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Love celebrated. Forever cherished.

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Embark on a journey to a beautiful wedding at The George, a versatile Christchurch venue that caters to both intimate pre-wedding festivities and grand wedding day celebrations.

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The Residence Private Garden or ParkView.

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Canapés and champagne, seated menu or buffet.

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A sanctuary to unwind, relax, and indulge.

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A Symphony for Unforgettable Wedding Celebrations.

Elegant Venues

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The Residence Private Garden:

  • A stunning and romantic private garden adjoining the Hotel.
  • Ideal for intimate gatherings.
  • Combined with The Residence dining room and library as a cocktail area for the perfect venue.


  • Offers spectacular views of the Avon River and Hagley Park.
  • Perfect for seated wedding banquets for up to 80 guests.
  • Champagne and canapé-style receptions for up to 150 guests.

Superb catering is a hallmark.

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Executive Chef Ryan McKenzie maintains the same high standards for the menus designed for you and your guests.

We offer a variety of New Zealand wedding packages and menu styles for your consideration.  Whether you dream of a lavish high tea with champagne or an elegant reception inspired by the 1920s art deco era with canapés and champagne, we have options to suit your preferences.

Choose from seated (plated) menus for a more traditional and fully served dining experience.  Options include a buffet-style service for a relaxed full meal, or embrace a family-style menu with shared platters on each guest table for a convivial atmosphere.

Only at The George, can you enjoy the flair and style of our award-winning chefs, coupled with the signature service of our genuine and attentive team.

Unmatched comfort and elegance.

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An overnight stay in one of The George’s 53 rooms and suites provides an ideal conclusion to the day’s celebrations.  Group bookings are available for those who have family and friends visiting for the big day.

Overnight guests can dine in 50 Bistro, take a leisurely stroll around Hagley Park, indulge in therapeutic treatments at one of Christchurch’s renowned spas, or explore the various attractions and activities the city offers.

With a selection of elegant wedding venues and accommodations for both you and your guests, The George ensures you create lasting memories to cherish in the years to come.  Even if your wedding is hosted at another venue in Christchurch, making The George your base in the city offers a sanctuary to unwind, relax, and indulge at the end of each day.

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Exclusive Use

Choose to have exclusive use of both The Residence Private Garden and Parkview.

All wedding packages are tailored to the size, scope, and budget of your personal event.  Our experienced events team will assist in creating a wedding day that is uniquely yours, from menus to wine selections and table dressings.  The George can seat up to 80 guests and provides accommodation for both the wedding party and guests.  Abundant complimentary car parking ensures easy access for your guests.

With over 35 years of experience, you can trust that you have chosen one of the most elegant wedding venues in Christchurch.

Honeymoon Accommodation

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Experience the epitome of romance and luxury at The George, the perfect hotel for your honeymoon accommodation. Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, our boutique hotel exudes charm and sophistication, providing an idyllic backdrop for newlyweds embarking on the journey of a lifetime. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be enveloped in a world of elegance and tranquility, where every detail is meticulously curated to create an unforgettable experience.

Indulge in one of our beautifully appointed rooms or suites, each thoughtfully designed to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. From plush bedding to luxurious amenities, we have thought of everything to make your stay as magical as possible.

Savour romantic moments together with intimate dinners at our acclaimed 50 Bistro, where locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavours combine to create culinary delights that will tantalise your taste buds.

Unwind and rejuvenate in our serene surroundings, whether you’re strolling through the nearby Hagley Park or simply basking in the tranquility of our hotel gardens.

With personalised service and attention to every detail, The George promises to make your honeymoon truly unforgettable. Let us be a part of your love story and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Looking for the perfect gift?

The perfect gift for any occasion.  Surprise a friend, a colleague, or even the employee of the month with a luxury experience at The George. 

  • Outline your wedding budget and preferred style.
  • Select The George as your venue of choice.
  • Confirm your wedding date and time.
  • Compile your guest list.
  • Choose your bridal party members.
  • Secure services like photography, videography, entertainment, floristry, celebrant, and transportation.
  • Begin exploring attire options for the bridal party.
  • Confirm your wedding gown choice.
  • Select attire for the entire bridal party.
  • Determine the theme for your wedding.
  • Choose stationery, including invitations, place cards, and thank-you notes.
  • Decide on the design of your wedding cake.
  • Plan your honeymoon.
  • Select your wedding bands.
  • Arrange a gift registry, if desired.
  • Determine the order of the ceremony.
  • Craft your personalised vows.
  • Send invitations to your guests.
  • Confirm your floral arrangements.
  • Apply for marriage licence
  • Discuss ceremony with celebrant
  • Dress fittings
  • Start organising seating plan
  • Try out hair and make-up
  • Confirm all venue details – menus, beverages, décor etc.
  • Ensure availability of photographer, videographer, entertainment, florist, and transportation services
  • Attend the final dress fitting.
  • Participate in the wedding rehearsal.
  • Ensure everyone is clear on their roles and responsibilities for the event.

Relax and make sure to take a moment to savour your special day.

Preferred Suppliers

Daniel Dunne did a fantastic job helping to organise our wedding at The Residence. We loved it. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was amazing, and the venue perfect. Can’t recommend The George enough! Thank you again.

– Shannon & Roland

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