There’s no better time than now to plan your staycation wedding. With beautiful buildings and surroundings, Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton is our top pick for getting that vacation vibe without leaving the country.
If you had a list of requirements for tying the knot overseas, Chateau on the Park would tick so many of the boxes. A beautiful location? Check. Stunning architecture? Check. Lovely landscaping and gardens? Check. The relaxation that comes from escaping the daily grind? Check! Removed of the stress that comes with international travel; navigating foreign airports, forgotten passports and never-ending customs queues, the ultimate relaxing bridal escape is not far away in Canterbury.
Wedding and Holiday in One
Combining your wedding with a holiday getaway with your family and friends brings about a destination wedding feel. “When you tie the knot at a venue with the accommodation you can rest assured knowing that your guests can relax & enjoy themselves without having to travel,” Laura Gorrie, Chateau on the Park’s in-house wedding expert and senior sales executive for conference and events, says. The staff are also able to create memorable experiences for guests beyond the wedding itself with scenic drinks on arrival, a private meal with a personal chef or a post-wedding breakfast. Customisable base wedding packages offer accommodation and breakfast for the newlywed couple, but multi-night packages and group discounts can also be arranged.
Just 15 minutes from Christchurch Airport and a stone’s throw from the central city plus one of the city’s five malls, shop ‘til you drop and explore the CBD, or even the entirety of the beautiful Canterbury region if you desire. The front desk concierge team are the people to talk to when it comes to creating a fun weekend itinerary for your guests – think a foodie walking tour around the CBD, punting on the Avon or a day trip to Akaroa concluding with a delicious meal at one of many amazing restaurants. With so much to do in Christchurch, the team can help you tailor the many options to you and your guests’ liking.
As Laura puts it, “The Chateau on the Park has all the benefits of a central location with the feeling of being out of town & surrounded by beautiful scenery. We have the best of both worlds!” With five-acre grounds and gorgeous landscaped gardens, the sprawling rose gardens, quaint vineyard and turrets will make you feel a world away. There’s a variety of locations for your wedding ceremony and photos. “These include garden spaces, a poolside courtyard and indoor reception options.”
“You will have a dedicated & experienced coordinator that will assist you along every step of your journey to ensure your wedding is a one of a kind day just for you,” Laura adds. Not only that, but you can go all out with your wedding theming to fully embrace the cultural experience of overseas nuptials; from Indian buffets to fresh seafood platters to mid-winter Christmas menus straight out of Europe, the Chateau on the Park chefs can cater to not only your imagination, and your guests dietary preferences. All you need to do is ask!
When can you get started planning your dream staycation wedding in the current climate? According to Laura: “Couples have been extending their engagements so we are anticipating that summer 2021/22 will be busier than normal. We are ready now to help you along the planning journey towards your big day.”
Get in touch with the Chateau on the Park Team:
Chateau on the Park, Christchurch, A DoubleTree by Hilton
+64 3 348 8999