Zatori Retreat

Zatori Retreat provides an exclusive and utterly gorgeous private wedding venue set in Collingwood. Newly renovated and designed with weddings in mind, this fabulous retreat can cater for all.

Zatori Retreat can provide the complete package, which offers a sensational private lawn area which is large enough for the bride to arrive by private helicopter to make a grand entry and meet the groom and guests.

The beautiful setting is totally private and overlooks the ocean and nearby village provides beautiful lighting in the evening.

We have a large lounge area which opens out onto a huge deck so can cover both indoor and outdoor events depending on the weather. The lawn is large enough to have a marque tent as well to cater for larger groups if required.

Golden Bay has numerous great marriage celebrants, we welcome same sex marriage and we have an excellent local photographer as well. There is a stunning old wharf 300m away which makes an awesome romantic setting for photos as well.

We are fully licenced and can cater for the full wedding breakfast or you can bring in your own favourite chef to take over our kitchen and personalise your special day.


The retreat can offer accommodation for up to 40 guests with a private honeymoon suite included.

Four luxury suites all have their own private decks and plush rooms with private ensuites. The East Wing provides a selection of eight rooms all with awesome views and doors straight onto new huge deck. The East Wing provides rooms with family rooms and queen bed options, three new bathrooms and two lounges.

The Bride & Grooms' Honeymoon

Simply gorgeous plush huge room with massive sliding doors onto private deck with simply huge views. King size bed own lounge, kitchenette and private bathroom will make leaving your room difficult!

Breakfasts can be ordered the night before and delivered to your deck or room daily. Free wifi in room, flat screen TV, iPod dock, and lots of space to relax and chill out and simply enjoy the idyllic surroundings.

Zatori Retreat is fully liquor licenced, so your favourite champagne can be chilling in your fridge daily along with our best boutique beers.

The local helicopter can land on the deck to whisk you away for a gourmet private picnic to 100% secluded beach. You can be delivered and collected later in the day…and pop up to Mt Olympus on your way home to stand on the Lord of the Ring rock…simply sensational day out.

Collingwood village is a 5min walk away which has a great café, dairy, small supermarket, post office and local pub. Ten minutes drive will get you to the famous Mussel Inn, or The Naked Possum Café, or The Old School Café….so lots of different options.

Paddle boards & kayaks available plus lots of local knowledge and advice on how to make your stay absolutely perfect and your honeymoon memorably special.


Zatori Retreat is locally owned and operated by Tracey Walker, who is a local, born and bred in Takaka. The name Zatori comes from an amalgatmation of her childrens' names, Zara, Tor & Ari…makes Zatori. Tracey's children are 5th generation Golden Bay, so it’s a pleasure and honour for her to own one of Golden Bay's most special and prominent properties and bring new life into a gracious old gem.

Zatori is a grand old home that has provided a comforting place of rest and healing for most of Golden Bay. Zatori started ife in the 1940's as Joan Whiting, a Midwifery, Hospital and Rest Home. Tracey has lovingly restored and refurbished this grand old lady, to the luxury retreat is is today.

Contact Tracy at Zatori

Give Tracy a call to discuss your wedding or pop out and have a look around. She would love to host your wedding at Zatori.

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2321 Takaka-Collingwood Hwy
Collingwood, Golden Bay
New Zealand