There are a number of stunning churches within the Mackenzie region that can act as the perfect venue for your special day.
This charming historic wooden church with its delightful gothic-style porch, is the oldest church in the Mackenzie region. Built in 1872 by the early European pioneers in Burkes Pass, it is available for weddings or other ceremonies , both civil and religious. The intimate size is best suited to smaller groups of up to 30-40 people. Set in a garden with trees, it is owned by The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust, a registered charitable trust formed to restore it and secure its future.
Built as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie region, the Church of the Good Shepherd has been home to thousands of weddings and has the breathtakingly back drop of the blue waters of Lake Tekapo and framed by the Southern Alps. All weddings must be conducted by ordained Christian Clergy and are subject to approval by the vicar in charge of the church.
Contact: The Mackenzie Co-operating Parish oversees the Church of the Good Shepherd.
A striking landmark and memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie region in the historic settlement of Cave. St David’s was designed by Herbert H. Hall and opened on 22 November 1930, this beautiful stone church was constructed without the use of nails.