Kineta Booker Elopement Celebrant Sign of the Takahe

Get married at the beautifully historic, castle-like Sign of the Takahe on Christchurch’s Port Hills.

Sign of the Takahe is a unique neo-Gothic style Category 1 Heritage Building. It’s castle-like in grandeur, and is one of Christchurch’s oldest buildings – built in 1918.

It’s the perfect choice for anyone wanting an elopement with stunning stained-glass windows, a view of Christchurch, and set within Shakespearean-like gardens. Perfect for elopement photos!


$2249 (+GST where applicable)

The price includes:


celebrant (including keepsake vow booklets and an elopement certificate)

photography (one hour)

package coordinator

(Price does not include marriage licence/certificate, drinks or food.)


  • for elopements on Monday – Thursday (not public holidays)
  • maximum of 10 adult guests (and kids under 12 years of age)
  • personalised ceremony (I will help you write your vows)
  • elopement certificate with your witnesses signatures on it
  • photos during ceremony
  • up to 1 hour of photos onsite (this includes the ceremony)
  • a sneak-peek of images within two business days of your elopement
  • full online gallery with free downloads of your elopement images within 40 business days
  • GST will be added by any vendor who is not GST exempt

Let’s chat!