photos by Charlotte Kiri
Queenstown Wedding Venues - The Top 20 Venues
by Avya Trotter-Hlavac | 04 Aug 2023
Queenstown is one of the most popular wedding destinations in New Zealand, and for good reason. From lush hillsides and wineries to snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes - the scenery is postcard perfect. With this in mind, there are a variety of wedding venues available for hire in Queenstown. Whether a quaint church, private farmland or snug cottage - you're sure to find the perfect venue for your big day. Without further ado, here is our list of the best Queenstown wedding venues. If you're searching for more of New Zealand's wedding hotspots, take a look at our wedding venue guides for Christchurch and Auckland.
QT Queenstown is a bedtime story that turned out to be true. An impeccably styled lakeside heaven with a little added quirk, the award winning hotel venue surrounds you with Wakatipu’s visual magic. Renowned for hosting distinguished events, QT Queenstown presents world-class spaces, facilities, catering and accommodation, at QT Queenstown you’ll be dreaming big.
Image by QT Queenstown
Immerse yourself in the magnificence of Queenstown at QT. Renowned for hosting beautiful events, QT Queenstown presents world-class spaces, facilities, catering and accommodation just minutes from the centre of town. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows allow Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges to set the scene for your dream day.
Learn more about weddings at QT Queenstown, here.
Image by Charlotte Kiri
The Winehouse is a rustic yet incredibly sophisticated wedding venue located in Gibbston, Queenstown. An understated slice of paradise, The Winehouse offers a beautiful homestead surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and rugged, hilly scenery.
Learn more about weddings at The Winehouse, here.
The Headwaters Eco Lodge
Image sourced from The Headwaters Eco Lodge
The Headwaters Eco Lodge is an award-winning wedding venue located in Glenorchy, a beautiful township at the head of Lake Wakatipu. With a reputation that precedes it, this dynamic venue combines world-class facilities and wedding packages with mind-blowing scenery.
Learn more about weddings at Headwaters Eco Lodge, here.
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak
Image sourced from Audley Travel
The TSS Earnslaw is an iconic century-old vintage steamship and a wedding venue like no other. The TSS Earnslaw is a fabulous standalone option or can be paired with a trip to the stunning Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm. On the western shores of Lake Wakatipu, the historic homestead has the charm and style of a bygone era. With various event spaces, your wedding formalities and celebrations can take place in the ballroom, on the terrace overlooking the lake, or by the roaring fire in the library.
Learn more about weddings on The TSS Earnslaw, here.
Image by Flint & Steel
Nestled amidst the expansive Ben Lomond station, you'll find Moonlight Lodge - a destination wedding venue and accommodation. Enjoy an 8-minute flight across the beautiful 33,000-hectare station, or opt for the off-road 4WD option. With awe-inspiring views and scenery, Moonlight Lodge is one of those places well worth the journey.
Learn more about weddings at Moonlight Lodge, here.
Image by Carla Mitchell Photography
Stoneridge Estate is a boutique vineyard wedding venue a few minutes from Arrowtown. With mountain views and dramatic old-world architecture as your backdrop, this jaw-dropping location is sure to cause goosebumps. Stoneridge Estate is a comprehensive venue for your big day with three dynamic event spaces, acres of vines, and manicured gardens.
Learn more about weddings at Stoneridge Estate, here.
Image by Think Visual
A sophisticated hotel specialising in seamless weddings, Heritage Queenstown is pure magic in the centre of town. Crafted from centuries-old schist stone and cedar, Heritage Queenstown offers the character of a bygone era. Overlooking the iconic mountain ranges and glassy Lake Wakatipu, Heritage boasts the only hotel Rooftop Terrace in Queenstown. This award-winning space is popular for weddings and cocktail events.
Learn more about weddings at Heritage Queenstown, here.
Image sourced from The Rees
The Rees is an awe-inspiring hotel venue that overlooks Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable Mountain Ranges. With several stunning Penthouses on offer, The Rees hosts intimate to medium-sized weddings with ease. Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel Queenstown presents the finest of Southern hospitality.
Learn more about weddings at The Rees, here.
Mt. Nicholas Station
Image by Charlotte Kiri
A short helicopter or boat ride away from Queenstown, Mt Nicholas Station is a destination well worth the trip. Mountain ranges, breathtaking valleys, rolling farmland, and kilometres of beachfront create the most incredible backdrop - while there are multiple indoor spaces for celebrations to continue.
Learn more about weddings at Mt Nicholas Station, here.
NZ High Country
Image by Carla Mitchell Photography
NZ High Country is an alpine wedding venue cradled by mountain ranges. This stunning property has the infrastructure to host beautiful occasions, offering four wedding packages. With picturesque views everywhere you look, NZ High Country is for those seeking a jaw-dropping backdrop for their big day.
Learn more about weddings at NZ High Country, here.
Lake Hayes Pavilion
Image sourced from Lake Hayes Pavilion
Lake Hayes Pavilion is a beautiful venue overlooking the water and the world-famous Coronet Peak ski area. Recently refurbished, this venue showcases new hardwood flooring and neutral tones - the perfect blank space venue with views galore. The property spans over 2,500m2 and is available for the installation of marquees.
Learn more about weddings at Lake Hayes Pavilion, here.
Image by Jim Pollard
Amisfield is an award-winning Restaurant and Bistro set alongside Lake Hayes. The acclaimed Bistro and Cellar Door are beautiful indoor spaces, while the property is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Not only a sought-after wedding venue - the ever-evolving dining menu has landed this establishment on the map globally:
Restaurant of the Year
2022 Cuisine Good Food Awards
The World's 50 Best Discovery Restaurants List 2022
Learn more about weddings at Amisfield, here.
Image by Peregrine
Peregrine Winery is a wedding venue that offers the golden trio - a majestic landscape, iconic architecture and exceptional wine. Set against a breathtaking background, the internationally awarded Falcon Wing is a malleable space seating up to 250 guests. For smaller gatherings, there's The Woolshed - a charming event space featuring schist stone walls and exposed beams.
Learn more about weddings at Peregrine, here.
Image by Kamana Lakehouse
Kamana Lakehouse is the highest altitude accommodation in Queenstown and is a boutique venue that sits, quite literally, above the rest. The primary function space showcases the Remarkables beautifully, whilst The Ledge is perfect for more intimate gatherings. The onsite restaurant, Nest Kitchen & Bar, specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and alfresco dining - with unbeatable views!
Learn more about weddings at Kamana Lakehouse , here.
Blanket Bay Lodge
Image sourced from Blanket Bay Lodge
Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay Lodge is a luxury venue and accommodation nestled amidst the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Blending relaxation with adventure - Blanket Bay Lodge presents luxury accommodations, beautiful spaces, unparalleled service and five-star facilities for your intimate wedding or elopement.
Learn more about weddings at Blanket Bay Lodge, here.
Image by Fredrik Larsson
Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge is a luxurious venue that presents a mesmerizing panorama of The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak. Hosting intimate weddings of up to 60 guests, Matakauri Lodge offers on-site catering, bespoke itineraries and expert event management.
Learn more about weddings at Matakauri Lodge, here.
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Image sourced from Hilton Queenstown
Perched on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, Hilton Queenstown marries convenience with class. Whether you want an intimate elopement by the lake, a full-on party with everyone you know, or to kick off your honeymoon with a luxurious stay - Hilton Queenstown has a package to suit. The outdoor patio offers million-dollar views of the mountains and the lake, whilst Remarkables Room is a contemporary event space seating up to 200 guests. For a backdrop that is second to none, discover Hilton Queenstown.
Learn more about weddings at Hilton Queenstown, here.
Queenstown Country Lodge
Image by Sophie Isabella Photo
Queenstown Country Lodge is a lush and comfortable venue just ten minutes from the heart of Queenstown. Set on acres of private land, this spacious Lodge is framed by picturesque mountains and vineyards. Available for partial or exclusive hire, Queenstown Country Lodge offers a quintessential Southland backdrop and relaxed space for your wedding.
Learn more about weddings at Queenstown Country Lodge, here.
Image sourced from Millbrook
Welcome to Millbrook, one of Australasia's leading five-star hotels. Located in the gorgeous township of Arrowtown, Millbrook Golf Resort is a breathtaking setting for your wedding. Whether you're planning an elopement, an intimate wedding or a grand celebration - Millbrook has an all-inclusive package to suit.
Learn more about weddings at Millbrook, here.
Image sourced from Kinloch Lodge
History meets beauty at Kinloch Lodge, a lakefront retreat and wedding venue an hour from Queenstown. Hosting intimate to medium-sized affairs, Kinloch Lodge dines up to 70 guests across the Restaurant and Marquee. With relaxed dining options and a heartwarming atmosphere, Kinloch Lodge is a unique venue with incredible views in every direction.
Learn more about weddings at Kinloch Lodge, see here.