Tucked away at the base of the Ruahine Ranges and Mt. Aorangi, on the banks of the Rangitikei River, River Valley Lodge is the perfect escape from the stress of every day life. With its rustic charm, River Valley can provide you with the perfect exclusive venue for your special occasion.

We are a small, family run business and this allows us to offer you a more personal service. We want to help you make your wedding a memorable experience, and understand that every wedding is different. We can offer youexclusive use of the venue for the full day, allowing you to customise things to your needs. And if you have any special requests, no matter how big or small, we can work with you to tailor make the wedding you’ve always wanted.

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Talula-&-Eli Wedding

Our Wedding Package



Planning a wedding can be a stressful time, and we know budgets can be tight, so we wanted our package to be great value and include everything you’ll need to get started.

The Package Includes:

  • Your wedding ceremony and reception at River Valley
  • Exclusive venue hire from 9am the day of your wedding, until 9am the next
  • 2 nights accommodation for the bride and groom in one of our Riverside Deluxe ensuite rooms.
  • A 3 course dinner for the bride and groom.
  • Cooked breakfast for the bride and groom both days they are staying.
  • An adventure activity for the bride and groom. Choose from our grade 5 white water rafting, scenic rafting or a Harmony With Horses ride (please note some of these activities have seasonal restrictions).
  • Complimentary use of our spa and sauna facilities.


  • Guest accommodation
  • Food and drinks (we are a licensed premises so you cannot BYO)
  • Extra adventure activities
  • Hire of horses or rafts for the ceremony


We aim for you to have River Valley exclusively to yourselves from 9am on the day of your wedding, to 9am the morning after. Unlike other venues you will have exclusive use of the lodge, grounds, and all the facilities for the day.


Before booking we recommend you read our full Weddings Portfolio, or call in for a visit. When you have a date in mind please contact us and our experienced team can take care of the rest for you.

What people say

Absolutely amazing venue

“Absolutely amazing venue

wonderful people. A gorgeous slice of nz. Brilliant wedding venue. Beautiful
organic food. Breathtaking”


Apr 20, 2021

Rafting was an absolutely amazing way to start our wedding day

Rafting was an absolutely amazing way to start our wedding day

Great venue, beautiful location, fantastic food and amazing staff. Thanks for making our stay everything we could of hoped for and more.

Talulah & Eli

May 13, 2021

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666 / +64 6 38 81444

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