Beautiful bride Susan with her bridesmaids at the Omanu Beach, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand – Photo Courtesy: Ronnie Macdonald
New Zealand is a great place to plan a destination wedding. Not only are there hundreds of great activities for your guests to do before and after your wedding, but there are also many different types of fun, exciting, beautiful, traditional and unique locations to hold both your wedding ceremony and your reception. The top New Zealand wedding venues include churches, water locations and gardens.
Whether you are looking for a Gothic chapel or a traditional English cathedral, New Zealand has something for you. You are going to find the best selection of churches in Christchurch, New Zealand. Here you can select from dozens of church options.
Your first church option is the Ark Angel Chapel. This chapel is designed to look just like Noah’s Ark. This is a great option for unique weddings.
Your second church option is the Stone Church. Located in Cashmere Hills in Christchurch, Stone Church is a great option for people who are interested in performing their service in front of a beautiful stained glass alter.
Your third church option is St. John of God. This is the perfect venue for a traditional English wedding ceremony. Here you can make a grand entrance as you walk down the 20 meter isle.
New Zealand has a number of great water site venues that you can choose from. Your first option is to get married on the water.
- You can easily rent a private yacht or book a service aboard a luxury cruise liner.
- Your second option is to plan a beach wedding ceremony. Select from oceanfront, lake front or river front beaches.
- Your final option is to book a venue at a wilderness lodge that is near a body of water like the Furneaux Lodge near Marlborough Sounds.
Your third venue option is to book a location at one of the many beautiful gardens located in New Zealand.
Your first option is to book your wedding at the Arbour Lee Gardens. This location has several water features and acres of gardens.
Your second option is to book your wedding venue at the Arts Centre. This Gothic Revival building is a great backdrop to your New Zealand wedding.
Your final option is to book a wedding venue at one of the local vineyards.
Wherever you decide to have your wedding, either hire a local photographer who appreciates the beauty of this glorious country or ask a friend who is great with a camera to take photos. You will want to capture your special day in its entirety.
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