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.

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - couple with hilltops and sheep

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.

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - helicopter and sheep

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - Boomrock road sign

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - helicopter arriving

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - Caro leaving helicopter

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.

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - bride shooting clay birds

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - horseshoe throwing

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - canapés

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - more canapés

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - dessert

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - reception

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

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - groomsman photographing bridesmaids

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - bridal party walking

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - wedding party from roof

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - couple in the barn

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - break in the clouds

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - couple with umbrella

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - lens flare

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - bridesmaids in hats and raincoats

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - selfie stick

… and windy or calm!

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - eye in the veil

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - Mana Island

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - bride about to go up the aisle

Boomrock wedding photo - couple in the distance

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - groomsmen with hats

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - bride on the cliff tops

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!

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - couple with child in the air

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - whole family

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - first look with dog

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - family on the cliff tops

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - dog with couple inside

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - falling in love is like owning a dog

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - couple car and dog

And after dark, the fun really begins …

Alicia Scott - Wellington photographer - Boomrock Wedding

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - lights at night

Boomrock wedding photo - Alicia Scott - couple dancing

Boomrock wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - sunset

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.

Ohariu Farm wedding photography - down the aisle

Ohariu Farm wedding photo - Alicia Scott - bridesmaids and flower girls

Ohariu Farm wedding photo - Alicia Scott - couple with horse

Ohariu Farm wedding photography - Alicia Scott - bridal party and dog

Ohariu Farm wedding photo - 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.

Wellington wedding photographer - Alicia Scott - St Patrick's church Makara

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.

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