Saying I-DO in the Waimakariri

The closeness of Waimakariri District to Christchurch makes it a great location to host a wedding and we have a number of venues, caterers, quaint churches & halls and stunning location backdrops for your photography available.


If you are wanting to have your wedding in one of the many halls we have in the district, please check out the Venues in the Waimakariri brochure we have put together for you to download. It comes complete with details and contact information for each venue.

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If you can't find a venue but you can find a garden or setting we are happy to recommend Happy Hire should you need to hire marquees, accessories, portaloos and just about anything you might need for your wedding. 


Continental are the absolute professionals providing world class menus from fresh, local producers creating outstanding dishes catering for any vision you may have. Continental have been catering weddings for over 50 years’ so you can be sure that their experienced wedding team will be able to help you with your catering, equipment hire and marquee choices.


You are spoiled for choice in the Waimakariri choosing a wedding lodge to spend you last night unattached, or your first night as a couple. many of the lodges have stunning gardens and grounds and allow weddings to be held in one of the secluded spots on site.

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Hen's and Stag Party

There are many options in which to celebrate your final night with your friends before the big day.

Hen's can do High Tea at Paris for the Weekend or Kingsford Kitchen or for something completely different try an outback horse riding adventure in the Oxford foothills with Kowhai Horse Treks.

The Stag's can enjoy a round of golf at one of the four picturesque golf courses or simply get a bucket of balls at the Pegasus Driving Range and go for it before enjoying a beverage in the Bunker Bar

If you want to get some action, the spin of a Jet boat with Jet Thrills or try SUP with KORE. The newest sport of Combat Archery is available. Seatonwood B&B can also take the boys hunting and fishing if that suits their fancy more.


Anybody will tell you a good celebrant is worth their weight in gold and good ones get booked up well in advance. We have a few highly recommended legal celebrants including Wendy Doody and Beverley Wright.