Plan your wedding or honeymoon in New Zealand and you'll begin the rest of your life with your soul mate in one of the most romantic places in the world.
Whether you want to elope, bring a planeload of guests with you, or ensure your honeymoon is filled with lasting, unique experiences, New Zealand promises to make the start of your new lives together memorable for all the right reasons. A recent law change has also made same-sex marriage legal - so, the opportunities for a spectacular New Zealand wedding are truly endless.
Maybe you see yourselves having a heli-wedding on a mountain top, a traditional service in a tiny lakeside chapel or a bare-foot ceremony on a vast surf beach. With a landscape as varied as ours, almost anything is possible. Blessing ceremonies are also available for honeymooning couples who want a special celebration.
Arranging all the details doesn’t have to be a headache. There are professional wedding organisers who can take care of everything - just show up with your passports and wedding rings. Most wedding venues also have organisers who can help you to make arrangements.
To get married in New Zealand you need to hold a valid marriage licence. Find out how to apply for a marriage licence by visiting the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages website www.dia.govt.nz
New Zealand’s compact size lets you experience dramatic alpine landscapes, quiet pristine beaches, tranquil lakes, stunning vineyards, and more, all in a single day if you want to. Seclusion or excitement, relaxation or adventure, holiday packages or go your own way – you can tailor a great value honeymoon package that’s 100% unique to you.
Stay in romantic, boutique hotels or honeymoon lodges, share indulgent spa treatments, taste exceptional food and wine, put your feet up in picturesque gardens, or retire to the privacy of your honeymoon suite.
Let the rest of the world take care of itself for a while and concentrate on just being together, sharing once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll cherish forever amongst New Zealand’s breath-taking vistas and welcoming locals.