Fiordland Lodge

Fiordland - South Island, New Zealand

Price $9,000 (includes exclusivity and accommodation for 29 guests)
Standing 250
Seated 140
Sleeps 28

About This Venue

A one-of-a kind venue and location, If you’re looking for an lake, mountain and alpine New Zealand wedding venue which is luxurious, private and intimate Fiordland Lodge is perfect. An exclusive retreat with only 12 rooms accommodating for up to 28 overnight guests with a venue capable of catering for weddings from elopements and micro weddings and with the capacity of hosting larger weddings up to 140 guests seated or 250 in a cocktail format.

Fiordland Lodge is set on the crest of a hill 2 hours drive from Queenstown international airport 5 kilometres outside the township of Te Anau and offers expansive views over the World Heritage Listed Fiordland National Park. It is a stunning venue for your special day and couples can hold the wedding ceremony anywhere on the property. With its unobstructed views over Lake Te Anau and both the Murchison and Kepler Mountains the Fiordland Lodge grounds are a magnificent and unique location to exchange vows. Fiordland Lodges Great Room also has spectacular lake and mountain views and is anchored by a massive stone fireplace, Vows can be exchanged here as a wet weather alternative while the bride and groom are encircled by family and friends..

Fiordland Lodge is an all inspired venue ideal for intimate receptions but best of all the lodge offers exclusivity for weddings and has a policy of only 1 wedding a weekend ensuring the highest possible amount of personal care, energy and attention goes into your very special day.

Set in a beautiful natural setting the lodge is very rustic perfect for wedding photos. Photo opportunities are endless and you can actually fly directly off the lawn and within 5 minutes be having your wedding photos taken on snow-capped mountain ranges.

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Sheddies Special

We understand that many New Zealand and Australian couples are facing wedding challenges at the moment, We are delighted to offer WedShed clients NZD $2,500 off your special day on exclusive wedding bookings hosted with us through to the end of October 2021. We are also able to offer our in-house photographer at the very special rate of NZD $2000 for 8 hours of professional photography on your big day. Just the 2 of You!!……Fiordland Elopement for Two…. What’s included in a Fiordland Lodge Elopement? Bride and Groom only, ELOPEMENT PACKAGE: NZD$3,915 Accommodation in a Deluxe Lodge Room for 1 night including pre-dinner drink and canapes, 4 course gourmet dinner and full breakfast. Wedding Coordinator – planning of your wedding and assistance on the day. Outside ceremony overlooking lake Te Anau across into the Fiordland National Park with an indoor location provided for inclement weather. Bridal bouquet and Groom boutonniere of beautiful fresh flowers. The lodges registered celebrant to create the perfect wedding ceremony for you. Fiordland Lodges in-house professional wedding photographer for up to 2.5 hours including digital downloads of all photos. A bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine for toasting after the ceremony. Optional Extras (additional cost) Helicopter flight or Helicopter wedding on the snowy mountains of the Fiordland National Park or by a mountain lake: from $1,500 Videographer: $750 for 2.5 hours

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Venue Facilities

  • AV system
  • Bar area
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Bridal change room
  • BYO alcohol
  • BYO catering
  • Camping
  • Chapel
  • Clean-up included
  • Fire pit
  • Generator
  • Kitchen
  • Marquee or Tent
  • No curfew
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Power
  • Stage
  • Tables and seating
  • Water
  • Wet weather cover
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

Accommodation Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Linen supplied
  • Non-smoking
  • Open fireplace
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Towels supplied
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi

Owner / Manager

Andy has been at Fiordland Lodge for the last 10 years and is the Manager and Owner of the lodge along with his wife and 2 children. With a background in weddings and private functions in the UK Andy has hosted and overseen in the vicinity of 400 weddings ensuring you are in very capable hands. When you book a wedding at Fiordland Lodge Andy is your only point of contact from initial inquiry to all email correspondence to the actual running of the day.

Fiordland Lodge itself is the largest log construction building in the Southern hemisphere and very much built with north American techniques but with native New Zealand timbers. The lodge is distinctively unique Andy says, “the main lodge or “Great Room” with it’s log construction is very impressive with massive whole tree trunks supporting ceilings. A huge 11 metre floor to ceiling river stone fireplace is the center feature of the lounge and the open fire is 2 meters across and the largest stone fireplace in New Zealand.

The location of Fiordland Lodge means that guests attending weddings will typically take advantage of the recreational activities and generally stay 3-4 nights in the area. 4 of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks start within an hour of the lodge with a magnitude of other day walks available. Wedding attendees will also take the opportunity to visit Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

The special attributes of the lodge itself combined with the extraordinary food, service and setting creates a wedding experience that is private, focused and of unmatched venue quality.



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  • Sandfly Cafe (best coffee and breakfasts in town), Redcliff Restaurant (regular live music venue).

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