Looking for a great wedding venue in North Canterbury?

Cheviot could be the place for you

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We have everything you need plus the right people to help you create your perfect day.

Whether it be a traditional church wedding, a ceremony on the beach, in a beautiful private garden or the historic Cheviot Hills Domain, Cheviot has it all.



Knox ChurchKNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is a beautiful stone church which holds just over 100 guests and is available for hire to anyone for a donation of $200.00 to the church. Under normal circumstances our Minister shall conduct all wedding services. With prior approval, another Presbyterian minister, or a minister of a church in good standing with the Presbyterian Church, and to which at least one of the couple belong as active members, may conduct the wedding.  A Marriage Celebrant may be used but only after consultation with the parish minister.  To contact our Minister phone: 03 3148110 or email revnj@clear.net.nz

The adjacent hall, which includes a small kitchen, is available for hire at $9 per hour.  Contact Pamela and Paul Lagan on 03 3198 315 for booking information.

ST JOHNS ANGLICAN CHURCH  is a small church, seating approximately 90 guests.  It has a lovely wooden interior with magnificent William Morris designed stain glass windows.  The church can be viewed on www.scaber.org/panos/Churches/StJohns/ There is no charge for the use of the church, but a donation to a mission is appreciated.  The officiant must be an ordained Anglican priest. Cheviots local minister is usually available or you may like to ask your minister to officiate.  For further enquiries, please contact the administrator, Mrs R. Tyson, the.tysons@xtra.co.nz

ST ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH  www.catholichurunui.co.nz





Outside public areas:



Gore Bay for those attracted to a BEACH WEDDING the beautiful Gore Bay is only 7km from the Cheviot township, with Manuka Bay and Nape Nape beach further south. Weddings can take place on the beach or in the reserve areas for outstanding photo opportunities.

CHEVIOT HILLS DOMAIN  provides a spectacular venue for outdoor weddings.  Swathes of daffodils in the spring and beautiful woodlands provide splendid backdrops for photos plus there are lawned areas for the ceremony and a sheltered pavilion in case of rain.  

ST ANNES LAGOON,  just north of Cheviot on State Highway 1, is another marvellous natural setting for a wedding and celebratory photos.  A variety of deciduous trees, the ever changing light, and wildlife cruising on the lagoon create a beautiful setting. 

For more information and permission to use Gore Bay, Cheviot Hills or St Annes Lagoon please contact the local Council on  03 3198 862. there is no cost for these venues.

Garden Weddings:

For those who want to combine sea views with a garden wedding,  there are extensive gardens at CATHEDRAL CLIFFS GARDENS AND B&B. Different areas of the garden are available with the option of an inside wedding on wet days.  This venue is also able to host members of the wedding party.  Contact Lynne Harrison on 033198 667 for more information. www.cathedralcliffs.co.nz


RIBBONWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE is available as a venue for your ceremony and / or reception.  The stunning views of the Kaikoura mountain ranges will provide a fantastic backdrop for any photos and the gardens are being developed all the time.  We are also able to cater for small weddings inside or in a marquee of up to 50 people. For more information visit www.ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz or contact Gary on 03 3198 823 or 027 6356658 or email info@ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz



The CHEVIOT RUGBY CLUB  has recently invested in wall and ceiling drapings that create the same feeling as a silk lined marquee and seats up to 200 people.  The fee for hiring the rooms is $1750.00 which includes the use of the linings (and placement of) and a $250 refundable deposit.  The Rugby club is licensed and has competitive prices. Contact Rugby Club - Ben Ensor on 03 3198043 for more information and bookings.

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Out catering:

TWO RIVERS CAFE contact DEBBIE ANDERSON on 03 3198 505 or visit www.tworiverscafe.co.nz for comprehensive catering services.

RIBBONWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE can out cater for your wedding or any other function.  Contact Gary on 03 3198 823 or 027 6356658 or info@ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz to discuss your personalised menu and any other requirements.  Gary uses only the freshest of produce and can cater to specific dietary requirements whether it is finger food, buffet or a set menu.

In House:

The CHEVIOT TRUST HOTEL has facilities to cater for up to 100 seated guests, has a stage and dance floor and rooms available to host the wedding party and some guests.  For more information view www.cheviothotel.co.nz     

TWO RIVERS GALLERY CAFE is adjacent to the Knox Church and can seat up to 70 people comfortably inside. It has a great outside covered verandah area for sunny days and is fully licensed.  The café would be perfect for a more informal ‘cocktail party’ style wedding for up to 120 people or perhaps as a venue for drinks for wedding guests whilst the official photos are being taken and there is time to fill in between the wedding ceremony and meal. For more information view www.tworiverscafe.co.nz  or contact Debbie Anderson on 03 3198 505  

The CHEVIOT GOLF CLUB hires out their club rooms which boast a large open fire and views from the front balcony of the Kaikoura Mountains in the distance.  There is a kitchen available and a seperate bar. Contact Jo Muggeridge on 033198 118 for more information.

The PADDOCK CAFÉ is available for smaller groups for meals or nibbles and drinks, pre wedding meals the night before and breakfast the morning after.  Open 7 days. Contact Frances on 033198 430 for more information.

RIBBONWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE can cater for your wedding on site.  Gary uses only the freshest of ingredients and can design a menu to suit your needs whether it is finger food, buffet, plated or platters.  For more information view www.ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz or contact Gary on 03 3198 823 or 027 6356658 or email info@ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz


Ange Davidson,  marriage and civil union celebrant on 033198 722

Helen Ensor, Anglican minister on 033198 671

www.catholichurunui.co.nz For a Catholic Priest



For bouquets and button holes, table decorations, church and venue decoration, contact MARGARET HORRELL from Cheviot Floral Art Group on 03 3198 813



Our professional and experienced team is here to provide you with all your hair and beauty needs for your special day.  Contact the salon on 03 3198 999


RIBBONWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE has a dedicated spa and beauty room for your manicures, pedicares, facials, facial treatments, waxing, body scrubs, body wraps and spray tanning.  The full spa and beauty therapy menu is available on www.ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz  or email info@ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz or phone 03 3198 823



David Bush - 027 2261915

Zaya Donaldson is available for portraits or wedding photography.  Contact Zaya on 03318 839. Sample of her work can be seen here - www.zaya.co.nz



CHEVIOT HOTEL / MOTOR LODGE   www.cheviothotel.co.nz 

BROADVIEW MOTELS broadview.motel@xtra.co.nz

GORE BAY LODGE  www.gorebaylodge.co.nz


DENBAR STUDIO & ACCOMMODATION  denbar@clear.net.nz

RIBBONWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE  www.ribbonwoodcountryhouse.co.nz