Our History

The excellence of service offered by the owners and professional team makes Stoneridge a truly incredible experience.

Stoneridge Lodge is the dream child of owner Wayne Gore. When Wayne moved to Lake Hayes with his mother, artist Da Vella Gore, the pair began what has turned into a lifelong passion, reclaiming historic structures and incorporating them into new buildings such as The Chapel by the Lake and Stoneridge Lodge. Buildings crafted from re-cycled timbers and stone, bespoke hand-forged iron work and giant hardwood beams give Stoneridge its distinctive, authentic character and rustic charm.  The property is home to magnificent sprawling gardens, tranquil water features, sculptures and a boutique vineyard, which all represent decades of dedicated and inspired work.









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For more than 15 years, Stoneridge Estate has been regarded by couples around the world as one of the most beautiful wedding venues in New Zealand. Wayne and his wife Suzanne and their family invite you to experience Stoneridge for yourself, one of the finest Luxury Lodges and Function Venues in New Zealand. 

For more information about weddings services visit our site www.weddingsnewzealand.co.nz

"We were lucky enough to stay in the cottage at Stoneridge Estate following our wedding in August 2017. What can I say - it was just perfect! As soon as we arrived we were greeted b..."

- Emily and Pete - September 2017