Top Wedding Locations in Christchurch

Looking for a Wedding venue in Christchurch? Get inspired by our favourite wedding location tips!

Why hold your wedding ceremony in Christchurch?

Christchurch is a beautiful town, with many wonderful places and tourist attractions, so we’re not surprised you want to hold your wedding ceremony there. The town offers many dreamy wedding venues, from rustic vineyards to fancy hotels. And because Christchurch is a pretty big city you can arrange everything, from venue to hotels and other accommodation for your guests. Basically: Christchurch makes a great city for everything wedding oriented, from beautiful wedding ceremony locations to engagement parties or if you’re organising a Hen’s or Buck party.  Want to get inspired for the venue of your big day? Then take a pick from our list of favourite wedding venues in Christchurch.

Wedding locations for wine lovers

Trent’s Estate Vineyard

Looking for a romantic venue amidst grapevines, paddocks and mature trees and on the brink of Christchurch? Then this vineyard with a Mediterranean-style historic building is definitely worth considering! Not only is the location stunningly beautiful, but the venue also caters to a good variety of different venue choices on a rent basis. The dining space with wooden floor and connected covered conservatory form one space that can seat 130 guests.

Omarino Wine Park

Picturesque and rural, the gorgeous Omarino Wine Park is certainly a stunner! The venue is located in Harwood and is just minutes away from Christchurch town. Omarino Park is the largest distillery wedding venue in Christchurch, having the capacity for up to two hundred guests, plus a band!

Omarino Wine Park is the ideal wedding venue in Christchurch if you want a wedding venue you won’t ever forget. The team on location will work with you to make sure you have your dream wedding. The team is also very open to your suggestions, so if you have your own ideas, they’ll help you in making the right setting for your day.

Rossendale Vineyard

Rossendale is a working vineyard that also works as a wedding venue location. The location can accommodate up to 150 seated guests, or 200 for a cocktail party. Rossendale can also provide a unique wine list since they are passionate wine-makers. Furthermore, their friendly team are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you have the wedding you always wanted. No matter if it’s making extra arrangements for guests, providing unique wines, or offering their own in-house catering from their award-winning chef.

The most beautiful outdoor wedding locations


Pemberton is set just outside of the city and is one of the most gorgeous areas to host any event. In this case: your dream wedding! Pemberton is a real standout if you’re looking for an all-inclusive wedding venue. The location is specifically designed for events and if needed to organise an event everything has been thought of and is ready on location.

For weddings there are a variety of on-the-scene ceremony choices together with weather plans, the grounds will also accommodate further marquees, long tables or picnics. Just twenty minutes south of the city, Pemberton encompasses all amenities that are needed for a luxurious wedding.

Mt Vernon Lodge

Ideal if you’re looking for a peaceful wedding location without too much fuss, but still stunningly beautiful. The lodge is amidst trees and provides beautiful Akaroa harbour views, resulting in a stunning spot for up to 150 guests. Furthermore, the venue also offers its own catering, spaces on their lawns or conference room, and has options to also stay at the lodge for several days.

Riccarton Park

Parks settings as a wedding venue are really dreamy, especially in parks like Riccarton Park. And being just 8 minutes away from the airport, this venue offers almost endless flexibility for you and your guests. You’ve got access to a spectrum of choices from contemporary and modern or restored Edwardian charm. With refreshing settings around the venues, you are set to settle into your day here with ease.

Luxurious wedding locations

Wigram Base Hote

This hotel has so many options that it might be difficult to choose between them! From the gorgeous dance palace (complete with elegant ambience) to the beautiful garden with chapel. The place also offers catering services and an onsite wedding organiser that can help you plan out your dream day to the smallest details. This venue is for the couple that loves options and flexibility but doesn’t want to settle on quality.

Britten Stables

Britten Stables provides unique luxury accommodation, especially for those who want to have a small and personal wedding venue. Its location in the central part of Christchurch makes it convenient for any other venues in the area you may be coming from or going to. Britten Stables’ mix of B&B and apartment accommodation, is coupled with a selection of great spaces and a helpful team at your service. You can even opt to hire out the entire property if you’re planning on having a bigger wedding.

Garden Hotel & Restaurant

Garden Hotel & Restaurant is one of the most sought after Christchurch wedding venues. The venue isn’t only used for weddings, but also for other kinds of events, accommodation and dining spaces. Complete with a dedicated team that’s helped many couples organise their wedding, they offer many options to tailor your wedding to your wishes and will do everything to make sure your wedding is a success! For both bigger and smaller and intimate weddings, the Garden Hotel & Restaurant is a great pick.

Wedding locations with an old-school feel

Ohinetahi House & Garden

Ohinetahi House & Garden is a garden and 19th-century homestead, with several notable architects and artists contributing to the site. The venue also has home a hectare of gardens, two galleries, sculptures and woodland trails. The grounds are truly magnificent, offering a stunning ambience for your wedding. Their gardens date back to 1865 and are just 20 minutes over the Port Hills from Christchurch. A very complete venue that also makes for amazing wedding pictures.

Local at Riccarton House

Local at Riccarton House is a historic homestead that was built in the mid-1800s. They host weddings of all sorts all the time —indoors or outdoors, big or small, they’ve done it all! Because of its lovely building and several parks surrounding the House, it’s one of the best wedding venues in Christchurch. It’s also a very flexible venue. You can opt for a smaller wedding with up to 64 guests, or if you want to go bigger, you can choose the Marquee Lawn which can accommodate up to 200 guests. And if you’re getting married in the winter you can also choose to have your wedding inside the house, where there are cosy fireplaces complete with candlelit rooms. Riccarton House also offers a seasonal menu with seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit.

Old Stone House

The Old Stone House is an iconic city landmark set at the foot of Cashmere Hills. The House reopened in 2018 after being strengthened for earthquakes and getting some major renovations, so it is stronger than ever. This historic venue can add magnificence to your wedding or operate with an atmosphere barely of sophistication. With total freedom to pick your supplier and food provider, you have complete freedom over how you want to organise your wedding. Built in 1870, the old Stone home is a piece of history that provides an intimate setting for weddings of up to 80-100 guests. The gardens are a great venue for an outside bridal ceremony once it’s spring or summer.

Looking for activities in and around Christchurch?

Perhaps your wedding guests are staying for a few days, or you want to explore Christchurch together after the ceremony. Are you looking for some cool things to do, that also will get you or your guests in touch with some New Zealand culture? Then read our guide on school trip ideas in Christchurch.

Need transport to your wedding venue?

Organising a wedding is a tough job, there’s an endless to-do list that just seems to keep growing. Why make it even tougher on yourself and your guests by having to arrange transport to get to the venue? It can be a lot easier: rent the transport to your dream venue with us! Our variety of buses can transport you to any party in New Zealand, even if you’re south of Invercargill or north of Whangarei. And if you need a little guidance on how to get guests from the airport to the venue, we’ve got you covered too.

When a destination is further than walking distance, figuring how to get there can be a pain. Why not make it easier and rent a bus to your desired team activity? Our wide variety of buses will transport you to any part of New Zealand, even if you’re south of Invercargill or north of Whangarei. If you are flying into Christchurch and need transport check out our page on getting from the airport to your venue.