'ALL IN ONE' Destination Wedding Venue in Nature's Paradise
Experience the wedding of your dreams
RiverRidge Retreat is one of New Zealand's few 'real' destination wedding venues. Come to this majestic retreat with family and friends and experience a destination wedding in nature's paradise. We are located in the beautiful Catlins, South Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand.
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A - Ceremony
Amazing options to choose from surrounded by nature. For example rivers, native bush, birds, green fields and rolling farm land, lakes, sandy white beaches, waterfalls, rustic charm, seal life, bush life, flower gardens, and native gardens.
B - Reception
The RiverRidge Retreat reception centre was built to blend in with the native bush environment and the large windows and folding doors open up to this wonderful view. The centre itself includes a large seating dining area, with wooden dining tables and chairs, dance floor, fully equipped commercial kitchen and bar area, and a large covered deck to cool off on during the summer.
C - Accommodation and Venue
The RiverRidge Retreat venue can sleep up to 80 guests in quality accommodation. We can help to organise additional accommodation for more guests, in nearby quality facilities.
D - Wedding Planning
Choose from three levels of wedding planning with New Zealand's most trusted wedding planner – Adele Dawkins
E - Catering
Delicious menu choices from RiverRidge Weddings own highly experienced chefs. Alternatively bring your own caterers. Pre-booked meals are available on the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning, and Sunday lunch.
F - Alcohol and Beverages
Different arrangements can be made to suit you. BYO is an option.
G - Wedding Party and Guest Activity Options
The activities include, at the Southern Most Retreat In The World;
- Scenic Water Falls Tour
- The Rare Yellow Eyed Penguin and Sea Lion Tour
- Catlins Tour by Horse Back
- Beautiful Catlins Rainforest Kayaking Tour
- The Majestic Cathedral Caves Tour
- Scenic Catlins Mountain Bike Tour
- Beautician treatments and therapeutic massages
- And more...
H - The Stunning Catlins and All Its Majestic Attractions
The Catlins is renowned for its variety of beauty – from the rugged Catlins coastline to hidden waterfalls. From native bush bird life, to sea-lions basking in the sun on sandy white beaches.
I - Transport
Transport from the airport to RiverRidge Retreat and transport from RiverRidge Retreat to the airport. Transport is also available from the retreat to other accommodation facilities.
J - Amazing Photo Opportunities
Sandy white beaches, native bush canopies, spectacular waterfalls, rustic charm, rugged coastline, green fields – you name it – we have it here in the Catlins!