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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Lodge is a fairy tale venue! It is so beautiful and you feel like you are far away from Wellington. Peter was fantastic from start to end he catered to our every need, and trust me there were a lot of demands involved with a 220+ wedding and mixing of cultures (Chinese/Tongan). Peter allowed us to visit the lodge...

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had our Wedding Reception at the Lodge on Waitangi Day 2016 and it was absolutely brilliant. Peter had hosted us a number of times in the build up to the big day to go over all the planning in great detail and answer my very long list of questions, all of this planning helped the day go absolutely flawlessly....

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The venue is superb, so huge and lots of rooms to spread out whether you want inside or outside venue, prices not over the top for food or beverage, food a plenty with buffet dining plenty for seconds and thirds with the set menu price. Would definitely recommend for a wedding venue or just a Christmas function as was ours.

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Thank Rena091962
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I had the pleasure of being hired ( by an outside party) as a DJ at this venue. Their friendly staff were very attentive even considering I was working as a subcontractor. Very high attention to detail, cleanliness and was very organised. I sub contractor did not notice a single hiccup. Definitely recommend this place for private functions. The Food...

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Thank Dj_Raaz88
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We held our wedding at the Lodge which included ceremony, luncheon and cocktail reception. A wonderful day we had, the surroundings, setting, staff, and food couldn't be better. In particular the management and staff were very helpful and friendly; and the quality and amount of food was spot on. We couldn't have wished for a better day!

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OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you both and your lovely family and friends. Our team take pride in delivering the best experience we can for our guests and it is always heartening to know we succeed. We look forward to welcoming you back for a complementary stay with us to celebrate your...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I have been fortunate to attend two weddings in the past 3-4 months at The Lodge and have really enjoyed the occasions. This is a great venue. Rustic enough to seem a little quirky, but polished enough to know that you are in good hands. I found the staff outstanding on both of my visits. I highly recommend this venue...

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OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! It has been great to welcome you back twice and to consistently meet your expectations. Our team delight in providing great service in a relaxed and comfortable environment and we hope to see you with us again soon.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had a family wedding at the Lodge earlier this year. The Good: Lovely views, and we had awesome weather so made good use of the large decked area. The property is on the whole in a little need of some TLC, gardens could have been weeded. But I think the owners at always upgrading. The Bad: The food for...

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Thank 7kiwis
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you were able to utilise our great outdoor areas and experience our stunning views. Your son and daughter in law’s wedding was held in our newly painted and renovated homestay. Unlike a concrete built hotel structure in the Hutt perhaps, we are a country retreat, and should our bride and...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2015

If you want a one stop venue then the Lodge is it. Fantastic setting with an excellent selection of food, which was divine. The staff are friendly and professional. Peter helped us all along the way, including DJ hire and advice on how to make the night run smoothly. The accommodation was great and having a place for the bride...

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OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to host you both, your lovely family and your guests. Our team most appreciated the standing applause as thanks during your speeches and an opportunity to enjoy your wedding day and a great party – we take much delight in making it unique! We are also thrilled that you enjoyed your DJ – Andy is...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2015

From the very beginning Peter was an absolute pleasure to deal with and very calming. The food was awesome and so was the venue. Great photo opportunities and lovely accommodation as well. Peter even served the bridal party a second meal at midnight which was life saving! The staff were all awesome and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you...

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Thank sarahryan2015
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The Lodge at Pauatahanui is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Unfortunately the host lets the venue down. We attended a wedding there recently and were made to feel as if he couldn't get rid of us fast enough. Wine was cleared from our table before we'd finished and was very reluctantly handed back to us at the second time...

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OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about our venue and our team. We pride ourselves on delivering great service in a great environment. The majority of our staff have been with us now for about 5 years, are well trained and enjoy their job. We take our responsibilities under the host responsibility act very seriously in order to care for...

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Address: 182 Paekakariki Hill Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: RM569 - RM600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Get the Bridal Suite! Makes a difference knowing you don't have to travel after the reception.”
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“All the rooms are fantastic, especially the one with the views”
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