Boutique Country Wedding Venue in Ohariu Valley

Celebrant & Venue Package


If you’re looking for a unique venue for an intimate wedding, or maybe it’s time to renew your vows, or perhaps an elopement ceremony for up to a maximum of  20 - bride and groom, 2 witnesses and 16 guests: let's talk. 

In addition to my celebrant services, I’m now able to offer hosting personalised wedding ceremonies at my rural family home in the scenic Ohariu Valley.  This is an optional extra and will incur a separate hire fee.

Located in the beautiful Ohariu Valley, (6 km from Johnsonville)  I offer an outdoor venue that’s peaceful, rural, and modern.  We’re only a 20-minute drive from the centre of Wellington city.  Perfect for those wanting an intimate ceremony away from the city crowds. 


Wedding packages (use of my home,  and my celebrant services) start at $1,000 and can be tailored to suit your unique wedding experience.  Starting fee includes the use of my home for 2 hours, but you're welcome to be here  longer at an extra hourly rate.  We can talk about this along with other options, including refreshments and finger food for you and your guests before you all head off for your 'reception lunch or dinner'.  This is not a 'Registry Style' wedding, it's a very personalised ceremony where I create your love story.  And I can marry you any day of the week, including weekends.  

I also work closely with , for very small wedding parties wanting an elopement type wedding with you two and your two witnesses or up to a maximum of 8 people and you can self-cater.  Think about it - getting married at their Shepherds Cabin on the cliffs overlooking the Cook Strait - it's an absolutely unique wedding experience. 

Regardless of where you choose to get married, I’d love to be involved and to be the one to say “I now pronounce you married’ or whatever words you want.

Get in touch and let’s work together to make your day extra special, all about both of you in the delightful Ohariu Valley countryside. 

Details about the legal aspects to getting married can be found on How to get married in NZ

Ingrid Saxton Celebrant

Available for ceremonies in Wellington & Beyond