List, discover, and book unique wedding venues around New Zealand and Australia
Whether an intimate garden ceremony of 10 or an extended family wedding on a lifestyle property, Backyard Weddings connects couples to unique backyard venues.
And with exceptional customer service and a growing community of users, Backyard Weddings is the easiest way for people to monetise their private property and for couples to find their dream wedding venue.
Founder, do-er and thinker
Picking a wedding venue for me was a big deal.
The venue sets the tone. It influences your invite list. It’s the “meat” in the wedding sandwich, if you will. So why then is finding one so hard?
Why do the venues get to choose how much I spend on food? Why can’t I have children there? Why do I have to stick your decor? And why does it cost so much?!
These were all questions I found myself shouting at my wedding spreadsheet as I tried to reconcile my budget and my dream venue…. And I thought, why isn’t there a place where people who have awesome properties can lease them to couples wanting a venue that reflects them (and their budget)?
People were already doing this of course- someone knows someone with a farm, or they’d try their luck contacting holiday home owners, but there was no designated space to do this. Backyardweddings.co.nz is my brainchild that exists to address that need.
With a background in customer experience design (and now even some sweet website coding!) I hope to transform the venue-finding experience for couples and help private-venue owners make some sweet moolah from their backyard.
Chief of command
This is Marley (I know, I wasn’t very creative with his name but this cute look tells me he forgives me). Marley is my foot warmer on cold days and cuddle-buddie on sad days.
When you see “we” on the site, I mean Marley and me. Hopefully this team will grow but for now you’ve got us.