Take the stress out of planning your small wedding, by booking our all-in-one Micro Wedding package at Akaroa venue Mt Vernon Lodge.

If you’re looking for small wedding at a gorgeous Banks Peninsula venue, with stunning views of the harbour, and bridal accommodation, with options to add on accommodation for your guests, then our Mt Vernon Lodge package could be perfect for you from just $3450.

Micro Weddings at Mt Vernon Lodge, also known as Boutique, Intimate or Pop-Up Weddings, cater for up to 30 people year-round, and can include everything a normal wedding does but within a two-hour time frame. 

By booking our two-hour package, you receive the following:

VENUE: Mt Vernon Lodge, 33 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa

PHOTOGRAPHER: an available WWP photographer. (Robin + Andie (one of!); Kirsten Smart Photography; Photoshots. We will organise them for you.)

CELEBRANT: Anna Flanagan, Beth Dunn, or Jane Godfrey (We will organise them for you.)

CO-ORDINATOR: You will have a dedicated point-of-contact for your micro wedding – Anna Flanagan.

There are also extras you can add in:

CAKE: Twisted Flour & Sugar Merchants$120

CATERER: Catered Affair or G&T Catering

FLOWERS: Prime Petals. Tash has plenty of options – a small floral bouquet – $100; boutonnière – $20. Pick up in Christchurch.

LIVE SOUND: Jeanz Production can offer live sound options from $250.

ON SITE ACCOMMODATION: You can stay the night in Maison Cottage, which is included in the package price. Either for by the bride and bridesmaids to get ready prior to the wedding or the bride and groom on the honeymoon night.

How it works:

– Message us to see if your date is available

– Secure your date with non-refundable deposits

– We send you a questionnaire to let us know exactly what you’d like to book

– We plan your Micro Wedding

– You get married!

Your ‘to-do’ list:

– Invite your guests

– Organise what you’re going to wear

– Organise your marriage licence – choose ‘Personalised Ceremony’ 

– Get married!

The finer details:

VENUE: Mt Vernon Lodge

Mt Vernon Lodge is a private and tranquil location nestled away in beautiful Akaroa, with stunning views over the Akaroa Harbour. It is hosted by David & Amanda, who are experienced hosts who are always happy to help.
There are many additional accommodation options (at additional cost) available for your guests, if you choose.

PHOTOGRAPHER: A Wedding White Pages photographer

You have two options to choose from:

  1. 60 minutes of photos (this option comes with the package)
  2. 90 minutes of photos (choose this option from $200 more)

The time for each photography option starts at the beginning of the ceremony.

You will receive a gallery of images four weeks after your wedding, with a ‘sneak peek’ of five images within two business days.

CELEBRANT: Anna Flanagan, Beth Dunn, or Jane Godfrey

These celebrants love micro weddings! There’s something so special about inviting your closest friends and family to celebrate your love with you. We do the legal bit first, with a beautiful personalised ceremony, where you can share your own vows (which your celebrant will help with) – then you can get into the celebration straight afterwards! The price of the celebrant doesn’t include your marriage licence fee of $150.


CAKE: Twisted Flour & Sugar Merchants

You will receive a taller style 6-inch cake. Flavour choices: signature chocolate; vanilla; lemon; or white chocolate mud.

Twisted Flour offers free collection Monday to Saturday.


Catered Affair – Antipasto platters

$19p/p, with options for children available.

Images: Chaznel Photography

Prime Petals

Small bouquet example – $100

For more information or to book – contact us!