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8 Venues in Christchurch – Part I​

Wedding at The Welder, Christchurch

8 Venues in Christchurch - Part I

Having the perfect venue is key to having gorgeous images. Different backdrops suit different styles and throughout Christchurch there are plenty of options.  

These 8 venues are ones we love working with, the staff are lovely, the grounds are stunning and they photograph well.

If you need help choosing your venue, be sure to read our guide here.

Bride and groom standing next to cake and welcome sign at Welder Events, Christchurch on their wedding day.

The Welder

Looking for a unique and charming venue to host your wedding? Look no further than this stunning industrial space! With 113 sqm of space and recycled heritage wooden flooring, 

this event space provides the perfect blank canvas to bring your wedding vision to life. One of the standout features of this space is the private outdoor courtyard area, which provides an 

enchanting entrance for your guests. Once inside, you’ll be transported to an event oasis, complete with rustic charm and character. The original green Henderson track door, 

which was once housed in the Land Rover workshop and parts department back in the 60s, adds to the space’s unique character. So if you’re looking for a memorable and one-of-a-kind wedding venue, 

this industrial space is the perfect spot to tie the knot!

Capacity: 220 PAX Cocktail style (inside & outside courtyard area)  150 PAX Cocktail style (inside only) 80 PAX Seated

Catering & Bar: Yes +  Styling and Furnishing available.


Ōhinetahi Wedding Venue - Christchurch


Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Christchurch, New Zealand, lies the enchanting Ōhinetahi Gardens, a place of magical beauty with a profound sense of peace and tranquility.

With over 1.25 hectares of garden, Ōhinetahi is celebrated for its international significance. It is also home to two galleries, sculpture and woodland trails, and a significant 19th century homestead.

As photographers, we loved photographing at Ōhinetahi Gardens. The gorgeous environment and the picturesque landscape provided us with the perfect backdrop for capturing the perfect shots.

 The gardens offer a wide array of unique features, including an old-world charm that is hard to find anywhere else. 

The lush greenery, the vibrant flowers, and the serene water features make Ōhinetahi Gardens a bride’s paradise.

Catering & Beverages: No.


Bride and Groom exit reception at Lacebark, - Christchurch, New Zealand


If you are looking for a dream wedding venue, then Lacebark in North Canterbury, New Zealand is a fantastic option.
This stunning venue, owned by Marion and Lindsay Pulley, boasts a newly renovated, modern and luxurious barn set amidst beautiful country gardens.
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Christchurch Airport, Lacebark offers indoor and outdoor spaces for hire, making it the perfect choice for any function. But what sets Lacebark apart as a wedding venue

 is the idyllic landscaped formal gardens that offer breathtaking rural views, and the sumptuous on-site bridal suite accommodation. 

Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a grand reception, Lacebark has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable.

 Book a viewing today to see what Lacebark has to offer for your dream wedding.

Capacity: 120 PAX Seated

Catering: BYO  Bar: Yes Commercial Kitchen available



The Tannery

The Tannery is an exceptional boutique wedding venue that is rapidly gaining popularity among couples in the Christchurch region. 

With its year-round availability for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, The Tannery serves as the perfect backdrop for your special day. The venue offers a choice of four locations, 

suitable for weddings of all sizes and budgets, including ample parking space for your guests.

 The Tannery’s renowned chefs will create a bespoke wedding feast for you, paired with Cassels Brewing Co’s craft beers and local wines.

Moreover, the event management team ensures that your wedding is seamlessly coordinated, allowing you to relax and enjoy your big day. Imagine having your 

reception under the stunning glass atrium, dancing on genuine French tiled floors, and treating your guests to an elegant evening soirée with fine food and wine.

 The Tannery is the ideal place to create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Capacity: up to 600 PAX Cocktail style (inside only) 350 PAX Seated

Catering & Beverages: Yes


The Ilex

Are you looking for an event space that is unique, beautiful, and serene?
The Ilex is a hidden gem that stays true to the rich origins and beauty of the gardens. We recently had the pleasure of shooting there, and we were blown away by its

 natural charm and elegance. 

The team at Ilex is passionate about creating unique event experiences with effortless attention to detail, from design through to service.

One of our favorite spaces is the Ilex Events Space, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that invite natural light into every corner of the room. 

The private outdoor courtyard offers stunning views of the Avon River and a sense of intimacy and exclusivity for your guests. 

Whether you want to host drinks under a greenhouse glass-ceiling, dinner by the river, or party in your own tropical hideaway, Ilex has got you covered.

Capacity: 180 PAX Cocktail style – 130 PAX Seated

Catering & Beverages: Yes


Mt Pleasant Hall, Wedding Venue Christchurch - Agnes Grace Photo + Film

Mt Pleasant Hall

Are you on the hunt for an affordable yet stylish venue to host your special event or wedding? Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious hall, this venue offers an abundance
 of natural light and a charming atmosphere. In addition to a registered kitchen, Mt Pleasant Hall also provides access to a beach path across the road for those perfect photo
The venue comes equipped with a sound system, projector, and tables and chairs, all included in the rental price. With rates starting at just $30 per hour for community groups and
 weekly hires, and $50 per hour for one-off functions, Mt Pleasant Hall is an excellent value. 
Be aware that peak rates apply on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to midnight, but the venue also offers packages for special events and weddings. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to host 
your next event at this fantastic venue!


Capacity: 178 PAX Cocktail style – 120 PAX Seated

Catering & Beverages: No

Bangor Farms

Bangor Farm is a stunning wedding venue, located just a 30-minute drive from Christchurch. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings,

 with the beautiful oak trees and vast lawns providing a magical space for couples to exchange vows and capture beautiful wedding images. 

The indoor spaces include the Barn Room, the Long Room, and the Auditorium, while the outdoor spaces include two marquee sites. The venue hire includes a range of facilities 

and services such as furniture, lighting, sound equipment, and more. At Bangor Farm, they pride ourselves on providing a warm and friendly service, 

so why not book a viewing today to experience the magic of their venue for yourself?

Capacity: 200 PAX Seated

Catering & Beverages: No

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