Christchurch parks and gardens offer beautiful locations for weddings. A variety of park wedding locations are available ranging from boutique to beachy. Booking is required for weddings in these Council locations.

For all park wedding bookings, please contact us. You will also need permission to film and photograph.

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People are asked to refrain from smoking or vaping in Council-owned playgrounds and parks in line with the Council's Smokefree and Vapefree Public Places Policy

Under the COVID-19 traffic light system, organisers must take responsibility for their booked events and ensure they are following government rules regarding vaccine passports and attendance numbers. 

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Gatherings (e.g. private gathering, picnic or wedding).

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Up to 50 people based on 1m social distancing.

With vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

Without vaccine pass
Up to 25 people based on 1m social distancing.

If an indoor park facility is hired for an event.

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Not permitted.

With vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

Without vaccine pass
Not permitted.

All types of outdoor organised, community sport.

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

With vaccine pass
Allowed, no limit.

Without vaccine pass
Not permitted.

With vaccine pass
Up to 100 people based on 1m social distancing.

Without vaccine pass
Not permitted.

Time limits

Please be aware that bookings are limited to a maximum of three hours (includes set-up and pack-down time). Other ceremonies may be booked before or after your event. 

Allow at least 30 minutes either side of your ceremony. Rehearsal times are not included in your booking arrangement.

Fees

Check fees for weddings in Christchurch parks and gardens.

Book

Contact us for enquiries and to book your wedding or civil ceremony.

Gardens

Find out more about holding your wedding at one of our beautiful gardens:

Local and urban parks

To book or enquire please contact us.

The fee for booking a local or urban park is $75.70.

Please note: You will be sharing the park with members of the public. We do not close down a park for any bookings.

Printable terms and conditions of use [PDF, 959 KB] [PDF, 23 KB] for local park weddings.

Beaches, Port Hills and Banks Peninsula parks and reserves

To book or enquire please contact us.

There is no fee for these locations.

Printable terms and conditions of use [PDF, 755 KB] for weddings and picnics at beaches, or Port Hills or Banks Peninsula parks.

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Wedding locations


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Park buildings


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Picnic spaces