A to Z of SOUTH IS­LAND VOWS

The al­pha­bet­i­cal all-you-need-to-know guide to the best in the South Is­land wed­dings busi­ness.

New Zealand Weddings - - PROMOTION -

A VISTA FOR RO­MANCE

Sur­rounded by ruggedly beau­ti­ful high coun­try scenery, and of­fer­ing a range of in­door and out­door cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion spa­ces as well as lux­ury guest ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions, Ter­race Downs Re­sort will take your breath away. It's of­fi­cial – this is your ul­ti­mate Can­ter­bury venue. ter­race­downs.co.nz

BEAU COU­TURE

Ev­ery de­tail con­sid­ered, each seam hand­crafted, Beau Cou­ture's de­signer works closely with each bride to cre­ate a time­less, one- of-akind gown. A se­ries of fit­tings en­sures your cou­ture gown is per­fect for your spe­cial day. Visit the stu­dio, nes­tled in the hills of Dunedin, Otago. De­sign con­sul­ta­tions by ap­point­ment. beau- cou­ture.com

CARDRONA HO­TEL

The iconic Cardrona Ho­tel is an au­then­tic, rustic venue for vin­tage-in­spired wed­dings. Say "I do" in the gar­dens, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion in the historic bar and restau­rant. With ho­tel rooms, qual­ity menu op­tions and a full li­cense un­til 2am (with ex­clu­sive use of the venue), this is the whole pack­age. cardron­a­ho­tel.co.nz

DRINKS ALL AROUND

Cre­at­ing de­li­cious wine is what the pas­sion­ate team at Law­son's Dry Hills do, and they do it well. Made with only the best qual­ity in­gre­di­ents from care­fully nur­tured vine­yards, the fruits are trans­formed us­ing mod­ern wine­mak­ing tech­niques into wines that are award­win­ning both here at home, and over­seas. law­sons­dry­hills.co.nz

ESTELLE FLOW­ERS

Beau­ti­ful wed­ding flow­ers and cre­ative styling for you and your bri­dal party, your cer­e­mony and your re­cep­tion venue. Dunedin's Estelle Flow­ers works within all themes and bud­gets, whether you're af­ter sim­ple or deca­dent, a bou­quet or but­ton­hole, or a ball­room full of flo­ral chan­de­liers. All en­quiries are wel­come. es­telle­flow­ers.co.nz

FAN­TAIL WED­DINGS Get­ting mar­ried in Wanaka or Queen­stown? Lo­cal knowl­edge goes a long way to help you cre­ate your per­fect day. Self- con­fessed per­fec­tion­ists, the lovely team at Fan­tail Wed­dings will help you get the de­tails just right to de­liver your dream day, ex­actly how you pic­ture it, and cre­ate the cel­e­bra­tion you de­serve. fan­tail­wed­dings.com

GLENDHU STA­TION

Glendhu Sta­tion's on­site own­ers are pas­sion­ate about help­ing you cre­ate your very own rustic fairy tale. Ex­pe­ri­ence ma­jes­tic lake and moun­tain views, lush gar­dens, and the charm­ing historic wool­shed. Flow ef­fort­lessly into each stage of your wed­ding with in­ter­nal spa­ces pro­vid­ing flex­i­ble styling op­tions for din­ing and dance. glend­hus­ta­tion.co.nz

HER­ITAGE HAN­MER SPRINGS

This ho­tel has been lov­ingly re­stored to its art deco mag­nif­i­cence and of­fers a land­mark venue in the heart of an alpine and ther­mal vil­lage. With gor­geous gar­dens and a gazebo, an el­e­gant ball­room, tai­lor-made menus and var­ied styles of ac­com­mo­da­tion, Her­itage Han­mer is a won­der­ful venue, year round. her­itage­ho­tels.co.nz The historic Ilam Homestead and its sur­round­ing lawns and gar­dens make for an idyl­lic set­ting that rep­re­sents an age of her­itage and style. Ilam Homestead is the per­fect venue for in­door and out­door wed­dings, of­fer­ing a se­lec­tion of charm­ing and so­phis­ti­cated spa­ces to suit any oc­ca­sion. il­amhome­stead.co.nz

KEEP THE MEM­O­RIES

A bou­tique wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dio cov­er­ing Queen­stown, Wanaka and Tekapo, Alpine Im­age Com­pany loves shoot­ing can­did pho­tos of cou­ples against the dra­matic New Zealand land­scapes – nat­u­ral and time­less images that will take your breath away. alpineim­ages.co.nz

JUST SAY THE WORD

From venues, to cater­ing to dé­cor – just say the word and the ex­pe­ri­enced team at Con­ti­nen­tal Event Hire will be there to help. With ex­per­tise at hand you can rest as­sured that your wed­ding day will go ahead with­out a hitch. con­ti­nen­tal.co.nz

LAR­NACH CAS­TLE

The jewel in the crown of Dunedin for its lo­ca­tion, his­tory and beauty, Lar­nach Cas­tle's pic­turesque set­ting makes ev­ery wed­ding day spe­cial and unique. Beau­ti­ful gar­dens make an idyl­lic set­ting for the cer­e­mony, and the cas­tle's grand ball­room rep­re­sents the epit­ome of style and so­phis­ti­ca­tion. lar­nach­cas­tle.co.nz

MILL­BROOK RE­SORT

At a Mill­brook wed­ding, you’ll wan­der be­neath av­enues of rustling oak trees, cruise man­i­cured path­ways on golf bug­gies and en­joy ex­pan­sive views over­look­ing spec­tac­u­lar moun­tains. With on­site ac­com­mo­da­tion, you’ll wow your guests with a gen­uine Cen­tral Otago wed­ding ex­pe­ri­ence of the finest food, ser­vice and scenery. mill­brook.co.nz

NAME SYN­ONY­MOUS WITH WINE

Hold a pic­turesque vine­yard wed­ding at Al­lan Scott Fam­ily Wine­mak­ers. One of the first in­de­pen­dent winer­ies to be es­tab­lished in Marl­bor­ough, you'll be treated to gor­geous moun­tain views, de­li­cious food from on­site Twelve Trees Restau­rant and of course, sip on the fa­mous Al­lan Scott wine. al­lanscott.com

THE OLIVE GROVE

The Olive Grove has an open-air am­bi­ence, with lofty trees for shade and com­fort. A large mar­quee area is avail­able, al­low­ing you to move ef­fort­lessly be­tween the cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion – bring­ing a gar­den glam wed­ding to life. the­o­live­grove­wanakawed­dingv­enue.co.nz

POUNAMU APART­MENTS®

Just a 10-minute walk to Queen­stown's CBD, Pounamu Apart­ments of­fer panoramic views of the Re­mark­ables moun­tain range and the mir­ror-like Lake Wakatipu. With Qual­mark five-star rated, one and two-bed­room apart­ments and stu­dio rooms avail­able, Pounamu Apart­ments can cater for all oc­ca­sions. pouna­mua­part­ments.co.nz

QUEEN­STOWN HIL­TON

Sit­u­ated on the tran­quil shores of Lake Wakatipu, Hil­ton Queen­stown Re­sort & Spa is the ul­ti­mate lux­ury wed­ding venue and hon­ey­moon get­away. Re­lax in the op­u­lent spa fac­i­tilies or en­joy a world- class din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at the sig­na­ture restau­rant. hil­ton.com

ROBYN CLIFFE WED­DINGS

Dream­ing of an in­ti­mate beach-side wed­ding? Robyn Cliffe Wed­dings will help you bring those dreams to fruition. From your pho­tog­ra­phy and hair and makeup to your cel­e­brant and ac­com­mo­da­tion, the team will work with you to cre­ate a pri­vate wed­ding in par­adise. robyn­clif­fewed­dings.com

HO­TEL ST MORITZ

An alpine-in­spired bou­tique ho­tel, St Moritz of­fers an in­nate sense of style and dis­tinc­tive and de­tailed ap­proach to ser­vice. Home to the award-win­ning Lom­bardi Restau­rant, there are two beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated pri­vate venues avail­able for your cel­e­bra­tion. This five -star prop­erty is an awein­spir­ing base for you and your guests. stmoritz.co.nz

UNIQUE WED­DING GOWNS

Dur­ing a con­sul­ta­tion at Novia Brides, browse through stun­ning col­lec­tions of de­signer and cou­ture gowns in­clud­ing the ex­clu­sive New Zealand stock of breath­tak­ing Yolan Cris dresses. Based in the beau­ti­ful ru­ral set­ting of Cen­tral Otago, bring along your clos­est friends and fam­ily and make a day of it, while en­joy­ing a de­li­cious bot­tle of bub­bles. noviabrides.co.nz

WOODFIELDS PAR­ADISE

Choos­ing a venue? Let Woodfields Par­adise blow you away with its beau­ti­ful gar­dens, pri­vate pond, water­fall, hide­away hut and court­yard ar­eas. The pic­turesque, gar­den­like set­ting in­cludes an arch­way, and vast space for mar­quees tak­ing you from cer­e­mony to re­cep­tion. wood­field­spar­adise.co.nz

THE HIDE­AWAY 201

South­land’s most stun­ning wed­ding and func­tion venue. The Hide­away 201's per­ma­nent silk-lined mar­quee and restau­rant venue are spec­tac­u­lar set­tings for your cel­e­bra­tion, of­fer­ing a re­laxed at­mos­phere set amongst 10 acres of mag­nif­i­cent gar­dens. The per­fect sur­round­ings for "I do". the­hide­away201.co.nz

VAL­LEY OF VINES

The Wine­house is the per­fect romantic lo­ca­tion for your spe­cial day among the vines. This lov­ingly re­stored, turn-of-the­cen­tury villa evokes a sense of New Zealand pas­toral her­itage with beau­ti­ful gar­dens, rugged scenery, and the very best of Cen­tral Otago food, wine and hos­pi­tal­ity. wine­house.co.nz

X FOR EX­TRAS

The per­fect gown is just the be­gin­ning, it's the ac­ces­sories such as shoes, veils, jew­ellery and hair pieces that com­plete the look. As the South Is­land's go-to wed­ding des­ti­na­tion, Brides of Merivale's range of beau­ti­ful gowns and stun­ning ac­ces­sories is your one-stop bri­dal shop to pre­pare for your grand en­trance. brides­ofmerivale.co.nz

YOUR ONE- OF-A-KIND VENUE

De­signed in the tra­di­tional Chi­nese yuan­lin style us­ing hand­made tiles, bricks and lat­tice-work, the Dunedin Chi­nese Gar­dens pro­vides an au­then­tic, ori­en­tal back­drop for a one-of-a-kind wed­ding, right in the heart of the city. Per­fect for an in­ti­mate wed­ding, din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, or cock­tail party for up to 100 guests. duned­inchi­ne­segar­den.co.nz

ZOOM IN WITH DEAR LISSY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Cap­tur­ing beau­ti­ful love sto­ries in the heart of Cen­tral Otago, Lissy draws her in­spi­ra­tion from the ma­jes­tic scenery. As an avid day­dreamer and hope­less romantic, she con­sid­ers it a true priv­i­lege to be in­vited to cre­ate magic on a wed­ding day. dearlissy.com

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