Five Reasons to have your Wedding at Camp Glenorchy

You said yes. You’ve tried on the dress. Now it’s time to find that dream wedding venue, somewhere that will be once-in-a-lifetime, wow your guests and steal your heart.


Glenorchy will do just that.


Camp Glenorchy is a venue like no other. This sustainable destination is not only good for the planet but provides a stunning and inspiring venue where friends and family can relax, explore and celebrate your wedding day with you.



1. Location, Location, Location!

Camp Glenorchy is undoubtedly the most picture perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.

Even the scenic 40 minute drive to Glenorchy from Queenstown is awe-inspiring. Everywhere you look rewards you with jaw-dropping views of plunging valleys and snow-covered peaks at the gateway of Mount Aspiring National Park.

When you arrive in Glenorchy you will be awestruck by the feel of the place. A laid-back community surrounded by magnificent mountains and an air of romance, tranquility and elegance – perfect for your big day.



2. Wedding Venue

At Camp Glenorchy one of the South Island’s artistic wonders awaits you, with upmarket design and technology alongside acres of land that have been lovingly-crafted to compliment the majestic natural landscape.

Artist designed and built function spaces such as the inviting Homestead Building offer welcoming venues for your ceremony and wedding celebrations. Heading outdoors, The Green can be sheltered with a marquee so you can enjoy the fresh air no-matter the weather, or you can choose to relax in the Scheelite Campfire Shelter making memories around a crackling campfire. Either way we have the venue for both your wedding ceremony and your wedding reception!



Camp GY can be hired on a room-to-room basis or the entire facility can be exclusively yours. We even have Mrs Woolly’s Campground across the road, allowing even more family and friends to stay after the festivities!

From shared kitchen areas to gorgeous event spaces there’s something to suit all needs and budgets, safe in the knowledge that whatever you choose you will always receive gracious hospitality and informal, refreshing accommodation From shared kitchen areas to gorgeous event spaces there’s something to suit all needs and budgets, safe in the knowledge that whatever you choose you will always receive gracious hospitality and informal, refreshing accommodation



3. Finger-Licking Food


As one of the most memorable parts of your wedding day, you’ll want a food menu that blows people away.  Don’t worry, we have you covered. From delicious, fresh, healthy catered meals to the satisfying taste of home cooked food, Camp Glenorchy can meet all budgets and needs for every palate, including gluten-free options. 

You can choose a relaxing, self-cooked BBQ the night before the wedding, with free range eggs, the freshest of veggies and locally sourced meat from Mrs Woolly’s General Store, just a few steps away. Or if you’d rather someone else did it all for you then our imaginative catering team can design a scrumptious and inspiring menu for your big day. The choice is yours! Contact us for examples of food menus.



4. Something for Everyone

Glenorchy and neighbouring Queenstown are packed with adventure and activities for you and your guests. You can hike, ski, sky-dive and bungy-jump all in one day if you want!

Or for those seeking a different kind of rush the region is the perfect place to ride horses, hike or kick-back, relax and indulge in award-winning coffee, wines and gourmet food. Whatever you choose, you're sure to have the most incredible stay.



5. Give Back to Nature

Glenorchy is naturally inspiring and beautiful and Camp GY wants it to stay that way. We are committed to maintaining a healthy relationship with the natural environment and love to inspire our guests to show that sustainable can also mean luxurious.

“At Camp Glenorchy, we feel we’ve created an incredible venue in an inspiring location that is hard to beat,” says Camp GY CEO, Keiran Frost. “But more than that we have built a location that is completely Net Zero-rated. A location built and managed with sustainability at its very core. It’s a place that everyone can learn from and be inspired by.”

So, on your wedding day don’t just be kind to each other, be kind to the planet too! Tae a look at this guide to sustainable weddings

Throw in priceless extras such as amazing staff, dedicated event coordinators and a location you’ll never want to leave and Camp GY adds up to your dream wedding experience. We can help manage your whole event including food, ceremony and venue hire.



What are you waiting for? Get in touch with your event planner here at Camp GY today.

Posted by on January 12, 2020

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