Abel Tasman Beach Weddings

Abel Tasman National Park undoubtedly offers some of the most spectacular New Zealand wedding venues with golden sand, blue skies and crystal clear waters.

Abel Tasman National Park is blessed with numerous unspoilt beaches perfect for that summertime New Zealand wedding you’ve always dreamed of - the waves lapping gently at the shore and the sand between your toes. Abel Tasman provides so many perfect venues from which to say your vows.

Several beaches can easily be accessed by foot, but many of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Abel Tasman or for that matter New Zealand, are only accessible by boat. With this in mind the majority of our wedding venues listed below include some form of boat transport.

Some of the boat transport options give you the opportunity to explore the coastline of Abel Tasman viewing some of the most picturesque New Zealand wedding venues, before settling on where you would like to be married. Factors such as time of the day, weather and numbers of other people will affect which beach location will be the best for your wedding.

If you plan to walk the Abel Tasman track and wish to combine this with your wedding somewhere in the park please see our Kanuka Hill Wedding.

Abel Tasman Beach Wedding Options

Discover some of the fantastic New Zealand wedding venues in and arround the Nelson area. Get married on one of the gorgeous golden beaches in Abel Tasman National Park accessible by foot. In the height of summer when this area is very busy we have found that timing your wedding for early morning or very late afternoon/evening avoids the crowds.

Basic Wedding Package Inclusions:

Little Kaiteriteri & Breakers Bay

Although not strictly in Abel Tasman National Park – both of these beaches are sheltered coves just around the corner (in either direction) from the Kaiteriteri township and main Kaiteriteri beach, with wonderfully clear water, golden sand and amazing views over Tasman Bay. Even in the height of summer both beaches are surprisingly quiet and virtually deserted the rest of the year.

Basic Wedding Package Price: NZD$1208.00

Marahau

Marahau is the Maori name given to the village and the long sweeping beach which translates to 'Windy Garden' in English. The Bay is known as Sandy Bay and is quite aptly named as it is the longest golden sand beach in the region. The backdrop consists of charming rural farms, forestry and lush native bush. Due to the fact that Marahau beach can be very exposed we recommend taking advantage of calmer early morning and evening conditions for weddings.

Basic Wedding Package Price: NZD$1208.00

Watertaxi to a Adele Island

Take a water taxi from Marahau to Adele Island. The long sand spit which curves out almost halfway across the sheltered inland waterway between the mainland and Adele Island at low water is a never to be forgotten wedding location. The sand spit makes an ideal aisle to walk down and at the end, a quiet, reflective place to take your wedding vows. After your ceremony return to Marahau by watertaxi.

The trip between Marahau and Adele Island is approximately 30 minutes in each direction and the watertaxi can take up to 18 passengers. This option includes watertaxi charter for the bride, groom, celebrant and two witnesses and the watertaxi standby fee (1 hour) to allow for your ceremony and photographs on Adele Island. Please ask us about other charter options if you wish to stay longer on Adele Island for lunch or dinner etc.

Basic Wedding Package Price: NZD$1448.00

Additonal Passengers: NZD$5.00 per person
Additional Watertaxi Time: NZD$100.00 per hour (for two passengers)
Additonal Watertaxi Standby Time: NZD$75.00 per hour

Watertaxi to a Beach of your Choice

Take a scenic tour of Abel Tasman by watertaxi from Marahau stopping at a beach of your choice for your wedding ceremony. This option includes watertaxi charter for the bride, groom, celebrant and two witnesses and the watertaxi standby fee (1 hour) to allow for your ceremony and photographs on Adele Island.. Ask us about other charter options if you wish to stay longer on the beach for lunch or dinner etc. The water taxi can take up to 18 passengers.

Basic Wedding Package Price: NZD$1548.00

Additonal Passengers: NZD$5.00 per person
Additional Watertaxi Time: NZD$100.00 per hour (for two passengers)
Additonal Watertaxi Standby Time: NZD$75.00 per hour

Abel Tasman National Park offers some of the most spectacular New Zealand wedding venues. Let The Wedding Company make your New Zealand dream wedding a dream come true.