Boutique Country Wedding Venue in Ohariu Valley

Celebrant & Venue in One Location


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 14 guests, then please talk to me?

As a marriage celebrant, I create beautiful ceremonies, capturing your love story and weaving it into a loving ceremony that’s all about you as a couple and as individuals.

In addition to my full celebrant services, I’m now able to offer you an additional service by hosting your ceremony at my home.  This is an optional extra.

Located in the beautiful Ohariu Valley, (6 km from Johnsonville) we offer an outdoor location that’s stunning, peaceful, rural, and modern.  We’re only a 20-minute drive from the centre of Wellington city.  Why not get married somewhere different, away from the city and the crowds? 

If this sounds of interest, consider having your ceremony at our home.  After your ceremony and a few complimentary celebratory drinks and photos, you and your guests would head back to the city for your reception or dinner in one of Wellington’s many excellent restaurants.

A marriage celebrant and wedding venue in one location – how easy is that?  Our lovely home offers a beautiful rural setting with an outdoor patio and decks looking onto a picturesque tree-clad hillside, pastures with horses and sheep and at this time of the year, little spring lambs.

If the weather is not that great on your day, then we’ll simply move indoors, turn on the fire and enjoy the comfort of our home while still enjoying the beautiful peaceful scenery.

There is a small BB room if one of the wedding party and/or the couple wanted to arrive early to dress and prepare for the day or maybe the bride may want to stay over the night before.  You could then relax and enjoy a quiet night, soak in the hot spa pool (40oC) and stargaze in the dark skies above in the quietness of the countryside.

We can also help you with other services to make your day as relaxed as possible. These can include arranging an appointment with a local beauty therapist for a facial, or makeup artist, booking your massage, arranging your flowers, providing a celebratory glass or two of bubbles for you and your guests and maybe a little platter while photos are being taken before you and your guests head back into town for your reception or party.

If you’d like to discuss this further, let’s meet up first to see if I’m the right celebrant for you.  If you book me as your celebrant, we can discuss my fees in more detail as we work out what you want on your day and where you want it held.  I will then tailor my fees accordingly.  My starting point is $1200 (+GST) for a personalised ceremony and venue hire.  We can discuss any other professional services you may require as these will incur additional costs. I'm happy to assist to make your day absolutely fabulous.

Regardless of where you choose to get married, I’d still love to be involved and 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 special day extra special and 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