Nelson Wedding Venues

Over the years Nelson Wedding Photography have built up an established relationship with wedding venues in Nelson. Daron and Christine Graham offer their experience and knowledge, not only with photographing weddings, but also with assisting couples while planning out their wedding day.

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is one of Nelson’s most popular wedding venues. The Monaco Resort provides everything for the perfect wedding, with ceremonies on the beautifully manicured Village Green or as a wet weather option, inside the Village Hall.

For the bridal party and guests, luxury accommodation includes spacious studio apartments, the cosy cottages and a romantic honeymoon suite for the newlyweds. Wedding receptions are held in the large marquee with delightful meals being prepared from the award winning, The Monaco Kitchen.

For more information – www.monacoresort.co.nz

 The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort

The Mudcastle Nelson

The Mudcastle is a unique enchanting wedding venue that is situated in the hills above Upper Moutere between Nelson and Motueka. Extravagantly themed for weddings, The Mudcastle provides boutique accommodation suitable for a prince and princess along with their bridal party.

Surrounded by gardens and trees, outdoor wedding ceremonies are held around the pool and rockery area with indoor ceremony options available. Wedding receptions are fully catered with meals and full bar service.

For more information – www.themudcastle.co.nz

 The Mudcastle, Nelson

Petite Fleur at Seifried Estates

Petite Fleur is located at Seifried Estates about twenty kilometers from Nelson. With picturesque views over the vineyard to the mountains beyond, couples can choose to get married in the front of the vineyard or in a private courtyard.

Petite Fleur at Seifried Estates also provide indoor wedding ceremony facilities. Petite Fleur Catering is owned and operated by Horst Wellmeyer and Justine Robertson, they fully cater for the weddings at Seifreid Estates as well as other wedding and event venues around the Nelson and Tasman region.

For more information – www.petitefleur.co.nz

 Petite Fleur at Seifried Estates

Melrose House Gardens & Café

Polished Rimu floors, high ceilings, chandeliers, fireplaces and antique décor, Melrose House is one of Nelson’s most historic boutique wedding venues. With the choice of holding the wedding ceremony in the recently refurbished ballroom or on the front lawn surrounded by gardens, Melrose House offers a special elegance to couples getting married in the Nelson City area.

For the wedding reception, Melrose House Café is fully licensed and caters for personalised menus to suit individual tastes, style and budgets. Melrose House is available to view by appointment.

For more information view – www.melrosehouse.co.nz

 Melrose House Gardens & Café

Thackwood Cottage Boutique Garden & Accommodation

Thackwood Cottage Boutique Garden has been awarded 5 stars – Gardens of National Significance. Thackwood Cottage owners Karen and Murray Gill are truly passionate about hosting weddings. Over the years they have developed a dream wedding venue displaying beautiful rose gardens, hidden pathways, camellias, rhododendrons, boxed hedges and a picturesque pond.

Situated along Wakapuaka Road, ten minutes north of Nelson, Thackwood Cottage Boutique Garden offers true elegance.

For more information – www.thackwoodcottage.co.nz

 Thackwood Cottage Boutique Garden & Accommodation

The Boathouse Nelson

Sited on the water front along Wakefield Quay in Nelson, The Boathouse was built over one hundred years ago and is one of Nelson’s heritage buildings. Originally erected by the Nelson Rowing Club, the Boathouse is now a popular wedding venue.

Overlooking the water, The Boat House provides a wooden deck for outside wedding ceremonies with stunning views across Tasman Bay. The boathouse is a very popular destination for wedding receptions. Provided is a large modern commercial kitchen for Nelson wedding caterers along with a fully staffed bar.

For more information – www.theboathousenelson.co.nz

 The Boathouse Nelson

Woollaston Estates

Only a 35 minute drive from Nelson, Woollaston Estates is  located on Old Coach Road in Upper Moutere. This very unique wedding and event venue has been built right into the hillside and has it’s very own “living roof” of tussock.

For outdoor wedding ceremonies, many couples choose to get married on the front lawn affording spectacular views over the vineyard. The spacious wedding reception area is located on the ground floor next to the wine cellar. Woollaston Estates caters for large weddings and options can be discussed with their professional wedding coordinator.

For more information view – www.woollaston.co.nz

 Woollaston Estates

Fairfield House

Fairfield House is another one of Nelson’s historic homes and is located only a two minute drive from Nelson City. This beautiful unique heritage building is available all year around for weddings and events. Fairfield House is beautifully positioned on a rising hill surrounded by seven acres of woodlands and gardens.

At Fairfield House the wedding ceremony can be held on the paved courtyard or on the meadow area above the house. For the wedding reception, Fairfield House offers an old-fashioned ballroom containing two working fireplaces, polished wooden floors and high Victorian style ceilings and holds up to eighty guests.

For more information – www.fairfieldnelson.org.nz

 Fairfield House

The Playhouse café & Theatre Restaurant

The Playhouse café & Theatre Restaurant is located about half way between Nelson and Motueka on Westdale Road along the old Coastal Highway. For years the Playhouse has entertained guests with live shows and bands in their uniquely designed theatre restaurant.

The Playhouse is also a very popular venue for intimate weddings. Many couples choose to get married under a weeping willow next to a dreamy pond. For the wedding reception, up to 100 gusts can be seated inside the uniquely designed restaurant. Spring specials are offered between September & October 2013.

For more information – www.playhousecafe.co.nz

 The Playhouse café & Theatre Restaurant

The Nelson Yacht Club

Overlooking the Nelson Harbour, the Aurora Lounge in the Nelson Yacht Club offers indoor ceremony and a spacious seated area for the wedding guests along with a large dance floor.

For wedding receptions The Nelson Yacht club is fully equipped with a commercial kitchen and full bar facilities. Options are available for independent out catering or having meals provided from Relish Restaurant right next door. Located on Wakefield Quay only a few minutes drive from the City, The Nelson Yacht Club offers stunning views to the Lighthouse along the Nelson Boulder Bank and Haulashore Island.

For more information – www.nelsonyachtclub.co.nz

 The Nelson Yacht Club

Founders Heritage Park

Founders Heritage Park is one of the region’s premier community facilities and is very popular as a Nelson wedding venue. For couples that would like to get married in either Old St Peter’s Church, on the lawn beside the lake or in the Granary Founders Heritage Park offers it all.

Founders Park offers many options for wedding photography as well as a great place for the guests to relax and look around. The Granary is the main reception room and seats between 100-150 guests, The Granary also has a beautiful antique bar, large dance area and plenty of room for musicians to set up and play.

For more information – www.founderspark.co.nz

 Founders Heritage Park

Warwick House Boutique Hotel

Warwick House Boutique Hotel is gracefully situated only five minute walk from Nelson City. Warwick House is one of the finest examples of early Victorian Gothic architecture in New Zealand.

For the wedding ceremony, Warwick House offers a stunning grand ballroom along with providing romantic accommodation for the newlyweds in the Bay View and Tower suites. As an option, Warwick House is an ideal place for the bridal party to stay and to get ready for the wedding the following day. Vintage cars, old couches and even horse drawn carriages are also available.

For more information – www.warwickhouse.co.nz

 warwick-house

Gardens of the World

Only five minute drive from Richmond and twenty five minutes from Nelson, Gardens of the World is a touch of paradise. Spread over 2.4 hectares, trees, flowers and shrubs from all around the world are geographically planted and are encompassed by a tranquil lake, pathways and stone features.

Gardens of The World wedding venue provides wedding photographers with a stunning natural vista to photograph the wedding ceremony and bridal party. Options to have Wedding location photos only can also be arranged for a small fee.

For more information – www.gardensoftheworld.co.nz

 Gardens of the World

Awaroa Lodge – Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beach locations and is a popular destination for intimate weddings. Set amongst beautiful native bush, Awaroa Lodge is a four star wilderness lodge providing up to 26 Villa rooms for the bridal party and wedding guests.

At Awaroa, most couples get married on the golden sand and then relax with friends and family in the Harakeke reception area. Having the bride arrive in a luxury helicopter (from Tasman Helicopters) and landing on Awaroa beach in front of her guests offers a truly unique wedding experience.

For more information – www.awaroalodge.co.nz

 Awaroa Lodge - Abel Tasman National Park

Ratanui Lodge

Ratanui Lodge, Pohara Beach, Golden Bay. Ratanui Lodge caters for weddings and events for up to 100 guests. Golden Bay’s stunning beaches offer a perfect backdrop for ceremonies and photography, or choose the Ratanui grounds and gardens as the ideal setting to say “I do”. Fully-licensed and providing catering with a focus on fresh, seasonal, and local food, Ratanui’s Dining Room is an elegant option for your reception. Accommodation includes an oversize luxury room overlooking the small salt-water swimming pool, perfect for the honeymoon couple, as well as 9 deluxe rooms all with ensuite. Continental breakfast and free wifi are always included.

For more information – www.ratanuilodge.com

 Ratanui Lodge, Pohara Beach, Golden Bay

Zatori

Poised on a hill overlooking Collingwood, with sweeping views that make you want to press life’s “pause” button, Zatori is Golden Bay’s newest retreat, resort and wedding venue.

A six month refurbishment in 2014 has turned the 17 bedroom complex into luxurious lodge offering a multitude of accommodation options. The graceful building can sleep up to 40 guests. We are fully liquor licenced, offer full catering all on a private hilltop overlooking the stunning tranquil Collingwood.

For more information – www.zatori.co.nz

 Golden Bay wedding venue Zatori

Got It Covered Nelson

Got It Covered offer quality linen, chair covers, gorgeous chairs, decorative hire items and marquees for weddings and conferences throughout the Nelson region. Their formally trained wedding planner can assist couples from finding the right location and venue to suit their needs, to managing the entire event.

Award winning, “Got It Covered”, can transform any wedding reception venue into something special and unique, or simply provide excellent advice.

For more information – www.gotitcovered.co.nz

 Got It Covered Nelson

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