MacKenzie Country Hotel Twizel

Extravagant or intimate – whichever wedding you desire, the MacKenzie Country Hotel will make your special day a memorable experience. With years of wedding experience, our team will look after you as if you were family.

Located in the heart of the Mackenzie region, a unique area of New Zealand's South Island. Featuring natural stonework, the architecture beautifully reflects and compliments the mountains and riverbeds of the surrounding landscape. There are 108 comfortably furnished guest rooms, all with shower over bath ensuites and private balconies/patios from which to admire the glorious mountain views. The hotel also features its own restaurant, bar, and modern conference facilities.

The Region

The Mackenzie region is proving to be increasingly popular for weddings. It's easy to see why - just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Christchurch or Dunedin, and with an abundance of clear sunny days.

The Mackenzie is blessed with a variety of scenery that includes lakes, mountains, rivers, and forests. The landscape is characterised by golden tussock grass, snow-capped mountains, and turquoise lakes. Couples even get married on top of the glaciers, heading up in a helicopter and popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly while standing on the glacial ice!

Wedding Services

The area is well-equipped for weddings. There are plenty of venues, photographers, celebrants, caterers, wineries, beauty therapists, bands & DJs, hairdressers, and anything else you require. No need to import talented wedding service providers from anywhere else, they reside right here in the Mackenzie Region!

We have a comprehensive list of wedding services and would be happy to assist with the planning of your important day.

Restaurant & Bar

Featuring a log fire and seating 200, our restaurant is warm and inviting. The surrounding windows let in sunlight and provide views of our expansive lawns. On a clear day you can even see Mount Cook in the distance. Our talented chefs will work with you to prepare your wedding reception, whether that be an elegant a la carte occasion or a buffet in the marquee.


Our spacious, brand new marquee can seat up to 180 people. There is an entire side of clear walls to maximize your views of our expansive lawns. The Marquee is an ideal private setting for your wedding. Along with the provided tables chairs and associated dressings we have access to a wide range of accessories to enhance your ‘look” for the perfect day… a great space to fill with family and friends.


The Mackenzie Country Hotel offers 108 comfortably furnished guest rooms and is perfect for your wedding party and guests to all stay together. All rooms feature their own private balcony or patio from which to soak in the glorious mountain views.

There is a range of accommodation to suit everyone, from our large Deluxe rooms to comfortable and spacious Standard rooms. Family rooms consist of two interconnecting standard rooms and with a combined total of five beds these are ideal for bigger groups or families.

The Mackenzie County Hotel is the ideal location for your honeymoon. One of our Deluxe rooms will give you all the luxury you need after a full on day experiencing the Mackenzie region. Lakes, ski fields, tussock grasslands, glaciers, forests and mountains – its one big playground! From relaxing in hot pools to a helicopter landing on a glacier, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Contact Us

The team at the MacKenzie Country Hotel want to make your wedding day truly memorable.

Draw on our years of experience in planning weddings to ensure your special day will give you memories to last a lifetime.

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Cnr Ostler & Wairepo Roads
PO Box 99
New Zealand