New Zealand Wedding Venues
We are excited to share with you an ever-growing list of incredible New Zealand wedding venues in every major region.
Getting the venue is one of the first items on a wedding to-do list. It is also one of the more expensive things in a wedding budget.
My Kiwi Wedding understands the importance of a wedding venue selection, and our whole purpose is to help you plan your unforgettable and perfect wedding day.
Whether you are planning to have a wedding outdoors, inside a barn, overlooking a scenic view, or by the beach–we listed the best wedding venues in NZ for each occasion along with some recommendations for you!
New Zealand has a lot to offer when it comes to wedding venues, looking for “THE” one can be confusing and overwhelming, so here are some chosen Wedding Venues by My Kiwi Wedding that will help you narrow down the list.
Let My Kiwi Wedding be part of making your dream wedding happen and picking out the perfect venue to say I do.
New Zealand has a venue for every wedding–be it rustic, modern, traditional, whimsical, or bohemian. Just scroll through the list of wedding venues below to find out!
Wedding Venues Auckland
For brides eyeing the North Island as the venue location for their big day, Auckland has several venues you should check out! We gathered some beautiful wedding venues in Auckland to consider.
Kumeu Valley Estate
In a tranquil valley in Waimakauku, an easy 30-minute drive from Auckland central business district, where you can find this rustic wedding venue!
Kumue Valley Estate is your wedding venue for all seasons. Literally! The estate has locations that can suit weddings in spring, summer, fall, or winter!
During spring, you can expect to see refreshing greenery. And around late September and early October, you can see cherry trees blooming and could make a perfect backdrop for photos!
Should it rain during your wedding day, they do have a wet weather ceremony location ready. The room is air-conditioned and has a cozy vibe. There’s also a rustic fireplace that could make for a romantic backdrop as you exchange vows!
For those gorgeous outdoor weddings in summer, you can take full advantage of the abundant foliage and flowers around the estate.
As the Fall rolls over Kumue Valley Estate, you will be able to witness amber trees changing colors making for a vibrant backdrop for your wedding photos!
So if you want to emphasize the season on your wedding day, we suggest hiring Kumue Valley Estate for your wedding venue! As the night gets darker, the candles and fairy lights get brighter, making the venue so much more romantic!
Fancy a crisp winter wedding? Kumue Valley Estate has a spectacular winter wedding setting. Imagine this, holding hands with the love of your life in the Merlot room in front of the rustic fireplace. You and your guests will also be welcomed with mulled apple or mulled wine as they get cozy by the fireplace.
There’s also a complimentary fairy light during winter months. During the extra cold nights, they will blast the underfloor heaters to warm the room in just ten to fifteen minutes.
Enjoy catering at the Kumue Valley Estate, whether it’s a buffet, banquet with grazing or platters, Pacifica or Indian menu, a Sri Lankan buffet, or an A la Carte Menu. They also have a selection of beverages from non-alcoholic, spirits, wine, or beers.
Take the virtual tour of the Kumue Valley Estate to see more of the beauty it has to offer!
John Hill Estate
Looking for a wedding venue around East Auckland?
This stunning vineyard restaurant located at the foothills of the Hunua Ranges, which is 40 mins south-east of Auckland central, boasts a scenic backdrop of rural NZ.
Whether you want contemporary indoor dining or you want seating options that scattered throughout the gardens for a rustic outdoor wedding.
John Hill Estate can cater up to 50 of your family and friends, which makes for a perfect venue for intimate weddings!
You can hire this East Auckland venue for free if you reach the minimum expense of $2000 (prices will vary depending on the session times) on catering during the function!
They have a flexible menu that can cater to everyone with specific dietary needs upon request, such as Vegetarian, halal, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
The staff goes above and beyond to provide you with the best service! Also, don’t miss out on entertainment as they offer a variety of fun activities available for you and your guests, like archery, petanque, and, of course, wine tasting.
Say, “I do,” in front of a breathtaking view of the Hauraki Gulf at Kauri Bay Boomrock, another grand wedding venue in East Auckland!
This exclusive wedding venue can accommodate up to 200 seated guests, great for big weddings!
Kauri Bay Boomrock will also help you plan out a wedding itinerary–from transportation arrangement, bespoke menu, and entertainment options.
At Kauri Bay Boomrock, you will have the full wedding experience. Their services will start from collecting your guests from a specific location and transfer to The Lodge and be welcomed with champagne.
They have available areas, so your ceremony can be held on-site, featuring the panoramic views surrounding their property. The impressive part is that you have the option to arrive at the venue by helicopter!
Whether you decide to have a summer, winter, fall, or spring wedding, Kauri Bay Boomrock will make your big day enchanting and memorable.
It’s also so easy to transform this breathtaking venue into the wedding theme that you want.
The Kelliher Estate by Dawsons
The Kelliher Estate, a beautifully restored Spanish mansion, grand lawn, and a rustic and charming chapel, is located on a privately owned island in the Manukau Harbour.
The estate can accommodate up to 350 guests, great for a grand wedding! You can picture a wedding party inside the dining room for intimate dinner and lunches.
Inside the estate, there are two locations to hold your wedding—The Phoenix Room and The Terrace.
For big weddings, The Phoenix Room is the best choice as it can cater up to 150 guests. The Terrace, on the other hand, is excellent for weddings with a maximum of 80 guests.
Although, The Kelliher Estate can create a bespoke proposal for a more intimate number of guests or higher headcount on request!
If you are planning on a religious ceremony, The Kelliher Estate does have its Chapel that can seat up to 120 people!
Their goal is to give you a beautiful venue and make sure you’ll enjoy your special day through the help of the Dawson Wedding Planners 20 years of experience in catering for events.
The Kelliher Estate’s wedding planners will guarantee and provide you all the help you need on your wedding day. From venue choice to cuisine, lighting, music, and entertainment. As well as assist you in choosing the perfect location—a pavilion in the vineyard or marquee at the beach.
If you need help finding a celebrant, the Dawson Wedding Planners will also put together a shortlist of possible candidates that will suit your style!
A private lake, beautiful gardens, and an iconic gazebo–you can find all of these at the Gracehill Vineyard Estate.
It is in West of Auckland, 30 minutes from the central business district, is this large vineyard villa!
This estate has a certain charm; Gracehill is available all year-round and offers different wedding packages depending on the season. Each wedding package tailored to suit any couples’ needs.
They will provide you with a set menu list so you can choose what you want to serve to your guests. Gracehill can cater for groups from 30-130 guests and up to 200 for a cocktail-style event.
You can choose to have your wedding ceremony outside or indoors, Intimate or grand.
The vineyard room backs onto the vineyard and leads toward the vast garden.
Gracehill is also breathtaking at night, so if you opt for an evening wedding, it’s going to be perfect!
If you are on a tight budget, you can still experience the beauty Gracehill Vineyard Estate has to offer. For $600.00 (not including the reception area or bridal room) for the venue hire, you can have exclusive use of the grounds for 2.5 hours.
Another beautiful venue in Kumeu, Auckland you should check out is the Alley Estate.
For just a 20-minute drive from central Auckland, you will be welcomed with an open marquee and extensive landscaped grounds of Alley Estate, which can comfortably accommodate intimate wedding parties or large garden weddings with more than 500 guests.
Their Historic Villa is there for your wet or wintery days option. It has French windows that open out to a beautiful view of the estate’s garden. There’s also a bridal room that brides or grooms can use to get ready!
The Gardens at the Allely Estate is so vast you can choose to put up a marquee to have a garden wedding party. You can also walk down the grass walkway and exchange vows under the magnolia trees.
There are also a lot of picturesque spots around the property for unforgettable wedding photos.
They also offer a complimentary wedding planner to help you with managing and organizing your wedding day! Yes, a free wedding planner, if you hire their venue. Have someone assist you in finding the perfect wedding vendors!
Alley Estate can cater plated dinners for up to 250 people and buffet spread for 500 people. Their chef’s mission is to keep your guests happy by providing a menu that customizes according to your culture and all dietary requirements, such as food allergies and intolerances, vegan, and halal.
If you and your guests choose to stay at the estate for an extended time, before or after the wedding, there are several fun activities to do, like; wine tasting, horse-riding, archery, and so much more.
They have existing wedding packages you can check out, but, to serve you better, Allely Estate will tailor a package according to your needs and requests!
If you pride yourself as a rustic bride, then the McGrath Estate is the venue for you!
Located in West Auckland, the property’s traditional red barn will complete the rustic wedding of your dreams.
The 200-acre estate offers several ceremony locations to realize your wedding plans–you have the iconic red barn, a cliff overlooking a lush green forest with towering kauri trees, and a scenic open field.
On the estate, you can find three homesteads, the Casa Bianca, the red barn, and a charming little cottage located by the crop paddocks!
The Casa Bianca is the white house located at the southern side of the valley, faces the warmth of the northern sun, and has a spectacular view of nature!
The red barn has exposed high ceilings with rustic barn doors, and then there’s a deck that overlooks the lush green fields of the estate. Ideal for rustic weddings!
If you choose to have your ceremony and reception, do note that the barn can hold up to 120 guests seated. They offer endless catering options like food trucks, plated, buffet, or any options that will fit your budget.
Wedding Venues Christchurch
Christchurch is a beautiful garden city and is one of the most popular wedding destinations in New Zealand. Just check out these wedding venues throughout Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region.
For kiwi brides looking for wedding venues in the Canterbury region, you should look into the Larcomb Vineyard!
They have two venue options inside the vineyard that is available for exclusive use–the small barn and the big barn.
The small barn has an open brick fireplace, an exposed timber ceiling, crisp white walls, and gorgeous French doors that open to a landscape with lavender hedges. A great elegant wedding venue for intimate weddings up to 80 guests.
The big barn features high wooden ceilings with exposed beams, a grand dancefloor, and enough space that can seat up to 200 guests. The big barn’s interior is open to transformation; hang down a chandelier for a centerpiece, a string of lightbulbs, or even just fabric draping down!
Larcomb Vineyard’s manicured lawns, rustic country garden is a romantic setting when exchanging vows and professing your love for one another.
As soon as you book with Larcomb Vineyard, they will assist you in coordinating your wedding, making your wedding planning smooth and the wedding day run smoothly!
The Harpers Homestead service extends from a wedding venue to a romantic bridal suite.
You can soak in the beauty of the Canterbury region at Harpers Homestead.
They understand how busy and overwhelming weddings can be, so the wedding package includes renting the place the day before, the day of, and the day after until checkout at noon.
You can also choose the barn, but if you want an outdoor wedding party, you can pick any area of the property for a Marquee reception.
One of the highlights at Harpers Homestead’s wedding package is its luxury accommodation for 2 nights. Enjoy a country breakfast to start your day.
Also, full use of the Harpers Homestead grounds for your wedding photoshoots!
You can contact them to set a viewing appointment of the entire property, and they will discuss with you what kind of wedding you want and provide you with a tailored quote!
Ferrymead Heritage Park
If you are looking for a 1900 Edwardian wedding venue, you can count on Ferrymead Heritage Park!
The park will transport you to the period and will allow you to experience what life was like for the early residents of Christchurch.
You can choose to have your ceremony at the Heritage Church, which is ideal for weddings with up to 70 guests.
There’s also an option for your bridal party and your guests to ride a wedding tram to the chapel. A unique touch and a fantastic photo opportunity!
For wedding receptions at the Ferrymead Heritage Park, you can choose between two options–the Friendly Societies Lodge Hall or the Heritage Railway Station–depending on the number of guests you have.
The Friendly Societies Lodge Hall has an authentic 1920s heritage style and decor. It can cater to 95 guests for a seated meal or up to 125 for a reception-style function. Hire the lodge for a day, and you can choose to hire a catering service or have a BYO wedding reception!
There’s also the Heritage Railway Station for 50 seated people. Although they advertise is as a place for meetings and conferences, you can hold an intimate wedding there. The room has beautiful wood-paneled walls and a small kitchen prep area, located alongside the train tracks, which is a unique feature to have at your wedding venue!
There’s also the charming Coronation Park located in the heart of the township. Watch trams pass by as you are celebrating your wedding reception!
The Ferrymead Heritage Park is one unique wedding venue! Just browse their gallery, and you’ll get a glimpse of what this heritage park has to offer.
Trent’s Estate Vineyard
Located in the south of Christchurch’s city centre you find Trent’s Estate Vineyard, a rural setting that oozes with romantic vibes.
Trent’s Estate Vineyard features a whitewashed Mediterranean-style historic building and a charming patio with a quaint fountain surrounded with round picnic benches.
You can also find a conservatory, Victorian-style gazebo, and pond inside the estate. Great backdrops for your ceremony!
The Victorian gazebo area is excellent for an outdoor wedding with the big sycamore trees hovering over you as you exchange your vows. If you are worried about it raining, the conservatory is there to shelter you.
The wooden-floored dining area that is adjoined with the conservatory can accommodate 130 people. There’s also the mezzanine-floor for relaxing or even a space to set up the photo booth or whatever fun ideas you have in mind!
For a fee of $3300, you can hire Trent’s Estate Vineyard as a fully-catered venue, but if you want a BYO wedding, they do have that option also!
When you book Trent’s Estate Vineyard for your wedding reception, you can hold your ceremony at the premises for free! You will have to pay for the add-ons that are not included in the wedding packages.
Melton Estate is an award-winning winery in South Island and an elegant wedding venue in Canterbury NZ!
This boutique winery boasts a 12-acre of lush greenery and panoramic views.
The estate is conveniently located in a tranquil rural setting that is 15 minutes’ drive west from Christchurch International Airport.
At Melton Estate, you can opt to have an indoor or outdoor wedding (or both). The Pavilion, the usual venue at the estate for wedding ceremonies, has roll downsides and heating to keep you warm and cozy whatever the weather is.
There’s also a separate room provided for gifts or tea and coffee services.
When you hire them as your wedding venue, you will get exclusive use of the estate, The Pavilion (that has an expansive deck that overlooks the vineyard), an experienced wedding coordinator, a light and sound system for entertainment, and a whole lot more!
This Christchurch wedding venue has an astounding total of 4 venues within that you can cater anywhere from 10 to 600 guests!
The Tannery is a 10-minute drive from Christchurch’s city centre with easy parking access.
You do not have to worry about their availability because they offer a year-round wedding venue for ceremonies and receptions.
Make your wedding day memorable by walking down their French tiled floors, saying “I do” beneath the glass atrium.
The design of Atrium at The Tannery will give your guests a full elegant experience—architecture, and appreciation of beauty. The iron arches that support the translucent room are adorned with fairy lights for a dreamy ambiance.
If the Atrium is too big of a venue, you can count on their Blue Smoke room.
The Blue Smoke room is The Tannery’s live music venue, which houses their craft beers. The room has wooden floors and oak-wood paneling, as well as built-in oak furniture and original English William Morris wallpaper.
A perfect place to sing and dance the night away!
You can expect a strong Parisian/Hollywood glamour vibe at The Tannery.
Aside from their gorgeous interior, The Tannery’s Catenbury cuisine (courtesy of their in-house catering), Cassels Brewing Co. craft beer, and local wines will leave you and your guests satisfied.
They also have an event management team to help you have a seamless wedding day!
From an elegant, French-styled reception hall, a renovated rustic barn, to an intimate courtyard for an outdoor wedding, Cossars Wineshed will help you achieve your dream wedding.
This 5.5-hectare boutique wedding venue is located in the south-west of Christchurch in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand.
Cossars Wineshed promises to provide a stress-free and memorable wedding day through their experienced on-site wedding coordinator. From making sure your ceremony goes as planned from coordinating with your photographer, MC, and other wedding suppliers.
The reception hall can cater up to 100 guests, and the rustic barn can allow 80 to 90 standing guests. The latter is excellent for dancing and other entertainment!
If you want to get ready on-site, you can hire the homestead available on the morning of your wedding for you and your bridesmaids. It is only 100 meters from the Wineshed. The hire fee includes a grazing platter and beverages for you and your bridal party.
Cossars Winshed takes pride in providing couples a relaxed setting. That’s why they have the Wedding Night Cottage. The romantic candlelit cottage for exclusive hire and you can use it to relax and spend the night after the festivities just a short two-minute walk from the reception hall. By morning time, you can enjoy breakfast on the veranda!
Wedding Venues Waikato
Discover top-rated wedding ceremony & reception venues in Waikato Region. Enjoy the beauty of the rural setting of the North Island and the more calm and tranquil side of New Zealand!
Tucked away on 15 acres of landscaped garden is the beautiful Woodside Estate.
It is only 15 minutes from the centre of Hamilton, which is convenient if the bridal party and guests need transport.
You will have a whole feel of nature that Waikato has to offer, with the estate’s spring-fed lake, tall Kahikatea trees, and waterfalls scattered inside the property.
Woodside Estate has 3 areas you can choose from; the restaurant, rustic lake house, or an ideal location in the nearby great outdoors!
The estate’s restaurant has a fascinating wood cathedral ceiling a spacious wrap-around deck. The restaurant can seat up to 120 diners.
From the restaurant’s deck, you can see the Woodside Estate’s notable spring-fed lake! Along one side of the lake, you will walk pass over 200 meters of Hydrangeas.
There’s also a lake house that has high ceilings and big windows that brightens up the interior. The house is filled with memorabilia collected over time.
If you want an outdoor wedding, you can expect that at the Woodside Estate. Their in-house wedding coordinator will assist you in realizing your dream wedding!
The Red Barn
Another rural wedding venue is The Red Barn, located at Tirau, Waikato. The name itself describes the iconic thing about this venue!
As you enter The Red Barn, you will be welcomed by a scenic dirt road with a canopy of trees lining either side. Also, an excellent backdrop for photos!
Have the feeling of tranquility at the property surrounded by acres 360 degrees of farmland, featuring manicured lawns and stunning backdrops.
Aside from a secluded venue, The Red Barn also offers an exceptional catering service. The iconic barn in the property can cater for up to 140 guests for seated meals, buffet, or plated.
Another key amenity of hiring them is the assistance they will provide for you on the wedding day–the flowers, photographers, catering, cake, table arrangements, and more!
The Waterlily Gardens
The Waterlily Gardens is a wedding venue in Waikato that won Outstanding Wedding Ceremony Venue in 2019!
You will find this unique wedding venue one hour from the centre of Hamilton.
Picture your wedding in this magical wonderland settled between Karangahake and Waihi beach.
The many particular areas in Waterlily Garden are incredibly picturesque.
The Waterlily Gardens has its café called The Lotus Café. They are available to book for high tea or cream tea. The café also has a selection of boutique teas, barista coffee, and serves cakes and savory foods.
You will find a beautiful space for a garden wedding past the giant oak trees, liriodendrons, maples, liquid ambers, and swamp Cyprus. You will have a full garden moment with a small lake full of water lilies! What’s a waterlily garden without water lilies, am I right?
The gardens open to a vast two-acre lake surrounded by huge weeping willow trees.
Aside from the beautiful backdrops, you also have several ways to celebrate your wedding in the Garden Pavillion–set up a marquee on the lawn, spread out string lights, or do it under an open sky; it’s your choice!
Book The Waterlily Gardens for your wedding and rest assured that you’ll have a magical and picturesque wedding!
The Hall Boutique Country Venue
Located between Matamata and Te Aroha, and situated in The Mayflower Meadow, is this historic dance hall!
The Hall can cater to weddings with up to 100 guests and has a hedged courtyard with an outdoor stage where you can entertain your guests with drinks and games.
Have the opportunity to exchange your vows inside a beautiful bell tower with a massive arch window under an ancient oak tree.
This venue is perfect for couples looking for a vintage vibe! There are many exquisite details scattered around the property like the 50’s vintage caravan that is repurposed as a day bar.
The Hall has 4 wedding packages you can choose from.
The first package is Golden Glow package, named after the golden hour! This golden package costs $88 per person and includes:
- ceremony co-ordination
- entertainment and sound system
- five o’clock shadow band
- bridal party picnic in the mayflower meadow
- vintage caravan bar ivy
- the Bosson House Wedding Banquet
- vintage crockery
- photography booth backdrop you can personalize
- serving & bar staff for food and drink
- use of Bedford truck & Humber 80 for photography
- vintage games
- foliage ceremony arch decoration by the mayflower meadow.
The second wedding package is the Bohemian Dreaming. The package is designed for the bohemian couple that wants a stylish and informal wedding celebration. It includes the same as the Golden Glow, except it has the bohemian touches.
The Hall and the Mayflower meadow will be decorated with a festival vibe. Complete with props to keep things authentic! We are talking about:
- fair lights
- naked tipi
- macramé swing & arch
- use of their vintage cars for photography
There will also be a large vintage door frame you can use to stick on Polaroid pictures; yes, they will provide the camera, but you have to bring your own film. In this package you will also have the option to hire a food truck of your choice to serve your guests.
The cost for the Bohemian Dreaming package is $1995 on top of the venue hire fee.
Afternoon Delight is the third package offered; it caters to wedding couples that want a toned-down intimate wedding.
This package has a reduced venue hire fee of $3200 plus $29 per head & less planning involved.
This package comes with:
- a sound system
- wireless microphone
- foliage wreath ceremony window decoration
- the vintage drink caravan
- bar staff to serve you BYO drinks
- a grazing table with a large cheese wheel
Last but not least, the fourth is the Freedom Package. For couples that want to create the wedding that they want and however they want to plan it.
You will have the freedom to choose your caterer, food truck, and entertainment. It’s going to be a BYO drink with the use of the vintage drinks caravan.
You will have access to top-quality in house sound system, microphone for speeches, ceremony sound system, and vintage games (giant Jenga, stag quoits, mini-golf).
The Freedom package is $795, with no minimum guest number required! Of course, you can also go for an upgrade for an additional fee.
The Hall has an incredible team that will assist you throughout the process of organizing your wedding venue from how it will look and how it will go.
This family-owned and operated Waikato winery has 20 years’ experience in catering and a wedding venue!
The Vilagrad Winery has a Mediterranean setting with a tranquil environment, lush vineyard, and incredible cellars.
Once you hire The Vilagrad as your wedding venue, you will have full use of the winery, restaurant, and the entire grounds. You will be happy to know that the price includes consultation and liaison with the bride and groom and bridal party.
The catering service is also included when you hire them. Vilagrad Winery has a four-course Mediterranean style buffet, full bar facilities, and a high-quality sound system!
The vineyard also has an onsite accommodation perfect for bridal preparations, or to accommodate out of town guests. The accommodations can sleep 12 people, has a full kitchen and dining, lounge, deck, four baths, a master suite, and a deluxe suite room.
Newlyweds may also enjoy a deluxe suite after the wedding party! It has a complimentary glass of complimentary bubbles and a breakfast hamper.
The Vilagrad Winery’s experienced wedding coordinator will be with you from start to finish, making sure that your day goes how YOU planned it!
Situated in the lush countryside of North Waikato, close to Te Kauwhata, is the lovely Plum Meadows!
It’s a rural and intimate venue with a beautiful garden, fruit orchard, and a charming barn.
Unleash your shabby chic or rustic dreams in this beautiful wedding venue. You can choose to celebrate your wedding outdoors or indoors in Carter’s barn (which accommodates 80 to 120 guests)!
Plum Meadows offers a flexible package to give you the freedom to create the wedding that you want. There are no restrictions!
You can use their incredibly talented suppliers, or you can opt for anyone else.
Even have a BYO drinks option, no corkage fee–it’s your wedding, and it’s all up to you.
Pick out the decors, flowers, drinks, and food. Not only that, you decided how everything will look! The best part, they will cater to you according to your budget.
Book the entire property or just a part of it; all day or only half—if that’s not flexible, we don’t know what is!
Fancy a church ceremony? Don’t worry; you can use the local church. The Waerenga War Memorial Church is 2 minutes away from Plum Meadows. Convenient for you and your guests.
Plum Meadows will give you a list of their trusted accommodation suppliers if you need one!
Plum Meadows is a gorgeous venue that offers you a wedding package according to how you want your wedding to look.
If you want that level of freedom when it comes to hiring a venue, you may request a brochure and price list from them.
Wedding Venues Wellington
The second most populated area in the North Island of New Zealand, Wellington, has a variety of wedding venues–from gardens, beaches, and harbors. Here are gorgeous and unique wedding venues in Wellington!
Anam Cara Gardens
Anam Cara Gardens, meaning ‘soul friend’ in Gaelic, features a modern, vast garden-style venue in the Kapiti Coast.
This beautiful North Island venue is only an hour from Wellington City and offers 10 acres of vast manicured gardens. More room for your wedding party and more options to pick a spot for your ceremony!
The function area overlooks a panoramic view of the garden and can cater up to 120 guests seated. They also have a big-screen TV, WiFi and communications facilities, a huge commercial kitchen, a dance floor with a botanical backdrop, a BYO bar with NO corkage fee, and a parking space that can fit 60 plus vehicles.
If you are going for a laid back wedding, you can achieve a backyard wedding theme at Anam Cara’s covered outdoor gazebo that has BBQ facilities and can seat 70 guests!
You don’t have to worry about accommodation because at Anam Cara Gardens, for an additional fee, you can use their Private Villa Main House, Annexed Apartment (bridal suite), and a groom’s quarters.
A great wedding venue in Wellington and the perfect place to set your soul free!
Wallaceville House promises a rich history, serenity, and privacy when you celebrate your wedding with them.
This North Island estate is well hidden in the outskirts of Upper Hutt City in the Hutt Valley, roughly a 30-minute drive from the Wellington CBD.
The charming historic estate has an impressive on-site motor lodge accommodation, which means convenience for you and your guests.
There are two reception venues at the Wallaceville House, an upstairs ballroom that caters to weddings with 50 to 130 guests. For an intimate wedding, the Jepson room downstairs opens to the vast outdoor area with a large open fireplace to keep you warm on a cold night!
They have organized wedding packages available for you to choose from–evening, luncheon, and cocktail. You can also customize a wedding package to help create your dream wedding!
For evening weddings, you can opt to have your ceremony at the Wallaceville House or off-site. Before the 3-course buffet, you will be welcomed with pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the garden or at the downstairs lounge.
Fancy a ceremony at the Wallaceville grounds? You can choose the Luncheon Weddings package. Like the previous wedding package, you will be served with pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, but this time under sun umbrellas outside! A string quartet will also be serenading everyone under the cherry tree and reception to follow.
Landing at Homebush
A romantic and elegant country garden setting in North Island NZ, the Landing at Homebush is located just 5 minutes from Masterton.
Landing at Homebush is a one-stop-wedding venue, which allows you to choose from several outdoor areas to have your wedding; the chapel vineyard, a rose and ivy wedding archway, or in the gazebo!
You may also celebrate your wedding day choosing from various ways–a luncheon, high tea garden party, or a good ‘ole dinner and dance party!
You can also get married in the middle of the vineyard outdoor and then, later on, proceed to indoors for the reception.
And for the reception, the Landing at Homebush has an intimate permanent marquee with concrete floors. There will also be romantic lighting, and the rafters are covered with vines which gives an enchanting vibe to the venue.
For guests more than 140, they will set up a separate marquee just outside the permanent marquee.
For entertainment and other fun activities for you and your guests, there is croquet, giant checkers, or petanque.
Previous guests have been saying that the service they give you is outstanding! And that the avery full of doves shouldn’t be missed!
Fortunately for you and your out of town guests, The Landing at Homebush is also a country house bed and breakfast!
There are 4 bedrooms in the main house, which, for an additional cost, you can book the rooms for the bridal party or guests.
On a narrow hilltop of Te Horo, Wellington sits a dreamy wedding venue, Sudbury.
Albeit the country charm, Sudbury is one of the many luxury wedding venues in New Zealand that provides exemplary services, delicious cuisines, and a gorgeous setting.
Located just 50 minutes north of Wellington, this hilltop wedding venue has an overlooking view of the valley, which makes for a perfect backdrop when you say, “I do!”
Have your guests mingle and play games in the courtyard garden while enjoying the beautiful scenery like the picturesque west coast beach in New Zealand.
Enjoy a superb dining experience by The Catering Studio. In case the weather will dampen your outdoor wedding, the Sudbury offers the Garden Room, Pergola Garden, the Stables, and the Rustic Hay Barn.
Celebrate your alfresco wedding style at the Garden Room. This room features a log fire and is surrounded by transparent walls giving you a 180-degree frame of the view outside. There’s a copper and concrete bar inside and a conservatory to create more space. This Garden Room can fit up to 18 seated guests additional 16 more if the greenhouse is used.
Have a unique dining experience at Sudbury’s stables. The Stables is full of character that would make your wedding memorable for you and your guests. This venue can seat up to 96 people on long tables. The wooden rafters that support the corrugated steel roof and walls, the stable doors, and the shabby chic lighting will wow you off your horses (yes, pun intended!). It’s a great alternative if you don’t prefer barns for your rustic wedding. The stables also open up onto the cozy courtyard garden with an open fire.
But if you do love barns and prefer a much more intimate wedding, you can hire the Sudbury’s Rustic Hay Barn. With a total area of 42 square meters, you can celebrate your wedding inside this covered with one side open. You can have 18 guests seated on long tables.
The open side of the barn gives you a full scenic view surrounding the Sudbury. Just outside you find the pergola, which is an ideal and highly recommended place to say “I do.”
They also offer activities for additional costs like giant Jenga, petanque, and a shooting range.
For accommodation, Sudbury also has a luxurious cottage just a couple of minutes’ walk from the venue! Enjoy an open fire and outdoor bath for a relaxing and beautiful wedding morning.
The Milk Station Otaki
Get transported to a magical place when you set foot at The Milk Station. This Italianate-styled venue is just an hour north of Wellington.
The Milk Station was completely converted and transformed from a dairy factory to be one of New Zealand’s coveted wedding venue.
It has four acres of European-inspired gardens, fantastic accommodation, the main reception area for 200 people, a cigar room, and a kitchen.
The reception has a ceiling, columns alongside the main entrance, and the black iron chandelier. Big windows are there to bing in bright and natural light for a magical ambiance.
You will find a fountain in their beautifully landscaped garden. There’s a lawn with a concrete pathway that is meant to be an aisle if you opt to have a garden ceremony.
If the weather doesn’t permit a garden wedding, the Milk Station has an intimate room perfect for ceremonies.
For as low as $2500, you can hire The Milk Station as your wedding venue!
You can also stay the night in luxury accommodation. They have 20 elegant and spacious rooms available; all rooms have WiFi and have heated floors. You can pick a room that has either a balcony or veranda view. Great for sunset viewing and witnessing the sunrise of Kapiti Coast.
Old St Paul’s
Are you still looking for your wedding day’s something old and new?
Then, you should check Old St Paul’s! Whether you want a traditional or modern wedding ceremony, Old St Paul’s will welcome you in its beautiful historic venue.
The enchanting stained glass windows and classic wooden interior of this heritage wedding ceremony venue make for a timeless touch!
Old St. Paul’s served as an Anglican parish church from 1866 to 1960s.
Since Old St. Paul’s is no longer a parish church, their doors are open for EVERYONE that is in love and want to solidify their union. Regardless of faith, culture, and gender.
They don’t provide a minister or celebrant, so you have to arrange this yourself! Although you can find an extensive list of celebrants in New Zealand’s government website.
The fee to hire Old St. Pauls varies for summer and winter; it will cost you $1,300 and $1,100, respectively.
You can have as many guests as you want when you have your ceremony at Old St. Pauls because they can seat up to 450 people!
When you hire them as your wedding venue, you will get exclusive use of Old St. Paul’s for 90 minutes. Weddings typically take 30 to 40 minutes!
Their wedding coordinator will also assist and collaborate with you to achieve an unforgettable wedding ceremony at Old St Paul’s. The coordinator will be there on your rehearsal and will greet and give cues during the ceremony.
You will also get to choose between three pew decorations inside Old St. Paul that will be designed by Wellington’s fashionable florist—Flowers Manuela.
There are extras that you can avail for an additional cost such as:
- an extended ceremony
- photographs on-site
- hiring Old St. Paul’s musician to play the grand piano or organ
- bells that ring once the wedding ceremony completes
If you are thinking about having your wedding ceremony at Old St Paul’s, note that they don’t have a reception hall, so you have to hire a different venue for that.
Another fun and unique wedding venue in New Zealand is the Dockside Restaurant & Bar.
They offer a variety of spaces and services that best suit your wedding budget!
You have the main deck, with a seated capacity of 150 guests. From the main deck you and your guest will have a panoramic view of the harbor. You can also have the option to have an open roof to let natural light shine in on your wedding day!
For small weddings, with 150 seated guests, the upstairs restaurant of the Dockside is the space you should hire. There you can find two private balconies that have great views of the city and the sea. Don’t worry; just like the main deck, you’ll also get a view of Wellington Harbour.
The Dockside’s private room is perfect for smaller intimate wedding celebrations. How intimate? The room can cater up to 18 guests seated! Albeit a small area, the private room is elegant and has an overhead view of Queens Wharf waterfront.
The Dockside promises you a stress-free wedding with an on-site wedding planner; they will take care of things you will need–music, audio equipment, table setting, themes, and flowers.
Don’t have time to travel and check out the venue personally? Well, check out their virtual tour feature and get a glimpse of what the Dockside has to offer!
Wedding Venues Otago
Once known for the Otago Gold Rush, now the Otago peninsula is a gold mine for a magnificent wedding venue! Browse through the scenic wedding venues in this part of the South Island.
NZ High Country
With breath-taking views and only fifteen minutes away from the centre of Queenstown, NZ High Country will impress not only you but also your wedding guests!
There are four unique sites in the property available for hire! Three of the sites are land spaces that you can design however you want it — each showcasing a different view and experience.
As you drive through NZ High Country, you will be welcomed by Merino Rise. Out of the four sites, Merino Rise is the most popular amongst the locals. It has a beautiful combination of urban and country views. From the site, you will get a view of the expansive Lake Johnson and the up to the Coronet Peak.
Tussock Point, covered with luscious grass, has a panoramic view of the Lake Wakatipu as well as the mountain range. You can choose between the lake and the mountain range as your backdrop as you exchange vows!
The Country Courtyard is a much more intimate site at the NZ High Country. Despite the small space, out of the four, this is the only location that gives you views in every direction!
The fourth one, Lake June Marquee, is a permanent marquee with floor to ceiling glass walls. Making you sure you get to witness the view without sacrificing privacy! This site is aptly named as it is adjacent to the scenic Lake June pond. The marquee was built for weddings of all shapes and sizes in mind. It can seat up to 400 guests, so it’s great for big weddings!
Couples have been raving about how remarkable NZ High Country is and even left their guests impressed! There’s no doubt that you will fall in love with it too!
For a traditional intimate wedding or elopement, try a Heli wedding!
Coromandel Peak or also known as Mount Roy has a breathtaking view over Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring.
Heli weddings are a popular and breathtaking option to get married in New Zealand. One of the locations they offer in Wanaka is Coromandel Peak. It is one of the most popular location choices for over 1000’s of couples for wedding ceremony and engagement shoots.
For a fee of $6295, you can avail of the package that includes exclusive use of Coromandel Peak for three and a half hours. As well as assist you from planning especially in the marriage license application, setting up a marriage celebrant, 2 witnesses (photographer and pilot), and a bottle of NZ bubbles.
They also offer add ons and upgrades such as:
- hair & makeup
- fine dining
Stone Ridge Estate
The Stone Ridge Estate boasts a gorgeous 12 acres of picturesque gardens and a boutique vineyard.
For just a short 5-minute drive from Arrowtown and a 20-minute drive from Queenstown Airport, you will reach the beautiful and luxurious Stone Ridge Estate.
StoneRidge in Queenstown is famous for being a magical wedding venue.
At the estate, you will have a view of Lake Hayes and the surrounding mountains, which makes for a romantic escapade.
You can have your wedding ceremony in their authentic stone wedding chapel that stands charmingly by the lake.
The Chapel exudes mountain luxury yet still having that quaint vibe that will make any wedding intimate and extra romantic!
Whether you want an intimate or lavish wedding, Stone Ridge Estate can make your dream wedding into a reality.
They can comfortably accommodate up to 150 seated guests.
If you want more solemnity and privacy, with the help of their wedding coordinator, they can arrange an elopement ceremony and romantic candlelit dinner at the estate!
At Stone Ridge Estate, you can choose wedding reception spaces that will suit the kind of wedding you want to have, from an area with a garden setting to an intimate boardroom.
The Hayes Room is like no other; you will be enchanted by the manicured garden with a panoramic view of the lake and the mountain. Imagine dining and dancing on your wedding day with this view! The view will always have an impact in creating the perfect mood for a wedding. It is ideal for weddings with 20 to 150 guests.
Inside the Hayes Room is just as magical as the outside; the hardwood beams and reclaimed stone and slate give this reception a cozy feeling. Plus the ambient lighting from the worn-out chandelier and wall sconces and the gorgeous gothic window provide a dramatic and romantic touch.
For small group menus, they have the Lodge Dining Room. This relaxing little lodge is tucked away but still with views of the Lake Hayes and picturesque mountain. After dining, you can conveniently adjourn to the adjacent lounge with leather sofas, gas fire, and a grand piano. The lodge also comes with a private garden and patio area. The lodge has a capacity for 6 to 16 people.
Another wedding venue you can hire at Stone Ridge Estate is the Boardroom. This room features a grand oak table for you and your guests. This space, though intimate, has high ceilings and a touch of understated luxury. An ideal venue for rehearsal dinners!
Stone Ridge Estate’s menu features the tastes of New Zealand using fresh, seasonal ingredients, sustainably sourced from local suppliers. Their dishes will surely impress your guests!
The wedding packages they offer are designed to feature every wonderful thing they have to offer at the estate, as the:
- return coach transport for 40 guests from Queenstown
- Chapel by the Lake to have a ceremony at this charming chapel
- Heli-Wedding mountain peak for wedding for elopements
- Garden Wedding for an intimate garden ceremony.
There are also deluxe wedding packages:
- Gardens Deluxe which includes a garden ceremony
- Heli-flight, and reception with accommodation
- Chapel Deluxe includes a chapel ceremony
- heli-flight, and reception with accommodation
- Gardens Grand Deluxe pretty much the same with the Gardens Deluxe but with additional services like canapes for 40 people, fresh floral chandelier décor, fresh floral centerpieces for up to 6 tables, personalized wedding stationery for 40 guests, and a return coach transport for 40 guests from Queenstown
If you prefer peak luxury then Stone Ridge Estate is the wedding venue you are looking for!
In Te Anau, you can find another luxurious wedding venue—the Fiordland Lodge.
The lodge is just 5 kilometers outside the township of Te Anau.
Fiordland Lodge is an intimate and private wedding venue situated at the edge of Lake Anau and has a panoramic view of the Murchison and Kepler mountains!
The wooden lodge is designed to showcase the view at the property. The side that is facing the mountains and the lake has the floor to ceiling glass windows to perfectly frame the landscape.
The Great Room, the main reception at the Fiordland Lodge, can seat up to 100 guests and has a magnificent 30 feet stone fireplace. Great for wet weather indoor wedding ceremony.
With the fantastic view that they have, you can use it as a backdrop when you exchange your wedding vows. At Fiordland, you can make your wedding laidback or dramatic!
Fiordland Lodge takes pride in proving you with their high standard catering. Enjoy a farm-to-table dining concept that fully complements the lodge.
The lodge has 10 luxurious rooms that can accommodate 27 guests. They also have two separate loft-style log cabins.
Every accommodation features king-sized beds, private bathrooms, and, the best of all, unobstructed views!
Ever dreamed of a wedding venue for a woodland garden wedding? If yes, then Glenfalloch is the answer!
Rated number one restaurant in Dunedin on Trip Advisor, Glenfalloch, is also one of New Zealand’s most gorgeous gardens.
Luckily, this magical venue is only a 15-minute drive from Dunedin city!
Glenfalloch is Gaelic for ‘hidden valley’ which is accurate as it is a magical historical garden.
Have a ceremony at their gorgeous gardens surrounded by beautiful flora like rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, fuchsias and a few native ferns.
After the ceremony, you can take a walk and have a quiet moment with your partner and even take pictures at the dock with the harbor as your backdrop.
The reception in the chalet restaurant has an open layout that can seat up to 130 guests and can suit the different seating arrangements.
There are a large stone fireplace, an extensive deck and a covered courtyard to keep guests comfortable and cozy.
If you are planning to have more than 130 guests, a marquee can be set up for it.
Glenfalloch’s top-rated restaurant changes its menu regularly to keep up with the local delicacies and seasonal ingredients. No wonder they are number one!
This four-season garden will make any wedding beautiful whatever the season your wedding date will be!
Timeless elegance or rustic romance, Millbrook Resort can stage the wedding of your dreams aside from providing a luxury retreat for kiwis and tourists.
Millbrook is just 2 minutes away from Arrowtown, but it will make you feel like you are a world away when you are there! The landscape of green fairways, streams, and the rolling hills is distinctive to Millbrook!
This peaceful wedding venue is nestled within the Southern Alps. There are 650 acres of manicured grounds and several spaces for your ceremony you can choose from!
For ceremonies, you can pick between the Secret Garden or the Petanque Court.
The Secret Garden is named because it is hidden behind Millbrook’s Clubhouse. This intimate space looks over the winding stream which makes it enchanting! The secret garden can host 40 seats for your guests and can accommodate twice the number for a standing room option!
For a unique wedding ceremony, the Pentaque Court is one of your options at Millbrook. They will completely transform this playing terrain by putting down a carpet to serve as an aisle and acrylic chairs with a matching clear wedding arch. You will have a view of the Millhouse restaurant as you say, “I do.”
Millbrook’s Pavilion is excellent for wedding ceremony and reception! Champagne colored silk will drape over you as you dine inside this marquee. They are purposely adorned with transparent walls to keep your guests entertained by the beautiful view. There’s also a patio so guests can enjoy canape and drinks.
The Pavilion can accommodate 130 guests seated and 200 for a cocktail style party.
Aside from being the perfect breakfast, The Clubhouse is a beautiful rustic building with a warm and inviting romantic ambiance great for a wedding ceremony and reception.
As you dine inside the clubhouse, you will see the exposed beams, high ceilings, and ornate chandeliers. There’s also a fireplace to stay warm and cozy for the colder weather.
The room can accommodate up to 75 guests on long tables and 130 for cocktail parties.
If you want more room in the Clubhouse, there are two mezzanine levels that you can use. Other features at the clubhouse are an audiovisual system, a secret rose garden to wow your guests, and you can even hire and put up a marquee extension!
Lastly, we have the Millhouse. This building is originally an original flour mill before becoming Millbrooks restaurant!
The Millhouse’s water wheel is still actually functional, which is fun and very authentic to the theme of Millbrook. The high wooden ceilings give the room a spacious atmosphere.
The wooden shutters open to the millpond that beautifully mirrors the skies and the beautiful surroundings of the Millhouse.
This iconic space at Millbrook can accommodate 120 up to 150 guests.
Alpine View Lodge
Alpine View Lodge is a bed and breakfast located only two and a half kilometers from Lake Wanaka.
They don’t only serve breakfasts, but also beautiful views! From the lodge’s gardens, you can see the famous Roys Peak and its surrounding mountains.
Their gardens can hold up to 80 guests for a wedding ceremony, and you can conveniently put up a marquee for additional space!
Alpine View Lodge will help you with any wedding arrangements and things you require on your big day. They can even arrange a helicopter ride from their grounds to the mountains for quick photo sessions!
For you and your guests’ accommodation, they have self-contained lodging with spacious suites, private bathrooms, television, couch, dining table, and chairs.
You can enjoy their outdoor furniture for some summer barbeque party or warm up in their spa pool or outdoor fire during the colder months.
Any of these fantastic New Zealand wedding venues can be the future backdrop of your wedding photos!
There are several options from the rustic to elegant, lawn games at beautiful gardens to eloping on the mountain peaks.
New Zealand is a magical place to have your wedding, and thankfully, all of these best wedding venues in NZ are available for you to hire!
It’s a given that your wedding venue can have an impact on the entirety of your wedding, and it will be something you will look back and share with your loved ones, especially your kids.
Based on our research, if you want a vineyard and garden type wedding venues, you can rely on Auckland and Christchurch.
For more tranquil and secluded wedding venues, you can go to the South Island of New Zealand.
The Otago peninsula boasts dramatic landscapes and spectacular coastal views.
Each region in New Zealand offers wedding venues that are unique from one another.
All you have to do is pick the one that speaks to you the most.
Once you have chosen where you are going to celebrate your wedding, you can proceed to the next step of your wedding planning to-do list!
Have a happy wedding planning!
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