Here's what our beautiful couples had to say ....

We had the most magical elopement with the Sunlovers Retreat.  Donna took care of every detail so that we didn't have any stress to worry about on the day, she was always one step ahead with any questions we had.  The accomodation was beautiful and it really felt like a home away from home with an awesome Kiwiana feel - a quiet, peaceful location with the most breathtaking views. Donna and her daughter Amy really made us feel at home and went the extra mile to make our stay and our wedding day perfect. Thank you so much we can't wait to come back and celebrate anniversaries at this lovely location.

Paula and James, 2022

We were looking for a stress free, minimal fuss elopement and that's exactly what we got. Donna was great to communicate with and made the whole process so easy. The accommodation was stunning and beautifully decorated with amazing views. The wedding day was so smoothly put together by Donna and we were absolutely thrilled with how the day went. The services that Donna employed for photography, hair and makeup, flowers, and even dinner were fantastic, super friendly and exactly what we were after.

Bianca and Kendall, 2022

Thank you Donna for being everything we were hoping for in a Wedding Celebrant.......relaxed, fun, caring and sincere. We wanted a laidback ceremony that was about us and that is exactly what you gave us. From the initial planning zoom call (from the UK), right through to the big day, you were always there to answer questions, make suggestions and you were so flexible with all the last-minute changes! Chatting to the residents of Tairua about our upcoming wedding, it became evident to us that you have a wonderful reputation and many friends who assured us we had found a special person to marry us. Thank you Donna for everything!

Paul & Tania Konetsky, Devon, UK, 2023

Our elopement was perfect in every way and it’s all thanks to Donna! We were worried about planning our international elopement on such short notice (less than 1 month!) but Donna took care of everything – the planning and the day of our elopement was completely stress free. She booked the most amazing B&B for us, and even provided all the extras of a large wedding (flowers, treats & champagne!) which really made our elopement feel so special.  She knows all the best suppliers and booked us an amazing photographer and a fantastic makeup & hair stylist. We will most certainly be visiting Donna in Tairua again!

Stephen and Nicole, USA, 2024

I don't know how to put into words how truly amazing Sunlover Retreat, Donna and the Elopement Package is! Everything and I mean everything was beyond perfect. The accommodation is superb, Donna is an amazing host who was so helpful, lovely and accommodating and our Elopement was just magical. We could not fault the day in any way, there is nothing we would change. If anything, we just want to relive it. I couldn't recommend it higher.

Hayley and Matt, 2022