A WEDDING AT RIPPON

VINES AND VIEWS

Situated atop the Rippon hill, the hall and its surrounding outdoor spaces offer a spectacular location for outdoor weddings. The natural amphitheatre, offering views out over the vines to Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, lies adjacent to the Rippon Hall and is our hugely popular outdoor ceremony location. Some couples choose to carry on in the amphitheatre for toasts, canapés and lawn games, while others opt to move the celebrations up the hill for closer access to the comforts of our world-class hall.

THE BASICS

The main hall is the ideal location for small to mid-sized receptions with capacity to seat 80-90 guests comfortably, a striking wet weather option for an indoor ceremony and makes for the perfect dance floor when it comes times to kick the heels off and party the night away. The picture window at the lake end of the hall offers year-round views while the large open fireplace keeps the room cosy even on the coldest of winter days.

The fixed canopy, adjacent to the main hall and connected by two sets of tri-fold doors is included in the venue hire, and can accommodate up to 230 guests for a seated dinner. With licensing for 375 guests, our hire packages include the space in its entirety, so you’ll have ultimate flexibly with guest numbers and wet-weather options.

The Rippon Hall is a dry hire venue providing a perfectly blank canvas to design. We will connect you to a group of amazing local suppliers who can help bring your vision to life. All packages include professional cleaning before and after your wedding and a dedicated Rippon staff member for the duration of your hire to ensure the smooth running of the venue in all respects.

TWO-DAY HIRE PACKAGE

A MORE LEISURELY PACE

Plenty of time for set-up and rehearsal for those that don’t want to rush the process.

With our two-day hire package, access to The Rippon Hall begins the day before your wedding at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and affords the ultimate peace of mind that your wedding day will go exactly as planned.

A Rippon team member will be there on the day to run through all the final preparations and help out with any queries that may arise. On the day of your wedding, The Rippon Hall will be available to you from 9:30 am and will be yours right through to last call at 12:30 am. We will make sure your day runs smoothly, working alongside our selected and trustworthy suppliers on every aspect of your wedding.

ONE DAY WEDDING HIRE

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

It may be that one day is all you need to get everything in place for your celebrations. With access beginning at 9:30 am on the day, our skilled supplier partners will ensure that set-up and pack down are completed according to your brief, whilst maintaining top level service.

The One Day Wedding option offers greater flexibility when securing a date, especially during the busiest periods of the wedding season.

CEREMONY-ONLY PACKAGE

VINEYARD VOWS

Our ceremony-only package offers access to The Rippon Hall and available outdoor spaces
for an unlimited number of guests for a six-hour window (to include set-up and pack-down), with use of the catering kitchen for post-ceremony drinks and canapés (to be supplied by one of our preferred caterers), and time to take some photographs on property.

Please note we only accept bookings for our ceremony-only packages on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

ELOPEMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

AN INTIMATE OPTION

The Rippon Hall is the perfect spot for a quiet, intimate elopement or photo session whether outside overlooking the vines or inside in front of the roaring fire. Our standard elopement and photography package includes two hours onsite for up to ten guests. This package does not offer access to the catering kitchen.

If you’d like to soak in the views following your ceremony over a glass of bubbles and some nibbles, our “Raise a Glass” Elopement Package is a great option. This package includes three hours onsite for up to fifteen guests. This upgraded package includes a cheeseboard featuring high quality locally sourced products, a dedicated events manager to look after you, a complimentary bottle of local bubbles to get you started, and a bottle of our critically acclaimed Rippon “Rippon” Mature Vine Pinot Noir in a wooden keepsake box.

Please note fees will apply for any additional after-hours pack-down time for your suppliers, and as a licensed premise we do not allow BYO food or beverages in any capacity.

As with the ceremony-only package, please note we only accept bookings for our elopement and photography packages on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

CATERING AND BEVERAGES

FEEDING THE MASSES

Rippon wines are proudly served at all weddings at The Rippon Hall. Rippon is one of Central Otago’s pioneering vineyards and the region has a worldwide reputation for its Pinot Noir. In the lead up to your wedding, we invite you to join us for a private tasting for up to ten guests to decide which of our wines you’d like to serve on your special day. All wedding couples will also receive a 10% discount on wines served on the day.

As a fully licenced venue, all other beverages are to be purchased through Rippon on a consumption basis. We happily stock a number of locally made sparkling wines, craft beers, and fresh juices and will work with you to build a beverage menu to suit your group.

Please request a copy of our beverage menu for further details and current pricing.

The Rippon Hall does not offer in-house catering, but we do require that our couples select one of our preferred catering teams who have been hand-selected based on their experience and professionalism. They’ll be your main point of contact and will help make your day seamless and stress-free. Please contact us for a list of options.

Get in touch

Please complete the form below with information about your wedding and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you’ve submitted an online enquiry and haven’t heard back from us, please check your spam folder or email Kelcey directly on events@rippon.co.nz.