The Top Christchurch Luxury Wedding Venues
— By Shanna McGeorge
09 September 2020
The stunning and ever-changing city of Christchurch offers abundant choices in the way of wedding venues, several of which are brimming with the luxury you might be after.
With the venue playing a significant role in the overall style and flow of your service, choosing the right one for you is an important step. You need a place that not only looks amazing but comes with impeccable service and staff who will go the extra mile in making your dream Christchurch wedding come true. With this in mind, we've put together our selection of the top 19 Christchurch luxury wedding venues. Whether it's an extravagant mansion, acres of stunning gardens or gentle rolling farmland, these venues offer the best in location, service and accommodation. Continue reading to discover the best luxury wedding venue for you to tie the knot in style.
Trent's Estate Vineyard
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Trent’s Estate Vineyard is a dreamy Christchurch wedding venue with amazing convenience. The large property with its fresh greenery and lovingly restored brick building is located 15k from the city. There will be no need to worry about transport logistics since you can enjoy a ceremony under the sweeping Sycamore trees, take beautiful photographs in the vast 50-acre countryside while your guests enjoy drinks and canapes on the lawn, and finish off with a fabulous reception on site.
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One of the several spaces in The Tannery, this luxury wedding venue combines the magic of the antique with stylish modern appeal. The luxurious extravagance of the décor and high-ceilinged roof create an attractive space to host a Christchurch wedding. The full on-site catering, including craft beers and wines to match, can be tailor-made to suit you. The location is an easy 5km from the CBD.
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Harpers is a luxury wedding venue that brings in a classic country setting with a warm, intimate feel. The luxurious homestead sits on a 3-acre property surrounded by expansive lawns, pretty flower gardens and seasonal trees to show off the year-round colours of nature. Enjoy the deluxe accommodation and prepared breakfast as part of the hire, as well as full use of the stunning grounds for photographs.
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Ancient oak avenues, lush ponds and magical forests make up the 50-acre grounds of Bangor Farm. The full farm displays a multitude of visual features for enchanting photograph opportunities. Choose from different venue options to suit you, and either work with their recommended caterers or organise your own. A luxury Christchurch wedding venue that will see to your every need with staff available to help with planning if desired.
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Cossars is a wedding venue to suit just about any season. Relish the spring bloom of lavender and luscious greenery, or enjoy the warm rustic colours of autumn on the rural site. With a vineyard, rose garden, lawns and courtyard you can choose from several beautiful backdrops in which to say your vows. The impressive dining hall can hold up to 110 guests, and the luxury wedding venue also has plenty of recommended caterers to utilise.
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A soft, romantic garden with a private residence creates a pleasant ambience at this luxury wedding venue. The George Hotel also has 53 guest rooms to easily gather faraway family and friends in for your special day. There is a range of award-winning catering in different styles to match the feel of your wedding perfectly. The events team will fully customise a wedding package to meet any size and budget requirements you may have.
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When it comes to top-tier boutique wedding accommodation, Britten Stables is an easy choice. Able to provide for couples or large groups, the luxury suites and impeccable service will have you relaxed and pampered in no time. The gorgeous Stables are also available to hire for wedding photographs either separately or as a package with the rooms — an excellent choice for any Christchurch wedding.
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Amuri Estate will provide a breath-taking backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photographs. Revel in the magnificent mountain ranges, meandering Waiau River and endless green fields. The rustic charm of the barn building is ideal for a lovely reception afterwards. The team at this Christchurch wedding venue is committed to making any adjustments needed and planning every element to perfection.
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The carefully renovated barn at Lacebark is an artistic blend of modern luxury and classic country beauty. Surrounded by rose gardens, mountain views and a quaint gazebo, the Christchurch wedding venue provides a variety of gorgeous photographic locations. The peaceful estate includes bridal suites, kitchen facilities and a dance floor, so everything you need is at your fingertips.
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A magnificent historic homestead resting on a vast expanse of gardens, woodlands and sculpture. Capture an unforgettable experience on your wedding day among the 1.25 hectares of tranquil nature. This luxury wedding venue will help with recommended suppliers to organise catering, music and more, making for a relaxed occasion. Enjoy the soothing atmosphere and create meaningful memories at this stunning Christchurch wedding venue.
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Located only 15 minutes from the city, Horotane Lodge is nestled amidst iconic New Zealand countryside. The enormous and opulent mansion has everything you need within its impressive architecture. The wedding venue includes hire of the gorgeous bedrooms, living areas, kitchen and outdoor spaces, as well as the crowning glory of the pristine pool house with spa and sauna. The underground wine cellar for dining parties adds a unique touch to this luxury wedding venue.
Mt Cook Retreat
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Mt Cook Retreat has views to take your breath away at every turn, from snow-peaked mountains to glassy lakes. With a massive range for weddings big and small, this Christchurch wedding venue offers 'Weddings in Paradise' to cater to your every desire. Your photographs will be out-of-this-world beautiful in locations like the sparkling white Glacier. Browse the wedding packages to start planning an extraordinary occasion that will create memories for years to come.
Dancing on Moonlight by Touch of Spice
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Dancing on Moonlight is just what you would expect from such a magical name to set the tone. This sanctuary of nature has a private golf course, a lovely orchard and a luxury lodge as part of a working stud farm. This Christchurch wedding venue comes with indulgent accommodation, a private garden hot tub and the opportunity to interact with the horses and have a round of golf to unwind. Ideal for animal and nature lovers to throw a special private ceremony.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
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If you're in need of that extra helping hand, Rydges can provide an experienced wedding coordinator to keep things from becoming overwhelming. The luxury wedding venue can host ceremonies, receptions and provide accommodation. The naturally lit and spacious Savoy Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the iconic Latimer Square. With their extensive local knowledge, the team will set you up with any services you need to ensure the day runs without a hitch.
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The picturesque Waipuna Estate has plenty of options for venue hire or full wedding packages with accommodation. The Christchurch wedding venue offers add-on experiences such as helicopter rides to take things to the next level. Choose from either the covered terrace with garden surroundings or the lawn and orchard area with incredible views of the Southern Alps. The choice of five high-quality caterers will make it easy to provide the perfect feast for your guests.
Ilex Events and Weddings
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Ilex offers a diverse range of wedding venues to work with different sizes and wedding styles. You can even plan a gourmet wedding picnic for some unique flair. Hold your ceremony in a botanical garden paradise or opt for the stately Cunningham house with its tropical shrubbery and sophisticated design. The energetic team of wedding planners will be happy to chat about the different options available for catering, themes and other external Christchurch wedding venues.
Chateau on the Park
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The name already exudes chic elegance, and Chateau on the Park will live up to the title. The grand double-story house resides on 2 hectares of delightful gardens for a picture-perfect setting. The luxury wedding venue offers a Baronial banquet room or the impressive Great Hall to host a larger function. If desired, you can hold a ceremony and reception all within the venue, with the team ready to help design a personal and special celebration.
Mona Vale Homestead
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Part of the more extensive Mona Vale gardens and historical buildings, the Mona Vale Homestead is rich with history and built in a beautiful Old English style. With its dark wood interior, multiple fireplaces and an intriguing mix of nature-inspired and handcrafted décor, this luxury wedding venue gives off an old-world charm and cosiness. Famous as a Christchurch wedding venue, the homestead is a lovely choice to host an intimate service.
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Otahuna Lodge rests on an expanse of 30 acres, with surrounding gardens, ancient oak trees and the Great Lawn. The magnificently ornate Lodge contains the Ballroom and verandah, the Drawing Room and the Entry Hall. This luxury Christchurch wedding venue is suffused with a vibrant ambience and is intricately decorated. Alternatively, the formal gardens or lakeside lawn are equally charming outdoor landscapes to say your vows. The lodge provides a team to assist with tailoring the perfect wedding, experienced and detail-oriented as they are.