Feedback from Satisfied Venue Clients

Feedback from Satisfied Venue Clients

To the fabulous team at The Venue,

Liam and I would like to say a massive thank you for everything that you and your team did for our wedding on the 9th of Jan. You made our wedding day perfect, and stress free! You were fantastic to work with, always had fantastic ideas and put our minds at ease if anything cropped up that we hadn’t though of. You have great communication and were very accommodating for us. The day went off without a hitch, the food was divine, your team was easy to work with and ran our reception like clockwork. We had the best day ever and can’t thank you enough for everything that you did for us.
Aleisha and Liam Coltman
Jan 9, 2016


​​Thank you all so much for making our wedding day last Saturday everything we could have imagined. Nothing was to much of an ask and anything we needed was sorted out without us even knowing! We felt in safe hands throughout the planning process and we are getting endless positive feedback about the food. We would happily recommend you to anyone looking to have their wedding in Wanaka.

Thanks again
Katie and Dan
Feb 7, 2015


We were (and still are) so incredibly impressed and pleased with all your service and help with our wedding, you did amazing! The service was impeccable, and the food was amazing! Thanks so much, you do a great job! Made a lovely day so flawless!

Hannah and Mark Sadlier
Oct 18, 2014


Thank you so so much for all your help planning and executing our wedding! Everything on the day was perfect, the garden room was even nicer than we had pictured and the food was amazing! All our friends and family commented on what a beautiful setting it was and we all ate until we couldn’t eat any more!

We really appreciated you being so organized and so easy to work with as we planned everything from a distance. We couldn’t have imagined it being so easy to plan with so little stress on our part, but somehow it was!

We would definitely recommend anyone planning a wedding in Wanaka to get in touch with you as a first port of call! Thank you again for everything,

Rachael & Anna Kunz
May 24, 2014


I just wanted to touch base and say a hugh thank you from Alex and I for everything you did for Anna’s wedding.

It was amazing and totally stress free thanks to all your planning and wonderful staff. We can’t thank you enough and will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for an amazing venue. Once again thank you to you and your staff.

Alex and Raewyn Fallow
May 16, 2014


Just want to say a very big thank you for making Anna & Aaron’s wedding such a special day. Yourself and your team are absolutely wonderful and your caring, helpful and relaxed manner made everything so easy for us. Nothing was ever a bother and you made it all run so very smoothly. The food was fantastic.

You have an amazing place and we have only happy memories of the day. Once again thank you so much for helping Anna & Aaron with their decisions and creating a wonderful ambiance. It is certainly a day we will never forget!!

Lynley & Maurice Chave
April 11 , 2014


Thank you so much to the team at ‘The Venue’. You made our wedding day perfect and everything we wanted. The Venue was ideal, the catering was divine, your service and hospitality was outstanding. You were all great to work alongside, communicate and get along with. There are so many decisions to be made when planning a wedding. However, you made this so much easier, fun and removed the stress of wedding preparation. I can’t thank you enough for allowing us to have our Wedding reception and the celebration day after at ‘The Venue’. This worked so well and everything was so smooth and relaxed. We had the best day ever! Thank you for everything and for being apart of our special day.

Abby and Dion Bates
April 4, 2014


Not much else to add other than to say a BIG thank you to you, and all your staff for the awesome day we had. We’ve had so many good comments from our friends and family about the awesome layout of the building, fantastic food and great service that everyone received. I’ll send some photo’s through when we get them back from Alpine Images. It was such a great day and you guys were so easy to deal with.

Sonya and Kieran
January 18, 2014


Also want to say a HUGE Thank you for all your help leading up to the day, during and afterwards – it was incredible the amount of people who attended Friday & Saturday that were so impressed with your staff/food and overall venue.  Me and Luke will certainly be passing on to people about your place how impressive it is.  You made my day a lot easier for me and it helped calm the nerves on the day.

Nic & Luke
December 17, 2013


Hi to the wonderful ‘Venue’ team,

Chris and me just want to say another huge thank you for the 21st of December. We had an amazing day thanks to all the behind the scene work that your team was busy doing. The service was exceptional, the food was amazing and everything about the place had such a loving, fun and comfortable vibe to it.

Thank you – we definately will be recommending this place to family and friends in the future.

Jenna and Chris
December 21 , 2013


From the first day of viewing The Venue we fell in love with it and its numerous spaces. The Venue team were amazing to deal with and never pushy. I live out of town so it was great to get email answers my many questions. I have had numerous guests comment about the exceptional service and food on the day and that their professionalism did not fade as the day wore on. I would recommend The Venue and its staff to anyone, in fact guests that attended our wedding have now booked to have their wedding there next year!

Moira and Kevin
November 23 , 2013


Thanks so much for making our special day perfect! We were lucky and had fantastic weather but it was the beautiful venue, amazing surroundings, excellent food and fantastic staff which made the day one in a million!! Thank you for a great start to our happy ever after

Jeremy and Sharon Drake
November 16 , 2013


Right from the beginning The Venue staff made us feel completely at ease and comfortable with the arrangements being made for our wedding.

After an initial meeting we quickly decided on 90% of the day’s arrangements including getting our post-ceremony picnic basket personally delivered, special food for the kids, and the beverage requirements for our Ruby Island ceremony. The Venue itself was great as we could create 3 mini-events in the evening: Cocktail Hour, Dinner and After Party in 3 separate areas.

The Venue staff made sure everything ran smoothly – the food was exceptional and most importantly our guests had a fantastic evening. Thanks for having us and our family and friends on such a special day

Kristy & Dan
November 1 , 2013


Our wedding day could not have been more perfect – The Venue was simply stunning, with an amazing garden backdrop (cherry blossoms and all) and fantastic spaces for our ceremony, the canapés, pre-dinner dancing in the courtyard and the reception. The organisation was flawless and we were so impressed with all the special touches, including a picnic to take on the helicopter photo shoot, saving us some Bluff oysters from the cocktail hour and the special dispenser for our home made punch.

The food was simply divine, impressing even the fussy contingent of French guests. Thanks for all your efforts to make our day simply magic!!

Robin and Rebecca Watson
August 23 , 2013


Apologies for the delay in writing this email but I wanted to say a huge thanks to you and all the staff at The Venue. Our day could not have been more perfect! Our guests have all raved about what a fantastic time they had and how great the food was.

Thanks also for being so accommodating and allowing us to make The Venue our own for the day. All your work behind the scenes in the lead up and on the day did not go unnoticed and certainly contributed to the perfect day it was. Thanks again.

Hannah and Andrew
Febuary 11 , 2013


Karen and I had a wonderful day at The Venue.

The Venue team were very resourceful, knowledgeable and extremely helpful leading up to the day and any last minute preparations to make our Wedding successful was no problem.

After the Wedding, our guests could not stop talking to us about how great the Food, Service and Entertainment was. It was fantastic that we could have our Wedding service, Reception and Dancing in three different areas of The Venue.

The Venue team were very professional and dedicated. Their local knowledge is second to none.

We highly recommend The Venue to anybody who is considering a Wedding in Central Otago.”

Thanks again for allowing us to have our Wedding at The Venue.

Paul and Karen Heslin
November 17, 2012


Nic and I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding day so amazing.  Everything went really smoothly, especially with the flexibility and communication you all showed throughout the day as we went from ceremony to dinner to dancing!

So many guests have since commented on the food and general space/options that the venue itself provides.  Everybody just had so much fun!

We are so glad that our friends have since booked your venue for their wedding in the future.

Danielle & Nic Fraser (nee Maxwell)
October 20 , 2012


Thank you so much for all your help and assistance to make our wedding so personal and fun for all to enjoy. We had such a gorgeous day and even though the weather was a bit iffy, the spaces you had created meant it didn’t matter in the slightest. Everyone has raved about the food and how ‘us’ our wedding was.

Thanks again for making it so easy to enjoy.

Anneliese & Mike Doig
September 14, 2012


To “The Venue Team”,

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to ensure our wedding day was everything we hoped for (and more). The attention to detail and personal touches really were incredible. Our guests have not stopped raving about the service, the food and the genuine hospitality they received.

A million times . . . THANK YOU!

Mr Daniel and Mrs Kylie McIntosh
July 7th, 2012


Firstly thank you so much for an unforgettable vow renewal! From the venue itself to the food and service nothing could be faulted. We want to thank you all so very much for making our evening so magical, out of 10 you guys get 11! Our guests are still raving about the whole evening so thank you very much.

Thanks again and by the sounds of it we will be back again at some stage as many of our friends made comment they to want to use your venue.

Thank you and take care,

Tash & Lachie
August 25 , 2012


Our wedding day was perfect in every way, largely due to the two of you.

The Venue looked absolutely stunning and your attention to detail and all your help in the planning process really showed on the day. Almost all of our guests on the day, and since then, raved about The Venue and how seamless the day seemed to run.

I work in the events industry and in all my time I have not met a more professional, yet personal team and we will never forget the warmth and effort put in to our big day. The stunning location, amazing food and amazing team far exceeded expectations and I will tell the world to have their wedding day at The Venue.

Thank you again for everything!!

Bree and Mat Reynen
March 30 , 2012


WOW!!! A huge thank you to you both for making our day PERFECT!!It was everything Dan and I wished for and more…. and a lot of this was down to you and your fantastic team!

You guys are true professionals and absolutely amazing at what you do. You were so accommodating with our requests and helpful in the planning process!! The venue looked amazing on the day and was exactly what i wanted! So many guests have commented on what a gorgeous venue it was and on how FABULOUS the food was and we couldn’t agree more.

All the food from the canapés to the late night bacon butties were cooked to perfection and tasted delicious! A personal fav was the bacon wrapped scallops….YUMMY!!! Your attention to detail was so appreciated and the little things you thought of like having food on the head table for the kids was excellent. Your staff were all great, so friendly, and accommodating at the venue and also out at the ceremony at Glenhdu Bay station.

We will be recommending you to everyone we know!! Thank you for making our day fantastic.

Minty & Rob
Jan 10 , 2012


I would like to say a big thank you soo very very much for playing a huge part in our special day! You made it go so smoothly and we received many comments from the guests to say it was a beautiful venue and delicious meal! Rob and I particularly enjoyed the main ( probably due to being starving!) We loved your professionalism and the care and time you took to please us, which you did, so thanks again.

Kim and Dan Joblin
Jan 5 , 2012