Your Dream Otago Wedding Venue in The Catlins

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RiverRidge Retreat - Your Wedding in Nature's Paradise

Our wedding venue is located in an idyllic setting beside the Catlins River in South Otago, the RiverRidge Retreat is simply a slice of paradise for YOUR special day.

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Nestled beside the Catlins River and beneath gorgeous native bush ridges on 15 acres of beautifully groomed grounds makes for the perfect setting for YOUR wedding. This venue resonates peace and tranquility.

With its beautiful outlook and peaceful surrounds, it is simply a slice of paradise.

The new reception centre can seat up to 130 guests. The quality accommodation units  sleep up to 60 guests.

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.

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Here are 7 Reasons Why You Need To Get Married At RiverRidge Retreat – Nature’s Paradise..

    1. Offering you $4,017 worth of FREE services on your special WEEKEND
      It’s your Wedding and it should be the most memorable weekend ever! We want to help make this come true for you. We (Adele & Gary) want you to be as relaxed and excited as you can be. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call Gary and Adele NOW to find out what these amazing FREE services are.

      Please Note: We can only offer these Amazing FREE ‘extras’ to the next 3 wedding bookings.
      Wedding at The Retreat

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  1. 100% NO RISK GUARANTEE! To make your decision even easier, Gary and Adele have 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 Gary and Adele guarantee it will take away any wedding planning stress. Email or Call Gary and Adele NOW to find out what this guarantee is – you will be ‘blown away’!
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  2. Celebrate all night long! No closing time at RiverRidge Retreat – Nature’s Paradise. Hurry though, as RiverRidge Retreat is booking up fast for their 2015 and 2016 weddings.

  3. All in one - exclusive to you & your guests - ceremony, reception, photos, quality accommodation and the entire 15 acres of paradise - have all your guests stay at the same venue as your ceremony and reception.
    Guest posing at their wedding
  4. A 100% individualised wedding package for YOU - bring your own caterers, hairdresser, photographer, beautician, alcohol, or have us organise it all for you - right down to the decorations. Gary and Adele can organise for the best professionals in their field to look after you and your guests on such an important day.
  5. 100% individualised payment options to suit YOU - Gary and Adele are extremely flexible with payment plans and will always work out the best arrangement for you.
    Wedding couple outside view
  6. Wedding Dress! - Are you concerned about fitting into it? Don’t worry - Gary will give you up to 7 months of half price health & fitness programmes plus personal training. Gary is regarded as Dunedin’s leading health & fitness professional. Hurry though, as RiverRidge Retreat is booking up fast for their 2015 and 2016 weddings.

Bride and Bridesmaids! – You can get additional amazing services such as massages, pedicures and facials, on the day prior to your wedding.

Groom, Groomsmen and best man! – You can partake in activities such as clay target shooting, on the day prior (many activities to choose from).

There are 5 other AMAZING reasons why you need to get married at RiverRidge Retreat – Nature’s ParadiseSo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Gary and Adele NOW to find out what these are. Hurry as 2015 and 2016 bookings are filling up fast.

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We had a really good time here.

The food was great, the outlook was great and the place I stayed overnight, at the lodge was fantastic!

Dave Cull, the Mayor of Dunedin

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!...

FROM THE NORTH
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.

FROM THE SOUTH
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.