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I could not express enough gratitude for the effort and hard work you all put in to help making this wedding possible. You did more than I could have dreamed for and went that extra mile to make sure it was perfect. Thank you Ellie for accommodating the constant changes - you had made this 12 month long planning the most relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you Gaynor for your beautiful compliments and the sweetest smiles. Thank you for planning out the smallest details for our entrances. You made me so calm (though I probably didn't look it ) and feel at ease. The wait staff were quick on their feet, polite and just a pleasure to interact with. And compliments to the chef on the day - we had amazing feedback on how good the food was. It was executed beautifully, portions were generous and the food was of high quality. I truly don't think I can put all the words down in this one testimonial (or you be reading a 20 page essay) so - Once again, thank you to all for making it the wedding of my dreams.

I could not express enough gratitude for the effort and hard work you all put in to help making this wedding possible. You did more than I could have dreamed for and went that extra mile to make sure it was perfect.

Thank you Ellie for accommodating the constant changes - you had made this 12 month long planning the most relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank you Gaynor for your beautiful compliments and the sweetest smiles. Thank you for planning out the smallest details for our entrances. You made me so calm (though I probably didn't look it ) and feel at ease.

The wait staff were quick on their feet, polite and just a pleasure to interact with.

And compliments to the chef on the day - we had amazing feedback on how good the food was. It was executed beautifully, portions were generous and the food was of high quality.

I truly don't think I can put all the words down in this one testimonial (or you be reading a 20 page essay) so - Once again, thank you to all for making it the wedding of my dreams.

Lynn Lee and Timothy Yang - November 2018

Edgewater was the perfect spot for our post wedding brunch. Ellita and the team at Edgewater was very professional, friendly and helpful from the very beginning. The food was also very delicious (especially the savory scones), our guests had a great time there. Thank you for making it so easy for us to organise this event.

Ram and Idelia - September 2018

All the thanks in the world to Ellita, Gaynor and the Edgewater team! Planning a wedding from a different country could’ve proved very difficult but they made it all so easy and I had absolute faith and peace of mind that everything was under control. Our day was everything we’d hoped for and we wouldn’t change a thing!

Christina Samuel and Blaise Perry - September 2018

We are so glad we chose to hold our wedding and reception at Edgewater, Wanaka. The venue is breathtaking and the staff were amazing on the day. We had so many comments on how delicious the food was from our guests and how perfect things ran on the day. We would highly recommend Edgewater as a venue for a wedding. Thank you so much for making our wedding better than we ever imagined it could be. Shoneel & Aleisha.

Aleisha Cresswell and Shoneel Singh - September 2018

Thank you so much for the team at Edgewater for helping out making our winter wedding perfect!

The area Edgewater has to hold weddings is beautiful. It is spacious enough that all our guests were comfortable but intimate enough that everyone was close to us and could hear speeches easily.

We were so lucky to have great communication from Ellita leading up to the day, so that everything was set in place ready to go when we arrived in Wanaka. Gaynor was also brilliant running the day so smoothly.

The food and drinks were delicious and wait staff were so attentive. All of our guests were from out of town and all of them raved about the Edgewater and how amazing our wedding was! Thank you so much for helping make our day so special and the best day of our lives!

Georgie and Matt Nilsson - June 2018

I would like to thank everyone at Edgewater, especially yourself and Gaynor. We felt like VIPs and the venue looked spectacular!

The greatest thing about having our wedding at Edgewater was the fact you guys make it so easy, because you do so much my wedding to-do list was not at all overwhelming.

Also the food was amazing, please tell the chef he did a great job.

Again thank you for all your hard work!!

Rebecca and Simon Barber - April 2018

Firstly thank you so so so much for all your efforts. We had an absolutely amazing time at our wedding. The day was just spectacular, and beyond anything we dreamed or wished for! Seriously, we just had the most amazing day and all thanks to you, Gaynor and all the wonderful staff at Edgewater. It was just so perfect! Everything fell into place, the weather, the setting, venue, food, drink..... was so magical. We will remember our wedding day with so much happiness forever. I know that it takes so much background work and organisation behind the scenes to make things run so smoothly so we are so grateful for everything that everyone has done for us! Thank you!! We just loved all our photos with the beautiful scenery of Edgewater, the venue and our amazing trip up to the mountains! Thank you so much again for all your help planning and on our wedding day, we are so incredibly happy.

Evelyn Liu & Nicholas Axten - March 2018

Firstly we wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Gaynor and the Edgewater team!

Our wedding was absolutely amazing and the venue, staff, food, drinks and service couldn't have been better.

The best part was how easy you were to deal with and how it only took one meeting to pull off an epic day. Gaynor was brilliant and helped so much and we are sooooo thankful for her calming presence and helping us to make sense of it all.

Everyone has commented on how amazing the food was - especially the salmon, so well done!

Everything was managed / organised perfectly and I didn't have to do or think about anything on the day so thanks so much :)

Thank you so much for making our wedding so amazing and we wish you all the best!!

We will recommend your venue to anyone who is looking for a destination wedding space.

Edith Scott and Waimana Kingi - March 2018

Wow! what can I say. Everything from start to finish was smooth and easy! (Thanks Ellita!!) The venue was perfect, the weather was perfect and our wedding day was absolutely more than we could have asked for! Such an amazing, fun day! Thank you all so much! Also a MASSIVE thanks to Gaynor, she is a pleasure to deal with and an amazing member of your team. I can see why she has worked there for so many years!!

Nikita MacDonald and Brent Winsloe - March 2018

We just wanted a send a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding a success back on the 3rd March.Our day was perfect, and much of that came down to the venue. On the day nothing was a problem, the service was amazing, the food fantastic and the drinks flowed well! Gaynor worked her magic in the background along with the rest of the team, and made sure everything ran smoothly.We received many compliments on how good the venue, food and drink service was, so thank you.The communication from Ellie and Jo from the time we booked was excellent, so organizing the wedding from out of town was made easy. Thank you for the time you spent answering my multiple emails!! We would recommend Edgewater to anybody.

We just wanted a send a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding a success back on the 3rd March.

Our day was perfect, and much of that came down to the venue. On the day nothing was a problem, the service was amazing, the food fantastic and the drinks flowed well! Gaynor worked her magic in the background along with the rest of the team, and made sure everything ran smoothly.

We received many compliments on how good the venue, food and drink service was, so thank you.

The communication from Ellie and Jo from the time we booked was excellent, so organizing the wedding from out of town was made easy. Thank you for the time you spent answering my multiple emails!! We would recommend Edgewater to anybody.


Alana Palmer and Simon Spence - March 2018

The welcome party was perfection!  Great room, great staff, most helpful, kind and professional. All of the guests had a wonderful time and everyone was very impressed with the level of service, loved the food, especially the sliders (my personal favourite was the salmon kebabs). The wine and beer were just right. I can’t think of one thing I would have changed.  Thank you for such attention to detail and for making the party a total success. Everyone got to meet each other in a very delightful setting with lovely hospitality. Very well done. I can’t thank you enough.

 

Suzanne Gorin - March 2018

We recently had our wedding at Edgewater and it was such a beautiful day!

All of my emails/phone calls were followed up very efficiently in the lead up.

On the day Gaynor and the staff were well prepared and organised throughout the day.  The food was AMAZING! 

I have received such lovely reviews from our guests.  And the views made for some beautiful pictures.

Highly recommended!

Sarah Edwards and Bowie Houston - February 2018

Our recent wedding reception at Edgewater, was absolutely wonderful Ellie, Gaynor and the entire team couldn't be faulted.  Quite a few of our guests had never been to Edgewater they loved it so much they didn't want to leave.  The food exceeded our expectations in both quality and quantity, we have never been served salmon that matched what we had at Edgewater. Breakfast the next morning was also delicious. Special thanks to Ellie for being so patient with all my questions, also Gaynor made us feel very special and everything went like clockwork. We have no hesitation recommending Edgewater to anyone planning a wedding in Wanaka, you will make wonderful memories.

Bruce and Lynette Sangster - February 2018

Our reception at Edgewater was perfect: they made planning our wedding reception incredibly easy, and had no issues with providing an alternative menu to accommodate us not wanting to serve meat at the reception.  The staff were lovely and their experience with weddings meant everything ran smoothly and without a hitch - from the moment everyone arrived at the venue we didn't have to worry about a thing and knew we would be well taken care of.  Thank you so much for making our day what it was, we couldn't recommend Edgewater highly enough.

Nicola and Logan King - February 2018

Having our wedding at the Edgewater was absolutely fantastic. Every single staff member I met was so wonderful and extremely helpful. They all went above and beyond for us and made everyone at our wedding feel welcome. The one person that stood out the most for me though would be Gaynor. She was absolutely fantastic! She made sure everything ran smoothly and it made me feel so relaxed having her there because I trusted that she would look after everything. Many of the guests as well commented on how great she was and were very impressed with her. Also, the food was amazing! I could not rave about it enough! It exceeded all of my expectations and my guests as well. Everyone talked about it for days after!I am so glad that we chose to have our wedding at the Edgewater and I would recommend it to anyone else who is looking for a wedding venue. It was the best day ever and we will remember it for a lifetime.

Having our wedding at the Edgewater was absolutely fantastic. Every single staff member I met was so wonderful and extremely helpful. They all went above and beyond for us and made everyone at our wedding feel welcome. The one person that stood out the most for me though would be Gaynor. She was absolutely fantastic! She made sure everything ran smoothly and it made me feel so relaxed having her there because I trusted that she would look after everything. Many of the guests as well commented on how great she was and were very impressed with her. Also, the food was amazing! I could not rave about it enough! It exceeded all of my expectations and my guests as well. Everyone talked about it for days after!

I am so glad that we chose to have our wedding at the Edgewater and I would recommend it to anyone else who is looking for a wedding venue. It was the best day ever and we will remember it for a lifetime.

Alyse and Callum - January 2018

Our wedding day was absolutely incredible and we are so grateful to you, Sarah, Gaynor and the entire team at Edgewater that made it happen. On the day everything ran smoothly and beautifully and it truly was the most special day of our lives thus far. We were even completely in the dark about our surprise helicopter flight until the last minute and are grateful to everyone that made this happen for us! On the night, the waitstaff were incredible, very attentive and the food was fantastic.....

Our wedding day was absolutely incredible and we are so grateful to you, Sarah, Gaynor and the entire team at Edgewater that made it happen. On the day everything ran smoothly and beautifully and it truly was the most special day of our lives thus far. We were even completely in the dark about our surprise helicopter flight until the last minute and are grateful to everyone that made this happen for us!

On the night, the waitstaff were incredible, very attentive and the food was fantastic.....

Otherwise, what a stunning day! Thank you ever so much. We were also so impressed with the new dance floor space, finished just in time and absolutely brilliant!

Cathy and Andrew - October 2017

Edgewater was a brilliant setting for our wedding, it was so peaceful and lovely, and there were many different choices for locations to be wed. All of our guests had a nice time, and the on-the-day coordinator made sure the whole thing ran smoothly. The food and drinks were really delicious, and we had help the whole way planning all the intricate details of our wedding.

Rowan and Sarah - May 2017

Thanks to you and the Edgewater team for the fabulous events you organised for us on Friday and Sunday.The food and service were excellent, and we really enjoyed both occasions. Our guests all commented on how great both events were.

Thanks to you and the Edgewater team for the fabulous events you organised for us on Friday and Sunday.

The food and service were excellent, and we really enjoyed both occasions. Our guests all commented on how great both events were.

Phoebe & Ben Lloyd - March 2017

Just wanted to say a proper (albeit belated) thank you for all your assistance with our wedding in February this year. Everything went perfectly thanks to your excellent help and organisation. You responded very quickly to the multitude of questions we asked and nothing was a problem. The venue was stunning, everything was well prepared and many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the meal. We were very impressed with how smoothly things ran and really appreciated all your assistance.

 

Leah and Laurence Walls - February 2017

We just want to say a massive thank you to you all for helping us plan and execute the most amazing wedding day on February 4th.

Right from the start of booking the venue with you we felt organised and prepared, this continued over the two years in the lead up to our day. Your organisation was so comforting and when ever we had questions you were always happy to help.

On the wedding day the organisation and running of the day was outstanding, our guests had nothing but amazing words to say about the entire day, the food was excellent, the staff super helpful- never an empty glass, and of course the gorgeous setting to top it all off.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to marry in the Wanaka region. Thank you for making our day unforgettable.

Amy Evans and Mathew Gallivan - February 2017

Thank you so, SO much for organising such a spectacular wedding day for Dave and I on Friday. We had the most perfect day and it exceeded our expectations by a million! :-)


Everything ran like clockwork and even the weather behaved so we could get married in our primary spot! We've had so many comments from our friends and family remarking on how amazing the day was, how beautiful the venue was and how awesome the food was!! Thank you so much for making that happen.

Ellita, Sarah and Gaynor - you're all one amazing team and we're so grateful for all the guidance you provided throughout the year of planning, not to mention your unparalleled patience when it came to dealing with my flurry of emails!! Gaynor kept everything tightly coordinated on the day and was absolutely brilliant. Thank you again!

Lyndsey Stoakes and Dave Whelan - February 2017

Wow , where do I start with Edgewater. If the breathtaking views and perfectly looked after lawns wasn't enough the service was even better. From the outset Gaynor , Sarah and Ellie made sure every query was answered. Never being married before it can become quite overwhelming planning a wedding but not with these guys. I was so so so impressed. My new husband and I were blown away by the attention we received that night and all the way through. People say it's the best day of your life & it truly is! Our room was amazing , the food was incredible , the venue was stunning! I couldn't be any more happy with how the day went!!! Our guests just couldn't stop complimenting on how great the buffet was too. 

 

Thank you all for your outstanding service! And a special mention to George the concierge. We booked a shuttle last minute to go take photos and George was an absolute star! Our entire bridal party loved him. & also the bar staff on the night! Toby was outstanding along with the boys running the bar we wouldn't have had the night any other way! 

Thank you all for a memorable weekend. My husband and I will be back very soon!!!

Mr & Mrs Hunter - January 2017

Thank you so SO much for all your help planning our wedding! Everything on the day went perfectly, and because it was stress free it was hard to believe it was actually happening!  Everything looked spectacular, from the ceremony grounds to the set up of the pavilion, it was better than we expected.

Sarah, Amy & Ellita were all amazing to work with. We really appreciated you being so organized and so easy to work with as we planned most things 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!

On the day, Gaynor was the star of the show, she was there every step of the way, talking us through what to do and where to go, hence why everything ran so perfectly.

We would definitely recommend anyone planning a wedding in Wanaka to get in touch with you. Once again, thank you for everything!

Stephanie and Zane Lord - October 2016

Wow! I don't know where to start. Everything about our wedding day was perfect. We cannot thank you and your team enough. Whilst planning the wedding all my friends were constantly asking me if it was stressful planning from afar. My honest answer all the time was "Not at all". This, in part, is a huge thanks to you! Any silly question or request was replied to quickly and you were so helpful all the way through. So, my sincerest thanks. 

 

 

Amy and Blayne Nagle - September 2016

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.

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!

Elizabeth & Nicholas - May 2016

Thank you so very much for such an incredible day you provided for our wedding.


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.

Brad & Laura - April 2016

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.

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.

Dave & Ros - February 2016

My husband and I were married at Edgewater in Wanaka in September, from the very beginning Sarah and her team were absolute professionals.

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.

Michelle and Chris - September 2015

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.

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!

Paul and Kane - August 2015

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Edgewater is the only hotel and wedding venue located on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

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