What Can Your Wedding Venue Offer You?

There are many beautiful wedding venues throughout Canterbury.

So, when you are planning a wedding, choosing which venue you want to use can be a tough choice!

Rather than looking at the beauty alone, it can be helpful to understand exactly what each venue can offer you.

Yes, a beautiful space is almost guaranteed. But, some Christchurch wedding venues will go above and beyond to offer complete packages (and some special extras) to ensure your special day is as memorable as possible.

So, let’s explore what a Christchurch wedding venue can offer you to help you to narrow down your options and create your perfect wedding day.

What Can Your Christchurch Wedding Venue Offer You?

Choosing The Right Venue

Getting engaged is incredibly exciting, congratulations! And if you are a planner, now comes the fun part… finalising all of the details for your special day. One of the key aspects that you will want to lock in early is your venue.

So, here are some quick tips on how to find the Christchurch Wedding Venue that is right for you:

Step 1: Set A Budget

We know, this sounds like a super boring first job. But setting a budget is a vital part of your planning process. It helps you prioritise your spending and make informed decisions about how much to spend on each aspect of your wedding. It also helps you avoid overspending which can negatively impact the start of your life together as a married couple.

Step 2: Get Googling!

As we already mentioned, there are many beautiful venues scattered throughout the Canterbury region. And they are all beautiful in their own way. So, you’ll want to get an idea of which of these venues suits your taste, style and vibe.

We recommend starting your search right here at Waipuna Estate at our gorgeous hilltop venue that overlooks the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains.

Step 3: Be Practical

It is easy to be swept away by the beauty of the venues you are seeing. But ultimately, you will want to select the perfect option both aesthetically and practically. These are some of the practical aspects to consider:

  • Capacity – will the venue have the capacity to accommodate your potential guest list?
  • Style – will the venue be suitable for the type of ceremony and reception you have in mind?
  • Location – is the location convenient for you and your guests
  • Amenities – does the venue offer things like tables, chairs, linens, sound system etc?
  • Vibe – what kind of ambience and atmosphere does the space have?
  • Reviews – what have other people said about their experience at the venue?
  • Budget – will the cost of the venue fit within your budget?

Bride and groom celebrating while working down aisle after wedding ceremony

Step 4: Make A Shortlist

Based on what you find on your Google mission, make a shortlist of potential Christchurch wedding venues that you would like to view in person. This is the opportunity to meet the team who will be coordinating your special day, feel the vibe while onsite, and check practical things like availability.

Step 5: Make A Final Decision

After you have set foot in the venues, you will know which is the perfect setting for your big day. So, the only thing left to do is secure your venue by making a confirmed booking.

Is Waipuna Estate The Right Venue For You?

Here at Waipuna Estate, we absolutely LOVE weddings. We strive to create the perfect experience for all our couples and their guests. Maybe we are the perfect Christchurch wedding venue for you?

Here are just a few of the things we can offer you:

A Beautiful Setting

Waipuna Estate is nestled in the hills above Te Taipu, set amongst beautiful gardens and native bush. We overlook the breathtaking Southern Alps and the picturesque Canterbury Plains, providing the ultimate romantic setting for your ceremony, reception and photos.

Ceremony Options

We have two picture perfect ceremony options available to choose from. Get married atop the Estate under an archway on our Lawn area with breathtaking views towards the Southern Alps, or our undercover terrace, which still had the breathtaking views, but adds the convenience of cover, lighting and heating – making it the perfect winter wedding option.

Bride hanging up her wedding dress


Relax, unwind and be pampered in our peaceful rural hideaway. Gorgeous (and exclusive) onsite accommodation is available in our wedding packages. Stay for one night or two, we can accommodate up to 10 people in four luxurious rooms.



Wedding Planning

Let us take all the stress out of the planning process by handling all the details and bookings. Our team are available to help you throughout every step of the planning process, supporting you as your plans come together. On the day of your wedding, we’ll be there to ensure all those plans become a reality.

Event Management

In the lead up to your wedding and on the big day, our team will ensure that nothing is overlooked so that you can soak up all the joys of the wedding day you have been dreaming of. We’ll coordinate the transportation and wedding vendors, attend to your guests, ensure the correct timetable is implemented – basically make sure your dream wedding goes off without a hitch!

Photo by Mandy Caldwell Photography

Local Connections

We work closely with a number of fabulous vendors, including caterers, florists, stylists, celebrants, hire companies and transport firms. These local connections ensure you get the very best service at the very best price.

Think Waipuna Estate could be the Christchurch wedding venue for you? Then, we’d absolutely love to show you our gorgeous setting in person. Book a time to meet with the team now or check out our wedding packages.