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Weddings & Events

Lake Hawea View offers a unique location to host your dream event. Be it a birthday, wedding, corporate event or family get together,  Lake Hawea View is poised with resources, supplies, systems and excellent local supplier contacts to make the planning process straight forward.

Lake Hawea View, a unique and stunning 25 acre property, sits crested above candescent Lake Hawea, deep in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The properties out-look is the epitome of dramatic and breath taking landscapes. The large stone and cedar clad homestead is architecturally crafted to capture both lake and mountain vistas from the  kitchen, dining and outdoor living areas. Hosting your event at this special retreat will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

The property doubles as your venue and accommodation where the main house and adjacent guest house combined sleeps 12 people making it the perfect base to prepare for your event whilst enjoying quality time with your friends and family.

The groomed lawn sprawls out towards Lake Hawea and the Southern Alps making it the perfect space for your wedding ceremony or other outdoor element of any event. The venues space offers flexibility in terms of allowing you to design and set up your dream event as you have always envisioned. Picture alfresco dining, out-door dance floor dotted with festoon lights floating in the night sky above, a Swedish Nordic Tipi or a transparent marquee, boutique food trucks, lawn games and more.

The main dining hall is the largest room at the property and can cater for a maximum of 40 guests seated for dinner. To seat between 40 and 100 guests for dining, a Marquee or Tipi structure will need to be hired and erected.

Lake Hawea View has a 3-night minimum stay attached to all events and a dedicated support person will be your point of contact for all event related elements to assist with the smooth organisation of your event.  You will have the ability to employ suppliers (e.g. caterers, bands etc) onto the property and we can provide excellent local supplier recommendations to suit your needs and vision. Site visits will be available upon request and subject to availability (i.e. when property is vacant). You will get full use of our extensive complimentary event supplies (download our Event Supplies brochure) as well as access to our product hire catalogue, for any additional venue-styling and infrastructure related items such as furniture, marquees etc that may be desired.

Please enquire with us if you wish to receive a no-obligation quote for your event and stay at Lake Hawea View.

Download our wedding events brochure here.

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Recommendations of event suppliers

We’ve put together a list of some amazing event/ wedding suppliers from the area of Wanaka who can provide everything from furniture to flowers to tipis.

MARQUEES & FURNITURE

Lake Hawea View offers an extensive list of supplies and items customized to suit our venue and surrounds and to perfectly complete your wedding/event setting. Please enquire if you would like to view our Hire Catalogue.

SOUND & LIGHTNING

TRANSPORT & SECURITY

There are 4WD requirements at certain times of the year at Lake Hawea View as access to the property is by means of a 1.2 km steep driveway. Our Event Co-Ordinator will support you in organizing and booking your wedding transport. Please enquire to receive a quote for this.

Terms & Conditions

  •  Maximum number of overnight guests is 12. Maximum number of events guest is 100 people
  • We have a no smoking rule both inside the property. There is a high fire danger in and around the area, so an ash tray needs to be used when smoking outside.
  • Any furniture moved from its original position needs to be returned to its position before check out.
  • Any used kitchen appliances or glassware needs to be cleaned and storage back in the boxes or original place
  • If you have more than 36 guests (including those staying at the property) attending the event we require you to organize commercial transport with our event co-ordinator to and from the property using our recommended bus company. There is not enough parking for more than 36 guests and the road is composed of loose gravel and relatively steep. This is the safest option for you, your event guests and for us .
  • When booking Lake Hawea View as an accommodation or for an event over the period of May-October we require all guests to use a 4WD-vehicle to drive
    up to the property due to unexpected snowy or
    icy conditions on the gravel road leading up to
    the property. Outside of these months, it is still recommended that 4WD vehicles are utilized as on rainy days, the driveway can get slippery.
  • All event rubbish/non recyclables must be taken away from the property before check out. It is a requirement that you sort your own recycling in the three large available bins (glass/plastic/cardboard). We will take care of the removable of all recyclable items. If the amount of recycling is over and above what can be contained in the bins provided, it is up to you to clear the excess from the property prior to check out. For removal of all event rubbish we recommend using Wanaka Wastebusters.
  • A third party supplier is required to be responsible for the noise cut off at 11 PM and should stay on site until all the guests have left. A third party supplier can be a caterer or alike.
  • A complete copy of our terms & conditions can be requested upon booking.
  • A week prior to the event a $2000 NZD bond will be requested which will be refunded within 7 days after the booking if the property and it’s amenities are all in original state.

Get in touch

Please enquire with us if you wish to receive information on the pricing as each event is different.