Wedding Packages

We strive to ensure nothing is overlooked, so you can enjoy the wedding day you have always dreamed of!
Bride and groom walking up steps of terrace at Waipun

Photo credit: Mandy Caldwell Photography

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

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.


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 
  • Exclusive
  • 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 also find all the details about our packages and wedding venue hire in the above document.


We are available to you throughout every step of the planning process and the lead up to your wedding. From emails to meetings, we are there to support you as your plans come together. We work closely with 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.

The Ceremony

Waipuna has two picture-perfect locations for outdoor weddings.

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 a popular location for wedding ceremonies at Waipuna, and gives you the opportunity to add lots of your own personal touches to the set up. The undercover terrace is also the perfect space for a winter wedding, offering heating and lighting solutions while being outside and taking advantage of the breathtaking views from Waipuna.

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.

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.


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.

Week day wedding

Our Space - Many Ways

Waipuna offers a highly versatile space for your wedding reception. For seated meals, choose between our round or trestle tables to set the scene for your reception.

Waipuna is also a fabulous setting for a more relaxed cocktail style wedding reception. Our furnishings are available to you if you wish to use or bring in your own furniture and style however you want.

Food and Catering

Food is a huge part of your wedding and it is essential the menu reflects your personality, style and budget. We’ve had the pleasure of working with so many of the talented and highly professional caterers in Canterbury. Many regularly deliver fabulous food at Waipuna’s weddings and events. We are more than happy to recommend some to you.

Waipuna has plenty of private space for caterers to work from onsite.

Read more about some of the fabulous vendors we work with:


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

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. Our wedding packages include the use of the accommodation
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Optional Extras

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

  • Helicopters
  • Bar staff
  • Garden games
More information about venue hire, inclusions and fees :
Read more about the fabulous vendors we work with.
Wedding couple
Photo credit : Kelly Shakespeare Photography
To inquire about Weddings at Waipuna Estate email or call Sarah direct on 027 308 5036

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.


Mob : +64 027 308 5036



131 Gerkins Road
Tai Tapu , Christchurch 7672
New Zealand