Reviews











 

"I cannot recommend this venue enough. It was the most beautiful and perfect day that we could have asked for and there’s not a thing we would change. Thank you so much to all the staff at Eagle Ridge for everything they did leading up to, and on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly."

Jo & Cam - 2nd March 2019

"A HUGE thank you for making our wedding day so special and unique to us. The overwhelming comments from our guests were that "the venue was gorgeous", "the food was delicious" and "it was the most relaxed wedding they had ever been too". What more can a bride and groom ask for? Thank you so much for letting us see our vision for our wedding through. It was so neat to meet with a whole team that not only let us organise and run clay bird shooting on your property but were super excited about it! Deb, Kirsten and Nigel your enthusiasm and can do attitude to try new things at your venue made me excited about what I had planned and envisioned. Plus your expertise, own vision and experience not only made it work but made it even better than Pinterest! I noticed Nigel walking around adding branches to hide the light cords, and I hear there was great efforts to fix the archway the morning before the wedding! Such neat special touches. For those, you guys are awesome. It was so neat to look around and see our guests who had only just met play the games together, sit on the bean bags and rugs with a cold drink, and be so relaxed. As one of my friends so eloquently put it (and she is an English Teacher so knows how to express her feelings) "I get to tell everyone back home that I went to a wedding and shot shit! How cool is that!" You guys had thought of everything, parasols and hats for the hot weather and rugs and burners when it unfortunately turned cold :( Nigel the festoon lights looked awesome and exactly how I had envisioned it, thank you! Nicole, you were so calm, and organised on the day, and your communication with us was excellent plus you made my sister, dad and myself feel so special while we were waiting for everyone. Unfortunately I did not get any good photos of the venue all set up with the lights, the games and the cushions and rugs for you. There was just too much going on the day that I forgot to request that from my photographer. Thank you once again to you all. You were just brilliant!"

Kelly & Paul - 17th February 2019

"Stephen and I would like to say a massive thank you to the entire team at Eagle ridge. Kirsten you made everything so easy and stress free and have been so helpful throughout our wedding planning process. Please thank Deborah and Nigel for the amount of hard work they put in for our wedding. Their hospitality and joy did not go unnoticed. Please thank Nicole for being an absolute SUPERSTAR at our wedding. She made everything run very smooth and what Stephen and I really noticed was all the small things Nicole did throughout our night to make it extra special. She was very attentive and we have received so many positive comments from our friends and family about Nicole’s approach to our whole day. Eagle Ridge you helped create such a magical day for us and we are on cloud 9 from our wedding day. There is not one thing we cannot fault from our special day. You were all able to capture the love Stephen and I have and share it with all our friends and family."

Sinead & Stephen - 16 February 2019

"From the moment we laid eyes on the view, Eagle Ridge had us! It was love at first sight you could say and from that moment on we didn't need much convincing, our search for the perfect wedding venue had finally come to an end. Fast forward several months to our big day and everything was going perfect, Eagle Ridge and everything that comes with it was more than we could have asked for. There simply isn't enough time or words to describe the passion and dedication the staff of Eagle Ridge give you. The time they spend prepping the venue ensuring it's pristine for the big day and to top it off the calming and guiding words from Nicole who made it her mission to ensure our day went as smooth as possible. She went above and beyond, keeping the whole day organised and flowing better than we could have ever imagined. Not once did the bride or groom have to worry about a single thing, faultless is the only way to explain Nicole's work and we can't thank her enough for sharing our day with us. Eagle Ridge is perfect in every way, a meticulously maintained venue with a view to kill for and without a doubt the best staff to have handling whatever event you decide to have at this beautiful spot. Don't hesitate with this one, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better. Love, Mr and Mrs Perry"

Elle & Phillip - 9th February 2019

"We got married in February 2019 and it was the most beautiful day!! Everything was relaxed and just flowed; communication with Kirsten was always prompt & easy beforehand. On the day our event manager Nicole was relaxed & organised, the staff were attentive and sweet and they all contributed to us relaxing and enjoying our big day! The grounds are beautiful, food was very tasty and the bubbles, wine they choose to be on their drinks menu are delicious too! We stayed in the Lodge after and it was so nice to get ready there and just stroll down to our room after. The Lodge is beautifully decorated and the breakfast the morning after was substantial. I highly recommend Eagle Ridge for great service, beautiful grounds & atmosphere and easy to deal with business. Thank-you Eagle Ridge!!"

Amanda & Thomas - 2nd February 2019

"Well where to even begin.... Eagle Ridge and all the staff are absolutely amazing!! They went OVER & ABOVE and far exceeded our expectations. From the rehearsal to the Wedding day and even after the event they treat you like you are the only Wedding they have ever had and will ever have. Kirsten is incredible and extremely organised. Thanks again for the best magical day team xx"

Jess & Jonny - 1st February 2019

"What a stunning venue! We recently had our wedding at Eagle Ridge and we could not be happier with our venue choice. The grounds and staff are immaculate. Kirsten and Deborah were extremely helpful and calming, making sure that everything ran smoothly and all needs were met. As for the lodge accommodation.. I am speechless.. so beautiful. Massive thank you to the whole team at Eagle Ridge."

Latara & Tom - 25th January 2019

"Our wedding was 12th January and went so smoothly thanks to Eagle Ridge staff! Nicole was there the whole day sorting and giving me advice. Brianna and Kirsten answered all my emails and gave planning advice. And everyone commented on how amazing the venue and food was!!"

Andrea & Martin - 12th January 2019

"Everything about our wedding at Eagle Ridge was perfect. Kirsten was absolutely amazing and made everything so easy - I didn't have to worry about a single thing on the day and got to enjoy every moment. The views were stunning and the grounds and Lodge were immaculate. I'd also highly recommend booking out the Lodge as well - it was the best thing ever to stay here with the bridal party the night of the wedding to party on and not worry about going anywhere. It was also perfect for the guests to hang out in before/after the ceremony as it was a hot sunny day! Thanks heaps again guys."

Laura & Brad - 7th December 2018

"We had our wedding on November 30 2018 and we couldn't recommend Eagle Ridge enough. It was a day of uncertainty with the weather, with persistent rain and wind until midday, but the team kept in close contact with us all morning and were able to create an amazing ceremony outdoors as we had hoped for. The whole day went off without a hitch. This is an amazing venue, with incredible views and a well organised, friendly team. Our guests couldn't get over how beautiful the venue is."

Rebecca & Michael - 30th November 2018

"We looked at a reasonable number of venues, but we fell in love with Eagle Ridge. The function centre boasts the view of the mount and the ambience is very refreshing and sophisticated - to be honest it doesn't need much decorating. The coordinators Briana and Kirsten were also accommodating and were very patient with our many questions. Nicole assisted us on the day and she's a girl from our own heart -organized, efficient and approachable. We were also blessed with extra support from the rest of the team, Abbey, Taylia, Melissa and Emily. Our family and friends were really impressed with their service and how attentive they were on such a busy night. We had 80+ guests then, including some excited and hyperactive kids, so it was quite a handful. We didn't have the opportunity to taste the dishes prior to our big day but every meal was uber delish! They had great portions as well. We were a little worried that our guests might go 'hangry' post-ceremony but everyone was pleased with the canapes and dinner. Our guests also had extra time to play games on the big lawn and enjoy the sun! We also spent 2 nights at the accommodation lodge and it was truly quite a treat! For anyone getting married at Eagle Ridge, we highly recommend staying overnight and waking up to a prepared deluxe breakfast. Nigel and Debie (hosts/owners) were very welcoming, it was as if they were family, so we are very grateful to them! We wish to go back again, maybe not for a wedding but for another event or simply just to stay a night in the lodge. Thank you so much!!!"

Veronica & Jeremy - 16 November 2018

"We had our amazing day on the 10th November 2018. Everything about that day was sooo beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise. The venue was absolutely breathtaking. Everyone couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful it is up there. The photos we got were amazing and mostly because of how beautiful the venue is. Leading up to our day I had the amazing Kirsten helping me out with finalising all my plans and making sure everything would run smoothly. She gave me some very good pointers with how the timing of everything should go. She was so lovely to talk to and I never felt like I was being silly or asking too many questions. We had Nicole coordinate our day for us. We met her the day before, during our rehearsal. She made me feel so relaxed after it and I knew our day was going to run smoothly with having her around. I can’t thank you enough for making sure we were happy and that everything was perfect. The food was so delicious! So much hard work went into it. All our guests said they hadn’t had such great food at a wedding before and I completely agree. We stayed the night in the beautiful lodge which I would recommend to anyone who is considering it. It’s too beautiful to not stay. Debbie and Nigel put on a lovely breakfast for us the next day. You both were so welcoming and kind. I wish I could relive the day 100 times over. All of you were soo amazing and it really did make our wedding day so special. As soon as we saw Eagle Ridge we knew nothing else would compare to it. Thank you soo much for having us there. I really can’t thank you all enough."

Jolene & Ben - 10 November 2018

"This lovely review has been received from the new Mr & Mrs Molyneux who celebrated their marriage at Eagle Ridge, Tauranga on 12 October 2018. We got married at Eagle Ridge in October 2018. Eagle Ridge stood out to us straight away when we were looking for venues for its location, its stunning views, the facilities and how organised and informative Briana was on our first visit to the venue. Briana was a breeze to deal with, answering any questions we had, great communication and helping us personalise our wedding day. Kirsten managed our wedding day for us. Kirsten was so lovely, organised and discreet through out the day, and worked closely with us and our MC without being at all intrusive. The weather didnt play in our favour but between Kirsten, Nigel and Deborah they advised us on the best option and quickly got the lodge looking spectacular for our ceremony. Getting ready at the lodge was amazing and made the day so cruisy. The lodge made for a very personal, emotional and intimate ceremony. Luckily the sun came out so we got some beautiful photos on site which was perfect as it meant we didnt have to be away from our guests for too long. It was great having the reception up at the function centre which looked great all dressed up. Great food, great wine and great dancing. We stayed at the lodge with our parents which was great and very special to wake up in the morning and chat about our special day. Our wedding day was the most amazing day. Thank you to the entire team at Eagle Ridge for your amazing venue and service, and to all our vendors who made our day unforgettable. The Molyneux's X"

Sarah & Daniel - 12 October 2019

"My husband and I got married at Eagle Ridge on the 6th of October 2018. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. The venue Lodge and reception area were immaculate. The staff were organised, helpful and knew how to make the day run perfectly. A special thanks to Briana who supported me with the lead up to our special day and the team at Eagle Ridge and Nicole who made this day fun, exciting and perfect. I highly recommend Eagle Ridge. This place truly makes your wedding a fairy tale."

Shannon & Matt - 6th October 2018

"Our wedding was on 15 September 2018. Everything ran smoothly, the Eagle Ridge team were incredibly supportive and helpful, and we received so many compliments from our guests about everything - the venue, setup, food, schedule, the team etc.. The weather was perfect too and made for an even more memorable day. We planned our wedding from a distance, which required relying heavily upon family and the Eagle Ridge team. Needless to say, it also meant a lot of stress on our part as we never really knew what to expect. From the beginning, the team helped us in every way possible. They answered all our questions, sent us photos, gave us some pointers to think about and showed our families round the estate on our behalf. And the day itself was magical. Everything came together perfectly. We definitely would not have had the same day without the Eagle Ridge team. We booked the lodge for two nights - for before and after the wedding. It gave the bride some breathing space and a pleasant environment to get ready in with her bridal party. After the wedding and reception, being able to walk to the accommodation was such a blessing. The lodge is such an amazing place to stay, and waking up to absolutely breathtaking views is something else. Eagle Ridge is really the perfect wedding venue, and the team are so incredibly flexible that everyone is catered to. We can't thank the team enough for all their help and support."

Lydia & Matt - 15 September 2018

"We would like to thank Briana and the beautiful staff at Eagle Ridge Estate. When we visited the venue we immediately fell in love - what a perfect package with having our wedding in September. Everything was organised and ready for decisions to be made. All we had to do was choose what we loved! It was stress free which sold us along with the breath taking views! We continue to receive comments on how beautiful and stunning Eagle Ridge is. Briana was amazing to work with. She was efficient and always there for any questions. She allowed flexibility and we could tell that she simply wanted the best for us. The team went above and beyond and it was everything we wanted (and more!). Nicole ensured our day ran as smooth as possible, catering to our every need. She too was amazing, continuously making sure we were well looked after! We send so much love to you all and thank you for making our day so special and perfect in every way. Wishing you all the best for the future! Arohanui"

Chelsea & Cam - 14 September 2018

"We had our magical wedding on the 5th of May 2018. We can’t thank and recommend Eagle Ridge and the team involved enough. Everything ran absolutely perfectly. The support we received on the day from the team was unmatched. Coming from a couple who stresses about each and every detail it’s a great relief to have support that Eagle Ridge provided. The view and location speak for themselves. On our first visit to Eagle Ridge we fell in love with the location and have been recommending it to all our friends who are getting married. If you want the best views of Tauranga, Eagle Ridge is the place you want to have your wedding / function. Our photographer was stunned when he first saw the location and got extremely excited to capture the magic waiting up at Eagle Ridge. Eagle Ridge caters to everyone and everything. Be it food and drink options, help getting around location (In their onsite golf cart), hireage, weather options (Indoor or outdoor), photography options (Onsite photo prop field) and entertainment allowances on the day (DJs, lighting, outdoor games). Having this flexibility allowed us to relax and make one very magical day. We took the option of staying the night after our wonderful day. Waking up to the breathtaking view from your bed is something you’ll never forget! We can’t thank Briana enough for her help planning our special day and Nicole for her outstanding support and organisation on the day! Huge thanks to the Eagle Ridge team."

Rebekka & Paul - Saturday 5th May 2018

"We recently held our Annabel Langbein event here, seriously this venue, its owners, Event Manager & team made our event EPIC! If you want your special day/event to be EPIC then look NO further! The cost of the venue really is worth the memories that is created here! Right from the very first meetup through to saying good bye the next day, we were so grateful & deeply appreciated the amount of hard work & effort they put into making our event a fabulous night for all who came along. The catering was fantastic & the wait team were friendly, professional & appreciated. The support, encouragement, advice & care that Brianna the event coordinator gave us before, during & after the event was professional & also meeting the owners & discussing their vision for Eagle Ridge & possible future events was also inspiring. We stayed over night in the lodge & thoroughly enjoyed being able to relax & unwind after the event too. We WILL BE BACK for future events."

Donna, Paper Plus Bethlehem - Wednesday 11th April 2018

"We had our wedding reception at Eagle Ridge on the 7th of April. There are no words to describe how truly amazing this place is. We are so lucky to have such a world class venue available here in Tauranga. Briana was so easy to deal with – she answered all our questions promptly and we were never made to feel silly for asking. Nicole – our coordinator for the evening – was lovely and ensured we had a stress free night. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the room was, the gorgeous view and the delicious food. I would highly recommend Eagle Ridge to everyone that I know. I can't thank you enough for all your help in creating our day!"

Patricia & Richie - Saturday 7th April 2018

"Thank you so much to the amazing team at Eagle Ridge! We had a perfect wedding day at your venue on 6 April. Eagle Ridge was actually the first venue we looked at and we were sold straight away - from the stunning view and beautiful grounds to how accommodating and helpful Briana was made it the perfect venue for us. Everything ran so smoothly on the big day (or if it didn't, we didn't know!) and we have had nothing but amazing feedback from our guests about what a great venue it is. Having our wedding at a venue like Eagle Ridge actually took so much stress out of wedding planning - Briana was so happy to help and nothing was ever a bother for her and her team. We cannot recommend this venue enough to any couple looking for the perfect Bay of Plenty wedding venue! Thanks again guys!"

Jodi & Nick - Friday 6th April 2018

"As a couple that both come from hospitality pasts we were both extremely picky on the venue and food for our special day. To say Eagle Ridge is amazing is a massive understatement they made everything perfect and we could not fault them one little bit. We just want to say a massive thank you for making our day one to remember. We had comments from many guests that it was “the best wedding they have been to and will probably ever go to” and we couldn’t have done it without you guys. A massive thanks to Nigel and Deb for completing our booking 2 years ago, they had just taken over and promised to improve Eagle Ridge and boy did they! The venue was flawless and looked even better than I could have imagined. Our guests were equally impressed with the views the service and everything overall! Briana thank you for putting up with my many emails containing lots of stupid questions and thanks for helping organise the surprise and managing to keep it a secret throughout our many meetings. You made the planning a breeze. Finally to Nicole. You were like our knight in shining armour! You made the day so stress free. You helped calm our nerves. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help run our day. Thanks for helping me dress Harper, coordinating the surprise and making sure our glasses were always topped up. There are not enough words to explain how amazing you were. Eagle Ridge you have impressed us so much that we cannot speak highly enough of your venue and hospitality. We are saddened that our time with you is now over but feel grateful to have had the opportunity to spend the greatest day of our lives with you. We hope to see you all in the future sometime."

Daniel & Georgia - Saturday 24th March 2018

"We were lucky enough to celebrate our wedding day at the incredible Eagle Ridge on 9th March 2018. The spectacular view over the Bay and the friendly, professional approach Briana showed us when we met her were the two main reasons we decided to get married at Eagle Ridge. Briana looked after us during the whole planning process, answering our numerous emails promptly and being really flexible in our requests to make sure our day was exactly how we had envisaged. On our wedding day, the organisation of the staff added to making our day super relaxed. We found the set-up of the venue was super convenient, with the beautiful lodge where we got ready and also stayed the night at and the function centre for the reception meant we could make the most of the time with our guests and not worry about the logistics of travelling to the venue and between the ceremony and reception. There were so many amazing spots in the garden and on the farm to capture beautiful photos and we loved that there were so many locations to choose from for each moment of the wedding day proceedings. We also were really pleased that there were numerous menu options to choose from, although hard to decide, we were so happy with selecting the buffet option and everyone was raving about how delicious the food was, us included. We would 100% recommend Eagle Ridge for other couples to celebrate their wedding day and we are so thankful to the team for helping us create a very memorable, special day for ourselves, our families and friends."

Abbie & Dylan - Friday 9th March 2018

"My husband and I got married at Eagle Ridge on the 3rd of March 2018. We truely had the best day EVER. It was an absolutely stunning venue with a beautiful view, food was yum and our guests had many positive things to say about it all. Our coordinator Nicole was absolutely amazing, our florist let us down with our table arrangements and Nicole went above and beyond to fix the problem and made them come to life to fit in with our theme. I couldn't thankyou enough for this :) Briana you were also great to deal with, not once did you ever make us feel like we were a bother and you were so accomodating. I would highly recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone looking for a venue. You will not be disappointed!!!"

Emma & Steve - Saturday 3rd March 2018

"We got married at Eagle Ridge Estate on 24 February 2018, and I could not recommend a better place to have our very special day. The setting was absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing. Briana was amazing with all her help before hand, it was not stressful at all! Nicole was so calming and helpful at the rehearsal and on the day. Nigel and Deborah (and Kai!) were really lovely. We didn't have to worry about a thing and were just able to enjoy our day. An incredibly special place for us and we couldn't recommend Eagle Ridge Estate enough!! Thank you so much for everything."

Erin & Scott - Saturday 24th February 2018

"Our Wedding day was everything we wanted and more mainly due to Briana and the team making it seamless from our first venue visit to getting everyone on the bus at the end of the night. Briana made the planning part stress free. She was quick to answer our emails and questions and she put us at ease with how everything would run on the day very early on. We had full confidence in the Eagle Ridge Team and we can't thank them enough. The gardens were immaculate, the food was delicious and we didn't have to worry about a thing on the day. It could not have run any smoother! We had numerous comments on the day and post wedding about how amazing the view and venue was and the frozen cocktails were a massive hit! We had the most perfect day and we would recommend Eagle Ridge to any couple looking for a beautiful venue with outstanding service!"

Jen & Fraser - Friday 23rd February 2018

"I had my wedding here Saturday 17th February 2018 and I loved every minute of it! The venue was gorgeous, and my guests were all so impressed and had a wonderful time. The staff and owners at Eagle Ridge were so accommodating and paid attention to small details and made everything so easy for me. The food was lovely and there's not one critique I could possibly make about anything, so glad we chose Eagle Ridge."

Alice & Jon - Saturday 17th February 2018

"We had the most amazing Indian wedding at Eagle Ridge Lodge. Briana and the team were very easy to deal with, we had a lot of traditional aspects that needed to be factored in when planning and Briana was amazing at answering and accommodating all the queries we had. The venue is absolutely beautiful, we had so many compliments from all of our guests, we stayed at the lodge for 2 nights and I would definitely recommend it, if the budget allows. The views are to die for especially when the sun is setting. The day ran smoothly and everything agreed was carried out, we can't thank the team enough! Big thanks to Nigel and Deb for being so welcoming to their property and taking care of us when staying at the lodge. We had the best day and would highly recommend Eagle Ridge and their team! They will not disappoint!"

Bhavna & Jay - Friday 16th February 2018

"We got married at Eagle Ridge on the 11th of Feb 2018 and it was an amazing day. I am sooo glad that we chose Eagle Ridge. It is a breathtaking venue, the staff were brilliant and our stay at the lodge was luxurious. Our coordinator Nicole was absolutely amazing and ensured that the day ran perfectly. She went above and beyond, she was lovely with the guests and helped us so much with planning the day and making decisions that we were struggling with. Nigel, Deborah and Briana were also a delight to deal with. I would highly recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone looking for a venue!! You HAVE to check it out."

Micah & Tamanna - Sunday 11th February 2018

"On the 28th January 2018 we said ‘I DO’, and it was for sure the best day of our lives! Being able to celebrate in style at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Estate, certainly stands as our greatest memory yet! Such an amazing venue, with having the ability to get ready, have our ceremony, photographs taken, reception and stay the night at the one venue meant for a stress free and very memorable day. Couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough. Both Briana and Nicole were absolutely amazing to deal with. Nicole made sure our day ran so smoothly, with an answer to every query and ensuring every last thing was accounted for to make our day perfect. A huge shout out and thank you to the team at Eagle Ridge!!"

Anna & Ethan - Sunday 28th January 2018

"Lue and I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had on Friday 19th. The wedding was exceptional and so were everyone involved from Eagle Ridge. The number of comments we have received saying how professional and wonderful you all were is a real credit to Eagle Ridge. Briana was so clam and really made us feel at ease. We will be recommending you to everyone. A huge thank you for making our day more than we could have ever wished for."

Lue & Sharon Shaw (Mother & Father of the Bride) - Friday 19th January 2018

"We got married at Eagle Ridge Estate on 5th January 2018, and we could not recommend a better place to have our special day. The planning and preparations leading up to our day were made easier with the help of Briana who spent lots of time with us chatting about our ideas and helping us bring them to life. Right from the start, we were both so thankful for your advice, tips, time and hard work organising the work behind the scenes for our big day. Our guests thought that your staff were super professional, polite and helpful on our wedding day, which we were super thankful for. Despite being married in a storm, our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Getting to the venue in major storm proved some challenges as we had closed roads and detours, late guests and a late bride. But, we were SO thankful that Briana and her team were SO flexible and made last minute changes and alterations to move our outside ceremony, inside when the weather did not ease up. The team at Eagle Ridge transformed the Function Centre into our beautiful indoor ceremony, just hours before guests arrived and the room looked AMAZING. After the wedding, we found out that some guests thought we were getting married in the Function Centre all along, as it was so beautiful! Briana and her team worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure that the rest of our day went by as smoothly and stress free as possible. We were also thankful to be able to use the stunning Lodge for our portraits before the rain cleared in the late afternoon for a beautiful evening and reception. The food was delicious, the venue is absolutely gorgeous and the view was wonderful!! Thank you once again, Briana, for everything! We are SO happy that we chose Eagle Ridge to be where our happy ever after began, and this will always be a special place to us!"

Sarah & Josh - Friday 5th January 2018

"We got married at Eagle Ridge on 25 November 2017 and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue! Eagle Ridge is absolutely stunning and the staff went way above and beyond to make our day that extra special. Briana was always available to answer any questions and was very helpful right up to the event, being very accomodating and flexible to our requests! Nicole, who was there on the day of the wedding made sure that everything went perfectly and made not only Matt and I feel special, but all of our guests! So many of our guests commented on how beautifully the property is maintained, not to mention the breathtaking views. Our guests loved being able to relax and mix and mingle at the lodge after the ceremony before heading up to the function centre for the reception. It was neat to be able to keep the function centre as a surprise for everyone as well! We 500% recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone for any function!! Thank you so much to the staff at Eagle Ridge for making our day so perfect. We honestly can't say thank you enough!"

Rachel & Matt - Saturday 25th November 2017

"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 - 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 we're 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 I'd 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 - 22nd October 2017

"Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!!!! We had the most amazing time!!!!!! The venue was more than I could of asked for! Just beautiful !!!! Even in the rain, it was glowing!!!! We received so many compliments! I felt super looked after on the night and thank you so much for also looking after my Mum too! She said you made her feel so special! All of your staff are so professional and lovely! Thank you again!!!! I recommend Eagle Ridge to everyone!"

Adam & Danielle - Saturday 4th November 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 - 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 - 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 & Brendan - 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