Here are ten reasons for a Waipuna wedding!

We could go on and on about why you need a Waipuna wedding! To make it easy, we’ve picked out our top 10!

  1. Jaw-dropping views

    Wanting a picturesque location for your wedding with views stretching to the majestic Southern Alps, the Canterbury plains in the distance? You’d be hard pressed to find a better mountainous view in Canterbury! Let nature set the scene for your wedding, and have this incredible vista for your wedding backdrop – you can’t beat it!

    Bride and groom standing holding hands in front of triangle archway

    Photo credit: Mandy Caldwell Photography


  2. Our team is pretty awesome!

    We are a highly dedicated team of hard-working people who love nothing more than seeing stupendously happy clients! We’ve worked together for a long time, we know our industry, we know our place and we know how to make seriously fabulous weddings go off without a hitch! When you work with us, you can trust in the fact that we have it all in hand so you can relax!


  3. Unique, luxurious surroundings

    Waipuna is a luxurious haven, tastefully styled to ensure your experience is top notch. So much thought has been put into our space so you can achieve the wedding of your dreams in a unique and breath-taking location.


  4. Our wedding packages make it easy!

    Kowhai master bedroom Honeymoon Suite

    Kowhai master bedroom at Waipuna Estate Wedding venue.

    Beautiful onsite accommodation makes Waipuna a real destination wedding location while only being 25 minutes out of Christchurch. Our wedding packages make it so easy for you to incorporate accommodation options into your wedding celebrations. Waipuna has accommodation for up to 10 people meaning you can truly make the most of this amazing time with a great group of people with you. Relax, unwind and get yourself ready for one of the best days of your life while onsite at Waipuna. Our team love making sure you have all you need and will help have everything ready so you can really enjoy this special time.


  5. We have space for helicopters to land!

    Dreaming of a grand entrance? Or heading away in pure luxury to have some photos taken? All of that is possible at Waipuna and has been done plenty of times. We can give you recommendations on our favourite helicopter companies and help you plan out how you want to do it all.


  6. We are by your side the whole way

    When you book your wedding at Waipuna, you have full access to our team of wedding professionals! Need help with other vendors? Or perhaps you would like some insight into what has worked well in the past? Thinking about doing something a little out of the ordinary and want to chat more about it? Help with the timings for the day? No matter what it is, we are here to help. We want your day to be the best day of your life, it makes sense that we share our knowledge and expertise with you along the way!


  7. Bring your own beverages!

    This one is pretty huge right? Waipuna is a BYO wedding venue, meaning you bring in all your beverages. Again, we can most certainly help and point you in the right direction of our favourite suppliers, but we love that it gives you so much control over what you serve and how much you need to spend. It’s got to work in the budget! And just to add to this little gem, we don’t charge any corkage and we have glassware onsite ready for you to use!


  8. Food, food, food!

    Delectable food for your wedding

    Here in Canterbury we are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing catering and food options. You are bound to find something that works for your style, food preferences and budget. What’s more, we’ve seen a huge variety of styles in wedding food, and we want you to have the choice on what you serve! So, you can bring in any registered caterer to Waipuna – easy as!


  9. We have alpacas!

    How could we leave these guys out? They are the coolest animals around and are always very popular with guests at Waipuna! Go and have a photo taken with them if they are feeling photogenic!


    The Waipuna Alpacas

  10. While we are talking photos…

    Being nestled in the hills over Tai Tapu, you really don’t have to travel far at all for your wedding photos. Let your photographer work their magic around the gardens at Waipuna or go for a short drive up the road further and take advantage of the panoramic views! Whatever you choose, you won’t be away for long, which means even more time for relaxing and enjoying this super amazing occasion with those closest to you!


Phew, we think that’s 10 pretty amazing reasons to come and have a look around Waipuna! We’d love to chat to you about your wedding plans, send us an email or phone us today! Download our wedding information here.