Horseshoe Bend Estate

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About Horseshoe Bend Estate

Horseshoe Bend Estate is our most popular wedding venue and can host up to 100 guests. It has a variety of set-up/lay out options depending on how you plan to stage your big day, with a relaxed and informal setting that feels like your own private resort. It is situated on 17 acres with two separate villas and sleeps up to 12 guests. Features include a swimming pool (summer only), steam room, spa, tennis court, petanque court, pond, huge gardens and acreage-space for glamping tents or marquees.

Behind The Brand


What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?

The grounds can house marquees of all sizes. There is also the pool cabana which can be set up as a bar. There is a large barn style garage that could potentially be set up for a small wedding party.


How many people can each of these cater for?

The price includes an event for up to 100 people but a larger number can be catered for as long as all facilities are in place, toilets, etc. which need to be hired.


Do you offer onsite accommodation?

The main villa sleeps six guests and the tennis court pavilion sleeps another six guests (two of which would be in a kid’s bedroom). There is also room for Glamping Tents, with a maximum number of overnight guests being 16 (POA).


What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?

There is an option for helicopters to land, therefore giving the ability for the bride and groom to be taken to some amazing locations for photographs. The venue also offers some great photo opportunities around the grounds, by the pool, etc.

Release Wanaka can organise other accommodation in Wanaka for wedding guests and transport to the venue.

All of the above are subject to Release Wanaka’s Terms & Conditions which must be agreed to.


What kind of couples would fall in love with your venue and why?

Couples with a thirst for adventure.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Incredible views of New Zealand’s snowcapped mountains surround the property in every direction, Horseshoe Bend is a luxury estate that truly has it all. High-end accommodation and facilities with a variety of locations on offer for your wedding day.


For the couple…

Looking for a venue that feels private and secluded but isn’t too far for their guests to travel to. This is a perfect venue for a couple looking to host their celebrations in one place and have the option to stay overnight too.


Styling tips…

Host your ceremony on the pristine grounds and let your guests take in the unobstructed views. Have your cocktail hour by the pool, setting up a bar in the cabana and organize a marquee for your reception as it tends to get cooler as the sun goes down.

Enjoy the estate to the fullest and have your guests over by the pool for a recovery bbq the next day and a casual game of tennis.