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“A wonderful place for a wedding”

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StoneBridge Function Venue Limited
Ranked #1 of 9 Geraldine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Twizel, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A wonderful place for a wedding”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

It is a wonderful place for a wedding . The gardens are beautiful to wander around, lovely lakes, mature trees & plenty of beautiful flowering plantings. We had a wonderful day at our granddaughters wedding. The food was great so was the service. The staff gave a very professional service to all. Thank you most sincerely for all your kindness shown to all.

Stayed November 2013
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CarmelD678, Owner at StoneBridge Function Venue Limited, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for your very generous review and trust all is going well with the happy couple. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish them all the best for their future together. Thank you for all your help on the day as it was just great! Your granddaughter certainly has a wonderful supportive family.
Please accept our apologies in lateness in replying as we have had our first break in a very long time and trying to catch up on book work.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed in the cottage overnight on our way up the island. The hosts were very lovely (as were their cute dogs!) and the breakfast in the morning was better than you'd get in most cafes. The grounds were beautiful, even with the mess of the turning season and the bed was massive and very comfortable. We were however a little let down by the other furniture (very old style lounge suite, odd rickety dining set & plastic cutlery) and seemed to have stayed at a bit of a awkward time (the normal tv had broken & the replacement was rather oldschool, the wi-fi did not work if you were inside the cottage).
Lovely service & grounds but the cottage decor needs a refresh for the price bracket.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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CarmelD678, Owner at StoneBridge Function Venue Limited, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Hi Cody & Dominic

We are really really glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

We have realised recently the decor is dated and have moved to change that. It is a pity that we didn't get the interior changed before your stay, though the plan is to have the refurbishment completed before the busy summer season to come. To this end we would like to offer you a complimentary night to come and check out the new decor and let us know what you think about it.

Thank you so much for your response and constructive commentary. It is crucially important to our business and is much appreciated.

To hope to see you in the very near future and wish you all the best.

All the best
Carmel, Ferg and the team.

PS. Thank you for the breakfast - you made me beam!
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed in the cottage B&B. This is a wedding venue and the gardens are absolutely magical. The innkeepers are very warm and friendly (though the husband is a bit shy but will certainly answer your questions). We had a wonderful stay in a cottage that is separate from the house. The bed was absolutely beautifully decorated. Everything was terrific. They have 2 little dogs that live with them (not in the cottage), one (Tess) is the world's friendliest dog and (Bruno) is the world's cutest dog. The owner makes a nice breakfast for you. Add some time into your itinerary to walk the grounds and take photos as this is definitely one of the more gorgeous places you will be staying. It's best if you make sure to book your room directly through their website.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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CarmelD678, Owner at StoneBridge Function Venue Limited, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Sincere thank you for your comments!
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We were returning from Queenstown to Christchurch and decided to stay here enroute. We loved staying here!!

The house looks like it was lifted from a fairy tale! The rooms were very warm and cozy and the bedrooms had the softest mattress and we had a really good night's sleep!!

Carmel and Ferg are brilliant and endearing hosts and ensured that we got everything we needed. The breakfast was freshly cooked and had a great spread. Carmel and Ferg also made my long lasting wish of petting a sheep come true:-)

We do recommend a halt here if you are anywhere around in this area.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maithreyi J
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Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

I loved staying at Stonebridge. I stayed 3 nights and my friends were married in the venue on Sunday. Carmel and Ferg are delightful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed - ie bacon and eggs the morning after the big day. Tess and Bruno (the dogs) were also great company.

The house is warm and cozy, the venue stunning, and the grounds simply gorgeous. I have no hesitation in recommending Stonebridge and I'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2012
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CarmelD678, Owner at StoneBridge Function Venue Limited, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
You were a pleasure to have here and so pleased you enjoyed you stay. Look forward to your return and thank you for your response.
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

I feel guilty about writing a negative review as the owners were so helpful and friendly but the fact remains that the accommodation is very poor. The situation is beautiful with lovely sunny gardens but the room was very tired to say the least. The only good thing in it was the bed, the rest of the furniture was old, boring and grubby. The suite was from the 80s and the rest from a second hand shop. The kitchen was not really equipped to any extent, a couple of miss-matched plates and one or two pieces of cutlery and that was it. We asked for fresh fruit and cereal for breakfast and got an orange, a banana and an unopened box of cheap muesli and a loaf of cheap sliced bread. It was awful.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 20, 2011

My wife and I were unable to find any vacancys after driving many hours from Queenstown on our way to Christchurch. We passed this newer building that had a tour bus parked out front and a sign with B&B under Event center as we were leaving Geraldine, NZ. We turned around thinking we could at least find out if they by chance had a room for the night. The owner explained that the only room left was just rented 10 minutes ago but if I wasn't able to find a room anywhere else that she would at least pull out a couple of cots and put us in a storage room for the night. We were very thankful and then she invited us to the Town's Christmas party that was going on in the event center. The food, wine, entertainment and people were awesome. We partied till midnight and the owner was kind enough to put us up in her private home. The next morning we woke to a storybook park setting on ten acres and a wonderful breakfast outdoors. The highlight of our month long vacation hands down.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: StoneBridge Function Venue Limited
Address: 842 Winchester-Geraldine Road, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Geraldine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Geraldine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10 Acre rural and woodland garden property, architecturally designed Function/Events Centre built November 2007 with floor to ceiling windows that view boutique lake with water features and woodland gardens. Catering from 10 to 250+ in venue plus will cater for homestay guests. B&B accommodation at the homestead consists of 3 rooms plus one self-contained unit. Outdoor spa and twin herbal heated bush baths plus outside activities offered. StoneBridge was a finalist in the SC Business and Tourism Awards 2011. ... more   less 

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