Fable 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.
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 Fable Terrace Downs Resort.
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
“We first come up for a coffee and to have a look around to see if we liked it for our wedding (cams parents got married there a few years ago so gave us the idea) and that day we were pretty much sold! The view especially, and the fact the venue was nice and big! It was good that someone was available to give us a quick show around the place. All the staff were perfect on the night of our wedding we didn’t even notice anyone there but if we needed to tell u something we could easily which was good! Becks u helped make the venue look perfect after we left the day before and we loved the whole set up! Very much appreciated that you helped us take down all our decorations the next morning it was a nice surprise!!! Overall though we had the best day and we would definitely recommend it to anyone else! maybe even our children when it’s their time!!! – Lucy & Cam, January 2022
“Becks and the team at Fable Terrace Downs were absolutely amazing to deal with. It was a little abit of roller-coaster trying to plain our wedding in the middle of a world wide pandemic. Fable Terrace downs made it a breeze and assured everything would all go to plan. Even though our day didn’t play ball with the weather the team insured we had several different plans in place so our day would go absolutely perfect. One hour before our ceremony the weather changed, Becks and the team made sure everything went smoothly. My husband and I can’t thank the team enough for all of their hard work towards making our day special day perfect. Thanks again for all of your hard work, we really appreciate it.”- Kerrod & Alisha
“As soon as you took over our wedding management Becks, communication really improved and we felt reassured that you had everything under control. On the day itself everything was beautiful and the room set up looked stunning! We had an amazing day (despite the COVID restrictions and bad weather!) and it was really special for us to be able to have our wedding at Terrace Downs. Dinner was delicious and beautifully presented!” – Rose & Frank
“Thank you so much for all your effort you put into our event. It was such a delight having someone so on to things and I hardly had to stress at all! Your detail and thought into both presentation and insuring all the small things was a massive assurance to us being such a big group, it was energising and a pleasure. You were so easy to deal with and your communication went above and beyond. I hope to host many more events with you Becks at Terrace Downs. Thank you” – Karen
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 Fable 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.