Venues & Locations

Getting married in Christchurch or anywhere in the South Island is highly popular for locals, Kiwis from around New Zealand and even for many visitors from Australia and further-a-field.

With the ever changing landscape of Christchurch, there are new options cropping up daily. With many established venues, along with newer modern architecture, mixed in with pleasant gardens and waterways makes Christchurch a fantastic place to get married with some wonderful opportunities for memorable and creative photography.

The greater Canterbury plains spreading over to the entirety of the South Island are immensely diverse, from waterfronts, farms, and mountain ranges, the choices for your wedding venue are never ending.

Wedding Venues - Cossars Wineshed

Christchurch Wedding Venues

If you’re getting married in Christchurch, you’ll find that there are a large number of wedding venues to choose from, ranging from traditional churches and modern centers to vineyards, gardens and other outdoor areas.

Some wedding venues that we would recommend include:

Tipapa Woolshed Wedding Venue

Tipapa Woolshed

An hour North of Christchurch in the Greta Valley, this wedding venue brings Grand Heritage to Rustic Nature.

Visit their website.

Trents Vineyard Wedding Venue

Trents Vineyard Estate

A romantic Italian-inspired vineyard and wedding venue in Templeton, South of Christchurch.

Visit their website.

Cossars Wineshed Wedding Venue

Cossars Wineshed

With an amazing feel to such a rustic and diverse venue, a stones throw to Tai Tapu, and a little slice of heaven…

Visit their website.

Wedding Photography Locations in Christchurch

One of the greatest reasons to get married in Christchurch is the wonderful range of photo opportunities that the city and surrounding areas provide.

Heather has lived in Christchurch for an age and Doug has come to know Christchurch like the back of his hand and we both have some favourite treasured locations that we like to take people for some really creative and unique photographs.

If you have a particular style of setting that you would like to be photographed at, Christchurch pretty much offers everything:

Wedding Photography on the Beach

Christchurch is lucky to have a multitude of brilliant beaches that each offer something unique. The North Canterbury Beaches feature long panoramas with many having a great forest feeling nearby.

There is the expanse of the Sumner beach. And Taylor’s Mistake beach is a little more out of the way but has some quaint beach baches that are so cute that you just want to eat them!

Wedding Photo Locations - Longdale Vineyard

Urban Wedding Photos

If you prefer a bit more of the inner-city urban style, you won’t be disappointed by the unique cityscapes that the ever changing Christchurch has to offer. Not to mention the extensive gardens and waterways for which Christchurch is famous.

On your engagement photography shoot, we can drive around to a couple favourite destinations so that you get a feel for how great a back-drop they could make when it comes to your actual wedding photographs.

Wedding photos at French Farm Winery

Photos with a view

With easy access to the Port Hills, there are some great opportunities for wedding and portrait photographs that feature impressive panoramas that cover from the ocean, across the Canterbury Plains and over to the mighty Southern Alps.

The rock features of the hills, along with the Christchurch Gondola, can make for some interesting, creative and unique wedding or portrait photographs.

If you’d like to find out more about the possible wedding photography options around Christchurch, Canterbury or the South Island in general, why not contact us to arrange for your photography shoot? Or you can check out our Services for some options..

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wedding photos at Heritage Hotel, Hanmer

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