Intimate Wedding Experience

Let Sunlover Retreat create a unique and stylish wedding for you at our intimate and beautiful venue.

Couple on beach Header ImageLuxurious accommodation and the most amazing views, makes Sunlover Retreat a very special wedding destination catering for up to 12 people. Your wedding photographs can be taken on stunning Tairua beach or from the decks of Sunlover Retreat with a backdrop of the ocean, hills and estuary. Fine cuisine and wines are served by your attentive hosts Donna and Chris Brooke and their team.

At Sunlover Retreat we warmly welcome both heterosexual and same-sex marriages. We have a special relationship with professional wedding service providers in Tairua and it would be our pleasure to make recommendations for your special day. If you wish, we will arrange consultations and make appointments for you, for pre and post wedding plans.

Donna is a registered Marriage Celebrant of NZ and specializes not only in marriages but also renewing vows, marriage proposals and those important before and after wedding experiences.  To find out more please visit our Celebrant by the Sea site here.

We can also assist with flowers, wedding cake, photographer, beauty therapist and make up specialist and hairstylist.  Or you may like to take all of the hassle out of your special day by letting us do it all for you.  There are two beautiful and stress free options below:

Our Intimate Wedding Experience Includes:

Accommodation for 12 people (including wedding couple) – 6 rooms.  2 luxury rooms will be provided at Sunlover Retreat.  4 rooms will be provided at similar accommodation close by to Sunlover.  The wedding couple will be treated to 2 night’s accommodation in the Estuary Suite.

Hair and Make Up for the bride done in the comfort of Sunlover

A Registered Celebrant, Donna Brooke, who will create a personal ceremony just for you

Over 200+ Beautiful wedding photos provided by a reputable wedding photographer supplied to you on a USB

A beautiful bouquet and/or buttonhole for the couple

Delicious 3 course dinner for twelve at Sunlover Retreat with a delicious wedding cake

This full wedding experience comes to you for $5995

Enquire here by emailing


Elopements continue to grow in popularity.  There is something exciting about a couple escaping to the Coromandel of NZ for a romantic wedding in one of NZ’s most amazing destinations.  We have a very affordable elopement package.   Click here to find out more!

Eloping is an affordable and exciting way to make your day super special.   A beautiful, intimate wedding day, free of stress and high cost. Just perfect!

We offer beautiful elopement packages throughout the entire year and are able to make arrangements at very short notice. Although generally for the couple only, a luxury elopement to Tairua can include a few guests as well.

Our elopement package includes

  • A Registered Celebrant, Donna Brooke, who will create a personal ceremony just for you
  • Luxury accommodation at Sunlover Retreat for two nights with bottle of bubbles on arrival and scrummy breakfast each morning
  • Photographer with 200+ professional photos supplied to you on a USB
  • Hair and Make Up done from the comfort of Sunlover
  • A beautiful bouquet and/or buttonhole for the couple
  • Delicious dinner for two at a local restaurant

You have a choice of locations.  Either at Sunlover Retreat with its amazing views or a beautiful beach in our region.

We will help with ensuring you have the correct paperwork for your marriage licence and can provide witnesses if you require.

This full package is NZ$2995.  To make any enquiry please email

Looking for a celebrant? Donna Brooke is a Registered Marriage Celebrant and is happy to officiate your wedding at a venue of your choice. Check out or go to the contact page to talk to Donna for more information.

Enjoy a honeymoon gift of a Sunlover Retreat voucher – which all your friends and family can contribute towards.

We look forward to spoiling you at Sunlover Retreat.

Talk to us about having your wedding at Sunlover Retreat…