A Resort Style Wedding Venue in the Canterbury High Country

Terrace Downs Resort is Canterbury’s ultimate wedding venue. Our stunning High Country scenery and on-site facilities present the total package. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony, reception and dance, as well as accommodation for the wedding party and guests.

Let us help you create the perfect wedding day

Rugged yet beautiful mountains tower above a landscape reminiscent of a fine oil painting; from the azure waters of the Rakaia River to the tapestry of colours created by the surrounding plains, this truly is a breathtaking part of the world. If you are searching for a picturesque location that combines that friendly kiwi atmosphere with the natural brilliance of the South Island’s High Country, look no further than Terrace Downs.

Your special day should be perfect

From the dress to the dining, everything should be as you imagined. As a premier High Country wedding venue on the South Island, Terrace Downs can help to bring your dream to life.

Let us help you arrive by helicopter, golf cart or horseback – we can also arrange jet boat and helicopter transport to secluded locations for wedding photos.

Unique elements include our Ladies Powder Room for the bridal party, the stone-walled Club House which lends itself as a superb backdrop for photography, and our huge open fire which creates a magic atmosphere for winter weddings. Pre and post wedding events, such as Hen’s Nights and Stag Dos can be accommodated. Staying on-site allows the party to carry on all night, or we can organise shuttles for guests.

Special Rates available for winter and mid-week weddings

Dedicated team to help with themes, personalised menu and bar options and catering

Bookings essential

Get in touch with Canterbury’s finest High Country resort

“Terrace Downs is the most magical setting to get married in! We arrived on Friday with all of our family, bridal party and friends for a relaxing start to the weekend. The boys went and played golf, while we drank wine and got manicures! The night of the wedding almost all of our guests stayed at Terrace Downs and joined us for brunch on Sunday, making our whole wedding span over three days which was the best decision we made! Being an hour and a half away from Christchurch encouraged our guests to make the most of the weekend and treat themselves to a luxury night away, but was still close enough to Home that others were able to come and go for the day. Thoroughly recommend!” – Mariah, February 2018

“We chose Terrace Downs for our wedding venue because it was close enough to our home but just that little further that it felt like a different region altogether with fantastic views! It also had everything there and guests didn’t have to leave to go to different locations and had a bad weather back-up plan. We got married at the 4th hole which was the best area as it kept the wind down with the surrounding trees. We had such a lucky day, the weather was amazing! The food was AMAZING! We had buffet mains and dessert. Best food I have ever had for quite a reasonable price!” – Nicole, November 2017

If you are searching for a truly beautiful wedding venue in Canterbury on New Zealand’s picturesque South Island, look no further than the tranquil surrounds of Terrace Downs Resort. Our luxury facilities are also available for conferences.

For any further information or to begin planning your special day with us, please contact our dedicated weddings team using the form below.

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