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Trott's Community Garden offers a stunning venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions - all year round.

Combining picturesque landscapes with our amazing grounds, Church and Marquee, which can seat up to 200 people(or up to 300 with theatre style), you can have your whole day in this paradise. Your ceremony would be in the gorgeous historic chapel or maybe even pick a spot in the garden-the choice is yours. Striking panoramas provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs, whilst your guests will enjoy wandering the grounds and soaking up the surroundings.

Your wedding reception can be held in the EA Networks Pavilion (Marquee) which can accommodate large, lavish occasions as well as smaller intimate celebrations. You are welcome to bring your own caterer and drinks – ensuring your guests and budget are well served.

The creation of Trott’s Community Garden has been a journey of dedication and imagination, as over the years it has been transformed from a bare paddock into the extraordinary contemporary garden it is today. We hope that Trott’s Community Garden will become a personal place where you can come to share the memories of your special day, time after time.

All year round

Seats up to 200 guests

Seats up to 80-100 guests

Trott's Chapel

The Brantwood Church  was moved to the stunning Trotts gardens in 1998, where it sits today nestled amongst the stunning gardens as if it has always been there. The Trotts decided that this historic church could be a lovely addition to the garden, especially for anyone who was looking for a unique venue to be married.

The church seats 80-100 guests and has been used for many wedding’s and also for celebrations of life. You can choose whether you continue your day or evening into the Marquee or the church is available as a stand-alone venue. 

The chapel is also available to hire for funerals and life celebrations click here for pricing and details. The Marquee is able to seat up to 300 people theatre style seating.

Stunning Marquee Setting:

The EA Network Pavilion  (Marquee)

Located within an international garden of significance, Trotts Community Garden, the EA Networks Marquee has become a destination of choice for community events, weddings, corporate functions and more.


What’s included

Fully powered marquee with wooden floor.

Option of garden or chapel ceremony.

Tables and chairs to seat up to 200.

Fairy lights for the head table.

Small kitchen is available with microwave, induction cooktop, oven, fridge.

Power supply in the marquee.

A little help from an event coordinator.

Use your own caterer.

BYO drinks.

Off-street parking area.

Outdoor games available (Chess, giant Jenga, kubb, petanque)

A huge selection of photography areas.

Registry table and chairs.


Assistance with set-up and pack down.

Venue Hire Fees:

Wedding Venue Options
Small Wedding
Under 80 guests
Medium Wedding
80-120 guests
Large Wedding
120+ guests
Ceremony & Reception in EA Networks Pavillion
Winter (1st May – 30th September)
Wedding only in the Garden or Chapel (No marquee)

All pricing GST inclusive.  Silk Lining costs additional.

You are most welcome to visit the gardens, chapel and marquee, any questions we are more than happy to help you with, please contact us to arrange an appointment. 


Covid 19

Please be aware that under the Covid -19 Protection Framework system, all event activity must be managed in accordance with site capacity and Covid gathering regulations.  

Please visit the Protection Framework website for more information on your responsibilities when hiring a venue.  You can find a traffic light summary here


Wanting Accommodation:

Bella Vista is offering a dedicated 12% off accommodation if you are attending a Wedding at Trotts Garden. Book on their website , type in the dates you are seeking and use the promo code TROTTS and send us a message of the surnames to what wedding you are invited too.

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    “Everything about the night was spectacular, the gardens, the setting and the staff. We would like to highly endorse Trott’s Garden as an extraordinary venue for your next function.”
    Anna Galvan,
    Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Māia Health Foundation
    “We always get such amazing feedback from the teachers and principals of how welcoming the staff are, how tidy and beautiful the gardens are, and how it is such a beautiful place to wrap up a busy and focused year.”
    New Zealand Education Institute Mid Canterbury

    Wedding Gallery

    Featured Photographers:

    Tegan Clark
    Emily Hugo
    Rebecca Claridge
    Simply Inspired
    Charlotte Sowman
    Frank Visser

    Thank you to the families and photographers who have allowed us to use their images on our website.