Intimate and Private Elopement Wedding
Our Intimate and Private Elopement Wedding Packages at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offer an exclusive and romantic setting for your wedding ceremony of up to 8 guests, plus special touches to complete your ceremony. The Mackenzie Region is a stunning wedding destination, with infinite sites for gorgeous wedding photography and all sorts of activities to create a memorable elopement getaway for you and your guests – everything from gentle walks to skydiving to 4-wheel-drive adventures in the mountains to glacier exploration.

Package Details

For your wedding elopement, enjoy the privacy and space of your own luxury villa. Moraine Villas overlook the magnificent Ben Ohau ranges and Ashley Mackenzie Villa looks over Lake Pukaki to Aoraki Mount Cook. Both feature a private outdoor hot tub filled by our estate’s fresh artesian water. Inside, the villas have stone floors, open fireplaces and luxury decor.

Our wedding package includes exclusive use of your luxury villa for your wedding ceremony and reception, arrangements for a celebrant and two witnesses, a luxury wedding platter for up to four people, a bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine and even a buttonhole and bouquet delivered to your door. Full list of inclusions below.


Package Price

From $ 8,750


Package Inclusions

  • Exclusive use of the Moraine Villa for your wedding ceremony and reception
  • Celebrant and two witnesses
  • Wedding co-ordination
  • For the ceremony, we provide a luxury wedding platter for up to four people and a bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine
  • Early check-in of 1pm on arrival day, and late check-out of 12pm on your departure day
  • A buttonhole and bouquet delivered to your door
  • Two nights’ accommodation in your choice of Luxury Villa.  All our villas have french doors opening onto the outdoor patio and either lake or mountain views, combined with a cozy open fire in the lounge for you to lay back and enjoy
  • A bottle of sparkling New Zealand wine on your arrival
  • Private dining in your villa with breakfast provisions each morning and a three-course meal each night, prepared by our chef and hand-delivered to your villa
  • One gourmet lunch
  • Private outdoor hot tub filled with water drawn from our artesian well
  • On one afternoon of your stay, our masseuse will treat you each to a 1-hour relaxation massage in your villa
  • On the estate you will have use of the tennis court, petanque, curling (subject to natural ice) and walking tracks

Upgrades are available, including:

  • Include a ceremony on the Lakeside or Lavender Lawn
  • Be whisked away from the Retreat by helicopter for photos on a Mount Cook glacier
  • Dinner with your guests in Moraine Lodge or a stargazing experience in the Retreat’s Wine Cellar Observatory


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Terms and Conditions

Contact us directly by phone or email to book this package. The above inclusions are in the standard package, but upgrades and additions are available upon enquiry.

Does not apply to existing bookings, may not be used in conjunction with another package. Based on availability.

Payment Policy

A valid credit card is required at the time of booking to secure the booking.

The person making booking must be over 18 years of age.

Unless otherwise stated, a one-night deposit will be charged to your card on booking confirmation.

The balance of your stay is payable on arrival.

We accept payments in New Zealand dollars by MasterCard or Visa, Direct Debit or Cash.

Your credit card payment will be made via WindCave and an invoice / receipt will emailed to the email address you provide.    

Cancellation Policy

As a small lodge with only three villas our cancellation policy is rather strict.

Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of the first night’s accommodation. After that and in the case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. Bookings are non-refundable for any unused nights.

If you are unable to travel to the Retreat because of Government COVID-19 restrictions, we are happy to postpone your stay and transfer your deposit to another date or booking.

We highly recommend that all guests purchase travel insurance to guard against these charges.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at the Retreat, please be aware the Retreat is a rural environment with natural tarns and ponds, cliffs and forested areas.

Extra beds are available in Moraine Villas at a cost of $300 per night which includes dinner and breakfast provisions.