Our Story

Stoneridge Lodge is the dream child of owner Wayne Gore. When Wayne moved to Lake Hayes with his mother, artist Da Vella Gore, the pair began what has turned into a lifelong passion, reclaiming historic structures and incorporating them into new buildings such as The Chapel by the Lake

Buildings crafted from re-cycled timbers and stone, bespoke hand-forged iron work and giant hardwood beams give Stoneridge its distinctive, authentic character and rustic charm.  The property is home to magnificent sprawling gardens, tranquil water features, sculptures and a boutique vineyard, which all represent decades of dedicated and inspired work.

15 Years of Expertise

For more than 15 years, Stoneridge Estate has been mentioned by couples around the world as one of the most beautiful wedding venues. The excellence of service offered by the staff and owners make of Stoneridge a real Luxury experience.

Wayne and his wife Suzanne and their family invite you to experience Stoneridge for yourself, one of the finest Luxury Lodges and Function Venues in New Zealand. 

Stoneridge Estate is member of Queenstown Wedding Association.

For a Wondrous Wedding or a Heavenly Honeymoon in New Zealand

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Queenstown, Stoneridge is close to the vineyards and wineries of the Gibbston Valley and all the popular ski fields. The quaint historic town of Arrowtown is only five minutes away.

Fly direct to Queenstown International Airport from Sydney or Brisbane, or from Auckland (1 hour 50) or Christchurch (45 minutes).

"We truly thought that our wedding was perfect. Thank you very much to you and the crew at Stoneridge for working with us on planning the day! We couldn’t have asked for things to..."

- Elizabeth and Rocky, March 2018