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When is the Best Time of Year to Marry in New Zealand?

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Posted by on May 06, 2015 at 08:39 AM in Weddings

Choosing a wedding date is one of the first and most important decisions you'll make in planning the event. The best time of year really depends on what you want from your day but you can be sure that getting married in New Zealand will be the perfect celebration whatever time of year you choose.


Winter is often overlooked but it can be an enchanting season giving you the ability to create a wedding with a magical, romantic atmosphere. Venues are usually less busy, meaning they're more easily secured, without peak prices.

Imagine the setting at one of Wellington's charming country estates, cosy log fires, endless cocktails, creamy hot chocolates and fairy lights. It's a time of year that suits sumptuous, luxurious styles and a heart warming menu.


Spring is a lovely, vibrant time of year to get married in New Zealand. While temperatures still fluctuate, the hours of sunlight are increasing and the first flush of roses are utterly captivating.

Spring is the pefect season for getting married in a picturesque garden setting. With lush green growth and brightly coloured blooms, consider outdoor venues such as a park of New Zealand native bush and gentle waterfalls or the grounds of a country garden filled with cherry blossom.


The summer months are the most popular for getting married in New Zealand as December, January and February can usually be relied on for deliciously warm weather. Venues can book out well in advance. 

For a real New Zealand summer celebration, consider a romantic beach, lake or riverside wedding. The long sunshine hours mean it's perfect for outdoor evening ceremonies. String up some magical outdoor lights for a twilight fantasy land and put New Zealand scallops and fresh strawberries and cream on the menu.


A New Zealand autumn day can often be relied upon for a clear bluebird sky with just a touch of winter's crispness in the air. Imagine walking up the path of one of Wellington's idyllic historic country churches amongst  a backdrop of autumn's stunning natural colours.

Adopt the season's beautiful red and golden hues, the tulips and hydrangeas, the late peaches, fat grapes and freshly harvested apples in your styling and menu choices.

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