- Grand 1900's mud brick homestead on banks of the Clutha River
- Breakfast in the gazebo
- Relax in the outdoor cedar hot tub
- Boutique Pinot Noir Vineyard
- Historic gold mining township
- Museum 5 min walk
- Clyde Hydro Electric dam 10 min walk
- Otago Central Rail trail 5 min bike ride to start
- Herb Museum 10 min walk
- Train Station Museum 10 min walk
Many a happy couples say “I do” at Hartley House’s charming garden wedding setting. As a private garden wedding venue, it is appropriate for a small intimate wedding or for up to 120 guests for your special day.
Beautiful cottage gardens, expansive lawns, the latticed white gazebo and the charming ambiance of a historic town, this is the picture perfect Central Otago wedding venue.
A wedding photographer’s dream location for memorable photos, our wedding venue offers endless opportunities for romantic photos.
Our historic homestead can offer accommodation for the bridal party for the night before and also provide plenty of space for the bride and bridal party to prepare and anticipate the big event. The historic homestead also provides bathrooms for wedding guests. Our self-contained romantic apartment aptly named The Retreat, is perfect for the special honeymoon stay.
For stress-free wedding planning, we can help arrange invitations, catering, flowers and a photographer. Hartley House is perfect as your ceremony wedding venue and accommodation, and we can recommend for you an ideal reception venue from the variety of options available in Clyde or in the region.
The sweeping lawn and lovely old trees which frame Hartley homestead prepare one for the gracious accommodation within.
Hosts, Melanie and Rex have chosen to relinquish their high pressure city lives for the more sedate pace of Central Otago. They have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into the renovation of the homestead and also into learning about the history of the town and the area. The local community are welcoming and interested in their project.
Clyde is fast becoming a destination in its own right, it is the perfect place to spend at least a couple of nights either at the beginning or at the completion of the Otago Central Rail Trail and its proximity to wineries and ski fields makes it a perfect base summer or winter. The township is charmingly historic with a number of museums, cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the Homestead.
A collection of art, some dating back to the 1800s, some modern and of course some produced by Melanie who is herself an established artist in her own right, adorns Hartley Homestead, complimenting the carefully designed décor. Melanie and Rex have managed to renovate sympathetically, retaining the integrity of the building and providing the creature comforts guests expect. The private, self contained apartment in the grounds provides another accommodation option.
An evening glass of wine on the expansive verandah provides an opportunity to learn a little about the area from very knowledgeable hosts, sample some local cheeses and get a feel for the civilised pace of life in the deep south. A soak in the hot tub after a leisurely dinner in the village and the relaxation sets in well and truly. The mature fruit trees in the grounds, relics from Molyneaux Orchard, provide the preserves and jams served for breakfast at Hartley Homestead and the Pinot Noir vines at the rear of the property are in full production.
Breakfast: Continental +
Notes: Children welcome in The Retreat.
Tariffs valid to 30 Sept 2012; new rates posted Oct 1, 2012.
Family dog on site
SB = Sofa Bed S = Single T = Twin KS = King Single D = Double Q = Queen K = King SK = Super King
SK/T = Super King converts to 2 singles/Twin R = Rollaway
EN = Ensuite PR = Private GS = Guest Share FS = Famiy Share
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Located next to camping ground. There are 2 directional 'bed & breakfast' signs located on the power poles: cnr. Sunderland & Pyke Sts (bowling club) and Blyth & Pyke Sts (down from Post Office Cafe)