Testimonials

On our wedding day we were greeted with a fine and sunny day however there had been torrential rain for several days leading up to our wedding and as a result our guests had to contend with surface flooding on the main road and a detour on the way to our wedding!!!  But when they arrived at Argyle Cottage for our ceremony they were led through to the outdoor wedding setting which looked like something out of a movie - any thoughts of the surface flooding were long gone as people mingled and enjoyed the stunning gardens and the day.  Because of the beautiful, unique and varied settings throughout the Argyle Cottage Garden, including an impressive church and ponds, I didn't think it was necessary to drive all around Southland to get that perfect wedding photograph when it existed at Argyle Cottage.  We have some stunning images from that day and wonderful memories.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to Annie and Greg Close for everything they did to make our wedding day so special.  Not only have the created this magical wedding venue complete with stunning gardens, that offer both indoor and outdoor wedding venue options - including a perfect little church.  They are also wonderful hosts that took care of everything!  We could show up, get married, enjoy every moment of our day and not worry about a thing.

-Diane and Matthew

In January we used Argyle Cottage Gardens for our Wedding. Annie and Greg made the whole process very easy and totally stress free. The communication was great and Annie left no stone un turned. She made sure we remembered all the little things. Music, seating, flower arrangements and setting out of food and drinks was all taken care of as well as the big things. Everything was absolutely perfect. If we could do it all over again I wouldn't have changed a thing. Annie and Greg's attention to detail shows in many ways and is highly appreciated by many. We had so many great comments about the Gardens. We cannot thank them enough for hosting our day and making our whole journey one in a life time.


-Hayley and Jeroe

We found Argyle Cottage Gardens to be a perfect venue for our wedding ceremony. The stunning setting blew all of our families and guests away. They were relaxed, happy and had wonderful comments. Annie and Greg (the hosts) were unbelievable from start to finish. Right from our first meeting, they were so accommodating and passionate about what they do, which made what is often a stressful occasion really enjoyable. The attention to detail and running of the day was impeccable, we could not have wished for anything better. No request, visit or question was ever a problem- everything was professional. A big thanks to Annie for also being the most amazing florist, not only for the ceremony but also for our wedding party.
We are truly grateful; it was a day we will always remember.

-Miriam and Brent

We felt extremely lucky to find the perfect venue we'd been looking for in the lead up to our wedding. It is a beautiful setting with all the photo opportunities and amenities needed to make the day special.
The church is beautiful and idyllic and is everything we dreamed of as a wedding venue. We were able to choose multiple photograph locations in the amazing grounds and the pricing was unquestionably competitive.
In our dealings with Annie and Greg they were nothing but accommodating and really made us feel like our day was special. Their passion was evident in the way they assisted both in the build up to the wedding and their help on the day.

-Serena and Andre