Nelson Event & Wedding Planner

Villa Victoria’s team offers unique wedding planning and ‘special event services’ for small, bespoke Nelson weddings and events.

We offer wedding packages (ceremony & reception on-site) for up to 30 guests.

Alternatively, we offer wedding packages, with the ceremony at Villa Victoria (reception off-site) for up to 120 guests.

We coordinate our wedding planning services along with the best of the Tasman & Marlborough region to acquire anything from helium balloons to doves!

Kerry’s passion is to ‘create’….she holds a BA of art & design and has 20plus years experience as a successful Interior Designer.
As a licensed celebrant & registered Counsellor, Kerry has the skills to listen to what you want, work alongside you to expand on your ideas, or reconcile them, according to your budget, council requirements and practicalities, such as the weather.

At Villa Victoria we work with experts in various fields who, with their involvement, can ensure your special event or Wedding a memorable one.


Villa Victoria is aligned with award winning Nelson wedding photographers, through to moderately priced Nelson photographers specializing in wedding photography.

Our photographers can offer you unique photographic ideas, including special locations, and extended time periods, ensuring you get the most interesting wedding photographs

Please enquire for an obligation free quote. You are also welcome to provide your own photographer.

Bridal Hair & Make-up Stylists

The team at Villa Victoria use Nelson based bridal hair and make-up artists, whom are all very experienced in special occasion beauty requirements.

We offer bridal packages for wedding hair and make-up.

 Bridal Dressing Room Service

By utilizing our ‘dressing room service’, the bridal stylists come to you! Meanwhile you relax & enjoy being pampered in our luxurious, serene dressing suite, listening to soothing music, sipping refreshing juices (sourced from regional berries and fruits) available as part of the dressing service.

The ‘dressing room service’ offers both a light filled space and dressing space to spread out and relax as you prepare for your special day. With two sets of double floor to ceiling mirrors, you have plenty of viewing space & where you can enjoy a relaxing head and shoulder massage before you shower & dress, while sipping a calming juice to sustain you as hair & make-up stylists make you even more beautiful , before you dress for your special day…

Our aim is to offer you the best possible experience…. from the minute you step into Villa Victoria, until your wedding celebrations are complete.


A drop off and pick up service to and from the airport is available for staying guests (up to 4 at a time) subject to availability.

Nelson rental cars are also available and can be picked up from the airport.

Alternatively there is the Nelson airport shuttle service available 24/7 which can be arranged on your behalf for your convenience by our friendly family team.

Private tour vehicle hire is also available, and there are many exclusive & wonderful tours available in the Nelson/Tasman region; from self-driven tour to the Nelson lakes, to a personalized helicopter flight over the alps, or a private sailing cruise out to the world renowned Abel Tasman park.

Event or Wedding Music

Nelson is home to the renowned ‘Nelson School of Music’ producing many fine national musicians, along with a very healthy theatre and chamber music programme.

At Villa Victoria we pride ourselves on catering to a range of musical options; from Nelson wedding bands, ground music, string quartets,  a private DJ, or our complementary personalised playlist (up to x3 pieces), all can be arranged on your behalf.

A glimpse of what is on offer starts with local musician, Matt Harris; if you enjoy a contemporary acoustic blues sound.  Conversely, Nelson’s famous ‘La Vida’ is a female string quartet with a beautiful high energy that is sure to keep your event alive. Last, but not least, if you’re after a diva, Katrina and her band from Nelsons’ Suter Gallery can be brought in for those special memorable piano bar numbers with a sultry french twist.

Marquee & Tent Hire

Villa Victoria provides a marquee free of charge for our venue paying guests (catering for up to 30 guests in reasonable weather).  For larger groups marquees are available for hire.

Bob & Kerry from Villa Victoria will make a ‘weather call’ on the day, making every effort to keep our clients informed.  However, whatever the weather, your occasion is our priority, and to that end, we will provide you with the most exceptional event we can deliver.

Wedding Flowers

Villa Victoria understands that the wedding bouquet and flowers for your special occasion or event are very personal.  We align ourselves with several of Nelson’s top florists who can supply anything, from a classic rose posy, a multi-flower bouquet, or a loose wild flower arrangement. Our aim being to fulfill your every request, seasonal flowers pending.

Those brides utilising the pop-up wedding service get one standard wedding bouquet and one buttonhole as part of the package.

Our speciality bloom is our regionally grown peony; so exceptional in its beauty, its only available to brides for approx 2 months of the year ( late October, November & December only)

Kerry promises the experience of working with her will be fun & stress free as possible. Her aim is to deliver a top quality product at a sensible cost.