Terms and Conditions

It is agreed that the event will commence at the scheduled time and that the venue will be vacated at the nominated time unless changes are arranged with the proprietor.  For functions that continue after the nominated time there is an additional hourly charge.  The venue must be vacated by midnight. No refund of hours will be made due to earlier departure. No refunds will be made for un-used portions due to bad weather or change of mind on the day.

Numbers must be confirmed 21 days prior to you wedding day.  Final menu decisions must be made no later than 21 days prior to your wedding day.  Details such as guest numbers, menu selection and any other items will be discussed at the final meeting scheduled approx. 21 days prior to your wedding date.  Following final meeting and final invoice being sent, any changes requested to Bridgewater Estate following final meeting may incur and admin fee of $25 per requested change.

Full payment by direct credit is due 7 days prior to your wedding day. We regret we do not accept credit cards for wedding payments. Any extra charges incurred during your function are payable after the event, within 7 days of receipt of this final invoice. Late payment of this final invoice will incur penalty interest at the rate of 12% from due date until date of payment.
If you cancel your wedding for any reason (including COVID reasons), the deposit is non refundable. All cancellations must be received in writing.

 If the date you secured with the deposit needs to be changed for certain circumstances (including COVID Lockdowns), Bridgewater may, at its discretion, keep your deposit and consider an alternative date.  Bridgewater cannot guarantee your second choose date is available.  Bridgewater will hold your deposit for up to 12 months after which we will treat your deposit as a cancellation.

Our weddings have a minimum number of 50 Adult guests for weekdays,  60 Adult guests for Friday and Sunday and 80 Adults for Saturdays, unless pre arranged with management.  If numbers fall below this level, you will still be charged for these numbers, or have an excess food charge added to your final bill.

The pricing structure is subject to change without notice. Please check the latest pricing structure and details before submitting your booking form. Please Note: Reasonable Pricing Increases may be made after the signing of your Booking Form.

Some pricing may be increased by the amount of any reasonable increase in the cost of supply of the services that is beyond our control.

Where no fee is agreed in writing or orally the services shall be deemed to be provided at the rate that such services are provided by us at the time of the event.

Where services are required in addition to this agreement, you agree to pay for the additional cost of such services.

Venue Hire includes the use of the venue for a rehearsal practice.  This is for up to one hour of use for the Bridal Party, Allocated Music Person and Celebrant.  If you go over your one hour allocation, the venue reserves the right to charge for every additional 15 minutes while the party are on the property.

For the comfort of other guests smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas. All cigarette butts must be placed in the receptacles provided. Please note that a cleaning fee will be charged in the event of cigarette butt littering.

Gifts must be taken away from premises following the event.

All other miscellaneous items i.e. marquees, chair covers etc. associated with your function and not owned by Bridgewater Country Estate, must be packed up and taken away by 10.00am the day following the wedding. After this time penalty charges for removal will apply. No responsibility is held for loss or breakage of these items.

Bridgewater Country Estate regrets that its insurance policy does not cover your personal belongings. Whilst we will undertake all possible care of your personal belongings and Wedding gifts, Bridgewater Country Estate takes no responsibility for lost or damaged items.

We welcome children but ask that they are kept under supervision, especially around the ponds. Bridgewater Country Estate accepts no liability in the unlikely event of any accident.

We ask that you and your guests take care to ensure their own safety at all times. Bridgewater Country Estate accepts no liability in the unlikely event of any accident.

A bond of $1000.00 will be required to be paid at the time of the final billing to be held for excessive breakages,  (more than 2 broken glasses) damage or excessive soiling by guests. This bond will be refunded the week following your wedding by internet banking.

Bridgewater Country Estate reserves the right to refuse alcohol to anyone they believe to be intoxicated or underage and to remove anyone exhibiting unruly, intoxicated, unsafe, or abusive behavior from the venue.

No Alcohol is to be brought onto Bridgewater Country Estate property, other than the drinks pre-arranged with the venue and by the bride and groom. If any is found, it will be taken away and given back at the end of the function. No bottles of alcohol will be supplied on the tables. This is to avoid any intoxication. Any guests arriving at Bridgewater Country Estate intoxicated will be asked to leave the property immediately.

As required by the Law, guests may be required to display proof of age. Please suggest to your guests that even though this is a wedding, we are still working under a liquor license and please do not be offended if we should ask for proof of age. ID is required without exception. Personal verification will not be accepted.

Any expenses, disbursement and legal costs incurred by either party in the enforcement of any rights contained in this agreement shall be paid by you, including any reasonable legal fees or debt collection agency fees and our normal charge out rates.

Bridgewater Country Estate Ltd shall not be liable for any failure to perform or for any delay in performing any of it’s obligations in terms of the Agreement due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of Bridgewater Country Estate Ltd, including but not limited to: Any service provided by a contractor, supplier, or any third party; any unpredictable or unpreventable delay in obtaining materials; equipment; labour; contractor services; any other services.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Bridgewater Country Estate Ltd will not be liable to the client, or any third party, for any incidental, indirect special or consequential loss or damage arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise. In any event, the total liability of the Blue Harvest Trust shall not exceed the total payments made under this contract immediately prior to the breach.

As a result of providing services to you we will collect relevant personal information. You authorise us to collect, retain and use this information to provide services and develop our relationship with you.

You authorise us to disclose personal information to third parties if our engagement requires us to, or if for the purposes of your function it is beneficial to do so.

Bridgewater Country Estate understands that the wedding details you have filled in are only an indication of what they may be and you have until 3 weeks before your wedding to finalise these details. You are however bound to the Bridgewater terms and conditions.

Noise control is enforced at Bridgewater, and must be kept within the limits of our resource consent of 85dB in our dance area and 40dB at our boundary.

Failure to comply with our Terms and Conditions may result in additional charges being levied against the client.

To secure your booking a deposit of $2000.00 is required. This can be paid by cheque, cash or direct into our Bank account below  Bridgewater Country Estate - Kiwibank - 38-9018-0744666-00



We want to say a huge thank you, to you, Tracy and your entire team for making not only the preparation but the entire day run smoothly so that we had nothing to worry about. You are the weather master and we’re so glad we stuck with having the ceremony down by the chapel. 

We’ve had absolutely amazing feedback about the venue as a whole and your staff and how great they were, and also how good the food was. Your chef is incredible. 

We can’t thank you enough, and we’ll be recommending you to everyone we know if they need a venue. 

Thanks heaps,
The Douglas’s

— Codie and Logan —