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Church of the Good Shepherd wedding venue in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Top Five Venues in New Zealand for Weddings


There are numerous New Zealand wedding venues where you can have an intimate ceremony with just the two of you.  Many of the top venues provide stunning settings where you can be away from everybody. You can exchange your vows at the one of the oldest churches in New Zealand, or have a unique, cultural Maori wedding where warriors will greet you; to up in the air with breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

New Zealand has a wealth of luxury lodges, exotic wines and gourmet food – and you may think they are made in heaven. If you are planning to have your wedding in this great country then you should consider the following 5 top New Zealand wedding venues:


Couple are married at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake TekapoChurch of the Good Shepherd Wedding

One of the most popular wedding venues in New Zealand, you can seal your lives together in the beautiful historic Church of Good Shepherd at the Lake Tekapo.

This is regarded as one of the most idyllic churches in the world.

From miles you can see the magnificent mountain scenery and the famous Lake Tekapo. Or if you do not want to be married in a church, then we can have you married on the shores of Lake Tekapo.

Magical Heli Wedding at Lake LochnagorLochnagor Lake Wedding

This is the ultimate in magical, remote wedding destinations! Imagine this! Flying by helicopter to a remote lake, high in the mountains of Wanaka, surrounded by snow! This intimate, surreal location will be the wedding of your dreams!

Onuku Church wedding in Akaroa, New Zealand

Onuku Church Wedding

Akaroa is the oldest town in the South Island with one of New Zealand’s oldest interdenominational places of worship. The Onuku Church was first opened in 1878. The front of the church is beautifully carved; making the entrance into the church more special. At the altar you will find yet again more beautiful carving.

This tiny little red and white church gleams against the hillside and harbour. Directly behind the church is the ‘Kaik’ Hill. An unfortified historical Maori village. Opposite the Church is the Maori meeting house, where the famous Treaty of Waitangi was signed at Onuku and is commemorated by a plaque.

Couple are married on Coromandel Peak in a New Zealand Wanaka Heli WeddingCoromandel Peak Wedding

What is more romantic than a wedding on the top of mountain only accessible by helicopter, with majestic views all around you? The sheer beauty of this mountain heli wedding is indescribable and you will have memories of New Zealand that will last you a lifetime.

Couple are married in a hot air balloon wedding in New Zealand

Canterbury Plains – Hot Air Balloon Wedding

If a romantic wedding is what you are after, then this wedding is for you. The sheer magic of ballooning over the Canterbury plains in a balloon is indescribable.  The beauty of your views is absolutely breathtaking. On a beautiful fine day you will have full 300km panorama views of Mt Cook and the Mt Cook National park mountains as well as the Rakaia River. Included in this package is a farmer’s field celebratory breakfast and a glass of bubbly to celebrate your wedding.