Makoura Lodge

Celebrate your wedding day surrounded by native bush, singing birds and pristine views at one of Manawatu's most beautiful country wedding venues, just one hour's scenic drive from Palmerston North.

We offer a complete Wedding Venue with everything you need in one location: indoor/outdoor ceremony area, reception for up to 110 guests, accommodation, delicious food and a fully stocked bar (licensed to 2am.)

The team at Makoura Lodge will strive to give you outstanding, country hospitality and help to create the best day of your life.


Our reception facilities can cater up to 110 seated guests in our Lodge. We offer an extensive range of buffet menu options, with organic, fresh produce sourced from our vegetable garden where possible.


No need to be out of our venue by midnight. When you book a wedding at Makoura Lodge, we offer the venue from Friday afternoon until late Sunday morning, after a cooked breakfast with all your guests. You might like to try out some of our fun activities or provide them as entertainment for your guests.


We offer exclusive use of our; Lodge Accommodation, Glenluce Homestead, Burnside cottage, Glamping tent and our Riverside Honeymoon suite for your wedding, which can sleep a total of 61 guests. Your bridal party and family may like to stay the night before your Wedding to enjoy spending more quality time together.

06 328 4746

736 Makoura Rd, RD1, Apiti, NZ

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