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WeddingArch Alana Wedding_Marquee Thackwood Cottage Garden, heralded as one of New Zealand’s most significant gardens, is available to hire for weddings, naming ceremonies, high teas and special occasions all year round. Wedding_2 Alana3 Wedding_3 Alana4

 

Thackwood Cottage Garden, heralded as one of New Zealand’s most significant gardens, is available to hire for weddings, naming ceremonies, high teas and special occasions all year round.
Situated just ten minutes north of Nelson, with ample parking, this spectacular venue can accommodate up to 120 guests.
Your discreet hosts, Murray and Karen Gill, provide tables for refreshments and signing of the register, draped in antique lace and decorated with freshly cut flowers from the garden. A kitchen is available for your caterers convenience. Should you require changing or bathroom facilities, you may also hire Thackwood Cottage Boutique Accommodation.**

You may choose from two beautifully landscaped lawns, or you may hire both. You and your guests can meander through the garden at leisure, and take advantage of the many photo opportunities. Stroll through the Wisteria and Rose arbours to a wooden “love seat”. Take shade under the Cherry avenue, with its beautifully fragrant pink blossom, passing by Lavender and Dahlias as you make your way to the garden’s often photographed “kissing gate”. Continue along the grassy paths, beneath the young Pin Oak trees, under planted with white and blue Hydrangeas as you make your way down to the duck pond, where you can sit in the rowing boat, or venture a little further to an antique farm cart, surrounded by Weeping and Tortured Willows, Calla Lilies and the blossoming Sir Edmund Hilary Rose.


Rates:

Thackwood Cottage Wedding Ceremony ~ $1350 (4 hours) ~ Use one or both of our beautifully landscaped “Upper” and “Lower” lawn areas for your wedding ceremony. Includes decorated tables and kitchen facilities.

Thackwood Cottage Wedding Ceremony & Marquee Reception ~ $2450* ~ Use our beautifully landscaped lower lawn for your ceremony, then move to our upper lawn for your reception. This area has been specially prepared and landscaped to fit a marquee. It is bordered with a wild flower garden and has spectacular sea views. This area was lovingly created in 2012 for our own daughter’s wedding. This charge gives you use of the upper lawn from Friday to Monday, to allow for the set up and removal of your marquee. If you would like to extend the set-up/removal period, this can be arranged, but additional charges will apply.
*Please note the marquee arrangement and hire is not included in the above rate.

Thackwood Cottage ~ $250 (1/2 day use 4 hours)** ~ Changing and bathroom facilities.

Please view our packages page for Bride and Groom Package.

**Subject to availability.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% deposit required to secure your date.
  • Final payment to be made 30 days prior to your event.
  • Cancellation with over six months notice. Half your deposit (25% of full costs) will be retained. The remainder of your deposit refunded to you.
  • Cancellation with less than six months notice. Your full (50%) deposit is non-refundable.
Images courtesy of Nelson Wedding Photography