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Dream Otago wedding packages for 2019

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"Brand NEW 'Dream wedding packages' available. Contact Adele now by filling out the contact form, to view the best option for you. Now only 13 7 available." - Adele

Why Choose RiverRidge Weddings? Watch the Video!

RiverRidge Weddings are proud to be leading the Weddings Venue Industry on both exceptional Quality and outstanding Value for Money. In addition to this, take a look at the other reasons why RiverRidge Weddings are NZ’s premier provider of Dream Weddings

Unique X Factor Points

7 reasons why you should get married with RiverRidge Weddings at the RiverRidge Retreat Venue

  1. An amazing Personalised Wedding Package Deal! - Have your dream wedding the exact way you have always dreamed it to be - to yours and your fiancée’s wants! After chatting with you, we will present you with a 100% individualised ‘dream wedding’ package, that matches your precise wants.
  2. Yours and Your Guests Ultra Memorable Wedding Story! You have the option of the celebration being about the two of you for three whole days (why invest so many resources for it to be all finished after just a few hours?) AND your guests are treated to a pristine venue, for three days, where they receive exceptional value - imagine what they will think!
    (n.b: There are one, two and three day options plus Elopement options)
  3. Easy, Simple and Fun For You! After all, it’s your celebration, so the build up also needs to be easy, fun and stress free. The most trusted professionals have all come together to take the pressure off your shoulders. Your guarantee is our reputation!
  4. All In One Venue! Your dream wedding Ceremony, Reception, Accommodation (sleep up to 80) and activities are all at the one location. This enables the day to flow seamlessly for you and your guests. Have everything organised: catering, photos, make up, decorations, invitations, hair - if you like.
  5. Beautiful! 15 acres of pristine grounds; numerous magical ceremony sites; a new elegant Reception centre; all in the heart of the stunning Catlin’s. Have your dream wedding at one of NZ's only unspoiled and untouched areas remaining.
  6. Flexible payment options..
  7. Have your very own RiverRidge Dream wedding formula, individualised to you. RiverRidge weddings can guarantee you will be 110% (+) ‘overjoyed’ with your wedding, and with the EASY process involved in the time leading up to your Special day(s). Take a look at the 9 steps that together (you and the RiverRidge team) will pass through to achieve your ultimate RESULT – Your DREAM WEDDING! RiverRidge Dream wedding formula RiverRidge Dream wedding formula.
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Premier New Zealand Wedding Venue with RiverRidge Weddings

RiverRidge Weddings are held at RiverRidge Retreat, a venue in the stunning Catlins located in the South Island of New Zealand.

We are a true destination wedding venue with a wide range of accommodation at the venue and many beautiful locations nearby including the waterfalls, long sandy beaches, rainforests and many other natural wonders.

We are the Southern Most Retreat in the World!

Riverridge Retreat wedding venue south island of NZ

Our venue is ideal for anyone in New Zealand, with their friends and family wanting to have a very special wedding in Nature's Paradise!

Watch the video below to see our venue and catlins, perfect for your wedding!

Gary and Adele Dawkins, who bought the Retreat after getting married here, will take care of your every need to help you have the wedding of your dreams.

Adele and Gary's weddingAdele and Gary's wedding at the Retreat

Adele is also a wedding planner who has planned over a 100 successful weddings and can help you plan your wedding, with you, while you are anywhere in New Zealand or overseas in any country from America to the UK, so that everything is taken care off when you have your wedding at RiverRidge Retreat here in New Zealand.

Why is the Catlins Region the Best Choice for Your Wedding?

The Catlins is located in South Otago in the southern part of the South Island of New Zealand. It is well known for its stunning natural beauty including majestic coastal cliffs, waterfalls, coves, sandy bays, white beaches, rainforests and rivers.

This makes the Catlins an ideal place for your destination wedding as you can include many of these natural wonders in your weddings photos and make a vacation of your wedding if you so wish.

The Catlins is really a hidden gem full of unspoilt nature.

What activities can you enjoy here?

The activities include, at the Southern Most Retreat In The World;

  1. Scenic Water Falls Tour
  2. The Rare Yellow Eyed Penguin and Sea Lion Tour
  3. Catlins Tour by Horse Back
  4. Beautiful Catlins Rainforest Kayaking Tour
  5. The Majestic Cathedral Caves Tour
  6. Scenic Catlins Mountain Bike Tour
  7. Beautician treatments and therapeutic massages


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We absolutely loved our wedding down there, it was perfect.

It really felt like it was about us. We had the whole venue to ourselves for the whole weekend.

The guests are still talking about what an amazing day it was!

Renae from Otago

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