Celebrate

Your Event at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Located in the stunning Mackenzie Country, with panoramic views over Lake Pukaki to Aoraki Mount Cook and the Southern Alps, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is the ideal setting for your event.

The Retreat can accommodate a wide variety of event and celebration requests. Moraine Lodge, our signature event space, is purpose-built to host groups for everything from wedding receptions to corporate meetings. Our commercial kitchen and expert culinary team cater gatherings with exquisite cuisine, and our breathtaking wedding lawns and outdoor spaces offer stunning opportunities for photography and outdoor functions. We also have ample and convenient on-site parking.

Our luxury villas offer the highest standard of comfortable, elegance and privacy, for peaceful relaxation at the day’s end. Our location near Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Twizel and Tekapo means guests of larger gatherings can be accommodated nearby.

The Retreat offers easy access to the South Island’s major centres of Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, reachable by just a few hours’ drive or a short helicopter flight to the private helipads on the estate.

Elevate your wedding, special occasion or business event by celebrating at the Retreat. Our breathtaking setting, elegant venues, luxury accommodation and gourmet cuisine allow you to create an unforgettable event with ease.

 

Weddings

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat offers the perfect setting for your wedding, with stunning vistas and beautiful indoor spaces to accommodate an intimate elopement or a large gathering.

Special Occasions

Host your celebration or special event at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. Our venues can accommodate groups small or large, with gourmet catering provided by our chef and culinary team.

Corporate Events

The Retreat is the ideal destination for your business event, with a range of options to host meetings, incentive travel, conferencing, and exhibitions.

Experience The Retreat

At Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, we invite you to relax in the comfort and privacy of our luxury villas, revive your body and spirit with our wellness offerings, enjoy dining on our world-class fine cuisine, and explore the legendary Aoraki Mount Cook and Mackenzie region.

Stay

Revive

Dine

Explore

Stay

Revive

Dine

Explore

There are not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe this experience….This gem is tucked away off the beaten track, but within close proximity to all of the highlights of the region. Sunsets and sunrise on the patio or from your room are stunning. Pair this magnificent location with the most beautiful of accommodation….The Retreat is impeccably decorated yet is inviting and comfortable. Third, add a dash of the most amazing hosts you could imagine. Such kind and lovely people. You are welcomed as an old friend would be. Fourth, in the evening take a look up to the sky and just try to turn away. Highly likely you have never seen a night sky like this before. The constellations and enormity of the cosmos are on full display at this dark sky sanctuary. Make sure to book the observatory viewing…beyond spectacular.

Chris S. Dallas, Texas
Chris S.

Upcoming Events at the Retreat

Upcoming Events at the Retreat

We are continually innovating to bring you fresh, exciting experiences with our special events at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. Purchase your tickets or reserve your spot on our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions.