BEST WEDDING VENUES IN QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
by Destination Wedding Photographer Kate Drennan
Planning a destination wedding to the stunning South Island of New Zealand? A Mountaintop elopement?
Here is a list of some of my favourite and what I think are the best wedding venues in and around the beautiful town of Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand.
For an opulent cocktail affair in your very own Penthouse with the best views in Queenstown
EICHARDT’S SUMMER WEDDING
THE GRILLE AT EICHARDT’S
EICHARDT’S WINTER WEDDING
RECEPTIONS AT BOTSWANA BUTCHERY
For an old world feel visit this gorgeous stone establishment with the cutest stone chapel with the most amazing view.
12 MILE BEND BY LAKE WAKATIPU
For elopements with intimate ceremonies where you don’t feel you need an actual venue then there are so many beautiful locations for photos around the lake and in nearby fields. There are a few boats and ferry like the TSS Earslaw and Southern Discoveries which will also take you up and down Lake Wakatipu to explore different views and angles of Queenstown the surrounds.
Another great spot for either elopement photos or bride and groom shots, Cecil Peak offers a different angle of the view over Queenstown. Get there with Heliworks experienced helicopter tours. View it HERE in winter or HERE in Summer.
EKARA HOUSE // PRIVATE RESIDENCE
NEW to my list of the best wedding venues Queenstown! Set on the family farm high above Lake Wakatipu. Discover all their various locations offering stunning views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.
With just a 10 minutes drive out of Queenstown this is a little gem of a place!
Being a blank canvas again I recommend hiring Stacey at Colour me Happy to create a style that suits your personalities and style. I am in love with the Tipi setup by Gather and Gold Tipis for bohemian festival style weddings too, check them out!
CRIFFEL STATION WOOLSHED
A bit more traditional but one of the few options for large number of Guests.