Five unique wedding venues we know you’ll love

Finding the perfect venue for your special day can feel overwhelming so we’ve done some of the legwork for you and found five of the very best venues the Hurunui has to offer.

Getting away for your wedding is a great way to create extra special memories. You and your guests get a break away in a beautiful setting, can enjoy a range of activities and everyone is relaxed and ready to celebrate in style.

Just 90 minutes from Christchurch and in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs, the Heritage Hotel has long been a favourite venue for destination weddings.

This grand old building is rich in history, and exudes elegance at every turn. There are three options for your wedding at The Heritage - The Ballroom, Isobel’s Restaurant or the beautiful outdoor setting.

The Ballroom offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and forests.. Isobel’s Restaurant offers another elegant and memorable setting, especially with its large open fireplace, while the Hotel’s outdoor garden setting is picturesque at any time of year.

Amuri Estate’s soon-to-be wedding venue will pair rustic romance with modern country chic.

Work is currently underway to finish the exciting new venue, which includes spectacular views of the mountains and Waiau River.

The venue will seat up to 200 guests, includes accommodation and is just an eight minute drive from Hanmer Springs.

Ribbonwood Country House is ideal for small and intimate weddings. This property is located just outside of Cheviot, among scenic rolling hills.

Hosts, Gary and Robert have years of experience in hospitality, tourism and spa therapy, and will take care of every detail.

Weddings and vines is always a winning combination and there are plenty of options in the Waipara Valley.

Stroll around the vineyard at Waipara Hills and let your photographer capture your happiness, against a backdrop of lush vines and stunning mountain views.

With manicured hedges and rolling lawns, this is a lovely spot for a relaxed, yet elegant reception.

What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy a local drop, as you toast your future.

Or take a step back in time, with the Old Glenmark Vicarage. This century old homestead is a unique and regal venue for any wedding. With an orchard and vineyard and two choices of reception areas, there is no shortage of picture perfect scenes here. 

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