If you are looking for a magical setting in natural surroundings with a dramatic and memorable wedding venue, Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo is picture perfect.

Located two and a half hours from both Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort is ideally suited to intimate weddings and celebrations.

The architectural design of Peppers Bluewater Resort is a reflection of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape and offers a unique backdrop for your special occasion. Perched on the shores of the stunning Lake Tekapo, the Mackenzie room offers a premium venue, providing a romantic reception setting for up to 80 seated guests. The room offers natural light, beautiful surrounds, flexibility and catering for a plethora of needs. To ensure the seamless delivery of your special event, you will have a complete wedding coordination service to rely on. Combining experience and knowledge of local suppliers, your wedding coordinator will work with you to ensure the lead up to and day of your wedding is a romantic and personal experience for you and your guests.

Ceremony venue

From an intimate function to a lavish affair, Peppers Bluewater Resort provides the perfect setting for your wedding day. The Church of the Good Shepherd has been a starting point for many couples from all over the world and is only metres from the shores of the turquoise coloured, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo. A large panoramic window behind the altar is deliberately clear to allow uninterrupted lake and mountain views.

Reception venue

For the reception, the main conference room at Peppers Bluewater Resort offers a romantic yet formal setting for a reception with up to 80 seated guests. Combining the beautiful natural light and flexibility of the room with exceptional coordination services ensures your every requirement is met.


Let the resort’s talented chefs create a variety of menu choices including a two or three- course plated banquet featuring exquisite creations accompanied by an extensive selection of New Zealand wines. The resort’s chefs are happy to tailor menus to suit your personal tastes.


Inspired by the lake's characteristic turquoise hue, the resort’s villas offer a variety of accommodation, all with essential modern comforts for your guests to enjoy. Accommodation packages can also be arranged for your guests.

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