Wow - Boathouse Row was amazing! We had organised a pre-wedding indulgence and to stay at the guest house the night of the wedding. Toni (the hostess) had gone out of her way to make this such a special day for us!
Myself, my two bridesmaids and my make up artist arrived around 10am where Toni had set up a space for us to get our make up done and get ready. This space was overlooking the water and opened out onto the lake - it was so beautiful and relaxing. Around midday Toni had provided us with a light lunch - this was delicious, she had made sandwiches, fruit skewers, cheese platters and brownies (baked freshly by her daughter). We had also prearranged with Toni to have our wedding photos taken at the guest house prior to the wedding. The property provided the PERFECT backdrop to our wedding photos! It was just so beautiful - we had photos taken on the pier over the lake and in the gardens.
After the photos we all left for the wedding and my husband and I returned to Boathouse Row later that night. We woke the next day to the most stunning tranquil view of the lake! Toni then provided us with a lovely continental breakfast.
My only disappointment is that we couldn't stay for longer - Boathouse Row is an amazing getaway and Toni really made this day so special for us. I would highly recommend the pre wedding indulgences to other brides and the property to anyone who needs to escape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boathouse Row is a beautiful Luxury Bed and Breakfast Suite for the discerning traveller to unwind and appreciate NZ's rural beauty yet only 25 mins from Auckland's CBD. The sundrenched 90sqm suite with its private patio and private waterside guest deck is separated from the main residence by a large beautiful glass conservatory, and affords guests total privacy. Toni your hostess is keen assist in making your NZ stay as personal and memorable and as unique as you desire. ... more less