7 Best Airbnb Wedding Venues In New Zealand - Updated 2024

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If you plan to get hitched in beautiful New Zealand, you’ll appreciate the unique wedding venues the country has in store! Fancy tying the knot on a cliff-top? Or a place set against the stunning snowcapped alpines? Or perhaps amidst the lush greenery - be it on top of the mountain or in a forest? Well, you’ll find a setting for every theme you could think of here. The best part? You can get a marriage license even when you’re not a citizen!

For guests planning an intimate wedding, renting a vacation home would be an affordable and convenient way. For options, scroll down to learn more about the best Airbnb wedding venues in New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent reviews, location, venue options, costs and packages, amenities, guest accommodation, and event restrictions and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on November 28, 2023.

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1. Maple Lodge; Wanaka (from USD 943)

Morsel catering hosted their tasting lunch with us yesterday afternoon, what a cracker day it was for them! The set up was perfect, a great way to showcase their beautiful food and our stunning location. We have the perfect accommodation and venue for wedding parties, intimate events or retreats. Wanaka Wedding Hire supplied the cool tables and seating while The Green Room did the beautiful flowers . . . . #wanakaweddings #lovewanaka #maplelodgewanaka #wanaka #groupaccommodation #weddingaccommodation #dosomethingnewnz #weddingplanner #catering #weddingvenue #eventsvenue #accommodation #nzlodges #nzholiday #nzwedding #lodges #spring #smallwedding #retreats #travel

Posted by Maple Lodge Wanaka on Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Maple Lodge is a self-catering property with seven spacious bedrooms along Lake Wanaka. The event hire package includes the accommodation, so you’ll save big time on expenses.

This lodge boasts a well-manicured garden for special events such as corporate retreats and intimate weddings. Up to 30 guests can fit indoors for small wedding receptions. The guest limit can be extended up to 70 using the expansive garden area.

Additional round tables and chairs are available upon request for a surcharge. You can rent the dance floor for stomping away to live music during after-parties. Note that a bond is also solicited besides the event rates.

Nearest airport: Queenstown Airport (ZQN) (65.6 kilometers / 40.7 miles)
Guest capacity: 70
Standout features: Expansive grounds, garden, and dance floor
Testimonial: “Stunning accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing setting. Facilities are excellent, place was very clean and tidy. Thank you to Charlotte and her team. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.” - Andrea

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Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
148.3 km (92.2 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 9 Beds 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved touches - warm fires ready for you when walked in and new water for spa pool
Cleanliness:
the lodge has excellent facilities is very spacious and clean
Host:
charlotte is an amazing host
excellent host everything was as described easy to contact and checking-in/out was super easy
charlotte was extremely responsive and it was clear that she wanted us to enjoy our time there
Location:
absolutely perfect great location
great location for ski and group stay
amazing garden and surroundings close walks to the river and minutes to wanaka town
an absolutely gorgeous location with a home to suit
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2. Oke Bay Beach House; Rawhiti (from USD 1652)


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An enchanting coastal wedding awaits at Oke Bay Beach House! The property nestles on the Bay of Islands and offers stunning views of the pristine waters - a lovely background for the marriage ceremony.

The property has a group of curators and organizers who can help you fulfill your dream wedding without hassle. Catering and private chef services also come in handy for maximum convenience. Written approval is required to hold a celebration, and all requirements must be discussed before booking. This may also incur additional costs.

Nearest airport: Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport (KKE) (74.8 kilometers / 46.5 miles)
Standout features: Seafront setting, lush green grounds, and private chef and catering services
Testimonial: “A great property in a remote location (about 40mins from Russell). Very well maintained and of a very high standard. Great kitchen and bathrooms. Excellent views on both sides. Sonos zoned sound system is great if one set of friend/kids want to enjoy one side. they can play their own music, etc. A great place for total privacy and to recharge and just relax.” - Deven

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Rawhiti, Northland, New Zealand
1133.81 km (704.6 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
5 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 18 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a small spa pool would have been so cool given the views
Location:
great place fantastic location short walk to some amazing beaches
we woke up to rainbows couldn’t have picked a more beautiful location
a great property in a remote location (about 40mins from russell)
this place is absolutely stunning the location is perfect for amazing views
however the drive is totally worth it to stay at such an amazing place
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3. Pet-friendly country villa in wooded setting; Waituna West (from USD 232)

Invite your close family and friends, including your beloved furry buddies, for a memorable wedding celebration in this country villa set amidst the woods. The 5 acres (2.02 hectares) of verdant grounds surrounded by giant century-old trees make an excellent spot for hosting civil unions. The estate is not only pet friendly but also accessible for guests with limited mobility.

This event venue is tucked away in a rural setting but is under a 30-minute drive from Hunterville and Fielding, where other guests can find lodging spaces. A secure driveway is also present for pulling up cars.

Nearest airport: Palmerston North Airport (PMR)
Standout features: Lush grounds, wooded setting, and gardens
Testimonial: “This beautiful home sat upon a stunning location is not your average Airbnb. It is so much more: History, art, peace, a slice of heaven, and a very special experience. We were fortunate enough to host our wedding here and we could not be any happier. Thank you for the stay!” - Amanda

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Waituna West, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
688.66 km (428.0 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
43 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easily accommodated two families and the full size kitchen
what a warm comfortable gorgeously interesting home and the garden needs to be wandered to appreciate- simply stunning
maranoa is a fabulous large historic home which had plenty of room for our two families including four teenagers
wow what a treasure plenty of room wonderful old garden views of everything
very comfortable beds indeed with quality linens
Cleanliness:
but hard to get a very clean cushion to sit and a very clean blanket
clean comfortable and full of history and curiosities
perfect for entertaining with all the bbq needs and a heap of dry fire wood
Host:
stephanie is a great communicator and brilliant host
stephanie is a great host easy and prompt communication
Location:
great location for a weekend away beautiful grounds and well stocked
fantastic location amongst the trees and gardens
unbelievable place absolutely chocca with eclectic and interesting stuff
can’t wait to go back again a great place to kick back and relax
amazing place there are so many things to highlight here that make the place and our stay just amazing
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4. Lakeside Oamaru; Oamaru (from USD 103)

This tranquil lakeside hideaway features flexible functions for a magical marquee-style or garden wedding. The accommodation is a cherry on top for the bride and her bridesmaid to prepare before the commencement of the rites. The couple, along with select family members or close friends, can also spend a night here before or after the ceremony to loosen up.

The property is near the town center, so invitees can rent neighboring accommodations and immediately access the venue. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are aptly provided for added convenience.

Nearest airport: Dunedin International Airport (DUD) (138 kilometers / 85.7 miles)
Standout features: Lakefront setting, beautiful gardens, and large grounds
Testimonial: “Thank you so much for helping with our ‘Big, Amazing Day!’ You did a great job with the garden and made the experience perfect!! Thanks again! A day that we will never forget” - Megan & Cam

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Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
3.72 km (2.4 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
93 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very beautiful place plenty of space big fully functioning kitchen
it was warm and comfortable and we had a lovely stay
Cleanliness:
clean warm and big house
spotlessly clean and very well appointed
very clean and stylish would stay again
the space was very clean and had all the necessities we needed
amazing house and absolutely spotless
Host:
rebecca was a wonderful host
the hosts were welcoming friendly and happy to help if we needed anything
immaculately maintained and a friendly host
hosts are easy to communicate with and nothing is an issue
wonderful stay fantastic hosts will definitely stay again
Location:
a stunning close to town beautiful property so relaxing and comfortable
definitely a good place to choose
excellent accommodation and stunning location garden and scenery
she coped very well with our last minute booking and 5e place was amazing
a great stay in a fine place in a beautiful garden setting
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5. Stylish venue overlooking mountain views; Mount Creighton (from USD 1522)

Idyllically set in Bob’s Cove Nature Reserve, this stylish venue offers a breathtaking mountainous backdrop for your wedding photoshoot. It has plenty of front lawn area to set up a romantic al fresco wedding with a vineyard scene. All you have to do is to prepare the whimsical lighting and elegant feasting tables for your visitors.

However, when the weather is not in your favor, the modern-rustic interior with woodwork accents and the covered seating areas on the deck can be a great alternative. There’s also a cool bar area inside for cocktail nights! More than 16 guests can sleep here, which makes it suitable for intimate weddings.

Nearest airport: Queenstown Airport (ZQN) (21 kilometers / 13 miles)
Standout features: Wilderness setting, open grounds, and bar area
Testimonial: “The most amazing spot to have our wedding, the weather really turned it on for us and we had the best weekend. What an amazing spot! Mark was so awesome during the lead up and during, highly recommend! This place is incredible and Mark’s attitude and accomodating nature make it 5+++. Thank you so much.” - Olivia

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Mount Creighton, Otago, New Zealand
193.98 km (120.6 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
102 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was stunning had all the amenities and facilities
unbelievably well-equipped and comfortable
kitchen is also very well stocked and the beds were super comfortable
plenty of space for kids to run around and the games room was very much enjoyed
there is one huge master bedroom with attached bathroom
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy plenty of room
everything was clean comfortable well thought out
the airbnb was clean and the beds were super comfortable
Host:
top accomadation for a small wedding great host
absolutely amazing the most wonderful hosts and beautiful venue
the place was amazing and the owner was fantastic to deal with
mark and camila are wonderful hosts
absolutely exceeded every expectation mark was an amazing host for our stay and our wedding celebrant
Location:
what a great location for a special gathering
best location couldn't fault it
great place a great location
a kids park and only a stones throw away to the beautiful lake
beautiful location perfect for a small wedding
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6. Charming Victorian home; Masterton (from USD 552)

Affording guests a small yet remarkable wedding is in the makings of this Victorian home. It has multiple bedrooms and can take in over 16 guests. The charming foyer is perfect for the bride to walk on as the groom waits at the end of the aisle. There’s also a little garden where the main event can be held.

This property is close to public transport and railway stations, so guests commuting from nearby accommodations can conveniently reach the venue on time. Free parking is also within the premises for those arriving with a private vehicle.

Nearest airport: Wellington International Airport (WLG) (107 kilometers / 66.5 miles)
Standout features: Beautiful architecture, free parking, and garden
Testimonial: “We booked this Airbnb for our family to stay during our wedding. They all had nothing but great things to say. The house was beautiful, clean, and the beds were so comfortable. The house has so much character and my family loved it. I highly recommend this place, Rozellia was so accommodating in letting us view the rooms first and arrange a later check out. Communication was great also.” - Dean

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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
598.95 km (372.2 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 20 Beds 16 Guests 10 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing old house really comfy beds and was the perfect fit for a large family gathering
Cleanliness:
the house was beautiful clean and the beds were so comfortable
clean and tidy good amenities
Host:
huge place which was great to host our working crew
rozellia is an outstanding host goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay
made it extra special check in was super easy and host rozellia replies to messages very quickly
wonderful weekend at a warm friendly house
Location:
huge house great location and cost
great location and value for money
nice big place in a good location
great location for our family get together of 20 people
such a beautiful old house in a fantastic location
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7. Historic mansion with landscaped gardens; Benhar (from USD 578)

You can look forward to wonderful facilities in this historic mansion, such as a minibar, barrel sauna, and hot tub. This mansion is more than just a luxurious living space - it’s also an ideal venue for your wedding!

The wedding package covers photography services, three bridal suites, optional catering, and complimentary parking. You can further negotiate and tailor your package with the host based on your budget and requirements. Ample seating for all attendees can be laid out on the lush grounds.

Nearest airport: Dunedin International Airport (DUD) (55 kilometers / 34 miles)
Standout features: Lush grounds, barrel sauna, and wedding package
Testimonial: “Had a fantastic weekend away with the whole house to ourselves. The house, bedrooms, and gardens were amazing and we had everything we needed to create a memorable weekend. A big thank you to Matt and his family for their hosting. We will definitely be back!” - Fraser

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Benhar, Otago, New Zealand
154.71 km (96.2 mi) from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 10 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Host:
i can highly recommend a stay in benhar with this wonderful host and beautiful property
matt was super hospitable and welcoming
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A new chapter begins in New Zealand

Weddings mark the beginning of a new chapter in a couple’s lives, and New Zealand is a promising destination to set it off! When arranging a civil union, it’s just right to map it meticulously to the smallest detail, and the venue must always be prioritized. The legwork is done - find a list of the best Airbnb wedding venues in New Zealand above and book your venue today!

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