Directory of Wedding Venues in Nelson NZ

So, your planning your wedding in Nelson/Tasman and want to find the perfect wedding location for your big day? Choosing your wedding destination can be overwelming as I have found, a simple google search can often leave out many great options, overlooking finding your dream location and wasting hours of your time.

I have encounted all of the above while planning my own wedding, spending hours at a time searching for my dream wedding reception and ceremony locations wishing there was an easier way. To make choosing your wedding venue easier I have created a wedding venue directory of venues in the Nelson and Tasman region. I hope this helps any future brides!

Gardens of the World -  Six acres of beautiful landscaped and mature gardens just outside of Richmond. The perfect location for that dream outdoor ceremony you have always wanted, an outdoor ceremony or a beautiful background to some stunning wedding photos! The gardens have many large ponds and streams with small bridge crossings and parking is no problem!
They have recently upgraded the gardens to now include a marquee with a concrete foundation, the perfect garden setting!

The Mudcastle - The perfect wedding venue for any couples Fairy Tale wedding! Situated in the heart of Mahana this gorgeous castle looks out over views of the countryside and its beautiful castle themed gardens, ponds and arched bridges. Opportunities for photos are limitless and the venue even offers accommodation options for guests and plenty of parking!

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Resort - Offers various options to suit any wedding of any size or budget. The Village green is located in the heart of the resort with beautifully manicured lawn and garden area with a courtyard feel, the perfect location for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. However, if you prefer an indoor ceremony, just around the corner is The Village Hall, suitable for a smaller wedding group this hall is adorable with a attractive rock brick facade and grand entranceway which would look stunning as the backdrop to a few candid snaps of the newlyweds. Next door is The Grand Marquee, another option suitable for a larger wedding group with ample room for a good boogie and a blank canvas for your own personal touch! The venue also offers accommodation, plenty of car parking for guests and has its own catering options. 

The Last Straw Cottage - Incredibly unique venue for those who wish to have the perfect intimate wedding in the countryside, this venue is a wee gem situated on a 16 acres farmlet with potential for beautiful photos under the wisterias on the balcony and surrounding gardens. This venue offers accommodation for small groups and is only 15 minutes from Nelson Airport!

The Honest Lawyer - This venue is full of surprises, tucked away behind their very popular traditional english styled country pub is a gorgeous rustic styled barn with doors that open up to views of the ocean and beyond, breathtaking and perfect for that rustic wedding you always dreamed of. The Venue also offers accommodation to guests, parking and catering options aswell as plenty of photo opportunities in their orchard, courtyard and on the point looking out towards Monaco and Rabbit Island. For larger wedding parties they also have an English Styled Banquet Room available.

Lancewood Villa - Situated in the heart of the Tasman looking out over rolling hills at views of rabbit island and nelson bay, this venue is picture perfect!  Not only does Lancewood Villa have its very own rustic wooden barn and native forest walkway it also offers accommodation options. Its an eco friendly venue with its great for anyone wanting that true 100% New Zealand wedding!

The Playhouse - The very popular Playhouse offers couple and their guests a beautiful indoor outdoor venue with gorgeous gardens and plenty of area for guests to socialise. Great photo locations on their doorstep being located only minutes from Mapua and Rabbit Island. The venue offers catering options and has plenty of parking for guests!

Melrose House Gardens & Café - One of Nelson's last surviving grand Historic home offers the perfect venue for smaller boutique weddings with great options in and outside. Beautiful ballroom styled rooms with polished wooden floors, balconies looking out over mature landscaped gardens surrounding this beautiful iconic Nelson venue. Melrose House offers accommodation options, plenty of parking for your guests as well as having their own on site catering.

Beacon Hill Estate -  Currently only offering their venue for limited events. Beautiful country barn with views looking out over waimea plains and surrounding gardens.

Founders Heritage Park - The iconic Founders Heritage Park offers an array of venue options and attractions to cater for any style and/or wedding budget. The popular heritage building The Granary is one of our favourites with its beautiful wooden floors and beams. Founders also has its own historic church and big top as well as its very popular train station and freight plane for some great candid shots of your wedding party! 

Spring Grove Hall - A cute white washed wooden hall with a gorgeous rustic wooden feel inside awaits you, this venue is very affordable and would suit any wedding party size. Located just a few minutes drive from Brightwater and beautiful surrounding areas perfect for photos. The venue looks gorgeous when dressed! 

Fairfield House - Close to the heart of Nelson, Fairfield House is one of Nelson's most iconic historic homes and makes for a beautiful wedding venue, surrounded by seven acres of beautiful woodland and gardens and its very own cobblestone courtyard not to mention  views looking out over Nelson, this venue offers plenty of picturesque backdrops for your wedding photography! There are no restrictions on catering and alcohol and the venue has plenty of space in and outdoors.

Warwick House -  The magnificent early victorian boutique hotel stands tall looking out over views of Nelson and surrounding areas, only 10 minutes walk from Nelson's CBD. The venue has been tastefully decorated to suit its early Victorian classical style and has much to offer including its very own grand ballroom, balconies looking out over surrounding gardens and Nelson City.

Tahunanui Function Centre - Only a minutes walk from Tahunanui Beach this venue offers guests indoor and outdoors options to suit any wedding. The venue is fully licenced and offers on-site catering and accommodation options for guests. The beautiful gardens are a great location for an outdoor ceremony or the perfect backdrop for some stunning photography. The centre is modern and spacious and can be easily dressed to your own style.

Mahana Estate - CLOSED CURRENTLY - Breathtaking views greet you as you approach the beautiful Mahana Estate. Surrounded by lush vineyards, landscaped gardens and the Mount arthur and Tasman Mountain Range in sight your photographer will have a hard time picking what to snap first! The venue can accommodate for any sized wedding party and offers on-site catering aswell as its own housemade wines . You have many options, the gardens are perfect for an outdoor ceremony or you may prefer to get married in the wine cellar. The venue  offers plenty of parking for guests aswell as accommodation options so your guests will be well looked after.

Petite Fleur at Seifried Estates - CLOSED CURRENTLY- Surrounded by landscaped gardens, beautiful vineyards and only minutes from Rabbit Island this venue has so much to offer. The gardens make for a lovely outdoor ceremony venue aswell as having three indoor options to suit your wedding style. The on-site catering by Petite Fleur is fantastic and there is plenty of parking for guests. Possible photography locations are everywhere including amongst the vineyard, the beach or along one of the many forest walkways!

Thackwood Cottage Boutique Garden & Accommodation - One of the most beautiful gardens to get married in, the gardens are beautifully landscaped with two large lawn options for your dream outdoor ceremony, or a marquee reception. The history of the property is very special with the historic cottage available as a accommodation options aswell as having 300 acres of farmland , hidden garden pathways and large ponds perfect for wedding photos locations! The venue also has plenty of parking options for guests and is close to many other great locations for candid bride and groom shots. 

Washbourne Gardens - Located in the heart of Richmond, Washbourne Gardens is a beautiful location for anyone considering an outdoor ceremony, The gardens are mature and landscaped with many great photography locations close by including the old jail house, flower glasshouse, ponds and garden trails.

Queens Gardens - The Iconic gardens are located in the heart of Nelson offering many great locations for small wedding ceremonies with small greens surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens and mature trees. A great location for wedding photography, with many bridges overlooking large ponds and streams, the many garden walkways circling the gardens, plus the romantic cupid fountain in the centre of the gardens.

The Chapel Cafe- A new venue to Nelson, situated just around the corner from Nelsons waterfront and Wakefield Quay. A beautiful old church renovated into a stylish, clean and modern church like venue which can host appox 40 to 60 guests at a time, some off street parking. 

The Brambleby Orchard - Situated approx 20 minutes from Richmond, this industrial and semi-rustic wedding venue was formerly an old tobacco drying shed and kiln which is now open for limited wedding and event bookings. This venue has a beautiful country setting, some parking and can host up to around 120 guests at a time. Noise is an issue as noted by the venue owners so music must be kept to a low low and there is a no flame policy so candles!

Saxton Oval Pavilion - A new venue to Nelson, situated at Saxon Field Sports Grounds this modern complex is a beautiful, clean and modern venue.

Appleby House and Rabbit Island Huts  - Just a minutes drive from Rabbit Island this gorgeous wedding venue close to the seaside is a natural and modern wedding venue which can host up to 50 guests at a time, plenty of parking and has accomodation options for up to 24 guests. 

Toad Hall - With a beautiful courtyard area and covered outdoor dining area, a private outdoor bar stocking local beer and wines, and in-house catering with flexibility to create a menu with their kitchen team this venue offers an array of options! Located in Motueka with plenty of off road parking options. 

Nelson Yacht Club
Palmers Estate