Gardens of the World Wedding

Gardens of the World is a magnificent six acre (2.4 hectare) garden on a grand scale, with geographical plant collections grouped in areas from different continents. The garden features sweeping lawns, an amphitheatre, formal rose, herb and perennial gardens with a lake, stream and fountains – a tapestry of natural beauty in a tranquil and relaxed environment.

Awarded a certificate as a Garden of Distinction in the National Garden register, Gardens of the World is available for wedding ceremonies, photographs and receptions. The garden is in bloom in various stages throughout spring and summer - September to April.

Basic Gardens of the World Wedding Package Inclusions:

Basic Gardens of the World Wedding Package Price: NZD$1755.00


There is an excellent selection of accommodation in Nelson and surrounding areas – hotels, motels, lodges, bed & breakfasts, backpackers and camping.  We recommend a minimum of 2 nights stay in the area – one before and one after the wedding day.   Please see the New Zealand Honeymoon Accommodation pages of our website for further information.

Wedding Photography

We work closely with several photographers to provide the following Wedding Photography Packages for weddings in Nelson:

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-$200.00.

Grooms Buttonhole - To match or complement the brides bouquet. NZD$15.00-$25.00

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.

Tuxedo Hire

Please click on the following links for suit hire information and online suit hire catalogues. If you are coming from overseas we can arrange delivery and return of hire suits to most destinations within New Zealand. We are able to book a suit for you in advance based on your measurements however you will need to arrange your itinerary to be in the town or city where the suit hire store is located in person prior to your wedding for a final fitting session. Suit hire ranges between NZD$200.00-$300.00 .

~ Nelson Tailors Menswear - Nelson
~ Frank Casey Formal Suit Hire - Auckland , Hamilton , Tauranga, Wellington
~ Dress Circle Suit Hire - Auckland
~ Suits on Broadway - Auckland
~ Carlton Suit Hire - Auckland
~ Wilkins Formal Wear - Wellington
~ Sergios Formal Hire - Christchurch
~ Deans Suit Hire- Christchurch
~ Kildonan Highland House - Christchurch

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