How much wine (and what type) should I order for my wedding? Where can I find a bangin’ wedding checklist to know what I should be booking and doing when? Who hires out wooden seats? Which venues let you BYO?

We have you sorted! Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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CHRISTCHURCH (and surrounds)

Avebury House – Christchurch (BYO)

Bangor Farm – Darfield (BYO)

Bramble Grove – Kaiapoi (BYO)

Cairn Cottage – Fernside (BYO)

Darjon Vineyard – Swannanoa (BYO)

Forest Weddings – Eyrewell Forest (BYO)

Lacebark Function Centre – Kaiapoi (BYO)

The Little Chapel – Christchurch (BYO)

Milton St Substation – Christchurch (BYO)

Mt Vernon Lodge – Akaroa (BYO)

Old Stone House – Cashmere (BYO)

Ouruhia Hall – Christchurch (BYO)

Pine’s Beach Hall – Kaiapoi (BYO)

Waipuna Estate – Tai Tapu (BYO)

West Eyreton Hall – West Eyreton (BYO)

Westhaven Gardens – West Melton (BYO)

NORTH CANTERBURY 

Bramble Grove – Kaiapoi (BYO)

Cairn Cottage – Fernside (BYO)

Darjon Vineyard – Swannanoa (BYO)

Forest Weddings – Eyrewell Forest (BYO)

Lacebark Function Centre – Kaiapoi (BYO)

West Eyreton Hall – West Eyreton (BYO)

MID CANTERBURY

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall – Methven (BYO)

Terrace Croft – Ashburton (BYO)

Where can I find the best wedding checklist in the land?

Our friend Lisa at The Event Boutique has the BEST list ever. You can download all her amazing free resources HERE!

Who hires out wooden benches?

The Clarkville Hall – email them: clarkvillehall@gmail.com

Longacre Event Hire

The Vintage Two

Who does wedding dress alterations?

Christine Reeves

Merivale Alterations

Pretty Things

Top Stitch  

Is there a wedding planner app?

Yes! Check our Something Blue. Let the girls know I sent you. They’ll definitely give you a high five!

Who does elopement packages?

Collective Concepts – Luxury Helicopter Elopements

North Canterbury Elopements – Elopements throughout Christchurch and North Canterbury

How do I know how much alcohol to order?

Laura from Wine Divine says: “Our rule of thumb is to do the numbers based on the following: 2x glasses of bubbles per person & divide that number by 5. You should get 6 flutes per bottle, do the numbers on 5 glasses which gives you a wee buffer. For example 100 guests, 200 glasses, 40x bottles. We then suggest another 1x bottle per person for the rest of the wine. There’s always beer drinkers, and non drinkers, and always a few aunties who drink more than a bottle, and girlfriends who are on bubbles all night! We have never had anyone run out of wine on these calculations.

The best wines are wines that you enjoy yourself! Bubbles would be on the top of our list and you would be surprised how many people drink bubbles at a wedding when normally it’s not their choice of variety… Sauvignon Blanc has 60% of the market share so it’s a clear favourite, but not always the favourite of your guests… Reds normally make their entry to the event with food or as the sun goes down. Pinot Noir is always a favourite with New Zealand drinkers.”  

Where can we learn to dance?

Fevah Modern Jive

The First Dance Wedding Choreography

Avebury House – Christchurch

Clearwater Resort – Christchurch

The George – Christchurch (The Residence Library with a handful of faves!)

The Little Chapel – Christchurch

Melton Estate – West Melton (they have a Boutique Wedding package)

Milton St Substation – Christchurch (from 25 people)

Ohinetahi Gardens – Governor’s Bay

Pine’s Beach Hall – Kaiapoi

Rose Historic Chapel – Christchurch (beautiful intimate reception space)

Waipuna Estate – Tai Tapu

Westhaven Gardens – West Melton

Allandale Hall – Governor’s Bay

Avebury House – Christchurch

Bramble Grove – Kaiapoi

The Little Chapel – Christchurch

Ohinetahi Gardens – Governor’s Bay

Omihi Hall – Omihi

Ouruhia Hall – Christchurch

Mt Pleasant Community Centre – Christchurch

Pine’s Beach Hall – Kaiapoi

Rose Historic Chapel – Christchurch

West Eyreton Hall – West Eyreton

Westhaven Gardens – West Melton