Nelson is a city like no other in New Zealand. Surrounded by national parks, stunning beaches and crystal clear ocean, this is one of the country’s sunshine capitals and a sought after location for unforgettable weddings. Without a doubt the most desirable wedding venue in the city is the Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Here your wedding guests can stay in stylish luxury in the heart of the city and take advantage of a range of facilities that’s truly hard to beat.

At Rutherford Hotel Nelson we can ensure that your every request is met in full because we believe that flexibility is the key to a successful wedding. Our experienced staff will listen to your ideas, and then respond with a personalised solution crafted from the wide range of options available.

We are here to fulfil your wedding dreams, whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony and reception or wish to use one of our many specialist rooms or restaurants as your venue of choice, we can make sure you and your guests are always catered for.


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For wedding day memories you will cherish forever

Wedding Reception Venues
Dinner dance set-up Reception set-up Air conditioning Wi-Fi Audio Equipment Data projector

Wedding Reception Venues

Our purpose built rooms are stunning setting to hold your wedding and range from 64 - 585 square metres that can hold between 40 and 450 guest for a reception.

Wedding Ceremony
Ceremony set-up Natural daylight Wi-Fi

Wedding Ceremony

The outdoor courtyard is an idea ceremony venue or pre dinner drinks venue located just off the Riwaka Foyer next to the Maitai Room.