Why get married in Queenstown?

by | Sep 1, 2017 | Wedding inspiration, YBD Wedding Blog

Are you considering Queenstown for your destination wedding? Or busy collecting evidence to convince your partner? Here’s everything you need!


1. The views

Get THE most AMAZING wedding photos amongst Queenstown’s epic alpine landscape. Many Queenstown wedding venues boast lake and mountain views, or you might want to explore and find your own secret wedding ceremony location. Wherever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be breathtakingly beautiful.


2. It’s Easy!

Image by Rich Bayley

To get married in New Zealand you need a NZ marriage licence and a celebrant.. and that’s it!

You can apply for your marriage licence online from anywhere in the world and pre-order your marriage certificate at the same time.


3. Combine wedding and honeymoon

Follow up your awesome Queenstown wedding with a kick ass Queenstown honeymoon! With Queenstown as your base you can discover the grand beauty of Milford Sound, taste world class Central Otago wines, get your adrenaline fix in just about any way possible, and then relax and unwind in your choice of award winning spas.


4. You’re married at home too

For most couples (including those of you from the UK or Australia) there is no further verification needed in your home country after being married in New Zealand. Sometimes an “Apostille” is required to authenticate your marriage certificate in accordance with your home country and your celebrant can guide you through this easy process.


5. We’re here all year!

Queenstown has something to offer couples in every season – white winter weddings, fresh spring blooms, warm summer evenings, and crisp colourful autumn. We’re wedding ready all year round and can’t wait to help you create your perfect Queenstown wedding day!



We’re taking bookings and can’t wait to hear from you! Contact us today to make a start on your Queenstown wedding!