Coatesville, Saturday, Mar 16
Dreams Come To Life
Getting married at a venue overlooking the water is one thing, but saying your vows on a jetty on a private lake is quite another. Everything about Boathouse Row exudes style and sophistication, from the 2ha lake itself to the Cape Cod-inspired buildings and large conservatory.
In the space of 14 years, the Wickman family transformed the original reservoir and adjacent land – something real estate agents thought no-one wanted – from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. The boatshed-style home and venue sits partly over the water and boasts a huge jetty as well as park-like grounds.
Wedding guests can sit out in the sun for a jetty wedding, or in inclement weather enjoy the same views in the conservatory with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
And after the last wedding of the day, that lucky couple can enjoy their wedding night in a luxury private apartment, with breakfast available the next morning.
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Boathouse Row, Coatesville, Mar 16
Celebrant – Sarah Bloxham
Photographer – Owen Allison
Food – LittleWolf, Cake & Co
Champagne – Veuve Clicquot
Flowers – Twig + Bloom
Up to 30 guests only – 2 hours $7,995, 4 hours $13,990 incl gst
Bridal Suite (after last wedding) – $795 incl gst
Helicopter Arrival – TBC
* For water safety reasons, guests must be 12 years or over.
…Extend The Celebration
If you’d like the celebration to continue after the wedding itself, we’ll organise lunch or dinner at a nearby venue. Just let us know what you’d like.
Lady Of The Lake
Toni Wickman, Boathouse Row Owner
Toni and husband Lance did what might have been seen as impossible by others – transforming a reservoir into a sparkling private lake, then adding a series of boathouses to create the luxury home, accommodation and wedding venue it is today.
“Our brief was New York loft meets New Zealand boathouse. Really, my dream and passion is architecture and design and this is a little of the result.”
Toni also has extensive experience as a host, although usually at a higher altitude: “Following my career as an Air New Zealand international cabin crew member working in first and business class, hosting guests in luxury accommodation is really much the same.”