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Sign of the Bellbird – Bays View Wedding

Traditional wedding with panoramic views

The Sign of the Bellbird is a lovely wedding location in a scenic and remote venue not too far from Christchurch City. Perfect for intimate elopement weddings, this remarkable venue, unlike a lot of other wedding venues outdoors, has the added bonus of the old ruin tearoom remains for shelter if required.

Located high up on the Port Hills of Christchurch overlooking Christchurch and the Southern Alps on one side, it is just a quick 5 minute walk to the other side giving you views down on the panorama views of Lyttelton and the harbor, as well as the bays and ocean.

Bridal couple at Sign of the Bellbird

Wedding Package

Basic Package NZ$3700

  • Professional Wedding Planner
  • Coordinator on hand to help you on your wedding day
  • Celebrant
  • Ceremony
  • Permit for ceremony at Sign of the Bellbirds
  • Two Witnesses (required for legal weddings)
  • All your legal wedding paperwork, which will be recognized in your country as a legal wedding – (Marriage Certificate and Apostille + postage). Should you live in a country that requires Authentication then there is an extra NZ$50 fee
  • Assistance with lodging your Marriage License directly online with New Zealand’s Internal Affairs Office. You will be required to pay directly online a one off fee of NZ$150. Your licence will be emailed to you in approximately 3 working days
  • Complimentary glass of NZ bubbly to celebrate your wedding
  • Up to 3 hours photography
  • Private Transport from your Christchurch City accommodation to your wedding location
  • Private Transport after your ceremony for your photo shoot
  • Private Transport after your photo shoot to your Christchurch City accommodation

Addition Options

  • Translation of your Marriage Certificate to your country’s written language if not English NZ$90
  • Bouquet and boutonniere starting from NZ$200
  • Hair and Makeup styling, starting from NZ$250
  • Bridal Cars starting from NZ$550
  • Videographer starting from NZ$1000
  • Wedding Cake starting from NZ$100

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    It was just over a year ago that we got married in Christchurch, NZ. Thanks to Donna our wedding was exactly as we had imagined. Donna organized everything and we didn’t have to worry about a thing leading up to and on the day itself, we couldn’t of asked for anything better. Regards, Shari and Dan (Australia)

    Sign of the Bellbird Wedding Christchurch