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Tekapo Weddings - Lake Tekapo

New Zealand's Lake Tekapo has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. That is why the area has become one of the most popular locations for weddings in the world, both for New Zealanders and for people from abroad.

There is a vast choice of wedding venues in the Tekapo area and we only mention the popular ones.
Being a small community, the village facilities are flexible. Think of an idea for your special day and have it come true in Tekapo.

Church of the Good Shepherd

Inside the Church of the Good Shepherd

Church weddings
Naturally the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo has captured the hearts of brides and grooms all over the world.
The church is located only metres from the teal blue waters of the lake and provides spectacular views that are remembered by visitors for the rest of their lives.
The church's interior matches its natural surroundings with its traditional wooden pews, exposed ceiling beams and a large window behind the altar that provides romantic views of the lake and mountains beyond.

Only ministers of religion can perform wedding services in the church.
Due to an overwelming demand, wedding days are restricted to Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Couples must take part in an online pre-wedding course.

Mt John Historic Homestead gardenGarden weddings
Tekapo has become a popular location for garden weddings. The stunning scenery that surrounds the lake has drawn many to tie the knot in some of the beautiful gardens within the village.
Marriage celebrants live locally and can provide you with a day you will enjoy.
Potential venues include Parkbrae and the historic Mount John Homestead.

Parkbrae garden







Glacier weddings
Only a short distance from Lake Tekapo are the Southern Alps and the spectacular glaciers that weave down the valleys below them.
An increasing number of couples are choosing to take their wedding party and celebrant by helicopter up on to these glaciers to say the their vows in the presence of some of nature's most spectacular wonders.


Marriage Proposals
Don't limit your romantic experience of Lake Tekapo to marriage. Why not start it all with a proposal in one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand.
If your romantic nature is adventurous, why not charter an aircraft and propose high over one of the peaks of the Southern Alps around sunset.


Visit our Accommodation page to view a selection of accommodation providers for your special day.

Visit our Dining page to view contact details for potential wedding breakfast venues.


Marriage celebrants

Mackenzie Co Op Parish Office - Church bookings

Address: PO Box 34, Fairlie 7949
Phone: +64 3 6858389 (office is often unattended)
Fax: +64 3 6858185
E-mail: admin@mackenziechurch.org.nz

Contact the Mackenzie Co Op Parish ministers in Fairlie to book the Church of the Good Shepherd.
The Tekapo church is extremely popular and early bookings are essential, especially during busy periods.
Only Wednesdays and Saturdays are available for weddings.

The Mackenzie Co Op parish is small and the office only operates part-time. Replies to emails WILL take several days to be responded to. Please be patient.

The Mackenzie Co Op is also responsible for churches in Fairlie and Burkes Pass.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a "living Church" for the small population of the Lake Tekapo area and, due to the number of tourist that visit the Church the parish has to employ guides to be able to keep the Church open.
Only ministers of religion can perform marriages in the churches.


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