A truly unique wedding and event venue with accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand

The Mudcastle is a lovingly hand-built adobe brick castle built by Glenys and Kevin, located in the scenic Moutere Valley near Nelson.

It’s a picture-perfect wedding destination and a popular venue for events, conferences and retreats.

The castle is rustic, warm and inviting with areas for hosting, dining, and entertaining to suit a wide range of occasions.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped to the natural contours of the land, which have lent themselves to some spectacular feature plantings, hand crafted waterfalls and tranquil ponds – a peaceful escape from the outside world.

When you book to stay at The Mudcastle or hold an event there, you can be assured that no other bookings will be taken. The owners live in separate quarters on the property so any questions or problems can be quickly attended to while guests’ privacy is maintained.

Your hosts, Glenys and Kevin have been hosting weddings and events for many years and are devoted to making your special day one to remember.

The Mudcastle is located about 40 minutes drive from the Nelson city centre, 35 minutes from Nelson Airport, 30 minutes from Richmond, 45 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park, and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Nelson Lakes National Park, 2.5 hours from the Picton Ferry Terminal and 1.5 hours from Takaka in the heart of the Golden Bay.


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The Mudcastle is the perfect venue for your dream wedding or event


Weddings at The Mudcastle are a dream come true. With on-site guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, top quality catering and seating for up to 100 guests, The Mudcastle offers privacy, style and attention to detail at every turn. Rainbow friendly.

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Events hosted in a hand-built natural earth castle always generate a buzz. Perfect for conferences, retreats, and corporate events, as well as Christmas parties, charity events, and other celebrations. Our secluded country location guarantees your privacy.

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Staying at The Mudcastle is always an exclusive and luxurious experience. You’ll have the entire castle to yourself, perfect for couples wanting complete privacy or small groups seeking a special getaway location.

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