Best Wedding Venues in Queenstown New Zealand

BEST WEDDING VENUES QUEENSTOWN

by Destination Wedding Photographer Kate Drennan

Planning a destination wedding to the stunning South Island of New Zealand? A Mountain top elopement?

Here are 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 my best Queenstown wedding florists, stylist and makeup artists click HERE.

QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VENUES 

Mt Nicholas Station Wedding venue Queenstown New Zealand

Mt Nicholas Station Queenstown

Mt Nicholas Station Wedding venue Queenstown New Zealand

Mt Nicholas Station Queenstown

Mt Nicholas Station – Remote and rustic, allow Stacey at Colour Me Happy Weddings to transform the barn into a bohemian festival of love! With about a 40minute ferry ride out of town over the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu  Southern Discoveries will take you to this working station.  Find more photos of an elopement shoot I did there in the winter here. 

CECIL PEAK

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. 

Cecil Peak Queenstown Engagement Pre wedding Photos

Cecil Peak Queenstown Engagement Pre wedding Photos

Cecil Peak Mountain Wedding photos Queenstown

Cecil Peak Mountain photos Queenstown Winter

EICHARDT’S PRIVATE HOTEL PENTHOUSE + GRILLE

For an opulent cocktail affair in your very own Penthouse with the best views in Queenstown

Eichardts Penthouse Wedding venue Queenstown

Eichardts Penthouse Wedding venue Queenstown

Eichardts Penthouse Wedding venue Queenstown

Eichardts Penthouse Wedding venue Queenstown styled by One Fine Day Wedding stylist

STONERIDGE ESTATE

For an old world feel visit this gorgeous stone establishment with the cutest stone chapel with the most amazing view.

Stonebridge Queenstown wedding venue

Stonebridge Queenstown wedding venue

Stoneridge Estate Wedding Venue Queenstown

Stoneridge Estate Wedding Venue Queenstown

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 near by 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.

Bobs Cove Wedding venue QueenstownTwelve Mile Bend QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERTwelve Mile Bend QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

NZ HIGH COUNTRY

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!

WANAKA WEDDING VENUES

Roy’s Peak, Mount Roy – My favourite place for Elopements or bride and groom location portraits in New Zealand. Mount Roy is situated just outside of Queenstown in the beautiful Wanaka but I have included it in here because it is easily accessible from Queenstown. Get here with Aspiring helicopters.

Roy's Peak Mount Roy Wanaka Wedding Photos

Roy’s Peak Mount Roy Wanaka Wedding

Roy's Peak Mount Roy Wanaka Wedding Photos by Wanaka wedding photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Roy’s Peak Mount Roy Wanaka

Roy's Peak Mount Roy Wanaka Wedding Photos by Wanaka wedding photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Roy’s Peak Wanaka

 

RIPPON HALL

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue New Zealand photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue New Zealand photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue New Zealand photographer Kate Drennan Photography

Rippon Hall Wanaka Wedding Venue

COROMANDLE PEAK

Elope by helicopter to the gorgeous views of Coromandle Peak with stunning views over Wanaka

Coromandel Peak Wanaka Wedding Photos

Coromandel Peak Wanaka Wedding Photos

Coromandel Peak Wanaka Wedding Photos

Coromandel Peak Wanaka Wedding Photos

THAT WANAKA TREE

Have an elopement by Lake Wanaka in front of the iconic Wanaka Tree.

That Wanaka Tree

That Wanaka Tree