Over the years, DJ Richard has entertained at dozens of venues across the Wairarapa, from Wharekauhau Luxury Country Estate in the south of the district, to Taureka Estate in Featherston, many of the wineries and vineyards in Martinborough and marquee weddings on private land in Masterton. Here are some of the photos from a few of the celebrations that Richard has entertained at in the Wairarapa district.
Murdoch James Estate, Martinborough
A lovely venue I’ve only worked at a couple of times in the last 30 years is the lovely Murdoch James Estate, just out of Martinborough. I remember the last wedding there clearly though, as it was a German couple and the reception was full of fun games and German wedding traditions. It was a lot of fun and the family and guests were there to have a fantastic time.
Muirlea Rise, Martinborough
I was honoured to be the DJ for the first non-family wedding at Muirlea Rise in Martinborough. It is a small vineyard, in the heart of the Martinborough wine village. Established in 1987 by Lea and the late Willie Brown and still family owned and operated, with son Shawn currently the only second generation wine maker in Martinborough. Continuing the tradition of minimal intervention wines reflective of the growing season (all over the place), this was a wonderfully relaxed and casual venue.
Martinborough Hotel, Martinborough
I have entertained a few times at the quaint Martinborough Hotel, although I didn’t take photos at some of the events there it seems.
Peppers Parehua, Martinborough
DJ Richard has entertained a few times at Peppers Parehua in Martinborough, for wedding and corporate clients. It is a lovely venue, with wonderful private accommodation on site.