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Weddings in Kaiapoi

There are some lovely locations for weddings in Kaiapoi, plus some amazing wedding photo locations, by the river, by the beach, farmers properties etc. To help plan your wedding, we have put together a list of local wedding vendors. Choosing to have your wedding in Kaiapoi or its surrounds will be the best choice for your special day.

Kaiapoi Wedding Venues

Bramble Grove

The new owners Liz & Jason are a fantastic husband & wife duo with many years wedding/venue/hospitality experience, while Jason takes care of the gardens & maintenance, Liz is on hand to offer words of wisdom & can  help you with the planning of your wedding  & works alongside you throughout the whole wedding process
so you can trust that everything will run smoothly for your day.
Bramble Grove is a relaxed garden venue, with a romantic Garden Pavilion for Reception with capacity to hold up to 120 people, in the beautiful  river town of Kaiapoi.
It provides various beautiful sheltered backdrops for your wedding ceremony,
Bramble Grove is fully BYO for food & drinks, & we don’t charge Corkage !!
We also  include an experienced Wedding Co-Ordinator for free.
This is your day… We are here to help you achieve that. Stress Free.

We can offer options from ceremony only , ceremony & reception or Reception only

Location – 19 Old North Road, Ph. 0800 864 389, Bramble_Grove@xtra.co.nz, https://www.bramblegrove.co.nz/ 

Port & Eagle Brewpub

Resting on the banks of the Kaiapoi River, The Port & Eagle Brewpub is the new home of Eagle Brewing NZ and all things beer. We have a range of traditional/non traditional pub meals to compliment the wide range of beers, most of which are crafted onsite.

Location – 184 Williams St – 03-926 2941 – bookings@theportandeagle.pub – https://www.facebook.com/portandeaglebrewpub/

Tasteful Affairs Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Tailored Wedding catering, give them a call to take all the hassles out of catering on your special wedding day.

Contact details – tasteful.affairs@yahoo.com – Ph. 03-327 7320 – www.tastefulaffairs.co.nz

Tasteful Affairs Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Lacebark Function Centre

Enjoy our stunning wedding venue and function centre featuring a newly renovated, modern and luxurious barn in a beautiful country garden setting. Your hosts Marion and Lindsay Pulley warmly invite you to share in the magic they have created at their Ohoka home in North Canterbury

Location – 41 Moodys Road, Clarkville. Ph. 03 327 5296 – info@lacebark.net – http://lacebark.net/

Wilson’s Mill Garden

Wilson’s Mill Gardens is the perfect Christchurch photography backdrop,and the grounds are ideal as a location for Wedding Photos and Special Events.

Location – 3 Christmas Rd, Ohoka. Ph. 03 327 7815 – http://wilsonsmillgarden.co.nz

Harpers Homestead

There are many compelling reasons to choose Harpers Homestead to celebrate your special occasion.  We are always working on ways to create a sense of occasion for our guests, this is enhanced by the genuine warmth of engagement by our staff and preferred suppliers. From the moment you and your guests enter through the gates at Harpers Homestead your choice of occasion and  experience begins.

The entire property provides a rich opportunity for a unique celebration filled with wonderful memories to last a lifetime, so take advantage of a fabulous backdrop for stunning photos.

Location – 53 Harpers Rd East Eyreton – Ph. 03 4233199. info@harpershomestead.nz – https://www.harpershomestead.nz/

Wedding Hire

Acropolis Wedding Hire

We have an extensive range of items for hire to give your wedding or function that exceptional look.
Hire items include: wedding arches , wishing wells, red,black, grey and white aisle carpets, LED backdrops, Vases both contemporary and crystal, birdcages, parasols, candelabra, table runners and so much more

Contact – 0800 546 644 – info@acropolisweddings.co.nz – http://www.acropolisweddings.co.nz

Wedding Dresses/Accessories

Magpie Bridal

Hand made, high quality, feather-light veils & combs for every bride! Austrian Crystal, pearls & everything that sparkles.

Location – 48 Johnson St, Beach Grove – Ph. 027 624 1170 – https://www.facebook.com/MagpieBridal/

Wedding Celebrant

Sharon Russell

Independent marriage and civil union celebrant – Iwi: Ngai Tahu

Contact – Ph. 03 6660300 Mob: 0212243683 – shazpaul7@gmail.com

Jacinta McGarry
32B Sneyd Street
Ph: 03 327 6600
Mob: 021 296 3894
John Woolcott
10 Ansel Place
Ph: 033275522
Mob: 0276227209
Julie Garing
Ph: 03 327 9322
Mob: 027 653 1145
Kim Woodham-Jackson
42 Cumberland Place
Mob: 0273193145
Kineta Booker
3 Magnolia Boulevard
Mob: 0274 546 382
Leanne Lloyd
20 Dawson Douglas Place
Mob: 027 6939493
Iwi: Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa


Phil Harris
261B Williams Street
Ph: 03 3276553
Mob: 0272225764
Iwi: Ngai Tahu
Sasha Perry
Blackburn Street
Mob: 0275394379
Wendi Keown
14 Hamel Lane
Ph: 033276606
Mob: 033276606

Wedding Photographer/Videographer

Brent & Shirley Cairns of Wedding Photographers Christchurch, are based in Kaiapoi

They love working with people and taking beautiful photos. They also work under the brand ForeverYoungPhotography.

One of the most important elements of their photography is catering their style to suit what you want. Because of their years of experience, they get things right in the camera, leaving time to help you relax and to look your best.

Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event… apart from memories, only your photos and videos will be seen.. choose Brent & Shirley to capture your very special day

They promise that during the reception you will get to see 100-200 photos of the day as a slideshow on a large screen … with Brent & Shirley you won’t have to wait weeks or months to see your wedding photos

Contact Shirley or Brent by calling Ph. 027 2224767 – brent@weddingphotographerschristchurch.com – http://weddingphotographerschristchurch.com/

Make up and Hair

She Believed Beauty

Hair and Beauty Therapy Services, Make up Artistry, and Nails. Cosmetic Injectables, We also specialize in Cosmetic Tattooing.

Location – 468 Mandeville Road – Ph. 03-312 0008 – marandajean_14@hotmail.com – https://www.facebook.com/shebelievedbeauty/

Le Plaisir
Bonjour! Le Plaisir is a luxury experience in hair, beauty, massage, nail services and body treatments in Silverstream, Kaiapoi. A “Destination of Excellence”
Providing a destination of excellence to bring you a unique and beautiful boutique experience for:
Beauty therapies . Massage therapies . Nail enhancements.
Location – 42 Silverstream Boulevard Shop 3 – Ph. 03-327 2404 – info@leplaisir.co.nz – http://www.leplaisir.co.nz
Le Plaisir - destination of Excellence

Vogue Hair and Barbers

Hair and Barbers, we offer each one of our client’s exceptional beauty services. We also proudly support our staff in their on-going training, which is essential in providing clients the trendy looks they crave in an ever changing industry. With thousands of client’s served, we know precisely what it takes to offer incredible haircuts, styles, and colours in one convenient location. As a small business, we pride ourselves in offering a warm and friendly environment while providing designer services.”

Location – 156 Williams StreetPh. 03-327 6904https://www.voguekaiapoi.co.nz/ – you can book online

Lavish by Kirsty Lorraine
A registered boutique Hair, Nail and Beauty studio situated in Sovereign Lakes Kaiapoi.
My name is Kirsty Hanna and I am a fully qualified Hair Stylist, Nail Technician, Eyelash Technician, Spray Tan Technician and Henna Brow Artist with over 16 years experience in the industry. I have worked for some of the leading hair and beauty companies in the world such as ghd, Wella professional and Creative nails across 8 years of my professional career. I am very passionate about what I do and I love to use my creativity and attention to detail to create amazing work on all my clients using only the best professional products. I specialise in Wedding and Event hair design and am available for mobile wedding work.
Ph: 0274 184 713 – 5 Wearing Place, Sovereign Lakes, Kaiapoi –  https://www.facebook.com/lavishbykirstylorraine/
lavish by kirsty lorraine

Wedding flowers

Kaiapoi Florist

Wedding Bouquets, Flowers, Bouquets, Arrangements, Gifts, Wreaths, Posies, Get Well and Hospital Deliveries, Baby and Children toys, Vases, Candlesticks, Homeware, Wall-art and much more…

Location – 178e Williams Street – phone 03-327 6535 – info@kaiapoiflorist.co.nz – http://www.kaiapoiflorist.co.nz

Wedding Cakes

Sugar Bug Cakes & Sweets

Sugar Bug Cakes can cater for any occasion – birthdays, baby showers, corporate events, weddings and any other reason when you just need cake. We can personalise your cake for you – flavour, shape, size and decoration. No more buying a generic cake off the shelf, have your cake personalised for you. Along with cakes we also do cupcakes, cakepops, cookies, cake toppers and icing decorations to order.

Location – 3 Busby Place. Ph. 021 154 6600 – http://www.sugarbugcakes.co.nz/

For Cakes Sake

Independently owned ( Liz Breach) & operated  boutique cakery that offers cakes &  cupcakes for any occasion, all cakes created in a registered kitchen, whether it be a custom made  birthday cake or a an amazing wedding cake I’m sure I can create that special cake for your occasion.

Location – Old North Road – Ph. 027 379 5227 – forcakessake@slingshot.co.nz – https://www.facebook.com/For-Cakes-Sake

If you are a Kaiapoi wedding vendor and would like to be included in this directory – please make contact here

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