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Hi, I'm Terri
Moonraker House is the perfect elopement, micro wedding & event resort, ideal for weddingmoons and significant romantic boutique celebrations.
What do we offer you?
Our beautiful tree house style Kiwi batch was built with weddingmoons in mind allowing couples to enjoy the sun and moon rise from their bed with vast sea views across to the kaikoura mountains from the wrap around deck. The birds eye view over looking the native treas and ferns are inhabited by our local bird song, little blue penguins and glow worms.
The two minute walk via our private bush track is directly to the beach, where we can arrange for you to be picked up by a charter boat to celebrate in the Abel Tasman national park or simply enjoy the famous Split Apple Rock beach back drop, within its protected waters, some times visited by seals and dolphins and if your lucky enough occasionally whales.
There are two beautiful rooms with sea views configuring of a king or super split king single beds with
en suite shower rooms, black out blinds, ceiling fan and air conditioning units. Wifi access and device charging units. Each room has access to the wrap around deck and over looking Split Apple Rock and nestled in the native bush. There is a large kitchen that can be hired if you are using the house as a base for a larger event.
An ample continental breakfast is included with a cooked breakfast available with prior notice. However we are predominantly vegetarian and will only provide local beef sausages and free range eggs when available. vegan breakfast also an option if preferred.
What are you celebrating?
Whatever your celebration let us help you with our local knowledge and expertise to create something unforgettable with you.
Elopements & Micro Celebrations
Renewal of Vows
Anniversaries & Retirement
Our basic Moonraker House wedding/celebration package; encourages all the fun to be had on Split Apple Rock beach, where everything is at arms length, however you also have easy access via charter boat to enjoy a number of beaches and islands (Adele Sand Spit) only a 15 minute boat trip away, or the mountain tops where the Lord of the Rings where filmed in the kahurangi NP or even in the snow of the rainbow ranges. Ngarua caves and the Motueka river banks are also close by. The location available in this incredible Nelson & Tasman region “The heart of romance” is abundant.
Conditions and fees may apply please contact us for further information, possibilities and a quote.
Even Consultant & Celebrant
Terri is a registered New Zealand Celebrant and experienced event consultant and coordinator, with Department of Conservation permits for access to many locations such as the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi Mountains and Nelson Lakes. She has also negotiated access to private Kiwi beauty spots where the public does not have access.
Custom Designed or Package Deals
Moonraker House is a great foundation to start your planning and can be used for the couple only elopement or micro celebrations, where the couple have a complete custom or package romance deal within a mini resort or can be used as the base for the brides or grooms preparation and catering.
Our simplest packages start at NZ$2’000.00 based on a couple only (season dependent)
2 nights accommodation (we recommend 3+ for a real mini break)
Full planning and coordination
Celebration on Split Apple Rock beach
Celebrant or MC service if needed.
Flowers for the bride & groom
catering/picnic & sparkling wine
Conditions apply and we up-grade from here to suit your desire and budget. We recommend sunrise as something truly magical
What's my ceremony style?
Hi my name is Terri and I have been in the wedding industry since 2009 and a celebrant since 2013 and in New Zealand we orchestrate the legal paper work too.
My style is governed by my couples who find me because we are the most unique wedding experience in New Zealand. Our Kiwi wilderness locations are romantic, inspiring, magical and exciting. We provide an adventure from start to finish, all encapsulated in images or video to enjoy for years to come.
Couples come to us attracted by our exclusive images from over a decade of events. They want the be bare foot, connection to all that nature offers, the sun on their face, the breeze in their hair with a little added sparkle and luxury.
Our decade of experience means we are stable through all unexpected change because we work together with local independent businesses as passionate as we are; to deliver the highest standards and guaranteed fun!
Our styling is nature herself, with enchanted native bird song, blue skies, azure water and as we live in the region with the highest recorded sunshine hours, its highly unlikely you will need a plan B.
We look forwards to meeting you.
Booking without a deposit
Because of the Covid 19 epidemic we are happy to accept a commitment fee of only NZ$200 + gst to start planning which will be refunded once the booking can be confirmed. All our bookings are transferable in the event of an unexpected delay, within practical reason.
*Conditions do apply and expenses may not be included.
Why choose Moonraker House at Split Apple Rock NZ?
Why choose us? Because we are the best, awarded “Most Unique Wedding Experience 2019
Moonraker House, nestled in the tree canopy overlooking the iconic Split Apple Rock is a great escape at the gateway of the Abel Tasman National Park available as a homely bed & breakfast for up to four guests.
We have two friendly resident dogs, and a lazy cat and our two grown up sons, Peter and Chris who come and go but can be a great help with our guests bags.
Tasman is known for its azure waters, beautiful native forests and crisp golden and black sand but more importantly it has one of the most iconic New Zealand natural rock forms, Split Apple Rock, all of which is literally on our doorstep and makes for the most incredible celebration back drop at all times of the year. Moonraker House is the only accommodation with direct access as well as view of Split Apple Rock, so even if a plan B option is called for, you wont be disappointed and will still have the stunning views to encapsulate in your memories.
Our purpose designed property offers romance and celebration with a rustic traditional style Kiwi bach, yet elegant comfort and hospitality like no other in the region. Our property is accessible by car and boat and close to two small townships, Kaiteriteri and Marahau with a small shop, eateries and activities at hand. We are 20 minutes from Motueka and 50 minutes from Nelson.
Our other business The Dream Maker was Awarded “Most Unique Wedding Experience 2019 by the New Zealand Wedding Industry, so you know that your day will be in the best possibly hands.
Any other event product or service can be arranged by us, so please simply just ask and we will make it happen
We encourage the celebrations to take place on Split Apple Rock beach, with direct access from Moonraker House its the simplest option. Alternatively you use us as your base and enjoy the added bonus of the diversity of the Nelson and Tasman region to choose an alternative location, such as a beach or island in the Abel Tasman National Park, Adele sand spit is a popular choice. The Lakes, Rivers, cave, snowy mountain, Lord of the Ring film locations, orchards and olive groves, even a skydive wedding is possible from here. We like nothing more than a challenge, so challenge us!
We do all the hard work. After some discussion we will make suggestions and a proposal and you can share the responsibility or completely hand over the reins.
What will Moonraker House provide?
Our bundles are based on a couple, with options to upgrade with a minimum of two nights. However, we encourage no less than three or four nights to give you a truly relaxed holiday feel. If you would like a weddingmoon bundle you can extend that further to enjoy all that our region has to offer. We provide an concierge service and can make bookings on your behalf. The ceremony day can include; hair & makeup, flowers, catering, music, photography or video, even live streaming, the list is long!
Alternatively if your planning a larger event, you can book Moonraker Bed & Breakfast as your base or honeymoon night or guests accommodation.
If we don’t have what you’re looking for we know we can still create it, so please do not hesitate to ask by e-mailing Terri.
With the nature of our service and exclusive bundles we can not provide fixed prices but our bundles start from $2000 to include complete wedding planning, two nights at the beautiful Moonraker House, ceremony on Split Apple beach, celebrant, bouquet/s and/or boutonniere/s, a celebration picnic and location photo even a romantic sunrise breakfast on the deck is possible.
Other associated services available and conditions do apply. Simple celebrant service only starts at $550 and can be arranged with our minimum 2 night stay B&B offering to keep it simple. In New Zealand the celebrant can complete the legal requirements but the cost of the license is extra and the couples responsibility.
We look forwards to meeting you.
Gallery from our ceremonies
Unfortunately Moonraker House at Split Apple Rock NZ is not available for funerals.
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