For marriages made near heaven.
Your special day deserves a very special and unique location.
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat is a special lakefront spot where our guests enjoy a unique and stunning location with recognised historic significance. We’re well known locally with many wedding and function groups coming from the Otago / Southland areas, but also organise weddings for many overseas couples travelling to New Zealand.
If you have visited Kinloch Wilderness Retreat before you will have a good idea of how we operate. If it’s been a while since you stayed, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what’s changed. If you haven’t been before we recommend that you come out to meet us and have a tour around our site.
A wedding to remember
We have a reputation for hearty food, a great selection of wines and guests regularly comment of the helpfulness of our staff.
Our sumptuous menus for groups of 12 or more cover informal BBQ and buffet options through to formal canapés and sit down meals; smaller groups can enjoy our a la carte menu. All dietary requirements can be catered for.
Let us remove some of the stress from your planning by making suggestions to suit your preferences and advising on suitable wines and beverages to compliment the meal. We charge wine only by consumption and will happily order in any special favourites, or if you wish to bring your own we charge corkage fees per bottle.
We can accommodate an intimate affair or a grander day, with up to 75 comfortably seated across our restaurant and marquee. With all our experience you’ll be in good hands for your magical day; we ensure excellence to fit any budget.
Wedding Night Accommodation
For a relaxed evening after the big day, we have 2 Qualmark 4 star plus options:
Glenorchy Lake House
Glenorchy Lake House offers the comfort and privacy you want on your wedding night. The luxury ensuite room has a king sleigh bed, flat-screen TV, private terrace, underfloor heating and deep soaking bathtub. A therapeutic massaging spa pool with fantastic views of the mountains and stars is available at the house. The bride and groom can be whisked away on Kinloch Lodge’s private boat and return after breakfast the following morning to say farewell to their guests.
EcoScapes, our newest additions, are just next to Kinloch Wilderness Retreat and offer the chance to indulge in our stunning view with outstanding comfort. Relax after all the excitement in the exclusive spa pool for EcoScapes guests, savoring the view under the stars. If you’re too wired to sleep make use of the in-room projector connected to Netflix and AppleTV, or the bluetooth sound system. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in bed, on the terrace, or join your guests in our restaurant.
Full Kinloch Lodge hire rates:
Wedding package for 2 nights – $9000
Prices are based on hiring all Wilderness, Heritage and EcoScapes accommodation and non-catered facilities for the duration of the stay.
Please note that from April 2023 we may be renovating the Wilderness area and unable to do whole site hire.