My husband and I got married at Matakana Island Retreat in February 2015 and we could not recommend this place more highly. We were planning our wedding from overseas and Mary at Matakana made the whole thing so easy. She was our wedding planner and celebrant on the day. She created the most stunning set up for us, organised our food, entertainment, travel, ceremony…the whole lot. She gave us the most perfect day. The venue is simply breath taking (all of our guests said so) and we just had a perfect, fun, stress free day. Not many brides can say they didn’t stress once through the entire planning of the wedding right through to the end of the wedding day – but I honestly did not stress over anything. Mary had it all covered. The whole thing was so easy and all we had to do was show up and have a blast! Thank you Mary and your team. You truly gave us the best day of our lives. Caroline Scampton