New Zealand has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From the rolling hills and sharp cliffs to the rugged black sand beaches, your wedding photos will look straight out of National Geographic.
Plus, there are hundreds of amazing wedding venues on both islands to choose from.
When picking a wedding venue, you need to consider the weather, season, and your guests. To help you narrow down your list, here are five of the top New Zealand wedding venues.
1. Black Barn Vineyard, Hawkes Bay
With six romantic spaces to choose from, Black Barn brings out all the stops for brides. If you want to be outside, The River Room overlooks the Tuki Tuki River and the Te Mata Peak.
It’s perfect for intimate weddings with up to 50 guests. If you’ll have a larger guest list, check out The Olive Shed which can hold up to 250 people during cocktails.
Black Barn is unique in that it has so many space options with different guest capacities. If you love Hawkes Bay, there’s a space perfect for your wedding here.
2. Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands
Nothing says high-end, luxurious wedding like Eagles Nest in the Bay of Islands which overlooks the coast.
This venue doubles as a five-star resort, so you know your guests will be treated like royalty. Plus, all wedding services are top of the line.
They have space for up to 80 guests seated for the reception and five different ceremony location options to choose from.
3. NZ High Country, Queenstown
15 minutes from downtown Queenstown sits NZ High County, a venue that feels private and intimate. Despite being so close to the city center, High Country makes you and your guests feel like you’re in the middle of the wilderness.
This venue offers five different spaces to suit your wedding needs and preferences.
The Country Courtyard is a gorgeous outdoor space that sits atop grass fields and overlooks the mountains. If you’re having a rustic, ranch-style wedding, this venue is perfect.
4. Waipuna Estate, Christchurch
There’s something so idyllic about the Canterbury Plains. At Waipuna Estate, you can walk down the aisle with the serene Plains in the background.
The estate’s wedding packages are all-encompassing, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Just relax and enjoy the romantic, magical scenery with your guests.
Plus, the onsite resort provides accommodation for all your guests!
5. The Milk Station, Wellington
If you’re interested in historic venues in Wellington, look no further than The Milk Station. This 1919 estate has been updated with all the modern amenities you need without sacrificing the original architecture and design.
Amidst the antiques and rustic mementos of the past, dance the night away to music from a list of DJs.
The accommodations are on-site and five-star. Your guests will feel like early 20th-century royalty, and you will be the queen.
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There’s an abundance of stunning, romantic New Zealand wedding venues on both the North and South Islands.
Once your venue is chosen, make sure you pick the perfect gifts for your wedding party. Show them your appreciation with our Wedding Wishes ideas.