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Weddings in Wellington

Whether you're planning a small, intimate wedding or something large and extravagant, Wellington is the perfect destination to tie the knot. Romantic seaside venues, world-class caterers and stunning backdrops for your photos can all be found in the coolest little capital. The city is also home to some of New Zealand's best designers to help you look the best on your special day.

Capture your special day - wedding photography

Wellington makes a great backdrop for your wedding photos and you'll find a range of top-class photographers and videographers to make you feel at ease in front of the camera. Experts in capturing those spontaneous moments, they'll make sure you can always remember the beauty of your special day.

The perfect location – wedding venues

Whether you're looking for a traditional cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows, a reception with sweeping views over the snow-capped mountains of the South Island, or a rose garden for a romantic ceremony, Wellington has a venue for you.

Capital flavour – wedding catering

By teaming award-winning local cuisine with regional wine and craft beer, the culinary capital has the right ingredients to make your wedding a day to remember. Wellington is full of talented chefs and caterers that can create a stylish, tasty menu that your friends and family will talk about for your years to come!

Beauty sleep – wedding accommodation

From five-star hotels to boutique B&Bs, you can sleep easy knowing Wellington has something to suit all budgets and tastes. Fancy a room with a view? Most downtown accommodation providers offer views of the harbour, bush-clad hills or the bustling city. Plus, the compact nature of Wellington means you'll never be far from your ceremony.

Stylish statements – wedding fashion

Every couple deserves to look beautiful on their wedding day, and Wellington has a variety of experienced designers ready to help you look your best. You’ll find a large selection of weddings dresses, suits and accessories to suit every budget.

Making history

Wellington has been at the forefront of progressive law change and was proud to host one of New Zealand's first same-sex weddings. Australian couple Paul and Trent were the lucky winners of Tourism New Zealand's Make History Competition which them swapping vows in front of their closest family and friends in Wellington. Check out the video of their magical day.

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