Christchurch Wedding Venues That Provide Accommodation
— By Emily Ray
09 September 2020
These Christchurch wedding venues offer accommodation for an all-inclusive wedding event.
With the Garden City at your footsteps and the Banks Peninsula only a short drive away, Christchurch sure is a stunning place to get married. That's all the more reason to extend your wedding celebrations by booking a venue with on-site accommodation. If you've got friends and family who are travelling from afar for your big day, you're going to want to make the most of their being in Aotearoa. So if you're planning a wedding in Christchurch with accommodation in mind, here's a selection of the best Christchurch wedding venues that provide accommodation. It goes without saying that any one of them would make for a stellar multi-day wedding event.
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Escape the hustle-and-bustle of Christchurch City for Hotel Ashburton. This Christchurch wedding venue is located on the outskirts of charming Ashburton. Hotel Ashburton is a gloriously versatile venue and can lend its sleek event spaces to any size or style of a wedding event. Hotel Ashburton's modern touch also extends to its accommodation offerings. Hotel Ashburton boasts a team ready to tend to all your needs (with that quintessential South Island hospitality, to boot). There are 54 guest rooms available at Hotel Ashburton, with Standard, Superior, and Deluxe options on the table. A preponderance of car parks and an indoor swimming pool top off the offer.
Mt Vernon Lodge
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Mt Vernon Lodge sits high on the Banks Peninsula countryside, overlooking the azure waters of Akaroa Harbour. It takes less than an hour-and-a-half drive from the airport to reach this Christchurch wedding venue's gorgeous spot. Mt Vernon Lodge provides accommodation for a maximum of 50 people, in a range of beautifully outfitted rooms. The newly married pair can retire to the luxurious Alpine Lodge or the rustic Maison Cottage, whilst guests will have their pick of the Chalet Cabins and Lodge guest rooms. If the French-inspired charm of Akaroa has you hooked, then look no further than Mt Vernon Lodge.
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At a short and scenic twenty-five minute drive from Christchurch, Waipuna Estate's rural setting is what makes this wedding venue so special. From Waipuna, you can see out to both the Southern Alps and Christchurch City. At the same time, you'll profit from the tranquillity of Tai Tapu, the small town in which this Christchurch wedding venue is nestled. Waipuna Estate is the ideal destination for small-to-medium-sized wedding groups. With capacity for a total of 10 guests in the luxury villa, you and your very nearest and dearest can extend the wedding celebrations into the coming days. Waipuna's intimate, sumptuous accommodation is the perfect way to round off an idyllic wedding day.
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Next to Christchurch's Hagley Park and the River Avon, you'll find The George, a luxury boutique wedding venue without compare. The George's central location makes for a short dash from the airport - invaluable for any pre-wedding jet-lag casualties. Better still is the sumptuous accommodation you'll discover upon setting foot on The George's grounds. This Christchurch wedding venue that provides accommodation has a total of 53 guest rooms available. The George is optimally set up for a medium-sized wedding party. The rooms themselves are classically decorated and super spacious. All this, within easy proximity of Christchurch's premier tourist destinations. Treat your wedding guests as well as yourselves with an unforgettable stayover wedding event at The George.
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Heritage Hotel Christchurch is exactly what it promises to be: a bonafide heritage building at the very heart of Christchurch city. There's a reason this Christchurch wedding venue has won the World Luxury Hotel award for two years running! The Heritage is a truly stunning venue for celebrating your ceremony and reception. Plus, the Heritage's Italian palazzo-style building will give your wedding group a once-in-a-lifetime accommodation experience. Heritage Hotel offers suite-only accommodation, meaning that you and yours can spread out to your hearts' desire in your fully self-contained apartments. Where better to sleep off the day's and night's festivities, and to bring in your new married life in style!
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Otahuna Lodge has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, and there's no disputing that this gorgeous Christchurch wedding venue has preserved all of its heritage charms. Otahuna's rich history includes the stories of hundreds of stayover weddings. Will you be next? One look at Otahuna's sprawling estate – complete with Dutch Garden, Drawing Room, and Ballroom – should be enough to get you saying "I do" to this venue. What's more, Otahuna Lodge has accommodation covered, with seven traditional guest suites up for the booking. Think crafted fireplaces, Edwardian architecture, and wooden verandahs - truly the stuff of fin-de-siècle dreams. The just-married couple will find themselves particularly well-catered for at Otahuna Lodge. The Rhodes Suite, the Lodge's endlessly elegant original master bedroom, is waiting for you.
Peppers Clearwater Resort
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Space, space, space. This chant just about sums up Peppers Clearwater Resort, whose estate stretches over an impossible 465 acres. That estate comprises crystal-clear lakes, manicured gardens, and paved courtyards. There's no doubt about it: you'll be like a kid in a candy store when it comes to choosing a ceremony location in Peppers Clearwater Resort. The Kaikainui Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and refined design, makes for a stunning reception space. When it comes to accommodation, Peppers Clearwater Resort has more than its fair share of rooms. Guests can choose from lakeview rooms to garden view suites, quay villas to king rooms. Simply ask Peppers Clearwater Resort's wedding events team to tailor an accommodation package to suit your needs.
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Wigram Base Hotel is amongst the finest of Christchurch's wedding venues that provide accommodation. Aesthetically-speaking, what makes Wigram so unique is its art-deco design. The Ballroom and Anteroom embody this art-deco style on a grand scale. In addition, the hotel rooms themselves also reflect the historic aesthetic of the building. Keen to book in your wedding for Wigram Base Hotel now? You'll be one of the first to stay in this venue's newly renovated upscale guestrooms, to be unveiled in November 2020. There are 28 guest rooms on offer at Wigram Base Hotel. Wigram has a friendly events team who want to help you take the stress out of wedding planning, and who are sensitive to the financial costs involved. Get in touch to see how they can make your stayover wedding something out of a (cost-effective!) dream.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
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The Rydges brand is reputed the world-round for offering top-of-the-line accommodation. Rydges Latimer Christchurch is no exception, having earned its 4.5-star rating. In this hotel-cum-wedding-venue, you can expect luxury accommodation with the hospitality to match. Rydges is ideally suited to larger wedding parties, both when it comes to the day itself and any accommodation needs you may have. Host your ceremony or reception in the majestic Savoy Ballroom. When the day's events are done, retire to one of Rydges' 138 guest rooms. The newly-married duo can rent out the breathtaking penthouse on Rydges' fifth floor, with its endless view over the mountains. Talk to the team at Rydges Latimer Christchurch about their all-inclusive wedding packages today.
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You'd be hard-pressed to find another wedding accommodation provider of the same calibre as Britten Stables. Britten Stables provides boutique bed and breakfast and apartment-style accommodation for wedding groups at the heart of Christchurch. Thanks to Britten Stables' central location, this is the ideal venue for wedding groups who are eager to explore the Garden City in their downtime. Amenities include an indoor pool, expansive gardens, and a media room. You may want to consider Britten Stables for your wedding accommodation if you've already got a venue or venues locked in for the ceremony and reception. At Britten Stables, you can relax together with your nearest and dearest, reliving the newly-made memories from your big day.
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Looking for a Christchurch wedding venue that provides accommodation and is only a stone's throw from the city's must-see attractions? Horotane Lodge is calling your name. This luxurious mansion lies just seven kilometres from the Christchurch CBD. It's even closer to Gethsemane Gardens, the Christchurch Gondola, and Victoria Park. All of these sites can be enjoyed from the base of Horotane Lodge – and what an incredible base it is. The Lodge has stunning green grounds and ambient indoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. For all of your accommodation needs, Horotane Lodge gives you free rein of the mansion itself. This is villa-renting at its most indulgent. Horotane Lodge's all-inclusive wedding experience is not to be missed, so make sure you get in quick.