Weddings at Stoneridge
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and the breathtaking panorama from Stoneridge Estate is a unique and idyllic backdrop that will delight and inspire you and your guests. Stoneridge offers a magical venue for your New Zealand wedding ceremony and reception in one stunning location. Our team of professionals will help you realise your Dream Wedding, providing expertise and assistance in every facet of planning and arranging your special day.
Please scroll down to read what others say about getting married at Stoneridge or Book your Stoneridge Wedding today.
NZ Womens Weekly
In a secluded mountain-side venue on a picture perfect Queenstown day, All Black Ali Williams looked the epitome of happiness as he and his partner of more than six years, Casey Green, became husband and wife in front of 130 friends and family. The beautiful ceremony was held outside the quaint chapel of the luxury Stoneridge Estate, set on the banks of Lake Hayes. Read more in our full article here.
Seven years after an accidental first kiss, Melanie Lynskey and Jimmi Simpson got hitched in the bride's native New Zealand, at Stoneridge Estate.
Bride & Groom
After meeting at an Austrian ski resort seven years before, Jo and Sheldon Redman wanted the mountains to play a role in their big day, so they chose to wed at Stoneridge in Queenstown in Springtime.
Heather Boekhoff, a professional actress and David Charles, a professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, travelled across the country together as they pursued acting, academics, and each other, eventually choosing Stoneridge as the the venue for their New Zealand wedding.
LA-based Kiwi star Melanie Lynskey, has a happy ever after ceremony in Queenstown. New Zealand. Actress Melanie Lynsky, star of TV2's Two and a Half Men, and her partner, actor Jimmi Simpson, are well-versed at walking the red carpet and rubbing shoulders with famous people, but when it came to their own wedding, the couple wanted nothing more than an intimate family experience. Amid the rolling mountain ranges of Queenstown, in a quaint stone chapel on the shore of Lake Hayes, the couple took their vows in front of 60 of their closest family and friends.
Felicity and Trent - NZ
"Thank you so very much for a wonderful wedding experience. The Chapel was beautiful, the Lodge incredible, service impeccable, food amazing, wine fantastic and experience on the day was perfect. You have an amazing venue but I was really impressed by how easy you made everything. I chose Stoneridge because we wanted to be able to relax on the day and give our guests an experience they won't forget and you definitely exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for making our wedding the special day I dreamt of."
Heather and Mike - USA
"We had a great time and everything was amazing and beautiful. Thank you so much for adding the little touches... it really made a difference... Everything was extraordinary! Our friends were blown away and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. You and your family have an amazing property, thank you so much for sharing it with the world and more importantly, with US!"
Katrina and Erik - USA
"I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone - it is the most beautiful venue I think I have ever seen as to compliment the beauty of the buildings is the gardens and then to top it off all the mountainous views and spectacular views and reflections of Lake Hayes. It was my dream venue and I have the best photos ever!"
Cathy and Travis - Australia
"I would like to thank you both for all you did to make Cathy and Travis's wedding such a memorable day. We have received so many wonderfully positive comments about the beautiful venue, the lovely grounds, the excellent food and the fabulous service. We were so thrilled with the way the day unfolded. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place and for all your hard work on the day and help with the planning. We did so appreciate it."
Cheri and Gary - USA
"I would just like to thank you and Wayne for all of the work you put into making our wedding/stay wonderful. The grounds of Stoneridge Estate were everything we had hoped for and more. Our 5 course dinner was absolutely fantastic. It was the best meal we had during our entire 3 week stay in New Zealand. Our wedding memories will always be special thanks in part to you and Wayne. I also really appreciate your attention to details and the final schedule outline you drafted; that really helped me coordinate everything I needed to do. Thanks again. We really appreciate everything you did."
Nicola and Andrew Walmsley - UK
"Just wanted to drop you a line from the both of us to say a huge thank you to you and your team at Stoneridge. Andrew and I had the perfect day and everyone who joined us said that your staff were excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxed and everyone commented on how nice it was that the dinner courses were not rushed out to the tables. Thank you also for your time in answering the million or so questions I had leading up to the wedding."
Stu and Angela - New Zealand
"Thank you to you and your team for helping to make our day so special. We had the most wonderful time and everything was just perfect, even the weather couldn't have been better! All our guests loved the service and we can't wait to get our photos from the photographer. We will definitely recommend Stoneridge to anyone thinking about getting married in the area. Thank you again for all your help."
Noel and Dianne Spiers - Invercargill
"We would like to thank you Wayne and your staff for making our daughters marriage on 6th February such a wonderful event. Thank you for making your beautiful property available, it made the day so special, the view was magnificent. You were so easy to work with, nothing was a problem. Our thanks also go to your wonderful staff, it was so good to be part of something where the staff were so pleasant, welcoming, smiling and helpful. You have a very beautiful venue and we would have no problems recommending it to others. Thank you all so much."
Tim and Louisa - Australia
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day so special. We had an amazing time from start to finish, the helicopter and photos in the wind were a lot of fun! The setting for our actual wedding was beautiful (you have a stunning property), the ceremony our celebrant helped prepare was beautiful and so fitting for us, my hair and make up was perfect, Suzanne thank you for all the emails, coordination and enabling such a smooth running day - please can you pass on our thanks to the chef as our meal was delicious."
Shayna and Andrew - New Zealand
"Andrew and I would like to say a huge thank you for all your effort that you put into our wedding, all the planning that you did made it an amazing day. Thank you for all your suggestions and for all the last minute changes that you arranged for us, (and all the other changes and help with the indecisions that we had). You made the process of organising a wedding a much less stressful one. Stoneridge Estate is an extremely beautiful place and is set in an amazing location, after wondering why we were having our wedding in Queenstown our guests soon understood why when they saw the place. We heard very positive comments on the quality of the food and the photographer exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a day that ran like clockwork and was extremely enjoyable."
Dorota and Nicholas - Australia
"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work that you put into organising our wedding. Everything was perfect! I'm still amazed at how smoothly everything went! All the people involved were fantastic. The wedding co-ordinator was great. She was very helpful and her friendliness assured me I could go to her with anything I needed. Our marriage celebrant was wonderful also. I was thrilled with her warm and open attitude, and really, she went above and beyond with all the editing I asked her to do.
Thank you so much for all your assistance, your quick response to emails and patience with all the details. There is always that niggling doubt about organising the wedding from another country, wondering if everything will turn out the way you expect and if you've done the right thing; I am pleased to say everything about our wedding went beyond our expectations. It was more beautiful than I'd dared imagine. I am so grateful to you for taking care of all the details and ensuring was special day was perfect."
Hilary and Jim - UK
"We just wanted to get in touch to thank you very much again for our wedding. The setting was amazing and your attention to detail and hospitality superb. All of us were made to feel special during our time with you. Our expectations are generally high, and you managed to exceed them! We can't think of any way (other than a few more of our closest friends from England in attendance) that our wedding could have been improved at all. Many thanks again."
Pavla and Michael - Australia
"First of all THANK YOU VERY MUCH for helping us with the planning of our wedding! We had a wonderful time and will have wonderful memories of the day! Stoneridge is such a beautiful place with so much attention given to small details - we could not have chosen any better! We felt very welcome at Stoneridge, a bit spoiled actually, and Pablo and Wayne were great hosts to us! We would also like you to know that all the people that you recommended and somehow took part in our wedding were wonderful! Our celebrant helped us put together and officiated a beautiful and personal ceremony, our photographer took some great pictures and had them ready before we left for home, the hair and make up artist did a fantastic job with my hair and make-up and Sue is such an open and caring person - she instantly made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. I also loved my bridal bouquet and Michael and I very much enjoyed the candlelit dinner. So thank you again!"
Donna and Brent - Auckland
"Thankyou so much for all your wonderful organisation, planning skills and help involved preparing our forthcoming wedding. Our stress levels are 0, Brent and I are feeling very relaxed, thanks to your professionalism and efforts. We are all looking forward to our very special day and even more so, as we got engaged at Stoneridge exactly 1 year ago to the day we are getting married."
Shannon and Adam - USA
"Thank you so much for making our wedding/honeymoon such a special and wonderful experience. I already knew I made the right choice in choosing Stoneridge upon working with Suzanne on the wedding details via email. Suzanne you were so organised and easy to work with! Wayne and Pablo you were such wonderful hosts and truly made us feel like royalty. Stoneridge is a gorgeous estate and we hope to return for our five year anniversary. Your hospitality and friendliness made it a part of our own life that we will never forget."
Lauren and Mike - Australia
"I wanted to personally thank you for making our day so perfect, right down to the weather! Your staff at the reception were very attentive and helpful with all requests and the food was delicious I am just sorry that I did not do it all justice as I was on such an adrenaline high I did not eat as much as I could have, the sausages were particularly noteworthy! The reception area looked beautiful and everything was all laid out as we had requested right down the wedding favours. As for the cake, words cannot describe our stunning it was, it looked exactly like the picture from the magazine, please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the cake maker! My flowers were also too beautiful for words. The honeymoon cottage was the perfect place to stay, very quiet and romantic - loved the fireplace and the view in the morning from the bedroom is spectacular - I could have moved in permanently! The whole estate is so beautiful and if ever we decide to renew our vows or have any friends get married we would not hesitate to recommend you. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!! Thanks to Wayne, and all your staff for doing such a fantastic job. The venue was just perfect and everything ran so smoothly, we couldn't have asked for more … the chef and the wait staff did a brilliant job- the food was delicious and the wait staff were friendly and efficient. Suzanne, you were so easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable bombarding you with endless questions and you always cheerfully responded. Thank you so much for your part in helping make our day perfect."
Jason and Kimberly - Texas
"Thank you so much for your help planning our wedding as well as being there to make sure everything ran smoothly. The event came together beautifully and we received many compliments and enjoyed the wedding immensely. Your professionalism and dedication made the day remarkable in everyway. It was amazing to us that you were able to bring everything we imagined to life even though we planned this from thousands of miles away. There are always some concerns when such an important day is trusted to someone you have never met but we could not have been happier with you, Wayne and the estate and everyone that was involved. You were able to set us up with the best of everything. From the florist to the celebrant we could not have asked for more. Again we are in awe of your ability to put together such a perfect event."
Haydee and Uli - Germany
"Our thanks and commendations for facilitating such a wonderful wedding celebration. Without exception our guests commented on your beautiful property and the running of a superb and happy event. It was truly a perfect time for everyone. Thank you to all the staff who assisted in making our stay so memorable and in particular to your chef for the magnificent food."
Christine and Richard - Australia
"Thank you for helping making our wedding day so special. We had a wonderful day and loved every moment of it. Your beautiful venue was perfect for the occasion. We received many compliments about the venue, amazing food and service and would like to pass these compliments back to the chef and your staff."
Kerry and Leigh - Australia
"Thank you once again for making our wedding such a wonderful and memorable experience. The feedback that we have had from our guests has been overwhelming. You all managed to make this such a seem less experience and everything came together so beautifully that we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you especially to Suzanne for all the emails that ensured that we had the opportunity to ask questions as well as reminding us of what still needed to be addressed. The quality of the businesses you have used and referred to were amazing and helped to make the whole day so special starting from the hair and make up girls to the flowers to the most amazing cake we have ever seen (and tasted!). The champagne is still being talked about now and the band helped to keep everyone dancing which is just what we wanted. We have been told it was the most amazing and beautiful wedding that anyone had ever been to which means so much to both of us but was only made possible with your help."
Martin & Nicole - New Zealand
"Thank you so much for your involvement in the preparations for our wedding on at Stoneridge Estate and of course the maintenance and presentation of a stunning venue. We received many compliments about the whole day. You really helped us deliver the experience we were wanting for our special guests. Our day couldn't have been better. Thanks for all your recommendations and support. We would find it difficult to fault any of the suppliers that you endorsed."
Louise and Rob
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to both you and Wayne for a superb wedding. Our guests cannot stop talking about how fabulous the venue was and your expertise and guidance made everything go off without a hitch. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you both and thank you again for your professionalism and good humour; it certainly made life a heck of a lot easier."
Marie and Mark - Australia
"The wedding was fantastic, everyone had a great time and I could not have arranged it from here without your help. I also wanted to pass along that so many of guests were impressed with the service at the reception, the staff were so friendly and efficient. Everyone was very impressed and I have had so many calls and emails to say what a fantastic wedding it was. I also wanted to say that the photographer and videographer were excellent, they knew exactly what to do to get the best shots and had a really lovely manner but got the job done at the same time! And one last thing - the cake looked perfect! - such a wonderful job, very impressive!! But mainly I just wanted to say that the day ran smoothly and mark and I didn't have to worry about anything and we are so grateful that we could relax and enjoy the day."