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38 Wonderful Wedding Venues in New Zealand to Suit your Wedding Theme

Looking for the best and perfect wedding venue is one of the most important decisions for engaged couples. In fact this is one of the first tasks on their to-do list. The couple needs to decide what style of wedding they want for their BIG day. Across the beautiful soils of New Zealand, there are so many remarkable wedding venues for the celebration of your lifetime. As you’ll be spoilt for choices, we have curated the list of 38 Wonderful Wedding Venues in New Zealand to Suit Your Wedding Theme. So, we hope that you can plan your wedding easily and have a little more peace of mind.

This article was last updated on 27 March 2020.

38 Wonderful Wedding Venues in New Zealand to suit your Wedding Theme

Table of Contents:

Garden Wedding Venues

Beach & Seaside Wedding Venues

Yacht & Marina Wedding Venues

Waterfront & Lakeside Wedding Venues

Skyline Wedding Venues

Chapel Wedding Venues

Unique Wedding Venues

Hotel & Banquet Wedding Venues

Restaurant Wedding Venues

Garden Wedding Venues

1. Glenview, for an intimate celebration at idyllic and elegant garden

Glenview New Zealand Wedding Venues
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Embrace nature into your life’s happiest moment at the Glenview. The Glenview offers a private and tranquil haven to say “I do” to your loved one and is perfect for any size of wedding. Celebrate at the Hilltop for a solemnization that invites up to 200 people with the stunning views of Tararua Mountains as the backdrop. A more intimate wedding can be held at Oval Lawn, Native Garden, and Oriental Garden which all feature elegant garden to embellish your special moments.

Website: https://www.glenview.co.nz/wedding
Address: 29 Drummond Crescent, Kelson
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Contact: (04) 565 1236
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

2. Auckland’s Waitakere Estate

3. Ataahua Garden Venue

4. Fountain Gardens

5. Bramble Grove Gardens

 

Beach & Seaside Wedding Venues

6. Papamoa Beach Resort, for a tranquil seaside wedding ceremony

Papamoa Beach Resort New Zealand Wedding Venue
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The only real beachfront resort in the Bay of Plenty, Papamoa Beach Resort offers various wonderful spots to tie the knot. Offering up to four ceremony locations ranging from the native garden to a lush hilltop overlooking the ocean, the beach wedding spot is the most desirable. Imagine marrying your loved one in a beach with magnificent 180-degree ocean views as a backdrop, coupled with impeccable service from years of experiences of their wedding planner. Apart from its beautiful surroundings, you’ll also have the key to its luxury garden and beachfront villas perfect for your family and friends to stay at.

Website: https://papamoabeach.co.nz/weddings/
Address: Papamoa 3118, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Contact: 0800 232 243, +64 7 572 0816
Email: [email protected]u

Other Notable Mentions Include:

7. Beach Pacific Holiday Accommodation

8. Flatwhite Waihi Beach

9. Waihi Beach Weddings.nz

10. Te Kaha Beach Resort

 

Yacht & Marina Wedding Venues

11. Beachcomber Cruises, for a luxurious wedding sailing through the Queen Charlotte Sound

Beachbombers Cruise Wedding Venues New Zealand
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Beachcomber Cruises offers you the opportunity to celebrate an unforgettable and intimate wedding with one of their luxurious cruises. Featuring elegant and classy open upper deck for your solemnization, the Beachcomber Cruises is licensed to carry up to 150 guests. Whether you choose to marry your loved one on board with surrounding views of blue turquoise water or go ashore to one of the secluded bays, rest assure your special day will be flawless managed by their professional planner. Plenty of resorts are also available within Queen Charlotte Sound for accommodation.

Website: https://www.beachcombercruises.co.nz/cruise-ship-tours/Wedding-Cruise/
Address: Corner of London, Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Contact: 0800 62 45 26
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

12. Royal New Zealand Yacht

13. Pure Cruise New Zealand

14. Amada Cruise

 

Waterfront & Lakeside Wedding Venues

15. Fiordland Lodge, for an insta-worthy wedding with beautiful lake and breath-taking mountains as background

Fiordland Lodge New Zealand Wedding Venue
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Situated in the World Heritage Area, the Fiordland Lodge offers luxury combines with stunning natural surroundings. Not only you’ll have the luxury of having a wedding with stunning Lake Te Anau as a backdrop while surrounded by magnificent mountain views, but also you and your family will have perfect lodges for accommodation. The lodges feature fine and classic wooden décor design with the impeccable facility and you’ll have the chance of waking up to scenic lake views. Also, enjoy dining under the stars with authentic fare to spice up the start of your new life.

Website: https://www.fiordlandlodge.co.nz/weddings.htm
Address: 472 Te Anau Milford Highway
Capacity: Up to 250 guests
Contact: +64 3 249 7832
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

16. Lake Wanaka

17. Cliffedge by the Sea

18. The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands

 

Skyline Wedding Wedding Venues

19. Skyline Queenstown, for a stunning wedding in the sky overlooking Lake Wakatipu

Skyline Queenstown New Zealand Wedding Venue
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Armed with breathtaking skyline location overseeing Queenstown and stunning Lake Wakatipu from above, the Skyline Queenstown pledges an unparalleled wedding experience. Stunning yet elegant, arrive to your solemnization with a gondola and amaze the beauty from above. While your guests still in awe with your theme and the stunning natural backdrop, indulge them with top-notch cuisine from their experienced chefs. Be it elegant canapés to sumptuous set menus and mouth-watering buffets, they’ll make it perfect based on your personal style.

Website: https://www.skyline.co.nz/en/queenstown/venue/skyline-queenstown-weddings/
AddressBrecon Street, PO BOX 17
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Contact: +64 3 41 0101

Other Notable Mentions Include:

20. Eagle Nest

21. Cable Bay Vineyards

22. Goldie Estate

 

Chapel Wedding Venues

23. Old St Pauls, for a historic church solemnization with magnificent architecture

Old St Paul New Zealand
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For a historic moment of saying “I do” at a historic place, the Old St Pauls has to win your choice. At the old yet historic chapel, every kind of celebration is possible. Whether your wedding dream is a traditional or modern ceremony, a religious or civil service, or a same-sex wedding, your solemnization will be unforgettable beneath its architectural masterpiece. The Old St Pauls features stained glass window and glowing wooden interior as well as an antique bell that has been rung to signal the bride’s arrival for more than 150 years. Coupled with the Grand Piano, the start of your ‘happily ever after’ will be momentous.

Website: https://www.heritage.org.nz
Address: Old St Paul’s 34 Mulgrave Street Thorndon Wellington 6011
Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Contact:+64 4 473 6722
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

24. The Franklin Estate

25. St Stephen’s Chapel

26. Westhaven

 

Unique Wedding Venues

27. Auckland Museum, for a unique celebration at an artsy venue

Auckland Museum
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A dream for an extravagant wedding should be celebrated at the city’s most prestigious venue, the Auckland Museum. Has been celebrating hundreds of festivals and Auckland’s anniversary since 1842, the impeccable experience of their event planners are unquestionable. Here, you’ll be spoilt for choices of unique wedding venues. For a classic ambience, say your vow at the striking neoclassical architecture of Grand Foyer with its dramatic columns and spectacular stained-glass setting that soars three floors above. A more modern theme can be celebrated at idyllic and versatile Atrium featuring stunning and artsy modern architecture. Let your wedding be the talks of the town when celebrated at the Auckland Museum.

Website: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/your-museum/venue-hire/see-all-venues/auditorium
Address: The Auckland Domain Parnell, Auckland New Zealand
Capacity: Up to 500 guests
Contact: + 64 9 309 0443
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

28. Bay of Many Coves

29. Stoneridge Estate Queenstown

30. Kauri Bay Boomrock

 

Hotel & Banquet Wedding Venues

31. Cordis Hotel, for a lavish wedding at an elegant ballroom

Cordis Hotel
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Your special day can’t get more memorable and impressive when you celebrate at the Cordis Hotel. With unsurpassed facilities and magnificent architecture as well as elegant ballrooms, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate a wedding that’s extravagant, lavish, and unrivalled. The Cordis Hotel offers up to three wedding venues for you to choose from. For a celebration that invites up to 700 guests, the Great Room offers spectacular ballroom with private entrance for a grand arrival and a large pre-function room for welcome cocktails.

A smaller yet elegant solemnization is perfect at the Crystal Room with its bright and white colour coupled with idyllic crystal chandeliers to set a romantic tone for your “I do” moment. A very intimate wedding can be held at the Chandelier Room and you’ll be effortless to craft a perfect one. Featuring opulent look with classic furnishing as well as a private bar and a grand welcoming entrance, you’ll give your guests a wow at every moment that lasts a lifetime at the best New Zealand wedding venues.

Website: https://www.cordishotels.com/en/auckland/gatherings/heartfelt-weddings/venues/
Address: 83 SYMONDS STREET, P.O. BOX 2771, AUCKLAND 1010 NEW ZEALAND
Capacity: Up to 700 guests
Contact: +64 (9) 379 5132
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

32. Eichardt’s Private Hotel

33. Intercontinental Wellington

34. QT Queenstown

 

Restaurant Wedding Venues

35. The Duke of Marlborough Restaurant, for a wedding with world-class cuisine

The Duke of Marlborough New Zealand Wedding Venue
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Celebrate the start of your new life by indulging your guests with one of the best cuisines in New Zealand. While offering a classically designed venue for your special day, the Duke of Marlborough Restaurant presents a new take on the classic favourites and using only the best of locally sourced seasonal produce. There’s always something for everyone as the restaurant offers specialities such as classic slow-roasted lamb shoulder or local Waikare Inlet Oysters including vegetarian options on every menu. You can also raise a glass at a banquet with its extensive choices of beverage list up to 100 wines and 30 beers.

Website: https://www.theduke.co.nz/
Address: 35 The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Contact: +64 9 403 7829
Email: [email protected]

Other Notable Mentions Include:

36. Hiakai Restaurant

37. Skycity Auckland

38. Sidart Restaurant

We hope you found our guide to the 38 Wonderful Wedding Venues in New Zealand to Suit Your Wedding Theme useful. Please do share it with your friends if they need help finding their dream wedding venues in New Zealand. All the best for your wedding planning!

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