Wedding Packages

Imagine being so relaxed and excited on your wedding day, knowing all the details are taken care of and you’re in safe hands.

The team at Waipuna are experts at ensuring nothing is overlooked – leave the details to us!

Choose from a range of options incorporating the luxurious onsite accommodation – make your wedding easy! Opt to stay for the entire weekend and truly elevate your wedding experience with the “Ultimate” or “Exclusive” packages or utilise our accommodation for the night of your wedding with the “Special” wedding package.

Venue hire options excluding accommodation are also available or we can tailor a package to your own needs.

Bride and groom walking up steps of terrace at Waipun

Photo credit: Mandy Caldwell Photography

Wedding at Waipuna

“From the moment we drove up the hill, we knew Waipuna would be the location of our wedding.
We only looked at one venue in person (after weeks of scrolling through the possibilities – though Waipuna was the dream top running option even then) and in the words of my now husband as we were leaving following our first visit – ‘we don’t need to look anywhere else, this is the one’. The team, location, venue facilities unbeatable.”

– E & S



Wedding Packages

Our packages help take the stress away from your wedding, they allow you to remove a lot of the logistical issues of getting to and from your venue, allowing you more time to relax and enjoy the preparations. Simply put, our packages makes things EASY for you!

Take your wedding experience at Waipuna to the next level in luxury and opulence by choosing one of our detailed wedding packages. Choose from the Ultimate, Exclusive or Special and incorporate our modern and welcoming accommodation for your wedding.


These packages can include everything from your wedding venue hire and exclusive use of our accommodation for you and your guests, to dining, a helicopter ride to Mt Herbert for your photographs and other enticing optional extras!

Choose from one of our three packages, or we can create a package tailored just for you! 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 downloadable document.

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

“We couldn’t fault Waipuna, the PERFECT wedding venue. Sarah and her team are so amazing and go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect. We felt so looked after and spoilt throughout the entire process, Sarah makes everything so easy and nothing is ever a problem. Her team are so accommodating, professional and FUN!

The venue itself is just lovely, you have everything you need all on site. The views are stunning, the accommodation is perfect and the photo opportunities are just a walk up the hill which means you don’t have to leave your guests for long. You can pick your own vendors and just have to much flexibility with how to make it your day!

We couldn’t have asked for a better team to help us make our day so incredible.”

– A & J


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.

Waipuna Co-Director, Sarah Smith, offers her wealth of experience and expertise through wedding planning packages – let Sarah take care of all the details for you and truly relax and enjoy your wedding experience knowing you’re in safe hands.

Need some help planning the beverages for your wedding? Check out “Your Ultimate Beverage Planner”. No more stressing over beverages or how much to supply, this planner will help remove the uncertainty and angst!


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.

Christchurch Wedding Venue

Photo credit: George & Jane Photography


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 100 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.

Catering & Beverages

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. You are able to choose your own registered, professional caterer for your wedding. 

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

Waipuna is a BYO venue – meaning you are able to provide all the beverages for your wedding. There are no corkage charges and we supply all your glassware. Need some help working out the quantities of beverages to supply? Take a look at “Your Ultimate Beverage Planner”, the best beverage calculator out there to help you accurately and easily plan your wedding beverages. 

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 can also 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
  • Wedding planning services 
  • Transport from Christchurch
  • Spa packages
More information about venue hire, inclusions and fees :

Read more about the fabulous vendors we have worked with and recommend:

Wedding couple

Photo credit : Stacey Cavalier Photography

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

Relax, enjoy &create your exquisite wedding experience with Us

Take the guess work out of making your wedding a day to truly remember. We’ve got the venue and experience sorted, you bring the party!


Mob : +64 027 308 5036



131 Gerkins Road
Tai Tapu , Christchurch 7672
New Zealand