5 reasons to consider an Autumn wedding in Rotorua

Two of the biggest considerations when planning your wedding are date and budget. While Summer remains the most popular choice for many brides, it’s also the most expensive time of year to tie the knot. So, given we’re full swing into Autumn, I thought I’d share 5 great reasons why you may wish to consider an Autumn wedding in Rotorua.

1. You get more for less
By choosing an Autumn wedding date you’re more likely to secure your dream venue and without peak season prices. June and July are months where you can secure great pricing for both wedding venues, suppliers, and accommodation for either yourself and/or your valued wedding guests.
Wedding venues will often give you a heavily discounted wedding package compared to the peak season. The same holds true for wedding accommodation. This can be a huge saving especially if your wedding venue of choice offers a bundled package, i.e. ceremony, reception, and accommodation.

Autumn wedding venues
Photos: Pure Love Photography. Venue: VR Rotorua Lake ResortWedding Props: Putiputi Recycled & SuperDooper Print.

2. A tapestry of colour to set the theme of your ‘Big Day’
Bare trees, frosty plains and foggy hills offer a minimalist background for your colourful entry. From bold accent hues to soft ethereal pastels – you simply can’t beat splashes of colour against an Autumn backdrop for effect.

3. Amazing wedding photography memories
Whether you elect a shoreline wedding with Mt Tarawera as your backdrop, or amidst the natural Cathedral of Redwoods Forest, or with a panoramic view of Rotorua from a Mountain lookout - your wedding photos are bound to look like something straight out of a magazine. The beautiful tapestry of Autumn colours coupled with its often overcast weather creates flattering, ambient lighting. It’s not only a photographers dream day, but your gorgeous wedding day images will be a talking point of many a conversation following on from your ‘Big Day’.

Photos by: (L) Pure Love Photography & (R) Kelvin Teixeira. Wedding Props: (L) Bloom Art. Model: (L) Nehsha Moynihan

4. Mulled wine by the fire
How romantic would it be to enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine by a roaring open fire! Or, why not serve mulled wine at your reception? It’s much more memorable than traditional Champagne, and absolutely in theme with an Autumn wedding given the cooler weather.

5. Hen/Stag do with a difference
If you’re after more than just hitting the bars for your hen/stag do, an Autumn wedding in Rotorua offers some great options. How about luging down a mountainside, quadbiking, or claybird shooting. And there’s nothing like pampering yourself after an adrenaline pumping day’s activities than soaking in the thermal pools of Polynesian Spa. Be it a wild adventure or decadent pampering, Rotorua can satisfy even the most discerning of Hen or Stag palettes.