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Larnach Castle

Consider the beautiful drive from Dunedin, transporting you to another world, arrival at the Castle, a lone piper playing, entering the spectacular Ballroom, the chandeliers sparkling, fire roaring, a delicious meal waiting and staff at your service.

Larnach Castle is the jewel in the crown of Dunedin for location, history and beauty. Our picturesque setting makes every wedding day we host special and unique.

Our beautiful gardens make the idyllic setting for a ceremony and our gracious ballroom represents the epitome of style and sophistication.

Wedding Ceremony

Your Wedding Ceremony can take place in one of the many picturesque locations in the wonderful gardens around the Castle.

Favoured spots include the Rock Garden on the Ballroom Lawn, the Reflecting Pond with Dunedin City framed in the background, the Alice lawn or under the beautiful 1930s Cupola near the herbaceous border. The Castle offers you not only a stunning and romantic venue but also a high standard of service and quality.

Wedding ceremonies and photographs at Larnach Castle and Larnach Castle Gardens are exclusively available only to couples hosting their reception at Larnach Castle.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom features period architecture, glorious furnishings, magnificent chandeliers, baronial open fires, and a polished sprung dance floor. The Ballroom is able to accommodate between 80 and 180 people in a variety of settings that can be coordinated to your requirements.

There is also the option of adding a Marquee to the side of the ballroom; this increases the capacity to 270. The lower veranda of the Castle is the perfect area for the pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

The ballroom is complemented by a cloakroom, fully fitted bar and modern washroom facilities.

Introducing Camp Estate...

Camp Estate is a perfect choice for weddings. This property offers complete privacy and is available for whole-of-house lets.

There are two dedicated function rooms, with state of the art technology. As well as the function rooms, guests have the use of the sitting room and spectacular lobby areas.

This Country House also has five spacious bedrooms. The rooms are luxuriously decorated, with particular attention being paid to guest comfort. Particularly lovely features of the rooms are the fire places and the pastoral views of the surrounding countryside.

Larnach Castle boasts the following features for your wedding:

• Unique Historical Setting – Only Castle in New Zealand.
• Beautiful Garden – Rated a Garden of International Significance by New
Zealand Gardens Trust.
• Exclusive Use – Only couples holding their reception at the Castle can have
their Ceremony and photographs here.
• Accommodation Available – Three Styles.
• Transport – We will arrange transport to and from the city.
• Catering – All of the food served at the Castle is prepared by our own team of
• Functions Manager – Larnach Castle has a dedicated manager to assist with
all wedding requirements.

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  • 145 Camp Rd
  • Dunedin, Otago


  • We are so stoked with how everything went and your staff were amazing. We cannot fault the day at all and are so happy we chose to have our wedding at Larnach castle! -Laura and Jason - November 2015

  • Larnach was AMAZING, and the best location ever! Our guests raved about the location, food and service. -Dana and Kees - January 2016