Weddings

Omaka is the perfect place to have your wedding, we host a large number of such events throughout the year and welcome your enquiry.

We have all the amenities that you need right here in our tranquil country setting just minutes from Christchurch CBD.

You are spoilt for choice with different areas offering wonderful opportunities to create your own exclusive function. The natural setting Omaka offers, is a photographer’s dream. This is a venue where you can use all your creative talents to make this day your own, amongst idyllic surroundings with nature as your backdrop.

At Omaka Camp we aim to provide a relaxed venue for your function and to create a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

Omaka Camp is the perfect venue for your wedding with a range of spaces that you could use, including:

  • THE CHAPEL
  • CAMP CIRCLE
  • PICNIC AREAS
  • HALL
  • KITCHEN/DINING AREA
  • MARQUEE LAWN

We encourage couples to come and view Omaka Camp, which can be done by booking a viewing time.

HIRE COSTS

To ensure your occasion runs as smoothly as possible the following packages have been designed with this in mind.

To ensure your occasion runs as smoothly as possible the following packages have been designed with this in mind.

OPTION ONE - WHOLE CAMP

Wedding Bookings – $1,800

This includes an area for the ceremony, kitchen area plus dining area, an area if required for a marquee, any additional areas will incur the standard daily hire fee. This also includes toilet facilities and car parking. You also have available to you the open space for your guests to wander through and for your photography. This package also includes security costs. Omaka will be available to you from 4pm the day before the wedding through to 11am the day after your wedding. This time can be used for setting up and cleaning up after the event.

OPTION TWO - SET AREAS

Choose from the following for your wedding:

– Chapel and Small after Ceremony Area – $400
– Camp Circle and Small after Ceremony Area – $400
– Marquee Area – $600
These areas are inclusive of the toilet facilities. For hireage of the buildings over and above this options the standard cost will apply per night. There may be the extra cost of security depending on what option is chosen.

Hireage of Shipley Lodge & Gillett Hall includes the use of trestle tables and seats. 

Wedding prices are for up to 80 people additional people will be at the cost of $10 per person.

What you need to know...

Guest Numbers

The hall can seat up to approximately 100 people using the tables we have available. Dining room can seat 60 people. While the facilities can manage around 200 people onsite.

Catering

We do not have an onsite catering service, however we welcome you to source your own caters who can utilise the large kitchen facilities. The venue will be available from 8am on the day of your ceremony for cake/flower deliveries, decoration set up and band set-up, etc.

Decorations

Table/Chair placement is to be undertaken by you. You are welcome to add your own decorations but please discussed all items you wish to affixed to the property as not to damage the property. No nails are to be used to hang decorations.

Rehearsal

If a ceremony rehearsal is required this should be organised with the booking team to make a time.  These are usually scheduled for the time that you have allocated for setting up the venue.

Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in a designated area. This designated area is in our carpark. There is no negotiating on this.

Bookings

A no-obligation ‘hold’ can be placed on a date for 14 days only. If after the 14 days your booking is not confirmed it will be cancelled. Your booking is confirmed when we receive the signed agreement and the deposit of 50% of the total venue hire fee.

Security

As part of your complete wedding package we will provide security for emergency services and health and safety management, however you are responsible for the security of your guests.  We promote a safe and enjoyable environment for everybody. If any situation escalates beyond reasonable control, the removal of persons or the closing of the event may occur.
All functions are required to close down at 11pm and all guests depart Omaka by 12am.
Guests may leave their cars in the car park overnight at their own risk and these must be collected by 10am the following day.

Client and Host Responsibility

We are required to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your guest.
We require you to ensure your guests behave in a responsible manner while on the grounds of Omaka.
You are required to supply a contact person whom we may coordinate with should any situation arise.
Omaka reserves the right to remove any person who behaves in a manner which causes damage, a disturbance or which is deemed unsafe.
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Introducing our facilities...

The modern facilities coupled with the range of spaces is sure to create a positive location for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

The camp has the ability to cater to both small and large groups activities, as well as split off into smaller groups taking advantage of the awesome expanse of the camp.

BOOK YOUR CAMP, GATHERING OR EVENT

Partnering with Omaka for your wedding is sure to create memories that young and old will cherish for many years to come