The time has come to stop dreaming about your fantasy wedding and time to make it happen at one of the best venues in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Whether you’re planning a (future) destination wedding in New Zealand (darn you COVID!) or planning your wedding closer to home, we are spoiled for choice here in NZ. No matter where you are in Aotearoa, you are never far from the gorgeous mountains, stunning seas, or a beautiful vineyard. With seemingly endless wedding venues to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down your choices and select a spot that aligns with your budget, location, and style. Lucky for you, our team has put together the list of our top 10 wedding venues in New Zealand. From vineyards with panoramic views to clifftop stunners, we have a wedding venue for every couple and style.
10. Mudbrick- Waiheke Island
Mudbrick is a stunning wedding venue just 35 minutes by fast ferry from downtown Auckland on Waiheke Island – voted the number 1 island in Australia and New Zealand by Travel + Leisure!
Photo Credit- Jonny Scott Photo
9. Boomrock Lodge- Wellington
Perched on a cliff 750 ft. above the Tasman sea, surrounded by 1600 acres of farmland. Nestled into the natural surroundings, The Lodge has a feeling of warmth created by the Jarrah flooring, huge wharf beams and a roaring open fire.
Photo Credit- Tim and Nadine
8. Hurakia Lodge
Hurakia Lodge is a secluded and luxurious destination that will impress your guests and giving a unique and memorable wedding day so close to home and yet it feels like a world away. Located on the Southern headland of Rakino Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Hurakia offers secluded and expansive outdoor areas with uninterrupted coastal views.
Photo Credit- Stephan & Nakita
7. Omata Estate- Russell
Omata Estate Vineyard offers a bespoke location, boasting extraordinary views overlooking vines and the ocean creating the perfect backdrop for any event.
Photo Credit- Ruth Lawton Photography
6. The Tannery- Christchurch
The Tannery is fast becoming one of the most spectacular boutique wedding venues in the Christchurch region. Seamlessly blending old-world charm with contemporary creative fair, The Tannery will appeal to the discerning couple with truly unique character.
Photo Credit- Susannah Blatchford Photography
5. Port Molyneux School- The Catlins, Kaka Point
With the perfect blend of historic charm and beautiful surroundings, Port Molyneux School has all the ingredients you could wish for in a dream wedding or special event venue. As the name suggests, the location was formerly the site of the local school and although the location is steeped in history, the venue has been given a thoroughly modern makeover.
Photo Credit-Frankly Faye
4. Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat- Glenorchy
Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat is rustic, boutique wedding venue that is set snugly between two soaring mountain ranges, a glacier-topped peak and the Queenstown Lakes
Photo Credit- Glenorchy Eco Retreat
3. Jack’s Point- Matagouri Drive- Queenstown, Jack’s Point
A beautiful private residence situated at the foot of the Remarkables and overlooking Lake Wakatipu. The views from this house are tough to beat and the lawn creates a blank canvas to nestle a tipi or marquee in place to celebrate the views and your love.
Photo Credit- Kate Roberge
2. Glendhu Station- Wanaka
Glendhu Station is a family-owned high country station on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand. Experience the majestic, iconic lake and mountain views, established lush gardens, and the magic of this charming historic woolshed.
Photo Credit- Charlotte Kiri Photography
1. Rippon Hall- Wanaka
The Rippon Hall looks out over Rippon’s vines, Lake Wanaka, Ruby Island, and the Southern Alps beyond. With access right down to the lake itself, The Rippon Hall venue offers the very best of Central Otago: vineyards, lake, and mountains.
Photo Credit- Alpine Image Co.
You simply cannot go wrong with any of these venues, but we are particularly fond of Rippon Hall and Glendhu Station since we are based in Wanaka and these are two of the amazing Wanaka venues which make up our “home base”.
Let us know what you think of our top 10 or if you have a favourite NZ wedding venue we should check out! x