Winter Wedding Wellington

There are so many reasons to have a winter wedding in New Zealand. Here are our top 5 reasons for having a winter wedding:

  1. Some wedding venues offer discounted or cheaper prices in winter so you can have your dream wedding venue without blowing your budget

  2. Winter wedding outfits are amazing. Winter wedding dress options are stunning with long sleeves, capes, and coats. And three piece woolen suits can be worn without overheating or sweating in the harsh NZ sun

  3. Wedding vendors are available on more dates over winter, so you can have whatever hairdresser, makeup artist, photographer, caterer, and venue you want instead of spending masses of time hunting for vendors that’re available on your wedding date

  4. Your preferred wedding venue is more likely to have your preferred wedding date available in winter, instead of your wedding date being determined by the venues availability over summer

  5. And lastly, from the perspective of the wedding photographer, the light in winter is incredible which makes your wedding photos amazing!

To help get you started, we have listed our top 6 Wellington winter wedding venues for you below.

Top 6 winter wedding venues in Wellington

  1. Begonia House, Wellington Botanic Garden

  • Begonia House is a glasshouse venue in the Wellington Botanic Gardens 5 minutes drive from Wellington City, at 101 Glenmore St, Kelburn, Wellington New Zealand. Parking available on site.

  • Begonia House Capacity: 90 people seated, 120 people standing

  • Venue Hire: from $600 to $900

  • Not included in venue hire: All furniture, styling, sound, catering and clean-up to be arranged by couple.

  • Begonia House wedding enquiries can be directed to Treehouse@wcc.govt.nz, 04 499 1400. or the councils website here.

  • For further information and photos of Begonia House see our full review of Begonia House as a wedding venue here: www.timandnadine.com/begonia-house-wedding-wellington-botanic-garden


2. Boomrock Wellington

  • Boomrock Lodge is a cliff top wedding venue with views of the South Island. Boomrock is located 30 minutes north of Wellington City at 292 Boom Rock Rd, Ohariu Valley, Wellington. Boomrock has limited parking available on site, guest access is by bus or helicopter.

  • Boomrock Lodge Capacity: 120 seated, 130 standing

  • Venue Hire: from $2,600 to $5,300

  • What is included in Boomrock venue hire?

    • Hire includes exclusive use of the entire property, plus Boomrock will provide wooden tables, chairs & pews, crockery & cutlery, napkins & tablecloths, lodge set-up & clean-up, printed menus, management & coordination of the event, two meetings with your coordinator; rehearsal at Boomrock, and a picnic hamper for bridal party photos.

  • Catering: Boomrock has in-house chef providing catering of canapes and a three course meal from $120 per person.

  • Activities available: extreme golf and clay bird shooting

  • Boomrock Lodge wedding enquiries can be directed to functions@boomrock.co.nz, 04 478 9587. or through their website here

  • For more photos and information about Boomrock see our full review of Boomrock as a wedding venue here: www.timandnadine.com/boomrock-wellington-wedding-venue

3. Sudbury, Te Horo

  • Sudbury is a luxury wedding venue set on a ridge 50 minutes north of Wellington city at 101 Te Hapua Road, Te Horo, New Zealand. Parking for 50 cars available on site.

  • Sudbury Capacity: 136 seated, 200 standing

  • Venue Hire: from $7,500 to $8,500

  • What is included in Sudbury venue hire?

    • Hire includes exclusive use of the entire property which includes the Pergola Garden, the Stables, the Hay Barn, the Garden Bar, the Courtyard Garden with outdoor fire, the Petanque Court, and the surrounding gardens. 20 trestle tables, 150 chairs, 38 ceremony chairs, lighting and sound, a vintage caravan, complete clean-up of the venue, a wedding coordinator, and a wedding rehearsal

  • Catering: The Canape Company provides Sudbury weddings with banquet style menus starting at $105 pp

  • BYO beverage available: You can bring your own beverages and Sudbury won’t charge you for corkage or bar staff. Alternatively they have local wines and beers available

  • Sudbury wedding enquiries can be directed to events@sudbury.co.nz, 06 364 3064, or through their website here.

  • For further information and photos of Sudbury see our full review of Sudbury as a wedding venue here: www.timandnadine.com/sudbury-wedding-venue

4. Prefab Hall

  • Prefab Hall is an inner city Wellington central wedding venue located at 14 Jessie Street, Wellington, New Zealand. Paid on street parking available in the city.

  • Prefab Hall Capacity: 120 Seated, 250 Standing

  • Venue Hire: from $300 to $2,500

  • Not included in venue hire: All styling, sound, catering and clean-up to be arranged by couple.

  • Prefab Hall wedding enquiries can be directed to mark.kilroy@pre-fab.co.nz, 04 385 2263, or through their website here

  • You can take a look at our Prefab wedding venue review for more photos and information about Prefab: www.timandnadine.com/prefab-industrial-wedding-venue-review

5. The Milk Station

  • The Milk Station is a sophisticated italian inspired wedding venue located 1 hour drive from Wellington city at 35 Rahui Road, Otaki, New Zealand. Guest parking available on site

  • The Milk Station Capacity: 200 people

  • Venue Hire from $2,500

  • On site Accommodation: The Milk Station has 20 spacious luxury rooms available on site for you and your guests

  • Wedding enquiries for The Milk Station can be directed to norbertkoptisch@hotmail.com, 0274 810 667, or visit their website here.

  • For more information and photos of The Milk Station see our full review of The Milk Station as a wedding venue here: www.timandnadine.com/the-milk-station-wedding-venue

6. The Boatshed, Wellington Waterfront

  • The Boatshed is an inner city Wellington wedding venue situated on Wellington’s waterfront overlooking the Wellington harbour. The Boatshed is located at Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington Wharf, New Zealand. Paid on street parking available in the city.

  • The Boatshed Capacity: 200 seated, 300 standing

  • Venue Hire: from $1,300 to $2,200

  • Not included in venue hire: All furniture, styling, sound, catering, wait staff, set up, and clean-up to be arranged by couple

  • BYO food and beverage available: You have the option of bringing your own food and beverages to The Boatshed and there is no charge for corkage

  • Wedding enquiries for the Boatshed can be directed to info@theboatshedvenue.co.nz, 04 801 5090, 027 262 8743 or through The Boatsheds website here

  • You can see more information and photos of The Boatshed wedding venue in our detailed wedding venue review of The Boatshed here.

If you have any questions about any of wedding venues feel free to contact us on hello@timandnadine.com, we are always more than happy to help