"One day..." we said to each other as we looked out over Millbrook in Arrowtown the day after our wedding, taking in the magnificent display of cascading autumn colour, "one day we will own a piece of land that will make us feel just like we do today."
Well there is nothing like a good shake up to make you realise it's time to make your "one day..." happen. After we lost our home in the 2011 February earthquake, we wondered whether we should stay or whether we should leave the city we call home. We decided to stay and make our "one day..." come true. After 18 months of searching, we finally found the place that felt to us like we had come home. We knew immediately that this was a place to share and we are pleased to be taking bookings for weddings and other special occasions from the 1st of October 2015.
Originally farmland, today Harpers Homestead sits amongst a tree-studded three-acre property designed by landscape architect Alan Izard. It showcases all the beauty the seasons have to offer with its blossoms in spring through to the fiery leaves of autumn. Harpers Homestead overlooks acres of pristine farmland located on the northern banks of the Wamakariri River, just 15 minutes north of Christchurch city. Owned by Andrew and Marina Arps the garden is bounded by the source of Silverstream. A purpose-built reception barn offers a unique guest experience, and a wedding suite offers glorious views and privacy - a sanctuary before and after your special day.
Marina has 30 years of business sales and marketing experience and, for the last 14 years, has run her own consulting business. Whilst Andrew is busy running his own business, he very much supports Marina in the running of Harpers Homestead. Andrew and Marina are no strangers to organising, marketing and running events from weddings to conferences to international product launches. Their signature is creating unforgettable experiences and with this in mind, they have put together packages that help to create unique celebrations.
"Harpers Homestead truly is a place to share."