Directory Venues in Papakura & South
Footbridge Lodge and Chapel’s effortless elegance offers a unique venue for your wedding celebration unmatched anywhere in New Zealand.
We had our wedding at Footbridge Lodge and Ngaire was also our celebrant, we found her lovely and easy to deal with. Everything went according to plan and Ngaire was very helpful. I have nothing bad to say, everything was excellent!
Wedding Date: January 4, 2014
I absolutely loved Footbridge the minute we drove down the driveway. It’s simple and classic, with not too much ‘dressing’. The bush surrounding makes you feel secluded, yet it’s very close to the motorway for easy access.
Ngaire, the owner/host, was very easy to deal with, minus a few details (below). She let us come back multiple times with family and she was even our celebrant, as we felt like we got on with her very well, and she was laid-back and not too ‘celebranty’.
The only problems we had with Ngaire were during the immediate lead up to, and on the day of, the wedding. In saying this however, I do understand that any disagreements we had were only because she was trying to make our day run as smoothly as possible. Just a hint, organise a lot of the smaller details beforehand, and let her know. For example, I had a very plain cake and had given instructions to my mum to put fresh flowers on it just before it was displayed. Ngaire didn’t know this, so put flowers on it herself. They were not what I wanted, but was only because she thought it looked too plain.
Boulevard Catering, the caterer for the venue was amazing! The food was just incredible and I was so happy with it all. There was plenty of it, and it was all very easily customisable.
All in all, we were extremely happy with Footbridge, and if we did it all again, would go back there in a heartbeat!
Wedding Date: 03/03/2012
The venue is absolutely amazing and is an all in one which works so well. The Chapel is just lovely and has an amazing glass window that you look out at lovely trees and shrubs. The seating area is great with lovely views out beyond the veranda and with a separate area for serving the food and dancing. Lots of lovely places for photos and also for the guests to enjoy their time while photos are happening. Everything was great apart from the venue manager. She unfortunately interfered in most aspects during the day and into the evening. She was given a point of contact to talk to if there were any issues during the wedding however instead of talking to the point of contact she spoke with multiple guests and made rude comments about the choices the bride and groom had made. She was always there during the evening, everywhere you looked, it would have been nice if she was more discreet. There was one instance where she walked across the dance floor with her hands raised over her ears indicating that the music was too loud. She also went up to the bride at the end of the night and said some not very nice things about the wedding which was very inappropriate.
Wedding Date: March 10, 2012
Not only is the setting of Footbridge Lodge romantic and quaint for a wedding, it is an all in one - and this is what my husband and I wanted for our wedding -simple, elegant and within our budget - we scored all three!
Footbridge Lodge was the perfect choice for our wedding with the chapel on site, along with the reception area, and an added bonus of using all the stunning spots for photos, it was THE perfect place for our wedding.
Our host Ngaire was so flexible, incredibly helpful and just charming! She made things so much easier. Her caterer, Boulevard Catering did a superb high tea and carvery for our wedding - We can honestly say that our wedding at Footbridge was all that we could have hoped for and dreamed. My husband and I highly recommend this venue for your special day. It was perfect!
Wedding Date: February 21, 2010
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