Wedding Ceremony Venue
In the serene Opihi Valley we have the most stunning setting for your big day. We believe that the venue sets the tone for any wedding and the vineyard and historic Clifton Cottage offer a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. We are the perfect place to start your married life and photo opportunities abound.
Located 30 minutes West of Timaru in the lee of the Two Thumb Range the vineyard is nestled in a limestone valley providing perfect growing conditions for grapes.
Sweeping lawns, a tree lined driveway and numerous sites for your ceremony offer all you could wish for in a wedding venue. Hear the birdsong in our Woodland wedding area or gaze at the rows of vines from our Avenue of Trees setting, the choice is yours.
We have a fantastic outdoor bar and stunning patio area with an outdoor fireplace. We have many props to enhance your day including wine barrels, a rustic drinks barrow and vintage games for the front lawn.
We will organise canapes or platters for your after ceremony drinks and whilst we do not have receptions onsite we can assist with suggesting options that might work well as we have numerous contacts in the local area.
Enquire now for pricing on our contact page or email for your appointment.
Small, intimate functions are our specialty and our team will create a magical setting on our patio in front of the outdoor fireplace or in our large conservatory. Sit under the stars by candlelight and all you will hear is the murmur of the Opihi River or the haunting call of owls in our woodland.
We will create a fantastic menu option to suit your requirements from cocktails and canapes through to a gourmet tasting buffet, our food choices will exceed your expectations. We pride ourselves on locally sourced, slow food; prepared to our exacting standards with simple country flavours.
We can help organise transportation to make sure everyone gets home safe, a drinks selection to meet your groups needs and guarantee an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Ask us today for your group price, whether 15 or 30 persons we are happy to provide a quote.
Private, intimate dining at its very best,; our family management ensures that a watchful eye oversees every detail.
Watch out for our Long Italian lunch coming soon....
Bed and Breakfast
We are proud of our two bedroom, bed and breakfast, with views of the vineyard and a stunning Scandi style interior. Every selection has been made for your comfort and the stylish fit-out is to be savoured. There are all the modern amenities you might need including free wifi, a Bose ipod dock and television with Sky.
Gaze out the windows onto the rows of vines or sit in the sun on your own private deck as you take in a pastoral scene down to the river. Ski-fields, Lake Tekapo and the stunning Southern Alps are all within an hours drive and closeby are the interesting small towns of Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Fairlie.
Food options include a gourmet continental breakfast featuring local produce. We can provide a ploughman's platter on arrival or a cheese board featuring the best local cheeses, fruit and crackers selection.
Whilst there is not a full kitchen you have a fridge and there is a bbq on the deck. We can suggest great dining in nearby small towns.
We offer discounted rates as part of your wedding or function package so enquire today for a quote.