“I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a great birthday present and to strengthen our relationship. The getaway (along with the card game) allowed us to become closer and understand each other better. We also made a no cell phone rule while at the getaway to allow us to connect better. Loved every minute”.
“It was excellent, definitely worth it”.
“The main reason I booked with RG was all of the clearly laid out information both on the website and through our email correspondence. I was looking at romantic getaways on a few different sites but I felt very comfortable with exactly what I would get through RG and that helped me make my decision. I also liked the pictures and what I had heard about Hanmer Springs. Thank you very much, the getaway was perfect for my proposal”.
Austin DeLonge – USA
“Natasha, has been fantastic throughout. I had a big problem at the start because I was looking for an “Engagement Planner” instead of “Wedding Planner” and had a hard time finding one online. I emailed a few wedding planner companies that I found and one of them was RG. Natasha was the very first one who was very responsive and replied almost immediately. Natasha was able to relate to what I intended to do and gave me a few ideas and solutions unlike other companies I contacted who were not very keen for my business because my preparation time was only 45 days away from initial contact. I wanted this special moment to be photo and video recorded and she managed to find two outstanding companies which my fiancé and I are really happy with the quality they produced. Their final result is a masterpiece and we couldn’t have been more happier with the result. Thank you so much Natasha for your responsiveness, transparency, honesty, for going that extra mile and for your attitude which made this special moment for us so memorable”.
Tommy William – Singapore
“I would just like to thank you very much for our weekend away that you made special for us! As I was not involved with any of the planning or organisation of it made it so much more special. I have already told all our friends about our delightful getaway! O my before I forget…the chocolates were absolutely divine! Thanks again”.
“My sister gave us a voucher to use on my birthday and it was nice just to sit back catch up and just talk as we have both been very busy. Loved not having a TV! We enjoyed our experience. Thanks Natasha”.
“I chose to use Romantic Gestures because of the professionalism and experience they have in organizing special weekends away. This proved to be a fantastic choice because everything went smoothly, the venue and hosts were great and Hannah and I now have wonderful memories of the weekend which we will cherish forever”.
Andrew Gray – Hamilton
“Booking with you greatly benefited our relationship as the place was like stepping into another world, cut off from the busy rush of reality. The hamper was amazing!! So delicious! The getaway felt magical and special – exactly what I was looking for when booking this trip”.
C.M & J.C – Auckland
“Thank you for all of your help and guidance during the wedding planning process. You’ve been beyond helpful!”
Jody Gaskell – Palmerston North
“Was a great weekend thanks to you. We were after somewhere close to Wellington, which gave us something different. You answering us quickly helped with the decision to book with you. The weekend helped our relationship by allowing us to forget about things other then us”.
Suzanne and Ken – Wellington
“We absolutely LOVED the wagon, it was the most incredible way to end the day and we were so pleased we did it. Thank you so so much for the wonderful job you did with all the bits and bobs too, they were lovely”.
Richard and Katie Kneller – Wedding Night Accommodation
“My wife and I had a memorable stay at Geraldine Gateway during our visit to beautiful NZ last year. The place is a Gem… immaculate, very comfy and romantic with quiet surroundings, and the reception by the hosts were nothing less than impeccable! We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub under a starry winter’s night and sipping champagne at the same time made it such a magical experience. Not to forget the wonderful dinner and couples massage as well. My wife couldn’t stop singing praises of how much she enjoyed the massage at the day spa. Whilst we had visited NZ numerous times in the past, that particular trip was one of the best, all made possible simply because of you, Ms. Oliver. Thank you very much for the gift box and making all arrangements seem so effortless! We will surely be back for more in future”.
Davis and Ann Yeo – Singapore
“We were wanting to find a romantic getaway without having to go through holiday homes and other accommodation so booking through Romantic Gestures guaranteed a romantic getaway. Booking through Romantic Gestures was smooth and easy to do which kept the stress away so we could simply enjoy our stay”.
Shane and Marie Scott
“We loved the fact the Romantic Gestures is so personal. From the moment we called to inquire we felt like our vacation was planned just for us. It was nice to deal with the same person every time we called, it was so easy to plan the perfect getaway for us! This weekend was great for our relationship because it allowed us to reconnect on a lot of different levels. All of the personal touches like the gift box, chocolates, etc we’re amazing!”
Krissy and Jeff – Canada
“It was awesome thank you. She was super lovely and the preview of pics were awesome. She made me feel very comfortable.”
Mrs Sarah Jankiewicz – Boudoir Photo Shoot
“We found the interaction easy and proactive. You offered to find something else for me which may suit- took the hassle out. We were after a no hassle night away in peace to focus on us – we definitely got this. The spot was lovely and the couple extremely friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was amazing and the chocolates out of this world.”
Kelly Symmons – Wellington
“Wow wow wow is all I have to say … we booked a Valentine’s picnic through Romantic Gestures and the food was AMAZING!!! My partner and I own our own catering company in Christchurch so for once was so lovely to be catered for, the chicken salad we had was the best salad I think I have ever eaten YUMMY! ”
Sheree & Kostas – Christchurch
“I enjoyed how particular the instructions and directions were which made us enjoy each others company more and didn’t have to think too much on the when and the how part of our getaway/break”.
Steve & Nikki Lee – Huntly
“Once again thank you for everything. The great communication and made easy approach, took the hassle out of organising anything else”.
Cornel & Tatanja Janse van Rensburg – Christchurch
“Thank you for arranging our Anniversary getaway we had a great time and the cottage where we stayed was awesome, private and had a lovely homely feel about it. It had everything we needed in it with your lovely box of goodies there on arrival. Thanks again for everything, we certainly will be recommending your service to any friend who would like to have a romantic getaway like we did”.
Karine & Grant Harrison – Wanganui
“Thank you for the experience. I felt the communication with Romantic Gestures was stress free and very easy to book through. We stayed at the WOW Out West accommodation and just loved every minute of it. It was everything I had imagined and more! The wagon was just amazing and everything had been thought of, the outside bath was lovely under the stars and the swing seat perfect to have some bubbles and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Highly recommend for a special occasion”.
Carol & Jeremy – Christchurch
“Amazing!!! Such quality products, effective communication and very quick delivery!! Recommend to all and I will definitely be shopping here again!!!”
Lauryn Ryder – Otautau
“Absolutely love our sand ceremony kit, Natasha is lovely to deal with. We will definitely be ordering more goodies off you. Thanks so much!”
Jess McAven – Auckland
“I couldn’t speak higher of Natasha and how she helped me with what I needed. Excellent service, communication and delivery was super fast. Made my wedding planning easier. Thank you so much!!!!!”
Felicity Stewart – Dannevirke
“Wow, what can I say. I was looking to purchase a garden arch for our wedding, but they were either flimsy or way too expensive. I saw a notice of Natasha’s mentioning they could get things at a good price, so I messaged her. That was last Thursday. She was going on a well deserved break Friday, but I still had my beautiful archway when I got home from work Tuesday. Awesome communication, service and very caring. Many thanks Natasha, it is just perfect”.
Justine Carlaw – Christchurch
“Thank you so much for everything. Will definitely recommend you to all our friends and family. The gift box arrived today. Such a lovely combination”.
Eunice & Raymond -Waikanae
“Quick response to our queries from the word go. Service itself was good, professional, quick and painless”.
Thomas Laubscher – Christchurch
“First off – I can’t stop raving about your excellent planning skills!!! Haha!! You went above and beyond what I was expecting to arrive to!!!! Natasha – you were so easy to deal with!! I obviously had a lot of questions and queries because I’m usually the organiser and not used to handing over the reins to someone else. The experience was something neither of us has ever done before!! So much so that Shane was almost in tears at the effort you went to with the little extras”.
Alice & Shane – Queenstown/Wanaka
“Everything was great, thank you so much. Natasha was very helpful which made everything easy and simple to book and no question no matter how silly was a bother to her and she got back to me quickly which made things far less stressful seeing as we were only a couple of weeks or less out from our wedding”.
Mrs Jess Wright – Christchurch
“Upon arrival I headed to the beauty room for a divine massage and facial. Dinner was lovely, we did our Couple Conversation cards, which was a great thing to do over dinner. Our relationship has benefited from booking with you because neither of us had to do any of the organising, and it really was a surprise opening the big red box. Both times you’ve organised our wedding anniversary we’ve been thrilled with the weekend”.
Sharon & Kevin – Christchurch
“Your website was great and showed all options in a very appealing way. I made a booking which was easy and stress free. I tend to be the organiser/details person between us so this was made very easy for me and you gave me trust that all would work as arranged”. The cottage was gorgeous. OMG the truffles were amazing!”
Julie Scott – Canterbury
“What a lovely place for a night away to get away from it all, we had a great time. Since we are in the middle of wedding planning and invite writing it was nice to put this aside and just concentrate on us again”.
Bronwyn & Glenn – Ashburton
“It was the best decision to pick you for our surprise Marriage Proposal while on holiday in NZ. Thank You. Upon seeing the video of it, Isabel cried. Perfect. We love it. Thank you so much”.
Andreas & Isabel – Germany
“Our time in Taihape was amazing. I don’t think we have slept so well in so long. We enjoyed the spa and the food was plentiful and amazing. I can’t rave about it enough. It was truly worth it. Thank you. The best thing I loved about it…..no cellphone reception! Exactly what we needed!!!!!!!”
Duncan & Leigh – Taupo
“By booking this In Home Chef package with Romantic Gestures™, we received great service at such short notice and were also supplied a variety of options. Overall, the service was professional, prompt and easy”
Emma & Pete Mcrae – Christchurch
“My parents had an awesome time celebrating their 10th anniversary, it was perfect. They have come back more relaxed and comfortable with themselves. Your website is the best place to go”
Natasha and Co are amazing! Keeping in touch yearly to start with. So lovely and heartfelt.
Vicky & Al Ingham
Firstly we would like to thank you for setting this all up, in such a lovely peaceful environment. We loved every minute of our romantic weekend away to celebrate Sammie’s 21st. Just having time to ourselves without technology, it’s perfect. I felt just like a princess – it was just what I needed.
Ben & Sammie – Wanganui
Hi Natasha, I would like to thank you for helping me out with the hire of one of your limo’s for my wedding on the 30th April. Two weeks before the wedding the Limo I had booked was cancelled, causing me some stress. You and my daughter worked together to give me a Limo for one hour at the price I was expecting to pay — I thank you so much for this as it did become very stressful leading up to the wedding with our disco cancelling also. So thank you Natasha from the bottom of my heart 🙂
Wendy Quartly – nee Owen
What amazing people you are and you do an amazing job 🙂 with a limo pulling out on us 10 days before a wedding , the bride to be woke up stressed and you have taken all of that off her shoulders!
Megan Shuker – Christchurch
Thanks so much for the urgent delivery of a gourmet picnic hamper to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary while on holiday in New Zealand. It was a great night and we ended up staying at Ashburton. Relaxed with some wine and delicious treats. Thanks for all your help!
Adrian Smith – Australia
We were very happy with service we received. No complaints at all. The table setting was beautiful and I really appreciated the little touches and thoughtful details. The ribbons around the curtains and chairs was a nice touch. A lovely treat! The meal was beautiful and I have already recommended you to a friend. Again the details and extra touches were presented so beautifully. Thanks again 🙂
Joelle and Dwayne Goodall – Christchurch
We were extremely happy, it exceeded our expectations. We had the best experience. The restaurant was a real treat too. We really enjoyed indulging in the goodies from the gift box, it was such a lovely surprise. We had a lot of fun when it came to the pillow talk cards, definitely a memorable part of the night. It was a wonderful birthday celebration, couldn’t have been any better. We can’t wait for our next romantic getaway!
Henry and Leanne – Auckland
The service and gift box provided by you were indeed the highlights and the Pillow Talk Cards were great.
Mr and Mrs Dhingra – Auckland
We had such a wonderful time away, it was exactly what we were hoping it was going to be and more. The service was amazing, so friendly but professional and just all round fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon and it was the little things that made it romantic, the spa, candles, meals being delivered to our room and flowers in every room. Thank you for everything, it was truly fantastic.
Thomas and Hannah Connolly – Taranaki
We wanted to spend our Wedding Anniversary in Auckland. Natasha recommended, and organised, the 5-star Executive Auckland package for us. Upon arrival there were rose petals arranged beautifully on the bed, with a Romantic Gestures gift box and an anniversary present. There were also a platter of chocolates, fruit and a bottle of bubbles. These personal touches made our stay special, which we wouldn’t have had if we’d made the booking ourselves. We thoroughly recommend using Romantic Gestures, as it is the personal touches that make your occasion special and is hassle free with an element of surprise.
Kevin and Sharon Pattinson – Christchurch
A huge thank you to Natasha for the hampers you make up for us for our clients. They are quality hampers that have amazing presentation, and our clients absolutely love them.
Ashleigh – Property Consultant
Your Cozy Cottage hosts are awesome and everything was more than expected. The pillow talk cards are a bit silly but nice idea although the rest of the contents of the gift box were very useful.
Tobias & Rebecca
On arrival we jumped straight into the Spa, chilled out for a wee bit, had our Romantic 3 course dinner and then back into the Spa we went! Much needed body recovery. It sure did exceed expectations. We knew there was going to be a view but I really had no idea how amazing it was going to be. The spot was perfect, the cottage was perfect. It couldn’t have been more enjoyable. The contents of the box were useful for sure! The chocolates were a yummy treat after dinner. We used the bath salts in the bath on Sunday morning which was great with our sore bodies and we used the body oil for massages last night back at home. We LOVED it thank-you.
Tyrone & Maxine
Thank you for the two most relaxing and romantic days that we needed. The added touch of ‘Romantic Gestures‘ was fantastic. We most definitely will be talking about this wee piece of paradise that is your West Coast Wonder. It is really a most magical spot. Outdoor baths under the stars is like being in heaven. And the meals were incredible also. Thank you so much.
Rick and Leeanne
Our girls weekend in Wellington was fantastic. Highlight was the meal.
Deb & Rachel
The weekend was wonderful. We were very happy with the service and the food and wine was excellent. We enjoyed being in our own wee haven for the night. The cards were a hit, a great way to explore conversation and just something a little different that we don’t normally do.
Deb & Te Puni
Thank you for the gift box. we enjoyed the massage oil. We had a lovely time away. Thank you again.
Grant and Adie
Our Romantic Getaway was absolutely fantastic. Even better than could ever be wished for. Sooo relaxing!! Perfect!!!! Everything about the experience was just brilliant!! The Romantic Delights Box is a really good idea. The chocolate was absolutely DELICIOUS. Where can we purchase more from?? Please!!
Danny & Shona
Michael and myself, would like to say a big THANKS to you and everybody who helped to organize this special weekend for us at Milton Magic. We were touched with the little extras that were provided for us, such as a wonderful Gift basket (we enjoyed the pillow talk cards – we have had so much fun sitting in front of the fire and answering the questions). These experiences were far beyond what we both expected, the place was stunning and spotless. We both love the outdoors so this place was just perfect for a few walks and to get lost in nature. My favorite bit was having a bath underneath the stars – priceless. I think this is a wonderful place for an occasion like this, for people who love to get lost and don’t want to be reached or simply don’t want to be found at all.
So once again Natasha many thanks and we are looking forward to our different paradise holiday in the new future.
Michael and Marianna Inch
Thoroughly enjoyed the gift of a Romantic Getaway to Kaikoura Views. Absolutely loved the outdoor bath along with your gift box. So enjoyable, thank you.
Our trip away was wonderful and the service we received from you was amazing, so quick with the short notice. The location was perfect, a real Romantic Getaway and was lovely to have everything all organised. Thank you.
Maria Donnelly – Director
Liz was the winner of our “50 Shades of Grey” giveaway and here is what she had to say after receiving her prize. “A BIG THANK YOU from Chris and I. It was great to get out with Chris and enjoy the movie together on the big screen. The seating was great”
Liz & Chris Goslin
Mum was very happy with the voucher. Thanks for your effort, and accommodating our budget and options. The voucher looks great. Juliet & I would be more than happy to use your services again.
Ainsley Williamson (Australia)
“Thank you very much for organising our awesome night at your Hanmer Hideaway. It was great and in a beautiful location. Having the gift box in our room upon arrival was much appreciated, thank you”.
Pippa and I loved the wine flutes and the beautiful packaging! Made our anniversary that more special! Thank you again for all you have done.
Michael & Pippa Langdon
We were happy with the service we received. We were given a later check out time which was fantastic and much appreciated it was great to sleep in and not rush out the door after breakfast (it made our morning much more enjoyable). The getaway is such a beautiful place. We really enjoyed the gift box – particularly the chocolates and the oil. The bath salts were a nice touch and we look forward to using them now that we are back at home. Thanks Natasha, we had a great time.
Laura & Tim
We appreciate the personal contact and service and not going through a hotel booking/call service, it made the booking easier, friendlier and put my mind at ease that all will be taken care of. What we’ve experienced was quite lovely. We just loved the way the room was decorated and we both were so excited to open the gift box with all the goodies and loved the Pillow talk cards. The gift box was tasteful and romantic in a sophisticated manner, we had great laughs going through the pillow talk cards, we have been together for 25 years and married 20 years this year, and we were so surprised with the answers we gave each other!! The gift box and lovely service made us feel very special. I planned a romantic evening but unfortunately I was feeling sick and with the sudden drizzling and spit rain we could not enjoy the spa and outside garden as much as we wanted to, but surprisingly we both had I think an even better time because we went through the gift box, had laughs, quiet time, relaxed and just be in the moment and spend most time inside the room. The host was awesome, friendly and gave it a personal touch and homely feel. The food was great, home cooked meals!! The massages were great and relaxing and just what we both needed. We had a great time, thank you for everything.
Cecile & Craig Wetdewich
The holiday was amazing, was so nice to be away we both really enjoyed it… it was a lovely little place to stay and have recommended it to friends of ours…
Will and Fiona celebrated their 1st Wedding Anniversary in our Raglan Retreat and “everything was lovely, thank you very much! It was the perfect weekend getaway. “Romantic Gestures found a neat getaway retreat for my husband and I’s first year anniversary. Secret from me, the trip was lovely and RG included a cute little Romantic Delights Gift Box haha. Thanks kindly from the both of us”.
Will & Fiona Smal
Sarah had purchased a popcorn bucket to create a popcorn themed Christmas present for her son.
Hey Natasha, he loved it, I filled the bucket with candy, popcorn, coke and the tickets. Their were a few jealous family members lol. Thanks for all your help!
Thank you very much for organizing our night away – it was what we needed. The cottage was just beautiful.
Malcolm & Megan Baker
Highly recommend Romantic Gestures to anyone and everyone!! Superb setup! Thanks again Natasha.
Becks and her fiance Rick enjoyed our Room Staging service so much that Rick proposed to Beck’s and she said yes. Congratulations you two. We look forward to watching your journey together.
Here is the link to their video testimonial.
We were very happy with the level of service received, thank you. It was stunning. WOW Out West is an amazing spot and we would highly recommend others having a romantic getaway there as well. It was exactly what we wanted and was perfect
Liz & Michael
Rowena and her husband Rick were the winners of our recent Romantic Getaway giveaway. They were treated to a Deluxe Getaway including High Tea the following day. Rowena sent through the following comments about their prize:
Thank you so much for our `prize package`. We had an amazing night and fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary. Its not often that we get to have a night away from the kids so we absolutely loved it. Yes it was the first time that we had been to a High Tea. It probably would not be something that Rick and I would have done so we were both thankful for the opportunity and really enjoyed it. The food was amazing. Our night was fantastic. It was wonderful to get to the room to find it decorated with the rose petals, wine and chocolates, it gave the room a personal feel. We would definitely recommend your services to any friends that we knew if they were going to be getting engaged or wanted a weekend away.
Rowena & Rick Waihi
Lynne contacted me to organise a surprise gift for her husband for their 31st Wedding Anniversary. She chose our Movie Night Bucket which included goodies for them to enjoy a romantic night at home. A suitable film title was chosen and the Bucket was sent to her husband at work as part of the surprise. Lynne contacted me after her husband had received his surprise gift to tell me that he loved it, thank you. Congratulations Lynne and Trevor on 31 fantastic years.
A friend of Kirstys had recommended that she book a Romantic Getaway through Romantic Gestures. Kirsty made the booking and was very happy with the service she received from us in particularly the prompt replies at the last minute. Kirstys booking earnt her a complimentary bottle of wine which exceeded their expectations. Upon her return she wrote to say thanks for all of your help and the bottle of wine! It was a great weekend and the hosts were amazing!! Kirsty will now be passing on her recommendations to her friends.
Our Staveley Sweetheart getaway was fantastic and the hosts were absolutely fantastic, could not have asked for better. Your service has been amazing!! Replies and communication was fast which is much appreciated and exceeded our expectations.
Chaya wanted a personalised gift for the recipient of her voucher which was for her Father In Law as it was his birthday recently. We designed a personalised voucher and she tells me her Father In Law and Mother In Law are so excited about the voucher and are looking forward to booking it. Congratulations on your birthday Bob. I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to make your booking.
Vicky wanted somewhere special for her and husband Al to celebrate their 4th Wedding Anniversary. Her first choice was booked so I found her an equally stunning and suitable location to celebrate in. Upon her return she sent me this feedback:
I was very happy with the services I received in booking this getaway. It was such a joy to not have to trawl the Book a Bach websites myself and the convenience of your help was greatly appreciated. You exceeded our expectations with the recommendations on activities to do and where to eat. I was just initially expecting to be left to figure it out ourselves. I would heartily recommend your services to others. The experience was plenty enjoyable. I think if you did any more work, I’d never have been able to come back home 🙂
Vicky & Al Ingham
We were very happy with the service and loved how the cabin was set up with candles and the wood burner made it very romantic. It met all my expectations and my wife just loved it. I will be sure to tell my friends about your website.
Thank you for an amazing weekend – Ian (Cozy Cottage) was a great host! We were extremely happy with the service received! It was everything that we asked for and more. Our expectations were exceeded by the quality of the accommodation and service. We will defiantly recommend your services to our friends and family.
We had an absolutely stunning time at Methven Magic. It’s an amazing little place with gorgeous features and we loved it! We had fantastic weather too so that made it even better. Thank you so much for organising it at such short notice and for doing all you did to arrange it for us. We will certainly be coming back to you for our anniversary plans, although we’ll definitely plan a little further ahead next time!
Kerry and Alan
WOW !!!! What a fantastic night away. The wagon was simply amazing. Marie had no idea where I was taking her and she was totally blown away by the experience. Would definitely recommend to other people. And I will also keep in mind the other venues that you have for another occasion.
Thanks a million
Thank you so much for our recent stay at Methven Magic. It was perfect. The breakfast provisions were more then adequate. It was lovely. Andrea is a wonderful host and I am happy to announce that we are now engaged as my fiance proposed to me during our stay.