Rippon Hall, Wanaka Wedding Venue and Winery

One of the most breathtaking locations in New Zealand is the Central Otago Southern Lakes district, and although a lot less busy than Queenstown, Wanaka is every bit as gorgeous. The scenery is unreal in every direction and the feeling of the town is less intense, less ‘touristy’. I first saw Rippon Hall in 2014, when I visited on a business trip and so I was thrilled when Chris & Heidi booked me for their wedding there and I got to return in October 2015.

Rippon Hall is a stunner. The food, the wine, the venue and the views are all beyond describing. Instead of trying, I’ll attach some photos of Rippon Hall and the general Wanaka area for you to see for yourself.

Incidentally, here’s what Chris & Heidi wrote to me just a few weeks after their wedding;

Dear Richard,we hope you are well.  Chris & I would both like to thank you so much for being our amazing MC & DJ on our best day ever!!

Both of us, along with our guests had the most amazing wedding day & night, it was more perfect than we both could have dreamed of & we need to thank you for making the music, speeches & reception run extremely smoothly. Even when things weren’t running to our original timeline you worked with our amazing caterers & suggested ways to make everything continue to work & run smoothly.

With you running our reception, we didn’t have to worry or stress about a thing on our wedding night

You are very professional, fun & great at what you do. Thank you for sharing in our special day, we are so grateful that we had you there to keep our entire day/night on track because with you running our reception, we didn’t have to worry or stress about a thing on our wedding night, we could both just sit back, enjoy the night & take it all in.

We are so glad that we made the decision to fly you down from Wellington to share in our special day.  With thanks,
Heidi & Chris Hodge, Rippon Hall, Wanaka