Experience your special day in a remarkable hand-built castle in the Nelson countryside.

The Mudcastle is a truly unique wedding venue, nestled in the rolling hills of the Moutere Valley, near Nelson.

The rustic castle and gorgeous grounds and gardens provide the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.

At The Mudcastle you can choose to include a number of optional services, including planning, decorating and catering, so that everything is entirely tailored to meet your needs, desires and budget. From chair covers to napkins to candles to flower arches, the choice is yours.

You’ll have exclusive access to the hand-built adobe brick castle for the duration of your stay. This means that no other bookings are taken so you can enjoy this stunning venue in peace and privacy.

Your hosts, Glenys and Kevin, have 30 years’ experience in designing, facilitating and delivering dream weddings and are devoted to making your day one that you and your guests will cherish forever.

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Your wedding day, made simple


Choose from several picturesque indoor and outdoor sites for your wedding ceremony, so your special day is not dependent on the weather.

From flower gardens, ponds and waterfalls to the castle turret with banquet hall, there are options for all styles and seasons.

Each area can be set up for formal and informal ceremonies with seating arrangements for small, intimate weddings or large groups up to 100 guests.

The beauty of The Mudcastle is that it’s all yours, so you can decide how you want your wedding ceremony to look and feel, and you and your guests will be able to enjoy your day in complete privacy.

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Let the celebrations continue with a wedding reception in an enchanting, comfortable castle setting.

The Mudcastle can provide tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and linen, set up according to a designated floor plan.

The castle’s layout provides a unique space for intimate wedding receptions or choose to dine in the dramatic banquet hall in the main turret. There are also lovely reception areas for smaller groups and wedding marque options for groups with up to 170 guests.

Talk to us about special requests for your wedding day and have the flexibility to work with your venue hosts to decide who will do what to achieve the day you envision.

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The perfect wedding – all at one venue

Relax, knowing everything is taken care of...


Treat your guests with gourmet canapés, buffets, set menus, or a special medieval banquet. The Mudcastle can cater to all culinary preferences for small and large wedding parties.


We can recommend local wedding photographers who are familiar with our venue, or you can bring your own. Either way, The Mudcastle is a picture-perfect location.


We can arrange a genuine Wurlitzer jukebox or suitable musicians, bands or DJs to provide entertainment for your wedding day, as well as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) checklist to help the occasion run smoothly.


Wedding Accommodation

Stay in The Mudcastle’s boutique, cosy accommodation before and after your wedding day.

You won’t have to worry about getting to the venue on time and you can relax in the peaceful, scenic surroundings of the Nelson countryside.

The Mudcastle caters for up to 16 guests across 3 suites and 5 rooms that are uniquely and beautifully decorated.

Booking The Mudcastle accommodation for your wedding means you have exclusive access to the entire property for the duration of your stay.

A Wedding Venue Like No Other

Entering The Mudcastle is like walking into another world.

Not only is it the sole clay brick castle in New Zealand, beautifully decorated with warm colours, candle chandeliers, and stunning woodwork, but the grounds have been exquisitely designed for tranquillity, light and texture to provide simply stunning wedding photos

Exclusive access to the property means you and your guests have time and space to explore and experience the ponds, waterfall, bridge, orchard, flower gardens, native birdsong, and unique indoor spaces to relax, read a book, play chess, or enjoy a drink with complete privacy from the public.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a difference, look no further.

Wedding Pricing at The Mudcastle

Contact us to discuss your need and options.

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