Why are some of your prices higher than other companies?
To put it simply we are not operating from a spare room in the back of some rental house in rural part of New Zealand.
Not that it’s anything wrong with that, thats how Heli Weddings started back in 2007 . Your wedding is a great investment and is built on trust. To make sure we can meet that trust and provide the best premium wedding experience we have invested in staff, the best equipment, transport and training.
We have Queenstown’s largest commercial photography studio next to the airport, We have full-time admin staff, full-time photographers, a large quantity of camera gear , back up gear. We the latest cars to transport you in. We fly with the premier helicopters. We have 8 Mac Pro computers, raid systems and cloud back ups as well as offsite back ups. We are the only wedding company that are Qualmarked. We have transport licences, passenger licenses, helicopter ground handling certificates, public liability insurances and we operate under a strict health and safety policy that is audited every year.
We are the original Heli Wedding company and have organised over 1000 wedding experiences
Read more on our Why us page or send us an email if you have any questions about our premium wedding experiences.
How do we get to the helicopter and how do we get around for the location shots?
Our company holds transport licence and are certified to take passengers. We have two all black Ford Ranger Raptor Wildtrack 4×4 to transport you on the day with
What is Qualmark?
Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. Qualmark makes it easy for travellers to select high quality services. Businesses displaying the Qualmark symbol has met stringent quality standards – earning New Zealand tourism’s official quality mark.
What happens if it’s bad weather on the day?
We always do our best to have a backup day available for you or another location if the weather doesn’t play along.
Who is the photographer?
Here at Heli Weddings we have 3 in-house photographers, that are all very experienced in shooting and working in the mountains and the varied light and weather conditions we can have here, Fredrik Larsson is our lead photographer and owner. He is Queenstown and Wanaka’s most awarded Wedding photographer and was recently awarded 2nd place in The Worlds Top 10 Best Wedding Photographers.
Can you arrange accommodation and dinner reservations?
We can do almost anything for you.
How do you feel about same-sex marriages?
We love people in love and and have had many same sex couples getting married with us over the years.
Can we have a wedding in a remote old forest-walk on the beach and then land on a glacier?
Yes! Our Milford Ultimate package is designed just for you.
What is the difference between The Ledge and The Remarkables?
Apples & Pears, it’s a personal thing, why don’t do two landings and enjoy both
Is the helicopter going to mess up my hair?
The helicopter will start when you are securely inside and be turned off when we land at our location, so your hair will look perfect.
I have never been in a helicopter before, does it matter?
No, most of our couples have never been in a helicopter, our pilots and photographer will make sure you feel at home before takeoff.
I got 6 inch Jimmy Choo’s can I use them up there?
Yes, of course, but at most of our locations you might be better with a pair of flat shoes, or boots depending on the season
Is it cold up there?
In the summer it’s usually fine but it is always recommended to have another layer of clothing with you. Especially for adventure and glacier weddings. In the winter, it will be freezing – so make sure you have a good jacket on – you wont keep it on the whole time of course!
We don’t want a religious ceremony
Most of our couples don’t have religious ceremonies, your celebrant will give you direction and help you plan the ceremony which suits you best.