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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

RiverRidge Winter Weddings

7 reasons why you should get married in the Winter with RiverRidge Weddings...

  1. An Amazing Winter Wedding Package Deal! Prices have been slashed (on almost everything you will need) to make this a ‘real’ Winter wedding special.
    For example, you and your guests will receive three days/ two nights stay for the price of one. Pricing on Photography, Florists, Hair and make up etc have all been slashed!

  2. Yours and Your Guests Ultra Memorable Winter Wedding Story! The celebration is 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 for money’- imagine what they will think!
    (You may prefer to choose a one day, or two day Winter wedding, and/or a Winter Elopement wedding)

  3. Easy, Simple and Fun For You. This Winter wedding package has been carefully designed to make the process easy for you – after all, its 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.

  4. Stand Out From the Crowd! Your wedding at RiverRidge Retreat is personalised 100% to your exact wants. Take this uniqueness to another level by combining it with a Winter theme.

  5. All In One – Your ceremony, your reception, yours and your guest’s accommodation and activities are all at the one location. This enables the day to flow seamlessly for you and your guests.

  6. Beautiful! 15 acres of pristine grounds; numerous magical ceremony sites; a new elegant Reception centre; all in the heart of the stunning Catlin’s that shows its full beauty in the winter months. It is throughout these months that its many renowned waterfalls come to life.

  7. RiverRidge Weddings will ensure you experience the wedding of your dreams (and more!). RiverRidge Weddings guarantees you will be 110%(+) satisfied.
    Take a look at the RiverRidge Your Dream Wedding Formula that shows the stages we (Bride and Groom and RiverRidge Weddings) follow, to attain your ultimate result - YOUR DREAM WEDDING!

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Welcome to RiverRidge Weddings

RiverRidge Weddings are held at RiverRidge Retreat in Nature's Paradise.

The RiverRidge Retreat is regarded as New Zealand's premier 'destination' wedding venue. The retreat is the Southern most retreat in the world, located in an idyllic setting in the heart of the Catlins.

Nestled beside the Catlins River and beneath gorgeous native bush ridges, the Retreat is positioned on 15 acres of beautifully groomed grounds with its majestic outlook and peaceful surrounds, it is simply a slice of paradise.

RiverRidge Retreat - The Southern Most Retreat In The World!

This major draw-card brings couples from all over the world, to RiverRidge Retreat for their special day. It is a very popular 'destination' wedding venue for overseas couples, NZ couples, both in the North and South Island of New Zealand.

The Catlins is a major highlight (a hidden gem) on the East Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. The Catlins is on an area of great contrasts and natural beauty with an abundance of extraordinary wildlife.

From magnificent coastal cliffs and headlands, long white beaches, caves and sandy bays to beautiful native rain forests, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, hidden lakes, and rolling green pastures. The Catlins is a fascinating unspoilt rugged place off the beaten track, with so much to see and do.


Adele Dawkins – Recognised As New Zealand's Most Trusted Wedding Planner Talks About Her Planning Service and The RiverRidge Retreat Wedding Venue!

Adele and Gary winter wedding at RiverRidge Retreat in New Zealand

Hi there, my name is Adele and I look after all of the RiverRidge Weddings.

I have one major focus – and this is to do all I can to help you experience the wedding you have always dreamed of.

I can help you with as much or as little of your wedding preparation as you choose. You can find out a lot more about me on our wedding planning page.

I would love to meet with you.

100% NO RISK GUARANTEE! To make your decision even easier, Adele has come up with a guarantee for you that takes away any of the unforeseen events that may pop up.

This guarantee is truly AMAZING and Adele guarantees it will take away any wedding planning stress. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call Adele NOW (0800 777 387) to find out what this guarantee is – you will be 'blown away'!

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Remember, our prices have been slashed for winter weddings. We still have spots available but they are selling fast. Contact us now to ensure your place for your dream wedding!

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If you have problems using the form below, please email us at adeleandgary@riverridgeretreat.co.nz

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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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How To Find RiverRidge Retreat – Natures Paradise…

Getting here is easy! We are far enough to get away from it all, but not too far to get here!...

Drive 10kms south of Owaka on the Papatowai Highway.
Look for the Catlins River Walk sign, turn at the Catlins River Walk sign and drive 3.5 km to us.

You know you are getting close as you drive on the gravel road with the beautiful Catlins River on your right, birds, wildlife, sheep and cattle surround you at differing times of the year.

Look for the Catlins River Walk sign, turn at the Catlins River Walk sign and drive 3.5 km to us.

When you come from the south you are treated to a panoramic view of the Houipapa and Tawanui Valleys in the Catlins. After winding down what is known as Gibbs hill, the sign you are looking for is within a kilometre from the bottom of the hill.

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