We are able to provide access to some amazing private properties for weddings and events in the Central Otago and South Canterbury regions.
Burdons Beach, Lake Wanaka
Located at Mount Burke Station on Maungawera Valley Road, Burdons Beach provides you with absolute privacy and isolation, your own private lakeside playground to do with what you wish! This is a magnificent flat piece of land with a specifically lawned site for marquees up to 12m x 30m. The lawn runs down to the direct waterfront access adjacent to Stephenson’s Arm on Lake Wanaka. It is absolutely ideal for a spectacular jet boat or helicopter arrival or departure; sensational, stunning sunsets. A jaw dropping ceremony site and beautiful marquee for the reception provide the ingredients for a great day however….due to its isolation, this is the perfect site for turning a one day wedding in to a three day wedding festival – we can arrange camping / glamping for some or all of your guests so you can turn your celebration in to a three day extravaganza. For the day after we can arrange water skiing / wake boarding, jet boat rides, paddle boarding and helicopter flights to give your guests an unforgettable weekend. If you would prefer something more intimate, we can arrange for a glamping area to be set up for the bride and groom turning Burdon’s Beach in a private resort from which to start married life. How about a jet boat ride up Stephenson’s Arm for that first married day breakfast at a remote beach? We can arrange any number of “extras” – Burdon’s Beach is one of the only sites in the region where this can be arranged. Unique access to the Wanaka waterfront via one of NZ’s most famous high country stations. Burdons Beach is approximately 25 minutes from Wanaka town centre.
The Olive Grove, Barn Pinch Farm, Lake Wanaka
Located just 5 minutes out of Wanaka town centre on Mount Aspiring Road, this beautiful venue overlooks Pigeon bay, Ruby Island and beyond. The Olive Grove provides an elevated ceremony location set above a large flat site for your own marquee offering possibly the best views of Lake Wanaka from any of the private venues this close to town. Perfect for post ceremony celebration drinks, guests can marvel in their surroundings on the ceremony site with glass in hand before heading down the path to the marquee set below the Olive Grove. The site provides a fabulous blank canvas for the creation of your dream wedding reception, the possibilities are endless with the capacity for accommodating numbers of almost any size. Bookings can be made for either the ceremony site or the marquee site or both, there is also the possibility of the bridal party renting a small cottage adjacent to the ceremony site for wedding day preparations.
Glendhu Station – Lakeside
Located on Mount Aspiring Road, Glendhu Station is just a ten minute drive from Wanaka. The property is nestled in Glendhu Bay surrounded by an iconic lake and mountain landscape. This is a stunning setting for your wedding, down at the lakeside, the large flat expanse of grass runs down to the water’s edge to give you the only direct beach access marquee site within 10 mins of Wanaka. Excellent access by road enables us to create the perfect marquee environment in apparent wilderness with all the creature comforts of a purpose built venue. The size of the lakeside venue gives you the opportunity to turn your nuptials in to a wedding festival as we can arrange glamping for your guests on adjacent land. Build a tented village, fill up the portable hot tub and let the party begin! The owners are currently looking in to developing part of the station in to a high class mountain bike course so if adrenaline fuelled adventure is what you are after, Glendhu Station could be just the spot!
Glendhu Station – Wilderness
Located on Mount Aspiring Road, Glendhu Station is just a ten minute drive from Wanaka. Just a few minutes drive from the lakeside, the high country provides some of the most picturesque scenery in New Zealand and a stunning setting for your wedding up on the tussocks of this famous station with unmatched 360 degree views to the lake and mountains beyond.. If a truly wilderness location is what you are after, then we have endless location options available to you. Your guest numbers and what you want for the big day will determine where we go but we can arrange anything from a traditional marquee wedding to a bohemian wedding festival. Despite being in the midst of pristine wilderness we will provide a fully serviced site with the ability to turn it in to a 2/3 day extravaganza with glamping, etc. The owners are currently looking in to developing part of the station in to a high class mountain bike course so if adrenaline fuelled adventure is what you are after, Glendhu Station could be just the spot!
Chard Farm, Queenstown
This is one of the most spectacularly situated vineyards in the country. Straddling a narrow ledge between rugged mountains and the Kawarau River Gorge, it’s reached via a narrow, unpaved road 100m above the river. Stunning location for marquee weddings and events.
Criffel Station Woolshed, Wanaka
The Woolshed interior’s 200 metre squared floor space provides a great space for your event. If you need more room or would prefer a marquee wedding with the beautiful Criffel Station landscape and Woolshed as a backdrop we can also offer suitable sites for a marquee or for the ceremony. There are numerous great locations around the station for the wedding photo shoot.
Rippon Hall, Lake Wanaka
Situated in the heart of Wanaka’s acclaimed Rippon Vineyard. Boasting what are arguably the best views of the lake and mountains from Wanaka , this is a spectacular vineyard venue for weddings and events of all sizes. The Rippon Hall provides a versatile space with both indoor and outdoor options. The Hall offers a blank canvas within which we can create your personalised event.
Superb remote lakeside venue with magnificent 360 degree views over the lake and surrounding mountains.
Centrewood Estate, South Canterbury
This is one of Canterbury’s most beautiful historic homesteads set at the foot of the Hunter hills. The 120 year old French designed homestead is staged amongst mature English and native trees, roses and rhododendrons. Centrewood Estate is the perfect location for weddings where you can get married in the garden then have your reception in a beautiful silk lined marquee.
Note: For all of these venues we are able to assist with a comprehensive wedding planning service if required.