Corporate Escapes At River Valley Lodge

A Meeting Place Like No Other

Finding the perfect venue for a conference, corporate getaway, team building or staff bonding session is never easy.

Do you look for somewhere close to home, somewhere where ‘everybody’ goes, or do you look for a venue where the surroundings might just give you that creative edge? A place where no cellphone reception means that you can focus on the task at hand, or a place where it’s easy to keep in touch all the time? A venue where you can walk out of the door straight into natures own setting, or a venue where you can walk out of the room, down the hall, and be back downtown?

A venue where you and you business will be valued.

We can provide the surroundings for YOU to do your best work. That’s our promise.

Meeting Room Hire

We have 2 meeting rooms available for your group to hire – Awa or Aorangi. We offer half, or full day, hire of the meeting rooms. Please see below for more details.

Half Day Hire

Our half day room hire includes:

  • Morning or Afternoon Tea,
  • Lunch
  • Room Hire for 4 Hours (AM or PM)

Full Day Hire

Our full day hire includes:

  • Morning or Afternoon Tea,
  • Lunch
  • Full Day Room Hire for 8 Hours

Room Hire Includes

  • Standard conferencing equipment
  • Pads and pencils
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee, iced water)
  • Flipchart
  • Whiteboard
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Data Projection screen
*Please note that surcharges may apply for use of the conference rooms if no accommodation or catering is taken up. Should you need extra equipment, we will be delighted to supply this at an extra cost. If you are interested in accommodation and catering, or one of our adventure activities, please see our package deals below.

Awa Meeting Room


Awa is the smaller of our 2 meeting rooms.  The Awa meeting room is in a separate block down by the river, next to the spa and riverside deluxe rooms.  The room has bi-folding doors, which open out onto a deck overlooking the river.


12 delegates boardroom
18 delegates theatre style
(Room size 5.5m x 4m)
(Deck size 5m x 2.5m)


Awa Room – Half Day Hire  (up to 12 pax) $65pp
Awa Room – Full Day Hire (up to 12 pax) $90pp

All prices are per person.

Special Winter Rates

Enquire for discounted winter rates if you are looking to come before the end of August.

Aorangi Meeting Room


Aorangi is the larger of our 2 meeting rooms.  The Aorangi meeting room is upstairs, inside the main lodge building, with a great view out over the gardens and river.


20 delegates boardroom
30 delegates theatre style
(Room size 7.4m x 6.8m)


Aorangi Room – Half Day (up to 10 pax) $85pp
Aorangi Room – Half Day (11-20 pax) $75pp
Aorangi Room – Half Day (21-30 pax) $65pp
Aorangi Room – Full Day (up to 10 pax) $120
Aorangi Room – Full Day (11 to 20 pax) $90
Aorangi Room – Full Day (21 to 30 pax) $80

All prices are per person.

Larger Groups

Hire of the Main Lodge

If our meeting rooms are too small for your group, then (depending on other bookings) we can hire out the main lodge instead.  Please get in touch for availability, prices and more information.

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.

Catering For Your Team

Our food and beverage staff will be delighted to work with you on the catering for your event. We major in farm-to-table meals, 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. We have a range of accommodation options to suit you and your budget – from luxury riverside ensuite rooms, to shared bunk rooms.

Add Some Adventure

While you are at River Valley we highly recommend you try one of our adventure activities. We have a range of rafting and horse riding adventures to suit everyone. Our adventure activities are great for team building.

First Aid Training

It can be challenging to find the time to do team building activities and then organise staff training on top. Here at River Valley we work closely with the crew at Peak Safety to deliver the most dynamic First Aid and Working at Height courses in the country.

These courses are based at our lodge and use the epic surrounding environment as a location for awesome outdoor scenarios. Why not add an extra day to your stay and use the emergency challenges as another tool to bring your team together to solve problems. Give your staff the confidence to manage emergencies in their workplaces by aiming for a higher level of First Aid training.
Peak Safety are fully NZQA accredited and can offer unit standards as part of the course as well as certification for the following 2 years. They have been offering this training across the country for over 20 years and are seen as the industry leaders in running valuable and engaging courses.
If you’d like to know more check them out on and if you’d like to sort some team First Aid training at the lodge then just let us know.

The Awesome Grade 5 Rafting Package

Say a big thank you to your team with this adventure-filled package. Arrive at River Valley in time for morning tea, settle into your rooms and take a look around until lunch time, when you can enjoy antipasto platters.

Then, the good stuff – experience the thrill of white water rafting on the grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River. Return to the lodge in time to enjoy a well-earned 3 course meal, including a roast dinner with fresh vegetables straight from our garden. Then relax and have a cosy night in around the fire, having fun with your team over a beverage of your choice. The team can then stay an extra night in one of our Deluxe Ensuite Rooms (additional cost) and enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Riverside Conference

The Riverside Conference Package

Help your team get refocused and reenergised with this package. Arrive at River Valley in the evening for a delicious 3 course dinner, followed by fine wine and unwinding by the fire.

After a good night of rest in one of our Deluxe Guest Rooms (sleeps 2-3), relish in a buffet breakfast to start the day right. Utilise our riverside conference room for the morning to revise the team’s strategy and future direction. After your antipasto platter lunch, get the team out for a volleyball game or walk along the river

Finish with a tasty afternoon tea, bursting with friendly banter amongst team members. Leave home approximately 5pm.

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666