About Blanket Bay Lodge

Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu amidst the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Blanket Bay is where relaxation and adventure meet luxury accommodation, unparalleled service, and five-star facilities.

Behind The Brand


What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?

There are many spectacular outdoor options for the ceremony within Blanket Bay’s grounds. With the use of helicopters, the wedding party can even be whisked away to a nearby mountaintop.  The Great Room in our Main Lodge Building is a weather-friendly option or depending on the size of the party, the Villa Great Room also offers fabulous views.


How many people can each of these cater for?

Blanket Bay offers three types of Exclusive Use reservations. When reserving the Main Lodge Building and Chalets, a group of 26 guests can be accommodated and catered to. By adding the Four Bedroom Villa, we are able to accommodate and cater to 34 guests. At maximum, when also including our Owners Residence and Studio, we can accommodate and cater to 42 guests. It may be worth mentioning that all wedding guests need to stay at Blanket Bay.


Do you offer onsite accommodation?

Blanket Bay offers intimate Lodge Rooms and generous Lodge Suites, which are located in our Main Lodge Building.  Our two Chalet Cottages consist of two spacious Chalet Suites each. We also have a Four Bedroom Villa, along with the Owners Residence and Studio, providing eight more Suites. All rooms accommodate a maximum of two guests and can be configured with a King bed, or Twin beds.


What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?

We can recommend a celebrant, hairstylist, florist, and photographer for the couple. Our passionate team is available to assist and eager to create bespoke experiences for our guests. However, we understand every couple has different needs and detailed requirements may be best handled by a wedding planner.


What type of couple would fall in love with your venue and why?

The setting and facility of Blanket Bay offer a unique experience for small, elegant, and intimate weddings. The Lodge is consistently listed amongst the world’s finest retreats. It sits lakeside on 59 acres in the heart of the Southern Alps with views of unrivaled natural beauty – the perfect backdrop for your special day!

Editor’s Notes


Why we love it…

A romantic and secluded luxury retreat set on 59 acres of pristine land, only a 45 min drive from Queenstown. The sweeping vistas across Lake Wakatipu to the snow-capped Alps beyond are pure poetry.


For the couple…

Looking for a high-end, intimate venue they can hire out exclusively and enjoy with their guests over a few days. With an experienced team readily on-site to help with all your needs and who can suggest local suppliers, will put your mind at ease.


Styling tips…

Come during winter to appreciate the modern yet cozy lodging, open log fireplaces, and five-star facilities. Treat your guests to the abundance of activities at your fingertips – horseriding, heli-skiing, and jet-boating for the thrill seekers or a trip to the local award-winning wineries or spa for a more relaxing option.