Exuding elegance: Hemsworth Estate

“Allow time to stop while you celebrate”. That’s the mantra of Hemsworth Estate, a glorious Edwardian former family home reimagined as an event venue. Five minutes from Ashburton and only an hour from Christchurch, Hemsworth exudes elegance, character and the warm spirit of decades of weddings and celebrations. The house is set on 58 acres […]

A magical venue: Rossendale Vineyard

They perform magic at Rossendale Vineyard. It doesn’t matter whether they are magicians or wizards, the team can make wedding dreams and visions come true.     “Couples just have to tell us what they want and we will make it happen,” says events manager Graham Jones. “We have such an adaptable canvas here in […]

A World Away: Tuscany Downs Estate

Tuscany Downs Estate is a true New Zealand luxury rural lifestyle experience on five acres of farmland near Darfield, Canterbury that caters to holiday getaways, weddings and corporate retreats.     Just 30 minutes from the central city and 25 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, Tuscany Downs Estate is in the heart of Canterbury-rural living […]

A beautiful backdrop: Chateau on the Park

Nestled amongst five acres of stunning gardens and greenery, Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton, has a number of ideal backdrops for your big day.     Its outdoor spaces lend themselves beautifully to an outdoor ceremony, with options to add on a casual platter-style poolside reception to celebrate with your […]

An idyllic location: Methven Resort

Just an hour from Christchurch, Methven Resort offers an unforgettable experience for a wedding venue or exceptional conference location.       This exclusive escape in Methven Village is renowned for fine food, fantastic facilities, entertainment, serenity and space in a beautiful mountain setting. Accommodation staff will personalise every detail for your event to ensure […]

Slice of paradise: The Portage

Tie the knot against a breathtaking backdrop of the Marlborough Sounds at The Portage, a fresh, contemporary venue nestled within a perfect slice of New Zealand paradise, complete with birdsong, native flora and magical views of the ocean.   Take your dream wedding from concept to reality with their experienced Wedding Coordinator who will ensure […]

Plan your Perfect Party: Jubilee Events

After three years of managing fundraising events, fellow mums Julia Dockerill and Cassandra Kelly decided to set up their own events management company. After a chance encounter led to them to discover the Rangiora Function Centre, Jubilee Events was formed.     Now they are busy hosting events including birthday celebrations, corporate functions and weddings. […]

Celebrate your happiest moments: Christchurch Function Centre

Life has so many happy moments and the Christchurch Function Centre is the perfect place for you to celebrate them.     The venue has four beautifully presented versatile function rooms suitable for larger groups or more intimate gatherings. Set within garden surroundings, there are comfortable accommodation options and convenient parking for everyone. So whether […]


Beautiful Year-Round Weddings: Rossendale

Every season offers brides and grooms unique opportunities to celebrate their wedding, says Rossendale Vineyard Manager, Graham Jones.   “We focus on what the couple want. Every wedding is different and we design it around them.” Unlike some wedding venues, Rossendale is a year-round venue that can easily accommodate 150-200 guests indoors and/or outdoors. With […]

Historic heart & soul: Ilam Homestead

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments,” said Shakespeare and, while we are there, let’s throw in true heart and soul as well.   At Ilam Homestead, once home to the Rector of the University of Canterbury, you will find mind, heart and soul wrapped in with the beauty and history […]