The reception can be a wild, joyous celebration or a quiet one, as you wish. Lake Te Anau and the backdrop of the Fiordland National Park set the scene; the authentic atmosphere of Fiordland Lodge, the extraordinary service and the very fine cuisine make it an exceptional occasion. Fiordland Lodge is a property that creates an experience that is private, focused and of unmatched quality. The main lodge is a remarkable building and transforms into the ultimate venue and has many special and distinctive attributes that contributes to a very unique property for hosting wedding receptions.
Our setting is a massive draw card as Fiordland Lodge is located near Queenstown in a World Heritage Area and offers the opportunity for a wedding in one of the world's most beautiful areas. Across the lake from Fiordland Lodge to the west lie the mountains of the Fiordland National Park, a backdrop to your wedding reception unmatched and an area of over three million acres of untouched wilderness and part of the much larger South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Your wedding reception will be held in the distinctively unique main lodge or "Great Room" and the log construction is very impressive with massive whole tree trunks supporting ceilings. A huge 11 metre floor to ceiling river stone fireplace is the centre feature of the lounge and the open fire is 2 meters across and to our knowledge the largest fireplace in New Zealand. The open architecture of Fiordland Lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park and echoes of the forest are found in the striking natural timber construction. In the main lounge, a lattice work of huge log trusses soar to over 36 feet above and the bar top counters are huge fitches of rimu recovered from the ocean. Everything here is on a massive scale, including the views and handmade furniture.
The special attributes of the lodge itself combined with the extraordinary food, service and setting creates a wedding experience that is private, focused and of unmatched venue quality.