Reviews

"The venue and the staff deserve more than the five stars allocated. To say this place is outstanding, does NOT give it justice! An absolutely stunning place that needs to be seen to be really appreciated. The staff are super efficient and nothing is a problem to them. From months of prior planning to the big day everything was made so easy. The Team made us feel so relaxed and special on the day of our wedding, from simple things like reminding us to eat during our photos, to making sure our glasses were always topped up. The day unfortunately turned rather cold and wet but the wet weather option of having the ceremony inside the lodge was stunning with an incredibly intimate atmosphere. The Owners Nigel and Deb are absolutely amazing, so meticulous in their presentation of the property and yet make you feel like the property is yours. Words do not seem to say enough when trying to describe this place. We would highly recommend this place to everyone! To Nigel, Deb, Briana and Nic a MASSIVE THANK YOU for making our special day that much more special and a dream come true."

William and Samantha Peterken - Saturday 11th November 2017

"Celebrated my 40th at Eagle Ridge last weekend, and the whole process was so easy. They organised everything from buses to taxis, to making sure we could hang up our own disco ball. Nothing was a problem, and we had an absolute blast. The food was great, the venue was awesome and the staff were amazing."

Sarah Bronte - Saturday 28th October 2017

"Gavin and I celebrated our wedding on 22nd October 2017. Right from the very first meeting with Nigel and Deborah through to the very last moment of the most amazing day, the team were outstanding. Each and everyone of the team made our day what it was. Nigel and Deborah weʼre great to deal with, easy to talk to and wonderful hosts. Briana is outstanding at her job. She is very professional, highly organised and her friendly relaxed nature leaves you with undoubted confidence that she has absolutely everything under control. Our time with our wedding day coordinator Nicole was short but I felt like Iʼd known her the whole way through the process. She knew exactly what was meant to happen, not a detail missed. She was very comforting and reassuring on the day, and just so fantastic at her job. The venue, although the whether not great still looked so beautiful and our guests loved it. There was not one moment of the day that we would change. Was the best day we could have ever imagined. Couldn't speak more highly or recommend more."

Cath & Gavin McCormick - 22nd October 2017

"A big thank you to Nigel & Debbie for such a warm welcoming for myself and my cousin for the night 7/10/2017. We both felt very spoilt. We were waited on by such a lovely humble lady thanks again Debbie. The food was top notch and home cooked also. Thank you Nigel for the tour of Eagle Ridge, you and Debbie are outstanding hosts. Love Eagle Ridge, I'd recommend it to couples wanting a great venue for their wedding, it has it all..class, elegance, amazing setting..what more can I say."

Katrina Pyle - 7th October 2017

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nigel and Deb's lodge and they make you feel so welcome and obviously have great passion for their wonderful property and making special celebrations the best they possibly can for customers. The lodge is quite beautiful but not ostentatious enough so you can't relax and just enjoy the wonderful surroundings and views. We spent the late afternoon in front of one of the huge fireplaces on comfy couches enjoying a wine and tasty nibbles platter. The meals were exceptionally good and beautifully presented. A tour the next morning of the property including the function centre which is simply stunning, just showed how amazing Eagle Ridge is - private, classy, beautiful and with the best hosts and staff you could wish for. It's only about 10 minutes up into the rolling countryside from Ohauti, yet you feel you are on top of the world with the magnificent views. This is a must see for any wedding couple or in fact, any celebration or corporate event. Well done to owners and staff. Simply the best!"

Deborah Laidlaw - 7th October 2017

"A huge 'thank you' to you, Nigel & Deborah for our amazing night at Eagle Ridge. We were all blown away with the views and the delicious food - the whole place really. Nigel & Deborah were very welcoming and friendly and we enjoyed chatting with Nigel after the ‘eagle tour’. A perfect way to end a dreary, wet week :-) Thanks again."

Neil & Jenny Osbaldiston and Brent & Rachel Smith - 6th October 2017

"Our Wedding was held at Eagle Ridge Estate on the 2nd September 2017 and to say the team went above and beyond for us is an understatement. I felt so relaxed and under control in the lead up - Briana thought of everything and helped me in the planning process, she was an absolute God send! We stayed in the lodge the night before, and on the night of the wedding and felt so spoilt and special - it truly is luxurious and the owners pulled out all the stops for us. The feeling of calm continued on the day - although it was stormy and wet, not once did I feel stressed and this was due to the amazing friendly team and the venue itself. We had our ceremony in the lodge, it was breathtakingly stunning, intimate and classy - comfortable for our party of 90 people. Our reception was held in the function centre, and I barely had to do anything in the way of theming as the room itself is beautiful on its own! All of our guests have commented about how amazing the location was and how accommodating the staff were - we all had a ball and I have the best memories from the day thanks to the wonderful team at Eagle Ridge!"

Erin & Mark Narayan - 2nd September 2017

"Thank you so much for hosting the Blue2Green Gala Dinner at Eagle Ridge. It was absolutely stunning, I hear the food was incredible and feedback from the delegates has been superb."

Millie Newitt, Tuskany - 9th August 2017

"Thank you for an amazing night! Everyone had a great time and cannot speak highly enough of the venue, food and everything you provided. Thank you to yourself and your team, nothing was ever a problem and everything was always under control and taken care of. Thank you for your wonderful service."

Barbara Dunne, Ballance Agri-Nutrients - 12th July 2017

"We had our wedding at Eagle Ridge on the 22nd of April. We had the most magic day which went perfectly thanks to the planning and hard work of all staff involved. Briana helped us plan and organise exactly what we wanted, for months leading up to the day. We were grateful for this as the running of the day went perfectly. The owners were so supportive and really couldn't do enough to ensure we were happy and had everything we needed. One of the owners even drove the bridal party in his own car for photos. The venue is stunning too, we had our ceremony in the garden looking out towards the Mount, followed by our reception which was up the path in the function center where we were greeted by staff who were very professional and attentive. The food was beautiful and after months of planning with Briana, we were so pleased with our choice of the alternate drop plated options of eye fillet and chicken. We are still receiving compliments about the quality of the food, our guests couldn't understand how the chef was able to prepare 40ish eye fillet steaks so perfectly and all ready to come out of the kitchen at the same time. The venue is stunning with views looking out towards the Mount and Matakana Is. We were lucky to have a perfect Tauranga day without a cloud in the sky. We hunted all over Tauranga and Auckland for somewhere special to have our wedding, we both sincerely think we couldn't have picked a better venue for attention to detail, beautiful buildings, professional staff and stunning food and wine. I highly recommend this place for anyone wanting something special for their big day."

Alaina & Greg - 22nd April 2017

""I just wanted to let you know we had the best day of our lives on March 4th 2017. Briana was amazing to deal with leading up to the wedding and even though we were rocked (and nervous) about the sudden change of ownership we clearly had nothing to worry about! Our day was perfect and it felt like you guys were wedding planners on the day! Making sure everything was perfect and just being generally so helpful and amazing. The venue is second to none (we checked out Auckland venues and this one still took the cake). The views are phenomenal and the presentation of the whole place is immaculate! We had a fairly big and large drinking group to our wedding but the owners didn't bat an eyelid and just left everyone to have fun. I honestly couldn't recommend this venue more it's got everything you could possibly want and the people really make it even more special. Thank you again Eagle Ridge!""

Jess & Rich Blair - 4th March 2017

"A huge T H A N K Y O U to Eagle Ridge!! Our wedding was dream come true! (7.1.17) It has been a complete pleasure working with you all! Briana was so organised and efficient and the day ran so smoothly because of it! Nigel and Debbie are wonderful, accommodating, passionate owners! They did everything possible to make our day incredible! The food was delicious, the grounds are gorgeous and the view is wonderful! We stayed in the Hokioi Suite, which was lovely! We would 150% recommend getting married here if you are considering it!!"

Laura Peat - 7th January 2017

"Hello , We hope you had a happy holiday season and that getting back to work hasn't been too arduous. We just wanted to thank you kindly for being a part of our wedding. Everything went off very well and we are very most pleased with everything you have done for us. We just wanted you to know how special a day it was and that we are so very grateful for your contribution. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards, Alan and Li Mo"

Alan and Li Mo - 16th December 2016

"Briana and the team at Eagle Ridge were nothing short of perfection on our wedding day (3.12.16)! In the months leading up to it every question I had was met with a quick response, and every detail of our day was carefully considered! Our day went without a hitch and we could relax and enjoy every moment knowing that the team at Eagle Ridge were hosting our guests so well. The setting is magical, and the food is incredible - We could not have asked for a better day! Thank you so much to Briana, Nigel & Eagle Ridge for all that you do!"

Annabelle & Sam - 3rd December 2016

"We cannot thank Eagle Ridge enough for making our wedding day perfect. Briana is incredible, she went above and beyond for us leading up to the wedding ensuring everything was sorted making the process not stressful at all. Briana and Nigel continued to go above and beyond on the wedding day even holding our archway throughout the ceremony due to the wind! The day was everything we wanted and more. Beautiful venue, stunning views, and incredible accommodation. A big thanks to Nigel, Deborah, Briana and the team at Eagle Ridge."

Zowie & Sean - 4th November 2016

"Thank you so much Eagle Ridge for all the help on my big day! What an incredible wedding venue, and views of Tauranga! There is nowhere more gorgeous. A massive thank you to Nigel, Briana and the team! They made the day go so smoothly, they were so kind and helpful. Definitely get married here! - Mr & Mrs Turner, married Sunday 16 October 2016"

Mr & Mrs Turner - 16th October 2016

""We recently celebrated a special birthday at your beautiful venue. We were delighted with the hospitality which included greetings on arrival and a warm welcome followed by champagne and little platters served by the log fire. The food was excellent and the service was finely tuned to meet our expectations. Atmosphere and surroundings stunning. A most enjoyable evening shared by a close family unit""

R&N Tunicliffe - 19th August 2016

"“We hosted a Chief Executive Dinner in August 2016 at Eagle Ridge. The homestead and facilities are first class. The meal was a fine dining experience. The staff were friendly and professional. The owners went out of the way to go the extra mile. Overall the evening exceeded our high expectations and Eagle Ridge aligned with our brand.""

Geoff Lorigan, Director, Institute for Strategic Leadership - 10th August 2016

"I could not have asked for a better day for my wedding. The sun was shining in winter! The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating to us and no matter how many times I called or emailed they always made me feel comfortable and happy to call again if I needed anything else! Nicole the coordinator was also great! Such a beautiful venue run by some great people, Thanks again Nigel & Deborah, I had the best day thanks to you. Will be sending through some photos soon."

Annah & Hayden - 2nd July 2016

"It is a fabulous venue for any special occasion or conference, very well organised and run by people with heart and a passion for the business. As friends said of our wedding celebration - It was inspiring, romantic, relaxed yet classy and fun!"

Margaret & Ian - 11th June 2016

"What can I say! Our day was magical and the owners and went above and beyond to make our day as magical as possible! Had an amazing night thanks heaps Nigel, Deborah and the staff for an amazing night."

Chrissie & Sam - 28th May 2016

"An absolutely stunning venue, the views are magical. I want to say a big thank you to the new owners who went above and beyond to make our day more perfect than we could have ever dreamed of. Every request and enquiry was handled with care and you were always able to find a solution efficiently and effectively. Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when you are planning it from another country, but you were so professional and helpful you made it a breeze."

Liz & Jordan - 14th May 2016

"We just got married on May 6th, and we were very pleased with our choice. The venue had just changed owners and managers, (we were the first wedding) however we did not notice anything that impacted us, to the contrary the new managers were very accommodating when we had to mount our wedding cake late the night before. It is a superb location, and everything ran smoothly. Thank you every one!"

Pauline & Simon - 6th May 2016

"We hired the Exclusive package at Eagle Ridge for our wedding in March 2016. The team did a great job leading up to and during the big day. All of our guests commented on how lovely the breath taking views are, the food and the entire venue."

Victoria & David - 3rd March 2016