Our long-overdue, intimate wedding at Edgewater on 21 May 2016 was a huge success! Marrying in our 70s, after 28 years together, we recognised that events need thorough planning if they are to succeed. Edgewater was chosen for our special occasion for its magical location and the promise of efficient event management.Elizabeth & Nicholas - May 2016
Sarah and Amy were sensitive to our every wish throughout the planning stages. On the day, Gaynor excelled in the professional way she led her team and ensured everyone was immaculately cared for.
We will never forget this Wanaka day in our lives – the service from the bar, the politeness of the waiters, the warmth from the fire, the view over the Lake, and the light-filled atmosphere of the Pavilion.
There our family and friends could celebrate in a community of love and sharing. Beautiful dresses, suits and flowers, honourable speeches and story-telling, fine food and wine, music and dancing, may easily disperse without a magical setting to hold it all together. Edgewater by Lake Wanaka gave us that. Now, we all go on, holding memories that will never die. Thank you! It will be nice to be back for our first anniversary in 2017!
Thank you so very much for such an incredible day you provided for our wedding.Brad & Laura - April 2016
From the start, Sarah you were so easy and great to work with. Nothing seemed to be an issue and you worked with us with everything from the get go. You are a real credit to Edgewater and we are very thankful for your help. It was stress less with you at the helm!
Gaynor, you are so bubbly and passionate about weddings and you were such fun to work with. All of our guests commented on how lovely and lively you were on the day. Thank you for ensuring our day was as perfect as it was. From showing us were to stand and when to dance, you really were awesome.
The venue. Well I think the pictures speak for themselves! It was just perfect!! We were lucky to get a beautiful, sunny autumn day and to be right on the lake for our ceremony was incredible. Nowhere else in Wanaka (perhaps even NZ) provides such breath taking scenery and can get you so close to the lake. Having the heli-pad right at your doorstep was just perfect! And that's just the outside. Inside your pavilion was equally as impressive. The windows that surround the pavilion let us feel like we were still right on that lake. And with allowing us creative space to decor it accordingly, we and our guests, were blown away by its beauty. Having a large wedding wasn't a problem either! Our 155 guests fit perfectly and it never once felt crowded or small.
The food! The food was just amazing!!! There was so much to choose from and enough options to cater for any dietary requirements. From the canapés to the dessert, your chefs did an incredible job. Thank you!!! Your wait staff were wonderful and very attentive!! No one went thirsty or hungry!!
We hope that you enjoy the pictures and trust we will recommend you to any couple thinking of having their special day in Wanaka. Being able to have the ceremony and reception at the one place was so great and easy! And having the guest accommodation was so helpful and many commented on how lovely they found the complex. I think I have some more pics of the venue which I can send soon!
Thank you so very much again. You were all truly wonderful.
Please pass our thanks on to all the staff involved, Sarah, Amy, Christopher, Gaynor, Toby, the maintenance team, the serving staff and of course the kitchen crew that provided such fantastic meals.Dave & Ros - February 2016
It was due to the team work of all Edgewater staff that made our daughter’s wedding a truly memorable occasion.
Knowing that a professional and experienced team was on hand to assist and advise throughout the whole process including the actual day made the decision to choose the Edgewater the right one for us.
Knowing the event was in such capable hands we were free to enjoy our daughter’s wedding day.
My husband and I were married at Edgewater in Wanaka in September, from the very beginning Sarah and her team were absolute professionals.Michelle and Chris - September 2015
We had a smaller 'intimate' style wedding and our every need was met and exceeded by this great bunch of people. During the planning stage all our queries were responded to in a prompt and helpful manner, this was especially important as we were planning from a distance and relied on the staff to assist us.
Once all the plans were finalised our vision was brought to life by this talented team with very little input from us - leaving us time to prepare ourselves! It must be said that the venue was beautiful, the grounds well-kept and the pavilion looked amazing! Our guests were well looked after and the food was delicious!
I would encourage any couples looking for that special place to consider Edgewater, it would be hard to beat.
Edgewater was the perfect venue for us. The location is gorgeous, one of the very few where it is possible to walk to the lake shore and feel surrounded by the magical mountains.Paul and Kane - August 2015
All staff were devoted to making us feel at home, attending to every detail with utmost care. If there is a way to accommodate a request, Edgewater will deliver it.
The food was also marvellous, including a few southern specialities. We would wholeheartedly recommend Edgewater to our friends, family and colleagues; you are most definitely in good hands!
Thank you so much Sarah for everything you and Gaynor did leading up and on the day of our wedding! We had a splendid day – it’s all really sunk in now and we can look back on what was a perfect day!Rebecca and Ferg - April 2015
Everything was planned perfectly and the food was beautiful. We have had so many comments. Both you and Gaynor are a fantastic team.
What an amazing day we had at Edgewater it is such a stunning venue and the staff were excellent. Sarah was very good at communicating throughout the process from booking the venue to how the reception would run.Helen and William - February 2015
Edgewater were first-class at accommodating 144 guests at the reception this was no trouble at all.
A lot of my guests commented on the beautiful selection of food from the buffet especially the smoked salmon compliments to the chef. Gaynor was excellent very professional and thought of every detail so the reception would run smoothly nothing was an issue for her to organise.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day at Edgewater they should be proud of such a helpful and diligent team there. I would highly recommend Edgewater for any event we had an absolute blast thank you.
We were so grateful for the care that the friendly team at Edgewater put into our special day. We were supported and guided right from the beginning, their professionalism, experience, local knowledge and connections made planning a wedding from overseas easy and stress-free.Ricky and Anna - January 2015
The location is stunning, marrying on the lakes edge was exactly what we wanted with Wanaka's beautiful lake and mountains forming our ceremony backdrop. The beautiful location meant that we could do our wedding photos on site, meaning we could spend more time with our guests.
After our ceremony we had our reception at Edgewater's Pavilion, with expansive glass opening out onto the lawns and towards the lake, our guests played golf and danced on the lawn till midnight!!
We loved that all our guests could stay on site at Edgewater, many extending their stay after they arrived! It meant we could spend more quality time with our friends and family both before and after the wedding, which took the pressure off the big day. What's more it allowed the wedding party time to get to enjoy each other's company with many new friendships forming. During the wedding guests could go back to their rooms whenever they pleased, no taxi's or arranging transport required!
We would thoroughly recommend Edgewater as a wedding venue. Edgewater's dedicated team and the facilities on offer combined with Wanaka's stunning views make it a very special place to be married.
As we were arranging our special day from overseas, it was important for us to pick a location and venue that offered the full package. Edgewater delivered on this and more. Sarah made the planning process so easy and was always responsive. Gaynor was a star in the lead up and on the day itself, so many of our guests commented on how fabulous she was.Charlie and Jess - October 2014
We are truly thankful to Sarah, Gaynor and the team at Edgewater for all your assistance in making our big day so smooth. Everyone has said how amazing the venue was, the setup, the service, the food, the cheese cake, the accommodation and everything else. Put simply, everything was exceptional. We don't have any other comments, our experience was wonderful.
Thank you so much for all your help in planning our wedding. We had an amazing day and were blown away by how things just seemed to fall into place. One of the main reasons we picked Edgewater was because we wanted a beautiful, lakeside location where all the hard stuff would be taken care of for us.Cathryn and Paul - February 2014
We loved that the ceremony and reception spaces were both naturally beautiful and needed minimal decoration. It was also great having everything, including accommodation, in one place so that our guests didn't have to worry about a thing once they arrived.
And it was a definite bonus not having organise hire items or clean up the following day!
The staff were wonderful, and it was great having Gaynor there with me for moral support just before I walked down the aisle.
OMG we had the most amazing wedding day it was literally PERFECT. Thank you so very very much to your whole team at Edgewater. Your organisation and event co-ordination prior to our day and on the day was just so detailed and organised.Kate and Scott Cameron - February 2014
We viewed a lot of venues and the minute we stepped into Edgewater that was it. The amazing staff, the back drop for our ceremony to the Pavilion having the lake back drop was us to a tee.
The whole day ran so smoothly you had so many staff to accommodate all of our guest and every single person just raved about you all at the barbecue the next day. And the fact that every single room in the hotel has a view of the lake was the icing on the cake :) 80% of our guest stayed at Edgewater and just loved it. We just want to thank you all so very much and would love you to pass this on to everyone in your staff.
Again thank you so very much Sarah, you were so easy to deal with and so organised I wouldn't change one thing.
Thanks so much once again.
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Edgewater and I really appreciate all your help. The whole team were fantastic and made it all really special for us- I will highly recommend Edgewater as a wedding venue to everyone.Jemma and Mark - February 2014
You guys all do such an amazing job and the day wouldn't have been the same without all the help from you and the other staff! Especially the guy who packaged us up a dessert to take to our room for supper!Hollie and Chris - January 2014
I can't say thank you enough for all you and everyone at Edgewater did for us. The whole day was amazing and I never imagined it would go so well with so little stress for me on the day - you guys really have everything covered!
It was the best food I have EVER had at a wedding - this comment was shared by our guests (a lot of whom are very fussy eaters!) The mousse in particular was AMAZING! I'm not even meant to eat cream based things but I couldn't resist and will now be attempting to make my own.
Thanks again for all your help and we will be coming in for a meal next time we are up in Wanaka for sure!
We loved our wedding at Edgewater - all the staff were very friendly and helpful, which lead to a stress free time. We would recommend Edgewater to anyone getting married in Wanaka, it is beautiful and so much fun with great staff and facilities.Emma and Liam - November 2013
There are some gorgeous photos of this wedding on photographer Fredrik Larsson's blog site. Check it out now.Ami & Mark's Vintage Wedding - November 2013
Thank you for all you help with our wedding. We had done a little shopping round prior to getting to Edgewater but as soon as we met Hayley we knew that we’d found the right person to help us coordinate our big day.Anna and Jared - October 2013
From that moment nothing was a stress, Hayley’s band recommendation was spot on and we had an amazing day. We had 83 guests and after a little encouragement from Hayley we added on the clip on marquee which housed the band…. thanks for the gentle encouragement in leaning us toward that decision. The space we had was perfect for our numbers.
The staff did an awesome job, everyone was friendly, attentive and glasses were kept nice and full which made for a great party atmosphere. We would highly recommend the Edgewater venue to anyone looking for a top draw venue.
Once again I would just like to say that having our wedding at Edgewater and having your services - Hayley - was absolutely amazing.Belinda and Adam - July 2013
Adam and I chose this venue as it was somewhere we had stayed on a previous ski trip and it had special meaning to us. I'm glad we did as I am super happy with how everything panned out. Your service and help was invaluable, it made planning a wedding (from overseas) so much easier knowing that you were there to help me achieve exactly what i had pictured in my mind. I simply could not have achieved the final product without your amazing advice and help.
The communication from the time of booking and leading up to the wedding and even after the wedding was outstanding. No question was too much and you were happy to help with the planning of pre-wedding activities for guests in the days prior to the wedding. Your grounds are so beautiful and despite the weather we managed to get some amazing photos at the Edgewater.
Family and Friends are still commenting on how amazing Wanaka is, how amazing the Edgewater was and how fabulously friendly and helpful everyone was. The food was amazing, the customer service wonderful. I wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else in Wanaka you helped make our day truly memorable and special. So thank you so much. We really appreciate it and you will always hold a special place in our memories.
Thank you for being so fabulous and organised. It has been awesome working with you in planning our wedding. Your ideas and suggestions were invaluable and kept me sane.Belinda and Adam - July 2013
You’ve honestly made the process so much easier & it was very much appreciated. Love your work!
Edgewater provided us with an absolutely stunning venue for our wedding ceremony. Hayley, the wedding co-ordinator was very professional, easy to contact and only too happy to help with any detail to make the day run very smoothly. I am happy to highly recommend Edgewater.Kate and Mitch - May 2013
From Bride's Mother: My daughter recently got married in Wanaka, the staff the looked after our party were just great. I would like to thank you all for making her day such a beautiful one. Our stay with you was fantastic. Wish we could have had another night there.Newlett-Hammersley Wedding - May 2013
From Bride: I just wondered if you could please pass on to your wonderful staff, again, how amazing they all are. They were all very friendly and accommodating and everyone was very impressed with the service they provided. Gaynor and her helper did an incredible job with all of the table set-up and arrangements - we will send some photos through soon. Alex the porter was most obliging and helpful. Hannah and the other waitress were lovely and when we got thrown the curve ball of 5 extra guests staying for dinner on the night, they and the Chef made it happen without a drama. And of course a huge thank you to you for your guidance and patience in the planning.
Stephen and Jo Robinson - March 2013
Thank you for all your help leading up to our big day and making it so special. We THANK YOU.
We arranged our wedding via email from Australia with Hayley of Edgewater. Hayley was exceptional in her details creating a picture of what we could not see, sending through pictures to give us a visual idea of our options. She thought of things that we had not even considered and offered timelines and ideas.Read Wedding - May 2013
Looking back there is nothing that we could fault with the service we received from Edgewater, they exceeded every expectation we had of them and to top it all off it was very financially affordable. The bonus of not setting up or cleaning up of the complex took so much stress off the organising of the wedding as well.
You really get everything included in the whole package, yet we were welcomed to make our own personal touches whenever. Food was excellent and service - overall we highly recommend them.
Thanks Hayley for the effort you put into making sure our special day ran smoothly. The whole planning process was easy with your help and you managed to accommodate all our requests.Chris and Sarah Chambers - April 2013
Edgewater was the perfect venue for us (the beautiful weather helped). All the food was excellent and the service staff were great.
From the very first conversation with Hayley at Edgewater it was a fantastic experience. I wasn't someone who had put much thought into the perfect day so needed a friendly, guiding hand in what was possible and what wasn't.Claire and Eamon Young - April 2013
Everything was possible! Working with the Edgewater team was like asking friends for help, they did everything they could to support us in making our day as special as it was. From silk roofs, to bagpipers, help with the service and advice on loads of wedding extras nothing seemed to much trouble.
The venue was perfect, the staff were fantastic and the day was exactly what we wanted it to be. Hayley and Gaynor's calm and supportive direction made it easy and stress free. Thank you for being so wonderful!
Would like to thank Hayley and her team at Edgewater for doing such a fabulous job leading up to our wedding and on our wedding day - it ran so smoothly. Nothing was a problem and we appreciated any advise you had to offer.Riki and Eamon Young - April 2013
Our day was just perfect, one we will never forget. A beautiful setting and the food was delicious. Our guests were more than impressed by the views and the hospitality that your team provided. I am happy to highly recommend Edgewater.
Thanks for sharing our wedding day with us and for helping organising our special day. It would not have been the same without your help, recommendations and advice. It went so smoothly and so perfectly thanks to you and your staff for such a great professional specialised and friendly service.Flo and Tony’s Wedding - April 2013
It was just amazing and we enjoyed every single moment of the day. It was one of the most beautiful day of our life and we will both remember it forever
Thanks again for helping us organizing our special day.
Wow, what a fantastic setting for our wedding. The autumn colours, the 360 views, and yet so peaceful and intimate too.Cartwright Wedding - April 2013
Having all your guests on site was the ultimate bonus. The party started the night before and extended to breakfast the day after and to coffee in the lounges by the fire. The food was top quality and commented on as such by our guests.
The Edgewater staff were wonderful, even helping beyond the call of duty with re-bustling the bridal dress up for dancing! They were all friendly and accommodating. Gaynor's wealth of experience shone through on the day, and Hayley helped with enthusiasm and had heaps of good ideas in the build-up and planning.
Best of all they worked together to make our wedding an individual seamless experience. Thank you Team-Edgewater.
Our day was absolutely magical, which was in no small part thanks to the very professional and comprehensive organising skills of Edgewater's wedding planner Hayley.Lucy and Aidan - March 2013
She really did think of everything and helped the at times stressful lead-up to our big day go so much more smoothly. She always had time for our many questions/requests and made us feel like she genuinely cared about making our big day special.
All other Edgewater staff were extremely friendly and helpful too, and the resort's absolutely stunning setting right next to Lake Wanaka really can't be beaten. Our Irish guests got to see our wee hometown from the best possible vantage point.
We would highly recommend this venue to all brides and grooms :-)
Thank you so much for all your input into Alana & Scotts wedding - everything went swimmingly & a great time was had by all!Alana and Scott's Wedding - March 2013
The organization on your part was everything we hoped for & more! We are very happy that we chose Edgewater as our venue & would definitely recommend it to others.
Again thank you so much - it was truly a splendid day!
The day was fantastic, the weather was amazing and never thought I would say it was almost too hot! We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the day.Bromwich Wedding - February 2013
Thanks for your help with the evening. The table decorations and set-up was amazing and well above expectations, so it really set the scene up for a great experience.
Everything for the evening went really well, the staff were great, the food was great and we really enjoyed ourselves, so thanks again.
We just wanted to say a really big thank you for everything that yourself and the whole team did for us. The day went perfectly.Tara and Gavin Kicks - February 2013
We couldn't have asked for better a day not only weather wise but for the way everything was run. We had a fantastic day and so did all our guests.
If you could pass along our thanks for everyone that was involved it would be greatly appreciated.
Many guests actually said it was the best wedding they had gone to. They said the rooms were lovely, the setting fantastic and the staff amazing.Kim and Tim Richards - February 2013
My parents were very impressed by how you and Gaynor ran the show and even though communication was a bit of an issue since they’re French, they loved you to bits.
Nothing bad to say about the staff as they were all amazing, from gorgeous Suzanna at reception who dealt with many of my requests to Hannah, Gaynor, Rick, Waiting staff, cleaning staff, and of course yourself.
The food was really good and everyone loved the roasted kumara, lamb, beef and chocolate mousse was also very popular and talked about.
The room was lovely and stunning and as we said, we are definitely hoping to be back for our first anniversary.