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The combination of a stunning and unique ocean view cliff top location, exceptional service, fabulous food and relaxing onsite accommodation makes a wedding at Castaways Resort wonderful and memorable.
Say ‘I do” with a cliff top ceremony followed by a stunning Castaways Resort sunset wedding reception with fine food and award winning service. With stylish onsite accommodation for up to 80 guests (all with ocean views), a gorgeous Day Spa, onsite restaurant and activities we can offer a complete solution to all of your wedding needs.
Your wedding at Castaways Resort will be an event that your guests will rave about and remember fondly for years to come. Download our free online comprehensive wedding pack now and start planning your wonderful wedding at Castaways Resort.
Castaways Resort specialises as a ceremony and reception venue for weddings of 40-120 people.
Castaways was amazing in all of our dealings with them. No request we had was too hard and it didn’t take too long to answer any questions.
On the wedding day they even quickly made up some table numbers as ours were left out of our stationery.
The location recently had a make over and it looks amazing and is now very modern. It would suit any colour scheme.
Our guests all told us how nice the food was and how lovely the staff were. They were very quick when we had to change our ceremony to inside last minute due to rain that came out of nowhere.
The accomodation team are amazing and the studios and chalets are very nice.
Have a venue visit and you will fall in love with the location.
Wedding Date: November 26, 2016
We were hugely disappointed that a conference was booked in over the week of our wedding and ran up until 12pm the day of the wedding and cause an early pack up the night of the wedding. It really made us feel like we were not a priority and were not getting value for money.
As a result of this double booking a lot of balls were dropped.
The music coordination, at an extra cost was shocking, the lawn games were never put out, the bouquet toss music was forgotten, the fairy lights at an extra 300 dollar cost were never put up and everything was hastily packed up. The accommodation staff were amazing, and it is such a pity that the actual day was so poorly coordinated because it is such a beautiful venue which was the saving grace.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2015
Castaways was amazing! For some people, the view would be enough, but the staff at Castaways top it off with their excellent, professional and courteous service. Our dealings with them from planning through to the end of the night was nothing short of excellent.
Two suggestions we would add is for the Castaways staff to set aside food for the newly wed couple as sometimes the two can become engrossed in the moment, they forget to eat and find themselves desperately hungry at the end of the night; and also, for the functions and accommodation staff to work more closely together.
Apart from that, Castaways = Amazingly Memorable! Thank you again guys!!
Wedding Date: December 6, 2013
Outstanding. Great staff. Great food. Excellent venue. We would definitely recommend Castaways.
Wedding Date: April 13, 2013
Castaways was a beautiful venue, our photos have shown to be absolutly stunning. Everyone has commented on how beautiful a setting it was and have made special mention on how great the food was! The photo booth service they offer was a lots of fun and our guests and ourselves had a great time! Although our main wedding co-ordinator Claire was a pleasure to deal with and fairly quick to respond to emails etc. prior to the wedding,we did have some issues dealing with multiple people the day before and day of in regards to services the venue had to organise. We felt like we were constantly having to repeat ourselves or were being told different things by multiple people. Perhaps to avoid future problems there should be one main co-ordiantor and couples deal with him/her and the co-ordinator then relays all info to their team, so there is no confusion on the day or prior. In saying this myself (the bride) and all the guests had no idea this went on, was just a little stressful the morning of for future hubby and his men. Would definatly reccommend Castaways as beautiful food, location and little services like the photo booth will mean an amazing day!
Wedding Date: March 13, 2013
The service and venue where fabulous. WE cannot recommend it highly enough. Claire and the team at Castaways were just wonderful. The food was devine - well done!
Wedding Date: March 15, 2013
Castaways was an amazing wedding venue, the staff were extremely friendly and accomodating, and the venue itself is absolutely stunning. We would highly recommend Castaways to anyone.
Wedding Date: February 15, 2013
Our very special thanks go to Claire, Roddy and the rest of the team at Castaways for our magical wedding day in February 2013. Everything was exactly as we requested, right down to the smallest detail. Many of our guests had traveled a long way to help us celebrate our marriage and we were determined to have the party last as long as possible! We all checked in and got ready in the superb accommodation, danced until 1am then brunched in the morning overlooking the stunning Karioitahi Beach. Everyone was blown away by the amazing vista’s and they all raved about the food! We’re also really pleased with our photos which we had taken in the on-site Spa’s ‘zen garden’, on the cliffs and down on the beach. We’ve ended up with a great variety of photos without having to travel away from our guests. Thanks again team, you gave us exactly the wedding we’d dreamed of!
Wedding Date: February 7, 2013
Castaways was absolutely amazing for my wedding. They helped me plan my day, and had a big role in making sure everything went perfectly. From the venue, to the views, to the people, it was just awesome.
Thank you Castaways!
Wedding Date: January 25, 2013
A stunning venue, professional and helpful staff, excellent facilities… the list goes on!!!
We had the most amazing wedding day and Castaways played a huge part of that. From our first contact, right through to the end they exceeded all expectations! Thank you for helping to make our dream wedding come true!!
Wedding Date: December 30, 2012
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with all the staff at castaways. the venue was amazing!!! the day was fantastic and on the day the person allocated to us was so calm and it settled my nerves and the bridesmaids. I have recommended this venue to all my friends yet to be married. I cant express in words how awesome this place is especially if you are looking for an outdoor/beach wedding. The accomodation is outstanding.
Wedding Date: November 15, 2012
Castaways provided an excellent venue, the flexibility from staff was excellent. Roddy the manager on the night was a standout performer right from when we checked in providing progress updates on the function set up progress to the smooth running on the night.
Wedding Date: November 9, 2012
A truly memorable day! The team at Castaways did an amazing job to ensure the day was absolutely perfect. Amazing views, superb service, awesome food. This was the most perfect venue and everything on the day was just 100% how we had imagined it to be. Our guests were in awe of everything on the day! Thank you Castaways for a fairytale wedding!
Wedding Date: October 20, 2012
Outstanding service. Food was amazing
Wedding Date: October 6, 2012
excellent, discrete service all the way through from the first inquiry through to the planning & delievering stage. The food was excellent & plenty of it.
Nothing was too much trouble, for example, the ceremony was set up for inside as it was the winter season but on the day the weather was sunny so at the last minute they shifted the seats out on to the cliff top for the preferred option of the bridal party
A thoroughly good venue with accommodation options suitable for all classes.
Wedding Date: August 18, 2012
Thank you Castaways for a Wedding day that exceeded all of our expectations!
Fabulous service, delicious food and staff that take care of all the fine details. Such an easy planning process allowed us to spend the day enjoying the breath taking view.
A special thanks to Roddy for taking care of us all day. Even made the weather do a 180 He is truly incredible at his job & his impeccable timing means he has everything organised behind the scenes before you even think about it.
Magical day, thank you
Mr & Mrs Beets
Wedding Date: April 8, 2012
This was the best day of our lives. Food Fabulous, Service fabulous And the venue location perfect. These guys at Castaways will bend over backwards for you and your bridal party. The whole team put in 120%. I was truly amazed. Thanks heaps to making our special day magical.
Wedding Date: April 14, 2012
We have received glowing feedback from all of our guests, who were very impressed with the service provided by Castaways. The food was amazing and the location is hard to beat.
Wedding Date: March 18, 2012
Absolutey amazing location, the view is stunning. we had our wedding there and all the guests commented about it being the best venue they have been to for a wedding, definitely recommend it for weddings!! Staff are great to deal with too!!
Wedding Date: February 18, 2012
We just had our wedding at Castaways and it was the most amazing day. The views are breathtaking. The staff is fabulous, the setup staff very helpful and knowledgeable, the staff on the day was also great, special mention to Roddie who takes care of everything. Food was fantastic as well. And the photo booth is a must, makes for amazing memories to keep forever.
All in all, exceeded our expectations.
Wedding Date: February 9, 2012
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