Events, Functions & Reunions

at River Valley Lodge

Event & Function Venue, North Island, NZ 2019-08-04T23:24:36+00:00

Is River Valley your next Event or Function Venue?

Do you believe that reunions are supposed to be special occasions where you get together with old friends, get reacquainted with family members who you seldom see, and where you both tell your stories and listen to everyone else’s stories?

These are special occasions, and at River Valley we recognise that.

However the problem is often the amount of organisation required. You want to spend the time catching up and having fun together, not worrying about food or activities to keep everybody occupied.

We can help you make these occasions a great success.

As part of our development of the River Valley experience, we are inviting you to use River Valley Lodge as your next event venue.

You won’t need to worry about all the details

Our experienced and friendly staff will look after this for you. This leaves you free to do what you came to River Valley for, and that is in all likelihood having fun with family or friends.

A Range of Country Style Meals

Our food and beverage staff will be delighted to work with you on the catering for your event.  We major in country style cooking, and believe in ‘real’ food that is sustainable and locally sourced.  Most of our produce comes from our on site vegetable gardens, and we use fresh eggs from our chickens. Our fully licensed bar and restaurant can seat up to 90 guests

Accommodation Options

The range of accommodation styles available at River Valley, means that you can mix and match to suit your needs. For instance, older children will have a lot of fun staying in a bunk room, while their parents enjoy somewhat more luxury in a deluxe guest room.


Our exclusive season starts from mid April, and ends early November.  If you would like exclusive hire of the whole venue and facilities please contact us for dates this is available.  For exclusive events there is a venue hire charge of $1500.  We also hire out the lodge for weddings – please see our Weddings page for more information.

River Valley is a Great Venue To Go Adventuring

When you are planning your get together, we encourage you to book an adventure activity at the same time. There are very few things more relaxing than a Scenic Rafting trip, and very few things more exciting that a Grade 5 Rafting trip!

The variety of horse riding options that River Valley Stables offers means that everyone from beginners, to seasoned riders, can find a trek that suits.

When you are ready to discuss your Get Together ideas, either email us here, or phone us on 0800 248666

“We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing setting that suited all our needs with the age range from 5 months to 80 years!”

Hi Nicola and JJ

We had such a wonderful weekend at River Valley – everyone is still buzzing, especially Mum and Dad. We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing setting that suited all our needs with the age range from 5 months to 80 years! And the weather was pretty kind too.

Thanks for keeping the secret, although Nicola nearly let it out before the great grandparents and grandma had met Mia!


on behalf of the “Barkwiths”

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Many thanks to your team at river valley. We all had a great night on Saturday. A long time since some of the cousins had met, so lots of laughs and noise.

A shame the weather didn’t behave, but it is winter and the lodge was lovely and warm.

Thanks again for everything.



“Lots of laughs and Noise!”