Picton and Queen Charlotte Sound offer one of the worlds most beautiful landscapes in which to get married. An amazing mix of Luxury resorts and lodges, hotels and other accommodation options, alongside stunning outdoor wedding venue opportunities make Picton the perfect wedding destination.


Lochmara Lodge – http://www.lochmaralodge.co.nz/h_events.asp

Weddings and Events
Lochmara is an exceptional and unique venue for small to medium conference retreats, workshops, meetings, weddings, team building and corporate, client hosting, and incentive style events.

Located just a 15 minute boat ride from Picton in the stunning Lochmara Bay, the Lodge is the perfect choice for those wanting a memorable venue with that something special, away from the distractions of town and city.

The Lodge is a unique, versatile, and comfortable facility for up to 60 guests or delegates, including conference and dining facilities, accommodation, and fantastic activity options. A friendly and down to earth service is offered by an experienced team committed to making your event a success.

Cougarline Cruises – http://www.cougarline.co.nz/groupCruises/weddings.aspx

Cruise the aquamarine waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound to a secluded cove and with a backdrop of native forest and birdsong exchange your wedding vows before family and friends.

The peace and tranquility of the Marlborough Sounds is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding ceremony. One which will always be remembered something quite special and different.

Our new vessel Sounds Adventure is perfect for a wedding in this beautiful natural setting. Capable of carrying 110 guests the boat has an open upper viewing deck perfect for an outside ceremony. Inside, the main saloon has comfortable seating and bar facilities in a spacious area with large unrestrictive views.

Our specialist team of on board caterers will provide delicious food to your requirements using fresh local foods that the region is renowned for. Our helpful crew will serve drinks from a well stocked bar of wines, beers and refreshments. We can customise your wedding to your wishes.

Or hold your wedding at one of the many secluded Resorts along the Queen Charlotte Sound. There are numersous fine resorts offering accommodation and restaurant facilities. These resorts are all experienced in hosting wedding groups. Everyone staying together in one complex and sharing the atmosphere before and after the wedding day is a way of extending the celebrations while enjoying the glorious surroundings.

Regular scheduled cruises depart daily for these resorts from the Cougar Line office on the Picton waterfront. Putting together all the ingredients that make a successful wedding is made easy for you.


Marlborough Travel – http://www.marlboroughtravel.co.nz/weddings

Weddings on board MV Odyssea

A stunning
Marlborough Sounds Wedding Venue

Totally personalised and completely unique, with the Marlborough Sounds as your back-drop your wedding on the MV Odyssea will be nothing short of spectacular.

Imagine cruising the glistening waters of the sounds, and anchoring in a secluded bay for your ceremony followed by champagne and canapés as you continue on a leisurely cruise. Your reception could be held on-board or incorporate your cruise with your reception or honeymoon at one of the many sounds lodges – whatever your itinerary the Odyssea and serene waters, stunning scenery and intimacy of the sounds is a venue unequalled by any other. This is guaranteed to be a truly special day that will amaze your guests and provide you with the magical memories that every wedding day merits.

The Odyssea

MV Odyssea is a 21 metre catamaran, a very large and stable launch.  Licensed for 95 people the MV Odyssea is purposely built for on-board entertaining and certainly offers all the comforts for cruising the Marlborough Sounds. The interior is carpeted, with comfortable seating in stylish upholstery.  The vessel offers spacious lounge areas and viewing decks over 2 levels.  Facilities include a fully equipped galley, fully stocked bar, stereo, PA system and two bathrooms.    On all charters the vessel is operated by professional and qualified crew including skipper, deckhand, bar staff and catering staff.    MV Odyssea is based in the Picton Marina cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound.


The Odyssea has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of Marlborough Wines, domestic and international beers, spirits, orange juice and a range of non-alcholic beverage. The bar can operate on either a cash or group tab basis.


With a complete galley on-board we can cater for formal and intimate dining, buffet, canapés, or a casual BBQ. Our team of professional catering staff will tailor your menu to suit your day.

A range of suggested menu options is included in our Wedding Information Pack.



Planning and facilitating your special day is of utmost importance and Marlborough Travel have staff on the team to ensure that every last detail is covered.   To talk through your special requirements contact Marlborough Travel on 0800 99 0800 or email info@marlboroughtravel.co.nz for more information.


Beachcomber Cruises – http://www.beachcombercruises.co.nz/charter-cruise

Beachcomber Cruises make it simple to arrange your special day, we can offer unique packages to ensure you have the ultimate wedding experience. Cruise through the beautiful waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound alongside secluded bays with stunning native forest whilst listening to the enchanting birdsong.

The Queen Charlotte Sounds are the perfect place for your romantic day and we will ensure your special day is one you and your guests will never forget.

Our vessel M.V Beachcomber is the supreme cruising boat, perfect for a wedding in this beautiful natural setting, we can offer endless options whether you choose to get married on board or go ashore to one of the stunning bays. Licensed to carry 150 guests the boat has an open upper deck ideal for an outside ceremony. M.V Beachcomber has a spacious indoor area with bar facilities.

Beachcomber Cruises works alongside local caterers to provide delicious catering tailored to your own individual style.

Have your unique wedding on the boat exchanging your wedding vows before family and friends at a sheltered bay with a panoramic view of native forest or hold your wedding at one of the many Resorts within the Queen Charlotte Sound. The Resorts offer accommodation and restaurant facilities ensuring all your family and friends are all together for a truly unforgettable event.





Wedding Hair By Beyond The Fringe Hair Salon

wedding hairBeyond the Fringe are happy to make your wedding day a special one, attending to the hair and make up of bride and bridesmaids.

We are one of Marlbourghs leading wedding specilists with many years of experiance making bridal parties look and feel great.

Available in salon or in your own home.

Contact Rochelle and the Beyond The Fringe team via email or call one of our salons for further information on our wedding hair services

website: http://beyondthefringe.co.nz/hair-salon-services/wedding-hair/



The Quest Catering Company – Weddings

Marlborough Weddings and Special Functions – http://www.thequestcateringco.co.nz/weddings-and-functions.html

Picture The Quest Catering Co have been providing personalised wedding planning and catering services for the past 6 years in the Marlborough region.

We have built relationships with local venues, florists, wineries, transport providers and various other vendors and specialists in order to bring you the ultimate exclusive wedding and function packages – each can be tailored to meet your budget and  requirements.  The Quest Catering Co, and Quest Events would be delighted to work with you to coordinate your event. We love working with local couples and families, but we also take pride in serving those from outwith the Marlborough region, being able to take care of even the most minute detail- from flowers to photography.

Either Contact Us for further information, or read on to see our special wedding and function venues. (And keep in mind that these packages can be completely tailored to suit your needs!) This list of venues is by no means complete- we can organise your special celebration wherever you like in Marlborough.

Also, if you already have a venue in mind for which you simply need caterers, we can also help you there. Just head on over to our Out-Catering page to find out more.







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