Your Perfect Wedding Venue
Stunning, private and exclusive location in Wanaka
With its picturesque lakeside location and uninterrupted views of the spectacular mountainous surrounds, Whare Kea Lodge is an all inclusive venue for boutique weddings.
Whare Kea Lodge can accommodate up to 14 guests and cater for 20 guests, with many indoor and outdoor locations for your intimate wedding ceremony, reception and photography. The Lodge is renowned for its spectacular location, personalised service and it’s refined, seasonal cuisine. Talented UK-born chef, James Stapley, works with the region’s artisanal producers and suppliers and also has his own organic gardens, to have a ready supply of quality ingredients on hand and will personally design a menu.
Whare Kea offers a full wedding planning service with advice and assistance in coordinating the following:
- Wedding Celebrant
- Transport options from vintage to helicopters, tiger moth plane, limousines & european cars
- Musicians & entertainment
- Wedding decor, menu design and table theming
- Bridal party hair, makeup and health spa treatments (on site)
- Activities and itinerary planning for bridal party, family and guests
The wilderness around Wanaka is one of the most romantic places in the world to create your dream occasion and lifelong memories. One of the many wonders of Wanaka is the definitive change of season – from the long warm Summer days, the intense Autumn colours, to the snow capped mountains of Winter and the rejunvenation that comes with the fresh Spring days. Wanaka is a photographers dream – whatever the season.
For an incredible alpine experience, take the short helicopter flight up to Whare Kea Chalet on the edge Mount Aspiring National Park for more gorgeous views and photo opportunities – or perhaps the ultimate wedding night accommodation package at altitude!
We welcome you to contact us for a tailor made proposal and invite you to visit Whare Kea, meet our friendly team and discuss how we can help you plan your perfect day.
Celebrate your marriage and new beginnings
Celebrate your marriage and begin the rest of your life together in one of the most gorgeous places in the world. Whether you want to go on an adrenaline binge or just relax, Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet offers you the opportunity to create your very own Honeymoon Adventure here in Lake Wanaka.
Head to the mountains with incredible scenic flights and hiking options or jet boat up pristine rivers, mountain bike, kayak, horse trek, 4WD, paraglide, heliski, skydive, fish or golf – the list of activities is endless. Or you may prefer to just relax – find a fabulous book and a comfy sofa overlooking the lake, enjoy champagne in the spa, visit our local vineyards or take the day to be pampered in our Day Spa.
For the ultimate Honeymoon – combine it all and head to the hills! Take a scenic helicopter flight to Whare Kea Chalet – perched on the edge of the Mount Aspiring National Park – and explore the alpine wilderness with your personal mountain guide. Relax with a glass of wine on the deck and watch the sun set with views directly out to Mount Aspiring. Enjoy the luxury accommodation, incredible service and cuisine at altitude – the perfect way to spend some quality time together without lifes distractions. Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet will make the start of your new lives together memorable for all the right reasons.