YOUR WEDDING AT THE CANYON

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thanks for checking out the magnificent The Canyon at Tarras Vineyards for your wedding.

If you're looking for a very special, unique wedding venue with breath-taking views, spacious indoor-outdoor flow, exclusive occupancy and a stunning natural setting close to Wanaka and Cromwell in the Central Otago region, you've come to the right place.

Your wedding day will be totally memorable at The Canyon on top of the world boardering our award-winning vineyard and the Department of Conservation reserve.

There are so many locations for a unique and spectacular ceremony at The Canyon or at the nearby Tarras Church.

At The Canyon we know how important your big day is. We provide the perfect setting for your dream wedding and we're with you all the way.

ONE OR TWO DAYS?

First step - decide how many days you'd like.

With our one-day hire our staff will set out the dining hall furniture, just as you like it, ready for the florist and caterer to dress and set the tables. We’ll also make a time with you to come up and run through a rehearsal during the week of your wedding.

Our two-day hire options provide time for you to setup the room yourselves and do a rehearsal the day before.

Included in all our packages is a centrally heated and beautifully furnished restaurant space complete with tables, chairs, bar staff, venue management, glassware and a choice of catering and other wedding expert providers.

So you can simply turn up with your guests and enjoy your day.

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Step 2: CHOOSE YOUR FOOD OPTION

You can choose from any of our preferred caterers on our vendors list who have experience with us and whose quality we can endorse to create your food. In choosing your caterer you have the option to either:

  1. Hire The Canyon commercial kitchen for your caterer with everything you need including:
    • Dinner plates, side plates, bowls & cutlery for up to 160 guests
    • Off grid electricity, gas & hot water supply
    • Walk-in chiller, freezers, sinks, benches
    • Electric boiler steam oven, gas hobs, gas oven & commercial extractor
    • Starline dishwasher with detergent & rinse aid
    • All waste and recycling collection, cleaning products
    • Overnight generator hire, if needed, at extra cost

OR

  1. Hire in crockery and cutlery etc and your caterer may bring their own mobile kitchen

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR DELCIOUS WINES

As a winery you can celebrate with our award-winning wines at the place they are grown.
The Canyon at Tarras Vineyards is licensed and we provide the wines, beverage & bar service. BYO alcohol is not permitted.

WINE & BEVERAGE SERVICE
Bar Service & Dining Room Management is included in all Packages including:
• Venue Duty Manager to look after you on the day and help coordinate deliveries
• Licensed Bar Manager and experienced staff
• Positioning of tables & chairs to your plan ready for table settings & floral
• Hire of all wine and bubbly glasses, water glasses, jugs, beer glasses and water jugs
• Glass washing, polishing and repacking
• Cleaning in the restaturant, toilets and outdoors throughout the day
• Point of Sale system to manage drinks limits, tabs & guest payments
• Co-ordinating transport arrivals and departure of all guests
• After guests depart, we pack-down items for collection & clean dining and toilet areas

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USEFUL TIPS

Where is The Canyon?
Only 15 minutes from the Cromwell bridge, 30-40 minutes from Wanaka and about an 1 hour from Queenstown Airport; we are conveniently located in the Otago region

Hours
You'll have access is from 7:30am on wedding day to 11:15pm with guests and transport departing by 11:30pm

How many people?
We can host up to 385, with weddings being usually up to 200.

Helicopter landing?
Yes we have a heli pad right next to the venue so you can land in style in full view of your guests. We have packages including helicopter rides from Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown

Carparking and Access
We have parking for up to 64 cars & 8 coaches with 3 accessible parks right outside the door.

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YOUR SPECIAL WEDDING CEREMONY SITE

You have so many choices for your wedding ceremony. Say your I Do' on the expansive Terrace or by the water feature against the breathtaking backdrop of the valley and mountain views.

You don't need to worry about the weather as you'll have the instant wet weather option to get married in the restaurant under Kuru Kuru or by the cosy fire

At The Canyon you have a secluded, private location, surrounded by jaw dropping views, with a romantic ambiance that is every wedding couple's and photographer's dream.

YOUR RECEPTION VENUE

The Canyon venue has a variety of spaces that can be used day or evening, to reflect your personal style and preferences

Our spacious and elegant building, with indoor-outdoor flow, is a magnificent space to host your wedding reception

The Terrace, with it’s awe-inspiring panoramic views, is ideal for your ceremony and /or arrival drinks

Whether you want an outdoor ceremony or an exquisite inside area, we can create any type of wedding and take special care of you and your big day.

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WEDDING PACKAGES MADE FOR YOU

Whether you want the venue for the entire day, or to arrive in style for your Canyon wedding reception, we offer a range of options to make your day truly magical

With a capacity for almost any size gathering, whether you want a small and intimate wedding or a large event, we create a tailor-made experience for you and your guests

Located in the heart of Central Otago, close to Cromwell, Wanaka , Clyde, Alexandra and Queenstown, we can offer transportation options and accommodation recommendations to make it easy for you and your guests

We look forward to chatting to you about your big day.

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