Trent’s offers the perfect venue for Christchurch weddings from start to finish. Our beautiful grounds and buildings mean that you and your guests need not worry about transportation and logistics between different venues. From ceremony to dining, we have the experience and resources to provide a relaxed, sumptuous day that leaves you with the fondest of memories.
Our sheltered lawn with a Victorian gazebo under the sycamore trees is a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and you need not fear the weather. The conservatory area, with rolled sides, provides an equally beautiful location in the event of rain. If your reception is at Trent’s, there is no charge to have your wedding ceremony here as well.
The wooden-floored dining area and adjoining tiled conservatory area, which together form an integrated area, can seat 130 people. There is seating for an extra 25 people on the mezzanine floor which is also used as a quiet space where guests can relax. It can also be used as a photo booth.
Dining is a huge part of a satisfying wedding and we pride ourselves in a high standard of quality cuisine and attentive service. Trent’s has an experienced, creative and flexible kitchen team who are happy to receive your menu suggestions. We can cater to most dietary requirements.View menu options, selection lists and our beverage list.
Most of the vineyard was pulled out in 2002 with 1 acre retained as a photo backdrop for weddings. Trents offer both BYO (wine only) and beverage packages, complemented by full bar service. View our beverage list.
Music is to finish at 11.30pm, we recommend bands/DJs announce the last dance at around 11:20pm. Final guest departure is by 12:00 am. Guests are welcome to leave vehicles in the car park overnight. We have quality sound systems; inside and outside speakers for ceremony and background music, cordless microphones, and dance speakers with disco lighting in the dance area for use with IPods etc. Bands and DJs are welcome, but in order to comply with our resource consent, they may be required to limit noise levels if the bass and/or drums are excessively loud.
We will endeavour to make your wedding a wonderful experience ensuring fabulous memories with little stress, as evidenced by the numerous “Thank you” cards received. Trent’s full time wedding coordinator, Amanda, is always available to discuss any queries beforehand Once you have your RSVP’s back, she will meet with you to help define menus, ceremony and seating layouts, and placement of decorations & place names etc. On your wedding day, Amanda will ensure the smallest details are promptly attended to.
Will be held for two weeks, but we will contact you before relinquishing a date.
$3300.00 which is payable within two weeks of confirming a pencilled reservation. This payment confirms the booking and a receipt/contract will be sent after payment is received.
Final numbers are to be advised one week prior to the event. The meals charged for will be the greater of the number attending or the final advised numbers. A detailed account will be issued the morning after the wedding for payment within 7 days. All payment methods are accepted, but there is a 3% credit card surcharge. Trent’s have no minimum numbers; however a minimum charge of $4,250 (excluding the venue hire) applies.
The venue hire gives exclusive all day use of the premises. It includes damask tablecloths & napkins, cutlery, crockery, glassware, placement of decorations & place names etc, silver cake knife, tulle & ivy on the mirror and French doors. For the ceremony; decorated shepherds hooks, white chairs, red carpet, tulle for the front archway of the gazebo and a dressed registry table. All menus include Tea & Coffee, cutting and plating your wedding cake, placing and repacking your table decorations and boxing the left over BYO wine for pick-up the following morning. GST and all staff charges are also included.