Why A Wedding Venue Is More Than A Place To Host Your Wedding

It’s true that you couldn’t get married without some kind of wedding venue to hold your celebration at.

Whether it be your backyard or a purpose-built premium venue, your wedding needs to be hosted in a special location.

Special is the important part of that description.

A wedding venue is far more than just a location to get married at.

It becomes a special part of your history as a couple and the scene for one of the most romantic days of your life. But that’s not all it is.

Your chosen wedding venue is so much more than just a place to host your wedding. That’s why it is important to choose the right place. Here’s what a wedding venue can truly be:

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Why A Wedding Venue Is More Than A Place To Host Your Wedding

Sets The Tone

The wedding venue you choose plays a part in setting the tone for your entire day. The right venue can create a truly unforgettable experience. By selecting a setting like Waipuna Estate, you will be overwhelmed by the impressive natural beauty of our hilltop setting. Our scenic view provides a romantic and picturesque backdrop for your wedding, creating an ambience of peace, tranquility, and romance.

Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, our exclusive location connects you with nature. It provides a sense of privacy and seclusion, allowing you and your guests to fully immerse yourselves in the moment. This can make your day relaxing, intimate, and even more special and memorable.

Makes Things Easy

It is no secret that planning a wedding can be stressful. There are plenty of tiny details to perfect and finalise. But choosing the right wedding venue can make your day (and the lead up to it) SO much easier. A venue like Waipuna offers all the services and amenities you need to ensure your wedding goes smoothly.

Involve us in the planning process and we can ensure our full range of services is available to you. That includes:

  • Ceremony and reception venue
  • Wedding planning services
  • Onsite exclusive accommodation for you and your guests
  • Stunning photography locations
  • Floristry
  • Sound system
  • Transportation

Plus, we can connect you with a huge range of local wedding vendors. We work seamlessly with these vendors to ensure everything is as easy as possible for you.


The Experience

The venue you choose can impact yours and your guest’s overall experience. A stunningly beautiful and well-maintained venue can make a lasting impression on your guests and enhance their enjoyment of the event.

But it’s not only about the look of a wedding venue! Your experience can be enhanced further by outstanding service and care from the venue team. Your wedding is one of the biggest and most special days of your life, and you want everything to be seamless, easy and stress free. Here at Waipuna, we completely understand what you want your day to be so you are securing our care, dedication and so much more!

Our dedicated and professional team are highly skilled in delivering the most magical wedding experience to you and your guests. No detail is too small for our family owned and operated team and we strive to ensure no aspect is overlooked. We are all about creating unforgettable experiences and making sure all our couples feel like they are in safe hands.

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Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and your wedding venue can help create lasting memories. A beautiful backdrop for photos, unique features, and a picturesque location can all make for memorable moments that you’ll cherish for years to come.

But simply standing in a beautiful space is not going to be memorable. To truly create amazing memories, your venue should also have the right vibe to make you feel relaxed, happy and at ease. When you hold your wedding with us at Waipuna Estate, we welcome you as we would our own family and encourage you to maximise the potential of our space.


The venue you choose will obviously impact the logistics of your wedding. Factors such as location, size, and layout can all affect how smoothly your wedding day runs, so it’s important to choose a venue that can accommodate your needs and preferences.

At Waipuna we can accommodate weddings of all sizes. Small, intimate events or larger scale plans. We have space for up to 85 guests for a sit-down meal or up to 100 in a cocktail setting. We also have beautiful accommodation for up to 10 people.

Each of our weddings is carefully coordinated by our Events Manager to ensure all the logistics are handled smoothly. Transport, set up, decorating, coordinating vendors and tending to your needs is all part of the job and we take pride in doing it well!

As you can see, a wedding venue is far more than simply a place to hold your ceremony. Rather, it can be the central setting for everything that is magical about your day.

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We invite you to come and see if Waipuna Estate is the right setting for you. Meet with our Events Manager and marvel in our picturesque setting – one of the most beautiful spots in all of Canterbury! Book a viewing time now or check out our wedding packages!