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.
QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VENUES
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.
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.
For an opulent cocktail affair in your very own Penthouse with the best views in Queenstown
RECEPTIONS AT BOTSWANA BUTCHERY
For an old world feel visit this gorgeous stone establishment with the cutest stone chapel with the most amazing view.
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.
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.
Elope by helicopter to the gorgeous views of Coromandle Peak with stunning views over Wanaka
THAT WANAKA TREE
Have an elopement by Lake Wanaka in front of the iconic Wanaka Tree.