Where it all began: Amuri Estate

Ask any couple to name their most precious life memories and often the wedding day comes first.

The recalling of weather, food, and guest list may vary slightly, but the venue is clearly remembered as the place where married life began.

A mere 10 minutes’ drive from Hanmer Springs is the glorious Amuri Estate. Panoramic views sweep across historic farm stations, while the braided Waiau river meanders below the magnificent Southern Alps. Stunning by day, bewitching by night as the sky fills with stars and the twinkling lights of Hanmer Springs take on the look of glow worms in the deepening dusk, it’s a venue to be remembered, forever.

Vanessa Orr is the owner and qualified event manager who ensures every couple experiences their dream wedding. With regards to the ceremony, whether the couple desire an outdoor wedding with an archway to frame the spectacular view, or an indoor fairy-tale winter wedding, anything is possible. Up to 200 guests can be seated for outdoor ceremonies, plus a bank of grandstand seating is also available for the perfect birds-eye view of proceedings.

So far as catering, Vanessa works with top-quality catering companies from Christchurch, who travel up and cater each wedding, providing delicious spreads and options for guests with dietary requirements.

A modern and spacious barn-like building, comprising polished concrete floors and 16 metres of glass doors, creates an incredible vibe for mingling and dancing.
Accommodation at Amuri Estate’s lodge makes for an unforgettable stay. Each guest room has a private underfloor heated ensuite, heated towel rail, bathrobe, hair-dryer, and quality toiletries.

Add in luxurious beds dressed in fine linen, wireless broadband and internet connection, free-view television, plus tea and coffee facilities, there is no wonder guests feel their own honeymoon weekend is well underway.

Main image: Sarah Clements Photography


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