Bride & Groom with view behind

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

Bride with view behind

Your Queenstown Wedding


Your Ceremony

Many bridal parties just use Canyons Lodge for their ceremony and then transport guest a short trip down the road to an alternative reception venue.  We have two options as a location for your ceremony at The Canyons Lodge. The internal space at the Lodge is not available for hire during wedding ceremonies or receptions. However we do offer either:

1) The large expanse of lawn below the lodge that makes for the perfect backdrop for photos and allows for small to midsized ceremonies from anywhere between 10 and 50 guests; or

2) The deck area in front of the Lodge, which has a small Gazebo in the forefront of the Shotover River. We generally recommend this for smaller ceremony numbers of between 40 to 50 Guests. In the event of bad weather a smaller group of 40 to 50 guests can move to the covered deck area for a ceremony. 

The Reception

A marquee can be organised to be erected on the lawn next to the Lodge for both smaller or larger parties up to 50 guests.  If weather permits, a walk and fork style on the decking is another option but with a marquee erected as a back up for inclement weather.  You can hire the external Lodge grounds from between 11.30 am and 5.30 pm for a day function or from 11.30pm to 11pm for a full day.  

Again the internal space at the lodge is not available for hire for wedding receptions but we do offer hosted B&B accommodation in our 2 Superior Double rooms. 

Accommodation Available

The Lodge offers the bridal party guests an accommodation option for their stay in Queenstown. We have 2 Superior Rooms for overnight stay for up to 4 guests of wedding party. If hired these two rooms can also be used by the Bridal party on the day of the wedding to get ready in. 

Afterparty Options

As Queenstown is only minutes from The Canyons Lodge, it is easy enough to head into town after the reception finishes. We have to consider our neighbours and consent restrictions and can only have music playing until 10.30pm with all guests having departed by 11pm. We are also unable to have any amplified music due to noise control. 

Please refer to our links page for preferred suppliers in the Queenstown area.