Historic Pompallier Mission - the perfect place for your wedding ceremony Utu mo te Wā

Located on the waterfront in romantic Russell, the unique setting of Pompallier Mission is just a short stroll from the town’s historic churches and legendary catering outlets. 

Pompallier’s stunning colonial garden* provides the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony. Glorious flower borders enclose our croquet lawn, creating a distinctive garden room large enough for your guests, while retaining a private and intimate ambience for your special day.

And for photographs to remember, the distinctive French architecture of Pompallier’s pioneer printery makes a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, while our heritage orchard and parkland hillside offer numerous options to capture special wedding party and guest memories.

* Garden of National Significance - NZ Gardens Trust 2014-2017

Fees and enquiries

Our Garden Wedding Ceremony fee, including access for your own garden wedding photography, is $450.

For further enquiries and bookings please email PompallierAdmin@heritage.or.nz or phone (09) 403 9015.

  • Garden wedding at Pompallier

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  • Bride and maids at Pompallier

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  • Bridal couple at Pompallier

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  • Family wedding party at Pompallier

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  • Wedding under parasols at Pompallier

    Image: courtesy of Julie Todd Wedding Photography www.julietodd.co.nz