Beach/Oceanside Wedding Venues
Nothing says romance more than beautiful white sandy beaches, warm sunshine and the sounds of the ocean gently lapping. It is little wonder that many brides and grooms choose a coastal location to exchange their wedding vows. The following are some of the best:
Dolphin Bay Beachfront Venue
Secluded and private, Dolphin Bay consists of 10 acres of coastal land. The venue caters to both indoor and outdoor weddings, and couples can choose to exchange vows on one of the two private beaches or on the cliff top with the ocean as the backdrop. Limited accommodations are available nearby with plenty of good hotels and motels within driving distance. The venue has an extensive list of trusted vendors to help with all aspects of planning a wedding.
Beach House, Kawau Island
A small piece of Paradise, Kawau Island offers sub-tropical temperatures and surroundings, with golden sand and pretty ocean views from almost every vantage point. The Beach House specializes in boutique weddings and is able to provide everything needed for even the most unique weddings. Accommodations are available on-site, with more choices just a hop, skip and a jump away on the mainland.
Papamoa Beach Resort, Bay of Plenty
With 4 individual wedding locations to choose from the Papamoa Beach Resort’s 16 acres of park-like setting is perfect for tying the knot. Arguably one of the most beautiful locations New Zealand has to offer, this beachfront resort has it all when it comes to a beach or waterfront wedding. Warm, golden sands and 180-degree panoramic views of the ocean make for the perfect romantic venue to say, ‘I do’. Accommodations are plentiful with a wide range of choice for guests and honeymooners to stay and enjoy all this gorgeous Bay of Plenty location has to offer.
Spencer on Byron Hotel, Takapuna
Every aspect of a wedding can be accommodated here, from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony itself, and then to the dinner/reception function afterwards. The Hotel offers over 100 4.5-star rooms so guests and the bridal party can enjoy the facilities and then retire to their rooms afterwards. Quiet and peaceful it is only a short drive to take advantage of the huge variety of entertainment nearby.
Peppers Clearwater Resort, Northwood, Christchurch
If getting married by the water is desired, but a beach location is not, the Peppers Clearwater Resort’s magnificent lake and garden setting is perfect. The Resort is just a mere 15 minutes from the centre of the Garden City (Christchurch), so once the festivities have concluded guests and bridal party can explore the beautiful area, the resort caters to boutique weddings all the way up to an event for 144 people.
Te Kaha Beach Resort, Eastern Bay of Plenty
Quiet, warm, beautiful surroundings with vast ocean views, this is the ideal location for a wedding with up to 120 people. The Resort has all-inclusive packages to make planning a wedding very easy and stress-free. The bride and groom can choose to exchange views on the beach with the sand between their toes, or on the hilltop with the ocean spread out below, or in the stunning chapel on the premises.
Sanctuary in the Cove, Northland
Just as the name suggests this truly is a tranquil stretch of beachfront property that is a sanctuary, ideal for a wedding that calls for a magnificent ocean backdrop, with native bush and gardens for fantastic photo opportunities. There are several choices of location for the ceremony, including one that features a waterfall. Accommodations are also available on site, located within a gated, secure area with abundant parking.
Okahu Waterfront, Orakei, Auckland
A unique venue that has guests sitting out over the water, with stunning daytime views of Rangitoto and Waitemata Harbour. At night guests can enjoy the lights from the Harbour Bridge, Devonport and the Sky Tower. The venue caters to up to 120 people and has beautiful facilities that will make any wedding ceremony and reception one to remember forever. Event planning staff can assist with any and all arrangements necessary to ensure that the special day is perfect in every way. This is one of the top wedding venues in New Zealand so booking well in advance may be necessary to avoid disappointment.