"I've been to Eagle Ridge twice now. Once as a guest at a friends wedding and once as a photographer. Both times I was blown away at how beautiful the grounds and the view are. I had a great experience as a photographer there- Deborah was so accommodating and friendly- can't wait to photograph there again! Would highly recommend!"
Bridie Verian- May 2023
"My daughter's wedding was held at the magnificent Eagle Ridge estate. The venue was incredible! The owner Deborah was a real blessing to work with. She was very approachable, supportive, organized and extremely helpful. Apart from the fact that Eagle ridge is a stunning venue, Deborah's help and support in organizing the event made the biggest difference. Deborah, Tania, Nigel and the rest of the team have made the wedding such a memorable, joyous and beautiful experience. We have had so many positive feedback from the guests and the beautiful occasion will stay with us for a long long time. Thank you to Deborah and her team at Eagle Ridge."
Peter Chin- September 2023
"I am writing on behalf of the Amos & Howard families and guests to thank you all so much for hosting Jessica & Jarrod’s beautiful wedding the weekend. You and your team worked so hard and made it a perfect day! To hold the wedding in THE most beautiful of estates sitting within such an outstanding area was awesome, and the Homestead well, what fabulous accommodation. All our guests loved the facilities, space and comfort of the Homestead, it really was a special experience. We were very thankful to have arrived during the Friday afternoon to ‘set up’ camp allowing plenty of time to fully prepare for the wedding the next day without too much pressure, bar the usual wedding drama’s ie broken zip! In particular, can we pass on our immense thanks as well to Tania who’s constant and reassuring presence the whole day gave such confidence as we were directed throughout as to what was happening, where we were supposed to be, at what time lol. I know this is what you do week in/week out but fully understand it doesn't happen without the hard work and attention to detail behind the scenes, it was appreciated…..and not forgetting our wedding dinner, the food was excellent! On this note, we would very much like to arrange for a discretionary payment/tip to go to Tania for everything she did for us on the day, she really is a gem! Is this in order and could we pay a little something into your account?? I feel very blessed to have been present at their NZ wedding despite the very, very long haul from SA I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Having not seen Jess in over 8 years she really is a young power house of dynamic energy and is great to see she has been able to introduce you to her photo booth business. Id never heard of it before and found it to be huge fun, especially after a few glasses ooops!!! Thank you again! Warm regards Auntie Sue & family xx"
Jessica & Jarod- 6th January 2023
"We got married here in December 2023! Stunning views and location as well as the venue itself. The reception area was awesome, as well as the lodge where the wedding party stayed was so good and huge! Staff and owners were amazing and made the process so easy to plan! Food was so good, our guests loved it. The most special day made all the better for this amazing venue! Would recommend to anyone! Thanks so much to Deborah and team for the most amazing wedding day! You guys are the best!"
Tesni & Ben- December 2023
"Brad and I just wanted to thank you guys again! Thank you so much for making our day so special. Our guests were blown away by not only the venue and incredible views, but also at how amazing you and your team were. Thank you so much! Hopefully will see you again in future!"
Kristen & Brad- 20th January 2024
"I would just like to give you and your staff a big thank you for all your work for Pene and Marks wedding on Saturday, it was much appreciated. Not only do you have a magnificent venue but you also are lovely people to work with. Pene and Mark loved their day and that is all you can ask for! Thank you again, Kate Walsh"
Pene & Mark Walsh- February 2024
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Tania and all of the team at Eagle Ridge for Friday! From start to finish you have been so amazing to work with. And the day couldn’t have been any better!! We had such a fantastic day and had so many amazing comments from our guests about how fabulous everything was. The views, the food, the staff, everything! Thank you again!"
Rachael & Matthew Rawson- February 2024
"Eagle ridge has the best team, Deborah, Nigel and the entire staff made our awards night for Baypark Speedway and event to remember. The service and the venue is 10 star you really cant get any better in the Bay of Plenty. We cant wait to get back there thank you so much for everything!"
Bay Park Speedway- 29th July 2023
"Our wedding was amazing, and Eagle Ridge was a perfect venue for our wedding. The amazing views and gorgeous sunset added so much to our wedding and our photos. The venue is so well set up meaning our ceremony flowed effortlessly into our reception and onto a night of dancing. The great service meant I didn't need to worry about a thing on the day. I can't recommend them enough!"
Mr & Mrs Burns - 28th March 2023
"Eagle Ridge were such a pleasure to deal with! Nothing seemed hard and they were so accommodating. I was hosting an Indian fusion wedding and all of the details were taken care of without me having to worry. They worked directly with our vendors and it meant that we and our families could enjoy our day to the absolute fullest. We had to activate a wet weather plan 24 hours before the day and it was so painless as the venue had already planned wet weather plans in advance for us to then choose the best option for us and our guests. All our guests mentioned how seamless the day was and how beautiful the lodge was despite not being able to see the spectacular views that actually makes Eagle Ridge so special! We had guests from overseas and they all mentioned how amazing the venue and service was (It helped we had an absolute open bar!) Cannot recommend more to anyone that is planning their wedding. The lodge is also lux and the best place to start your day. We were a pandemic wedding with our wedding date being moved 4 times and Eagle Ridge were so kind and understanding throughout the multiple changes and updates, it meant the world to us!"
Dalveen & Justin- 6th January 2023
"The team at Eagle Ridge were absolutely amazing helping us with our recent wedding in January. Everything was flawless and we simply can't fault our special day! From ongoing and consistent communication with Deborah answering all my needy questions ensuring everything was set up and organized prior to the day- it was perfect. We stayed the night before the wedding and it made for such a cruisy morning the day of, so I would definitely recommend doing this, took away so much possible stress. We had the best feedback with food and everyone raved about how good it was. It was such an easy and smooth flowing day. The view from the venue is just stunning too! Highly highly recommend."
Louise & Ash- 21st January 2023
"We couldn't of had a better wedding day! We were so grateful for the staff's help with the inclement weather and the organization was perfect and seamless- exactly what a bride and groom need for such a big and important day. We had the best experience! No complaints at all. We received so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful the venue was. Couldn't recommend Eagle Ridge enough!"
Mareika & Aaron- 16th Feburary 2023
"If you're looking for a magical wedding venue, look no further than Eagle Ridge! The stunning scenery, impeccable service, and attention to detail made our wedding day unforgettable. The grounds were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff were all very attentive, friendly and professional. We would like to thank Deborah and Bree who were both exceptional, from beginning to end. Thank you both for everything! You guys are the best! We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a memorable wedding experience."
Kurt & Steph, January 2023
"Can't recommend Deborah and the team at Eagle Ridge enough. Our wedding day was so magical and ran so smoothly due to their support. Deborah was great in communicating and guiding us through the process so every last detail was perfect. We had the best day, wouldn't change a thing! Dream wedding venue!"
Rhianna & Andrew Randrup - 28th Feburary 2022
"We chose Eagle Ridge as our place to get married and we are over the moon about that decision. First of all the venue is elegant, stunning and the views are to die for but what did it for us was the amazing communication and support from Deborah and her team throughout- not only the lead up but on the day. You can't put a price on having someone behind the scenes ensuring everything runs smoothly like we had with Eagle Ridge. Would highly recommend and a huge thank you to Deborah, Larise and the rest of the amazing staff for our day!"
Nick & Anna Drysdale - 27th Feburary 2022
"I couldn't recommend any other wedding venue! Deborah was so easy to talk to, answered all of our questions and made organizing a wedding ourselves super breezy! We had a cyclone on our wedding day and the team at Eagle Ridge were able to quickly accommodate for that and we still had a beautiful ceremony by the fireplace in the homestead. The organization was seamless and everything ran so smoothly with no problems at all. The food was delicious too! All of our guests kept saying how beautiful the day was- that it was like a fairytale wedding and I think the venue definitely helped with that. Deborah also let us relax a bit more in the morning until midday due to the bad weather and getting our stuff sorted, and she was very welcoming to our families which we are appreciative of!"
Alyshia & Matthew- 12th Feburary 2022
"Highly recommend! The venue was absolutely stunning and the host and staff were amazing. A group of us celebrated my 30th birthday and Deborah was very accommodating. We were made to feel like it was our home and woke up to a beautiful breakfast. My partner and I are already trying to create a reason to throw another event at Eagle Ridge!"
Neena Farry - 8th October 2022
"We had our wedding at Eagle Ridge and it was an absolutely magical experience. It's such a stunning location, and everyone there is so professional and helpful. Deborah provided so much help in the lead up to the day, and both she and Bree were amazing on the day itself. All the staff were very lovely and welcoming. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Top tip - get the accommodation package where you can stay the night there. It was so lovely to have breakfast the next day with our bridal party."
Conor Neilson- December 2022
"We would highly recommend Eagle Ridge for not only your wedding but any functions. The team there are absolutely amazing and go above and beyond. We had our wedding at Eagle Ridge in October and Deborah and the team just out did themselves so much, they dealt with everything and made the day so enjoyable and stress free, the lead up to the wedding was made so simple and they literally took care of everything. They provide so much love and care into what they do and the most amazing venue and outlook, the whole property is breath taking and I wouldn't of wanted to get married anywhere else. Thank you for sharing your property with us allowing us to get married and providing such an unforgettable day and night. The food was spectacular we had so many comments on the food and none of our guests went hungry, they put so much love, care and detail into every part and it is so well shown. The homestead is such a beautiful place to get ready and stay- we had breakfast provided the next morning when we woke up and we literally felt like royalty. Thank you for having us we loved every minute of it and couldn't fault anything and wish we could do it all over again. If your interested in getting married at Eagle Ridge go and look in person, photos don't do it any justice at all the feeling being present there says enough. Thank you."
Nicole & Jesse - 3rd December 2021
"Eagle Ridge Country Estate was the first venue we viewed, & we left with excitement knowing that it was the venue that we wanted to get married at. I admire their supreme organizational skills. I always felt they completely grasped what I wanted and made so many helpful suggestions. My e-mails always answered promptly and were always so happy to hear from me and put my mind at rest. Leading up to the wedding day, all of their staff are truly amazing, we even had the chance to meet the lovely owner Deborah. One of my treasured memories will always be of the build-up to the ceremony- my bridal party getting ready together in the luxurious Homestead. Such exquisite surroundings are a photographers dream and our wedding photos are truly amazing. All our guests had wonderful things to say. They commented on how unique and special our wedding venue was, and that it was PERFECT! They said the food was beautiful, the venue, and the attention to detail was impeccable and that it was by far the best wedding they had ever been to. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude to all the staff at Eagle Ridge Country Estate, thank you for making our magical wedding day so very, very special. Nigel & Dianne Gordon"
Nigel & Dianne Gordon - 21st May 2021
"We recently held our bi-annual board meeting in the Homestead at Eagle Ridge Estate. What was promised was delivered in abundance. Exactly what we were looking for at short notice. The owners went above & beyond. Thanks, Dave Church"
Dave Church, June 2021
"We had our wedding here in March of 2021. Short version, it was perfect. The venue was simply outstanding - you expect that in a wedding venue. What Eagle Ridge did for us was more than a venue though. Nicole, the venue manager, was an absolute asset in helping us plan our wedding - who knew there was so much to think about! She did this in a way that was super efficient, but still with the flare and concern you want in your own wedding. The venue also recommended some great other vendors through their website. This again was an absolute asset as it removed any guesswork. All vendors that they recommended were outstanding - quite possibly the best DJ that I have ever danced too. The best part, everything was extremely well priced. We got the royal treatment for a very modest budget. My wife and I cannot recommend Eagle Ridge Highly enough"
Courtney & George McDonald- March 2021
"We had the most magical wedding day at Eagle Ridge. We absolutely fell in love with this venue from our first viewing. The view is gorgeous and the Lodge, Function Centre and surrounding grounds are so pristine! The eagle Ridge team 100% exceeded our expectations, helping to create our fairytale wedding!! We can't recommend this venue enough! Thanks so much, Mareea & Lloyd."
Mareea & Lloyd 16th January 2021
"We got married at Eagle Ridge on 15/5/2021 with one of their Winter Packages. We had the most amazing experience. Eagle Ridge was so supportive right from the start and made our day flow seamlessly. All of the staff were incredible. Can’t recommend Eagle Ridge enough especially to people considering getting married here. It honestly made our Wedding spectacular.""
Nicole & John 15th May 2021
"From the moment we arrived at Eagle Ridge, we fell in love with the stunning views, outstanding accommodation/reception area. The whole Eagle Ridge team made our wedding MAGICAL. The hospitality, attention to detail and going the extra mile to look after all the guests, truly outstanding. All the guests were blown away by the service provided, a very thoughtful team. Thanks to the owners for creating this magical place. Eagle Ridge recently renovated the reception area and OMG speechless! IT IS PERFECT. Hardly any styling required as the venue itself is breathtaking both inside and out. We can't thank the whole team of Eagle Ridge enough for creating such a magical day and supporting us throughout the whole way. Thank you guys again, can't wait to host another event here :) xx"
Rakshita & Rhys 12th March 2021
"Eagle Ridge was the most perfect venue for a celebration of love. The team worked tirelessly to ensure that our day ran flawlessly and it was everything we had wanted it to be. The location and the views of the venue speak for themselves, but the behind the scenes work that goes into an event is next level. They have everything you need at Eagle Ridge so that you can focus on the most important element of the day - your marriage. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most perfect day. Love Mr and Mrs Stowell"
Samantha & Taylor Stowell 20th March 2021
"Eagle Ridge is a fantastic place. To share the whole experience with loved ones is out of this world. The facilities, surrounding, views, management and staff give you 100%. You have to be there to experience. Words can’t express how our experience was. Thank you! Freda Adams - Mother of the Groom"
Lydia & Jonny 24th 0ctober 2020
"After searching long and hard, my fiance (now my wife) and I decided to have our wedding at Eagle Ridge. Not only is the venue and the view spectacular, but the entire Eagle Ridge team were amazing to deal with. Our friends and family had an amazing time, and we couldn't have asked for more for our wedding day."
Prashant & Karishma 6th December 2020
"“We took our team of twenty staff to Eagle Ridge for Christmas Lunch and cannot speak highly enough of the experience. The whole ER team did a fantastic job organising everything and making the day special. The facilities are awesome and we recommend them for your next corporate event.” Mike Coory Managing Director Health House"
Health House Ltd
"Well, where to start...Eagle Ridge ended up being the wedding venue of our dreams! From the first moment we went for our initial viewing, we were immediately won over by the amazing views, immaculate grounds and beautiful lodge and reception areas...not to forget the Highland cows and awesome new wooden chairs. Our wedding guests commented on all of the above and could not stop getting photos. When our wedding, unfortunately, had to be postponed due to COVID in September. Our actual wedding day couldn’t have run more smoothly. We had a wonderful morning getting ready at the lodge with friends and family joining us. We were kept the bride up to date with timings and any changes from the wonderful bridal party hamper that was prepared to looking after our guests and tidying everything up for us at the end of the evening. We had the most incredible day of ours lives and would do it all again in a heartbeat! Thank you to all of the team at Eagle Ridge for making our day so memorable and simply stunning. We highly recommend this venue to any couples who are currently looking for somewhere to have their special day."
Paige & Rob Saturday 14th November 2020
"My husband and I got married at Eagle Ridge yesterday! We opted for a family-style elopement due to Covid and overseas guests with our original wedding plans. From the moment we made an inquiry a month or so ago we knew it was going to be perfect! I’ll have to describe this venue and the team that runs/owns it in fewer words than I want to or I could fill a page! They were so organised yet relaxed, efficient yet went above and beyond for us, the staff were professional and nothing was ever too much. We didn’t have a conventional wedding but what an incredible day it was. The homestead without a doubt was perfect for us! Views, weather, perfectly manicured lawns and trees, you couldn’t ask for a better venue! The food was incredible and everything else was perfect! Even coming down for breakfast in the morning the owners set up an incredible spread, so much beautiful food and drinks we could stay forever. Thank you Eagle Ridge for the best day ever!"
Hayley & Mitchell 3rd October 2020
"10/10 recommend wedding venue! We got married here last Saturday 01.08.2020 and had the most amazing day of our lives. You made me feel so much calmer as I was a nervous wreck! You and the team at eagle ridge made our day the most special day ever. We can’t thank you enough! ?? Cody & Chelsea Fitzpatrick"
Chelsea & Cody 1st August 2020
"We had the most perfect day. Stress-free planning and exactly what we were after, regardless of the average weather. The perfect venue for summer or winter. Highly recommend."
Deborah & Steffan 20th June 2020
"I and my now husband Rhys got married up at Eagle Ridge on 06/06/2020. After all the changes with Covid (the original date was 16/05/2020), we were finally able to go ahead. With all the dramas surrounding this and all the unknown, the team at eagle ridge were always more than happy to help in any way. The place is AMAZING from the views to the service. We cannot thank the whole team enough for all the time and effort they put into making sure our wedding went as smoothly as it could. They all went above and beyond for us as much as they possibly could and made the whole wedding planning experience feel so easy! I could not fault the venue or staff at all. Thank you for the awesome day ????"
Loretta & Rhys 6th June 2020
"We were lucky enough to stumble across Eagle Ridge while looking for venues around the Tauranga area. After viewing we knew that it was the perfect place for our wedding. The photos don’t do it justice! The team at Eagle Ridge were absolutely fantastic. From the initial communications right through till the end of the night I cannot fault our experience. We were looking for a wedding venue that provides almost everything you need for a wedding along with a coordinator so we didn’t have to worry about anything. The venue is gorgeous with the best views across Tauranga and Mount Maunganui and lots of decor options to use including a beautiful hexagon arch that we loved. Every detail of the day was planned by Nicole and we felt no stress on the day. We can’t thank you enough for helping make our special day one to remember."
Shelley & Dan 29th February 2020
"I couldn't recommend Eagle Ridge more as a wedding venue! When we first saw it we fell in love with the property and could imagine all our guests sharing that same view. We searched through many venues in Auckland and couldn't find exactly what we wanted until we set our sights on Eagle Ridge. From our first meeting with Nigel, we were convinced that our whole wedding organisation process would be made easy. He was flexible, extremely understanding and completely practical. Over the next 8 months, we worked closely with the whole ER team who was absolutely incredible. Not only is the property magical but both Nigel and Deborah were so flexible with all our requests. We had a traditional Indian wedding which had plenty of bespoke and unique requests. We were so surprised with how open they were with their property and how they let us add all our traditional elements that many other venues refused. Overall we are so happy to prove a resounding endorsement of Eagle Ridge and the whole team. We know anyone that chooses them will not be disappointed."
Malika & Karthik - Wednesday 5th February 2020
"I got married at Eagle Ridge Jan this year and it was the most perfect day. The venue is amazing but made even more special thanks to the staff. They are all super organised and makes you feel at ease during a stressful time. The day ran smoothly and the weather was amazing, which made the view even better. Thanks, Eagle Ridge!"
Amanda & Andrew - Friday 31st January 2020
"Rob and I fell in love with Eagle Ridge as soon as we saw it. The team at Eagle Ridge were beyond amazing especially with supporting us both before, during and after our special day. We will forever be grateful that we choose such an awesome venue right down to the staff that stayed to clean up which made our job that much easier! If I was to do it again they would definitely always be my first pick for venue hire. Highly recommend!!!"
Robert & Rachel Lloyd 30th January 2020
"We got married in December last year and had the most magical day! Despite the rain and wind, everything turned out better than we dreamed. Leading up to our wedding day, Eagle Ridge was absolutely incredible at communicating with us, giving us advice and guiding us through the journey of planning a wedding! Could not have done it without them! Eagle Ridge was so accommodating and easy to work with. The team at Eagle Ridge added so many extra touches that made it feel extra special. The team was what every bride dreams of. They were organised and willing to do whatever it was to accommodate us. We ended up having our wedding outside as the rain cleared, but it was so appreciated how they looked after us and our guests! The venue itself is absolutely stunning and showcases New Zealand beautifully. The views are incredible. I would not hesitate in recommending Eagle Ridge and their team. We loved our experience and had the best day."
Georgia & Jayden 16th December 2019
"Myself and my husband Ash just recently got married at Eagle Ridge on 15th December 2019 and I have to say I wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else! this place is absolutely stunning and magical! The staff and owners are so friendly and amazing! Working with the wedding planner/organizer was so stress-free, she was so easy and helpful to work with and made the process so smooth and exciting! Highly recommend!!"
Ash & Ashley - Sunday 15th December 2019
"Amazing venue. My daughter Ashley and Ash (the A team) married 15th December 2019. Thank you, was a perfect day. Staff amazing, owners amazing. Memories to cherish."
Louise McMullen (Mother of the Bride) - Sunday 15th December 2019
"We were lucky enough to get married at Eagle Ridge on the 14th of December 2019. Right from the first meeting with them to the wedding day, they were amazing! We were made to feel so special, they listened to what we wanted and went above and beyond for us. I wasn't stressed at all leading up to the day. She had everything sorted for us. The venue and views are so good - a photographers dream - meaning that it wasn't necessary to leave the venue for photos so that you can spend more time with your guests. The food was delicious with so many options. They were even more than happy to add on a vegetarian meal during the night that I had missed. We stayed in the lodge with our bridal party the night of the wedding and we all felt so special - as though they had thought of everything. If you are after a stress-free and beautiful wedding then Eagle Ridge Estate is absolutely for you! Couldn't recommend it enough. Thanks so much, x"
Alice & Ryan - Saturday 14th December 2019
"On Dec 7th 2019, everyone helped us to deliver the most magical day of our lives, our Wedding. What an incredible experience it was to be surrounded by our family and friends in the most prestigious location & the best view of our home. Thank you for everything that you have done for Todd and me, we wish that we could relive every single special moment over and over again. We are so fortunate. What an exceptional way to celebrate love, Thank you truly."
Eliza & Todd - Saturday 7th December 2019
"My now-husband and I were lucky enough to tie the knot at Eagle Ridge last weekend and stay in the beautiful lodge on the night. It was the most gorgeous day at this beautiful venue. They all went above and beyond for us and we are so so grateful to her and the Eagle Ridge staff. I couldn’t have pictured a better place to get married, it was truly magical. The set-up and atmosphere and the food were incredible and I wish I could do that day all over again! Thank you so much again, from the bottom of our hearts!"
Brittany & Richard - Sunday 27th October 2019
"I can't even begin to describe how amazing and perfect the Eagle Ridge Estate staff and venue are. Everyone went above and beyond our expectations, and we had the perfect wedding we had hoped for. A huge thank you to all who were there throughout the day making sure everything ticked along without us even having to think (you did all the worrying for us!) especially to Deb the owner and her family. Deb took the time to make us feel comfortable while staying in the lodge and mingled with our guests making sure everyone has looked after. I honestly cannot recommend this venue enough, and the location was simply magical. Thank you, Eagle Ridge? xoxo"
Rebecca & Ash - Saturday 12th October 2019
"The staff were phenomenal. The event manager and the team worked consistently went above and beyond to make our event absolutely magical. The venue is so gorgeous, everyone who came was blown away by how beautiful it was. I highly recommend staying in the lodge as the views are spectacular and having a spa bath overlooking Tauranga truly is an experience unlike any other!"
Jessica van Kan - Saturday 31st August 2019
"Eagle Ridge was absolutely amazing, tackling problems before we even knew they were there. The day ran smooth and the staff were great, owners hilarious and overall was great. Couldn't recommend enough."
Dee & Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019
"Eagle Ridge was beyond amazing!! Right from the start they were unbelievably helpful and were so amazing to deal with. Our wedding day ran so smoothly thanks to Kirsten and the Eagle Ridge team! Everything was taken care of and I did not have to worry about anything on the day as they had everything under control! The food and accommodation were both outstanding! We were so happy with our day and so glad we chose Eagle Ridge! 10/10!"
Naomi & Richard - Friday 5th April 2019
"We recently held a welcome dinner at Eagle Ridge for a weekend-long event with 150 guests coming from all around Aotearoa. Everyone was blown away by the beautiful views, wonderful venue, and ‘Ted’ the stag was a hot favourite too. The team at Eagle Ridge were an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole thing super easy. In the lead-up to the event nothing was ever a problem, Kirsten was friendly, accommodating, and knows events inside and out. On the night the team were amazing – attentive, friendly, and the ultimate hosts. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone looking for a special venue in Tauranga and hope the opportunity arises to work with the team again in future. Thanks so much for having us!"
Alice Boyd, Trustpower - Friday 29th March 2019
"Gorgeous venue inside and out, wonderfully helpful and accommodating staff, lovely food, what a great night for my Mum's 65th birthday!! Highly recommend Eagle Ridge to all, especially owners Nigel & Deborah."
Joy Bevins - Sunday 24th March 2019
"It is honestly so hard to put into words how incredibly grateful Russell and I are for all of your help leading up to and on our big day in March 22nd. They said that planning a wedding is meant to be one of the most stressful things that you can do – but thanks to you guys we had an absolute blast. Having Kirsten’s extensive knowledge and ability to push us when it was needed whilst also letting us visit to measure the function room and put up props the day before meant that we could create the wedding of our dreams. We are so appreciative to everyone who worked hard behind the scenes and of course to Deb and Nigel for letting us try something different. Us girls loved being able to have the flexibility to wind down and stay at the lodge the night before, making it a breeze to get ready the next day. Our guests still talk about the amazing views and wow, that food! I would highly recommend Eagle Ridge to anyone – with such an incredible team and one heck of a venue you guys really nailed our big day so we could relax and have the most amazing time. So thank you so much for being a part of our A team – having our wedding at Eagle Ridge meant that we had the perfect wedding that everyone dreams of pulling off!"
Lochleah & Russell - Saturday 22nd March 2019
"We just wanted to thank you to all the Eagle Ridge team for all your help leading up to the wedding and on the day. Your professional and 'nothing is too much trouble' manner gave us confidence that you had everything under control and you proved us right on the day. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was - it was just a stunning day all round."
Carrie & Mike - Saturday 16th March 2019
"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 - Saturday 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 - Sunday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 9th February 2019
"Wow! Eagle Ridge was the perfect venue for our wedding and the team were amazing making us and our guests feel very special. We spent three days at Eagle Ridge staying at the lodge with the ceremony on the lodge lawn and the reception in the main venue. Nothing was too much trouble, and boy did we have a list for them, so we were very grateful they were so accomodating and our day was so very special! Special thanks to Nigel and Deborah for all of their care and attention to detail, it was our best day ever! Thanks Lynley & Graeme."
Lynley & Graeme - Wednesday 6th 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Friday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Friday 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 - Friday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Sunday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Saturday 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 - Wednesday 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 - Wednesday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 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!"
Anneke & Reuben - Sunday 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 - Friday 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 - Wednesday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday 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 - Friday 6th May 2016