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RiverRidge Retreat

Otago Wedding Venue

Located on beautifully groomed grounds beside the Catlins river, the RiverRidge Retreat resonates peace and tranquillity.

Nestled beside the Catlins river and beneath gorgeous native bush ridges, the retreat is positioned on 15 acres of beautifully groomed grounds with its majestic outlook and peaceful surrounds, it is simply a slice of paradise, and no neighbours for miles!
With the venue able to sit 130 guests in its modern purpose built Function centre; sleep 80 guests in its Eco friendly accommodation units and Glamping tents and have 15 acres of pristine grounds, it really is an All in One venue.

‘Custom – made Romance’

The team at RiverRidge Weddings do things differently, so that authenticity, transparency, personalisation, and trust are at the forefront, ensuring both of you receive the wedding of your dreams

This is why….

– RiverRidge Weddings are ‘one stop shop weddings ’making the process Easy, Personal, Fun and Stress free for the both of you

– River Ridge Weddings provide your Ceremony, Reception and Accommodation all on site for you and your guests

– RiverRidge Wedding packages enable you and your guests to stay together, onsite, for one to four days of celebrations, creating lifelong meaningful memorable stories for all

– RiverRidge Weddings provide professional wedding coordinating you can trust

– RiverRidge Weddings provide cuisine that delights your guests, and BYO alcohol should you choose

– RiverRidge Weddings recommend only the best Florists, Photographers, Hair and Makeup stylists, Celebrants, Bands, Videographers.

– RiverRidge weddings has a ‘Dream wedding’ formula that outlines your personal journey from start to finish, thus giving you full confidence in the process

– RiverRidge weddings has payment plan options

– RiverRidge has a range of included activities for you and your guests for the duration of your stay

• Wedding Coordinating

At RiverRidge Retreat, our dedicated wedding planning team is passionate about making your wedding a stress free, exciting and enjoyable experience. We capture your vision and embrace your individuality and style, and our approach to wedding coordinating is carefully crafted, with each couple receiving a highly personalised experience.

Our extensive experience within the wedding industry, and our extensive network of contacts across Otago and Southland, enables us to provide an exceptional and unparalleled creation that is a true reflection of you.

RiverRidge Weddings Professional Wedding Coordinating service is included in your tailor made wedding package. This service begins immediately, so that you can be rest assured your journey is stress free, easy and just as you imagined – exciting!

At RiverRidge Weddings we get to know your precise desires and design a purely tailor made package that ensures for the wedding of your dreams.

We offer a range of components that can be included in your personally designed package to create the bespoke wedding of your dreams. Our trusted and professional wedding coordinating service helps you plan every detail to perfection, so that your wedding is a complete reflection of the two of you.

It is for this reason that it is only possible to provide an exact price once your tailor designed package has been carefully compiled.


348 Catlins Valley Road, RD2, Owaka, Otago