Bonanza Weddings on Chris Jolly Outdoors


So you have a larger wedding party but still keen to have your wedding in an exclusive, unique setting. Chris Jolly Outdoors has the perfect solution for you with its Bonanza Wedding package.

You and your wedding party will get to cruise on your very own large private double-storey catamaran and say your wedding vows on Lake Taupo against an amazing natural backdrop of the Tongariro National Park mountains. Imagine how gorgeous your wedding photos will turn out with this red carpet style wedding!

This package is suitable for larger wedding parties from 20 to 70 people so everyone can have enough room to move around comfortably. You could also add additional activities for your guests such as fishing, clay bird shooting or other water activities.

Bonanza Wedding Basic Package :

  • A minimum of 20 guests with a maximum of 70
  • 2 hour charter cruise from only $48 per person – perfect for the wedding ceremony and drinks/photos
  • 2 hour charter cruise with canapes from only $68 per person
  • 3 hour charter cruise with a buffet meal from only $98 per person – perfect for a cruise and meal

What’s included :

  • PA system
  • Personalised skipper and crew, numbers are dependant on guest numbers.
  • Full bar on board and catering available
  • Toilets on board, areas for getting changed
  • Viewing decks on all boats for photos
  • Under cover sheltered areas for weather variability.

Drinks, fishing licenses and any additional activities are not included in the prices. Please let us know if you would like to organise additional activities, event theming and set up.

Menu choices:

We have a variety of menus available or we can tailor something to your budget and taste. For more information, or to see the other menu options please email or phone 0800 252 628.

We wanted to have our wedding on the water because most of our family and guests are really into fishing and boating. We had a large party so Chris Jolly Outdoor's large catamaran was perfect for what we needed. Our guests had the lines out and managed to catch some fish as well. What a great day!

Paul Mercier

Family who loves water + crazy fisher people + large wedding party. Solution = A wedding on Lake Taupo on Chris Jolly Outdoor's large boat! It was the perfect venue. Thank you team!

Suzanne Bernette

It was the most perfect venue and day we could ever ask for. Weather was gorgeous, setting was amazing and the ceremony was beautiful. I have to say the crew onboard Chris Jolly really made a difference in making sure everything went according to plan.

Joey Hills