Christchurch Wedding Venue

Waipuna Estate

Waipuna provides a magical setting for your wedding day

Set in beautiful gardens and native bush, nestled into the hills above Tai Tapu, Waipuna Estate is the ultimate wedding venue, providing a romantic setting for your ceremony and reception.

We understand the importance of every small detail when creating a magical wedding to remember for our couples.

We strive to ensure nothing is overlooked, so you can enjoy the wedding day you have always dreamed of!



Wedding packages

To take your wedding experience at Waipuna to the next level in luxury and opulence, why not consider one of our exciting wedding packages – ‘Ultimate Luxury‘, ‘Exclusive‘ and ‘Special‘, which can include everything from your wedding venue hire and exclusive use of our accommodation for you and your guests, to dining, a spa experience, a helicopter ride to Mt Herbert for your photographs and some other exciting optional extras!

Choose from one of the three packages, or we can put together a package tailored just for you!

You’ll find all the details about each package here.

If you would prefer to simply hire Waipuna Estate as the venue for your ceremony and/or reception, you’ll find all the details about our packages and wedding venue hire here – Waipuna Estate Packages and Wedding Venue Hire Costs.

The process


We are available to you throughout every step of the planning process and the lead up to your wedding. We work closely a number of fabulous local vendors, including caterers, florists, stylists, celebrants, hire firms, and transport firms, who we can recommend. Click here for more information about these wonderful partner companies.

When it comes to hiring our idyllic venue, you can choose from three options: Ceremony and Reception; Ceremony only; or Reception only. You can find more information about options, inclusions and hire fees here –  Waipuna Estate Wedding Hire Costs.


The Ceremony

Waipuna has two picture-perfect locations for outdoor weddings. Our covered terrace is surrounded by rustic gardens, and has sweeping views of Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains. It can be used for your ceremony in either fine or wet conditions.

Our lawn area, situated next to an orchard of fruit trees, has breathtaking views towards the Southern Alps, which are dusted with snow in the winter. This is another popular location for wedding ceremonies at Waipuna, and gives you the opportunity to add lots of your own personal touches to the set up.

For winter weddings, we recommend using the large open plan function area inside the villa for your ceremony. This elegant, warm space provides an intimate setting for your special day and also has spectacular views. The function area is also the perfect wet weather option for larger weddings.

Should the weather be on the chilly side, you and your guests will be comfortable and cosy, with our double-glazing, underfloor heating, a very effective heat pump, and a gas fire.




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Waipuna effortlessly lends itself to both larger and smaller weddings, providing a luxurious, intimate location for your ceremony and reception. With your choice of trestle or round tables, our function room hosts up to 85 guests for a seated meal.

We can also comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests for a cocktail party style wedding reception.




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Food is a huge part of your wedding and it is essential the menu reflects your personality, style and budget. We work with five top quality preferred caterers, which regularly deliver fabulous food at Waipuna’s weddings and events. You are sure to find a caterer who matches your taste and budget.

Our large kitchen at Waipuna has plenty of space for caterers to work from.

Read more about the fabulous preferred vendors we work with.




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With Waipuna set in stunning gardens and native bush, you never have to leave your guests to have your photographs taken. All the magic moments from your day can be captured in one location, with our grounds and views providing the perfect backdrop. Your guests can sip on a celebratory drink and relax in our magical setting, while your bridal party and family photographs are being taken.


Wedding Accommodation

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Our four luxurious bedrooms are available for up to 10 guests, and can be booked for a reduced rate during your event. The exquisite Kowhai Room is a popular honeymoon suite.

You are also welcome to use the bedrooms for your bridal party preparations before the ceremony.


Optional Extras

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We are happy to arrange the following services for you. Please enquire for a price:

  • Helicopters
  • Bar staff
  • Garden games
  • Portable toilets

More information about venue hire, inclusions and fees here – Waipuna Estate Wedding Hire Costs

Read more about the fabulous vendors we work with.

To inquire about Weddings at Waipuna Estate email or call Sarah direct on 027 308 5036

Images of Waipuna as a Wedding Venue

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Enjoy & Remember Wonderful Times with Us

Take the guess work out of making your event special and different.
We’ve got the venue sorted, you bring the party.