Ultimate Lodge Wedding Package

It all began after Viv announced Rumesh and I as the winner of the Ultimate Lodge Wedding Package. Having a wedding in NZ was a dream for both of us since we planned to have our wedding in Sri Lanka. We thank everyone for making our day so beautiful and special!

The Lodge was an amazing venue. We are so glad that you were able to provide us the Sri Lankan menu that we wanted with your Sri Lankan Chef. Food was amazing and we had lots of positive comments from all our guests.

Ann and Rumesh


Great place to get away and enjoy romantic times, food is great and the hospitality is fantastic - also a great venue for something special.

Julie Lennon


This venue was amazing, and we had the best wedding day ever. The best part was being able to relax and not have to run around as we had the ceremony, photos, reception, and bridal suite all in one location. The guys also got ready at the Lodge in the morning meaning which made things even easier.

Everything was well organised and the night flowed smoothly, it was great having experienced hosts guiding and suggesting the itinerary for the day to us and then being able to take over responsibility for it so that guests were happy the entire time, as were we. Our ceremony was held on the balcony and the view over the inlet was just incredible, we have the most gorgeous photos.

We had the reception in the Harbour Vue room, which felt so lovely and warm and intimate on the day for our reception of 70 people. The food exceeded all expectations and we continue to receive compliments on it. We had a Tuesday wedding, but still had guests stay past midnight. The staff were relaxed and didn’t push us to leave but just quietly stopped serving drinks and let the night wind down naturally.

The availability of accommodation on site enabled some family and friends to stay with us and it was fantastic waking up in the morning and continuing to celebrate with those guests. Without hesitation we'd recommend this venue to anyone.

Lexian and Natalie Manuel


body wedding gemma2Thankyou so much for the most wonderful fairytale wedding!

It really was the best night of our lives, had great feedback from our guests who said it was the best wedding they have ever attended (which I am really pleased about). The food was amazing, the service was excellent. I could not complain about a thing, really was the most magical day/night we intend to come and stay every year for our anniversaries. Thankyou again!

Gemma, Chris and the Family


The perfect venue for a wedding or family celebration. And the hostess, Viv Gurrey, is lovely!

I've been to functions at a lot of venues around the world, from Europe to Asia to the Middle East. But few have the charm, warmth and traditional kiwi hospitality of the Lodge out at Pauatahanui Inlet. The perfect venue for a wedding or family celebration.

Paul Foster-Bell


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