Celebrate your wedding or civil union in one of the many garden and heritage parks in Christchurch.


Christchurch Garden and Heritage Parks have available spots you can book for your wedding.

Contact us for enquiries, or to make a booking for ceremonies and photography.

Check the fee schedule for outdoor ceremonies in these parks. Some venues also offer an indoors option for an extra fee. 

All garden and heritage parks are also available for wedding photography.

Read the terms and conditions of use [PDF, 740 KB] of Garden and Heritage Parks for your wedding.

Popular locations

Location Description Capacity Extras
A park that retains much of its peaceful 19th-century character. There are 3 wedding locations. 100 to 200 Small hall available for hire.
An English-style park with large shelter trees that was once a private garden. 150 Available to hire from Avebury House Trust(external link).
Cracroft Reserve A small reserve next to Sign of the Takahe with sweeping views of the city, plains and mountains. 50 The Old Stone House(external link) and Sign of the Takahe(external link) offer nearby reception venues.
Edmonds Factory 
These gardens have won many awards and there are several ceremony locations, each with its own character. 30 to 150 Some onsite parking is available
Millbrook Reserve Close to the city centre, this intimate garden is a delight in spring with azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. 50  
Mona Vale Hold your wedding ceremony at the Mound Lawn, Lily Pond or Mill Stream Lawn at Mona Vale. 75 to 150  
Risingholme Park A large English style garden park with a large collection of mature trees. There are 4 ceremony locations. 50 to 150  
Woodham Park An English style park with a small gazebo and aviary. There are 3 ceremony locations. 150  

View maps of the wedding locations [PDF, 4.4 MB] within some of the gardens.