Christchurch and Canterbury Wedding Venues

If you are looking at Christchurch and Canterbury wedding venues for your big day, you are in for a treat. Classic, luxury, rustic, historic… choose your style! The Christchurch region can boast of so many different and unique spaces that you can book for your dream wedding.

Here are a few of our favourites venues.

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Tipapa Estate – The Woolshed at Tipapa

If you are after a rustic wedding venue around Christchurch, the Woolshed at Tipapa is the venue you need! Tipapa Estate was originally part of a 10,000-acre sheep station, with The Woolshed being constructed from native timbers in 1890. The current and magnificent Tipapa homestead was completed in 1928 and is just over an hours’ drive from Christchurch. The Woolshed at Tipapa has been meticulously restored to its former and character-filled glory and is surrounded by extensive gardens, offering a stunning, unique and rustic venue for memorable weddings, events and experiences.

The Woolshed – 150 guests
The Homestead Dining Room – 40 guests
Marquee on the Homestead Lawn – enquire

Tipapa Estate is one of our wedding venue partners that can be booked as part of our ‘All for Love’ Bespoke Wedding Packages.


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Horotane Lodge

Horotane Lodge is an impressive architecturally designed luxury home, hidden away in sunny Horotane Valley at the foot of Christchurch’s Port Hills.Providing a private yet spectacular environment, with picturesque landscaped gardens, Horotane Lodge creates a breath-taking wedding setting. The venue is also suitable for marquees, outdoor ceremonies, large summer garden parties or functions in the orchard.

Up to 150 guests

Click here for more information about Horotane Lodge.

Horotane Lodge is one of our wedding venue partners that can be booked as part of our ‘All for Love’ Bespoke Wedding Packages.


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Taka Retreat

Taka Retreat is an architectural gem offering views of Akaroa Harbour and rural landscapes that will leave you spellbound. Situated just 8 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Akaroa and just over an hour from Christchurch, Taka Retreat is available for intimate events and wedding ceremonies, and celebrations for up to 75 guests.

Up to 75 guests



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Melton Estate

The architecturally designed venue Melton Estate has been created specifically for weddings and is located just 15 minutes drive west of Christchurch Airport. The Pavilion offers an all-weather outdoor wedding chapel and entertaining space, complete with lighting and heating.  The Banquet Room sits above the mature Pinot Noir vines and is the perfect venue for wedding receptions Guests will enjoy award winning wines within sheltered gardens and expansive lawns.  The hardwood deck provides an outlook over the lush vines, and inside the venue offers air conditioning and three connecting event rooms. 

The Pavilion – 180 guests, The Banquet Room – 150 guests

Visit the Melton Estate Website


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Tuscany Downs Estate

Tuscany Downs Estate is a true luxury lifestyle experience upon 5 acres of farmland near Darfield in Canterbury.  30 minutes from the central city and 25 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, Tuscany Downs Estate offers large garden areas for outdoor weddings and space for marquee style receptions.

80 – 150 guests (marquee site dependent)

Visit the Tuscany Downs Estate Website


Christchurch and Canterbury Wedding Venues

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Mona Vale

Mona Vale Homestead is one of the few old grand homes of Christchurch (circa 1890) to still have its elegant grounds still intact – in this case 5 hectares of English-style gardens, with landscaped lawns on the banks of the tranquil Avon River. Located just 5 minutes from the city centre with ample car parking available, this is an ideal venue for your wedding.

Choose from the historic Riverview Lounge in the Mona Vale Homestead or picturesque Iris Lawn to host your dream wedding.

Riverview Lounge (1st Floor)
Seated dinner: up to 110 guests
Cocktail: up to 150 guests

Iris Lawn Marquee
Seated dinner: up to 400 guests
Cocktail: up to 600 guests

Visit the Mona Vale website


Christchurch and Canterbury Wedding Venues

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The Great Hall

The newly-restored Great Hall at the Arts Centre is a magnificent venue for your wedding. Offering a unique heritage setting with proven acoustics and wonderful surroundings. This is the perfect location for a grand affair!

Seated dinner: up to 130 guests
Cocktail: up to 250 guests

Visit the Great Hall website


Contact us for a complimentary, obligation free consultation to discuss your wedding plans further.

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