Venues and Suppliers

We know it’s hard to find the right venues and suppliers for your big day. There is so much to think about and so many things to consider making your choices.

That’s why we have put together some of our favourite venues and suppliers for you, to help you cut down on all the searching.

We work very closely with these people and frankly we couldn’t do what we do without their support and hard work. We feel these are the best of the best and we highly recommend you check them out.

Silk Estate Marquee Weddings by Toni May

Silk Estate’s luxurious, silk-lined wedding marquees are the perfect backdrop for a spectacular event and make a beautiful statement guests love. Whether you’ve chosen a small intimate group of close family and friends or a grand gathering of many, they can cater for 30 to 300 wedding guests. Silk Estate can set up in the garden of your family homestead, at a majestic remote location or at many other fabulous locations throughout greater Canterbury.


Longbeach Cookshop

Longbeach Cookshop is an amazing venue surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds. The large Drawing Room is ideal for wedding receptions, special family events, product launches and corporate functions for up to 80 guests, and a Silk Estate Marquee can be hired to add to the venue to cater for larger groups.


Trott’s Garden

Trott’s Garden offers a stunning venue  for wedding ceremonies and receptions – all year round.

Combining picturesque garden landscapes with our amazing EA Networks Pavilion, which can seat up to 250 people, you can have your whole day in this beautiful paradise.

You can have your ceremony in the gorgeous historic chapel or pick a spot in the garden – the choice is yours. Striking panoramas provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs, whilst your guests will enjoy wandering the grounds and soaking up the surroundings.


Red Cottage Staveley

Unique Boutique Woolshed to fit 40-50 pax…… or add a Silk Estate Marquee and cater for up to 120 guests


Tegan Clark Photography

Tegan Clark is a specialist wedding and portrait photographer working throughout Canterbury and New Zealand. Tegan’s eye for detail and individual style will ensure your photos are treasured for a lifetime.


Sarah Clements Photography

Sarah Clements is another fabulous wedding and portrait photographer. Sarah’s style is fun and free and her images always tell a story. Sarah’s beautiful images and passion for the perfect shot is what puts her at the top of the photography game.


Emma Newman Wedding Planner

Emma Newman is a professional and personal wedding planner who works hard to minimise your stress, save you money and help you to enjoy your wedding day. Emma has small and larger packages to suit.


Kaity’s Cakes

If you are looking for a wedding cake then look no further than Kaity’s Cakes. Kaity is talented at making beautiful cakes for weddings and special occasions that look amazing too!