One of the most romantic and picturesque locations in New Zealand, Abel Tasman is a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding. Wilsons can help organise the logistics to make your special day truly memorable.
Combine romance and adventure to celebrate your commitment to each other. Wilsons offer flexible wedding options which you can tailor to create a unique wedding experience which suits your style and budget:
Let us take care of the adventure so you can enjoy the romance. Whether you would like to return to town after your celebration or stay overnight in the Park, we can help arrange a unique wedding for you.
"Thank you all so much for making our wedding day a success. We had numerous comments on how professional an outfit you were! Simon and I had a really fun wedding day and thoroughly enjoyed being able to go out on the water and get married in such a beautiful spot." Lana and Simon.
Formal or Casual - Traditional or Modern:
Our friendly reservations team and widely experienced chef can help you create your dream wedding:
- Aboard our Vista Cruise state-of-the-art catamaran
- On a secluded, golden-sand beach
- In the grounds of one of our Beachfront Lodges.
All you need to do is arrange for you and your guests to be in Nelson. We can take care of the rest:
- Coach transfers from Nelson
- Cruise into and out of the National Park
- Marriage celebrant
- Catering: menus can include canapes, barbecue, casual or formal dining
- DVD, projector and screen for audio visual displays
- Accommodation in twin/double rooms with ensuite bathrooms at our two Beachfront Lodges: Torrent Bay Lodge (13 rooms) and Meadowbank Homestead - Awaroa (15 rooms)
Alternatively, you are welcome to organise your own caterer and marriage celebrant.
Charter our Vista Catamaran:
- Cost depends on distance travelled, number of people, time of day and season.
Other Special Events OptionsWe operate these options:
Some Example Itineraries:
These are just some suggestions that fit well with other activities in the National Park, taking into account tidal and weather conditions.
Of course, we can help you design your own special itinerary. Please contact us for pricing.
Adele Island Idyll:
Get married on golden sands lapped by crystal-clear turqoise waters.
3.00 pm: Take a private Vista Cruise charter from Kaiteriteri.
3.30pm: Disembark for a wedding ceremony on the golden sands of Adele Island surrounded by lush native forest and lapped by azure waters.
5.00pm: Rejoin your Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri for a land-based reception or stay on board for a relaxed wedding bar-be-cue.
Options: Choose your favourite beach in the National Park for your ceremony or stay onboard for the duration of the wedding party, cruising the length of the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.
Two Day/One Night Get Away:
Exclusive use of Torrent Bay Lodge overnight for the ultimate, intimate adventure.
Day One: Adventurous guests can choose to walk or sea kayak from Kaiteriteri to Torrent Bay Lodge (approx 4 hours). Less active guests can be transported to the Lodge by Vigour Water Taxi, or join our Vista Cruise.
We will help you arrange a fully catered wedding party at Torrent Bay with a menu as casual or formal as you wish. Party under the stars, or allow yourself to be lulled by the sound of the tides.
Day Two: Relax and enjoy the comforts of Torrent Bay Lodge, or explore further into the Park on foot or by sea kayak. Catch the Vista Cruise or Vigour Water Taxi on any scheduled service out of the Park, or choose a private charter to return to Kaiteriteri.
The Multi-day Adventure Wedding:
The ideal extended wedding allowing family and friends to share extra time together.
Join one of our 3-day or 5-day trips and have your wedding ceremony either before, or during, the trip.
This unique wedding experience is available year-round.