Abel Tasman Boat Cruise Weddings

With our clean green image and some of the best scenery in the world, New Zealand is a very popular location for destination weddings. Abel Tasman National Park offers some of the best sailing in New Zealand and many an appealing destination for weddings. Often the most beautiful and secluded inlets, beaches, coves and bays are only accessible by boat. Moor in a private cove with the vast blue sea and the sun twinkling behind you and say your ‘I do’s’ aboard the boat or perhaps cruise to a deserted island or beach and have your ceremony there with the sand between your toes and the sea gently lapping at the shore. Please click here for a description of some of our favourite boat cruise wedding locations.

Time of the day, weather and numbers of other people in the park also needs to be taken into consideration on the actual day. Each of these factors will affect which mooring or scenic New Zealand beach location will be the best destination for your wedding. Therefore the majority of our cruise options give you the opportunity to board the boat and explore the coastline of Abel Tasman before settling on where you would like to be married.

Discover some of the other stunning New Zealand destination weddings we offer in the Abel Tasman National Park and the greater Nelson area.

Basic Abel Tasman Boat Cruise Wedding Package Inclusions:

Straycat Cruising Catamaran - Wedding Package Price: NZD$3000.00
Suitable for 2-20 people - the bride and groom and 18 others.

Alleycat Cruising Catamaran - Wedding Package Price: NZD$3000.00
Suitable for 2-22 people - the bride and groom and 20 others.

Both Straycat & Alleycat Catamaran's - Wedding Package Price: NZD$4095.00
Suitable for 2-42 people - the bride and groom and 40 others.


Abel Tasman National Park and the surrounding areas have an excellent selection of accommodation – hotels, motels, lodges, bed & breakfasts, backpackers and camping.  We recommend 2 nights stay in Lake Tekapo for your wedding – one before and one after the wedding day.   Please see the New Zealand Honeymoon Accommodation pages of our website for further information.

Wedding Photography

There is an excellent selection of photographers in the Nelson/Marlborough region. We work closely with several photographers to provide the following Wedding Photography Packages for weddings in Abel Tasman National Park:

Digital Wedding Photography Package

Price: NZD$650.00
CD Slideshow. A selection of images saved as an EXE file and written to CD: NZD$50.00
DVD Slideshow. A selection of images saved in either NTSC or PAL format and written to DVD: NZD$75.00
Print Packages: Images you select are printerd on photographic paper and colour corrected.
Package 1. 50 x 6x4" prints and 10 x 7x5" prints: NZD$150.00
Package 2. 40 x 6x4" prints, 5 x 7x5" prints and 2 x 8x10" prints: NZD$350.00
Package 3. 100 x 6x4" prints, 5 x 7x5" prints, 2 x 8x10" prints, 1 x 11x16" custom enlargement and 1 x 11x14" wedding montage printed on metallic paper: NZD$500.00

Film Wedding Photography Package

Price: NZD$1050.00
Additional rolls of 36 exposure film: NZD$150.00

The following websites profile the work of some other local photographers. Their wedding photography packages range in price between NZD$1500.00 and NZD$3000.00. Please contact us for further information about their photography packages and pricing.

~ Stirling Images Photography
~ Tim Skinner Photography
~ Melinda Baigent Photography
~ Jim Tannock Photography

Wedding Flowers

Please refer to the extensive information on our website regarding wedding bouquet styles and other wedding flower options.

Brides Bouquet - A medium sized posy style bouquet or trailing bouquet including foliage.  Your preferences of colours and specific flowers if available. NZD$150.00

Grooms Buttonhole - To match or complement the brides bouquet. NZD$15.00

Hair & Make-up

Hair: NZD$100.00
Make-up: NZD$100.00
Please note that a travel fee may apply depending on where you are booked to stay.

Champagne Celebration

Deutz Marlborough Cuvee Methode Traditionnelle (NZ) – NZD$45.00 per bottle
Alan McCorkindale Blanc de Blanc (NZ) – NZD$35.00 per bottle
Arcadia Brut (NZ) – NZD$40.00 per bottle

A.Chauvet 2000 Brut Champagne (France) – NZD$100.00 per bottle
Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne (France) – NZD$115.00 per bottle
Dom Perignon 1995 Vintage Champagne (France) – NZD$285.00 per bottle

Enjoy one of our stunning New Zealand destination weddings in the Abel Tasman National Park.