Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas has been picked as one of Expedia’s most romantic venues for saying ‘I do’ – in the world! The site highlighted our “gorgeous” lakeside location and waterfront glass chapel, as well as our plush rooms, amazing wedding packages, and in-house event-planning expert as reasons reinforcing its choice.
Located in one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, overlooking Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park Ranges on New Zealand’s South Island, our surroundings are fit for any fairytale wedding.
Modern, chic and elegant, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers you a luxurious 4 star all-in-one wedding location, including ceremony, reception and accommodation. Distinction Te Anau Hotels and Villas will create a wedding that is uniquely yours. Choose from our wedding packages, or design your own, with the assistance of our wedding coordinator.
Distinction Te Anau Hotels and Villas can cater for weddings of all sizes - from an intimate wedding for just the bride and groom to a larger wedding with up to 140 family and friends.
Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and this unique landscape by having your ceremony on the glorious lakefront in our purpose-built lakefront chapel!
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offers the only lakefront glass chapel on Lake Te Anau, and for an outside alternative our expansive lakeview lawn. Both are perfect ceremony locations for exchanging your vows - with Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland National Park Ranges as your backdrop, and your partner in front of you.
After a sublime ceremony, the bride and groom can usher their guests over to the wedding breakfast at one of our reception venues, the Turnbull Room, MacKinnon Room and MacKinnon Private Room – after a photo shoot with the lake as the backdrop, to capture unforgettable memories of the day.
These three options cater to weddings of varying sizes. The Turnbull Room has its own private entrance, bar, dance floor, air-conditioning and a capacity of 140 seated guests. The MacKinnon Room, which overlooks the lake, also has a dance floor and can hold 130 people. The MacKinnon Private Room can fit up to 40 for a wonderfully intimate wedding breakfast.
Brides and grooms can pick out one of our prearranged menus for easy organisation, or for a meal tailored to dietary requirements and personal preferences, the couple can discuss their needs with our chefs. With our restaurant versed in creating impressive culinary specialties such as a caramelised onion and feta tart, lamb ravioli with smoked tomato jus and balsamic dressing and a boysenberry creme brûlée with biscotti and whipped cream, guests are sure to be satisfied.
Only a short drive from Invercargill and Queenstown, Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is easy to find. You and your guests will be swept off your feet with the breathtaking Fiordland scenery, the luxurious appointed accommodation, exceptional service, and the superb in-house catering.
We guarantee your wedding will be effortless, enjoyable and memorable. Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas is everything you deserve on your special day.
"I had an amazing experience at the Distinction , I was part of a wedding party that held their wedding reception at the Distinction. Many of the guests and I myself stayed for two days. I personally found the staff, particularly a lady named Gina very helpful. Gina decorated the wedding reception area, provided bar service at the ceremony area and bar. She and the other staff were amazing another special mention goes to a man named Manish at reception, he helped me print off my wedding speech and on the day I checked out he and another staff member tried to help me when I had locked my keys in my car. They accommodation was lovely inside. Every staff member I came across was super helpful and pleasant thank you so much for the experience." - Tiffany Hiri
For more information please visit our comprehensive Te Anau Weddings website or contact our Distinction Te Anau Events Coordinator.
Images courtesy of Photography by Woolf