Celebrations are something special to treasure and remember.


The Falls Retreat know how to create memories, whether its for a christmas function, a birthday celebration, an anniversary or a wedding we understand how important it is to you. 

We have an amazing property set in natural surrounds situated in the stunning Karangahake Gorge, and we provide an intimate, yet informal and relaxed environment.

We have a charming Bistro which has gained an excellent reputation for serving awesome food with warm, friendly service. Our award winning chef, Brad King serves mouth-watering dishes to impress. We are fully licensed with an extensive bar list which includes an amazing selection of wines, spirits, beer, cocktails and soft drinks.

We would love to here from you, so if you are looking for a location to celebrate a function please contact us on the link below or select one of the options to find out more:


Elopement Packages

Kids Parties


Christmas Parties


I promise to love and to cherish  


We want you to remember this day forever and that's why we hire out The Falls Retreat as a wedding venue.

We have a unique rustic property with a romantic pagoda overlooking Owharoa Falls. It is the perfect location for your ceremony and we have extensive grounds providing numerous photo opportunities.

Brad and his team will serve mouth-watering dishes to impress your guests and you can tailor the menu for your special day to suit your personal preferences. We are fully licensed with an extensive bar list which includes award winning wines to share with friends.

The barn style dining with its open fire place is in keeping with the rest of the property so whether it's a summer or winter wedding the venue can work to fit in with your plans.

We also have two charming cottages, providing the bride and groom (or guests) with a delightful place to stay ( we can even provide a delicious home-made breakfast the following morning).

There is also a great children’s playground should the younger guests need entertaining.

We invite you to experience our beautiful property, The Falls Retreat for yourselves – come try the food or take a look around. We look forward to welcoming you here.

To download our wedding brochure please complete the form below:

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An intimate and idyllic location


The Falls Retreat is one of the most intimate and idyllic places you could elope in New Zealand. With our unique rustic property overlooking the stunning Owharoa Waterfall, and extensive photo opportunities within our grounds, it is the perfect location for your ceremony.

Stay in one of our charming cottages on site for the night, enjoy a mouth-watering 3 course meal prepared by our award winning chef, Brad King and relax by the open fire with a bottle of wine or glass of bubbles.

We understand that you want the experience to be special for just you and your closest loved ones so we have designed an elopement package which offers the perfect balance for your special day.

Elopement Package includes:


Ceremony overlooking the waterfall

3 course lunch or dinner for the Bride & Groom

1 night accommodation in Waterfall Cabin with breakfast basket

Bottle of Italian Prosecco on arrival

Small bouquet of garden picked flowers


Optional Extras P.O.A

3 course lunch or dinner for guests

Styled bouquet and button hole

Styled table decor


Prices start from $1000

We invite you to experience our beautiful property, The Falls Retreat for yourselves – come try the food or take a look around. We look forward to welcoming you here.

To download our elopement wedding brochure please complete the form below:

Name *

Another year older and another year wiser


We all want to make our children's birthday special so why not let us do all the hard work for you. We have an amazing outdoor space where children can run around and enjoy the freedom that The Falls Retreat brings. 

We have healthy home cooked food that every child will like but more importantly every parent will approve of. We make most things from scratch at the Bistro so you won't find anything processed just good wholesome food (GF and DF can be catered for on request) .

Kids Pizza Making Party - Let your Junior Masterchefs  make their own pizzas!
$18 per child includes pizza base and toppings for them to create their own pizza PLUS unlimited soft drink/soda.
Bring along your own birthday cake for us to bring out and sing happy birthday! ($2 per person cakeage applies - knife, plates and napkins provided)

Junior chef aprons are supplied to make sure they all look the part and they can let loose on our awesome kids playground while their pizzas are cooking in the wood-fired oven.

Need to feed the parents? - We can send out a selection of preordered pizzas from our menu to make sure they don't hungry!

Our grounds are perfect for a treasure hunt and of course the fairies are always down the bottom of the garden for those special little girls.

Let us take all the hassle away so you can sit back and enjoy the birthday celebrations. 


Anniversaries, work functions, Christmas parties we celebrate them all.


The Falls Retreat is the perfect place for an event or function, be it a special anniversary, a school reunion or a Christmas Party. Our venue is set in a beautiful woodland setting with barn style dining and open fire place. Whether it's a cold winter night or a hot summers evening our venue can accomodate it all.

To find out more about holding your special event with us please drop us a line and we can discuss your requirements.


Christmas Functions at The Falls Retreat


Award winning food and wine awaits you at The Falls Retreat. Enjoy our beautiful grounds and relaxed setting with colleagues, friends and family.  Choose from a selection of wood fired pizzas and shared salads on our Grazing Table or some shared nibbles followed by a delicious main from our Set Menu. 

Either choice will want you coming back for more, so book in now to avoid disappointment and let's celebrate Christmas the right way!  

Please click HERE for our Functions Kit.