Destination Weddings & Overseas Visitors

Nelson is fast becoming one of New Zealand’s most popular ‘Destination wedding’ regions, renowned for its high sunshine hours & world class natural beauty.

Villa Victoria, nestled near the heart of Nelson city, whilst sitting elevated on a private site overlooking Haula-shore Island in the beautiful Tasman Bay, is only 10minutes from the airport, making Nelson an affordable ‘Destination Wedding’ venue the whole family can enjoy.

A couple living overseas that want to get married in New Zealand, must complete a “notice of intended marriage”. This notice with the fee then needs to be sent to the nearest registry office near to where the marriage is to be officiated, insuring that the document reaches the Registrar at least a week before the wedding ceremony. They are then required to sign a statutory declaration in front of a registrar, which must be signed before the Licence is issued. (Alternatively the couple can sign the statuary declaration in their home country in front of an authorized  Diplomat or Consular of a Commonwealth country.)

If you are wanting to visit New Zealand and get married, we can help organise everything from your marriage license and wedding ceremony to language translation services.

Further accommodation for guests is available on the Port Hills within walking distance of Villa Victoria.