Weddings at Boomrock and in the Ohariu Valley

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.

Photo of Boomrock wedding couple overlooking the valley taken by Alicia Scott, Wellington wedding photographer

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.

Photo of red helicopter flying over sheep at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, Wellington wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock main gate taken by Alicia Scott, Wellington wedding photographer

Photo of helicopter about to land at Boomrock Lodge taken by Alicia Scott, Wellington wedding photographer

Photo of bride getting out of helicopter at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, Wellington wedding photographer

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.

Photo of bride clay bird shooting at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of guests horseshoe throwing at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of canapés at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of dessert at a Boomrock wedding reception taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock Lodge wedding reception dinner taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

And Boomrock is such a great place to get memorable wedding images – rain or shine …

Photo of groomsman taking a photo of bridal party at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of bridal party walking up a hill at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Phoot of Boomrock wedding ceremony taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of bride and groom in the old barn at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock bridal party with the sun's rays taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock wedding couple with umbrella taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock wedding couple in the sunshine taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo from a Boomrock wedding of the brigand bridesmaid in wet weather gear and hats taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock wedding couple taking a selfie taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

… and windy or calm!

Photo of a bride wearing through her veil at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of Boomrock wedding couple looking toward Mana Island taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of bride preparing to go up the aisle at Boomrock Lodge taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a couple on the distant clifftops at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of groomsmen with hats at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a bride on the clifftops at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

A BOOMROCK WEDDING IS GREAT FOR GUESTS, KIDS AND PETS!

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 a great wedding venue for a New Zealand destination wedding. It’s family friendly, and Boomrock also provides a warm welcome for your furry friends too!

Photo of a couple throwing their child into the air at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of children celebrating their parents' wedding at Boomrock taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of the first look at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a family at a Boomrock wedding looking out toward the South Isaland taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a couple with their dog at Boomrrock Lodge taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of couple having a picnic with their dog at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a couple posing with their dog at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

And after dark, the fun really begins …

Photo of a couple watching the sunset and toasting champagne at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer, of couple with outside lights at a Boomrock wedding after dark

Photo of couple dancing at a Boomrock wedding taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a couple watching the sunset at a Boomrock wedding, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

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.

Photo of a wedding ceremony at Ohariu Farm, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of bride with flower girls and bridesmaids at an Ohariu Farm wedding, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of a couple with a horse at an Ohariu Farm wedding, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo of bridal party walking toward a watching dog at an Ohariu Farm wedding, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

Photo taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer, of a couple outside Ohariu Farm Cottage

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.

Photo of a couple outside St Patrick's Church in Makara, taken by Alicia Scott, wedding photographer

A SELECTION OF BOOMROCK AND OHARIU VALLEY WEDDINGS

Here is a link to a selection of weddings I have covered at Boomrock and in the Ohariu Valley. I hope you enjoy them!

However, if you’d prefer a wedding closer in to the city centre, then you could check out my page on weddings in Wellington City. Heading in the other direction, you might be thinking of getting married in Marlborough or the Wairarapa.

Also, you can find a slideshow of a small selection of some of my favourite recent wedding photos taken in the Wellington region, and beyond, on my wedding folio page. If you are interested in an engagement photography session, then check out my engagement shoot page.

If you’d like some info about my wedding photography packages and current prices, please fill in the form on my Contact page.

Finally, thanks to all the wonderful couples whose wedding images are featured on this page: Al and Caro, Scott and Kelsey, Richard and Grace, Matthew and Rachel, Sarah and Gareth, Chris and Allie, Ben and Courtney, Simon and Emma, Nik and Joanna, Keith and CaraJohn and Debra, Nobu and Leema, Jake and Kel, Andrew and Rining, Andrew and Lindsay, Todd and Rachel, and Rach and Owen!

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