Choose Wanaka's most experienced
Wedding Singer
- Anna van Riel

Wanaka Wedding Singer, Your perfect choice for entertainment and custom-written wedding songs.

Renowned for her personalised songs, commissioned for couples on their big day, Anna not only perform acoustic solo sessions, she also offers duo and full band options with some of Central Otago’s top session musicians.

Let Anna take the stress out of your event with her professional and practiced approach to supporting you on your big day.

Servicing the whole of the Queenstown Lakes Area and the Upper Clutha, choose from one of Anna’s specially created music packages and get the perfect feel and sound for your wedding day or event. Read about these options below then contact Anna to arrange what will suit you best.


If you’re choosing to elope on top of a mountain range, tucked in a secret valley or outside in a secluded olive grove, Anna can offer a rich quality of sound with a small, efficient and battery-powered PA system. Compact enough to bring in the chopper or throw over her shoulder, so your precious moment can have the perfect feel.


Anna is also available for corporate events.

With 10 years of corporate performance experience, and an attuned attention to the running order, you can feel assured that your event will be perfectly highlighted with a sound that brings warmth, while nestling perfectly into your carefully cultured atmosphere.

Whether it’s a solo, duo or full band sound you’re after look no further than Wanaka Wedding Singer. Email Anna for a free quote for your wedding or event.

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Have a read of what some of Anna’s happy couples have to say.


Wow and more wows!
Anna recently played at our wedding Wanaka for a few hours during our very cosy reception. We had a small intimate wedding with just 2 family members as our guests, Anna was perfect for our special day, we gave flexibility with what Anna played and fully trusted her to play to the mood of the afternoon… we certainly were not disappointed… she was spot on. From the word go upon contacting Anna via email, she was responsive and enthusiastic in every way. I commissioned Anna to write a song for us as a couple and what a beautiful song she produced called “Peter Pan”. So fitting for us both and with such a stunning voice, she took our breath away when she performed it for us at our venue. Anna is a wonderful singer with an amazing voice and a friendly persona to match! She brought such a warmth to the occasion and I would highly recommend Anna for any occasion…without ANY hesitation at all. Thank you for adding some extra sparkle to our special day as the person you are and with your incredible singing.
– Lucy Taylor

Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You were amazing! From the rehearsal to the day and singing our wedding songs, we were absolutely stoked and everyone was blown away by your voice! You made everything perfect!
– Paul and Tarryn Sumner

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Anna, you were such a huge part of making our wedding day so memorable! Brad and I are forever grateful for not only having such a lovely voice serenade us during our private dinner, but also getting to spend time with a kind and graceful spirit to boot! It's a rare person who can spend just a few hours with a couple strangers and leave as friends. I should also mention that your albums have been on heavy rotation over here—we're in love with your music and are thrilled to have crossed paths! - Lehia Apana

Wanaka wedding singer performed at our wedding in Wanaka in April. They did a great job, and learnt new songs just for our ceremony! Very easy to work with, and very prompt responses to any enquiries we had. If you're looking for a wedding singer be sure to check them out. Thanks Anna - Paula Barlow

Anna Anna Anna... I had the pleasure of being a guest at Sarah and Cam's reception last night... boy oh boy did the guests love you. I was seated at a table with a group of young men (nice!) who literally sung your praises and couldn't get over that not only did you sing The Gambler but your rendition was "priceless"! Very very happy peeps out there xx Looking mighty fine on the job yesterday too girl. - Crimson Wedding Flowers

Anna, you were amazing When we heard you sing our song 'A Thousand years' for the first time it brought tears to both our eyes, it was beautiful. You blew us away with your voice, music and hospitality. Your friendly advice and knowledge of other local's skills were invaluable in achieving the ceremony we were after. With the beautiful views, weather holding out and all our family and friends present our day was perfect. We can't speak highly enough of you, Vicki and the Nook in helping us achieve that. If anyone is looking for a singer - Anna is awesome!!!!! Thank you again, -Megan & Donna

So lovely to see you and listen to you yesterday Anna! xx Your voice is nothing short of ethereal and so perfect yesterday as a calming counterbalance to that eternal wind!!- Tracey Morrow, Wedding design. Our wedding was all about family & Anna recognised that and made our night so special. We had a fantastic time! - Olivia and Glenn McBride

I was fortunate enough to be celebrant at a wedding in Wanaka where Anna performed. The guests all had a good cry for joy when the couple said 'I do' after which Anna launched into her song 'Coming Home'. It was so stunning that the guests were still bawling after that. It was a fantastic moment that made that wedding particularly memorable for me in my position. - Rosie Halligan, Celebrant.

We had Anna van Riel sing while we signed the registry on our wedding day. The song was written by Anna especially for our day and was an amazing gift that friends and family were able to share with us at an incredible moment in our lives. I remember it every time I hear our song and love the feeling of uniqueness it brings. - Elizabeth Murch

Wanaka Wedding Singer - Anna van Riel

Wanaka Wedding Singer

Choose from one of Anna’s specially created music packages in order to get the perfect feel and sound for your wedding day or event.

Solo, Anna performs with guitar and ukulele and weaves a collection of covers and original to create a warm, welcoming and heart-felt atmosphere for you and your guests. Her melodic and moving vocals bring the emotion and presence to your day.

WEDDINGS: When including the ceremony in your music package, you can feel confident with Anna’s experienced approach to wedding rehearsals to help you feel relaxed and sure-footed during your big moment.

Anna also offers the addition of accomplished pianist and vocalist David baker for lush harmonies and a full-bodied sound.

Packages can be adapted to suit your needs. Please email Anna to chat about what fits in with your vision.

Anna van Riel


Wedding rehearsal
Learning your three songs
PA System Provided


Wedding rehearsal
Learning your three songs
PA System Provided
Two hours easy-listening over canapés

Two’s Company

Duo performance
Wedding rehearsal
Learning your three songs
PA System Provided
Two hours easy-listening over canapés


Wedding rehearsal
Learning your three songs
Power-free PA System Provided
Additional music added as required

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thank you for your enquiry.







Corporate Singing Engagements

Whether it’s an important business event you’re hosting, dinner, a ball or your staff party, having the right music to fit your carefully cultivated atmosphere is key.

Anna offers music packages to suit your event needs. From warm and cruisy melodies that drift across the room from a solo voice and guitar, to 3-part harmonies embraced by strings and keys, accommodating your vision is the goal.

Providing quality sound equipment allows music to nestle in effectively, giving your guests the option to listen, chat or dance.

Feel free to email Anna to chat about your upcoming event.