5 Eco-Friendly Gems For Your Dream Wedding in New Zealand

Ready to plan a Wedding that’s as environmentally friendly as it is absolutely stunning? New Zealand is your go-to spot for a sustainable Wedding, with its lush greenery and a commitment to keeping things green. Imagine celebrating your big day surrounded by New Zealand’s unique environment and mountains, knowing you’re also doing good for the planet.

Here’s the scoop on venues that will help you have the sustainable Wedding of your dreams, all while looking fabulous in the process!

1. Thurlby Domain, Queenstown

Location: Speargrass Flat Road, between Queenstown and Arrowtown, South Island

Thurlby Domain isn’t just a venue; it’s a fairytale setting brought to life. Surrounded by ancient trees and historic ruins of an old homestead, it offers a naturally beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos and ceremony. Thurly Domain feels like the Southern Hemisphere version of the Scottish Highlands, so the fact that it’s a sustainable wedding ceremony space feels like an amazing bonus. You and your guests will feel like you’ve stumbled across one of New Zealand’s hidden gems.

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2. Poronui Lodge, Taupo

Location: Taupo, North Island

If you’re dreaming of a wedding amidst the Kiwi wilderness, Poronui Lodge is a must for your wedding day. This venue blends luxury with nature, offering a setting that’s both grand and green. Imagine saying your vows surrounded by New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes?! The photos would be truly breathtaking. Plus, they serve up locally sourced food that will dazzle your guests, all while honoring the planet.

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3. The Headwaters Eco Lodge, Glenorchy

Location: Glenorchy, South Island

If you can’t decide between mountain views or lakeside vows, The Headwaters Eco Lodge is the eco-friendly venue of your dreams. Here, sustainability is the norm, with eco-luxury accommodations and minimal environmental impact at the heart of every celebration. Your reception here isn’t just a party; it’s a positive statement, featuring organic food and recycled chic decor that proves eco-friendly can also be elegant and chic, all without the waste. It’s your special day, but it’s an added bonus if you can also be kind to the environment.

Tip: Why not make use of eco conscious vendors for your wedding reception (often the venue will have eco friendly options to help with your wedding planning). From opting for an organic bakery to bake your wedding cake to lowering your carbon footprint through buying a secondhand wedding dress, you’ll not only save money, but also get to flex your creative side.

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4. TreeChurch and Gardens, Ohaupo

Location: Ohaupo, North Island

Fancy getting married in a church made of living trees? TreeChurch is the unique wedding venue you’ve been searching for, blending spirituality with nature in the most literal way. This venue is ideal for those seeking an alternative to traditional ceremony settings, offering a space that will have your friends and family talking for years to come. Your photographer will be just as obsessed with the photos of the ceremony space as you!

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5. Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, Kaikoura

Location: Kaikoura, South Island

At Hapuku Lodge, eco-friendly meets adventure. Set against a dramatic coastal backdrop, this venue delivers a unique blend of comfort and conservation. It’s perfect for an intimate wedding where you, your loved ones and close family can stay on property long after the wedding day… in eco-friendly tree houses! Opting for an eco-friendly venue like Hapuku Lodge means your celebration supports sustainability and reduces environmental impact. For brides and grooms looking for a destination wedding for their big day, this is our eco pick!

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Choosing any of these eco-friendly venues in New Zealand not only ensures a gorgeous setting for your big day, but also aligns your celebrations with sustainable values. Inspired to host an eco friendly New Zealand Wedding? Get Wedding planning!


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