Having traveled the North and South Islands, staying at several accommodations, none compared to our stay at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat! The cottage was elegant in every way! The cuisine superb! The view...breathtaking! The experience...PERFECT! I couldn't consider a better place for a wedding than on the lawn with that turquoise lake and Mt Cook in the background. Thank you for the personal tour of the southern sky in your observatory/wine cellar! WOW!!! Thank you for making our wedding so amazing.