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Arched Walkway

Approach the Tree Church under a high arched leafy walkway which reveals the reflecting pond.


A living church, growing a natural place of beauty

Enter the Tree Church, walk down the long grass aisle and arrive at the large gothic window offering a view of the valley beyond.

Ceremonies in the Tree Church

Marriages & Civil Unions
Baby Naming Ceremonies
Customised Ceremonies

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A slice of country magic

Planted in August 2015, this living church is the ideal venue for celebrating life's important moments. Upon entering the Tree Church there is a sense of awe. The  hedged walls, the gothic glassless windows and the airy canopy of trees make for a serene and peaceful experience, which is enhanced by the birdsong from the nearby native plantings.

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Drinks under the oak tree

Post-ceremony drinks under the oak tree are a popular option. The enormous tree provides welcome shelter from the hot summer sun.

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Walkway, Tree church, Oak tree lawn

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Felicity Warren Celebrant

My approach

“This is your story, and your celebration, and I look forward to working with you to create the perfect ceremony that is all about you.”

From naming ceremonies to weddings, right through to final farewells, my role is to create a moment that is unique to you and your story. Whatever the occasion, I would consider it a privilege to be a part of your team.

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Tree Church Related Questions

Does having a ceremony in your Tree Church mean it has to have religious content?

Absolutely not. It is simply a very beautiful and peaceful structure in the shape of a church.

How much will it cost to hold a ceremony in your Tree Church?

The Fee for having your celebration in the Tree Church is $1,000

Do you offer a venue for a celebration following the ceremony?

The Vue, a 100 year old woolshed, has recently been renovated to hold wedding receptions for up to 140 guests. We also have a large oak tree between the Tree Church and The Vue that is ideal to have post-ceremony drinks under.

Will the bridal party be able to have photos taken in your garden?

Yes. There are some wonderful photographic opportunities around the garden including a reflecting pond.

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Will the guests be allowed to throw confetti or rose petals?

The leafy walkway leaving the Tree Church is ideal for this, but not in the Tree Church itself due to the bark flooring.

How wide is the aisle?

2 metres. A generous width for a flamboyant gown, a wheel chair and ample room for pall bearers.

How many guests will the Tree Church seat?

180 comfortably.  210 very closely seated

How far is the Tree Church from Martinborough?

12km, a 10 minute drive.

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Do we have to have you as our celebrant if we get married in the Tree Church?

Not necessarily. You can have whoever you want to officiate at your ceremony.

What happens f it rains on the day of the ceremony?

We have a discrete clear canopy that we can erect (but not with accompanying wind). Alternatively, The Vue offers a dry haven for ceremonies in unsuitable weather conditions.

Is there a sound system to play our own music?

We have a Bluetooth sound system with a cordless microphone which speakers and singers are welcome to use in the Tree Church.

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Celebrant related questions

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Are you trained to be a celebrant?

Yes. I hold a certificate with the Celebrant School of NZ.

What is your fee for being a celebrant?

I charge $800. Travel & accommodation costs are negotiated if your ceremony is not local near Martinborough.

What paper work do we need prior to getting married?

A marriage licence. the initial application must be filed within a 3 month period of your ceremony. This can be done online through the government website 'Births, Deaths and Marriages".

Do you have a speaker/music system?

Yes. A cordless microphone which any speakers or singers are welcome to use.

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We'd love to hear from you

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