Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa

Welcome to Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa, your home away from home in Martinborough, just a 90 minute drive from Wellington. Located on 14 acres of beautiful Wairarapa country, Brackenridge offers you the complete country experience. Our idyllic tranquil setting means that you have the perfect base to experience the Wairarapa

You'll find everything you need to make yourself at home in our accommodation including continental breakfast provisions for self-catering.  You are welcome to bring your dog (Selected Two Bedroom Cottages only).

The Brackenridge Spa offers a full treatment menu of body treatments and massage, specialised facials, hair removal as well as wedding make-up, eyelash extensions, manicures and pedicures.

Please note, you are required to have a current Vaccine Certificate to stay at Brackenridge, or to enjoy the facilities, such as the Day Spa, Pool and Gym.



The perfect break in the picturesque countryside of Martinborough.


Weddings & Events


Whether you are both planning a small, private wedding or celebrating with many we are here to help. Our venue has the ability to host up to 120 people for your ceremony and reception.



Brackenridge Spa

Take a dip in the pool, challenge yourself to a tough workout or visit our beauty therapists where they will have you look and feel your best.


Complete Country
Indulgence Package

Country Indulgence

One nights accommodation in a Studio, with a bottle of bubbles & a cheese platter on arrival plus dinner for two at Tirohana, including pickup and drop off, & $100.00 Spa treatment of your choice.


Your Dream Wedding at Brackenridge

Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa is a stunning country-style wedding venue in Martinborough, Wairarapa. Featuring expansive lawns and gardens, open fires and sunny veranda’s, all set amidst rolling country hills. We are the perfect wedding venue with beautiful spaces to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. There are also plenty of photographic opportunities onsite, plus accommodation and a day spa.

Whether you are both planning a small, private wedding or celebrating with many we are here to help. Our venue has the ability to host up to 120 people for your ceremony and reception.

So you can choose the style and space that meets your vision. Outdoors in the white rose garden, under the pear trees or inside our banquet room with roaring fires.

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they say

We both really enjoyed working with both Courtnay and Brackenridge. Courtnay's approach made the overall wedding planning process light hearted, while maintaining professionalism, during what could usually be a stressful time.

Maggie & Sam, December 2019

All the staff were lovely and friendly to work with, the accommodation was great. I can't think of a bad thing to say!
The venue was so beautiful, I didn't have to worry about not seeing it in person because I had so many friends who had been there telling me how great it was.

Jenni & Phil, February 2020

Brackenridge is a homely, romantic, down to earth luxury establishment. If you want a wedding where the whole family can stay on site in an exclusive part of beautiful Martinborough, Brackenridge is the place.

Erika & Max, October 2019

We are so so appreciative of everything Courtnay and the rest of the team at Brackenridge did for us to make our dream day a reality. Everyone has been talking about how it was so beautiful and how much fun they had!  We just absolutely loved everything.

Natasha & Daeshan, May 2021

Brackenridge - what an amazing wedding venue! There aren't many places you can find that include a great spot for the ceremony/ reception and onsite accommodation all in one place - with an added bonus of allowing dogs too! We had the absolute BEST day and had so many compliments on this venue. Courtnay was so organised, easy to communicate with and brought a lot of energy which helped when planning our wedding there. We could not recommend Brackenridge enough! 

Gemma & Sam, March 2021

Conferences at Brackenridge

Whether you are planning a small, private or large conference, meeting or function, Brackenridge is, quite simply, the most flexible space in the Wairarapa. Catering up to 150 people, Brackenridge specialises in hosting the small to medium events, with a main room for presentations that divides into two large meeting rooms and a further two smaller break out spaces. Perfect for a changing daily programme.

Brackenridge is superb for those small team planning meetings with access to meet in one of the ten settler style cottages; this provides delegates with a private space to meet as well as accommodate.

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