Otago Social Events Venue

NZ’s Premier Social Events Venue

Your Social Event in Nature's Paradise

RiverRidge Social events and retreats are held at the RiverRidge Retreat venue in Nature’s Paradise.

The venue sits on 15 acres of immaculately groomed grounds and is located in an idyllic setting in the very heart of the Catlins, Otago.

The RiverRidge venue is the southern most retreat in the world and with this comes natures paradise – gorgeous native bush ridges, an abundance of native bird life, magnificent coastal cliffs and headlands, long white beaches, caves and sandy bays, beautiful native rain forests, waterfalls, rivers, hidden lakes and rolling green pastures.

An ideal venue to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and host your social event or retreat. At RiverRidge Retreat you have exclusive use of the venue for the duration you choose.

This includes exclusive use of;


Eco styled accommodation cabins to sleep up to 80 people.


A modern purpose built function centre that blends in with the natural environment and seats 130 people.



A full commercial kitchen.



15 acres of grounds for different types of activities.

The Catlin’s is a major highlight (a hidden gem) on the East coast of the south island, New Zealand. The Catlins is an area of great contrasts and natural beauty with an abundance of extraordinary wildlife – one of New Zealand’s remaining untouched pieces of paradise.

Purakanui Falls
Cathedral Caves
Seals in The Catlins
Surat Bay
Another Beach in The Catlins
Purakanui Bay
McLean Falls
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