We host wonderful winery weddings, always in style
At Melton Estate, our aim is to make your wedding day an enjoyable and memorable occasion for you and your guests. As the venue owners we have the flexibility to tailor the wedding arrangements to suit you. We welcome all types of weddings and civil unions.
Melton Estate hosts weddings throughout the year and has a capacity of 180 in The Pavilion for the wedding service and 150 inside for a seated wedding dinner service. Melton Estate is a boutique winery with an architecturally designed venue purposely designed for weddings. The Pavilion is an all-weather outdoor wedding chapel and entertaining space, complete with lighting and heating. Our Banquet Room sits above the mature Pinot Noir vines and is the perfect venue for your wedding celebration.
Just 15 minute’s drive west from Christchurch International Airport, Melton Estate is conveniently located in a quiet rural setting, with plenty of off-street parking. Your wedding photography will be stunning amongst the sheltered gardens and expansive lawns which connect to the lush vineyards. There’s plenty of space outside in our sheltered garden and terrace, on the hardwood deck overlooking the vines or inside the fully air conditioned winery with three connecting event rooms.
Melton Estate is the home of the acclaimed “Summer Love” Sparkling Riesling—a fantastic celebration wine for your wedding, plus there are many other award-winning wines. Your family and friends will be treated to beautiful boutique wines.
Melton Estate was awarded the South Island “Best Wine Tourism Restaurant” in the 2013 (and 2012) Great Wine Capitals awards, and the only Canterbury winery wedding venue with a Qualmark Venue 4 star Plus rating. For us, the best accolades have come from the many happy couples who have celebrated their wedding at Melton Estate.
We welcome your visit to Melton Estate.
Just a little note to say how much we appreciated your help organising our wedding. Nothing was a problem and you really did create our perfect day. It was lovely to have your warmth and energy.
Thanks again Pip and Jake xxxWedding Pip & Jake
Just a note to express our gratitude for all that you helped with on our wedding day. Your patience, organisation and good humour were a vital part of the smooth running of our celebrations. You and your team were superb, the food delicious and the atmosphere warm and hospitable. We couldn’t have imagined a better day. Thank you so much.
With deepest gratitude and our best wishes.Wedding of Morgan & Andrew
Thank you so much for all your help and support in the lead up and on our big day!
Tracy you are truly are amazing at your job, you make it so easy. It made it so much easier knowing you had it all under control.Wedding of Sarah & Andy
What an amazing place to have the most important day in one’s life. My son and daughter in law were married this past weekend and they couldn’t have chosen a better place. Tracey was amazing with her organising and certainly went above and beyond the call of duty, right down to giving the bride a shoulder massage to get rid of her headache. The staff were so friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive. The food was just lovely and the portions were a good size. Melton Estate would certainly be my preferred venue for any function. Thanks for making Dan & Laurens special day that bit more special Tracy.
Pam ParksWedding of Dan & Lauren
I couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else! Melton Estate is a beautiful venue and the biggest asset is definitely Tracy!! Everything went smoothly on our wedding day and a huge part of that is Tracy and her amazing team.
Tracy handled everything with ease and gave us so many great ideas. She made planning a dream and thought of things we never would have considered! Nothing was a problem and the service was amazing.
Food…. WOW! The food was perfect! Thank you so much for catering to some of our challenges with ease.
The pavilion was also perfect! Warm, romantic and gorgeous. The wines are truly beautiful and the autumn weather gave the perfect back drop for photos.
Thank you so much for making our wedding truly special for us.
Hannah & HaydenWedding of Hannah & Hayden
The staff at our school enjoyed a wonderful meal and evening at your place. The menu was great, the service was spot on and the setting perfect for a large group.The wine was the icing on the cake! Thank you we had a wonderful night.
Dy StokesPaparoa Street School Christmas Event
Thank you Tracy for a wonderful venue for the FMG Health & Safety Seminar last week. Lovely morning tea and great attention and suggestions from you on the finer details of the presentation and your assistance with the technology. We’ll be back for our next event.
Sonja BurtonFMG Conference Event
Thank you for providing such a beautiful venue. Our day went off without a hitch and I’m sure this is down to your amazing organisation skills.
Everyone had a lovely time and raved about the food and how beautiful it is at Melton Estate. Also lots of fan of the Summer Love.Wedding of Mr & Mrs Mills