What could be more spectacular than having a Boomrock wedding! Perched above the cliff tops with stunning views out across Cook Strait toward the Marlborough Sounds, there is no other wedding venue quite like Boomrock Lodge in Wellington.
WHY A BOOMROCK WEDDING IS SO COOL
A great way to get to Boomrock is by helicopter – it’s only six minutes away from the Wellington waterfront. And for your wedding guests, Boomrock provides a bus from central Wellington, which goes through the picturesque Ohariu Valley before arriving at the Lodge.
Any Boomrock wedding can involve lots of activities, including clay bird shooting, horseshoe throwing and extreme golf. And the food from resident chef Mark Hartstonge is fabulous: sumptuous dinners and delicious canapés. There can be up to 90 seated guests, or as many as 130 in a cocktail environment.
And Boomrock is such a great place to get memorable wedding images – rain or shine …
… and windy or calm!
As a showcase for New Zealand and the Wellington region, Boomrock is a fantastic place for couples or guests from Wellington, from throughout New Zealand, and from overseas. It’s family friendly, and Boomrock also provides a warm welcome for your furry friends too!
And after dark, the fun really begins …
Overall, covering a Boomrock wedding is one of my favourite things to do as a wedding photographer. Here is a link to Boomrock’s website.
WEDDINGS AT OHARIU FARM
But Boomrock is not the only wedding venue in the Ohariu Valley. As well as being another great option for a Wellington wedding ceremony and reception, Ohariu Farm includes onsite accommodation – a cute little rustic farm cottage. Here is a link to Ohariu Farm’s website.
ST PATRICK’S CHURCH, MAKARA
Finally, for those couples who are wanting a church wedding, look no further than the small and lovely St. Patrick’s Church in Makara, which is also in the Ohariu Valley. Built in 1873, it is one of the oldest wooden churches still standing in the North Island. Here is a link to St. Patrick’s Church.
A SELECTION OF BOOMROCK AND OHARIU VALLEY WEDDINGS
Below are some images from a selection of weddings I have covered at Boomrock, and in the Ohariu Valley. I hope you enjoy them!
However, if you prefer a wedding closer in to the city, then you could check out my page on weddings in Wellington City.