Scenic Wedding Spots in New Zealand

New Zealand is home to stunning natural beauty that’s hard to rival anywhere else in the world, from dramatic fjords and forests, all the way through to dramatic coastlines – making it an idyllic destination wedding location.

Hedges Estate offers breathtaking countryside views for your ceremony and reception, including both outdoor locations as well as protected sheltered locations that can be utilized in case of bad weather.

Bay Of Many Coves

Marlborough Sounds’ pristine natural environment offers this 5-star luxury resort an idyllic escape, accessible only by boat and helicopter. Thoughtfully designed with private bays, sea-draped coastline and winding creeks – watch dolphins and fur seals from your private balcony while kayaking, hiking or sailing expeditions take place!

New Zealand wedding venues like this one provide couples who seek an easygoing yet memorable celebration an opportunity to get married in an iconic location with breathtaking views. You have your choice between day ceremonies on private beaches with warm sand between their toes or evening receptions under romantic lighting in classic lodges – one for daytime ceremonies with sun-kissed toes or nighttime receptions under captivating lighting!

With wedding packages to suit every budget, this venue makes an excellent wedding destination. Choose between romantic garden ceremonies, traditional bridal lawn weddings with lake and mountain scenery or even remote mountain ceremonies accessible only via helicopter.

Harpers Homestead

Harpers Homestead provides an inviting wedding venue near Christchurch that features a warm and intimate ambience, perfect for hosting your family and friends on your big day. This breathtaking property combines farm and garden elements, outdoor ceremonies, function centres, as well as multiple photo opps perfect for memories to last a lifetime.

On a picturesque farm near Martinborough’s boutique village is this family-owned property perfect for high country weddings. Offering a spacious gazebo for ceremonies as well as access to an olive grove for photo opps – depending on weather conditions this location can produce amazing photos!

With multiple spaces on offer, this venue provides one of the most diverse and flexible New Zealand wedding venues. The Old Church boasts high ceilings and Gothic windows to create a traditional setting for ceremonies while its Conservatory and Courtyard Garden connect to it for added flexibility.

Hedges Estate

Hedges Estate offers stunning wedding packages year-round at their stunning gardens and grounds, which can be transformed to fit any theme for your ceremony under their stunning rose and ivy archway or in their spacious gazebo.

Hedges Estate offers various options for hosting your big day, such as its lawn for ceremonies and a marquee that can hold up to 500 guests. Plus, their beautiful garden boasts trees, flowers and bushes which create the ideal scenery as you say your vows!

Pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres can be enjoyed on the patio before sitting down to dinner on the Hedges Estate patio, while using their helipad they can use to be whisked off to mountain peaks for romantic photos. Their customer service has an outstanding reputation; they will do everything possible to make your special day unforgettable.


Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant on Waiheke Island is an idyllic venue with stunning vineyard views. Offering various options – including ceremonies under an intimate pergola, bistro receptions or beautiful grounds for mingling or sunset photos – Mudbrick provides everything you need for the perfect celebration or event.

Location-wise, this winery stands out as being quite distinct compared to most others in New Zealand; it exudes European charm that seems popular throughout the nation. Additionally, they grow their own produce on site which adds another element to its atmosphere and charm.

People often visit Mudbrick for its stunning views, wine tasting and food. Book a degustation with wine pairings or just stop in for a glass of rose and admire the views over Auckland city. With their large gravel carpark directly adjacent to their ceremony location and easy ferry transport from downtown Auckland allowing guests to simply hop right off their ferry ride and walk right over. Mudbrick makes an excellent option especially during winter wedding ceremonies when lighting can be tricky.

Castaways Resort

Castaways Resort in Waiuku sits majestically atop stunning Karioitahi beach and provides spectacular views of New Zealand’s unspoiled and rugged west coast, making it the ideal location to host an amazing wedding ceremony or reception. Offering scenic venues for ceremonies as well as delicious catering and excellent resort facilities such as accommodation and Bersantai day spa services, Castaways is ideal for hosting memorable celebrations!

Zoe and Luke decided on holding their ceremony on a breathtaking cliff top spot overlooking the ocean, sharing heartfelt vows that brought tears to almost everyone present! For their intimate affair, they invited family and close friends from near and far, sending paper cranes as gifts symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and longevity from those unable to attend.

At Castaways, Castaway vacationers can experience romantic honeymoon beach stays or romantic heli and destination wedding packages with year-round heli and destination wedding packages that include celebrant, photographer, two witnesses and champagne. In addition, Castaways offers ocean front studio and chalet accommodations featuring sea views with super king beds, kitchenettes and private ensuites – ideal for romantic beach or destination wedding celebrations!

Black Barn

The Black Barn location in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay offers visitors an experience like no other; with a Cellar Door open seven days, a restaurant serving lunch, luxury accommodation and retreats, an amphitheatre for concerts during summer concerts, an amphitheater to host them and Kitchen Store featuring seasonal products as well as their famous Growers Market. There are numerous beautiful spots to walk, paths to explore and breathtaking views that span from every angle!

Sophistication and the rustic charm of New Zealand collide beautifully in Black Barn Winery’s various spaces – The Bistro, Underground Cellar and offsite venues along the river or against Te Mata Peak’s dramatic eastern slopes – making each venue perfectly tailored to suit your vision and event requirements. Each space can transform depending on what works for your vision!