of the way, from arranging transport to planning your breakfast. This New Zealand wedding venue is one of the cosiest spaces to say 'I do,' as well as one of the most beautiful.

 

Te Whau Lodge


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Te Whau Lodge is a tranquil and intimate setting, surrounded by native bush and the sound of New Zealand bird songs. The New Zealand wedding venue and boutique lodge specialises in intimate weddings and gatherings of up to 35 guests. The sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and dense native bush will frame your special day. Say 'I do' on the balcony accompanied by panoramic views. After, you can celebrate with those special family members in the spacious guest lounge or out on the deck. Your wedding will be crafted with the utmost attention to detail by their experienced staff. Of course, you can complete the day with a stay in one of their luxury suites.

 

Rossendale Vineyard


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One of Christchurch’s most beautiful vineyard wedding venues, Rossendale Vineyard boasts a plethora of wedding shoot spots, acres of natural beauty and a capacity of 200 guests. This New Zealand wedding venue is flexible, with professional service courtesy of a dedicated team, a unique list of local wines, in-house catering from award-winning chefs and over 100 car parks on-site (including wheelchair access). They’re also only 15 minutes from the centre of Christchurch. Their definition of a “working” vineyard means that they make their own wines, adding to the extraordinary selection available for your wedding, framed by picturesque vines and armed with hard-working staff that pride themselves on bringing the very best to your big day. Whether it’s your New Zealand wedding ceremony or reception (or both!), Rossendale Vineyard can do it all and do it to perfection.

 

Whangarei Quarry Gardens


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An oasis perfect for your special day, Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a New Zealand wedding venue that offers a plethora of spaces for you to pick between. Large or small, all weddings will find the splendour of the gardens unlike any other. Their Visitor’s Centre has a sun-filled balcony, with plenty of room for the guests to mingle inside or spill onto the verdant lawns; The Bunker is a concrete ruin that creates a dramatic backdrop for photos; The Deli is a cosier garden surrounded by flora and fauna, located beside to a babbling stream and with a unique sculpture at its centre. Whangarei Quarry Gardens also has a dedicated events coordinator, here to help you seamlessly plan and run your wedding day. They offer a series of wedding packages for you to choose from.

 

Grandview Gardens


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Grandview Gardens is a New Zealand wedding venue located only 3 km from Dunedin’s airport and nestled in the foothills of the Maunagatua. The private gardens offer a stunning backdrop to host your wedding day. The wedding photos will be extra special with backdrops such as a lavender paddock, water features, a pond, rowboat, stone hut, aviaries, and native forest. A stylish, old rustic barn can play host to your reception, while still incorporating a great indoor-outdoor flow back into the gardens. The team at Grandview Gardens are experts at organising weddings. They can assist with individual wedding planning, from the get-go through to rehearsal and your big day. They have some fantastic contacts with bands, photographers, caterers, celebrants, alcohol suppliers, bus companies, accommodation and florists so you can have the New Zealand wedding of your dreams.

 

Te Miro Woolshed


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Te Miro Woolshed is the ideal intimate New Zealand wedding destination. Located in Cambridge, this wedding venue has a 100-year history as a working woolshed, built from Rimu milled from the farm and offering multiple locations for you to host your big day. Landscaped gardens, under mature trees and stables, are just some of the options for your rustic New Zealand wedding adventure. Te Miro Woolshed specialises in vintage/rustic wedding packages, with an extensive host of hire options that include seating, tables, extra props and so much more. You can host your reception in the Woolshed itself, catering for up to 80 guests, with an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Te Miro Woolshed is a Waikato wedding venue with plenty of character and old-world charm, as country as it gets. This venue is perfect for weddings with a more laid back ambience, surrounded by nature and full of candid photo opportunities.  

 

Poderi Crisci


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Poderi Crisci is a stunning vineyard set on 7.7 hectares of rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. The family-owned vineyard and restaurant are Italian infused, featuring beautiful old buildings covered with flourishing vines and greenery. The family has a passion for traditional winemaking and have been producing the Poderi Crisci range since the 90s. They have a variety of spaces to host your ceremony and reception. Choose from the main restaurant; the rustic and Tuscan-inspired building can host 60 seated or 100 in cocktail-style. The wine cellar is a great winter option, moody and romantic; the space can host 50 seated or 70 standing. The cellar roof is their most significant space and can host up to 100 seated. They are experts at hosting events and are the perfect team for your special day, promising that your New Zealand wedding will be a stunning affair.

 

Poppies Martinborough


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There's nothing more idyllic than having your wedding on a vineyard. Poppies Martinborough is a vineyard focused on traditional winemaking methods which also offer incredible spaces (and wine) to host your wedding. The New Zealand wedding venue is located in Martinborough, just over 1 hour away from Wellington CBD. The cellar door venue is broody and rustic with beautiful chandeliers lighting the dark space. The modern and rustic theme continues throughout the property into the gardens, barrel room and tasting room. Boutique-style accommodation looks on to the vineyard and is a perfect place to park yourself after the wedding day. The cellar door and café on-site mean you can choose to indulge even further after the big day.

 

Harpers Homestead


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10 minutes from Christchurch, Harpers Homestead is a New Zealand wedding venue with luxury accommodation on-site. Originally farmland, this 3-acre property is lined with trees and foliage, designed by landscape architect Alan Izard. Weddings at Harpers Homestead can be handled from top to bottom, featuring a bridal suite and charming reception area. Exclusive hire of their venue includes 3 days of venue use for rehearsals and setup, luxury accommodation for 2 nights in their honeymoon suite, full use of their stunning grounds, and use of their purpose-built barn or marquee for your reception. They are committed to making your wedding day an unforgettable experience, with professional staff and a list of their preferred suppliers on hand.

 

Larnach Castle & Gardens


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Make your special day memorable in the historic Larnach Castle and Gardens. This New Zealand wedding venue has been carefully and lovingly restored from an 1874 castle to a traditional events venue today. The impressive medievalesque castle is surrounded by acres of award-winning gardens, where you can choose to say ‘I do’. The grounds can host up to 350 people; you’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of big and small spaces to personalise your wedding day. The building is intricately decorated with chandeliers, marble floors and rife with classical architecture; there's a reception space that’ll surely take your breath away. They can provide exquisite catering services along with an experienced team of staff to make sure the day runs smoothly.

 

Trent’s Estate Vineyard


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A romantic New Zealand wedding venue in Christchurch, Trent’s Estate Vineyard is set amongst grapevines and paddocks, a stone’s throw from the city and yet in a world of its own. The venue features a whitewashed Mediterranean-style historic building (lovingly restored over the years to maintain ambience and tradition), a sheltered lawn, bubbling fountain, conservatory, Victorian-style gazebo and pond - all the essentials in creating a heavenly wedding. They offer a series of wedding packages for you to choose between, and, when booking a reception, there’s no extra fee for holding a ceremony with them. Trent’s Estate Vineyard is also a fully licensed and fully catered venue, but do have BYO options for flexibility. A single acre of the venue remains a vineyard, solely as a backdrop for wedding photos. The hiring of Trent’s Estate Vineyard means exclusive use of the entire premises, with add-ons such as glassware, crockery and even decorative tulle.

 

Landing at Homebush


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Landing at Homebush combines grace and romance in this lush countryside setting. You'll feel as though you've escaped it all with perfectly kept grounds surrounding the property. This New Zealand wedding venue is located 5 minutes from Masterton or 90 minutes from Wellington CBD. You can choose to have your ceremony at several outdoor areas like the chapel vineyard, the rose and ivy archway or in the gazebo. There is tennis, croquet, petanque and giant checkers to provide entertainment for all, young and old alike. Landing at Home Bush has seen all the reception options, from a luncheon, picnic, high tea garden party or the traditional dinner followed by the dance - take your pick. There is on-site boutique accommodation for a select few.

 

Wai Rua Escapes


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Your New Zealand wedding will be steeped in nature with Wai Rua Escapes. Only 20 minutes from Whangarei city, yet feeling worlds away, this New Zealand wedding venue boasts a vast assortment of spaces for your wedding. Celebrate your love under whispering native trees, facing out over the still waters of one of their serene lakes, or choose one of their more secluded settings if you’re aiming for an intimate wedding. Hosting up to 120 guests, Wai Rua Escapes offers private accommodation for your wedding party in their self-contained private cottage, as well as a complete list of catering recommendations. They’re also happy to help arrange transport for you and your guests, ensuring that travelling to your New Zealand wedding will be a cinch.

 

Lacewood Estate


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Lacewood can be found on Tuhitarata Estate, a classic 23-acre property with charming cottages, private gardens and native bushland. The building was developed in 1860 and still holds its traditional last century aura. The homestead is found in the South Wairarapa valley framed by mountains and rugged coastline. The New Zealand wedding venue is 80 minutes from Wellington CBD or just 20 minutes from Martinborough. The estate is home to many great ceremony options such as the wooden glade outside the barn, the cathedral-inspired barn or a quaint church located close to Tuhitarata. The rustic space can comfortably hold up to 200 guests. They have some great accommodation options for up to 22 people, including a honeymoon cottage and shearers quarters.

 

Windy Ridge


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In the heart of Ohaupo Village (5 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Hamilton), Windy Ridge is a wedding venue that can host up to 200 guests. They have two private spaces for your New Zealand wedding: The Secret Garden function room and The Cellar function room. The Secret Garden Room seats up to 200 people and has its own bar, as well as stunning sunset views of Mt Pirongia. The Cellar Room comfortably seats up to 80 people for a wedding, featuring “Grand Hotel” décor with large sun-lit windows, polished floors, high ceilings, chandeliers, a private courtyard, and the latest audiovisual technology. Windy Ridge offers several wedding packages, as well as photo locations for wedding photography and bespoke menu options. They specialise in hosting romantic and intimate wedding events in New Zealand, ensuring that your day will run exactly as you’d planned.

 

Cossars Wineshed


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Rural beauty at its finest, Cossars Wineshed is a boutique New Zealand wedding venue that invites you to host your big day with them. Their facilities include a gorgeous, high-ceiling dining room with a capacity of 100 guests, a full commercial kitchen for your caterer’s use, a sun-soaked outdoor courtyard, sprawling lawns and rose gardens, as well as a pretty vineyard. Cossars Wineshed prides themselves on their personality and wholesome atmosphere. Their spaces boast wrought-iron chandeliers, terracotta tiled floors, plenty of natural light, a spacious mezzanine floor, a limestone chipped courtyard framed by olive trees, lavender, roses and wisteria, and a renovated barn with a rustic feel and recycled rimu floors. There are 3 separate choices for your wedding space with Cossars Wineshed, each as lovely as the last, from a French-styled reception hall to the sublime courtyard for an outdoor New Zealand wedding.

 

Barge Showgrounds Events Centre


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With a knack for hosting memorable New Zealand weddings, Barge Showgrounds Events Centre is one of Whangarei’s premier wedding venue options. It acts a blank canvas for your day, giving you both freedom and endless choices for how you’d like to host your special day. You can have both your ceremony and reception at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre or choose to mix and match. They boast a purpose-built alfresco pergola, manicured lawns, plenty of natural light, and delicious catering options. Barge Showgrounds Events Centre can host up to 180 of your lucky guests, ideal for both larger and more intimate New Zealand weddings.

 

Glenfalloch Restaurant and Garden


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Glenfalloch Restaurant and Garden is an award-winning restaurant and is the perfect New Zealand wedding venue. This highly-regarded event and wedding venue is located on the Otago Peninsula, surrounded by a woodland garden showcasing over 140 years of botanical heritage. Say your vows amongst New Zealand native bush and an array of blooming flowers. The dining experience at Glenfalloch is sure to impress. Their menu is contrived with fresh produce, local ingredients, artisan suppliers and an outstanding on-site chef. The team at Glenfalloch will be happy to accommodate any special requests and are capable event planners so you can dine and dance your heart away. 

 

Woodlands Estate


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A historic New Zealand Homestead and Garden Estate established in the 1870s, Woodlands Estate is a wedding venue surrounded by 8 acres of blossoming gardens and flourishing farmland. Over the years, the homestead has been carefully restored and preserved. It now serves as a purpose-built function centre, with an ambience that makes it ideal for hosting New Zealand weddings. The Gardens, awarded a 5 star Garden of National Significance rating by New Zealand Garden Trust, offer up many photo locations for wedding ceremonies and engagement shoots alike. 15 minutes from Hamilton, Woodlands Estate is nestled in the heart of Waikato, with a capacity of 150 guests and multiple spaces to choose from. Their Wisteria Room opens into the adjoining lawn, providing an easy indoor/outdoor flow. Partnered with Kerr & Ladbrook Catering, Woodlands Estate has catering options as well as nearby accommodation options to choose from.

 

Rosemount Park Estate


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A 9-acre garden estate, Rosemount Park Estate is available for exclusive hire for your big day. This New Zealand wedding venue has unique pillars and floral arrangements, with fairy lights strung around the space and twinkling away in rose bushes. Croquet and pétanque are also available for your guests (and you, if you’d like) to enjoy. Choosing Rosemount Park Estate means Meris will coordinate your wedding from top to bottom. They have a list of preferred caterers for you to pick from, as well as a host of free loan items to make your day all the easier (from a range of linen and decorations to speakers and mirrors). Rosemount Park Estate also has a bridal suite on-site, featuring an adjacent lounge for the bridal party to relax and get ready together before the ceremony. This New Zealand wedding venue also has an all-weather marquee available all year long, with silk lining and polished concrete floors. For added depth, they have the option of horse-drawn carriages for a touch of old-world class; a little something to make your wedding day even more special.

 

Sanctuary in the Cove


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Sub-tropical gardens and sandy shores await you at Sanctuary in the Cove. Choose to have your New Zealand wedding in their Water Garden with a spectacular waterfall backdrop, the lawns under Pohutukawa trees with the tide a few steps away, or the golden beachfront. Right beside the private cove, there’s ample space for a marquee to be set up for your guests to enjoy cocktails and canapés. Sanctuary in the Cove also offers on-site accommodation in their luxury waterfront cottages. These spaces provide privacy and tranquillity, with stunning views and fresh air. This New Zealand wedding venue works closely with local vendors, more than happy to give you a complete list of caterers, photographers, marriage celebrants and more for your special day.

 

Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat


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Treat yourself to a getaway wedding experience with Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat. This private hideaway brings with it the thrilling experience of a private hideaway for you to enjoy luxury and serenity in equal parts. Your New Zealand wedding will overlook Lake Pukaki, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Ben Ohau ranges, framing your day in all the best nature has to offer. Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat offers a series of packages for your convenience, from couples looking to elope to others looking to host quiet, gorgeous New Zealand weddings with a small group of their loved ones. There are 4 spaces to choose from, including Ashley Mackenzie Villa, the Lakeside Lawn, he Lavender Lawn and Moraine Lodge. Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat can host over 200 of your lucky guests, and also offer on-site catering specialising in local, fresh cuisine, tailoring the menu to your wishes. Mount Cook Lakeside Retreat is one of the loveliest wedding venues in Christchurch, whether you’re looking to say ‘I do’ in front of a whole crowd or just your partner.

 

Prefab


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Wellington has a huge brunch and café culture, so why not combine these urban elements with your New Zealand wedding? Prefab is a popular eatery in the heart of Wellington. They have a lovely wooden events hall which backs onto the eatery, so when you're done, you can step right back out to the bustling streets of the capital city. They partner with a range of different caterers such as Blue Carrot Catering, Canape Company, Capitol Restaurant, Food Envy Catering, Nosh and Good Chemist Catering. The cosy, wood-lined venue can seat up to 120 guests. This New Zealand wedding venue is a blank canvas so you can decorate as you please. For a city centre eatery, the hire is excellent value for money. With a range of superb accommodation options in Wellington CBD, you won't have to worry about arranging transport for your guests.

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