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.
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.
Everything was superb. We stayed for 3 nights and also had our wedding there….The location is breathtaking. Whether your villa looks out over the lake or the Mackenzie Basin, you will not be disappointed with the spectacular views….Outdoor hot tubs also with outrageous views! The food was outrageously good – breakfast was tasty and filling, but the evening meals took my breath away. All freshly prepared and locally sourced….Luke and Kaye have made such a fantastic place, and are very hands on, Anna organised everything for us and made sure our wedding – and the rest of our stay – went smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble. The other staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and Tom is a very gifted chef who is also very friendly and happy to chat about the food, but also to accommodate any special needs or requests. Our children have a cows milk protein allergy, but were still able to eat like royalty. Finally, try the stargazing in the wine cellar. Unbelievable.