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Wanaka Wedding FAQs

Wanaka Wedding FAQs

Nothing beats the relaxed feeling of a rustic country event. The challenge is to find an authentic setting with the sophistication and style to make your event truly memorable. These elements come together at Criffel Station. We have an extensive range of props and items for hire, in addition to various styling and planning staff. Let our team assist you in creating your dream Wanaka wedding hire or event hire. Please find an extensive list of frequently asked questions below.

How do I secure my booking?

We can pencil in a date for no fee and hold for up to 2 weeks. To secure the date, the non-refundable deposit must be paid and signed copy of your contract must be returned to us.

Do you require a booking bond?

Yes, we require a non-refundable booking bond of $1,000 excluding GST to secure your booking. This will be returned to you in the week following your wedding.


What happens once I have booked?

Once you have secured your chosen dates, the planning begins. Our event coordinators will work closely with you throughout the planning stages. Having been in this industry for over 20 years we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge. If you would like additional assistance, don’t hesitate to enquire about our styling and planning staffing packages.

Where will our ceremony be held?

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor your wedding to your needs and preferences. However most chose to use our secluded Kanuka Grove site in the hills elevated above the Woolshed. This is included within Woolshed hire, but an additional cost to other venues.

Do you have wet weather contingency plans?

Yes, we have a number of options depending on your numbers, chosen venue and option availability.

What is the maximum number of guests?

At Criffel station we work to a maximum of 150 guests.

Do you offer transportation options?

No, it is the clients responsibility to organise transport to and from the venue. There is ample parking at all venues. However, most opt for shuttle or bus transportation. Please note that any vehicles left overnight must be picked up by 9 am the following morning.

Do you provide on-site catering?

No, we do not offer in-house catering. The choice is yours, however we do require that food is served by a licensed caterer.

Can we choose our vendors or do you work exclusively with a certain set?

We do not have exclusive contractors or vendors. However, we do have preferred vendors we work with regularly. Please note a small admin fee may apply when using vendors unfamiliar to Criffel Station.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Yes however Criffel Station is not a licensed alcohol service provider thus all alcohol must be served by a valid liquor license holder. Criffel does not charge a corkage fee.

What time must events be finished?

All music must cease by 12.30 am and the premises must be vacated by 1.00 am.

When can we gain access to the venue for set up and pack down?

This depends on your chosen venue hire option. One day hire allows access from 9am to 1am on the day of your event and 8.30am to 9am the following day, all set up and pack down must occur within these hours. It is our recommendation that clients opt for a two day hire. This provides additional access from 9am to 5.30pm on the day preceding or following your event.

Who is responsible for pack down of the venue, hire items and personnel items at the end of the event?

Your caterer or designated bar manager is responsible for post event pack down, including turning off power and securing all out-door items. Criffel does not provide additional security thus the safety and security of all items are the responsibility of the owner or in the case of hire items; the hirer.

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