“We were very happy to find such a perfect venue for our wedding ceremony.  The simplicity and privacy of the location was just what we were looking for. The stunning views from the Olive Grove created the perfect ambience for our special day. We have created magical memories and thank John & Jill for making the process so easy.”

Pip & Heath Conklin, January 2016

“Thank you so much for letting us hold our wedding ceremony at the Olive Grove, the views are just spectacular! Great photos and special memories for us.”

Michael & Catherine Teasdale, January 2016


 “We could not have chosen a more perfect spot for our wedding ceremony.  The secluded nature and stunning views from the Olive Grove created the most wonderful setting for the uncommercialised wedding that we had dreamed of.   We, like our guests left the ceremony feeling like we had all been part of a very special treat.”

Brett & Felicity Simpson, March 2015


 NZ Wedding Magazine Winter 2015 edition

Polly & Adrian’s wedding, at the Olive Grove Wanaka, featured in the pages of the New Zealand Wedding Magazine


“As soon as we turned into Barn Pinch Farm we knew we had arrived in a very special place. The Olive Grove is private, beautiful and unique it was a dream come true for our wedding ceremony, the view is breath taking it was the perfect romantic setting. I couldn’t wait to share it with our family and friends! We enjoyed a bridal party picnic as a fun way to start our big day, relaxing under the tree taking it all in. We loved the olive trees so much they inspired our theme at the reception, we gifted olive oil favours! Our guests commented how lovely it was to celebrate in such beautiful surroundings while enjoying music, wine and canapés. Planning was easy, John & Jill were so warm, accommodating and friendly. It was the most memorable day of our lives with the one’s we love. The Olive Grove will always hold a special place in our hearts”

Polly & Adrian Clague, March 2015


Planning a destination wedding from afar can be a pretty overwhelming process – When we turned up to Barn Pinch Farm Olive Grove prior to our wedding day, we were absolutely awestruck – the view was incredible! We were surprised to find that we were in fact standing in the space where guest cars are usually parked for weddings so once we walked around the grove to the actual ceremony site, we could not believe our eyes! The venue view as well as surrounds were just absolutely spectacular!

This magical place catered for all our needs on our wedding day. Following our ceremony, we used the Olive Grove grounds to have photos while our guests had drinks, canapés and played games while admiring the scenery. We cannot recommend the venue highly enough and we thank John and Jill for sharing their piece of paradise with us.

Jen & Kara March 2015


“We had actually already booked a ceremony location but decided to visit The Olive Grove after receiving a recommendation while we were in Wanaka wedding planning. Late in the afternoon we phoned John and Jill and 20 minutes later we were welcomed onto their property and shown around. Of course the rest is history, we fell in love with the tranquil and private location with stunning views over Lake Wanaka. On the day the site was immaculate and the sun was shining. Our wedding guests (including a strong British contingent) were simply bowled over by the setting. I have to admit it was the perfect place to showcase the beauty of New Zealand to our overseas visitors.”

Ian & Ainslie Restieaux, February 2015


We honestly couldn’t have asked for better. The location is stunning, and John and Jill are possibly the most accommodating people we’ve ever met. Nothing was a problem. In fact John gave us a tour all over his property, including through his house with it’s amazing views. Upon spotting an old sewing table and discussing how Nicola’s father used to be a sewing machine mechanic, John asked us if we would like to sign the register on it. We leapt at the opportunity and John transported it down to the idyllic olive grove on our wedding day. . I was actually worried that Nicola had been so charmed with John that I was going to have to find a new bride-to-be… Thanks for making our special day one we will never forget.

Nicola & Ryan Astle, January 2015

  “We are Brisbane-based and came over on a planning trip to view several locations around Wanaka and Queenstown, and fortunately Clare from Cakes of Wanaka referred us to The Olive Grove. As soon as we arrived the owners, John & Jill invited us in for tea and the deal was done, we knew straight away it was the perfect location. The Olive Grove represents everything we love about Wanaka, beautiful and easy-going. John & Jill could not have been more gracious as hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they helped us out with other local contacts. We were extra lucky to be offered the on-site cabin for the week of our wedding which really added to the experience. The ceremony site is so naturally stunning and versatile with bus and helicopter access. We have amazing memories of The Olive Grove and highly recommend this venue for anyone considering a wedding in Wanaka.”
Gemma & Glen Brophy (Brisbane), November 2014

“For one of the most important days of our lives, we decided to get married at the Olive Grove because of the amazing view of lake Wanaka. We had the most beautiful outdoor ceremony, walking down through the Olive Grove to the most picturesque view of the lake and mountains.  Our friends and family, who had traveled from all over the world to come to Wanaka for our special day, were blown away with the venue and how beautiful it was. On top of that, Jill and John were very warm and accommodating”.

Janina & Chris November 2014