A wedding option that is sure to impress
New Zealand’s untamed landscapes have always captivated couples seeking a romantic and extraordinary wedding setting. Among these mesmerizing locations, Mt. Cook stands tall, inviting lovers to embark on an unforgettable heli-wedding. Discover the allure and enchantment of heli-weddings in Mt. Cook, offering a glimpse into a once-in-a-lifetime experience that transforms your special day into a spectacular adventure.
Imagine whisking away to a secluded wonderland only accessible by helicopter. Heli weddings have become a sought-after trend among adventurous couples seeking exclusivity and unparalleled beauty. Say goodbye to traditional venues and embrace the sense of excitement as you soar above the mountainous terrain, ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Heli-wedding Flight Options
Perfectly positioned with spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning surrounding glaciers, Leibig Dome sits high above the valley floor at 7,600ft. With this option, fly time is 20 mins with 45 mins on location for your heli-wedding.
If you’re looking for a heli-wedding on a snowy peak with a winter wonderland feel, Brass Peak is the perfect spot. You’ll be treated to a spectacular 15 min flight, before spending 45 mins on the peak to exchange nuptials, we’ll then return to base and you can carry on the celebrations!
Rotton Tommy- Mt Cook Station
This stunning alpine location is part of the Mt Cook High Country Station. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and surrounding mountains. This heli-wedding option includes 15 mins of flying and 45mins on the ground to say “I do”.
Upper Névé, Tasman Glacier
Why not have your special day on New Zealand’s longest glacier – the Tasman Glacier? Say “I Do” in the Nēvē snow, high above the valley below. Flight time is 25 mins with 45 minutes on the ground.
Make the most of your time in Mt Cook and the Mackenzie Basin by staying in the unique accommodation nearby. With the stunning Southern Alps as a backdrop, staying in region allows you to spend more time soaking up the breath-taking views before, during and after your heli-wedding.
Positioned between Lake Pukaki and the Ben Ohau mountain range, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat enjoys alpine and lake vistas from their boutique villas. The villas enjoy uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps, Mt Cook and the blue waters of Lake Pukaki. With on-site helipads, Mt Cook Lakeside retreat is perfectly set up for heli-weddings.
The Hermitage offers ideal accommodation for weddings, combining comfort and charm with a range of room types to suit every guest, they offer a seamless stay in the heart of the mountains. The cozy and well-equipped rooms provide a relaxing retreat after the festivities. From spacious suites for the bridal party to comfortable lodging for guests, the Hermitage ensures everyone experiences the magic of the wedding while enjoying a restful stay.
After accommodation, the next big decision is choosing who will be your celebrant for the big day. Celebrants can even travel with you to your alpine destination and you can say “I do” on a remote mountain top. There are some phenomenal celebrants in the Mt Cook region, you can find out more about them here.
Your special day with mesmerizing landscapes of Mt. Cook deserve to be captured in all their glory. It’s recommended you hire professional photographers who are experienced in capturing the magic of heli-weddings. From aerial shots showcasing the majestic glaciers to intimate moments beneath the soaring peaks, these memories will forever be etched in your hearts.
Two local photographers who are highly experienced in heli-weddings are:
Alpine Image Company specialise in wedding photography and capturing timeless moments with stunning South Island backdrops.
Williams Photography is another local photographer focusing on capturing real moments on your special day.
A heli-wedding in Mt. Cook is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, where love and nature join forces to create an unforgettable experience. The rugged landscapes and soaring peaks provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate celebration that reflects the scale of your love. As you exchange vows amidst the splendour of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, your hearts will forever be bound to the magic of Mt. Cook. The team at Southern Lakes Helicopters would love to help plan your perfect heli-wedding on Aoraki Mount Cook, contact us to start planning.