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Kevin & Glenys Johnston
P.O Box 13
Upper Moutere
Nelson, 7144
New Zealand

Phone/Fax:(03) 543 2113
Email: info@themudcastle.co.nz


The Mudcastle - a real fairytale venue!

For truly special, intimate Nelson Weddings, weddings, weddings...


 If a bride ever wanted to feel and look like a princess on her wedding day then this elegant castle is the best place in the world to be on that special day. I rate the Mud Castle as the best place in NZ for extra special occasions."

 Damon Ward 


Sandi and Dave on bridge Jen in The Gold TurretLisa by upper carpark gate

Donaldson/Lyver Wedding 11.11.11 Horrell Wedding

for many more photos of castle weddings ...




Nestled in the sunny Nelson countryside, The Mudcastle is truly the region's most spectacular and memorable venue. Set in peaceful, romantic gardens and built from both adobe clay bricks made by the owners on the property and a revolutionary new building product, The Mudcastle is available for wedding and conference hire, private functions and corporate events.


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. 


We also do ice sculptures!Truly spectacular wedding feature

Wow your guests with a stunning double swan

centrepiece for your wedding buffet or "crystal"

ice bowls for fresh berries or delight your child

with a birthday heart for the middle of their

party table.  Such possibilities! 

Further information 



The get-away-from-it-all location of The Mudcastle also makes it an ideal Conference Venue.  Although only 30 minutes from Nelson airport, the privacy and secluded setting of The Mudcastle makes it  ideal for annual conferences, team building weekends, staff functions and fully-catered directors' or partners' lunches. 


When booking a private banquet at The Mudcastle, almost anything goes. With the owners' extensive theming  experience and an array of Banquet Meals and music facilities available, The Mudcastle will deliver a memorable event whatever the occasion. Family reunions, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, Dinner Theatre or themed parties, whatever you've got in mind The Mudcastle provides the venue and the knowledgeable assistance to make it happen.


Like the venue itself, accommodation at The Mudcastle is special.  Only one booking is taken at a time so the castle in its entirety is available for one couple to enjoy exclusive seclusion or small groups seeking a unique stay. With up to 8 individually styled rooms and suites tucked into turrets or set within their own wing, a level of privacy, cosiness and romance not found elsewhere in the region is offered. This venue can easily accommodate an entire bridal party and partners or a group of friends for a personally scripted Murder Mystery Weekend away from it all.