Located only 7kms from the friendly township of Taumarunui, down the incredible Forgotten World Highway, lies Omaka Lodge, a boutique bed & breakfast and wedding venue in the heart of New Zealand’s Forgotten World.
The short drive out from town follows the Whanganui River and is a beautiful scenic tour at any time of the year. At the end of a tree lined sealed driveway, you’ll find Omaka Lodge and its beautiful mature gardens. Well positioned on the crest of a hill, with magnificent views of Herlihy’s Bluff and Mount Hikurangi, and a peek of Mount Ruapehu, this wonderful venue offers total privacy and seclusion.
Situated amidst working farmland, the Lodge and its grounds are surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle dot the rolling green-pastured hills and valleys that echo to the melodious sound of never-ending birdsong.
Offering a unique combination of a beautiful residence, several accommodation options, large grounds and extensive mature gardens with wonderful countryside views, Omaka Lodge is an outstanding venue for boutique outdoor weddings of up to 70 people. Whether you simply want to visit us to exchange your vows, to use our stunning gardens for your wedding photos, or to hold the entire event here, we can work with you to ensure your special day is one to remember.
Your hosts, Chris & Scott, can guide you through many of the details – Chris has had many years’ experience in wedding planning, and Scott is becoming a wedding celebrant. Being a same-sex couple, Scott & Chris are also delighted to welcome same-sex couples who wish to marry at Omaka Lodge.
Whatever your ideas for your dream day may be, we’d love to welcome you to discuss your wedding ideas further at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.
We are a boutique wedding venue, catering to smaller weddings of up to 50 people, and we prefer you to visit us to discuss your individual requirements for your special day.
Our pricing is for venue hire, including full use of our grounds. We have four packages available, which can be customised by negotiation. Our packages are:
Up to 6 people - Elopement Package, starting at $400
Up to 10 people - Intimate Package, starting at $500
Up to 20 people - A Fine Romance Package, starting at $650
Up to 50 people - Endless Love Package, starting at $1,800
As well as supplying you a wonderful venue, we can also recommend some great suppliers - and even take care of your arrangements with them if required. We're happy to work with your suppliers too if preferred.
Should you and some of your guests wish to stay, we have a selection of accommodation options available on site. We have four bed & breakfast rooms, not to mention our newly-completed self-contained luxury bridal suite, The Loft @ Omaka. We also have three campervan sites.
To arrange your visit to meet us, please contact us via this page, via telephone - 07 974 8543, or via our website - https://omakalodge.nz/
We look forward to welcoming you to Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand's Forgotten World.