Accommodation on the Queen Charlotte Track

Furneaux Lodge - Jewel of the Sounds


Your wedding at Furneaux Lodge

Furneaux Lodge, the premium wedding venue in the Marlborough Sounds, lies at the head of Endeavour Inlet in New Zealand's stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, accessible only by water or helicopter. It is the idyllic isolation and the natural beauty of its surroundings that make the Lodge such a great celebration destination. Why limit your special day to a few hours when you can make it last a whole weekend? When you get married with us the entire lodge is at your disposal. This leaves you free to enjoy time out at your leisure with your friends and family.

Wedding Accommodation

We have a variety of accommodation options available, with something to suit every budget. Click on our accommodation pages to find out more.

Wedding Facilities

Our fully licensed restaurant offers function menus that highlight our outstanding local food and wines. We are also happy to work with you to create a theme and menu – from a la carte to barbecue – that specifically suits your requirements. We can take care of every detail, from the function menus to the flowers, the celebrant to the make-up artist.

We can advise on all facets of the occasion and can recommend and book all specialist services to make your day truly special, including florist, hairdresser, makeup artist, photographer, entertainment and marquee, as required.

Getting to your wedding

No roads lead to Furneaux, so you and your guests will arrive by water or by air.

By helicopter | Fly into Endeavour Inlet and land on the front lawn of Furneaux Lodge. We are happy to recommend a carrier and to make the helicopter booking for you, if required.

By water | Take the scenic trip to Furneaux Lodge by water taxi from Picton. We use a number of different taxi companies, who all operate a one-way or return service. Departure times are staggered throughout the day and we can arrange your bookings for you. Transfer rates can be negotiated on your behalf depending on the numbers booked. If you're arriving on your own boat, our 13 moorings are available free of charge. We also offer a courtesy ride ashore. On the day...

What a great wedding day; warm blue skies, sparkling water, vows exchanged in the cool shade, seafood driven degustation and superb local wines at formal tables under the southern stars. This was just one highly successful example of a Furneaux Lodge wedding. You of course will have your own ideas and your own vision of what you want on this special day. We at Furneaux Lodge will work with you every step of the way to make it happen. Take time out with friends and family, and tailor-make your wedding day to suit. Just let us know what you'd like and how we can help.

Wedding Pack

If you would like to receive our wedding pack please contact us at

Photos courtesy: ©Jessica Jones and © David James

Your accommodation options at Furneaux Lodge

Your first stop on the Queen Charlotte Track, our historic lodge, suites and cabins are situated right on the peaceful shores of Endeavour Inlet.


Contemporary one bedroom apartments, and are absolutely private with stunning views.


Self-contained two bedroom cottages are great for family groups and people hiking the track

Hiker Cabins

Five private bunk rooms for up to 16 guests, with shared facilties, perfectly situated for overnight Track visitors.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Relaxing and peaceful, the Lodge is family-owned and operated. Our attention to guests and passion for Furneaux and the Marlborough Sounds will ensure that your time here is enjoyable and memorable.