What our clients say about us...
Christine and John, England
Christina and Zac
"A big thank you to Julie and staff for making the reception a memorable occassion. Everything went really well. Also, thank you to Carmel, the wonderful room and facilities. Would highly recommend to everyone."
Wendy & Barry Bongard (Hawke's Bay)
"A little slice of heaven for us while helping Mum with her move away from the earthquake in Christchurch. Thank you Carmel and Ferg for taking such good care of us. We'll be back!"
Joy & MarkTownsend, San Francisco, CA
"Thank you for making our big day so special!!! Couldn't have been better..."
Sally & Joel Corry
"Beautiful peaceful place. We'll certainly recommend. Great gardens due to a lot of hard work and vision. But most of all, great people! Thank you for your hospitality."
Bernie Jennings (Perth, Australia)
"Amazing place! The best wedding ever!!! You're a great treasure Julie Hodder!"
Raelene & Ian Downing (Crewe, Cheshire, England)
Pete & Christine
"A lovely hospitable and friendly stop-over in a stunning garden. Thank you so much!"
Mary & Charlie (Mt. Cook, New Zealand)
"We all had a fantastic day on Saturday 3 July and we would like to thank the team at StoneBridge for their excellent service. Especially Julie who was so well organised and made sure everything was taken care of. All the food was perfect, it was served on time and was just the right amount. The presentation, especially the desserts are still being talked about and the venue itself was so lovely and warm. We had a stress free beautiful day and enjoyed every second. I couldn't think of a better way for us to start our married life. StoneBridge gave us the magical, memorable, winter wedding we dreamed of.
Mark and Lisa Shannon
Thank you so very much for the amazing work that you, Paula, Peg, Chef and the team put into our wedding - we had a number of people saying "It was the best wedding I'd ever been to", and credit must be given to the StoneBridge team for a large part in that. The beautiful gardens, ponds, the waterfall and the bridges provided an excellent and classical backdrop for our photos, which we treasure. The girls relaxed in the space and comfort of the homestead whilst getting ready on the day, and we really appreciated the coffee and juice you provided. Rud and I enjoyed the exotic fruits and sweets in the hamper you put together for us, too - that was over and above - thank you!
There are many other things that we appreciated, which I won't be able to mention due to brevity, but the StoneBridge team ran a tight ship, and we and all our guests were thoroughly impressed with the second-to-none service we received. I have no hesitation in recommending StoneBridge to anyone.
Natalie (and Rudyard) Andrew.
Thanks to Carmel & Ferg for a blissful time! A wonderful outdoor bubble bath, watching the sunset through the trees with their autumn leaves, a starlit spa and a dreamy sleep in the delicious bed. All finished off with a scrumptious breakfast. Mmmmm…
Paula & Graeme - New Zealand.
I would like to say thank you to you all. They day went so well even though it did rain. Without your help Paula, we wouldn't have found the house & we wouldn't have such great photos. You were such a big help leading up to the big day and your help through the night & the next day was just the best. I felt so lucky to have you to help us & I never felt bad if I had to ask you questions, even if they were silly little ones. People are still talking about the food months after. The whole day & night was more than we could have ever dreamed; that was down to you & your team.
The inside was so perfect. The outlook was perfect. Thank you so much again.
Sarah & Michael Streatfield
Just a quick email to say a big thanks to you and your team at StoneBridge for making our wedding perfect. We really appreciated everything you did, and we and everyone who went were really impressed! A lot saying it was the best venue they have been to! A lot also commenting on the food – thanks to the chef.
Hayley and Brent Schrider
This is a lovely restful place - it promised much and delivered more -
we'd love to return to see the garden in its seasons.
James Norcliffe - New Zealand
The Food, surroundings and hospitality were all beyond any expectation. Will be back again soon.
Megan & Darryn - New Zealand