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The River House Wanaka

Are you looking for somewhere special, secluded and tranquil? The River House Wanaka has many charming ceremony spots to choose from for that perfect destination-wedding, elopement or event to remember.

Nestled among native harakeke on the banks of the tranquil Hawea River, The River House Wanaka is the quintessential destination wedding location, a sanctuary to stay and feel at home, a place to catch one’s breath and wind down – or wind it up and hold an unforgettable event. Set in lush, established grounds with mountain views, The River House Wanaka provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for your dream ceremony, event or holiday.

Wind down the peacefully private auric valley driveway to The River House Wanaka, with its naturally untouched beauty and charm,secluded gardens pathways with small foot bridges, sylvan forest and its very own waterfall stream which where at times meets the flow and stunning colours of the beautiful Hawea River with the properties own quaint, private sandy beach.

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The River House wedding venue offers five spacious bedrooms, a loft and 2 bathrooms. The expansive living and dining areas have a cosy log burner and indoor/outdoor flow that look out to the beautiful river, mountain views and private secluded gardens. The eco blocked Pueblo-esque walls, tiled floors, high exposed wood beam ceilings and frames, clawfoot bathtub and an open air outdoor bath are all incredibly romantic.

Adventure and activities are plentiful and accessible – kayak, river raft or helicopter into your big ceremony or event. The property also has an established 1.5km private mountain bike trail for your use and an outdoor entertaining area and patio with BBQ facilities. There is copious amounts of space for marquee’s, yurts, bell tent functions, lawn activities or long lunches. The house offers five spacious bedrooms, an extra loft space for sleeping extras, yoga or a creative space of any kind & free wifi is available. Whether you’re looking for the best place to elope, the perfect destination wedding, a beautiful retreat space or any musical or creative event, let your dream vision come to fruition with our breathtakingly authentic river venue.

Explore The River House via the photos in our gallery; learn more about our luxury accommodation, plan your ceremony or event with our venue information and don’t hesitate to use our contact page for any enquiries, we’re happy to hear from you.

Thank you for choosing our uniquely secluded riverside venue.