Thurlby Domain, Queenstown – Intimate Mountain Weddings

Thurlby Domain is one of our favourite ceremony venues. Set on a beautiful meadow-like estate with established deciduous trees, fruit trees, natural streams, historic ruins, stone huts and vintage horse stables – the setting is naturally stunning at any time of the year. Autumn is our favourite, as the Domain comes alive with fiery colours and the sound of falling leaves. There are a multitude of options for your ceremony – in front of the historic hotel ruins, inside the original stone stables, in front of a picturesque pond or underneath a gorgeous autumnal tree (and more!). There is also a secret meadow of golden grass and views out to Coronet Peak for the brave! After the ceremony, we have the whole afternoon to enjoy the Domain and make use of its surroundings for gorgeous photo opportunities.

Our base package for an intimate Mountain Wedding includes:

Ceremony / Reception – Up to 25x people

Wedding planning by Mountain Weddings
Ceremony styling and setup by Holly & Co.
Photos by award winning team at Williams Photography – three hours, capturing ground ceremony and location photos
Sneak peek images for social media
Edited full resolution images within an online private gallery
Use of Thurlby Domain for ceremony and photographs
Small sound system for music
Marriage Celebrant
Luxury 4×4 ground transport for wedding couple
Complimentary bottle of Champagne

Note: There are no bathroom facilities on-site. For just a ceremony, this should be okay (make sure you inform your guests). If you are wanting to stay on-site for a while longer, we would recommend considering a luxury or portable loo unit.

For a mountain adventure, we would recommend a location such as Bayonet Peaks, Cecil Peak, Lochnagar or The Remarkables.

You can also choose to include some of our optional extras, like hair and makeup or beautiful flowers designed to your style.