Celebrate your love with a wedding at the picturesque River Oaks Retreat near Tauranga

Get Married at River Oaks Retreat

We’ve teamed up with the amazing people at Backyard Weddings to ensure your day is perfect at River Oaks Retreat. Your wedding will be in a beautiful rural setting with easy access for guests, space for a marquee, and pictures by the peaceful Wainui River, or in the lush fields with the majestic Kaimai Ranges in the background.

Make your time at River Oaks Retreat even more special by staying in our Moroccan Tent, complete with all the comforts you need and a hot tub in which you can sip champagne underneath the night sky. 

To find out more about holding your entire wedding at River Oaks Retreat, simply send us a message using the form on this message and we’ll take it from there. 

Gallery: River Oaks Retreat

View the accommodation options and the setting at River Oaks Retreat.


The Cabin

Our Cabin is set in its own private clearing, just a minute’s walk from the Wainui River. It’s perfect for both couples and individuals, and has an outside bath too. 

“From the moment we arrived till the moment we left we had an amazing time. Stunning location. Beautiful hot tub, delicious food from the farm. River dips and gazing across farmland to deer and cattle. Highly recommend.”

– Emma

“What a wonderful place to step back from the hustle of life. The birds, the river…. The comfy bed and outdoor bath!! Off the grid but still creature comforts. Was only 25min from our home in Tauranga but felt like it was way out in the wilderness. Highly recommend it.”

– Tina

“What a perfect and cute cabin with everything you need. Bed super comfortable, nice outdoor area. The amazing outdoor bath and the special treats were the cherry on the top of the cake. It was an ideal spot to unplug and relax.”

– Rita

“Absolutely amazing place, we really enjoyed our time there. We barely saw a soul - it was very quiet and private. The outdoor bath was wonderful and we loved jumping in the river! Made our honeymoon perfect!”

– Summer

“Loved the seclusion of the cabin. Watching the deer come through the bush, listening to native bird life, watching pheasants and rabbits coming to check us out. All this happening while having a well rested soak in the outdoor bath. Turn your phone off, de-stress and reconnect with nature and yourself.”

– Jas & Pam

"It was absolutely awesome, the river was amazing and the outdoor bath really topped everything off. Loved how environmentally friendly everything was too."

– Rachel

“This was the perfect birthday getaway. The well thought out details, ie, soaps, lotions and oils were a great touch. The sound of the river was bliss at night! We cannot wait to return soon!”

– Lyndall & Niels

“This was the perfect birthday getaway. The well thought out details, ie, soaps, lotions and oils were a great touch. The sound of the river was bliss at night! We cannot wait to return soon!”

– Lyndall & Niels

“Fell straight into relaxation mode as soon as we left the car. This place has been decked out so beautifully - all the details really transport you to a completely different world. It has been a beautiful stay. Thank you, River Oaks, for sharing your lovely space with us.”

– Lucy

“Stunning views, the stars and night sky made me miss home back in South Africa, especially when the stag was roaring. Thank you for this amazing experience. Will definitely be back for a visit.”

– Eric

“We absolutely love this place. Beautiful, peaceful, and a real getaway recharge. Location is beautiful and we had everything we needed. In fact, we hardly left during our four day stay. This is a very special place and we will definitely be back!”

– Mandy & Graham

“Stayed for three nights for my birthday weekend and we absolutely loved it. The tent, river, hot tub, everything was great! Really enjoyed our weekend and we will definitely be back!”

– Franco

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about River Oaks Retreat. We look forward to hearing from you.

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232 Wainui South Road, RD 4, Katikati 3181