Planning a Christchurch wedding?

Then, you’ll want to know all about the very best wedding providers in the area!

We’ve compiled a huge list of who’s who in the Christchurch wedding scene so that you can pick the best vendors to create your magical day.

Here they are:


The Who’s Who of Christchurch Wedding Providers


Your venue is what sets the scene for the whole day and creates the backdrop for all your lasting memories. So you want to book somewhere that you absolutely love.

Our recommendation (of course!!):

Waipuna Estate

You won’t find a more stunning setting than the gorgeously presented Waipuna Estate. Nestled in the hills above Tai Tapu, our beautiful gardens and native bush setting delight all who see them. Say “I Do” overlooking the snowcapped Southern Alps and the lush green of the rolling Canterbury Plains.

Photo by Koru Photography

And it’s not just our setting that you will love. We understand the importance of every small detail when creating a magical wedding to remember. That means impeccable service, wedding planning expertise, onsite accommodation and the loveliest ceremony and reception areas you’ve ever seen!

Find out more about weddings at Waipuna here.

Couple holding hands in front of circle arch with confetti

Photo by Hattie Studio


Flowers add that extra special touch to your wedding day, so it’s important to choose a florist with skill and great ideas.

Our recommendation:

Katrin Lilla-Nel

When it comes to beautiful blooms you won’t find anything more lovely than the floral creations of German Master Florist Katrin Lilla-Nel. As the in-house florist at Waipuna, we are proud to connect her to our amazing couples so that Katrin can bring your floral dreams to life. With 25 years of experience and incredible skills, she’ll amaze you with her talent and personable manner. Katrin has a knack of understanding what you want (even when you aren’t really sure yourself!) and delivering show-stopping florals that will exceed your expectations.


Food is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of your wedding, so you’ll want to make sure you connect with the right caterer for you. With so many catering options available, it can be hard to choose. Luckily, we know plenty of amazing caterers!

Our recommendations:

Moveable Feasts

A regular on the Christchurch wedding scene, Moveable Feasts is a leading catering and event management company that specialises in feasts that are moveable – perfect for weddings! Able to create everything from classic and contemporary to themed and creative, they utilise their 30 years of experience to delight all our couples.

Crisp & Vale

Rather than simply serving food, the team at Crisp & Vale collaborate with you to create a stunning menu tailored for you and your guests. With locally sourced ingredients that are as fresh as can possibly be, they put a real emphasis on creative flair and presentation. A delight for the eyes as well as the tummy!

Catering food for wedding

Canapes by Crisp & Vale Catering

Social Platter Company

With so many options to choose from, your bound to find your ideal catering with Social Platter Company! From incredible grazing tables, to delectable dining options, there literally is something for everyone. With a super friendly team to boot, you’re in safe hands.

Check out more of our favourite catering options here.



Your photographs are the lasting memory of your special day, so you want to choose a photographer that gets your vibe and will create moments to cherish.

Our recommendations:

Stacey Cavalier

An award-winning NZIPP Master of Photography, Stacey Cavalier will capture your special day in the most meaningful way. Stacey’s photography is about capturing love and connections, grand stories and small intimate moments.

Photo by Stacey Cavalier Photography

Sally Anne Photography

Sally from Sally Anne Photography is all about photographing love stories! She believes shoots are meant to be fun, bold and wild. Dresses are meant to get dirty, hair is meant to be windblown and humans should be let loose to do their thing.

Photo by Koru Photography

Koru Photography

Tamara from Koru Photography is a creative soul with a love for romance. She has always been creatively minded and has a deep love for true connection between humans, the barefaced real type of connection. Tamara believes, at the end of the day, these true moments, even the smallest ones, are what mean the most.

Check out more of our favourite photographers here.



A celebrant guides your guests through the proceedings of your wedding and has the important job of performing the ceremony. They tell the story of how your love, how you met and set the tone for your ceremony. So, you need to choose someone you like, feel comfortable with and that you can trust.

Our recommendations:

Debbie Hawker

Supportive through the whirlwind wedding journey Debbie Hawker will help make your day all it can be. Relaxed, but not too casual and serious when needed, she’ll ensure your ceremony goes off without a hitch and includes that magical touch.

Jane Godfrey

Jane Godfrey is a caring and experienced celebrant, who will help you create a memorable special occasion. She will be completely committed to you and your vision and will craft a personal and unique ceremony that reflects who you are and the love you share.

Hitched By Britt

Britt’s obsession for weddings started slowly as she planned her own wedding and escalated as Britt’s close friends needed help planning their nuptials. Britt knew she needed to be a part of this industry and felt she had a lot to offer couples looking for a fun celebrant to officiate their wedding!

Check out more of our favourite celebrants here.




Want to achieve a great “look” for your wedding? Then, a Christchurch wedding hire company will take the stress out of the whole process.

Our recommendations:

Little Hire Company

The Little Hire Company takes the stress out of planning what is typically one of the biggest days of your life. With a vast knowledge of Christchurch wedding venues and the wider Canterbury region, they can help you come up with a cohesive design for your day, providing exactly what you require to pull it all together.

Styling by Little Hire Company

Something Borrowed, Something New

“You get dressed and we’ll dress the rest!” That’s the motto at Something Borrowed, Something New. They are the one-stop-shop for all your wedding day needs.

Christchurch Decor Solutions

Looking for modern decor items at an affordable price? Then, Christchurch Decor Solutions has everything you need from backdrops to serve ware, table decor and floral to signage.

Check out more of our favourite Hire Companies here.



What is a wedding reception without some great music to dance to? From romantic first dances to party time, you want to make sure you have an excellent music option on hand!

Our recommendations:

Pulse Entertainment

Live music? Bands and vocalists? DJ packages? Pulse Entertainment can provide it all. Choose the musical stylings to suit your taste and add a great vibe to your day.

Boogie Beats

Brandan of Boogie Beats is a master of reading the room (and the dancefloor). With each and every event, he aims to exceed your expectations. Adaptable and able to react to situations quickly, he provides a professional and seamless service.

Brendan from Boogie Beats

Moore Media & Entertainment

Love the soulful sound of an acoustic vocalist? Or even the toe tapping tracks of a DJ? Then, Moore Media & Entertainment can provide you with the ideal entertainment for your wedding. They also offer media packages, with the ability to create magical wedding videos to capture the best moments of your day.

Hopefully this list provides you with an excellent selection of the best vendors specialising in Christchurch weddings.

As we mentioned before, all your planning will stem from booking a venue. And we’d love to show you the gorgeous atmosphere at Waipuna Estate. Book a time to view our stunning space now.