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Our Wanaka Venue- Dublin Bay

Hi Everyone, welcome to our blog. I am Kristy-lee Gawn and I really love fun.


I am happiest when people are happy and having the best time and day of their lives. Our goal is to help you achieve your dream wedding or event by providing you with the best outdoor event venue in the Wanaka / Otago region.

Hospitality has been a big part of my life since the early days working for the Hyatt group with my brothers in Canberra / Sydney, Australia. This is the time I met my gorgeous husband, Arne who was also working in the hospitality industry at the same time. Arne, is a true Wanaka local and together with his family, owns the beautiful Dublin Bay Wanaka lakefront property where they have called home all of his life. Together we have developed our vision of a pristine outdoor event venue for everyone to come and enjoy. The venue is perfect for outdoor events on so many levels, weddings, parties, concerts, fitness classes and celebrations, you name it, we can do it!

Arne is a passionate landscaper and perfectionist, so has had a vision of developing the site into a beautiful natural space that reflects the beauty of the lake-front water views and the surrounding mountain vista.

I am all about the customer, ensuring the best product, the best service and that the utmost best experience for the client and their guests is achieved. I want your ideas and vision for your function to absolutely come to fruition, I am here to help you create this. Together I think we make a pretty good team!

Dublin Bay Wanaka weddings and events is a private event venue. We are beyond excited to be in a position to share our space with you. This is a 100% family run business, so you can guarantee that myself, my husband and our 3 beautiful children; Paige, Tyler & Kyan will have some sort of input into your magic day. My best friend Chelsea- 2nd in charge (more on her in another blog), her sister Amanda, alongside the beautiful Torte and Paige are our service crew. They are my gorgeous girls and provide exceptional bar service as well as being my closest friends and daughter.

Dublin Bay Wanaka is family run to give you an exceptional and unforgettable experience.

I look forward to sharing with you, over the years, insights into our events, our staff, our clients and our visions.

I am excited about growing you space and sharing so many different outdoor events with all I come across.

Big Love,


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