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 through the small arched porch, walk down the long grass aisle and arrive at the large gothic window which offers a view of the valley beyond.
Ceremonies in the Tree Church
Marriages & Civil Unions
Baby Naming Ceremonies
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, enhanced by the birdsong from the nearby native plantings.
Drinks under the oak tree
Apres ceremony drinks under the oak tree are a popular option. The enormous tree provides welcome shelter from the hot summer sun
Walkway, Tree church, Oak tree lawn
Felicity Warren Celebrant
“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.
Tree Church Related Questions
Does Having a ceremony in your Tree Church mean it has to have religious content?
Absolutley 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?
Currently we offer 2 hours under the enormous oak tree in our garden for drinks (& canapes if desired) at a cost of $200. (Beverages etc supplied by you.)
By 2021 we are planning to have The Vue (Venue with View) completed for celebrations. Watch this space!
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.
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 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?
12kms - 10 minute drive.
For directions email ,
or phone 06 3069 791
Do we have to have you as our celebrant if we get married in the Tree Church?
Absolutely not - 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 (with out accompanying wind) making the Tree Church water proof
Is there a sound system to play our own music?
We have a blue tooth sound system with a cordless microphone which speakers and singers are welcome to use.
Are you trained to be a celebrant
Yes - comprehensively with the Celebrant School of NZ
What is your fee for being a celebrant.
I charge $800. I offer a 25% discount if your ceremony is in the Tree Church. Travel & accommodation costs are negotiated if your ceremony is not local to Martinborough.
What paper work do we need prior to getting married.
A marriage licence. the initial application (which must be done with in a 3 month period of your ceremony) can be applied for on line through the government website 'Births Deaths and Marriages"
Do you have a speaker/music system.
Yes with a cordless microphone which any speakers or singers are welcome to use.
We'd love to hear from you
06 3069 791