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The Lodge at the Inlet

182 Paekakariki Hill Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The venue is superb, so huge and lots of rooms to spread out whether you want inside or outside venue, prices not over the top for food or beverage, food a plenty with buffet dining plenty for seconds and thirds with the set menu price. Would definitely recommend for a wedding venue or just a Christmas function as was ours.

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Thank Rena091962
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I had the pleasure of being hired ( by an outside party) as a DJ at this venue. Their friendly staff were very attentive even considering I was working as a subcontractor. Very high attention to detail, cleanliness and was very organised. I sub contractor did not notice a single hiccup. Definitely recommend this place for private functions. The Food... More 

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Thank Dj_Raaz88
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We held our wedding at the Lodge which included ceremony, luncheon and cocktail reception. A wonderful day we had, the surroundings, setting, staff, and food couldn't be better. In particular the management and staff were very helpful and friendly; and the quality and amount of food was spot on. We couldn't have wished for a better day!

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OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you both and your lovely family and friends. Our team take pride in delivering the best experience we can for our guests and it is always heartening to know we succeed. We look forward to welcoming you back for a complementary stay with us to celebrate your... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have been fortunate to attend two weddings in the past 3-4 months at The Lodge and have really enjoyed the occasions. This is a great venue. Rustic enough to seem a little quirky, but polished enough to know that you are in good hands. I found the staff outstanding on both of my visits. I highly recommend this venue... More 

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Thank BigDaveNZ
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! It has been great to welcome you back twice and to consistently meet your expectations. Our team delight in providing great service in a relaxed and comfortable environment and we hope to see you with us again soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a family wedding at the Lodge earlier this year. The Good: Lovely views, and we had awesome weather so made good use of the large decked area. The property is on the whole in a little need of some TLC, gardens could have been weeded. But I think the owners at always upgrading. The Bad: The food for... More 

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Thank 7kiwis
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you were able to utilise our great outdoor areas and experience our stunning views. Your son and daughter in law’s wedding was held in our newly painted and renovated homestay. Unlike a concrete built hotel structure in the Hutt perhaps, we are a country retreat, and should our bride and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you want a one stop venue then the Lodge is it. Fantastic setting with an excellent selection of food, which was divine. The staff are friendly and professional. Peter helped us all along the way, including DJ hire and advice on how to make the night run smoothly. The accommodation was great and having a place for the bride... More 

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Thank kwallace2015
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to host you both, your lovely family and your guests. Our team most appreciated the standing applause as thanks during your speeches and an opportunity to enjoy your wedding day and a great party – we take much delight in making it unique! We are also thrilled that you enjoyed your DJ – Andy is... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

From the very beginning Peter was an absolute pleasure to deal with and very calming. The food was awesome and so was the venue. Great photo opportunities and lovely accommodation as well. Peter even served the bridal party a second meal at midnight which was life saving! The staff were all awesome and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you... More 

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Thank sarahryan2015
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Lodge at Pauatahanui is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Unfortunately the host lets the venue down. We attended a wedding there recently and were made to feel as if he couldn't get rid of us fast enough. Wine was cleared from our table before we'd finished and was very reluctantly handed back to us at the second time... More 

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Thank P1755DWsusan
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about our venue and our team. We pride ourselves on delivering great service in a great environment. The majority of our staff have been with us now for about 5 years, are well trained and enjoy their job. We take our responsibilities under the host responsibility act very seriously in order to care for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We picked a perfect spot for our wedding ... a beautiful day ... Peter and his staff made us feel so welcome ... service out in the courtyard ... followed by photo shots around the Lodge and gardens / decks ... then a lovely meal ... couldn't have been better ... thank you Peter for being a witness and for... More 

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2 Thank R-and-G-08-Jan-2015
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing The Lodge for your beautiful and intimate wedding. It was an absolute privilege to care for you for the day. Peter enjoyed your company immensely and it was very special to be able to join you. We would be delighted if you would join us for a complementary evening at The... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A massive thank you to Peter and his team for making our wedding day on Saturday so easy and special. The lead up to the wedding, as well as the big day all went so smoothly so thank you!! We have had so many comments on the food which was divine! Although it is only 20 minutes from the city... More 

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Thank AmyDawn13
OwnerTheLodge, Owner at The Lodge at the Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to review. We were delighted to host you for your special day and are so pleased that it was everything you wanted it to be. Please do join us for a complementary evening on your anniversary. More 

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