Love is in the air: GCH Aviation

Helicopters and romance are the perfect pairing – whisking away lovebirds to dream locations, capturing memories to share around the world.



GCH Aviation, or as locals fondly know as Garden City Helicopters, has been safely flying couples and wedding parties for decades, to secluded and spectacular locations.

“We have to think differently about weddings now, with our new normal,” Group Marketing Manager Caroline Blanchfield says.

“All sorts of things can be made possible with a helicopter. We live in a stunningly beautiful region, and we know where all the gems are.”

Loved ones might not be there in person but can share the experience through beautiful videos and photographs.

GCH Aviation has created the scene of many ‘I dos’ from hill-top weddings and civil unions to renewing of vows and plenty of proposals!

On the menu of enchanted locations is the rugged alpine beauty of secluded Chest Peak near Arthurs Pass overlooking the Southern Alps and Christchurch.

A romantic backdrop is Leibig Dome with breathtaking views to Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Murchison Valley.

“If it’s a place a couple has a special connection to that maybe on DOC or farmland, we can apply for access. And there are plenty of hidden little bays around Banks Peninsula with no road access that we can get to.”

For weddings on the ground, experienced pilots can fly the bridal party to another world – there and back in an hour.

Love will always be in the air at GCH Aviation.


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