Small, Relaxed, Classy and Green

Small, Relaxed, Classy and Green
Harriet laughs that “definitely I was taking notes for my own wedding” when she worked front of house at Ruth Pretty Catering weddings while at Wellington Girls’ College and Victoria University. She may not have imagined that when she married Rob, they would be living in Dubai, and craving green...

Toast Martinborough 2019

Toast Martinborough 2019
A fun day at Toast Martinborough often signals the start of summer – a chance to wear that new outfit and kick back with your friends to the irresistible combination of festive wine, food and music. Did you know our partnership with Ata Rangi Wines is the longest-running show at...

Long Live Lewis’s

Long Live Lewis’s
It’s a very special occasion when a family company celebrates its 75th birthday, so a surprise day of fun and great food was planned for all 66 staff members at furnishing specialists Lewis’s. The catch? They had to prepare lunch, competing in a Cook-Off like real chefs in the Springfield...

Happy, Relaxed and Outdoors

Happy, Relaxed and Outdoors
Jason and Jenna wanted a relaxed outdoor wedding reception that “felt happy”. “We certainly got it, at Ata Rangi vineyard in Martinborough” they said, and laughed at the candid images of Jase sweeping his beautiful bride off her feet among the vines. “Finding a venue that gave us the vibe...

A Beast of a Barbecue

A Beast of a Barbecue
When Mitsubishi Motors hosted 40 dealers and hire companies for a day in Wellington recently, spread over five days, they were greeted at the airport by a Beastly line up: a dozen of the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton – Beast Mode vehicles. No sedate motorway travel for this group: they hit...

Eight Days of Racing Hospitality

Eight Days of Racing Hospitality
The Ruth Pretty team went to the Karaka Yearling Sale in January -- not to buy any of the spectacularly beautiful young horses, but to help the prestigious Waikato Stud provide hospitality for its guests and prospective buyers.  “Very few of our events last eight days.  Waikato Stud hosted up...

Small, Beautiful and Perfect - Springfield

Small, Beautiful and Perfect - Springfield
Rachael and Andrew agreed they wanted a “relaxed family wedding that allowed us to spend quality time with all our guests, in a kid-friendly, accessible, and beautiful environment”.  They chose the garden at Ruth and Paul Pretty’s Springfield.  “It was the perfect solution: we definitely achieved our wish list with...

Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall

Celebrating a Milestone at Prefab Hall
Everyone loves a birthday party, especially birthdays ending in 0. To celebrate his 40th, James and Morag wanted a relaxed event where friends and family could mingle easily, with interesting food and drinks, and room for music and dancing. Prefab Hall in Wellington, set up with bars and food stations,...

Christmas Wedding at Prefab Hall

Christmas Wedding at Prefab Hall
Living in London, Belinda and James chose to have their Wellington wedding between Christmas and New Year. “That was a convenient time for friends also living overseas to get time off work to come to New Zealand for our big day,” James explained. “Mostly it wasn't an issue finding suppliers...