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Courtyard garden wedding at The Starling Homestead, Waipara, Amberley, North Canterbury NZ Christchurch Wedding Venue
Golden Hour photoshoot at The Starling Homestead
Elopement wedding with horse at The Starling Homestead in Amberley, Waipara, Christchurch NZ

Wedding Venue

Dreaming of a down to earth  North Canterbury country wedding?

Our packages are designed to appeal to DIY & BYO couples seeking a relaxed backdrop to their BESTDAYEVER

With photo opportunities around every corner, The Starling Homestead makes an ideal venue for weddings & elopements rich with ambiance. 

Onsite accommodation for the newly weds at The Stables, with early 11am check in, allowing you to make the magic of your wedding day last that little bit longer as well as providing plenty of time for wedding preparation & decoration. 

Coming Soon....

                             THE BARN

As part of our all inclusive 'Runaway' package, couples will have use of The Barn to create the rustic country / festival / boho / western wedding of their dreams. 
Visit our Instagram page to see updates on how this is progressing. 



We LOVE if a super romantic and intimate moment between you and your beloved is more your style, we've got you covered. 

Lets chat about an elopement package to suit you...we can even include a photographer and celebrant.

BYOH (bring your own horse) 

Fancy saddling up and riding off into the sunset together? 

Well now you can!

Horses most welcome at The Starling Homestead.

Love is Love - above all, this. 

Wedding Packages


2 hours*

20 guests

from $550


2 hours*

50 guests

1 nights accommodation

from $1100

Floral bouquet at Elopement wedding at The Starling Homestead, Amberley Waipara Christchurch NZ


5 hours*

50 guests

Reception @ The Barn

2 nights accommodation

from $3100


Our wedding packages are BYO alcohol & food


Our wedding packages include tables, table-clothes, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware & some decor items, or you are welcome to supply your own.

*Additional hours available

Courtyard garden wedding at The Starling Homestead, Waipara Amberley North Canterbury NZ
Elopement wedding at The Stables at The Starling Homestead, Amberley, Waipara North Canterbury NZ

Who should consider our Wedding Venue.

If you are searching for an intimate wedding venue in North Canterbury, a Hurunui District wedding venue, Amberley wedding venue, or for a Waipara wedding venue.

If it is a North Canterbury wedding venue you seek - we have you covered!

We are also a venue for elopements and engagements too.

If you are planning a Christchurch wedding, or small boutique event with a rustic North Canterbury feel - call us to chat!

or contact us here.

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