Rebecca and her imaginative team offer planning, coordination, flowers and styling. Rebecca is a creative designer and she is able to deliver your entire wedding and regularly works with couples from overseas and knows the area very well.
This stylish glamping is the perfect pop-up for weddings, sleepovers and adventures. If a festival feel wedding was what you wanted you would not be able to beat this. Our favourite spot to camp up is Lake Hawea.
This stunning property with mountain views has it all. Its contemporary elegance and designer details make this venue feel luxurious yet its comfort makes you feel at home. You can host your guests in a number of settings.
We have to include this iconic Kiwi station. The rolling hills and landscapes are what the world pictures in their mind when they think of New Zealand, and this authentic wool station must be one of the best spots for a wedding.
As picturesque as the soaring mountains surrounding this impressive resort. Spa’s, restaurants activities and accommodation this is a special place to gather your loved ones to celebrate your wedding in truly unique style.
The private hall of heavenly winemakers Rippon. There are the stunning views, the timeless wooden loft styling and everything you need to create the perfect wedding, even a roaring fire for the colder months.
Floral designer and lover of pretty flowers, Charlotte makes innovative arrangements and beautiful bouquets at her Wanaka studio. Charlotte is creative and professional and regularly works a the region's best venues.
The Kelsey Genna bride is inspired by an iconic silhouette and stylish, contemporary design. Being based in New Zealand with frequent trips to Wanaka, this designer is the perfect choice for your Central Otago wedding.
Lover of all the things that make women smile, beautiful dresses, fabrics and trinkets. Margaret Wray offers a collection of gowns and custom designs to suit the bride who likes a contemporary finish with classic detailing.
Queenstown based Nemo carries a selection of finishing details for your wedding look, stoles, veils, gloves etc. They offer custom bridal gowns, alterations and dress pressing. Nemo have a selection of vintage fur to hire which is a must for Winter weddings.
With a passion for natural photography and holding dear the experience of sharing such a special time and adventure with people, Dawn loves working in this region for it’s beauty and ever changing landscapes.
Mickey Ross has a contemporary story telling photographic style. Being a man of adventure himself he is perfectly suited to the Wanaka experience. Being a local he is completely charmed by all the dramatic changes in the seasons and works all year round.
Real life adventurer Nina will do anything to get the best shot. Climbing rocks, getting wet, whatever it takes. She is relaxed yet professional and loves to allow couples to enjoy their wedding whilst documenting all the best bits.
Debbie is really passionate about her work and making brides look and feel beautiful on their wedding day. She is available to work on all your bridal party make up and help you create the look you after.
Working to create a look that makes you feel gorgeous and confident is Victoria's love. She is able to come to you where you and your bridal party are getting ready and complete your make-up to make you all feel extra special and looking aisle ready.
This delicious catering option delivered by passionate creatives, Lucy and the team are the ones to go to. Lucy's recipes showcase local, organic produce and look after any dietary needs. They have an amazing travelling kitchen for on location.
Not only offering fine food and service, the team at Forte Food are able to help you with their extensive wedding network. With a focus on being creative, Sarah and the team can look after your catering needs wherever you choose to tie the knot.
As sweet as her cakes and baking the very talented Laura will design, bake and create the dream wedding cake for you. With a really individual finish and charming handmade appeal, all of Laura’s cakes are scrumtious.
John and Karen are a knowledgeable team that can supply all the beverages for your wedding. They even have handy extras like glassware, chillers... With a large range of local and New Zealand wines, beers and spirits they are able to offer recommendations.
Providing complete wedding lighting and sound options, this dedicated team will be able to enhance your celebrations adding to the ambiance of the occasion.
Wanaka Wedding Cars
You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of racy cars they have, its one of the best collections in New Zealand. Available to book in short sessions, how much fun would it be to have one drive you around all week?
Some people just ooze the music that’s in their soul, Kim is like that. Energetic and fun we think she would probably be able to get 'Uncle Grumpy' off his chair and twirling to a beat. She also has all the technical know how for your set up and talk to her about ceremony options too.
Robert’s blues, rock and popular music sets really are smooth music to the ears. This talented artist can create the beautiful atmosphere you require at your ceremony and entertain your guests with song at the reception.
It’s easy to see the genuine pleasure and enthusiasm Liz brings to working with people from all over the world. As a Counsellor of 25 years, she knows how to create a personal ceremony that captures the uniqueness of each couple.
This luxury Wanaka property is stylish and comfortable. With open fires and big squishy chairs to sink into, whilst relaxing and enjoying the quiet of the country setting. The rustic, elegant decor is inspired by travel and worldly adventures.
We are quite sure that anyone who stays at Mantells never wants to leave. Romantic and glamorous it’s the perfect place for couples to indulge in some time together and enjoy the fabulous decor and contemporary chic vibes.
A very comfortable stay and perfect place for getting ready on your wedding day the loft has spacious rooms and plenty of space on the property for your entourage and make up artist etc. The Loft and your hosts Pieta and Ian will book a place in your heart and leave all your wishes fulfilled.
You will love this luxury property, unspoilt views of the landscape and all the very best comforts to make your stay perfect. Highlights include skiing concierge, long summer days by the pool, berry picking (in season) and a wine collection to help yourself to.
With lots of quality, worldly details and infectious magic, this charismatic Villa is not to be missed. Sunbathe on the deck overlooking the lake in Summer or sip mulled wine by the fire in the winter, no matter what the season you will adore the character of Villa South Pacific.
A visit to the region would not be complete without a long lunch and wine tasting at this beautiful winery. World renowned for exceptional wine and food, they have a fabulous “trust the chef” option which we highly recommended.
Always striving to do everything ‘that little bit better’ is well reflected in the beautiful wines and enthusiasm the vineyard seeps. Archangel recently opened a cellar door and is well worth the trip for delicious wines, our favourite is their Chardonnay.
This a family Estate with Lucie the wine making hailing from the famous Burgundy wine region in France. They are passionate about crafting sensational organic wines on a small scale. There is a cellar door open for tastings and VIP tours available by arrangement.
This high energy activity is thrilling and full of excitement, with various options available enabling you to do some incredible and impossible things. A great activity to finish your trip on a literal high.
When in Paris you must see the Eiffel Tower, when in London you wouldn’t pass Big Ben by without a look, so we really can not leave out the very famous Wanaka Lake tree. This might possibly be the only time you will feel crowded in Wanaka!
Perhaps Wanaka's most Instagram'd spot.
This well known, award winning ski field is open to day skiers and locals. Even if you don't ski it is worth a visit for coffee and cake at the top cafe. Open 23 June to 2 October 2016.
We do not think these heavenly morsels can be topped by many, and we are happy to do as many tastings as needed to prove this. Ideal to take home as gifts to friends and family who could not join you or wedding favours for those who did. Visit Website
Soda Press Co.
The lovely selection of interesting and traditional flavours make these the perfect ingredient for coolers and cocktails and even work poured over ice cream. "Cin cin!" Visit Website
George & Edi
Styled like delights from a fine french perfumery. These gorgeous candles and scents are created in the Wanaka atelier by Sarah and Rose, two sisters on a passionate artisanal journey. They offer customised options perfect for weddings and are a lovely boutique touch to add to your styling. Visit Website
You will cherish these luxurious knits, there is nothing quite like a New Zealand merino wool. There is a beautiful range to choose from and something for everyone in your wedding party, even the littlest members. Visit Website
The Lavender Farm
Open through October to the end of April, this pretty little stop is where you can enjoy a stroll through the gardens and something from the cafe. They have a quaint shop selling lavender products and garden games for long Wanaka Summer afternoons. Visit Website
True Holistic Beauty
With a mantra of “be true to yourself” these pure products will benefit your skin and whole well being. Nicki the creator behind the brand has been dedicated for a long time to a healthy lifestyle and uses all of her knowledge and experience to mix up these special potions. Visit Website
The Wanaka collection of carefully produced designer wool products are not only something to be admired but they are to be experienced. The perfect gift for your guests or do what we did and style them into your wedding! Visit Website
Over the Top
Whether you are taking a ride to the top of a peak for your magical ceremony, or you just want to see the views, we can thoroughly recommend taking a helicopter flight during your stay. You may get to meet their well known pilot, “Choppy”, and in any case any one of the team will show you some inaccessible wonders. Visit Website
Wai Car Hire
This locally owned neat operation based out of Queenstown offers a range of cars to choose from along with ski hire. They are able to have someone meet you at the airport with the car so you can load up and get started on your journey. Visit Website
Release specialises in helping you to compile the ultimate stay in Wanaka, for a unique and personal experience. As the leading destination management company, Nick and his team work are able to tailor-make you an itinerary to suit and make the most of your time in this corner of the world. Visit Website