The Perfect Boutique 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 12 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
  • Photographers
  • 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!

Whare Kea is available as an Exclusive Venue starting from $9500 + GST for a maximum of 12 guests (valid until March 31st 2015).  This includes exclusive private use of the lodge and facilities, pre dinner drinks, canapés, five course dégustation menu and full breakfast daily.  And from July 2015, Whare Kea Lodge can be reserved for 5 night Exclusive Retreats.  For more details, please visit our Exclusive Retreats and Rates information.  We also 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.

Mona and Steve's gorgeous wedding at Whare Kea Lodge, featured on this page, was captured by Alpine Images Co and organised by The Wedding Company



 The Beautiful Bride on her wedding day, Whare Kea Lodge boutique weddings  Alpine Images Co. Ltd

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 Gorgeous Wedding video captured at Whare Kea Luxury Lodge - a boutique wedding venue, in Lake Wanaka, NZ.

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