“We have a passion for making weddings perfect.’’
Five elegant spaces, gorgeous food and beverage, attentive, caring and genuine service all contained within one Nelson wedding venue. But we know it is the little, personal, details that matter the most to you and that is what we guarantee.
Hollie and Katie, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco’s wedding coordinators, take it as a privilege to help you deliver this special and magical day, be it a small intimate wedding celebration, a family-style knees-up or a grand affair. They will listen, carefully, to understand your special requirements to the most exact detail. They will respect and maintain your budget and will be there to guide and look after you the whole way.
Planning your unique love story? The girls would love to pour you a glass of bubbles, guide you around our venue and help you plan your perfect day.
Rachel & Dean McNicholl
“We had an excellent wedding day thanks to the wonderful team. All our guest loved the service and food at the wedding. I cannot thank Katie enough for all her work on our wedding – she really saved the day by having blue tact in her office to put my shoe together before I walked down the aisle!”
Quinn & Bing Ho
“We have had a great wedding at Monaco with many wonderful memories to treasure in the future thanks to Katie and the Monaco team we highly recommend having your wedding at Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco.”
Billie & Chris Dearsley
“Thanks again so much for all of your assistance over the past 15 months or so; we couldn't have asked for a better venue. The food was fantastic and guests have remarked on how much they enjoyed the drinks and canapés on the Village Green and the Grand Marquee also looked incredible.”
Olivia & Chris Phillips
"We are both creatives, so we needed a venue that had character and would allow us some artistic freedom. The Grand Marquee is just that. It has an elegant, warm, and unique feel to it, yet we still felt we had heaps of scope to put our own flair on the look and feel of the place. We couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out."
Tim Dearsley
“What a wonderful place to have a wedding. The venue and staff were superb and I can thoroughly recommend Grand Mercure Monaco in sunny Nelson as an exceptional place to host a wedding. Many thanks to all the staff who went above and beyond for us!”
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Relax, pour yourself a drink and browse our wedding album
Real weddings, real couples, real experiences, all hosted here at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco. Download the album and get inspired.


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A romantic venue to host your family and buddies.
Cathedral ceilings of ivory canvas draped over beautiful 150-year-old recycled wooden posts with silk linings, the Grand Marquee is the perfect all - year - round backdrop to showcase your special day. Full bar facilities, capacity for 60 to 200 of your loved ones and a leafy outdoor courtyard complete the picture for a magical occasion, day or night.


The perfect garden setting for your ceremony.
The beautifully-manicured lawn your dad didn’t have to mow, surrounded by pretty cottage gardens your mum didn’t have to do, this is the ideal place for your dream garden ceremony. Plenty of opportunity for stunning photos, room for champagne fountains, canapés, party games and picnic fare, this is a wonderful place for all-sized gatherings be they chic and glamorous or family and more relaxed in style.


It works a charm for indoor ceremonies and receptions.
This delightful stone-fronted building will welcome your loved ones with warmth and charm. Pretty chandeliers, handcrafted oak panelling and a large fireplace give a romantic ambience. It feels intimate yet has plenty of room for up to 80 guests. Magical in the winter, airconditioned for summer, the Village Hall is a stunningly different place to celebrate your special day.


A seaside setting for small ceremonies (please note the estuary is tidal).
Dappled trees, the splash of fountains in the pond, warm brick backdrop and you have the ideal location for your wedding ceremony witnessed by up to 50 of your family and friends. Room for drinks and canapés before and/or after and a picture-perfect swing in the garden for your first-kiss photo, what more could you want?


The Room with a view for intimate ceremonies and receptions.
Located above The Monaco Kitchen, the light and airy Orangerie Room is perfect for parties of 40-70. A Juliet balcony looks down to the hotel courtyard meaning you have private access to this pretty space and can utilise the courtyard for your ceremony, should you wish. The balcony has stunning views out across the estuary to the Kahurangi ranges. Options also include using the restaurant or the restaurant courtyard for your ceremony. A beautiful room with any number of options to make your dream day happen.


Book to view your perfect Nelson wedding venue
Please call or email to reserve a tour of the resort. You can then tell us your aspirations
over a glass of bubbles or a coffee on us.


We Love Weddings!
We know it’s the little details, as well as all the big stuff, that will make your day special and personal for the two of you. Our promise to you is to listen with care and make sure everything you desire happens as per your wishes. We want to make all your dreams come true.
Katie - Wedding Coordinator
Organised, caring and very passionate, Katie will go above and beyond expectations to ensure her brides are 100% happy – even if this means untangling a very large bug from a bride’s dress (true story!). A bit of a softy, Katie loves seeing the whole wedding come together from beginning to end. She says, “Each wedding is so completely different that not one day is the same.”

Hollie -Wedding Coordinator
Hollie has been part of the wedding team for seven years, and has run over 200 weddings!! Known for her calm nature and quick problem-solving skills, Hollie is someone you want around for any unforeseeable wedding hiccups. Her goal is “to ensure the wedding party are relaxed and the planning process is not stressful but fun!”


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